PhD Students

BaharBahar Anvari  received her M.S. degree from Shahid Beheshti University, Iran in 2013, and the B.S. degree from Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Iran in 2010, both in Electrical Engineering. She joined EMPE lab on fall 2013 as a PhD student.



image003Matthew Gardner received his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Baylor University in Waco, Texas in May 2014. He joined the lab as a PhD student in June 2014. His research interests include design and control of magnetic gears and magnetically geared machines.



Hussain Hussain received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Kuwait University in 2007. Then he joined Kuwait National Petroleum Company as a design engineer. In 2012, he received his M.S. degree from Texas A&M University. Now he is pursuing his PhD degree at Texas A&M University. His research interests include control of multiphase machines and sensorless control of permanent magnet motors. He is currently working on initial position detection and sensorless control of PMSM at low speeds.

Matthew Johnson received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University in 2011. During his time as an undergraduate student he completed multiple internships with L3-Communications, Raytheon, and Knowledge Based Systems. Incorporated. In August 2011 he began working towards a Ph.D in electrical engineering at Texas A&M University. Matthew’s research interests include control systems for power electronic circuits and electric machines, power converter design, and hybrid electric vehicles.

image007Morteza Moosavi was born in 1988, Iran. He received his B.S.. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering both from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, in 2010 and 2013, respectively. He was with the Photovoltaic Systems Laboratory at University of Tehran, and he is currently working towards his PhD degree at Texas A&M University, TX. His research interests include control and modeling of power electronic converters and integration of renewable energy sources in power systems.

AjayMoryaAjay Kumar Morya received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the NIT Warangal, India in 2011 and his M.S. degree from IIT Bombay, India in 2013. His M.S. thesis title was Modulation and control of cascaded H-bridge multilevel converter for grid integration of large scale photovoltaic power plants. After his M.S., he worked for Robert Bosch, India for a year.Since Fall 2014 he is working on his PhD at Texas A&M University. His research interests include SiC converters for Electric Drives, Applications of wide bandgap devices, EMC issues in power converters, electric and hybrid vehicles and power                                                                electronics for renewable energy applications

Farid Naghavi received the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. He joined EMPE lab in May 2016. His Research interests are Power Electronics, Motor Drives and Electric Vehicles.



AmirNegahdariAmir Negahdari received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2014. He joined the EMPE lab on fall 2014 where he started working on his PhD thesis. His research interests and projects are mainly about analysis, design, optimization and drive of electric machines with emphasis on SynRM, PMaSynRM, induction and hybrid motors, power system protection schemes and electric machine’s fault diognosis and design and control of power electronics converters.

image010Niloofar Torabi received her B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering (Control systems) from IKIU and Amirkabir University of technology (Tehran Polytechnic) in 2008 and 2012, respectively. In January 2013 she began working towards her PhD degree in electrical engineering at Texas A&M University and joined EMPE lab in September 2013. Her research interests are pattern recognition and machine learning, control, modeling and identification of large scale systems, wide area condition monitoring, fault diagnosis, smart grid and power electronics.