Vahraz Zamani

Vahraz Zamani, Senior Engineer, joined Quanta Technology, after finishing his postdoctoral position at UC San Diego. Before starting Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at North Carolina State University, he was engaged in several thermal power plant projects with more than 648 MW capacity, as mission critical facilities. During the PhD, he focused on Distribution Automation area to modernize the power distribution systems at Smart Grid initiative by bringing real-time monitoring and control.

Areas of Expertise

  • Analysis, Monitoring and Control of Power Systems
  • Advanced Distribution Automation: Volt/VAR Control and Optimization
  • Renewable Energy Resources Integration on Power Grid
  • Distribution System Management: State Estimation
  • Data Analytics

Experience and Background

  • More than 10 years of real-life experience in Electrical Power Systems field from start-ups to conglomerate companies
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Energy Research, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA (July 2014 – July 2015)

Accomplishments and Industry Recognition

  • Reviewer of IEEE transactions on Smart Grid, Power Delivery, and Power Systems as well as Journal of Applied Energy
  • Published over 20 journal and conference papers
  • IEEE member and Power & Energy Society (PES) member


  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Power Systems, NSF-ERC FREEDM Systems Center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC (August 2009 - May 2014)
  • M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran (September 2004- March 2007)
  • B. Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (September 2000 - August 2004)

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