Nima Mahdian Dehkordi

Assistant Professor

  • Email Address 1: nimamahdian@sru.ac.ir
  • Email Address 2: nimamahdian@yahoo.com
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My Name is Nima Mahdian Dehkordi, where “Mahdian Dehkordi” is my last name. However in Iran I am known as “Nima Mahdian” or “Nima Dehkordi”.

Research Interests

Control Systems, Optimization, Distributed Control, Model Predictive Control, Cooperative Control, Network Control, Nonlinear Control, Robust Control, Microgrid Control, Power Electronics, Stability, Renewable Energy, Wind Turbines, Control of Power Plants

Educational Background

Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering (Control Engineering), September 2013 – December 2016
• Thesis topic: Hierarchical Control of Islanded AC Microgrids
• Advisor: Prof. Nasser Sadati, Co-Advisor: Dr. Mohsen Hamzeh
M.Sc., Electrical Engineering (Control Engineering), September 2010 – August 2012
• Thesis topic: Nonlinear Adaptive Control of Grid-Connected Three-Phase Inverters for Renewable Energy Applications
• Advisors: Dr. Mehrzad Namvar, Dr. Houshang Karimi

Professional Background

• Faculty member at Shahid Rajaee University (SRU), Tehran, Iran (2019-present)
• Faculty member at Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch (SRBIAU), Tehran, Iran (2017-2019)

Referee for Journals

• IEEE Transaction on Power Systems
• IEEE Transaction on Energy Conversion
• IEEE Transaction on Smart Grid
• IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics
• IET Generation Transmission and Distribution
• Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
• IEEE Systems Journal
• IEEE Power Electronics
• Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering Innovations
• Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics
• Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transactions of Electrical  Engineering
• Electronic Letters

Honors and Awards

• Winner of grant from Iran’s National Elites Foundation (2018).
• Complete the PhD program within 3 years (2016).
• Ranked 2th among all Ph.D. control system engineering students (2013).
• Ranked 9th in the National-wide University Entrance exam for Ph.D. (2012).
• Ranked 27th in the National-wide University Entrance exam for M.Sc. (2010).
• Ranked 2th among all B.Sc. electrical engineering students (2006).

 

Projects and Grants

• AU 40 Million Toman Winner of grant from Iran’s National Elites Foundation (October 2018).
• AU 60 Million Toman, Utilization of high-capacity power transmission technologies for connecting large wind power plants to the grid (In the form of a contract of association with the Niroo Research Institute, the Ministry of Energy and the University of Science and Research Branch (SRBIAU)) (March 2018 ).

Journal Papers 

1. N. Mahdian-Dehkordi, M. Namvar, H. Karimi, P. Piya and M. Karimi-Ghartemani, “Nonlinear Adaptive Control of Grid-Connected Three-Phase Inverters for Renewable Energy Applications”, International Journal of Control, vol. 90, no. 1, pp. 53-67, 2017 (Q1-Impact Factor: 2.208).

 

2. N. Mahdian Dehkordi, N. Sadati, and M. Hamzeh, “Robust Backstepping Control of an Interlink Converter in a Hybrid AC/DC Microgrid Based on Feedback Linearization Method”, International Journal of Control, vol. 90, no. 9, pp. 1990- 2004, 2017 (Q1-Impact Factor: 2.208).

 

3. N. Mahdian Dehkordi, N. Sadati, and M. Hamzeh, “A Robust Backstepping High-Order Sliding Mode Control Strategy for Grid-Connected DG Units with Harmonic/Interharmonic Current Compensation Capability”, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 561-572, 2017 (Q1-Impact Factor: 6.235).

 

4. N. Mahdian Dehkordi, N. Sadati, and M. Hamzeh, “A Backstepping High-Order Sliding Mode Voltage Control Strategy for an Islanded Microgrid with Harmonic/Interharmonic Loads,” Control Engineering Practice, vol. 58, no. 2, pp. 150-160, 2017 (Q1-Impact Factor: 2.616).

 

5. N. Mahdian Dehkordi, N. Sadati, and M. Hamzeh, “Distributed Robust Finite-Time Secondary Voltage and Frequency Control of Islanded Microgrids”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, December 2016 (Q1-Impact Factor: 5.255).

 

6. N. Mahdian Dehkordi, N. Sadati, and M. Hamzeh, “Fully Distributed Cooperative Secondary Frequency and Voltage Control of Islanded Microgrids,” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 675-685, 2017 (Q1-Impact Factor: 3.767).

 

7. N. Mahdian Dehkordi, N. Sadati, and M. Hamzeh, “Robust Tuning of Transient Droop Gains Based on Kharitonov’s Stability Theorem in Droop-Controlled Microgrids,” IET Generation Transmission and Distribution, vol. 12, no. 14, pp. 3495 – 3501, 2018 (Q1-Impact Factor: 2.874).

 

Submitted Papers 

8. N. Mahdian Dehkordi, Hamid Reza Baghaee, N. Sadati, and Josep M. Guerrero, “Distributed Noise-resilient Secondary Voltage and Frequency Control of Islanded Microgrids,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2018, (Q1-Impact Factor: 7.364) (submitted).

 

9. Mohammad Ali Shahab, Babak Mozafari, Soodabeh Soleymani, N. Mahdian Dehkordi, Hosein Mohammadnezhad Shourkaei, and Josep M. Guerrero, “Distributed Consensus-based Fault Tolerant Control of Microgrids,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, May 2019, (Q1-Impact Factor: 7.364) (submitted).

 

10. Mohammad Ali Shahab, Babak Mozafari, Soodabeh Soleymani, N. Mahdian Dehkordi, Hosein Mohammadnezhad Shourkaei, and Josep M. Guerrero, “Stochastic Consensus-based Control of MGs with Communication Delays and Noises”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Mar 2019, (Q1-Impact Factor: 5.255) (submitted).

 

11. N. Mahdian Dehkordi, Amir Khorsandi, and Hamid Reza Baghaee, “Stochastic Consensus-based Secondary Voltage and Frequency Control of Autonomous Microgrids Considering Communication Delays,” IEEE Systems Journal (submitted).

 

12. N. Mahdian Dehkordi and Vahab Nekoukar, “Robust Distributed Stochastic Secondary Control of Microgrids with System and Communication Noises,” IET Generation Transmission and Distribution (submitted).

 

13. N. Mahdian Dehkordi and Vahab Nekoukar,“Robust Reliable Fault Tolerant Control of Islanded Microgrids Using Augmented Backstepping Control,” IEEE Systems Journal (submitted).

 

14. Habib Amiri, Gholamreza Arab Markadeh, N. Mahdian Dehkordi, and Frede Blaabjerg, “Fully Decentralized Robust Backstepping Voltage Control of DC Islanded Microgrid with Photovoltaic Generation Based on Disturbance Observer Method,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (submitted).

Teaching Experience

1. Shahid Rajaee University (Assistant Professor): System Identification, Industrial Automation.

2. Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran (Assistant Professor): System Identification, Nonlinear Control, Multivariable Control, Modern Control, Optimal Control, Research Methodology, Electrical Engineering Fundamentals I and II, Seminar, and Electromagnetic.

3. Sharif University of Technology (TA): Linear Control Systems and Lab, Optimal Control Systems, and Power Electronics.