Yousef Pipelzadeh, Ph.D, is a Research Associate in Power Systems at Imperial College London and Head of Business Development for the Power System Technology Centre, a division of Manitoba Hydro International in the U.K.
In 2007, he obtained his MEng in Communication Systems with 1st class (hons.), and awarded with the IEEE Communication Chapter prize for the best departmental candidate. He was one of four selected from the U.K. on a 1-year Entrepreneurial programme (hi-tech start-ups) at Wesley Clover Corporation, Canada.
In 2008, he began his PhD in Power Systems at Imperial College, publishing over 10 top-tier papers. In 2012, he continued on as an RA and was lead Principle Investigator on several consultancy projects through Imperial Consultants - including: EPRI (California, USA), National Grid, and SPEN. He has spent several months at the R&D divisions at National Grid (UK) and Smart Grid Research Institute (China). Dr Pipelzadeh has supervised numerous MSc and PhD students in the field of Power Systems since 2010.
In 2015, he joined MHRCs where he is responsible for the development of the companies products (such as PSCAD™/EMTDC™) and Engineering consulting services across U.K/Europe.
He is recognized and nominated by the British Standard Institute as a U.K. Principle Expert, and is an active member on the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) developing the guidelines and standards on 'HVDC Grids Systems'.
He has given over 30 talks at International events across Asia, Africa, North America, Middle East and Europe. Dr Pipelzadeh has been an invited speaker to talk on Energy investment at the European Bank, London, U.K in the presence of 6 prime ministers from the Western Balkans; Energy Systems at the CMF in Vienna, and on MHRC's Battery Storage Technology at the African Energy Forum & European Utility Week.
To date, he has published numerous technical reports, over 25 publications in IEEE, IET and CIGRE and is contributing to the Cenelec/EU standards on HVDC Grids Systems.
et al., 2017, Corrective control with transient assistive measures: value assessment for Great Britain transmission system, Ieee Transactions on Power Systems, Vol:32, ISSN:0885-8950, Pages:1638-1650
et al., 2016, Coordinated control of offshore wind farm and onshore HVDC converter for effective power oscillation damping, Ieee Transactions on Power Systems, Vol:32, ISSN:1558-0679, Pages:1860-1872
Junyent-Ferre A, Pipelzadeh Y, Green TC, 2015, Blending HVDC-link energy storage and offshore wind turbine inertia for fast frequency response, Ieee Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Vol:6, ISSN:1949-3029, Pages:1059-1066
Goharrizi AY, Muthumuni D, Pipelzadeh Y, 2016, Modeling of Type-3 Wind Farm and Investigation of Fault Contribution in Power System, IEEE-Power-and-Energy-Society General Meeting (PESGM), IEEE, ISSN:1944-9925
Pipelzadeh Y, Chaudhuri B, Green T, 2015, Modelling and Dynamic Operation of the Zhoushan DC Grid: Worlds First Five-Terminal VSC-HVDC Project, International High Voltage Direct Current 2015 Conference, IET, Pages:87-95