People

Power Electronics and Energy Research Group (PEER)

 
People
 

FACULTY MEMBERS

Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Dr. Luiz A. C. Lopes

Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore

   

RESEARCH ASSOCIATES & collaborators

Dr. Maher Al-Badri

Dr. S. Morteza Taghavi

Dr. Maged Ibrahim

   

GRADUATE STUDENTS (Ph.D.)

1.

Khalid Elamari

2.

Ahmad Malkawi

3.

Kang Chang

4.

Mohammad Masadeh

5.

Mohammadhosssein Ashourianjozdani

6.

Amirmasoud Takbash

7.

Akrem Mohamed Aljehaimi

8.

Seyede Sara Maroufian

9.

Chirag Desai

10.

Mahmud Ghasemi Bijan

11.

Karin Rezende Feistel

12.

Luccas Matiuzzi Kunzler

13.

Suvendu Samanta

14.

Amitkumar Kortagere Sashidhar

15.

Sivanagaraju Gangavarapu

16.

Rajendra Thike

17.

Vakacharla Venkata Ratnam

18.

Gabriel Renan Broday

19.

Dwaipayan Barman

GRADUATE STUDENTS (M.A.Sc)

20.

Andrew Jensson

21.

Ahmed Kotb Abdalla

22.

Mohamed Ismail Omer

23.

Tamanwé Payarou

24.

Deepak Chetia

25.

Zaid Hamed Zaid

26.

Avinash Sharma

27.

Mohammadhossein Afshin

28.

Vincent Prévost

29.

Saroosh Saeed

30.

Manisha Verma

31. Muhammad Ali Akbar
32. Aditya Kumar Bhatt    
 

FACULTY MEMBERS

 

Dr. Pillay

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Dr. Pragasen Pillay
Ph.D., P.Eng., C.Eng., FIEEE, FIEE
Professor
NSERC/Hydro-Québec Senior Industrial Research Chair

Office

: SGW-EV05.111

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 3108

FAX

: (514) 848-2802

E-Mail

: pillay@encs.concordia.ca

Website

: http://users.encs.concordia.ca/~pillay/

Research Interests:

  • Modeling, analysis, design and control of Electrical Machines

  • Electric Motor Drive Systems

  • Traction Motors for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles

  • RenewableEnergy including Wind

  • Biomass and Solar Energy

  • Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency and Conservation

  • Sustainability issues in Power and Energy Engineering

Biography:

Professor Pillay received the Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Durban, South Africa, in 1981 and 1983, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA, in 1987.
He is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal (Québec), Canada, where he is the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Ottawa (ON) / Hydro-Québec Senior Industrial Research Chair, Montréal (QC), Canada. In 2017, Dr. Pillay was appointed a Honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, S.A.
Dr. Pillay is the recipient of the 2015 IEEE IAS Outstanding Achievement Award.

   

Dr. Lopes

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Dr. Luiz A. C. Lopes
Ph.D., ing., SMIEEE
Professor

Office

: SGW-EV05.407

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 3080

FAX

: (514) 848-2802

E-Mail

: lalopes@encs.concordia.ca

Website

: http://explore.concordia.ca/luiz-ac-lopes

Research Interests:

  • Distributed power systems

  • Renewable energy sources

  • Microgrids Islanding detection schemes

  • Control of power electronic converters

Biography:

Professor Lopes received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil, in 1989, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 1996.
From 1996 to 2001, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Federal University of Para, Belem, Brazil. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, where he has been since 2002.

   

Dr. Rathore

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Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore
Ph.D., SMIEEE
Associate Professor

Office

: SGW-EV05.245

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 4486

FAX

: (514) 848-2802

E-Mail

: arathore@encs.concordia.ca

Website

: http://explore.concordia.ca/akshay-kumar-rathore

Research Interests:

  • Soft-Switching Techniques for High Frequency Link Power Converters

  • Resonant Converters

  • Utility Interactive Inverters for Renewable Energy Applications

  • High Power Industrial AC Drives and Multilevel Inverters

Biography:

