Dr. Alavi was born in Ahwaz, in 1982. She received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (Control and Instrumentations) from the K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, in 2004, and the M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Micro- and Nano- Electronic Devices) from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, in 2007. She earned her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore in 2015. She was a recipient of the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) 2010.
In 2015, she joined the Energy Systems Group, Department of Electrical and computer Engineering, University of Toronto, as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Since September 2015, she has been with the department of Mechanical Engineering, Centre for Construction & Engineering Technologies, George Brown College, as a partial load professor where she teaches Digital Electronics and Mathematics for Mechanical Engineering.
Marjan is a member of IEE Toronto Executive committee 2016, and Vice Chair of the IEEE Industrial Applications Society since 2015. She has been serving as a reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics since 2012. She is the founder of Intelligent Diagnosis, a start-up company in Canada. Her research interests include health monitoring and control for power electronic circuits, mechatronics, and instrumentations.