PhD, Professional Engineer (PEng), Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE), Professor



Mehrdad KazeraniUniversity of Waterloo 
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
200 University Avenue West 
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 

Office: Centre for Environmental Information Technology (EIT) 4171
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 33737
Fax: 519-746-3077

Mehrdad Kazerani's Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Teaching and supervision

Office hours: By appointment (email or call).


ECE = Electrical and Computer Engineering

MTE = Mechatronics Engineering

  • ECE 6615PD: Design and Application of Direct Current (DC) / Direct Current Converters
  • ECE 6611PD: Electric Machines and Motor Drives
  • ECE 6610PD: Power Electronics Converters: Design and Applications
  • ECE 663: Energy Processing
  • ECE 463: Design and Applications of Power Electronic Converters
  • MTE 420: Power Electronics and Motor Drives

Graduate students

  • Talal Alharbi, PhD, “Energy Storage System Integration in the Grid” (2016-present)
  • Marten Pape, PhD, “New Advances in Microgrid Control” (2016-present)
  • Ahmad Abuaish, MASc, “Assessment of Battery-Supercapacitor Hybrid Energy Storage System Topologies for Electric Vehicles from Battery Capacity Fading Viewpoint” (2014-2016)
  • Haoduo Wang, MASc, “Design and Performance Evaluation of a Battery Simulator” (2015-2016)
  • Mahmoud Allam, PhD, “Novel Control Methods for Hybrid AC/DC Microgrids” (2014-present)
  • Martin Robert Kardasz, MASc, “Design and Implementation of an Electric Vehicle Test Bed” (2013-present)
  • Marten Pape, MASc, “Design and Implementation of an Isolated Microgrid Test Bed” (2013-2015)
  • Elham Karimi, PhD, “Optimal Planning of Renewable Energy-Based Microgrids for Remote Communities Considering the Operation Constraints” (2013-present)
  • Mauricio Restrepo, PhD, “Smart Charging and Discharging of Electric Vehicles in Distribution Grids” (2012-present)
  • Zuher Al-Nasir: PhD, “A Small-Scale Standalone Wind Energy Conversion System Featuring SCIG, CSI and a Novel Storage Integration Scheme” (2011-2016)
  • Mariano Arriaga: PhD, “Long-Term Renewable Energy Electricity Planning for Remote Communities” (2011-2015)
  • Amir Ostadi: PhD, “Optimal Sizing of Battery/Ultracapacitor-Based Energy Storage Systems in Electric Vehicles” (2011-2015)
  • Jordan Morris, MASc, “Development of a Bidirectional Smart Charger Prototype for Grid Impact Studies” (2012-2014)
  • Daniel Olivares: PhD, “An Energy Management Scheme for Isolated Microgrids Considering Uncertainty” (2010-2014)
  • Kun Zhuge: MASc, “Development of an Efficient Hybrid Energy Storage System (HESS) for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles” (2011-2013)
  • Prajna Paramita Dash: PhD, “A High-Performance Three-Phase Grid-Connected PV System Based on Multilevel Current Source Inverter” (2009-2013)
  • Noreen Wong: MASc, “Design of a Two-Stage Level-Two Bidirectional On-Board Battery Charger for Plugin Vehicles” (2010-2013)
  • Kurtis Unger: MASc, “Organically Grown Microgrids: The Development and Simulation of a Solar Home System-Based Microgrid” (2011-2012)
  • Mohamed Zakaria Mohamed Ahmed Shams El-Dein: PhD, “Novel Designs for Photovoltaic Arrays to Reduce Partial Shading Losses and to Ease Series Arc Fault Detection” (2009-2012)
  • Mehdi Vafei: MASc, “Optimally-Sized Design of a Wind/Diesel/Fuel Cell Hybrid System for a Remote Community” (2009-2011)
  • Brian Su-Ming Fan: PhD, “Multidisciplinary Optimization of Hybrid Electric Vehicles: Component Sizing and Power management Logic” (2007-2011)
  • Ameena Alsumaiti: MASc, “Sizing and Allocation of PV Units in Distribution Systems”  (2008-2010)
  • Walid Omran: PhD, “Performance Analysis of Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems” (2006-2010)
  • Michelle I. Thorne: MASc, “A Fuel-Cell Vehicle Test Station” (2006-2008)
  • Jennifer Bauman: PhD, “Advances in Fuel Cell Vehicle Design”, (2004-2008)
  • S. Masoud Barakati: PhD, “Modeling and Controller Design of a Wind Energy Conversion System Including a Matrix Converter” (2003-2008)
  • Nathan Stretch: MASc, “Advancements in Current-Sourced Inverter Methodologies for Use in Small-Scale Power Generation” (2005-2007)
  • Brian Su-Ming Fan: MASc, “Modeling and Simulation of a Hybrid Electric Vehicle Using MATLAB/SIMULINK and ADAMS” (2002-2007)
  • Ali Tatari: MASc, “Flicker Mitigation of Electric Arc Furnace Using Dynamic Voltage Restorer” (2004-2006)
  • Jason R. Grenier: MASc, “Design of a MOSFET-Based Pulsed Power Supply for Electroporation” (2003-2006)
  • Tiantian Pan: MASc, “Stand-Alone Fuel Cell Inverter Systems for Residential Applications” (2002-2004)
  • Afshin Majd: PhD, “Development and Performance Analysis of a Distributed Generation Scheme Composed of Microturbine and Induction Generator” (2000-2004)
  • Xuanyuan Wang: MASc, “A High-Performance Modular Photovoltaic Grid-Connected Inverter” (2001-2003)
  • Ghodratollah Esmaeili: MASc, “Development of a High-Performance Photovoltaic Grid-Connected Inverter” (1999-2001)
  • Yang Ye: PhD, “Advances in Modeling and Applications of Three-Phase Power Converters” (1998-2001)
  • Ramadan El-Shatshat: PhD, “A Novel Modular Approach to Active Power-0Line Harmonic Filtering in Distribution Systems” (1997-2001)

