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Contact Information

Name: Mahyar Zarghami

Title: Professor

Office Location: 3028 Riverside Hall

Email: mahyar.zarghami@csus.edu

Office Phone: (916) 278-7113

Mailing Address: Sacramento State 6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6019

Office Hours: By appointment

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 I
  • EEE 142: Power System Analysis II
  • EEE 147: Power System Control and Operation Lab
  • EEE 250: Modern Power Transmission Systems
  • EEE 252: Power System Reliability and Planning
  • EEE 253: Control and Stability of Power Systems
  • 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
    • Ning Kang, Mirrasoul J. Mousavi, Mahyar Zarghami, “Faulted Segment Identification in Multi-Phase Distribution Systems Using Sequence Component Modeling”, Journal of Electric Power Components and Systems, vol. 44, Iss. 1, 2016.
    • 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
    • Mohammad Rabi, Mahyar Zarghami, John Redding, Bo Stauffer-Olsen, “Optimized and Coordinated Operation of Mixed-Energy Power Sources in Electricity Market”, North American Power Symposium (NAPS), April 11-14, 2021.
    • Saumya Shah, Mahyar Zarghami, Pinar Muyan-Ozcelik, “Accelerating Forward-Backward Sweep Power Flow Computation on the GPU”, International workshop on Performance modelling, Runtime System and Applications at the Exascale (EXA_PMRA20), Aug. 17-20, 2020.
    • Mahyar Zarghami, Charles Vann, Frank Steensnaes, “A High-Power Ironless Ultra-Light Direct-Drive Wind Generator Based on Circular Flux”, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Power Conference (ASME Power), Aug. 4-5, 2020.
    • H. Liu, K. Ganesan, M. Zarghami, A. Yazdani, R. Nuqui, “Real-Time Dynamic Voltage Stability Assessment through a Wide-Area Loss Index”, IEEE Canada Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC 2018), Oct. 10-11, 2018, Toronto, Canada.
    • Mahyar Zarghami, Ali Rahimi, James Detmers, John Redding, “Frequency Enhancement through a Unified Smart Generation System”, IEEE Canada Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC 2018), Oct. 10-11, 2018, Toronto, Canada.
    • B. Wang, M. Zarghami, M. Vaziri, “Energy Management and Peak-Shaving in Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems Integrated with Battery Storage”, North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Sep. 18-20, 2016, Denver, CO, USA.
    • Dongyi Zhang, Tao Liang, Xiaojun Feng, Mahyar Zarghami, M. Vaziri, “A State-Space Model for Integration of Battery Energy Storage Systems in Bulk Power Grids”, North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Oct. 4-6, 2015, Charlotte, NC, USA.
    • A. Rahimi, A. Cloninger, M. Zarghami, M. Vaziri, “Investigation on Volt-VAr Control Using CVR at Various Photovoltaic Penetration Levels”, North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Sep. 7-9, 2014, 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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