Power systems.


Power systems, power electronics, modeling and simulation of power-electronic intensive networks.

Research description

Dr. Filizadeh has conducted extensive research on the modeling and simulation of advanced energy conversion systems, power electronic converters in power systems and motor drive applications, and specialized modeling methods including average-value models and dynamic phasors.

Dr. Filizadeh's research is conducted in the Power Electronics and Energy Conversion Atelier for Modeling, Prototyping, and Simulation (PEEC-AMPS) on the Fort Garry campus of the University of Manitoba. This state-of-the-art research and training facility is equipped with EMT simulation software (PSCAD/EMTDC), real-time simulators (RTDS), an in-house modular multilevel converter, and several power-electronic converters (sources and load) for rapid prototyping.

Current research focus is on low-inertia systems, battery energy storage converters, and specialized modeling methods.


Shaahin Filizadeh received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1996 and 1998, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, in 2004. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba. From 2012 to 2019 he was the Department of ECE's Associate Head (Graduate Programs).

Dr. Filizadeh is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Manitoba. He is active in several IEEE committees and is currently the Chair of the IEEE Task Force on Dynamic Phasor Modeling Techniques. He is an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion and IEEE Power Engineering Letters, and an Associate Editor
for the IEEE Systems Journal.

Graduate Student Opportunities

Dr. Filizadeh does not have any graduate student opportunities available at this time.