Post-Doctoral Fellows, Visiting Scholars

  • Felipe Darcie Pereira, Intern (Canada-Brazil Ciecia Sem Fronteiras (CsF) Research Placement), “Design and Simulation of an Electric Vehicle Powertrain Based on Brushless DC Motor”, September-December, 2016.
  • Carlos Javier Hernández Carimán, Visiting Scholar, “Design, simulation and implementation of a 4-leg inverter module for the microgrid test bed”, February-April, 2016.
  • Prof. Marcos Eduardo Orchard Concha, Visiting Scholar, “Modeling of Maximum Power versus State-of-Charge of Lithium-Ion Batteries” (July 2014)
  • Daniel Pola, Visiting Scholar, “Experiment-Based Modeling of Maximum Power versus State-of-Charge of Lithium-Ion Batteries” (May-July, 2014)
  • Prof. Roberto Cardenas, Visiting Scholar, “Modeling of Maximum Power versus State-of-Charge of Lithium-Ion Batteries” (July 2013)
  • Claudio Bergus, Visiting Scholar, “Implementation of an Experimental System for Modeling of Maximum Power versus State-of-Charge of Lithium-Ion Batteries” (May-July, 2013)
  • Yong Li, Visiting Scholar, “Design and Simulation of a Test Bed for Evaluation of a Hybrid Energy Storage System for EVs and HEVs” (2011-2013)
  • Karim Shaarbafi, Visiting Scholar, “New Topologies and Controllers for HVDC and FACTS” (2004-2005)
  • Prof. Xiyou Chen: Visiting Scholar, “Indirect Matrix Converter-Based Induction Motor Drive” (2004-2005)
  • Dr. Khaled Nigim: Visiting Scholar, “Study of Steady-State Behaviour of Stand-Alone Wound-Rotor Induction Generator for Wind-Energy Recovery Systems” (2001-2003)
  • Dr. K. Liu: PDF, Development of a High-Voltage Controllable DC Power Supply for Aerospace Applications (1999-2000)

Research interests

  • Power Electronic Circuits and Systems Design
  • Power Quality/Active Power Filters
  • Matrix Converters
  • Distributed Generation
  • Current-Sourced Converter Applications
  • Utility Interface of Alternative Energy Sources
  • Battery Electric, Hybrid Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicles
  • Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS)
  • Energy Storage Systems
  • Microgrid Planning and Control
  • Four-Quadrant Smart Chargers


  • BSc (Shiraz University, Iran)
  • Master’s (Concordia University, Canada)
  • PhD (McGill University, Canada)
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