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Ali Mehrizi-Sani appointed associate professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Ali Mehrizi-Sani

Ali Mehrizi-Sani has been appointed associate professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech.

Prior to joining the department, Mehrizi-Sani was a an associate professor at Washington State University.

His career goal is to is to enable a more efficient, sustainable, and secure power system through the flexibility afforded by power electronics and the expertise provided by a well-trained workforce. The three major thrusts of his research are: grid/microgrid integration of inverter-based renewables, especially in low-inertia systems, high-performance controls, including methods to handle black-boxed controllers; and applications of high voltage DC transmission and flexible AC transmission system for power routing and resiliency.

Mehrizi-Sani received a bachelor’s of science in petroleum engineering from Sharif University of Technology, a master’s of science in electrical engineering from the University of Manitoba, and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.