Professor Rathore received the master’s degree from the Indian Institute of technology (BHU), India, in 2003, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada, in 2008.He had two subsequent post-doctoral research appointments with the University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. He has been an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, since 2010. He has been actively involved in research on novel and innovative current-fed topologies and modulation techniques. He has authored over 180 research papers in international journals and Conferences including 60 IEEE Transactions. He has 1 European Patent on Optimal Pulse Width Modulation of Multilevel Inverters.
Dr. Rathore is a recipient of the 2017 IEEE IES early career Award, a winner and was a recipient of the 2013 IEEE IAS Andrew W. Smith Outstanding Young Member Award and the 2014 Isao Takahashi Power Electronics Award. He was also a recipient of the University Ph.D. Fellowship and the Thouvenelle Graduate Scholarship. He also received the Gold Medal for securing highest academic standing.
He is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, the IEEE Journal of Emerging Selected Topics in Power Electronics, the IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, and IET Power Electronics, and an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy.
He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal.

       

Research associateS & collaborators

Dr. Maher Al-Badri

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Dr. Maher Al-Badri
Ph.D., P.Eng., SMIEEE

Office

: SGW-EV S3.625

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 7087

FAX

: (514) 848-2802

E-Mail

: ma_albad@encs.concordia.ca

Supervisor

Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Research Interests:

  • Electrical Machines and Drives

  • Power Electronics

  • Renewable Energy Systems

  • Power System Analysis

Biography:

Dr. Al-Badri received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Concordia University, Montréal, Canada in 2015. He is currently a Research Associate in PEER group and Part-Time Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Dr. Al-Badri is IEEE Senior Member, licensed Canadian Professional Engineer and Member of The Canadian Standards Association (CSA).

   
   

Dr. S. Morteza Taghavi

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Dr. S. Morteza Taghavi
Ph.D., EIT, MIEEE

Office

: SGW-EV S3.605

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 7087

FAX

: (514) 848-2802

E-Mail

: s_tagh@encs.concordia.ca

Supervisor

Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Research Interests:

  • Electrical Machines Design

  • Motor Drives

  • Transportation Electrification

  • Renewable Energy System

Biography:

Dr. Taghavi received his B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran, in 1986 and the Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Concordia University, Montréal, Canada, in 2011 and 2015 respectively.
He is currently with PEER (Power Electronics and Energy Research) group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, and with Electrical Machine Research Group at Niroo Research Institute (NRI), Tehran, Iran as research associate and technology consultant in electrical machines and electrified powertrain for automotive and rail applications.

   
   

Dr. Maged Ibrahim

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Dr. Maged Ibrahim
Ph.D., MIEEE

Office

: SGW-EV S3.615

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 7088

FAX

: (514) 848-2802

E-Mail

: ma_ib@encs.concordia.ca

Supervisor

: Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Research Interests:

  • Electrical Machines Design

  • Electrical Drives

  • Renewable Energy Systems

  • Modeling and Characterization of Magnetic Materials

Biography:

Dr. Ibrahim received the bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Alexandria University, Egypt, in 2008, and the master's and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, in 2011 and 2014, respectively. From 2015 to 2017, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Pharos University in Alexandria, Egypt. He is currently a Research Associate in PEER group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

 
 

GRADUATE STUDENTS (Ph.D.)

Khalid Elamari

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Khalid Elamari

Thesis

: Interphase Power Controller for Power Flow Control

Supervisor

: Dr. Luiz Lopes

Office

: SGW-EV S3.306

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 4126

E-Mail

: k_elama@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: SEP 2013

Expected Graduation

: MAY 2018

Research Interests:

Power Electronics; Power Systems Operation and Planning; Renewable Energy Systems; Power Balancing and Frequency Control on Hybrid Mini-Grids

Biography:
Khalid Elamari was born in Khoms, Libya on July 15, 1980. He received the B.Sc. degree in 2003 in Electrical and Computer Engineering, power field from Al-Mergeb University, Khoms, Libya. He worked as electrical power system protection engineer in the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL), Tripoli, Libya from 2005 to 2008. He received the M.Sc. degree in 2011 from Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is currently a Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Concordia University.

