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University Professor & Software Developer

My research perspective is to increase integration of renewable energy resources and other distributed generators into distribution networks.

  • Birthday: 17 January 1985
  • Website: www.sadeghkhani.ir
  • Phone: +98 (31) 42292311
  • City: Isfahan, Iran
  • Academic Rank: Assistant Professor
  • Degree: PhD
  • Email: sadeghkhani@pel.iaun.ac.ir
  • Proficiency: Power Systems Protection

Iman Sadeghkhani received the B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in electrical engineering from the Islamic Azad University of Najafabad, Najafabad (IAUN), Iran, in 2007, the M.Sc. (Hons.) degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kashan, Kashan, Iran, in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, in 2017. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran. His areas of interest include fault detection in electrical power and photovoltaic systems and protection of both AC and DC microgrids. Dr. Sadeghkhani is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Intelligent Procedures in Electrical Technology and a Reviewer for several IEEE Transactions and IET journals. He was a recipient of the University of Kashan Award for Distinguished Research in 2010 and the Exceptional Reviewer Award from the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery in 2014. He is a founder of SoftBargh startup which develops the technical and educational software products for electrical and renewable energy engineering.

Publications

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Awards

Research Interests

Protection

Fault Detection

AC Microgrid

DC Microgrid

Fault Ride-Through

Low Voltage Ride-Through

Converter Current Limiting

Protection Coordination

High-Impedance Fault Detection

Distribution System

Photovoltaic Systems

Microgrid Control

Computer Skills

C# 80%
Python 80%
Django 50%
JavaScript 50%
HTML 90%
CSS 90%
BootStrap 90%
WordPress 90%
MATLAB 90%
LaTeX 90%
Microsoft Word 85%
Microsoft Visio 90%
Microsoft PowerPoint 85%
Microsoft Excel 75%
Adobe Illustrator 70%
Adobe Photoshop 70%

Resume

My Curriculum Vitae

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Employment

Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University

2017-Present

Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

Affiliate Faculty, Smart Microgrid Research Center

SoftBargh Startup

2020-Present

Founder

Development of Technical and Educational Software Products for Electrical and Renewable Energy Engineering

Awards and Honors

  • Exceptional reviewer award for IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 2014.
  • Distinguished researcher of University of Kashan, 2010.
  • Ranked 2nd among all the electrical engineering M.Sc students, 2009.
  • Ranked 1st among all the electrical engineering B.Sc students, 2007.

Peer Review Service

IEEE Publications

  • IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery
  • IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
  • IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy
  • IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
  • IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics
  • IEEE Systems Journal
  • IEEE Access
  • IEEE Power Engineering Letters
  • IEEE Power and Energy Technology Systems Journal

IET Publications

  • IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution
  • IET Renewable Power Generation
  • IET Smart Grid
  • IET Science, Measurement & Technology
  • IET Electronics Letters
  • IET Energy Systems Integration

Elsevier and Wiley Publications

  • International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems
  • Measurement
  • Energy Reports
  • International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems

Education

PhD of Electrical Power Engineering

2011 - 2017

Isfahan University of Technology, Iran

Dissertation Title: Management of Inverter-Based Microgrids Performance During and After Short-Circuit and Overload Faults

Supervisor: Prof. M.E. Hamedani Golshan

Advisors: A. Mehrizi-Sani, A. Ketabi, and Prof. J.M. Guerrero

Master of Electrical Power Engineering

2007 - 2009

University of Kashan, Iran

Thesis Title: Using Artificial Neural Network for Estimation of Switching and Resonance Overvoltages during Bulk Power System Restoration

Supervisor: A. Ketabi

Bachelor of Electrical Power Engineering

2003 - 2007

Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran

Professional Activities

Head, Young Researchers and Elite Club

2021 - Present

Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University

Associate Editor

2020 - Present

Journal of Intelligent Procedures in Electrical Technology

Guest Editor

2020

Measurement and Control, SAGE Publishing

Executive Secretary

2019

9th MOODAK Entrepreneurship Event

Executive Director

2022

6th National Conference on Electrical Engineering and Intelligent Systems

Scientific Committee Member

2020

10th Smart Grid Conference

Technical Program Committee Member

2018

IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Instrumentation, Control and Computing


