Sahand Karimi Arpanahi

Sahand Karimi Arpanahi

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


I am a PhD candidate in the School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide and CSIRO Energy. My PhD research is on new battery solutions for solar and wind farms to increase their profits in electricity markets.

I've been working for 6+ years on research, analysis, and modelling of different problems in power systems and electricity markets, such as battery operation and sizing, and distribution network planning and operation. My research on these topics resulted in 15+ published papers in top power system journals and presentations at international conferences.

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. Since 2022, I've also been working as a Power System Engineer at Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).

The full texts of these publications are available in my ResearchGate profile.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2023 - ongoing Power System Engineer Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
    2022 - 2023 Research Engineer Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
    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

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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