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Meisam Farrokhifar

Dr. Meisam Farrokhifar is a Research Scientist in the Center for Energy Systems (CEST) at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech). In this role, he holds the position as Principal Investigator/Leader for several projects related to planning and operation of power systems. He collaborates with Professor David Pozo on “Energy Systems Planning for Government Regulations” project funded by the Next Generation Program: Skoltech-MIT Joint Projects.

Prior to joining Skoltech, Meisam worked for Azad University in Iran as an Assistant Professor. He gave graduate lectures, workshops, and seminars on modeling and optimization issues in distribution grids as well as supervising over 25 master theses.

Meisam holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy). He has significant experience in project management, having completed and delivered on international projects for the CEST at Skoltech. He is especially interested in developing technology enablers that drive innovation for solving power system’s grand challenges, providing new mathematical models and tools for enhanced efficiency of the system.

He is also an active referee for several international peer-reviewed journals, and he served as a scientific committee member for various international conferences. Also, he has published over 50 papers in refereed journals and international conferences.

Energy Systems Planning for Government Regulations: New Formulations, Models and Algorithms

The main goal of this project is to generate new mathematical methods and software tools to support the decision-making process for planning large-scale (transmission level) electric and gas networks/systems under uncertainty. This project is within the Next Generation Program: Skoltech – MIT Joint Projects.

1) Selected Journal Articles

  • S. Ghaemi, F. H. Aghdam, A. Safari, M. Farrokhifar, “Stochastic economic analysis of FACTS devices on contingent transmission networks using hybrid biogeography-based optimization”, Accepted in Electrical Engineering, 2019.
  • A. Safari, A. A. Badr, M. Farrokhifar, “Modeling of integrated power system with wind turbine based on a doubly-fed induction generator and solid oxide fuel cell for small signal stability analysis”, Accepted in International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems, 2019.
  • H. Momeni, N. Sadoogi, M. Farrokhifar, H. F. Gharibeh, “Fault diagnosis in photovoltaic arrays using GBSSL method and proposing a fault correction system”, Accepted in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 2019.
  • A. Safari, F. Babaei, M. Farrokhifar, “A load frequency control using a PSO-based ANN for micro-grids in the presence of electric vehicles,” Accepted in International Journal of Ambient Energy, 2019.
  • B. Yamchi, H. Shahsavari, N. T. Kalantari, A. Safari, M. Farrokhifar, “A cost-efficient application of different battery energy storage technologies in microgrids considering load uncertainty,” Journal of Energy Storage, vol. 22, pp: 17-26, 2019.
  • M. Farrokhifar, F. Momayyezi, N. Sadoogi, A. Safari, “Real-Time based Approach for Intelligent Building Energy Management using Dynamic Price Policies”, Sustainable Cities and Society, vol. 37, pp: 85-92, 2018.
  • R. Mohammadi, E. Mokhtarpour, M. Farrokhifar, “The Effect of Fault Current Limiter Size and Type on Current Limitation in the Presence of Distributed Generation”, Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, vol. 25, no. 2, pp: 1021-1034, 2017.
  • M. Farrokhifar, “Optimal Operation of Energy Storage Devices with RESs to Improve Efficiency of Distribution Grids; Technical and Economical Assessment”, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, vol. 74, pp: 153-161, 2016.
  • R. Mohammadi, M. Farrokhifar, H. Askarian Abyaneh, E. Khoob, “Optimal Coordination of Overcurrent Relays in the Presence of Distributed Generation Using an Adaptive Method”, Journal of Electrical Engineering & Technology, vol. 11, no. 6, pp: 1590-1599, 2016.
  • H. Latifi, M. Farrokhifar, A. Safari, S. Pournasir, “Optimal Sizing of Combined Heat and Power Generation Units Using of MPSO in the Besat Industrial Zone”, International Journal of Energy and Statistics, vol. 4, no. 1, pp: 1650002-1:11, 2016.
  • A. Bashardoust, M. Farrokhifar, A. Yousefzadeh Fard, A. Safari, E. Mokhtarpour, “Optimum Network Reconfiguration to Improve Power Quality and Reliability in Distribution System”, International Journal of Grid and Distributed Computing, vol. 9, no. 4, pp: 101-110, 2016.
  • M. Dadras, M. Farrokhifar, “A High-Performance DC/DC Converter as MPPT for Solar Modules”, International Journal of Renewable Energy Research, vol. 5. no. 3, pp: 766-772, 2015.
  • R. Esmaeilzadeh, H. Eskandari, M. Amjadi, M. Farrokhifar, “Effective Detection, Identification and Measurement Strategies of Market Power and Their Comparison”, International Review of Automatic Control, vol. 5, no. 6, pp: 921-930, 2012.
  • M. Farrokhifar, M.B.B. Sharifian, R. Esmaeilzadeh, “A novel method for optimal location and expansion of subtransmission substations considering existing medium-voltage distribution feeders”, American Journal of Applied Sciences, vol. 6, no. 3, pp: 368-379, 2009.