Publications

Books

Grounding System and Lightning Protection of Photovoltaic Plants

I. Sadeghkhani, M. Parhamfar, and E. Partoi Shal

Arkan Danesh Publications, Isfahan, Iran, Jan. 2020 (in Persian)

Electric Power Systems Simulation Using MATLAB

A. Ketabi and I. Sadeghkhani

5th Edition, Morsal Publications & Allameh Feiz Kashani Institute of Higher Education Publications, Kashan, Iran, 2017 (in Persian)

Switching Overvoltages during Restoration: Evaluation and Control Using ANN

I. Sadeghkhani and A. Ketabi

Lambert Academic Publishing, Koln, Germany, Aug. 2012

Selected Refereed Journal Articles on Power System Protection

IEEE Publications

Islanding Detection for DC Microgrids Based on Episode of Care Severity Index

A.H. Fathi, I. Sadeghkhani, A Mehrizi-Sani

IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 954-961, Mar. 2022

Optimal Determination of Photovoltaic Penetration Level Considering Protection Coordination

S.R. Kafimousavi, B. Fani, and I. Sadeghkhani

IEEE Systems Journal, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 2121-2124, Jun. 2022

Multi-Agent System-Based Hierarchical Protection Scheme for Distribution Networks with High Penetration of Electronically-Coupled DGs

E. Abbaspour, B. Fani, I. Sadeghkhani, and H.H. Alhelou

IEEE Access, vol. 9, pp. 102998-103018, Jul. 2021

Protection of LVDC Microgrids in Grid-Connected and Islanded Modes Using Bifurcation Theory

S. Ahmadi, I. Sadeghkhani, G. Shahgholian, B. Fani, and J.M. Guerrero

IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 2597-2604, Jun. 2021

Protection of Converter-Interfaced Microgrids Using Modified Short-Time Correlation Transform

K. Allahdadi, I. Sadeghkhani, and B. Fani

IEEE Systems Journal, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 5172-5175, Dec. 2020

A Poverty Severity Index-Based Protection Strategy for Ring-Bus Low-Voltage DC Microgrids

M. Salehi, S.A. Taher, I. Sadeghkhani, and M. Shahidehpour

IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 6860-6869, Nov. 2019

Transient Monitoring Function-Based Fault Detection for Inverter-Interfaced Microgrids

I. Sadeghkhani, M.E. Hamedani Golshan, A. Mehrizi-Sani, J.M. Guerrero, and A. Ketabi

IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 2097-2107, May 2018

A Current Limiting Strategy to Improve Fault Ride-Through of Inverter Interfaced Autonomous Microgrids

I. Sadeghkhani, M.E. Hamedani Golshan, J.M. Guerrero, and A. Mehrizi-Sani

IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 2138-2148, Sept. 2017

IET Publications

Intelligent Protection Coordination Restoration Strategy for Active Distribution Networks

M. Hojjaty, B. Fani, and I. Sadeghkhani

IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 397-413, Feb. 2022

Directional Element for Faulty Feeder Identification of High-Resistance Fault in High-Surety Power Supply Systems

R. Rouhani, I. Sadeghkhani, and J.M. Guerrero

IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 45-55, Jan. 2021

HIF Detection in Distribution Networks Based on Kullback-Leibler Divergence

S. Nezamzadeh-Ejieh and I. Sadeghkhani

IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 29-36, Jan. 2020.

Sample Entropy-Based Fault Detection for Photovoltaic Arrays

A. Khoshnami and I. Sadeghkhani

IET Renewable Power Generation, vol. 12, no. 16, pp. 1966–1976, Dec. 2018

Adaptive Complex Virtual Impedance Control Scheme for Accurate Reactive Power Sharing of Inverter Interfaced Autonomous Microgrids

F. Zandi, B. Fani, I. Sadeghkhani, and A. Orakzadeh

IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, vol. 12, no. 22, pp. 6021–6032, Dec. 2018

Fault Detection for PV Systems Using Teager-Kaiser Energy Operator

A. Khoshnami and I. Sadeghkhani

IET Electronics Letters, vol. 54, no. 23, pp. 1342–1344, Nov. 2018

Low Voltage Ride-Through of a Droop-Based Three-Phase Four-Wire Grid-Connected Microgrid