 

Ahmad Malkawi

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Ahmad Malkawi

Thesis

: Power Converters and Control Strategies for Residential Nano-Grids

Supervisor

: Dr. Luiz Lopes

Office

: SGW-EV S3.306

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 4126

E-Mail

: ah_malk@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: SEP 2013

Expected Graduation

: MAY 2018

Research Interests:

Power Electronics; Micro-Grid and Nano-Grid; Renewable Energy Systems

Biography:
Ahmad Malkawi was born in Irbid, Jordan on October 23, 1987. He received the B.Sc. degree in 2010 in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering field from Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan. He worked as electrical engineer in Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan from 2010 to 2012. He received the M.Sc. degree in industrial automation engineering from Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan in 2012. He is currently a Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Concordia University.

 

Kang Chang

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Kang Chang

Thesis

:

Supervisor

: Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

:

Telephone

:

E-Mail

: kan_chan@ence.concordia.ca

Start Date

: JAN 2014

Expected Graduation

:

Research Interests:

Electrical Machines and Drives; Renewable Energy

Biography:

 

 

Mohammad Masadeh

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Mohammad Masadeh

Thesis

: An Induction Machine Emulator for Renewable Energy Systems

Supervisor

: Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

: SGW-EV S3.645

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 7089

E-Mail

: m_masade@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: SEP 2014

Expected Graduation

: SEP 2018

Research Interests:

Power Electronics; Electric Machines and Drives; Renewable Energy Systems

Biography:
Mohammad Masadeh (IEEE Student Member 2015) received the Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Al-Balqa’ Applied University, Amman, Jordan, in 1999, and the Master’s degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan, in 2003.
He worked as a lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Jubail Industrial College, Saudi Arabia from 2004 to 2014. Currently, He is working toward the Ph.D. degree with the Power Electronics and Energy Research (PEER) Group, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada.

 

Mohammadhosssein Ashourianjozdani

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Mohammadhosssein Ashourianjozdani

Thesis

: Modeling and Control of Hydro-kinetic Turbine Systems

Supervisor

: Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

: SGW-EV S3.645

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 7089

E-Mail

: mo_as@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: SEP 2014

Expected Graduation

: MAR 2018

Research Interests:

Renewable Energy Systems; Micro-grid; Real-time and Hardware-In-The-Loop Simulations

Biography:
Mohammadhosssein Ashourianjozdani received the B.Sc. degree from Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, in 2008 and M. Sc (Hon.) in electrical engineering from University Technology Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia in 2011. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree at the Concordia University, Montréal, Canada. 

 

Amirmasoud Takbash

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Amirmasoud Takbash

Thesis

: Analytical Modeling and Torque Ripple Reduction of VFM

Supervisor

: Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

: SGW-EV S3.645

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 7089

E-Mail

: a_takbas@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: SEP 2014

Expected Graduation

: MAR 2018

Research Interests:

Electrical Machine Design; Core Loss Modeling

Biography:

 

Akrem Mohamed Aljehaimi

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Akrem Mohamed Aljehaimi

Thesis

: A Drive Design for A Variable Flux PMSM

Supervisor

: Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

: SGW-EV S3.645

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 7089

E-Mail

: a_aljeha@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: JAN 2015

Expected Graduation

: APL 2018

Research Interests:

Electric Machines and Drives

Biography:
Akrem Mohamed Aljehaimi received the bachelor’s degree from Misurata University, Misrata, Libya, in 2007, and the M.Eng. degree from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 2012. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering at Concordia University, Montreal.

 

Seyede Sara Maroufian

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Seyede Sara Maroufian

Thesis

:

Analytical Modeling and Design of Synchronous Reluctance Machines for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy Applications

Supervisor

:

Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

:

SGW-EV S3.615

Telephone

:

(514) 848-2424 Ex. 7088

E-Mail

:

s_marou@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

:

JAN 2015

Expected Graduation

:

APL 2018

Research Interests:

Design and analysis of Synchronous Reluctance Machines and PM Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Machines; Generator Operation of Synchronous Reluctance Machines

Biography:
Seyede Sara Maroufian received the Bachelor's and Masters degrees both in electrical engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, and KNT University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2010 and 2013, respectively. She is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering.

