Sahand Karimi Arpanahi

Sahand Karimi Arpanahi

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


I am a PhD candidate in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Adelaide, doing my research under the supervision of Dr Ali Pourmousavi, A/Prof Nesimi Ertugrul, and Dr Nariman Mahdavi (CSIRO Energy). I work on developing new battery storage sizing and operation strategies for utility-scale PV/wind farms to maximise their profits in electricity markets.

I hold a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering (major: Power Systems) from Sharif University of Technology (Iran's top institution in engineering fields), which were received in 2016 and 2018, respectively. I was also a Research Assistant in the Reliability and Distributed Generation Lab of Sharif University from 2018 to 2020.

I have 5+ years of experience in researching and working on analysis, modelling, and optimisation of various power system problems. These include electricity market analysis, sizing and operation of battery storage systems, distribution network planning and operation, and grid integration of electric vehicles and distributed energy sources.

The interesting findings in some of these projects are published in several high-quality journals and presented at international conferences. The full texts of these publications are available in my ResearchGate profile.

In the following video, I explain my PhD research in simple words to a non-specialist audience (the video was created for the 2022 3MT competition):

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Casual Academic The University of Adelaide
    2020 - ongoing PhD candidate The University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2020 Research Assistant Sharif University of Technology
    2017 - 2018 Teaching Assistant Sharif University of Technology
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2021 Scholarship Granted CSIRO postgraduate supplementary scholarship for my PhD research Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Australia
    2020 Scholarship Granted fully-funded PhD scholarship and tuition fee waiver University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 Achievement Ranked 1st among 2.5k participants in the Iranian Nationwide University Entrance Exam for PhD degree in Electrical Engineering -- Power Iran's Ministry of Higher Science, Research and Technology Iran, Islamic Republic of
    2016 Achievement Ranked 3rd among 30K participants in the Iranian Nationwide University Entrance Exam for MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering (all majors) Iran's Ministry of Higher Science, Research and Technology Iran, Islamic Republic of
    2012 Scholarship Received the Iran National Elite Foundation (INEF) Educational Scholarship for high academic achievements Iran National Elite Foundation (INEF) Iran, Islamic Republic of
    2012 Achievement Ranked 25th among 230K participant in the Iranian Nationwide University Entrance Exam for BSc degree Iran's Ministry of Higher Science, Research and Technology Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Persian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2020 - 2024 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2016 - 2018 Sharif University of Technology Iran Master of Science
    2012 - 2016 Sharif University of Technology Iran Bachelor of Science
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Karimi-Arpanahi, S., Jooshaki, M., Pourmousavi, S. A., & Lehtonen, M. (2022). Leveraging the flexibility of electric vehicle parking lots in distribution networks with high renewable penetration. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, 142, 12 pages.
    DOI
    2021 Jooshaki, M., Karimi-Arpanahi, S., Lehtonen, M., John Millar, R., & Fotuhi-Firuzabad, M. (2021). An MILP Model for Optimal Placement of Sectionalizing Switches and Tie Lines in Distribution Networks with Complex Topologies. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 12(6), 4740-4751.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2020 Karimi-Arpanahi, S., Jooshaki, M., Moein-Aghtaie, M., Fotuhi-Firuzabad, M., & Lehtonen, M. (2020). Considering forecasting errors in flexibility-oriented distribution network expansion planning using the spherical simplex unscented transformation. IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, 14(24), 5816-5822.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2020 Jooshaki, M., Karimi-Arpanahi, S., Lehtonen, M., Millar, R. J., & Fotuhi-Firuzabad, M. (2020). Reliability-Oriented Electricity Distribution System Switch and Tie Line Optimization. IEEE Access, 8, 130967-130978.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS10
    2020 Jooshaki, M., Karimi-Arpanahi, S., Lehtonen, M., Millar, R. J., & Fotuhi-Firuzabad, M. (2020). Electricity distribution system switch optimization under incentive reliability scheme. IEEE Access, 8, 93455-93463.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS8
    2020 Karimi-Arpanahi, S., Jooshaki, M., Moeini-Aghtaie, M., Abbaspour, A., & Fotuhi-Firuzabad, M. (2020). Incorporating flexibility requirements into distribution system expansion planning studies based on regulatory policies. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, 118, 9 pages.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS9
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2022 Dinh, N. T., Pourmousavi, S. A., Karimi-Arpanahi, S., Kumar, Y. P. S., Guo, M., Abbott, D., & Liisberg, J. A. R. (2022). Optimal sizing and scheduling of community battery storage within a local market. In e-Energy 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 13th ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems (pp. 34-46). ACM.
    DOI
    2021 Jooshaki, M., Karimi-Arpanahi, S., Millar, J., Lehtonen, M., & Fotuhi-Firuzabad, M. (2021). OPTIMAL DISTRIBUTION NETWORK SWITCH PLANNING CONSIDERING MALFUNCTION OF SWITCHES. In CIRED 2021 - The 26th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution. Institution of Engineering and Technology.
    DOI
    2020 Karimi-Arpanahi, S., Jooshaki, M., Fotuhi-Firuzabad, M., & Lehtonen, M. (2020). Flexibility-Oriented Collaborative Planning Model for Distribution Network and EV Parking Lots Considering Uncertain Behaviour of EVs. In 2020 International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems, PMAPS 2020 - Proceedings (pp. 6 pages). ELECTR NETWORK: IEEE.
    DOI
    2019 Karimi-Arpanahi, S., Jooshaki, M., Moeini-Aghtaei, M., Abbaspour, A., & Fotuhi-Firuzabad, M. (2019). A Flexibility-Oriented Model for Distribution System Expansion Planning Studies. In ICEE 2019 - 27th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (pp. 737-741). Yazd Univ, Yazd, IRAN: IEEE.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3
    2018 Mirzapour, O., Karimi-Arpanahi, S., & Oraee, H. (2018). Evaluating Grid Harmonics Effect on Induction Motor Using Reduced Thermal Model. In Proceedings - 2018 Smart Grid Conference, SGC 2018 (pp. 339-+). Univ Kurdistan, Sanandaj, IRAN: IEEE.
    DOI Scopus3
    2018 Mirzapour, O., & Arpanahi, S. K. (2018). Photovoltaic parameter estimation using heuristic optimization. In 2017 IEEE 4th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Engineering and Innovation, KBEI 2017 Vol. 2018-January (pp. 0792-0797). Iran Univ Sci & Technol, Tehran, IRAN: IEEE.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
Marker, Lab Demonstrator, and Workshop Supervisor at The University of Adelaide:
  1. "Electric Energy Conversion" course (2nd-year course) in the first semester of 2022
  2. "Power Quality and Condition Monitoring" course (4th-year course) in the first semester of 2022
 
Teaching Assistant (Tutoring and marking) at Sharif University of Technology:
  1. "Distributed Generation Technologies" course (postgraduate course) in fall 2017-18 semester
  2. "Electrical Energy Generation Systems" course in spring 2017-18 semester

 

Lab Teaching Assistant (Demonstrating and marking) at Sharif University of Technology:

"Electrical Energy Conversion" course in spring 2016-17 semester

  • Mentoring

    Date Topic Location Name
    2021 - 2022 What insights we can get from the PV generation time-series? The University of Adelaide Zonghao Li

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