Gevork B. Gharehpetian, Ph.D.



Amirkabir University of Technology

(Tehran Polytechnic)

Electrical Engineering Department

No. 424, Hafez Ave., 15914 Tehran, Iran


Tel: (+98) 21 6646 6009, (+98) 21 6649 8442 or 3

Tel (direct):  (+98) 21 6454  3341

Fax:  (+98) 21 6640 6469


ORCID: 0000-0003-1521-790X

Scopus Author ID: 6603012446

ResearcherID: M-3759-2018



Biography: G. B. Gharehpetian received his BS, MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering in 1987, 1989 and 1996 from Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran and Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Tehran, Iran and Tehran University, Tehran, Iran,  respectively, graduating all with First Class Honors. As a PhD student, he has received scholarship from DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) from 1993 to 1996 and he was with High Voltage Institute of RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany.

He has been holding the Assistant Professor position at AUT from 1997 to 2003, the position of Associate Professor from 2004 to 2007 and has been Professor since 2007.

He was selected by the MSRT (Ministry of Science Research and Technology) as the distinguished professor of Iran, by IAEEE (Iranian Association of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) as the distinguished researcher of Iran, by Iran Energy Association (IEA) as the best researcher of Iran in the field of energy, by the MSRT as the distinguished researcher of Iran, by the Academy of Science of the Islamic Republic of Iran as the distinguished professor of electrical engineering, by National Elites Foundation as  the laureates of Alameh Tabatabaei Award and was awarded the National Prize in 2008, 2010, 2018, 2018, 2019 and 2019, respectively. Based on the Web of Science database (2005-2022), he is among world’s top 1% elite scientists according to ESI (Essential Science Indicators) ranking system.

Prof. Gharehpetian is distinguished, senior and distinguished member of CIGRE, IEEE and IAEEE, respectively. Since 2004, he has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of IAEEE.

He is the author of more than 1400 journal and conference papers. His teaching and research interests include Smart Grid, Microgrids, FACTS and HVDC Systems, Monitoring of Power Transformers and its Transients.



-PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, IRAN, April 1996

-MS in Electrical Engineering, AUT, Tehran, IRAN, Sep. 1989

-BS in Electrical Engineering, Tabriz University, Tabriz, IRAN, Feb. 1987


Academic Positions:

-Professor (since 2007) Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Electrical Engineering Department

-Associate Professor (2004 - 2007) AUT, Electrical Engineering Department

-Assistant Professor (1997 - 2003) AUT, Electrical Engineering Department

-Lecturer (1989 – 1996), AUT, Electrical Engineering Department



Undergraduate Courses: Future Power System Elements, Electric Machinery, Power Plants and Power Electronics

Graduate Courses: Microgrids and Smart Grid, Distributed Generation, HVDC Transmission, FACTS Devices and Power System Transients


Research Interests:

Smart Grid, Microgrids, DGs, Monitoring of Power Transformers, FACTS Devices, HVDC Systems, Power Electronic Converters, Power System Transients



Armenian: Native and bilingual proficiency

Persian: Bilingual proficiency

German: Professional working proficiency

English: Professional working proficiency


Executive Positions:

-Vice-Dean for Research and Postgraduate Studies, Electrical Engineering Department, AUT (2018-2020)

-Vice President for Research, Niroo Research Institute (NRI), Ministry of Energy (Oct. 2014-2017)

-Director of Grand (National) Project, Iranian Smart Grid at AUT (Sep. 2012-present)

-Director of Industrial Relation Office of AUT (Nov.2005-2008)

-Head of Iran Grid Secure Operation Research Center at AUT (Oct. 2005-present)

-Director of Electrical Engineering Committee of the International Khwarizmi Award, Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST), Ministry of Science Research and Technology (2005)

-Research Deputy of  Center of  Excellence on Power Systems at AUT (April 2004- 2006)

-Head of Power Engineering Group, Electrical Engineering Department, AUT (Oct. 2001-Oct. 2003)


Selected Professional Experiences:

-Member of research committee of Electric Power Distribution Co., Alborz State (2019-present)

-Member of board of trustee, Niroo Research Institute (NRI), Ministry of  Energy (2014-2018)

-Member of education, research and technology council,  Ministry of Energy (2013-2017)

-Member of research committee of Iran Power Development Co. (IPDC) (2011-2015)

