Mohammad Shadmand | Assistant Professor
Michelle Munson-Serban Simu Keystone Research Scholar
Director of Power Electronics & Autonomous Systems Research Laboratory
Ph.D. - 2015, Texas A&M University
M.S. - 2012, Texas A&M University
B.Sc. - 2010, Qatar University
Mohammad B. Shadmand received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA in 2015. From 2015-2016, he was an instructor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA. From 2016- 2017, he was a research engineer in renewable energy and advanced power electronics research laboratory, College Station, TX, USA. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Co-Director of the Power Electronics and Autonomous Systems (PEAS) Research Laboratory at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA. He has published more than 70 journal and conference papers. He is serving as principal investigator (PI) and Co-PI of multiple research grants funded by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Science Foundation (NSF), Qatar National Research Foundation (QNRF), as well as industrial projects with total funding value of more than $9 million. He is the lead conference technical advisor and founder of the first IEEE Kansas Power & Energy Conference (KPEC 2020), Manhattan, KS. He has served as Technical Program Co-Chair of the 2019 IEEE Smart Grid & Renewable Energy Conference. He is an associate editor of IET Renewable Power Generation. He served as lead guest editor for special issue in IET Renewable Power Generation, “Challenges in Future Grid-Interactive Power Converters: Control Strategies, Optimal Operation, and Corrective Actions,” 2018-2019.
Shadmand's research interests include:
- Self-learning power electronics at the grid edge
- Cybersecurity analytics and situational awareness through smart inverters and deep-learning
- Grid services from behind-the-meter solar and other distributed energy resources
- Advance model predictive control schemes
- Multi-layer hierarchy-based control schemes and self-healing capability of grid clusters to enhance power distribution system resiliency and cybersecurity.
- Author of more than 70 IEEE Journal and Conference papers.
- Co-Author of Book Chapter entitled: “Load as a Controllable Energy Asset in DC Microgrids” in Energy Engineering, DC Distribution Systems and Microgrids published by Institution of Engineering and Technology.
- Co-Director and Founder of Power Electronics and Autonomous Systems Research Group (PEAS)
- Recipient of 2019 IEEE Myron Zucker Student-Faculty Grant Award.
- Recipient of 2019 Outstanding IEEE Industry Application Society SB Chapter Advisor.
- Technical Program Advisor of IEEE Kansas Power & Energy Conference (KPEC 2020), Manhattan, KS.
- Technical Program Co-Chair, IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid & Renewable Energy, November 2019 Doha, Qatar.
- Faculty Advisor and Founder of IEEE Industry Application Society (IAS) student branch chapter at Kansas State University, 2018-present.
- Recipient of 2017 Michelle Munson-Serban Simu Keystone Research Faculty Scholar, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.
- Awarded 2nd Place in the International IEEE Industrial Application Society (IAS) Graduate Thesis Contest in 2013.
- Awarded IEEE Standards Education Grant for the project “Fixed-Step Model Predictive Control of Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverter”, in August 2014.