# Reza Ahmadi, Ph.D.

**Primary office**:

**Primary Research Interests**

- Power and Energy Systems
- Power Electronics and Motion Drives
- Smart Grid Technologies
- Renewable Energy Harvesting and Grid Integration

### Selected Publications

**Journal Publications,**

Find the most up-to-date list here: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=2ayGjNQAAAAJ&hl=en

[1] Aleenejad, M., Mahmoudi, H., & Ahmadi, R. "Reduced Number of Auxiliary H-Bridge Power Cells for Post-Fault Operation of Three Phase Cascaded H-Bridge Inverter," submitted to *IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics* (in review).

[2] Mahmoudi, H., Jafarishiadeh, S.M., & Ahmadi, R. "Computationally Efficient Finite Control Set Model Predictive Control for Modular Multilevel Converter," submitted to *IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics* (in review).

[3] S. Sajadian, R. Ahmadi and H. Zargarzadeh, "Extremum Seeking Based Model Predictive MPPT for Grid-tied Z-Source Inverter for Photovoltaic Systems," in *IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics* (Early Access).

[4] S. Sajadian and R. Ahmadi, "ZSI for PV systems with LVRT capability," in *IET Renewable Power Generation*, vol. 12, no. 11, pp. 1286-1294, 20 8 2018.

[5] R. Ahmadi, M. Aleenejad, H. Mahmoudi and S. Jafarishiadeh, "Fault-Tolerant Space Vector Modulation for Modular Multilevel Converters with Bypassed Faulty Submodules," in *IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics* (Early Access).

[6] R. Ahmadi, H. Mahmoudi and M. Aleenejad, "Torque Ripple Minimization for a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Using a Modified Quasi-Z-Source Inverter," in *IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics *(Early Access).

[7] H. Mahmoudi, M. Aleenejad and R. Ahmadi, "Reconfigurable rapid prototyping platform for power electronic circuits and systems for research and educational purposes," in *IET Power Electronics*, vol. 11, no. 7, pp. 1314-1320, 19 6 2018.

[8] H. Mahmoudi, M. Aleenejad and R. Ahmadi, "Modulated Model Predictive Control for aZ-Source-Based Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Drive System," in *IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics*, vol. 65, no. 10, pp. 8307-8319, Oct. 2018.

[9] H. Mahmoudi, M. Aleenejad and R. Ahmadi, "Modulated Model Predictive Control of Modular Multilevel Converters in VSC-HVDC Systems," in *IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery*, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 2115-2124, Oct. 2018.

[10] S. Sajadian and R. Ahmadi, "Model Predictive Control of Dual-Mode Operations Z-Source Inverter: Islanded and Grid-Connected," in *IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics*, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 4488-4497, May 2018.

[11] S. Sajadian and R. Ahmadi, "Distributed Maximum Power Point Tracking Using Model Predictive Control for Photovoltaic Energy Harvesting Architectures Based on Cascaded Power Optimizers," in *IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics*, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 849-857, May 2017.

[12] M. Aleenejad, H. Mahmoudi and R. Ahmadi, "A Fault-Tolerant Strategy Based on Fundamental Phase-Shift Compensation for Three-Phase Multilevel Converters With Quasi-Z-Source Networks With Discontinuous Input Current," in *IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics*, vol. 31, no. 11, pp. 7480-7488, Nov. 2016.

[13] S. Sajadian and R. Ahmadi, "Model Predictive-Based Maximum Power Point Tracking for Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Applications Using aZ-Source Inverter," in *IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics*, vol. 31, no. 11, pp. 7611-7620, Nov. 2016.

[14] M. Aleenejad, H. Mahmoudi and R. Ahmadi, "Multifault Tolerance Strategy for Three-Phase Multilevel Converters Based on a Half-Wave Symmetrical Selective Harmonic Elimination Technique," in *IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics*, vol. 32, no. 10, pp. 7980-7989, Oct. 2017.

[15] H. Mahmoudi, M. Aleenejad and R. Ahmadi, "A New Multiobjective Modulated Model Predictive Control Method With Adaptive Objective Prioritization," in *IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications*, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 1188-1199, March-April 2017.

[16] M. Aleenejad, H. Mahmoudi, R. Ahmadi and H. Iman-Eini, "A New High-Switching-Frequency Modulation Technique to Improve the DC-Link Voltage Utilization in Multilevel Converters," in *IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics*, vol. 64, no. 3, pp. 1807-1817, March 2017.

[17] M. Aleenejad, H. Mahmoudi and R. Ahmadi, "Unbalanced Space Vector Modulation with Fundamental Phase Shift Compensation for Faulty Multilevel Converters," in *Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on*, vol. 31, no. 10, pp. 7224-7233, Oct. 2016.

[18] M. Aleenejad and R. Ahmadi, “Fault-tolerant multilevel cascaded H-bridge inverter using impedance-sourced network”, IET Power Electronics”, *IET Power Electronics, *vol. 9, no. 11, pp. 2186-2195, Sept. 2016.

[19] M. Aleenejad, H. Mahmoudi, P. Moamaei, and R. Ahmadi, "A New Fault-Tolerant Strategy Based on a Modified Selective Harmonic Technique for Three-Phase Multilevel Converters With a Single Faulty Cell," *Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on, *vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 3141-3150, April 2016.

[20] R. Ahmadi and M. Ferdowsi, "Improving the Performance of a Line Regulating Converter in a Converter-Dominated DC Microgrid System," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 2553-2563, Sept. 2014.

[21] R. Ahmadi and M. Ferdowsi, “Double-input converters based on h-bridge cells: Derivation, small-signal modeling, and power sharing analysis,” *IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. I, Reg. Papers*, vol. 59, no. 4, pp. 875–888, Apr. 2012.

[22] R. Ahmadi, and M. Ferdowsi, “Nonlinear power sharing controller for a double-input H-bridge based buckboost-buckboost converter,” *IEEE Trans. Power Electron.*, *Reg. Papers*, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 2420-2414, May 2013.

[23] K. Hamedani, S. Seyyedsalehi, and R. Ahamdi, "Video-based face recognition and image synthesis from rotating head frames using nonlinear manifold learning by neural networks," Neural Computing and Applications, pp. 1-9, 2015/06/27 2015.

[24] h. R. Pourshaghaghi, R. Ahmadi, M. R. Jahed-motlagh, and B. Kia, "Experimental realization of a reconfigurable three input, one output logic function based on a chaotic circuit," international journal of bifurcation and chaos, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 715-726, March 2010.