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Dr. Zia Salami, Ph.D.

Dr. Zia Salami, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Email: 
zsalami@uncc.edu
Phone: 
704-687-5517
Office: 
EPIC 1163
Fax: 
704-687-5588
Education: 
  • Ph.D. North Carolina A&T University, 1998
  • M.S. University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1994
  • B.S. University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1992
Research: 
  • Improving the current technology in nuclear power plant and rebuilding energy infrastructure
  • Electrical Generation and Distribution system design, dynamic modeling, and analyses
  • Power system transient, stability and grid study
  • Equipment aging
  • Transmission and distribution system design and optimization
  • Arc-flash hazard and it parameters

 

Honors & Awards: 
  • Member of "AREVA college of Experts", March 2003-Present
Professional Affiliations: 
  • IEEE, Member, 2001-present

Dr. Mehdi Miri, Ph.D.

Dr. Mehdi Miri, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Email: 
miri@uncc.edu
Phone: 
704-687-8416
Office: 
EPIC 2337
Fax: 
704-687-5588
Education: 
  • Ph.D. Ohio State University, 1987
  • M.S.E.E. Ohio State University, 1983
  • B.S.E.E. Western Michigan University, 1981


 

Research: 
  • Electromechanics/micro-electromechanics
  • Power Systems
  • Robotics
Honors & Awards: 
  • Tau-Beta-Pi Outstanding Professor (elected by students), 1999-2000
  • Tau-Beta-Pi Outstanding Professor (elected by students), 1994-1995
Professional Affiliations: 
  • Executive Committee Member, Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars, 2005-2008
  • President, UNC Charlotte Chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for international scholars, 2006-07
  • Member, Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars, 2004-present
  • IEEE Senior Member, 2010-present
  • Director, IEEE Charlotte Section, 1999
  • IEEE Senior Member, 1994-1999
  • IEEE Member, 1987-1994

Dr. Vasilije Lukic, Ph.D.

Dr. Vasilije Lukic, Ph.D.
Professor
Email: 
lukic@uncc.edu
Phone: 
704-687-8411
Office: 
EPIC 1169
Fax: 
704-687-5588
Education: 
  • Ph.D. University of Belgrade, 1969
  • M.S.E. University of Belgrade, 1966
  • B.S.E. University of Belgrade, 1964

 

Research: 
  • Power Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Neural Networks
Recent Publications: 
  • IEEE
Honors & Awards: 
  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, NASA Fellow

Dr. Sukumar Kamalasadan, Ph.D.

Dr. Sukumar Kamalasadan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Phone: 
704-687-7099
Office: 
EPIC 1168
Fax: 
704-687-5588
Education: 
  • Ph.D. University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, 2004
  • M.Eng. Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, 1999
  • B.Tech. University of Calicut, India, 1991
Research: 
  • Power System Dynamics, security, stability and Contral
  • Smart Grids and Micro Grids
  • Intelligent Grid Control
  • Transmission and Distribution Systems
  • Adaptive and Intelligent Systems
  • Power and energy devices real-time modeling and control
  • Distributed generation and grid integration issues
  • Power system economics and deregulation
Honors & Awards: 
  • Faculty Small Grant Award, Summer 2009, 2008, 2005
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2008
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, 2002, 2003
  • Listed Marquis Who's Who in America, 2007, 2008, 2010
  • Listed Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 2008
  • Listed Marquis Who's Who in the World, 2008
Professional Affiliations: 
  • IEEE Power and Energy Society
  • IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
  • IEEE Control Systems Society
  • IEEE Industrial Applications Society

 

Dr. Robert Cox, Ph.D.

Dr. Robert Cox, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Email: 
rcox3@uncc.edu
Phone: 
704-687-8402
Office: 
EPIC 1170
Fax: 
704-687-5588
Education: 
  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006
  • M.Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002
  • S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001


 

Research: 
  • Power Systems
Honors & Awards: 
  • Nominated for UNC Charlotte Lee College of Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2009

 

Professional Affiliations: 
  • IEEE, Member, 2001-present
  • Tau Beta Pi, Member, 2001-present
  • American Society of Naval Engineers, Member, 2008-present

Dr. Valentina Cecchi, Ph.D.

Dr. Valentina Cecchi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Email: 
vcecchi@uncc.edu
Phone: 
704-687-8730
Office: 
EPIC 1164
Fax: 
704-687-5588
Education: 
  • Ph.D. Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 2010
  • M.S. Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 2008
  • B.S. Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 2005

 

Research: 
  • Power Systems
  • Power Electronics
  • Electronic Devices and Analog Electronics
Professional Affiliations: 
  • IEEE
  • SWE

Dr. Jonathan Bird, Ph.D.

Dr. Jonathan Bird, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Email: 
jbird4@uncc.edu
Phone: 
704-687-8595
Office: 
EPIC 2166
Fax: 
704-687-5588
Education: 
  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007
  • M.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003
  • B.E. University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2000

 

Research: 
  • Electrical Machines
  • Computational Electromagnetics
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Power Electronics
  • Maglev
Professional Affiliations: 
  • IEEE, Member, 2002-present
  • IEEE Magnetics Society, 2005-present
  • IEEE Industrial Applications Society, 2007-present
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