Department Information

Divisions:

There are six divisions within the Department of Electrical Engineering,

• Communications ( Graguate & Undergraduate )

• Controls ( Graguate & Undergraduate )

• Electronics ( Graguate & Undergraduate )

• Power ( Graguate & Undergraduate )

• Energy Management (Graduate )

• Mecatronics (Graduate )

All divisions (Communications, Controls, Electronics, Power, Energy Management, Mecatronic) in the Department of Electrical Engineering are heavily involved in research activities in the various fields as noted below.

The Electronics Division is involved in research activities in the areas of analog electronic systems, bioengineering and biomedical signal processing, robotics, computer networks, image processing and pattern recognition, industrial measurements, photonics and optoelectronics, speech recognition, and signal processing.

The research topics in the Power Division are power systems analyses, electrical machines, power electronics and derive, lightning protection, power system operation stability, power system protection, electrical insulation and high voltage, software design, reactive power control, and power quality. The Power Division is also involved in research in the areas of energy planning, electrical energy economics and restructuring, and policy analysis.

The faculty members of the Communications Division have research interests in the areas of theory and practice of electromagnetics, propagation, microwave and millimeter-wave technology, radar, remote sensing, non-destructive testing, spread spectrum, wireless, mobile, and satellite communications, and signal, image and speech processing.

The research topics at the Control Division include optimal control, stability of nonlinear systems, nonlinear systems analysis and control, modeling and identification of linear and nonlinear systems, adaptive control, predictive control, fuzzy control, neural networks, genetic algorithm, soft computing, singular systems, multidimensional systems, power systems dynamics and control, robotics, real time control, large scale systems, robust control, industrial automation, reliability, and electric drives.

Also, the Electrical and Electronics Research Center has been successful in completing several researches in various fields of electrical engineering. The main topics undertaken at the center include parallel processing systems using personal computers, application of parallel processing methods in neural network learning algorithms, tracking of air and land targets, and access control and intelligent security systems.

There are three Center of Excellence within the Department of Electrical Engineering,

  • Center of Excellence on Power Systems
  • Center of Excellence on Radio-communication Systems
  • Center of Excellence on Control and Robotics

 

The Center extends the Power Systems division on-going academic and research activities with the Ministry of Power and the power generation companies to support improved design, construction, safety and operation of the national electrical energy system. These include state-of-the-art laboratories and advance simulation/modeling capabilities aimed at both the existing and new installations. The Center has strengthened its commitment in the industry with acquisition of 14 faculty members to meet the needs of educating electrical engineering students as well as the research projects.

The center of excellence is equipped with the following outstanding research laboratories:

• EMC Laboratory (NDT and Lightning)

• Electric Machines and Transformer Research Laboratory (EMTRL)

• Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL)

• Electrical Drives and Power Electronics Laboratory

• FACTS Laboratory

• Finite Element Laboratory

• High Voltage Laboratory

• Power Systems Laboratory

• Power Quality Laboratory

• Protection Laboratory

• Wind Energy Laboratory

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Objectives

The mission of the Center is to provide an environment conducive to and facilities in support of interdisciplinary research in selected areas of Radiocommunication systems. The research topics at the Center include

• EMC/EMI

• RF/Microwave/mm-Wave

• Antenna & Propagation

• Wireless Communication

• Radar

• Satellite Communication

• Digital Communication

• Signal Processing

Based on high quality of performance, the center has successfully established extensive collaboration with national and international industries and signed mutual agreements for scientific cooperation with several international institutions.

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Objectives

Robotics and Control play key roles in advanced technologies and industrial development. By taking into account the expertise and experience of its faculties, The Center of Excellence on Control and Robotics of Amirkabir University of Technology intends to play a leading role in developing technologies in diverse fields from petroleum industry to medical robotics, industrial robotics and car manufacturing.

Research Focus/Goals:

1-Identifying the challenges and problems of national as well as international industries

2-Knowledge development to solve the problems and conduct state of the arts researches in Control and Robotics

3-Technology development based on national capacity and proposing practical solutions to promote national capability of our industries

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Department History

More than 50 years, the Department of  Electrical Engineering at AUT continues to rank as one of the most prestigious electrical engineering programs in the country and at the international level.

While electrical engineering was traditionally known as one engineering field, it now encompasses many areas of interest including radars, lasers, medical and RS imaging, optical communications, control systems, microchips, embedded computers, cell phones, autonomous robots, speech recognition and synthesis, wireless communications, electrical machines, power systems, power electronics and drives, electrical energy management, and photonics. With the advent of the information technology revolution, new horizons for better serving the human kind through further developments in the field of electrical engineering are anticipated.

We offer an outstanding learning environment which supports (a) rich and meaningful academic studies and (b) research projects tightly integrated with modern engineering standards as well as industrial practices. Our world-class graduates are sought for careers in industry, government, and universities. We encourage the habit of ‘life-long learning’ for our students that enables them to continue their education throughout their professions.

