Mahshid Amirabadi

Associate Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering

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  • 401 Dana Research Center
  • 617.373.8177

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Research Focus

Design, modeling and control of power converters, power electronics for renewable energy systems, microgrids, variable speed drives and wireless power transfer

Education

  • PhD (2013) Electrical engineering (Power-Power Electronics), Texas A&M University
  • MS (2006) Electrical engineering (Power- Power Electronics), University of Tehran, Iran
  • BS (2002) Electrical Engineering (Electronics), Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

Honors & Awards

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award 2021
  • Best Paper Award, Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition 2016

Professional Affiliations

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    • Power Electronics Society
    • Industry Applications Society
    • Industrial Electronics Society
    • Power and Energy Society

Research Overview

Design, modeling and control of power converters, power electronics for renewable energy systems, microgrids, variable speed drives and wireless power transfer

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Selected Publications

  • M. Khodabandeh, B. Lehman, M. Amirabadi, “A Highly Reliable Single-Phase AC to Three-Phase AC Converter with a Small Link Capacitor,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 36 (9), 2021, 10051-10064
  • K. Mozaffari, M. Amirabadi, A Reduced-Switch-Count Family of Soft-Switched High-Frequency Inductive AC-Link Converters, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 35(8), 2020, 7972-7990
  • X. Zhang, M. Khodabandeh, M. Amirabadi, B. Lehman, A Simulation-Based Multi-Functional Differential Mode and Common Mode Filter Design Method for Universal Converters, IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, 8(1), 2020,658-672
  • M. Khodabandeh, E. Afshari, M. Amirabadi, A Family of Ćuk, Zeta, and SEPIC Based Soft-Switching DC–DC Converters, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 34(10), 2019, 9503-9519
  • K. Mozaffari, M. Amirabadi, A Highly Reliable and Efficient Class of Single-Stage High- Frequency AC-Link Converters, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 34(9), 2019, 8435-8452
  • E. Afshari, M. Khodabandeh, M. Amirabadi, A Single-Stage Capacitive AC-Link AC–AC Power Converter, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 34(3), 2019, 2104-2118
  • M. Khodabandeh, E. Afshari, M. Amirabadi, A Single-Stage Soft-Switching High-Frequency AC-Link PV Inverter: Design, Analysis, and Evaluation of Si-Based and SiC-Based Prototypes, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 34(3), 2019, 2312-2326
Mahshid Amirabadi

Alumni

Oct 12, 2021

Amirabadi Research Receives 2020 Second Place Prize Paper Award of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics

ECE alum Khalegh Mozaffari, PhD’19, and Associate Professor Mahshid Amirabadi received second place for the 2020 IEEE Power Electronics Society Transactions Prize Paper Award for their paper on “A Reduced-Switch-Count Family of Soft-Switched High-Frequency Inductive AC-Link Converters.”

Mahshid Amirabadi

Faculty

Feb 12, 2021

Amirabadi Received NSF CAREER Award to Improve Renewable Energy Systems

ECE Assistant Professor Mahshid Amirabadi received a $400K NSF CAREER Award for “Universal SiC-Based Power Converters for Renewable Energy Systems.”

Mahshid Amirabadi

Faculty

Nov 25, 2020

Amirabadi Awarded Patent for Universal Power Converter

ECE Assistant Professor Mahshid Amirabadi was awarded a patent for creating a “Highly reliable and compact universal power converter.”

Students

Apr 19, 2019

PhD Student Wins Outstanding Presentation Award in 2019 IEEE APEC

ECE PhD student Ehsan Afshari from Professor Mahshid Amirabadi’s group received the award for the Outstanding Presentation at 2019 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) held in Anaheim, CA. The award was given for the research on the development of multiport universal power converters.

Faculty

Apr 02, 2019

Amirabadi Awarded Patent

ECE Assistant Professor Mahshid Amirabadi awarded a patent for "Power conversion devices and control methods therefor". Abstract Source: USPTO Power conversion devices with control algorithms that can solve the double frequency harmonic problem are provided, as are techniques for controlling power converters when the instantaneous values of input and output power are not the same.

Faculty

Jan 10, 2018

Amirabadi and Lehman Awarded $660K from ARPA-E and MassCEC for Transformational Energy Technology

ECE Assistant Professor Mahshid Amirabadi and ECE Professor Brad Lehman were awarded $628K in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) and $33K from Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC).

Faculty

Mar 22, 2017

Amirabadi Awarded Patent

ECE Assistant Professor Mahshid Amirabadi awarded a patent for "Sparse and Ultra-Sparse Partial Resonant Converters". Abstract Source: USPTO The AC portion of the input of the ultra-sparse partial resonant power converter contains three pairs of forward-conducting-bidirectional-blocking switches connected in a first direction, and two pairs of forward-conducting-forward-blocking devices connected in a second direction to the three […]

Faculty

Jan 24, 2017

Amirabadi Receives ONR Grant

ECE Assistant Professor Mahshid Amirabadi was awarded a $274K grant from ONR to develop "A New Class of Modular Power Converters for Next-Generation Shipboard Power Systems." This project seeks innovative solutions for concurrent and dramatic increases in power density, lifetime, efficiency, modularity, and watts per dollar of shipboard power systems. The new class of modular AC-AC converters resulting […]

Faculty

Jan 12, 2017

Amirabadi Receives ARPA-E Grant

ECE Assistant Professor Mahshid Amirabadi was awarded a $240K grant from ARPA-E to develop "A New Class of Soft-Switching Capacitive-Link Universal Converters for Photovoltaic Application".

Sep 23, 2016

ECE Assistant Professor Mahshid Amirabadi Receives the Best Paper Award

ECE Assistant Professor Mahshid Amirabadi, received the Best Paper Award at the 8th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition (ECCE 2016). Her paper was entitled "Cuk-Based Universal Converters in Discontinuous Conduction Mode of Operation."

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