The UWM GRAPES Team

Faculty:

Adel Nasiri, Ph.D David Yu, Ph.D Robert Cuznner, Ph.D Lingfeng Wang, Ph.D
Interim Exec. Director of CSI Interim Assoc. Dean of Research Assistant Professor Associate Professor
Email: nasiri@uwm.edu Email: yu@uwm.edu Email: cuzner@uwm.edu Email: wang289@uwm.edu

 


Visiting Scholars:
Necmi Altin
Necmi worked as Associate Professor at Gazi University and is the co-author of a book chapter and has over 70 scientific papers published in reviewed journals and has presented those papers at international conferences. His research interests include power electronics, applications of power electronics in renewable energy systems, high-power-factor rectifiers, grid interactive inverters, and control systems.

 

 

Education:

  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering Gazi University, Department of Electrical Education in Ankara, Turkey, (2009).
  • M.Sc. Electrical Engineering Gazi University, Department of Electrical Education in Ankara, Turkey, (2003).
  • B.Sc. Electrical Engineering Gazi University, Department of Electrical Education in Ankara, Turkey,(2000).

Saban Ozdemir
In 2009, Saban began working at Gazi University which is where he is currently employed in the Department of Energy System Engineering. His  research interests include dc-dc converters, uninterruptible power supplies and grid interactive inverters. Dr. Saban Ozdemir is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers since 2012.

 

 


Education:

  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering Gazi University, Department of Electrical Education in Ankara, Turkey, (20013).
  • M.Sc. Electrical Engineering Gazi University, Department of Electrical Education in Ankara, Turkey, (2007).
  • B.Sc. Electrical Engineering Gazi University, Department of Electrical Education in Ankara, Turkey,(2004).

Siavash Beheshtaein
Siavash Beheshtaein was born in Shiraz, Iran, 1986.  He is pursuing his Ph.D. under supervision of Professor Josep M. Guerrero with the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark. He is currently a visiting scholar under the supervision of Dr. Rob Cuzner at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research area interests are protection of AC/DC microgrids, DC circuit breakers, microgrid control, and artificial intelligence.

 

 

Education:

  • M.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran (2010-2012).
  • B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran (2005-2009).

Students:
Ahmad El Shafei
Ahmad El Shafei is from Beirut, Lebanon. He graduated in 2013 from the American University of Beirut with BE degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering with Honors (2009-2013). Ahmad worked with Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) – Oman branch from 2013-2016 as an Electrical Engineer in the Electrical Construction work in oil & gas fields.  As of Spring 2017, he was admitted as a PhD Student in Electrical Engineering at UWM.  Ahmad’s focus will be primarily on Micro-grids energy storage field. He is interested in learning and working on Battery Management System (BMS) Hardware/Software design, Active vs Passive cell balancing, SOC/SOH accuracy, and early detection of faulty cells and will be working under the supervision of Professor Adel Nasiri.


Education:

  • B.E. from the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon,2013.

Hadi Akbarihaghighat
Hadi is currently a doctoral student in electrical engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, working under Dr. Adel Nasiri. His research interests are Microgrid Control, Industrial Data Networking, and Controller Design.

 

 

 

Education:

  • MSEE from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2003.
  • BSEE from Amikabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2001.

Fanglue Ju
Fanglue Ju grew up in Beijing is currently a doctoral student in electrical engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, working under Dr. Adel Nasiri. He is currently working on “A complete comparative study of the electrical, thermal and mechanical performances of a MW-Class water cooled grid-tied power converter using different power transistor technologies,” a GRAPES research project for S&C Electric Company.

 

 

Education:

  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2014-2015).
  • B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2012-2014).
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering and Automation, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China (2010-2012).

Farhad Balali
Farhad Balali was born in Tehran and is currently a Ph.D. student in Industrial Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, working under Dr. Nasiri’s supervision. He has worked in the Center for Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems since 2014 and completed a master’s thesis titled “An Economical Model Development for a Hybrid System of Grid Connected Solar PV and Electrical Storage System.” Farhad is working on asset management, statistical data analysis, environmental and economic analysis of the smart microgrid systems.

 


Education:

  • M.S. Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2014-2015).
  • B.S. Industrial Engineering, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (2008-2012).

Nick Hoeft


Tianchen Li


Farzad Banihashemi


Jon Itokazu 


Jacob Gudex


Rounak Sddaiah


Rasoul Hosseini


Willy Sedano


Mark Vygoder