Mahyar Zarghami, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

  • Contact Information

  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Office Location: 3028 Riverside Hall
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • E-mail:
  • Office Phone: (916) 278-7113
  • Mailing Address: Sacramento State 6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6019
  • College: Engineering and Computer Science
  • Department: Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Courses that I teach

  • • EEE 131: Electromechanics Laboratory
  • • EEE 136: Smart Electric Power Grid
  • • EEE 141: Power System Analysis
  • • EEE 142: Energy Systems Control and Optimization
  • • EEE 252: Power System Reliability and Planning
  • • EEE 255: Introduction to Future Power Systems and Smart Grids
  • • EEE 257: Wind Energy Electrical Conversion Systems
  • • EEE 259: Advanced Topics in Power Systems

Selected Publications

  • • Journals
    • • M. Zarghami, Mariesa L. Crow, S. Jagannathan, ''Nonlinear Control of FACTS Controllers for Damping Interarea Oscillations in Power Systems'' IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 3113-3121, Oct. 2010.
    • • M. Zarghami, Mariesa L. Crow, S. Jagannathan, Y. Liu, S. Atcitty, ''A Novel Approach to Inter-Area Oscillation Damping by Unified Power Flow Controllers Utilizing Ultracapacitors'', IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 404-412, Feb. 2010.
    • • M. Zarghami, Mariesa L. Crow, ''The Existence of Multiple Equilibria in the UPFC Power Injection Model'', IEEE Transactions on Power Systemsvol. 22, no. 4, pp. 2280-2282, Nov. 2007.
  • •  Conferences
    • • A. Rahimi, A. Cloninger, M. Zarghami, M. Vaziri, “Investigation on Volt-VAr Control Using CVR at Various Phtovoltaic Penetration Levels”, 2014 North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Sep. 7-9, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.
    • • J. Icenhower, M. Zarghami, M. Vaziri, “A Heuristic Power Optimization Method for Photovoltaic Systems”, 2014 North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Sep. 7-9, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.
    • • Mahyar Zarghami, Reynaldo Nuqui, “A Wide-Area Loss-Index Based method for Voltage Instability Protection”, IEEE PES General Meeting 2014, July 27-31.
    • • M. Zarghami, B. Kaviani, F. Tavatli, M. Vaziri, “Complex Power Optimization of Photovoltaic Systems”, IEEE PES General Meeting 2014, July 27-31.
    • • M. Tesfasilassie, M. Zarghami, M. Vaziri, A. Rahimi, “An Estimative Approach for CVR Effectiveness Using Aggregated Load Modeling”, IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, Feb. 19-22, 2014.
    •  A. Rahimi, M. Zarghami, M. Vaziri, S. Vadhva, “A Simple and Effective Approach for Peak Load Shaving Using Battery Storage Systems”, 2013 North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Sep. 22-24, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.
    • • A. Marinopoulos, J. Pan, M. Zarghami, M. Reza, K. Yunus, C. Yue, and K. Srivastava, ''Investigating the impact of Wake effect on Wind Farm Aggregation'', IEEE Trondheim Powertech 2011, 19-23 June 2011.
    • • Mahyar Zarghami, Mariesa L. Crow,”A Unified Platform for Dynamic Modeling and Simulation of Hybrid AC/DC Systems”, EPRI HVDC & FACTS Conference, Aug. 2011, Palo Alto, CA, USA.
    • • Reynaldo F. Nuqui, M. Zarghami, M. Mendik, ''The Impact of Optical Current and Voltage Sensors on Phasor Measurements and Applications'', IEEE Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition (T&D), April 2010, New Orleans, USA.
    • • M. Zarghami, Mariesa L. Crow, S. Jagannathan, ''Dynamic Placement and Signal Selection for UPFCs in Wide-Area Controlled Power Systems'', IEEE Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition (T&D), April 2010, New Orleans, USA.
    • • M. Zarghami, Mariesa. L. Crow, ''Optimal Dynamic Placement and Signal Selection in Wide-Area Controlled UPFCs for Damping Power System Oscillations'', Power Systems Conference & Exposition (PSCE), March 2009, Seattle, Washington, USA.
    • • M. Zarghami, Mariesa. L. Crow, J. Sarangapani, Yilu Liu, ''Damping Inter-Area Oscillations by UPFCs Based on Selected Global Measurements'', Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 2008, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Research Projects/Interests

  • • Power System Dynamics, Stability and Control
  • • FACTS and HVDC
  • • Power System Modeling, Simulation and Optimization
  • • Applications of Synchronized Measurements in Wide-Area Control of Transmission Systems
  • • Micro-Grids and Active Distribution Networks
  • • Renewable Energy

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