 

Chirag Desai

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Chirag Desai

Thesis

: Torque and Core Loss Characterization of a Variable-Flux Permanent-Magnet Machine

Supervisor

: Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

: SGW-EV S3.615

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 7088

E-Mail

: c_desai@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: JAN 2015

Expected Graduation

: APL 2018

Research Interests:

Electrical Machines and Drives; Energy Efficiency

Biography:

Chirag Desai received the B.E degree in electrical engineering from South Gujarat University, Surat, Gujarat, India, in 2003, and the M.A. Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada, in 2010.
He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering with the Power Electronics and Energy Research (PEER) Group, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada.

 

Mahmud Ghasemi Bijan

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Mahmud Ghasemi Bijan

Thesis

: Induction Machine Efficiency Estimation Using Evolutionary Algorithms

Supervisor

: Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

: SGW-EV S3.615

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 7088

E-Mail

: m_asemib@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: JAN 2016

Expected Graduation

: JAN 2020

Research Interests:

Modeling, Analysis and Design of Electrical Machines; Fault Detection of Electrical Machines; Power Electronics Converter

Biography:

Mahmud Ghasemi Bijan received his B.Sc. in electrical engineering from University of Birjand, Birjand, Iran, in 2009 and his M.Sc. in electrical power engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran, in 2013. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D at Concordia University.

 

Karin Rezende Feistel

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Karin Rezende Feistel

Thesis:

:

Supervisor:

: Dr. Luiz Lopes

Office:

: SGW-EV S3.306

Telephone:

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 4126

E-Mail:

: k_feiste@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date:

: MAY 2016

Expected Graduation:

: MAY 2020

Research Interests:

Power Electronics; Hybrid Power Amplifier; Harmonic Analysis

Biography:

Karin Rezende Feistel received her Bachelor and Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering at Federal University of Santa Maria - Brazil. Currently, she is a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Luiz Lopes at Concordia University - Montreal.

 

Luccas Matiuzzi Kunzler

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Luccas Matiuzzi Kunzler

Thesis:

: Power Balance Technique for Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel Cells in a Hybrid Power Amplifier with Wide Output Voltage Variation

Supervisor:

: Dr. Luiz Lopes

Office:

: SGW-EV S3.306

Telephone:

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 4126

E-Mail:

: l_kunzle@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date:

: MAY 2016

Expected Graduation:

: MAY 2020

Research Interests:

Power Electronics; Multilevel Converters; Hybrid Power Amplifier

Biography:

Luccas Matiuzzi Kunzler received his Bachelor and Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering at Federal University of Santa Maria - Brazil. Currently he is a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Luiz Lopes at Concordia University - Montreal.

 

Suvendu Samanta

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Suvendu Samanta

Thesis

: Modular Current-fed Inductive Power Topologies for EV Battery Charging Applications

Supervisor

: Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore

Office

: SGW-EV S3.645

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 7089

E-Mail

: s_amanta@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: MAY 2016

Expected Graduation

: JAN 2018

Research Interests:

Modeling and Control of Power Electronic Converters; Wireless Power Transfer Applications

Biography:

Suvendu Samanta received the B.E. degree from IIEST Shibpur, Howrah, India, in 2009 and the M.Tech. degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, in 2013, both in Electrical Engineering. He is presently working towards the PhD degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Concordia University. He was with Coal India Ltd. as operation and maintenance engineer of Electrical and Mechanical section from 2009-2011. From April 2014-April 2016 he worked as research Engineer in the ECE department, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

 

Amitkumar Kortagere Sashidhar

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Amitkumar Kortagere Sashidhar

Thesis

: Electric Machine Emulation

Supervisor

: Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

: SGW-EV S3.615

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 7088

E-Mail

: a_kortag@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: SEP 2016

Expected Graduation

: APL 2020

Research Interests:

Power Converter Control; Electric Drives; Power-Hardware-In-the-Loop Simulations; Real-time Simulations

Biography:

Amitkumar K. S. received his bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore, India in 2010 and master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 2012. He has worked as an associate scientist at ABB GISL, India and as an electrical modeling and simulation specialist at OPAL-RT India.
Amitkumar is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia, under the supervision of Prof. Pragasen Pillay. He is a recipient of the N. R. Khambati Memorial award for his Master’s program at the Indian Institute of Science, India. He is also the recipient of the Concordia University International Award of Excellence ENCS and a merit scholarship from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) for his ongoing Ph.D. at Concordia.

