Shaahin Filizadeh, Ph.D., P.Eng.


Associate Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba

75A Chancellor's Circle, Winnipeg, R3T 5V6, MB


Phone: (+1-204) 480-1401

Fax: (+1-2.4) 474-7522






·         Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Manitoba, 2004

·         M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 1998

·         B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 1996

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·         Power system electromagnetic transient simulation

·         Simulation-based design methodologies and optimization

·         Power electronic applications in power systems

·         Modeling and simulation of vehicular power systems

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·         Electric Power and Machines

·         Power Electronics


·         Advanced Power Electronics

·         Advanced Electric Machines and Drives

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Ph.D. Students


Ali Yazdanpanah, started: January 2012

Research area: Multi-modal optimization with sensitivity constraints

Garry Bistyak, started: January 2011

Research area: RT simulation and design of plug-in hybrid vehicles

Mehdi Daryabak, started: January, 2011

Research area: HVDC-Wind interactions

Nima Ghiasnezhad Omran, started: September 2010

Research area: Vehicular loading on power systems



Ehsan Tara, started: January 2008

Research area: Real-time simulation of vehicular systems



M.Sc. Students


Randupama Gunasekara, started: September 2011

Research area: Multi-terminal HVDC

Scott Bao, started: September 2011

Research area: MMC-based HVDC

Damon Bazargan, started: January 2011

Research area: Real-time battery-in-loop simulation

Arash Fazel Darbandi, started: May 2011

Research area: Battery storage systems



Jun Tan, started: January 2010 [part time]

Research area: TBD

Steven Howell, started: January 2010 [part time]

Research area: Optimization of the Ponton SVC system

Janet Wheatley, started: January 2009 [part time]

Research area: Doubly-fed induction generator for wind energy applications




Azin Shahab, started: January 2009

Research area: Doubly-fed induction generator for wind energy applications




Greg Chongva, started: September 2008 [part-time]

Research area: Design migration methods



Former Students


Gustavo Marjovsky (2007-2011 [part time])

Thesis title: Instantaneous power theory for active filtering of high displacement power factor nonlinear loads

Chathura Jeevantha (2008-2011)

Thesis title: Co-simulation of back-to-back VSC transmission systems

Mehrdad Espah (January 2009 - Dec.2011)

Research area: DC capacitor voltage balancing in multi-level converters

Maryam Salimi (September 2009 – Dec. 2011)

Research area: Simulation–based optimal design of induction machine drives

Mohamed M. Z. Moustafa, started: September 2005

Research area: Operating limits and dynamic average-value modelling of VSC-HVDC systems

Lalin Kothalawala (Sept. 2008 – Aug. 2010)

Thesis title: Simulation-based sensitivity analysis of power-electronic circuits



Farhad Yahyaie (Sept. 2008 – July 2010)

Thesis title: Simulation-based design of multi-modal systems

Maziar Heidari (Co-advised with Prof. A. M. Gole) (Sept.  2005 – June 2010)

Thesis title: Simulation support algorithms for power system and power electronic design

Adam Chevrefils (Sept. 2005 - Sept. 2008)

Thesis title: Modeling and design of an electric all-terrain vehicle



Siavash Zoroofi, Visiting student from Chalmers University, Sweden, started (Sept. 2007-May 2008)

Research area: Modeling and simulation of heavy duty transit vehicles



Keyhan Kobravi (Sept. 2005 - Aug. 2007)

Thesis title: Optimization-enabled transient simulation for design of power circuits with multimodal objective functions



Ali Mehrizi-Sani (Sept. 2005, Aug. 2007)

Thesis title: Advanced modulation techniques for power converters



Daniel Northcott (Sept. 2005 - July 2007)

Thesis title: Design, simulation and construction of a series hybrid vehicle


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Last Updated: January 13, 2012