Ali Nabavi

Biography

Dr. Nabavi is a Senior Member of IEEE and a professional engineer in the Province of Ontario,
Canada. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from Amirkabir
University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1987 and 1990, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in
electrical engineering from the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, in 1996. Upon his
graduation he joined the University of Mazandaran/Iran as a faculty member in the Department
of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Since then he has been actively engaged in research and
development in the general area of power systems, and power electronics as well as teaching and
supervising of graduate students. He was elevated to the rank of associate professor in 2003.
Since 2004, he has been with the Centre for Applied Power Electronics (CAPE), University of
Toronto, as a Senior Research Associate and has been actively leading/collaborating on research
projects with various utilities and advanced including ABB, Honeywell Aerospace, US Hybrid,
and eCamion. His research interests include analysis, operation and control of power electronics
in power systems, microgrid supervisory control, and fast DC-charging station for EV
applications.

The following is a summary of his life with IEEE:
2020-present ……… Chair, IEEE Toronto Section
2020-present……… Chair Region 7, PELS
2018-2019 ………… Vice-Chair, IEEE Toronto Section
2016-2017 ………… Secretary, IEEE Toronto Section,
2014-2020 ………… Chair, IAS/PELS/CE joint Chapter (Toronto)
2011-2013 ……… Chair, AESS Chapter (Toronto)
2008-2011 ………… Vice-chairs, AESS Chapter (Toronto)
2004-present ……… Senior Member
1998-2003 ………… Student Branch Counselor, (Mazandaran/Iran)
1992-present ……… Member, PES, IAS, PLES, AESS, CE