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Afshin Rezaei-Zare

Associate Professor, P.Eng

Department:

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Bio

Prof. Afshin Rezaei-Zare received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, and pursued his research at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, as a Visiting Scientist from 2005 to 2007, and a Postdoctoral Fellow from 2007 to 2009.

He Joined Power and Renewable Energy Systems group at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, York University in 2017, as an Associate Professor. Prior to joining York University, he was with Hydro One Networks Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada from 2010 to 2017, working in the departments of Special Studies, Transmission System Planning, and Transmission Reliability and Performance analytics. His broad scope of work at Hydro One included various types of power system studies, root-cause failure analysis, project planning and budget distribution, risk evaluation, asset management, reliability, and load-generation interruption analytics. Prof. Rezaei-Zare’s contributions in the modeling and analysis of Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) and transformers have resulted in several research achievements and development of novel computer tools for the analysis of the GMD impacts on power grid. He is also a main contributor to the first in-service power system real-time GMD simulator in the world which is currently the reference of the operators’ action at Ontario Grid Control Center (OGCC). For the GMD real-time simulator, he received Hydro One president award in innovation.

Prof. Rezaei-Zare is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada, a Senior Member of IEEE, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, and the Chair of the IEEE Task Force on Power Equipment Vulnerability to GIC.

Research Interests

  • Power System Resilience to Geomagnetic Disturbance (Solar Storm)
  • Power System Real-Time Simulation and Wide-Area Control and Monitoring
  • Electric Vehicles and Transportation Electrification
  • Microgrids and Renewable Energy Systems
  • Design and Optimization of Electrical Machines and Drives

Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) Effects on Transformers and Power Systems

Selected Publications:

  • B. Ahmadzadeh-Shooshtari, and A. Rezaei-Zare, "Advanced Transformer Differential Protection under GIC Conditions", IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Early Access, 2022.
  • Hosseinpour and A. Rezaei-Zare, "Operation of MMC based VSC – HVDC System Under Geomagnetic Disturbance", 22nd annual conference of the International Conference on Environmental and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC2022), Prague, Czech, June 28 – July 1, 2022.
  • B. Ahmadzadeh-Shooshtari, and A. Rezaei-Zare, "Analysis of Transformer Differential Protection Performance under Geomagnetically Induced Current Conditions", Electric Power Systems Research, Elsevier, vol. 194, p. 107094, 2021.
  • M. Ariannik, A. Rezaei-Zare, P. Werle, "Processing Magnetometer Signals for Accurate Wide-Area Geomagnetic Disturbance Monitoring and Resilience Analysis", IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 2550 - 2558, Aug. 2021.
  • M. Akbari, A. Rezaei-Zare, "Transformer Bushing Thermal Model for Calculation of Hot-Spot Temperature Considering Oil Flow Dynamics", IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 1726 - 1734, June 2021.
  • Babaeiyazdi, Rezaei-Zare, A. Rezaei-Zare, "Wind Farm Operating Conditions under Geomagnetic Disturbance", vol. 35, no. 3, 2020.
  • M. Rezaei-Zare, M. Ariannik, A. Rezaei-Zare, "Real-time Detection of Vulnerable Power System Areas to Geomagnetic Disturbance", IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol. 14, no. 18, pp. 3838-3845, 2020.
  • A. Haddadi, R. Hassani, J. Mahseredjian, L. Gerin-Lajoie, and A. Rezaei-Zare, "Evaluation of Simulation Methods for Analysis of Geomagnetic Disturbance System Impacts", IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 1509 - 1516, June 2021.
  • A. Haddadi, A. Rezaei-Zare, L. Gerin-Lajoie, R. Hassani, and J. Mahseredjian, "A Modified IEEE-118 Test Case for Geomagnetic Disturbance Studies—Part II: Simulation Results.", IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, vol. 62, no. 3, 2020.
  • A. Haddadi, A. Rezaei-Zare, L. Gerin-Lajoie, R. Hassani, and J. Mahseredjian, "A Modified IEEE-118 Test Case for Geomagnetic Disturbance Studies—Part I: Model Parameters.", IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, vol. 62, no. 3, 2020.
  • A. Rezaei-Zare, and A. Etemadi, "Optimal Placement of GIC Blocking Devices Considering Equipment Thermal Limits and Power System Operation Constraints", IEEE Trans. On Power Del., vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 200-208, Jan. 2018.
  • A. Rezaei-Zare, “Enhanced Transformer Model for Low- and Mid-Frequency Transients – Part I: Model Development”, IEEE Trans. Power Del., vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 307-315, Feb. 2015.
  • A. Rezaei-Zare, “Enhanced Transformer Model for Low- and Mid-Frequency Transients – Part II: Validation and Simulation Results”, IEEE Trans. Power Del., vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 316-325, Feb. 2015.
  • A. Rezaei-Zare, A. Etemadi, and R. Iravani, “Challenges of Power Converter Operation and Control Under Ferroresonance Conditions”, IEEE Trans. Power Del., vol. 32, no. 6, pp. 2380-2388, Aug. 2017.
  • A. Rezaei-Zare, L. Marti, A. Narang, and A. Yan, “Analysis of Three-Phase Transformer Response due to GIC Using an Advanced Duality-Based Model”, IEEE Trans. Power Del., vol. 31, no. 5, pp. 2342-2350, Oct. 2016.
  • A. Rezaei-Zare, "Reactive Power Loss Versus GIC Characteristic of Single-Phase Transformers," IEEE Trans. Power Del., vol. 30, no.3, pp. 1639 – 1640, June 2015.
  • A. Rezaei-Zare, "Behavior of Single-Phase Transformers under Geomagnetically Induced Current Conditions", IEEE Trans. on Power Delivery, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 916-925, April 2014.
  • A.H. Etemadi and A. Rezaei-Zare, "Optimal Placement of GIC Blocking Devices for Geomagnetic Disturbance Mitigation", IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 29, No. 6, pp. 2753-2762, Aug. 2014.
  • L. Marti, A. Rezaei-Zare, and A. Narang, “Simulation of Transformer Hot-Spot Heating due to Geomagnetically Induced Currents”, IEEE Trans. on Power Delivery, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 320-327, Jan. 2013.
  • L. Marti, C. Yiu, A. Rezaei-Zare, and D. Boteler, “Simulation of Geomagnetically Induced Currents with Piecewise Layered-Earth Models”, IEEE Trans. on Power Delivery, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 1886-1893, Aug. 2014.
  • L. Marti, A. Rezaei-Zare, and A. Yan, “Modelling Considerations for the Hydro One Real-time GMD Management System”, IEEE PES General Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 21-25, 2013.

Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Transportation Electrification

EV Standards Development:

  • Vice-Chair, Technical Subcommittee, CSA Standard "Electric Vehicle Energy Management Systems [C232(343)]", Canada Standard Association (CSA), 2020-2022.
  • Technical Subcommittee member, CSA Standard "DC Fast Charging System for Electric Vehicles [C232(346)]", Canada Standard Association (CSA), 2021.
  • Technical Subcommittee member, CSA Standard "Electric Vehicle Power Export Equipment (EVPE) [C232.01]", Canada Standard Association (CSA), 2021.

Selected Publications:

  • I. Babaeiyazdi, A. Rezaei-Zare, and S. Shokrzadeh, "Transfer Learning with Deep Neural Network for Capacity Prediction of Li-ion Batteries Using EIS Measurement", IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, Early Access, 2022.
  • I. Babaeiyazdi, A. Rezaei-Zare, and S. Shokrzadeh, "State of charge prediction of EV Li-ion batteries using EIS: A machine learning approach", Energy, Elsevier, vol. 223, p. 120116, 2021.
  • A. Zahedi, R. Ostadian, and A. Rezaei-Zare, "A Review of Hybrid Energy Storage Systems and Energy Management Strategies for Electric Vehicles", IEEE Access, 2022.
  • I. Babaeiyazdi, A. Rezaei-Zare, and S. Shokrzadeh, " State-of-Charge Prediction of Degrading Li-ion Batteries Using an Adaptive Machine Learning Approach", IEEE PES General Meeting, Denver, Colorado, US, July 17-21, 2022.
  • A. Zahedi, I. Babaeiyazdi, R. Ostadian, and A. Rezaei-Zare, "Globally Optimal Energy Management in a Battery-Ultracapacitor Electric Vehicle", 22nd annual conference of the International Conference on Environmental and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC2022), Prague, Czech, June 28 – July 1, 2022.
  • I. Babaeiyazdi, A. Rezaei-Zare, and S. Shokrzadeh, "DFACTS-Based Mitigation of Power System Voltage Unbalance for Wide Adoption of EV Fast Charging Systems", 2021 IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC), Toronto, Canada, Oct. 22 – 31, 2021.
  • I. Babaeiyazdi, A. Rezaei-Zare, S. Shokrzadeh, “Fast Charging Systems to Enable Electrification of Transportation: An Operational Constrained Based Analysis”, IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), Novi, Michigan, USA, June 19-21, 2019.