 

Sivanagaraju Gangavarapu

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Sivanagaraju Gangavarapu

Thesis

: Power supplies for More Electric Aircraft

Supervisor

: Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore

Office

: SGW-EV S3.645

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 7089

E-Mail

: s_gangav@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: SEP 2016

Expected Graduation

: APL 2020

Research Interests:

Power quality; AC-DC converters; DC-DC converters; Drives and Control

Biography:

Sivanagaraju. G received his bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India in 2009 and master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India in 2012. He has worked as Manager-Product development at Ashok Leyland limited, India.
Sivanagaraju. G is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia, under the supervision of Prof. Akshay Kumar Rathore. He is a recipient of the POSOCO power system award for his outstanding work in Master’s program and he is also the recipient of the Concordia University International Award of Excellence ENCS.

 

Rajendra Thike

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Rajendra Thike

Thesis

: Online Parameter Determination of Electrical Machines

Supervisor

: Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

: SGW-EV S3.615

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 7088

E-Mail

: r_thike@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: JAN 2017

Expected Graduation

: AUG 2020

Research Interests:

Electrical Machine Modelling; Renewable Energy; Electric Drives; Power Electronic Converters

Biography:

Rajendra Thike received the Bachelor's degree from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal in 2010, and the Master's degree from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 2016, all in electrical engineering. He is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

 

Vakacharla Venkata Ratnam

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Vakacharla Venkata Ratnam

Thesis

: New Topologies for Soft Switching Current-fed Isolated DC-DC Resonant Converters for DC micro grids Applications

Supervisor

: Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore

Office

: SGW-EV S3.645

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 7089

E-Mail

: v_enkat@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: JAN 2017

Expected Graduation

: DEC 2019

Research Interests:

Soft Switching Converters; Current, Voltage and Impedance Fed Converters

Biography:

Vakacharla Venkata Ratnam has completed bachelors in electrical and electronics engineering from V.R.Siddhartha Engineering College,Vijayawada in 2012, Masters in Power Electronics from IIT BHU, Varanasi in 2015. Later he worked as Assistant Professor in VIEW college, Visakhapatnam from 2015-2016.Later he registered for PhD in Concordia University in 2017. He has published two journals in IEEE transactions on power electronics and Industry applications. Presented 3 papers in conference. He secured full scholarship to support his studies during PhD.

 

Gabriel Renan Broday

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Gabriel Renan Broday

Thesis

: Analysis, Design and Control of Bidirectional DC-DC Converters for Microgrids and Energy Storage Systems Applications

Supervisor

: Dr. Luiz Lopes

Office

: SGW-EV S3.615

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 7088

E-Mail

: g_broday@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: JAN 2017

Expected Graduation

: JAN 2021

Research Interests:

Power Converters; Energy Storage Systems; Microgrids; Renewable Energy Sources

Biography:

Gabriel Renan Broday was born in Ponta Grossa, Brazil, in 1992. He received the B. S. degree in Electronics Engineering, and the M. S. degree in Electrical Engineering, both from the Federal University of Technology of Parana, Ponta Grossa, Brazil, in 2014 and 2016, respectively. He is currently working towards the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

 

Dwaipayan Barman

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Dwaipayan Barman

Thesis:

:

Supervisor:

: Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office:

: SGW-EV S3.306

Telephone:

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 4126

E-Mail:

: d_barman@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date:

: SEP 2017

Expected Graduation:

: SEP 2020

Research Interests:

Design of Electrical Machines for Electrical Vehicle and Renewable Energy Applications

Biography:

Dwaipayan Barman has received B. E. degree from Jadavpur University, India in 2011 and M. Tech. degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India in 2013 both in electrical engineering. Currently He is a PhD student in the department of Electrical and Computer engineering at Concordia University, Canada. He was a research associate from December 2013 to July 2017 at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India.