Chaires of the department since 1978:

1- Kamaloddin Nikravesh 1978

2-  Akbar Adibi 1978-1980

3-  Mohammad Rabiei 1980-1983

4-  Mehrdad Abedi 1983-1986

5-  Abolghasem Asadollah  Raie 1986-1988

6-  Javad Milimonfared 1988-1989

7-  Hasan Taheri 1989-1982

8-  Masoud Shafiee 1992-1994

9-  Seyed Hamid Fathi 1994-1995

10-  Mehdi Karrari 1995-1998

11-  Mir Abolhasan Fassihi 1998-2000

12-  Javad Shokrollahi Moghani 2000-2002

13-  Shahram Montasar Kouhsari 2002-2004

14-  Rouzbeh Moini Mazandaran 2004-2007

15-  Abdolali Abdipour 2007-2009

16-  Hossein Askarian Abyaneh 2009- 2013

17- Reza Sarraf Shirazi

 

 

 

Department Honors

HONORS AND AWARDS

1. Kharazmi Prize (National Award for the best qualified scientific activities)

1988                 S.H. Motamedi, S.M. Ahadi, and N. Sedghi           

Sound decoding system                                                         

1989                  M.R. Hashemi Golpayegani

Cybernetic hand project                                                                                       

1992                  S.H. Motamedi

Fax decoding system                                                                                                          

1993                   A. Ghorbani

Antennas chamber project                                                                                               

1993                   A. Raie

CNC project                                                                                                             

1994                   S. Montaser Kouhsari

Pasha computer code                                                                                             

1995                   A. Adibi

Design and fabrication of microprocessor-based protection systems

1996                   Ghorbani

Radar, design and optimization                                                                          

2000                   S.H.H. Sadeghi and R. Moini

Computer code for electromagnetic analysis of 3D-time-phased problems           

 2000                    H. Askarian Abyaneh

Relay testing system                                                                                              

2. Honors

1989               The first Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE) was organized and held by the Electrical Engineering Department at AUT           

1984              Establishing the first M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in Iran                                 

1992               M.R. Hashemi Golpayegani

National Distinguished professor of the year

Awarded by The Ministry of Science, Research and Technology                 

1993               S.K. Yadavar Nikravesh

National Distinguished professor of the year

Awarded by The Ministry of Science, Research and Technology                 

1994               M. Abedi

Selected book of the year

 Awarded by The University of Tehran, Iran                                                     

1996              R. Moini

Merit scholarship for young academic staff,

Awarded by Islamic Development Bank                                                

1996              M. Agha-Mirsalim

Distinguished Professor of the Year

Awarded by Amirkabir University of Technology                                           

1997              A. Adibi

National Distinguished Professor of the Year

Awarded by Ministry of Science, Research and Technology                         

1998               S. Montaser Kouhsari

Merit scholarship for young academic staff

Awarded by Islamic Development Bank                                               

1999               H. Askarian Abyaneh

National Distinguished Professor of the Year

Awarded by Ministry of Science, Research and Technology                         

2001               M. Abedi

Distinguished Professor of the Year

Awarded by National Committee on Energy of Islamic Republic of Iran   

 2001               M. Abedi

Selected book of the year

Awarded by The University of Tehran, Iran                                                     

2001               M.B. Menhaj

Selected book of the year

Awarded by The University of Tehran, Iran                                                     

2001               M. Abedi

Selected Project, Titled: Distribution of probable powers in power systems Awarded by the 2nd Iranian Festival on Innovations in Power Industry    2001

 2001               G.B. Gharehpetian

Selected project, Titled: Reducing the Transfer Loss by Distribution of Electric Powers in a Network of Parallel Lines

Awarded by the 2nd Iranian Festival on Innovations in Power Industry   

 2002               M. Shafiee

Distinguished Researcher of the Year

Awarded by Amirkabir University of Technology                                           

2002               H. Askarian Abyaneh

Distinguished Researcher of the Year

Awarded by Iranian Association of Electrical and Electronics Engineering         

 2002               A. Sepehri

Distinguished Researcher of the Year

 Awarded by Amirkabir University of Technology                                           

2003               K. Faez

Distinguished Researcher of the Year

Awarded by Amirkabir University of Technology                                           

2003               M. Karrari

Selected book of the Year

Awarded by The University of Tehran, Iran                                                     

2004               M.B. Menhaj

Distinguished Scientist of the Year

Awarded by ISI Institution                                                                                               

2004               M. Karrari

Selected book of the Year

Awarded by Amirkabir University of Technology                                           

2004               H. Askarian Abyaneh

Distinguished Researcher of the Year

Awarded by Amirkabir University of Technology                                           

2005               S.H.H. Sadeghi  

Distinguished Researcher of the Year

Awarded by Iranian Association of Electrical and Electronics Engineering         

2005               M. Agha-Mirsalim

Distinguished Researcher of the Year

Awarded by Amirkabir University of Technology