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Amjad Anvari-Moghaddam (S’10–M’14–SM’17) received the Ph.D. degree (Hons.) from University of Tehran in 2015 in Energy & Power Systems Engineering. Currently, he is an Associate Professor and Leader of iGRIDS Research Group at the Department of Energy (AAU Energy), Aalborg University where he is also acting as the Vice-Leader of PESYS and the coordinator of Integrated Energy Systems Laboratory (IES-Lab).

Research interests:

- Renewable/Hybrid Power Systems Planning, Operation, and Control
- Energy Systems Economics and Markets
- Microgrids and Active Energy Networks 
- Sector Coupling, Integrated Energy Systems and Energy Hubs

- Modeling, Control, and Optimization of Power Electronic Systems

- Grid Interconnection of Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Storage Systems
- Operations Research and its applications to Energy Systems:

  1. Mathematical modeling
  2. Linear and non-linear optimization
  3. Risk modeling and management
  4. Sensitivity analysis
  5. System identification
He serves as an alternate Member of Council for Energy Efficient Transition at the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities, a member of Reference Group 5 “Climate, Energy and Mobility” for Horizon Europe (HE) at the Danish Agency for Education and Research (UFS), a Board Member of Energy Mission at Aalborg University, and the Chair of IEEE Denmark Section. Additionally, he holds the position of Editor-in-Chief for Academia Green Energy journal and serves as Associate Editor for several leading journals such as the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, IEEE Systems Journal, and e-Prime ElsevierHe is an active member of Danish Standardization committee on Supply Systems for Electrical Energy (S-508), IEC Standardization Subcommittees 8B-WG3, WG6 & WG8 as well as the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC/SR-73, TC-8X, TC-95X & SR-120). Furthermore, he has contributed as a technical committee member to various IEEE PES/IES/PELS and CIGRE working groups, such as IEEE-CTSoc Consumer Power and Energy, IEEE-PES/SBLC WG P2418.5, CIGRE TOR C6.38, JWG C2/C5.06, and TOR C6.35. 

Acknowledged for his contributions to the field, he has been recognized since 2020 as the World's Top 1% Highly-Cited Researcher and the Top 2% Highly-Cited Scientist by ESI-Clarivate Analytics and the Stanford University, respectively. He has received prestigious awards, including the 2023 SPARC and 2020 DUO–India Fellowship Awards, IEEE-CS Outstanding Leadership Award 2018 (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), and the 2017 IEEE-CS Outstanding Service Award (Exeter-UK).

Teaching profile

  • Applied Optimization for Energy Systems Engineering: Theory and Practice (Elective MSc Course, Role: Organizer and Lecturer, Aalborg University, 2022-Present)
  • Advanced Optimization Techniques for Energy Systems Planning and Operation (PhD/Industrial Course, Role: Organizer and Lecturer, Aalborg University, 2020-Present)
  • Energy Markets and Analytics (PhD/Industrial Course, Role: Organizer and Lecturer, Aalborg University, 2020-Present)
  • Low power Energy Harvesting Technologies and Applications (PhD/Industrial Course, Role: Lecturer, Aalborg University, 2020-Present)
  • Models, Methods and Optimization Tools for Energy Systems (PhD/Industrial Course, Role: Lecturer, Aalborg University, 2015-2018)
  • Smart Energy Networks - Design, Operations and Control (Postgraduate Course, Role: Lecturer, University of Tehran, 2013-2014) 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • Energy
  • Microgrid
  • Energy Management
  • Power System Operation and Control
  • Integrated Energy Systems
  • optimization
  • Hierarchical Control
  • Energy Market & Analytics
  • Renewable Energy
  • Distributed Generation
  • Energy Hub
  • Risk Modeling and Management
  • Active Distribution Networks
  • Smart Grid
  • Demand Response
  • Power Electronics Controls
  • Energy Storage
  • Grid-Interactive Power Electronics
  • Energy Planning
  • Energy Trading
  • District Heating & Cooling
  • Transactive Energy


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