Students and Researchers

Research Laboratory Manager

Ezana Mekonnen
Research Focus:
FPGA, Power Electronics & WBG Devices
MSEE from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, 2012.
BSEE from Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2007
mekonnen@uwm.edu

Research Associate

Mehdy Khayamy
Research Focus: 
Application of power electronic converters on a power system.
Ph.D. Electrical engineering, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee, 2016.
M.Sc. Electrical Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2008.
B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran 2004.
mkhayamy@uwm.edu
Nasim Yahyasoltani
Research Focus:
Statistical signal processing, optimization, machine learning, and network science
with applications to smart power grid, communication networks, and big data analytics.

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Minnesota, Twin cities, Minnesota, June 2014
M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2006
B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2003
yahyasol@uwm.edu

Current Ph.D. Students

Ali Yousef
Research Focus:
Renewable Energy, Power Electronics, Machines and Control
MSEE from Univserity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2012
BSEE from Birzait University, Palestine, 2009
ajyousef@uwm.edu
Zeljko Jankovic
Research Focus:
Modeling and Implementation of a Microgrid-tie Power Inverter
B.S. from University of Belgrade,Belgrade, Serbia 2009.
zrj@uwm.edu
Bora Novakovic
Research Focus:
Renewable Energy
B.S. from University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia 2007.
bora@uwm.edu
Abedalsalam Bani-Ahmed
Research Focus:
Communications and Cyber-Security in Microgrids and Smart Grids
M.S. Computer Engineering from Jordan University of Science & Technology, Irbid, Jordan, 2011.
B.S. Computer Engineering from Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan, 2007.
baniahm2@uwm.edu
Mohammad Rashidi
Research Focus: 
Next Generation Integrated Power System
MSEE from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic),Tehran, Iran, 2012.
BSEE from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran,2010.
mrashidi@uwm.edu
Azadeh Mazaheri
Research Focus: 
Energy Efficiency and Modeling Energy Storage for Buildings
MSEE from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, 2015.
B.S. from Islamic Azad University of Najafabad, 2003.
mazaher2@uwm.edu
Prathamesh Vadhavkar
Research Focus: 
Control Strategies for Regenerative Active Front End Converters
and Estimate LCL Filter Parameters
MSEE from Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, 2007.
BSEE from University of Pune, Pune, India, 2004.
vadhavk2@uwm.edu
Ahmad El Shafei
Research Focus:
Microgrids, Energy Storage, and Battery Management System Design
B.E. from the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon,2013.
aie@uwm.edu
Lakshmi Ravi
Research Focus:
Microgrids, WBG devices
MSEE from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN, 2014.
BSEE from Anna University, Chennai, India, 2011.
lravi@uwm.edu
Garry Jean-Pierre
Research Focus:
Controls, Power Electronics, Renewable Energy
MSE from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, 2015.
BSEE from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, 2016.
jeanpie4@uwm.edu
Fanglue Ju
Research Focus:
Grid-tied power converter and power transistor technologies
MSEE from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, (2014-2015).
B.S. from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,(2012-2014).
B.S. from North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China, (2010-2012).
fju@uwm.edu

Current Masters Students

Md Abdul Gaffar
Research Focus:
DC-DC Converter, Multiport solid state transformer
B.S. from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, 2008.
mgaffar@uwm.edu
Raed Alawfi
Research Focus:
FPGA, Machine learning, Power Electronics, Control systems
B.S. from Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI, 2017
ralawfi@uwm.edu