Dr. Nazaripouya is 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.