Meisam Farrokhifar

Research Scientist
Center for Energy Systems

Dr. Meisam Farrokhifar received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 2014. His Ph.D. Project and activities since graduation were mainly focused on energy storage devices application along with renewable energy sources in distribution grids. Later he joined to Azad University (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 than 25 master theses. Beside academic activities, he concluded different research projects with regional electricity companies in Tabriz, Iran. His research interests include power systems planning and operation, energy management and renewable energy systems.

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 35 papers in refereed journals and international conferences.

Currently, he is a research scientist in the Center for Energy Systems at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, working on “Energy Systems Planning for Government Regulations” project funded by the Next Generation Program: Skoltech-MIT Joint Projects.

Professor David Pozo

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.

Selected Publications

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.B.B. Sharifian, M. Feyzi, M. Sabahi, M. Farrokhifar, “A New Soft Starting Method for Wound-Rotor Induction Motor”, Journal of Electrical Engineering, Vol. 62, No. 1, pp: 31-36, 2011.
  • M. Farrokhifar, A. Zeiaee, R. Esmaeilzadeh, “Consideration of Asymmetrical Switching Overoltages on Subtransmission Transformers”, ICTPE 2011, 7th International Conference on Technical and Physical Problems of Power Engineering, Lefkosa, Cyprus, 7-9 July, 2011.
  • 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.
  • 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 Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, in 2014.

  • Smart Grids
  • Power Systems Planning and Operation
  • Energy Management
  • Optimization problems
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Energy Markets and Regulation