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Mahshid Amirabadi

401 Dana Research Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • PhD (2013) Electrical engineering (Power-Power Electronics), Texas A&M University
  • MS (2006) Electrical engineering (Power- Power Electronics), University of Tehran, Iran
  • BS (2002) Electrical Engineering (Electronics), Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

Research & Scholarship Interests

design, modeling and control of power converters, power electronics for renewable energy systems, microgrids, variable speed drives and wireless power transfer
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Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • Best Paper Award, Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition 2016

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    • IEEE Industry Applications Society
    • IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
    • IEEE Women in Engineering
    • Industrial Electronics Society
    • Power and Energy Society
    • Power Electronics Society
  • Society of Women Engineers

Selected Publications

  • M. Amirabadi, Cuk-Based Universal Converters in Discontinuous Conduction Mode of Operation, IEEE Engergy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Milwaukee, WI, 2016, 1-7
  • S.A.KH. Mozaffari Niapour, M. Amirabadi, Extremely Sparse Parallel AC-Link Universal Power Converters, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 52(3), 2016, 2456-2466
  • M. Amirabadi, A New Class of High-Power-Density Universal Power Converters, IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Montreal, QC, 2015, 2596-2602
  • M. Amirabadi, H.A. Toliyat, J. Baek, Bidirectional Soft-Switching Series AC-Link Inverter, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 51(3), 2015, 2312-2320
  • M. Amirabadi, J. Baek, H.A. Toliyat, W.C. Alexander, Soft-Switching AC-Link Three-Phase AC-AC Buck-Boost Converter, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 62, 2015, 3-14
  • M. Amirabadi, J. Baek, H.A. Toliyat, Sparse AC-Link Buck-Boost Inverter, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 29, 2014, 3942-2953
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Related News

January 10, 2018

ECE Assistant Professor Mahshid Amirabadi and ECE Professor Brad Lehman were awarded $628K in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) and $33K from Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC).

March 22, 2017

ECE Assistant Professor Mahshid Amirabadi awarded a patent for "Sparse and Ultra-Sparse Partial Resonant Converters". Abstract Source: USPTO The AC portion of the input of the ultra-sparse...

January 24, 2017

ECE Assistant Professor Mahshid Amirabadi was awarded a $274K grant from ONR to develop "A New Class of Modular Power Converters for Next-Generation Shipboard Power Systems." This project...

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