 
 

GRADUATE STUDENTS (M.A.S.c)

Andrew Jensson

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Andrew Jensson

Thesis

: Resonant Power Transfer with Single Wire Transmission

Supervisor

: Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

: SGW-EV S3.645

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 7089

E-Mail

: a_jensso@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: SEP 2015

Expected Graduation

: APL 2018

Research Interests:

Grounding; EMI; Open Systems; Renewable Energy; Environmental Conservation

Biography:

Passion for change and growth, embrace all challenges, and taking care of business.

 

Ahmed Kotb Abdalla

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Ahmed Kotb Abdalla

Thesis

: Analysis, Validation and Enhancement of Power Converter Models for Very Low Time-Step Real-Time Applications

Supervisor

: Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore

Office

: SGW-EV S3.306

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 4126

E-Mail

: ah_kotb@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: JAN 2016

Expected Graduation

: JAN 2018

Research Interests:

Real-time simulation of Power Converters; Electric Machines and Drives; Applications of Power Electronics in Renewable Energy Systems; Power Quality Improvement

Biography:
Ahmed Kotb Abdalla was born in Kuwait in 1994. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the American University of Sharjah, UAE. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Prior joining Concordia, Ahmed had two internships in contracting companies in Kuwait.

 

Mohamed Ismail Omer

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Mohamed Ismail Omer

Thesis

: Upgrade of Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine Tunnel

Supervisor

: Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

: SGW-EV S3.306

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 4126

E-Mail

: m_omer@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: SEP 2016

Expected Graduation

: APL 2018

Research Interests:

Power Electronics; Power Systems Modeling; Power Quality; Power Balancing; Electrical Energy Storage Systems

Biography:
Mohamed Ismail Omer received the B.Sc. degree in 2014 in Electrical Power Engineering from the University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan. He is currently working towards the master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Concordia University.

 

Tamanwé Payarou

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Tamanwé Payarou

Thesis

: Energy Harvesting From Micro Photosynthetic Power Cell

Supervisor

: Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

: SGW-EV S3.645

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 7089

E-Mail

: t_payaro@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: SEP 2016

Expected Graduation

: MAY 2018

Research Interests:

Power Electronics Converters; Renewable Energy Sources and Systems; Electrical Transportation Systems

Biography:

Tamanwé Payarou received the Bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering department from the University of Dokuz Eylul, Izmir, Turkey, in 2016. He is currently a Master of Applied Science student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal (Québec), Canada.

 

Deepak Chetia

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Deepak Chetia

Thesis

: Related Research on Validation and Enhancement of Advance Power Converter Models in Real-Time Simulation

Supervisor

: Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore

Office

: SGW-EV S3.306

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 4126

E-Mail

: d_chetia@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: SEP 2016

Expected Graduation

: APL 2018

Research Interests:

Power Electronics; Instrumentation; Electric Hybrid Vehicle Design; Renewable Energy; Embedded Systems

Biography:

Deepak Chetia received the Bachelor of Technology (Electrical Engineering) from Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat in 2010. He is currently working towards the master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Concordia University.

 

Zaid Zaid

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Zaid Hamed Zaid

Thesis

: Hybrid Storage System for DC Nano-Grids

Supervisor

: Dr. Luiz Lopes

Office

: SGW-EV S3.615

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 7088

E-Mail

: z_zaid@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: SEP 2016

Expected Graduation

: AUG 2018

Research Interests:

Power Electronics; Power System Analysis; Renewable Energy Systems; Control Systems

Biography:

Zaid Hamed M. Zaid received the B.Sc degree in 2013 in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Sirte University. He is currently working towards the M.A.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering at Concordia University.

 

Avinash Sharma

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Avinash Sharma

Thesis

: Algorithm Development and Simulation for Energy Applications

Supervisor

: Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore

Office

: SGW-EV S3.306

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 4126

E-Mail

: av_shar@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: JAN 2017

Expected Graduation

: AUG 2018

Research Interests:

Energy Market; Smart Grid; Game Theory; Machine Learning

Biography:

Avinash Sharma received the B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from Malaviya National Institute of Technology(M.N.I.T), Jaipur, India, in 2016. He is currently pursuing Masters degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

 

Mohammadhossein Afshin

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Mohammadhossein Afshin

Thesis

: Secondary Control Current for Induction Power Transfer for Efficient Dynamic Charging

Supervisor

: Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore

Office

: SGW-EV S3.306

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 4126

E-Mail

: m_afshi@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: JAN 2017

Expected Graduation

: DEC 2017

Research Interests:

Wireless Power Transfer; Dynamic charging; Converter Topology

Biography:

Mohammadhossein Afshin received the Bachelor degree in power electrical engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Iran. Currently, He is a Master’s student with the Concordia Power Electronics and Energy Research Group (PEER).