I. Sadeghkhani, M.E. Hamedani Golshan, A. Mehrizi-Sani, and J.M. Guerrero

IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, vol. 12, no. 8, pp. 1906–1914, Apr. 2018

Protection Coordination Scheme for Distribution Networks with High Penetration of Photovoltaic Generators

B. Fani, H. Bisheh, and I. Sadeghkhani

IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, vol. 12, no. 8, pp. 1802-1814, Apr. 2018

Elsevier Publications

An Adaptive Fuse-Saving Protection Scheme for Active Distribution Networks

H. Bisheh, B. Fani, G. Shahgholian, I. Sadeghkhani, and J.M. Guerrero

International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, vol. 144, Jan. 2023

Two-Stage Power–Based Fault Detection Scheme for Photovoltaic Systems

A. Khoshnami and I. Sadeghkhani

Solar Energy, vol. 176, pp. 10-21, Dec. 2018

Wiley Publications

Fuse Saving Scheme in Highly Photovoltaic-Integrated Distribution Networks

F. Hajimohammadi, B. Fani, and I. Sadeghkhani

International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems, vol. 30, no. 1, Jan. 2020

Comprehensive Investigation of the Voltage Relay for Anti-Islanding Protection of Synchronous Distributed Generation

B. Ahmadzadeh-Shooshtari, M.E. Hamedani Golshan, and I. Sadeghkhani

International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems, vol. 27, no. 11, Nov. 2017

A Combined Method to Efficiently Adjust Frequency‐Based Anti‐Islanding Relays of Synchronous Distributed Generation

B. Ahmadzadeh-Shooshtari, M.E. Hamedani Golshan, and I. Sadeghkhani

International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems, vol. 25, no. 11, pp. 3042–3059, Nov. 2015

Springer Publications

A Protection Strategy for Inverter-Interfaced Islanded Microgrids with Looped Configuration

H. Karimi, G. Shahgholian, B. Fani, I. Sadeghkhani, and M. Moazzami

Electrical Engineering, vol. 101, no. 3, pp. 1059–1073, Sept. 2019

Students

My PhD Students

Hamed Karimi

Dissertation Title: Protection of low voltage microgrids, 2020

Hadi Bisheh

Dissertation Title: Adaptive fuse saving based protection coordination restoration in active distribution networks, 2022

Mehdi Mohammadzamani

Dissertation Title: Protection system design for islanded shipboard microgrids, in progress

Sima Ahmadi

Dissertation Title: Protection of low-voltage ring-bus DC microgrids in both grid-connected and islanded operating conditions, in progress



My MSc Students

Aria Khoshnami

Thesis Title: Short circuit faults detection for photovoltaic systems, 2018

Mehdi Salehi

Thesis Title: A protection strategy for low voltage DC islanded microgrids with ring configuration, 2018

Hooman Norouzi

Thesis Title: A current limiting scheme for islanded DC microgrids, 2019

Shiva Nezamzadeh

Thesis Title: Entropy-based high impedance fault detection for distribution networks, 2019

Amir Maleki

Thesis Title: Fault detection for photovoltaic arrays using a statistical approach, 2019

Karim Allahdadi

Thesis Title: A fault detection algorithm for low voltage inverter-based islanded microgrids, 2019

Alireza Zabihi

Thesis Title: A partial shading detection algorithm to protect photovoltaic arrays against hotspot, 2020

Amir Hossein Fathi

Thesis Title: Islanding detection of DC Networks using superimposed voltage component, 2021

Roja Rouhani

Thesis Title: Protection of super uninterruptable power supply system against short-circuit fault with high impedance, 2021

Mohammad Parhamfar

Thesis Title: Lightning and overvoltage protection and native risk assessment software development for photovoltaic plants, 2021

Azhang Babaahmadi

Thesis Title: A digital protection scheme for DC electric railway traction systems, 2022

Courses

My Courses

Advanced Protection of Power Systems

Design of Photovoltaic Systems

Smart Electrical Energy Grids

Analysis of Electrical Energy Systems I

Power Systems Analysis Laboratory

Contact

Contact Me

My Address

No. 313, Depatment of Electrical Engineering, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad 85141-43131, Iran

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Email Me

sadeghkhani@pel.iaun.ac.ir

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+98 (31) 42292311

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