Reza Ahmadi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Primary office:
785-864-6712
3044 Eaton Hall
University of Kansas
1520 West 15th Street
Lawrence 66045


Summary

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.

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