 

Vincent Prévost

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Vincent Prévost

Thesis

:

Supervisor

: Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Office

: SGW-EV S3.306

Telephone

:(514) 848-2424 Ex. 4126

E-Mail

: v_prevos@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: SEP 2017

Expected Graduation

: SEP 2019

Research Interests:

Renewable Energy Systems; Distributed Power Systems; Power Electronics

Biography:

Vincent Prévost graduated from University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering (Power and Sustainable Energy Option) in December 2016.

 

Saroosh Saeed

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Saroosh Saeed

Thesis

: DC Distribution System for A Residential Nanogrid

Supervisor

: Dr. Luiz Lopes

Office

: SGW-EV S3.306

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 4126

E-Mail

: s_sae@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: SEP 2017

Expected Graduation

: AUG 2018

Research Interests:

Renewable Energy Systems; Power Electronics; Micro & Nanogrid; Distributed Power Systems

Biography:

Saroosh Saeed received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering from Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan .He is currently pursuing a Master of Applied Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Concordia University, Montréal, Canada.

 

Manisha Verma

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MANISHA VERMA

Thesis

: Efficiency Management Using Different Bidirectional Converter Topologies

Supervisor

: Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore

Office

: SGW-EV S3.306

Telephone

: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 4126

E-Mail

: ma_verma@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: OCT 2017

Expected Graduation

: JAN 2019

Research Interests:

Electric Hybrid Vehicle; Bidirectional converter topologies; Virtual oscilloscope

Biography:

Manisha Verma received her Bachelor degree in Electrical and electronics engineering from Maharshi Dayanand University,India in 2013 . She is currently pursuing Masters in Applied science in Electrical and computer engineering at Concordia University.

 

Muhammad Ali Akbar

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Muhammad Ali Akbar

Thesis

: Fuel Cell-Based Hybrid Power Supply System with Super-Capacitor / Battery Bank

Supervisor

: Dr. Luiz Lopes

Office

:

Telephone

:

E-Mail

: mu_akba@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: OCT 2017

Expected Graduation

: DEC 2018

Research Interests:

Renewable Energy Systems; Power Electronics; Fuel Cell Power Supply; DC/DC Converter

Biography:

Muhammad Ali Akbar received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Comsats Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan. He is currently pursuing a Master of Applied Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Concordia University, Montréal, Canada.

 

Aditya Kumar Bhatt

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Aditya Kumar Bhatt

Thesis

: VSC based Converter for Reactive Power Compensation in Utility Grid

Supervisor

: Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore

Office

:

Telephone

:

E-Mail

: ad_bha@encs.concordia.ca

Start Date

: OCT 2017

Expected Graduation

: SEP 2019

Research Interests:

Hybrid Electrical Vehicles; Renewable and Sustainable Energy; Electric Drives; Power System; FACTS; Electrical Machines; Reactive Power Compensation; Soft Computing Techniques; Digital Multimedia

Biography:

Aditya Kumar Bhatt received his B.E degree, in 2012 and M.Tech. degree, in 2016 both from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, India. He has worked with Lakshmi Narain Group of Institutions, India as research assistant and published various papers in the field of Electrical machines, Power systems and Digital Signal Processing in IEEE conferences and international journals. Currently, he is working towards MASc degree with Power Electronics and Energy Research Group (PEER), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal (Quebec), Canada.

 

ALUMNI

Alumni
     

1.

Mr. Joseph Woods

Past Technician, Retired

2. Dr. R. Sudharshan Kaarthik Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, India
3.

Mr. Ashutoshkumar Choubey

Power Electronics Engineer at MDA Corporation

4.

Ms. Samhita Dey

Technical Support, GEXEL, Montréal, Québec, Canada

5.

Ms. Nazli Kalantari

Looking for Engineering Job

6.

