Saeedifard Chosen for C3E Technology Research & Innovation Award

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Maryam Saeedifard

Maryam Saeedifard has been named as the recipient of the 2021 U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Technology Research & Innovation Award. Saeedifard holds the Dean’s Professorship in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). 

She will be presented with this award at the 2021 U.S. C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium, to be held virtually November 3-4. This awards program recognizes mid-career leadership and achievement and is administered by the U.S. Department of Energy, Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy, the Texas A&M Energy Institute, and the MIT Energy Initiative. 

Saeedifard is being recognized for her expertise on clean/renewable energy conversion and carbon dioxide emissions reduction, based on using advanced power electronics-based energy conversion technologies. During her career, she has developed novel, extremely efficient (greater than 98%) power conversion circuits for low-cost and reliable energy harvesting of large-scale wind and photovoltaic farms. 

Another area on which Saeedifard has focused is the control, expansion, and protection of High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission systems for energy and savings. She has worked to improve transmission resiliency of bulk power transmission of renewable energy resources over long distances. 

Saeedifard’s leadership in IEEE professional societies, IEEE journals, and educational contributions will also be recognized at this event. She has been a member of the Georgia Tech ECE faculty since 2014.

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Atlanta, GA

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jackie.nemeth@ece.gatech.edu

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Jackie Nemeth

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Saeedifard Tapped for IEEE IES Early Career Award

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Maryam Saeedifard has been chosen for the 2018 IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) J. David Irwin Early Career Award. Saeedifard is an associate professor in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). 

This award recognizes a young researcher who has made significant contributions to the advancement of the industrial electronics field and is within his/her first 10 years of professional experience from the date of his/her last academic degree. The awardee is selected based on the technical importance of the contribution, subject matter, originality, and prospects for future success. 

Saeedifard was selected for her outstanding research contributions in modulation and control of multilevel converters and voltage-sourced converter-based high-voltage DC (HVDC) transmission systems. She conducts research in the area of medium- and high-power energy electronics systems for utility and industrial applications. More specifically, her group is focusing on modeling and control of advanced converter topologies, protection of multi-terminal DC grids, and power electronic systems based on emerging wide-band-gap switching devices.

Saeedifard will be presented with this award during the banquet of the 2018 IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Conference (IECON), which will be held October 21-23 in Washington D.C.

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Atlanta, GA

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jackie.nemeth@ece.gatech.edu

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Jackie Nemeth

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

404-894-2906

Saeedifard Selected for IEEE Region 3 Outstanding Engineer Award

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Maryam Saeedifard has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 IEEE Region 3 Outstanding Engineer Award. An associate professor in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), she will be presented with this honor at the IEEE Region 3 Awards Dinner. This event will be held on April 13 in Huntsville, Alabama during IEEE SoutheastCon 2019.

Saeedifard was selected for her outstanding teaching and research contributions in power electronics, particularly in modulation and control of multilevel converters and voltage-sourced converter-based high-voltage DC transmission systems. She conducts research in the area of medium- and high-power energy electronics systems for utility and industrial applications. Saeedifard’s group focuses on modeling and control of advanced converter topologies, protection of multi-terminal DC grids, and power electronic systems based on emerging wide-band-gap switching devices. 

This award is given in recognition of an IEEE member in Region 3, who, through technical and professional abilities, has made an outstanding contribution to the electro-technology profession. Region 3 encompasses over 30,000 IEEE members across nine states in the southeastern U.S. and Jamaica.

Location

Atlanta, GA

Email

jackie.nemeth@ece.gatech.edu

Contact

Jackie Nemeth

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

404-894-2906

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