Power Grid Modernization Laboratory

















Hamidreza Nazaripouya
Hamidreza Nazaripouya, PhD
Assistant Professor
 School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Oklahoma State University

Assistant Adjunct Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
University of California, Riverside
Tel: (405) 744-7543
Fax: (405) 744-9198

Short Bio

Dr. Nazaripouya is an Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University and an Assistant Research Professor at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He received the M.S. degree in power systems from Louisiana State University in 2013, and the M.S. degree in power electronics from the Sharif University of Technology in 2010. His research on integration and control of distributed renewable energy resources and battery storage systems has led to multiple publications and patents in the field. His patented technology won the NSF grant award with him as the entrepreneurial lead to investigate the commercialization of the technology. He is the Lead Primary Investigator (PI) of Smart Battery research project and Co–PI of several energy-related projects at UCR. Dr. Nazaripouya is an experienced power system engineer with industry background. In particular, he has worked for Entergy Corporation, owner and operator of power plants with approximately 30,000 MW of electric generating capacity. He has conducted several projects for utility companies during his career. His research interests include control and integration of DERs, application of power electronics in power system, smart-grid technologies, electric vehicles and battery energy storage systems.

Dr. Nazaripouya has received several honors and awards, including IEEE SFV Section Rookie of the Year Award, IEEE IAS and PES Presentation Awards, and the UC Dissertation-Year Fellowship Award.


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Opening Positions

Power Grid Modernization Lab (PGML) at Oklahoma State University seeks PhD students to conduct research in the area of “Integration and Control of Distributed Energy Resources into the Grid,”. The position is available starting in January 2021 or Fall 2021 and will be funded. Candidates with background in power systems, power electronics, and control systems with interest in mathematics and data science are encouraged to apply.

If you are interested, please send CV, a sample publication, and transcripts to with the subject of “YourLastName-Application for PhD Position”.