2) Selected Conference Papers

  • H. F. Gharibeh, L. M. Khiavi, M. Farrokhifar, D. Pozo, “Life cycle cost analysis of electric vehicles based on critical price and critical distance”, ISGT Europe 2019, 9th IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe, Bucharest, Romania, 29 September – 2 October 2019.
  • B. Faridpak, H. F. Gharibeh, M. Farrokhifar, D. Pozo, “Two-step LP approach for optimal placement and operation of EV charging stations”, ISGT Europe 2019, 9th IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe, Bucharest, Romania, 29 September – 2 October 2019.
  • Y. Nie, M. Farrokhifar, D. Pozo, “Electricity and gas network expansion planning: An ADMM-based decomposition approach”, IEEE PowerTech 2019, Milan, Italy, 23-27 June 2019.
  • H. F. Gharibeh, L. M. Khiavi, M. Farrokhifar, A. Alahyari, D. Pozo, “Capacity value of variable-speed wind turbines”, IEEE PowerTech 2019, Milan, Italy, 23-27 June 2019.
  • I. Murzakhanov, E. Gryazina, M. Farrokhifar, “Decentralized optimal power flow under security constraints”, REEPE 2019, IEEE International Youth Conference on Radio Electronics, Electrical and Power Engineering, Moscow, Russia, 14-15 March 2019.
  • H. F. Gharibeh, L. M. Khiavi, M. Farrokhifar, A. Alahyari, D. Pozo, “Power management of electric vehicle equipped with battery and supercapacitor considering irregular terrain”, REEPE 2019, IEEE International Youth Conference on Radio Electronics, Electrical and Power Engineering, Moscow, Russia, 14-15 March 2019.
  • M. Farrokhifar, A. Rostami, N. Sadoogi, “Opto-Electrical Simulation of Organic Solar Cells”, IEEE EMS 2014, UKSim-AMSS 8th European Modelling Symposium, Pisa, Italy, 21-23 October 2014.
  • M. Farrokhifar, S. M. Mahaei, J. Jafarzadeh, M. Gholami, “Distribution Networks Reconfiguration for Loss Minimization Based on Variable Behavior of Loads and Energy Cost Curves”, IECON 2013, The 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Vienna, Austria, 10-13 November 2013.
  • M. Farrokhifar, R. Esmaeilzadeh, M. Heydari, A. R. Milani, “A Study on Practical Methods to Decrease Short Circuit Level in Transmission Grids”, IECON 2013, The 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Vienna, Austria, 10-13 November 2013.
  • M. Farrokhifar, S. Grillo, E. Tironi, “Optimal Placement of Energy Storage Devices for Loss Reduction in Distribution Networks”, ISGT Europe 2013, 4th IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark, 6-9 October 2013.
  • M. Farrokhifar, S. Grillo, E. Tironi, “Loss Minimization in MV Distribution Grids by Optimal Management of Energy Storage Device”, IEEE POWERTECH 2013, Grenoble, France, 16-20 June 2013.
  • M.Farrokhifar, S. M. Mahaei, J. Jafarzadeh, “Placement of PMUs in power system by teaching learning based optimization algorithm”, ICTPE 2013, 9th International Conference on Technical and Physical Problems of Power Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey, 9-11 September 2013.
  • M. Farrokhifar, A. Zeiaee, R. Esmaeilzadeh, “Consideration of Asymmetrical Switching Overvoltages on Subtransmission Transformers”, ICTPE 2011, 7th International Conference on Technical and Physical Problems of Power Engineering, Lefkosia, Cyprus, 7-9 July 2011.
  • R. Esmaeilzadeh, M. Amjadi, H. Eskandari, M. Farrokhifar, “Important Viewpoints of Maintenance Scheduling in Restructured Power Systems”, EUROCON 2007, IEEE International Conference on Computer as a Tool, Warsaw, Poland, 9-12 September 2007.

Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, in 2014.

  • Smart Grids
  • Power Systems Planning and Operation
  • Fault Analysis in Electric Power Networks
  • Optimization Problems
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Energy Markets and Regulation