Dr. Jemimah C. Akiror

Maintenance Manager, Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL), Uganda

7.

Dr. Ayman Al-Quraan

Assistant Professor, Yarmook University, Jordan

8.

Dr. John Wanjiku

Trainee Technical Marketing Assistant , Mentor Graphics Canada, a Siemens Business

9.

Mr. Hesam Akbarian

Electrical Engineer, Continental Corporation Canada

10.

Dr. Jonathan Maisonneuve

Assistant Professor, Oakland University, USA

11.

Dr. Maher Al-Badri

Research Associate and Part-Time Professor, Concordia University, Canada

12.

Dr. Abhijit Choudhury

Researcher, Experimental Power Grid Centre, Singapore

13.

Mr. Harjot Singh Saini

ABB Inc., USA

14.

Mr. Tasneem Rumman Huq

Controls Development Engineer at General Motors, Canada

15.

Mr. Maninder Singh

OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES,  Canada

16.

Dr. Lesedi Masisi

Senior Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, SA

17.

Dr. Nathan Curry

Director of Business Development for Isolated Habitats, Terragon, Canada

18.

Dr. S. Morteza Taghavi

Researcher, NRI, Iran

19.

Dr. Maged Ibrahim

Research Associate, Concordia University, Canada

20.

Ms. Nazak Soleimanpour

Ph.D student at École Polytechnique de Montréal

21. Dr. Sheldon Williamson Past Faculty, currently Associate Professor at University of Ontario, Institute of Technology
22.

Dr. Florence Berthold

Famic Technologies, Canada

23.

Mr. Arvind Vyas Ramanan

MDA Corporation, Canada

24.

Mr. Ebrahim S. Dehaghani

Building Electrical and Life Safety Syatems Inspector at Troy Life and Fire Safety Ltd.

25.

Mr. Tochukwu Louis Oranugo

Group Manager, Maintenance at Labatt Brewing Company Limited

26.

Dr. Miguel Torres

Assistant Professor at Universidad de O'Higgins

27.

Mr. Sean Smithson

MacDonald Dettwiler & Assoc., Canada

28.

Mr. Kang Chang

Electrical Engineer, Mentor Graphics Canada, a Siemens Business

29.

Dr. Nayeem Ninad

Researcher at CanmetENERGY, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

30.

Dr. Olivare Dzune Mipoung

Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University, USA

31.

Ms. Lekha Sejpal

ABB, Canada

32.

Dr. Rachel Namuli

Consultant Engineer, Uganda

33.

Dr. Natheer Alatawneh

Hardware Designer at CYSCA-SYSACOM, Canada

34.

Dr. Arbi Gharakhani Siraki

Hyperloop One, USA

35.

Mr. Arash Shafiei

Electrical Designer at Mobile Climate Control

36.

Dr. Maged Barsom

Technical Support Specialist at Rockwell Automation

37.

Mr. Mohammad Sharafat

Junior Electrical Engineer at SES Engineering

38.

Mr. Moustafa Dalal Bachi

Sr. Electrical Advisor at Enbridge Pipelines, Canada

39.

Mr. Abdul Adud Shikder

Private Business, Canada

40.

Dr. Reinaldo Tonkoski

Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University, USA

41.

Dr. Youcef Berrouche

Energy Consultant at Mondevert, Canada

42.

Dr. Zahra Amjadi

Assistant Professor at University of South Alabama, USA

43.

Mr. Peng Zang

Avionic Engineer, Cabin Engineer at Air Canada

44.

Mr. Giampaolo Carli

Power Electronics Designer at EMD Technologies - Heico Corporation, Canada

45.

Mr. Pablo Cassani

Hardware and Firmware Developper at Genetec, Canada

46.

Mr. Xin Li

SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit (formerly Interfleet), Canada

47.

Ms. Di Wu

Senior Engineer at Lea+Elliott, Inc., USA


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Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering


Concordia University

Mailing Address:
Power Electronics and Energy Research Group (PEER)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Concordia University
Sir George William Campus
SGW-EVS3.605
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Montréal (Québec) H3G 1M8
Email: peer@encs.concordia.ca

Last updated: by Maher Al-Badri on Friday, 17 NOV 2017

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