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     Date Submitted:13-01-2013
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     Current job:Postdoctoral research fellow
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsPower electronic system engineer
    CV

    Current Position: Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen

    Availability: 2 months

     

    Objective

    A highly qualified researcher and experienced decision maker with a wide ranging skills base. An individual with excellent leadership and interpersonal skills gained through experiences in the academia and within industrial science roles, a motivated team player with the ability to work on own initiative. With over 18 year experience in Electrical/Electronic industry in designing and developing, I am looking for a senior power electronic role in a professional research and development team, where my skills can contribute to the productivity of the team.

     

    See full testimonials at my LinkedIn profile.

    Skill Summary

     

    Power Electronic for Space Applications

    Good knowledge of design and implementation of satellite power subsystem

    Smart Grid and HVDC

    HVDC Grid performance; fault and cost analysis of different topologies

    Wind Farm Modeling

    Modeling 1GW wind farm based on PMSG and DFIG

    Solar Energy and Photovoltaic Applications

    In-door and out-door qualification tests of a solar panel (IEC61215)

    Design and implementation of solar panel MPPT using intelligent algorithms

    Solar cell/panel modeling

    DC/DC Converter and Switching Power Supply

    Full detail design of Flyback, Push-Pull, Half/Full bridge topologies

    Stability analysis and EMC requirements

    Efficiency estimation and its improvement

    Energy Storage Systems

    Charge regulator for Ni-Cd, Ni-H2 and Li-Ion batteries

    Mathematical modelling of Ni-H2

    Flywheel as an energy storage system

    Motor Drive and Control

    AC motors driver and controller (PID and vector control)

    DC, stepper and BLDC motor drivers and controllers

    Teaching and Thesis Conduction

    Lecturer in Electrical/Electronic Engineering

    Project Management and Supervision

    Leadership of an engineering team

    Peer Review

    Journals reviewer

    Hardware Implementation

    8051/80196 microcontrollers, 8086 processor and TMS320C25 DSP

    Software Implementation

    Assembly, C++ and Labview

    Modeling Tools

    PSCAD, Matlab/Simulink, Pspice, STK

    PCB Layout Design

    Protel/Orcad

     

     

    Career Summary

    Research Fellow                     2012 to date

    University of Aberdeen, UK

    • Development of detailed and simplified models for 1GW VSC, 1GW DC/DC converter and 1GW wind farm based on 200×5MW DFIG and PMSG in PSCAD.
    • Write 8 technical reports about performance and cost analysis of DC grid topologies, design and simulation of 1GW DC/DC converter, modeling of 3+3 terminal DC grid with DC/DC converters, modeling of 1GW VSC terminals in DC grids, frequency response of DC cables and modeling of a 1GW wind farm based on 200×5MW DFIGs and PMSGs with HVDC Interconnection.
    • Write 2 scientific papers.
    • Tutor and Lab. demonstrator of Principal of Electronics and Electronic Design courses at School of Engineering.

    Senior Researcher                      2010 to 2012

    Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology, Iran

    • Design and development of photovoltaic reference laboratory to qualification test of a solar panel
    • Design and development of solar panel MPPT systems using intelligent algorithms
    • Authored 3 scientific papers and about 10 technical reports

    Scientific Consultant and Project Supervisor                      2008 to 2012

    Space Research Institute, Iran

    • Consultancy and supervision of all electrical subsystem activities for a remote sensing satellite project
    • Supervision of a high-tech project: a pilot for high efficiency space-qualified solar cell

    PhD Training               2004 to 2010

    Design, modeling, and improving power subsystem of a satellite in LEO & GEO Orbits from energy generation and

    conversion point of view.

    • Modeling of solar cells/panels for space and terrestrial applications
    • Efficiency improvement of DC-DC converters in order to use in space applications

    Researcher and Head of Power Subsystem                  2003 to 2008

    Iranian Telecommunication Research Center, Iran

    • Design and development of space-qualified power subsystem boards
    • Design and development of an EGSE test system for a LEO satellite
    • Design and development of a comprehensive photovoltaic system
    • Authored 8 scientific papers and more than 50 technical reports

    Lecturer                  1997 to 2005

     Azad University of Tehran, Iran

    Teaching and developing materials for of different courses in electrical/electronic engineering field.

    Managing Director                     1998 to 2001

    Sirwan Danesh Gostar Engineering Co. Ltd., Tehran, Iran

     

    Education/Qualification

    2004-2010       PhD in Electronic Engineering             Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran

    1992-1995       M.Sc in Electronic Engineering                        Iran University of Science and technology

    1986-1991       B.Sc in Electronic Engineering             Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran

     

    Patent

    1997                Ignition System for Control Heating Burner     Innovation Certificate from IROST, Iran

     

    Professional Training Courses Attended

    2011                Space Research Institute, Iran                          Space system engineering and product assurance

    2006                ENEA, Italy and Iran Fiber Optic Co. Ltd.,      Development and sustainability with international renewable energies network; E-Learning in renewable energies for managers, designers and operators.

    2003-2005       Carlo Gavazi Space (CGS) Co. Ltd., Italy        General concepts in LEO satellite designing

                                                                                                    Preliminary design review, critical design review, and full functional test of LEO satellite

     

    Honors and Awards

    2001                Outstanding Researcher                       Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology

    2008                The 1stprize                                         Khwarizmi International Scientific Festival Award, Iran

     

    Publications

    Upon request

     

    Teaching Experiences

    2012 to date     University of Aberdeen, UK                Principles of Electronics and Electronic Design

    1997-2005       Azad University of Tehran, Iran          Advanced C Programming, Electric Circuits, Electronic Circuits, Microprocessor and Power Electronic

    1994-1995       IUST, Iran                                            Electronics Laboratory

     

    Interest & Hobbies

    Activities include outdoor pursuits including volleyball and driving. I also enjoy swimming and reading.


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