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Kamyar Mehran (M’09, SM’20) is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Electrical Power Engineering and the director of the Real-Time Power and Control System (RPCS) Laboratory at the school of EECS in Queen Mary University in London. He received his PhD degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and MSc degree in Control and Automation from Newcastle University, UK, in 2010 and 2004 respectively.
His current research is mainly focused on the theory and application of advanced control and optimisation methods for (vehicular, grid) energy storage, SiC-based power electronics and dc/ac Microgrids and Nanogrids with over 40 peer-reviewed journal publications, and several book chapters including his recent chapter in “Control strategy for time-delay systems” published by Elsevier. He attracted £1.27 million external funding in his academic career as a principal investigator and co-investigator from the UK research and innovation (UKRI) councils including EPSRC, Innovate UK and the prestigious global challenge funding from Royal Society and Newton fund. He is a reviewer for the EPSRC (major funding body for engineering research projects) and several high-impact IEEE Transactions journals including IEEE Transactions in Fuzzy Systems and IEEE Transactions in Smart Grid. He has been an invited speaker in several conferences and companies.
From 2013 to 2015, he was a research fellow in the University of Warwick, UK and from 2010-2013 he was a research associate in the Newcastle University where he also acted as a commercialisation manager for a university spin-off company developing disruptive GaN technology for optoelectronics. Before his academic career, he worked for eight years in industry in a variety of software-related roles.