Electric Power and Energy Systems (EPES) Research Lab

Dr. Zhifang Wang
Dr. Zhifang Wang joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University in August 2012 where she is currently an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. Biography, Google Scholar, CV
Email: zfwang@vcu.edu
Seyyed Hamid Elyas
Seyyed Hamid Elyas
Received his M.S. degree form Semnan University, Semnan, Iran in 2011, and the B.S. degree from I.K. International University, Qazvin, Iran in 2008, both in Electrical Enginnering. He joined EPES lab in fall 2014. His research interests include complex networks and systems, especially with respect to electrical power networks, modeling and control of large-scale power grids, and power system operation. He graduated in May 2017. Google Scholar, CV
Thesis: "Synthetic Modeling of Power Grids Based on Statistical Analysis"
Email: elyassh@vcu.edu
Mir Hadi Athari
Mir Hadi Athari
Received his M.S. degree from Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2014, and the B.S. degree from University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran in 2012, both in Electrical Engineering. He joined EPES lab in fall 2015. His research interests include electric power system operation and control, vulnerability analysis, renewable integration, and smart grids. Google Scholar, CV
Email: atharih@vcu.edu
Hayder Alwan
Hayder Alwan
Received his M.S. degree form University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq in 2009, and the B.S. degree from Al Mustanseryah University, Baghdad, Iraq in 2004, both in Electrical Enginnering. He joined EPES lab in fall 2014. His research interests include intelligent load managmenet and power system optimization. CV
Email: alwanho@vcu.edu
Hamidreza Sadeghian
Hamidreza Sadeghian
Received his M.S. degree from Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2014, and the B.S. degree from University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran in 2012, both in Electrical Engineering. He joined EPES lab on fall 2016. His research interests include distributed renewable energy generation, demand side management, and integration of renewable energy resources to the grid. Google Scholar, CV
Email: sadeghianh@vcu.edu
Wesley Barrier
Wesley Barrier
Received his B.S from Kettering University, March 2013. He is a Master student since January 2014 at Virginia Commwealth University. CV
Email: Wesley.D.Barrier@dom.com
Shiyang Song
Shiyang Song
Graduated in Aug 2015, with research project titled " power Quality Analysis of Microgrid". Currently, he is employed at Dominion Virginia Power . He is a certified Power Engineer since 2016.
Nathaniel Moore
Nathaniel Moore
He joined Electric Power and Energy system Lab in Aug. 2104 and expects to graduate in 2018.
Email: moorenc@vcu.edu
Tianshu Yang
Tianshu Yang
Joined VCU MS progarm Aug. 2016 and expects to graduate in May 2018.
Email: yangt6@vcu.edu
James Robinson
James Robinson
Joined VCU BS progarm Aug. 2016 and expects to graduate in spring 2020.
Email: robinsonjt2@vcu.edu
2012-2013, Power Analysis Toolkit for VCU Micro-Grid
Sai Priya Veerapaneni
Michael Roberts
Udit Chavda
Gongbo Song
2013-2014, Multi-Functional Intelligent UPS for High Power Electronic Devices
Jasdeep Kandola
Rameez Khimani
MacPherson Stevens
Raleigh Waters
2014-2015, Photocell Optimization through Thermoelectric Generation
Brian Nguyen
Dante Johnson
General Roberts
2015-2016, Power Quality Study of Third Floor Clean Room and Harmonic Isolation via Power Inverter Isolation
Aubrey Buckner
Gabriel Knight
Bart Thornton
2016-2017
DERI HS student: Charles Yang (Maggie Walker High School)
Mentor: Mir Hadi Athari
Supervisor: Dr. Zhifang Wang
Project: Statistical Modeling of Smart Grid Loads
2016-2017
DERI HS student: Makenzi Moore (Maggie Walker High School)
Mentor: Seyyed Hamid Elyas
Supervisor: Dr. Zhifang Wang
Project: Electric Demand Analysis and Power Quality in Microgrid
2017-2018
DERI HS student: William Parker (Godwin High School)
Mentor: Hamidreza Sadeghian
Supervisor: Dr. Zhifang Wang
Project: Distributed Solar Energy