Contact InformationMehrdad Kazerani

Phone: 519-888-4567 x33737
Location: EIT 4171


Biography Summary

Mehrdad Kazerani is an Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor at the University of Waterloo. He is currently a member of Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy, a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of Wind Energy Professionals.

Some of Professor Kazerani’s research interests include matrix converters, current-sourced converter and inverter applications, utility interface of alternative energy sources, battery electric, hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles, active power filters and pulse power applications.

Additionally, Professor Kazerani has published journals with IEEE and multiple conference papers for the Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Global Humanitarian Technology Conference.

Research Interests

  • current-source converter applications
  • flexible ac transmission systems
  • power quality/active power filters
  • matrix converters
  • distributed generation
  • renewable energy
  • utility interface of alternative energy sources battery electric
  • hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles
  • microgrids
  • pulse power applications
  • FACTS and HVDC


  • 1995, Doctorate, Electrical Engineering, McGill University
  • 1980, Bachelor's, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Shiraz University
  • 1980, Master's, Electrical Engineering, Concordia University


  • ECE 463 - Design & Applications of Power Electronic Converters
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • ECE 6611PD - Electric Machines and Motor Drives
    • Taught in 2014, 2017, 2018
  • ECE 6610PD - Power Electronic Converters
    • Taught in 2015, 2017
  • ECE 6615PD - Design and application of DC/DC Converters
    • Taught in 2016, 2018
  • MTE 420 - Power Electronics and Motor Drives
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • ECE 663 - Energy Processing
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Burgos-Mellado, Claudio and Orchard, Marcos E and Kazerani, Mehrdad and Cárdenas, Roberto and Sáez, Doris, Particle-filtering-based estimation of maximum available power state in Lithium-Ion batteries, Applied Energy, 161, 2016, 349 - 363
  • M. Restrepo, J. Morris, M. Kazerani and C. Canizares, “Modeling and Testing of a Bidirectional Smart Cahrger for Distribution System EV Integration”, accepted in March 2016 for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. (Accepted in 2016)
  • M. Arriaga, C.A. Cañizares, and M. Kazerani, "Long-term Renewable Energy Planning Model for Remote Communities," in the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Vol. 7, No. 1, January 2016. (Accepted in 2015)
  • Ostadi, Amir and Kazerani, Mehrdad, A comparative analysis of optimal sizing of battery-only, ultracapacitor-only, and battery--ultracapacitor hybrid energy storage systems for a city bus, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 64(10), 2015, 4449 - 4460
  • Z. Alnasir and M. Kazerani, “A Small-Scale Standalone Wind Energy Conversion System Featuring SCIG, CSI and a Novel Storage Integration Scheme”, in Renewable Energy, Elsevier, Volume 89, April 2016, Pages 360–370. (Accepted in 2015)