Farzad Ferdowsi is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at UL Lafayette. He worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and lecturer at Electrical Engineering Department, Louisiana State University from May 2017 to July 2018. He was also a Research Associate at LSU’s Center for Energy Studies. Dr. Ferdowsi received his Ph.D. degree from the Florida State University in 2016. From 2014 to May 2017, he worked as a graduate researcher at the Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS) which is the first United States’ navy-accredited university test site located in Tallahassee, Florida. Dr. Ferdowsi has authored/co-authored conference papers and journal articles on different aspects of power and energy systems. Additionally, he is an active reviewer for the IEEE Industry Applications Society, Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy and IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy.
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PhD student (Expected Graduation: Spring 2023)
S.M.Safayet Ullah received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2011. He achieved M.Sc. degree in Energy Engineering and Management from Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, in 2013. He was a Senior Lecturer at Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh from 2014 to 2019. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Systems Engineering (concentration in Electrical Engineering) at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His research interests include Power Systems, Smart Grid, Microgrid, and Renewable Energy.
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PhD student (Expected Graduation: Spring 2024)
Samuel Yankson is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He graduated with Master of Science in Engineering with concentration in Electrical Engineering from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in May 2020. He was awarded BSc. Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana in 2008. Samuel has built strong industrial experience by working as a Switch Engineer in the Telecom industry and Intelligent Systems Engineer in the Oil and Gas industry before moving to graduate school. His current research interests include Smart and Micro Grids, Transactive Energy Framework and Distributed Renewable Energy (DER).
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PhD student (Expected Graduation: Fall 2024)
Shayan Ebrahimi is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He received his Master degree in the field of Electrical Engineering from Azad University South Tehran Branch, Iran in 2016. He worked as a researcher at Advanced Electric Machines & Power Electronics Lab at the K.N. Toosi University of Technology with the main focus on electric motor drives. His current research interests include PV Systems, Wind, Power Electronics, Motor Drives, Electric Vehicles, Microgrid.
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Master's Student (Expected Graduation: Fall 2024)
Mohammad (Arvin) Seyedi is currently a Master's student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He received his Bachelor's degree in the field of Electrical Engineering from Shahid Beheshti University, Iran in 2022. His current research interests include AI, Machine Learning, Reinforcement Learning and their application in power systems.
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Master's Student (Expected Graduation: Spring 2024)
Kouhyar Sheida is currently a Master's student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He received his Bachelor's degree in the field of Electrical Engineering from the University of Kurdistan, Iran in 2022. His current research interests include Control Theory, Machine Learning, Reinforcement Learning and their application in power systems.
Undergraduate Research Apprentice
Zachary Primeaux is currently a Freshman perusing a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is expecting to graduate in 2024 with a minor in Math. He graduated from St. Thomas More High School in Lafayette. He has always had an interest in electrical engineering which has peaked around the topic of solar energy.
Alexander Dalton is an undergraduate senior studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is expecting to graduate in May 2024.He is currently working as a research assistant on a project that is focused on analyzing and improving the efficiency of laser-based wireless power transfer. His journey into electrical engineering stemmed from a fascination with cutting-edge technologies, particularly embedded engineering. Eager to apply his knowledge and passion, Alex looks forward to contributing to advancements in this field after graduating.
Ethan M. Hoggard was born in Monticello, Utah, in 2000 and is currently enrolled in the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering with a concentration in computer engineering and a minor in computer science. He previously served as an Electrical Engineer Intern at Syncom Space Services (S3), a subcontractor for NASA, where he gained invaluable experience in aerospace technology. Additionally, he served as a Jr Electrical Engineer Intern at 360Fuel, contributing to the development of fuel management solutions. He gained insights into data science as a Data Science Engineer Intern at Fugro Chance Marine Inc., where he contributed to data analysis and visualization projects through the use of Deep Learning algorithms. Currently, he serves as an Electrical Engineering Aid II at LUS Fiber, and as an Undergraduate Research Team Lead for a piece of this project. He actively contributes to cutting-edge projects in telecommunications and utilities. Mr. Hoggard was awarded the LaSPACE Research Assistantship (LURA) at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. This research assistantship allowed him to collaborate with esteemed faculty and fellow researchers, focusing on advancing knowledge in the field of electrical engineering. He and his team also took first place in the Engineering and Technology Week Mystery Design competition.
Houston Akridge is currently a junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a minor in Math. He is expected to graduate in 2025. He developed an interest in control engineering and renewable energy. He has been researching with the University since 2023.
Chloe Williamson is currently a Junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is expecting to graduate in 2025. She graduated from New Iberia Senior High in New Iberia, Louisiana in 2021.
Brandon Roy is a ULL Freshman in Electrical Engineering. He is expected to graduate in 2027. His Research Background includes Robotics and Microgrids.
Nathanial Agee is a ULL Freshman in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science and Mathematics. He is expected to graduate in 2027. His Research Background includes Microgrids, smart grids, and clean energy.
Master's student (2021-2023)
Ali Jafarian Abianeh
Doctoral Student (2019-2022)