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Mohammad Shahidehpour Biography

Mohammad Shahidehpour

Mohammad Shahidehpour
Bodine Chair Professor
Director, Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation
Associate Director, Wanger Institute for Sustainability and Energy Research
Affiliate Professor, Stuart School of Business





IIT Main Campus, 3301 South Dearborn, Siegel Hall 222


Ph.D., University of Missouri
M.S.E.E., University of Missouri
B.S.E.E., Sharif University of Technology


Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour is the Bodine Chair Professor and Director of Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Initiative at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). He is an expert in electric power system optimization and control with specific interests in the modeling of electricity markets with microgrids and sustainable energy applications. His perfect power project which is funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) has converted the IIT campus to a smart microgrid with a 20% reduction in its base load consumption and 50% reduction in the peak load consumption. He is the PI for a consortium of industry and academic researchers which study the next generation of wind turbine technology. He is also the PI for a wind integration project which investigates the optimal locations for wind energy integration and its impact on the U.S. Eastern Interconnection.

He has worked at IIT with 95 visiting faculty and graduate research students. He is the co-author of 380 technical papers and six books on electric power system planning, operation, and control. He is also the recipient of three best paper awards for his publications in IEEE Transaction on Power Systems. In 2011, he received the Association of Electrical Engineering Department Heads’ Innovation Award, the IEEE PES/Chicago Chapter’s Engineer of the Year Award, and the Illinois Technology Association’s Technologist of the Year Award. . For his contributions to power system research and development, he was awarded the IEEE T. Burke Hayes Faculty Recognition Award and the Sigma Xi Outstanding Senior Faculty Research Award. He also received the Edison Electric Institute's Power Engineering Educator Award and the C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Young Electrical Engineering Professor Award for his contributions to research and education.

In 2009, Professor Shahidehpour received an honorary doctorate from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest. He is currently a Research Professor at King Abdulaziz University (Jeddah) and Honorary Professor in the North China Electric Power University (Beijing) and the Sharif University of Technology (Tehran). Dr. Shahidehpour was a member of the United Nations Commission on Microgrid Studies.

Dr. Shahidehpour is a Fellow of IEEE for his contributions to security-constrained unit commitment algorithms in power systems. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transaction on Smart Grid.