-Member of research committee of Iran Grid Management Co. (IGMC)  (2006-2008)

-Member of research council of Zob-e Ahan Co. (2006-2008)

-Scientific staff member of Tehran Regional Electric Co. (TREC)  (April 2005-Dec. 2017)

-Member of Center of  Excellence on Power Systems  (since 2001)

-Senior councilor of  Iran Transformer Research Institute (ITRI) (1999-2005)

-Member of research committee of Tehran Regional Electric Co. (TREC)  (1999-2004) (2007-2017)

-Member of research council of power generation department of Niroo Research Institute (NRI), Iran Energy Ministry (1999-2004) 

-Senior researcher and project managerNiroo Research Institute (NRI) (1998-2006)


Academic Awards and Honors:

-Distinguished Professor of AUT (2019)

-The laureate of Alameh Tabatabaei Award, National Elites Foundation, awarded by the Science and Technology Vice-President (2019)

-Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering selected by The Academy of Sciences of the Islamic Republic of Iran (2019)

-Distinguished researcher of Iran selected by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (SMRT) and awarded by the Vice-President of Iran (2018)

-Best researcher and prize winner all over Iran in the field of energy, selected by Iran Energy Association (IEA) (2018)

-Among world’s top 1% elite scientists according to ESI (Essential Science Indicators) ranking system based on the ISI Web of Science database (2005-2019)

-Distinguished researcher and prize winner all over Iran, selected by Iranian Association of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IAEEE) (2010)

-Distinguished professor and prize winner all over Iran, selected by MSRT and awarded by the President of Iran (2008)

-Scholarship from German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD),  as a visiting Professor in the University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany (Summer 2003)

-Scholarship from DAAD, as a visiting Professor in the University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany (Summer 2000)

-Scholarship from DAAD,  as a PhD Student in RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany (1993-1996)

-First rank among graduated PhD students, Tehran University, in 1996

-First rank among graduated MS students, AUT (Tehran ‎Polytechnic), in 1989

-First rank among graduated BS students, Tabriz University, in 1987



[26] Detection of Radial Deformations of Transformers, Patent No.: US 10,782,115 B2,  Sep. 22, 2020

[25] Image Possessing Procedure for Simultaneous and Accurate Detection of a Few Radial Mechanical Defects in HV Transformer Winding, Registers under No. 97948 in Iran, Feb. 16, 2019

[24] Sinusoidal Sending Wave Step by Step Procedure in Hyperboloid Method for Detecting Power Transformer HV Winding Radial Defects, Registers under No. 95224 in Iran, March 5, 2018

[23] Power Transformers Winding Earth Fault Detection System Based on Magnetic Field Measurement, Registers under No. 95021 in Iran, Feb. 17, 2018

[22] Dielectric Window for Transformer Winding Radar Imaging, Registers under No. 95040 in Iran, Feb. 17, 2018

[21] Sinusoidal Sending Wave Step by Step Variations Procedure for Detection of Power Transformer HV Winding Convex and Concave Mechanical Defects, Registered under No. 91648 in Iran, March 15, 2017  

[20] Hardware System for Reduction of Power Transformer Winding Axial Displacement Wrong Detection Due to PD During Radar Imaging, Registered under No. 90943 in Iran, Jan. 10, 2017

[19] Automatic Three Phase Current Compensator System Based on Loads Unbalance Recording, Registered under No. 90010 in Iran, Oct. 1, 2016

[18] Buck-Boost DC-DC Converter with Reduced Voltage Stress, Registered under No. 89543 in Iran, Aug. 9, 2016 

[17] Single Switch DC/DC Converter with Capability of Voltage Increase and Decrease, Registered under No. 89515 in Iran, Aug. 3, 2016 

[16] Fault Detection and HV Transformers Radial Deformation Detection Using Magnetic Fields of Their Winding, Registered under No. 89495 in Iran, Aug. 3, 2016 

[15] Parallel Single Phase Active Filter to Compensate Different Types of Disturbances in Different Operating Conditions, Registered under No. 89416 in Iran, July 25, 2016 

[14] Presentation of New Structure of Modules with 3 Voltage Sources and 4 Switches for Asymmetric/Symmetric Multilevel Voltage Source AC/DC Converters in Order to Reduce Converter Elements, Registered under No. 87819 in Iran, March 1, 2016 

[13] Device of Symmetric/Asymmetric Multi-level Voltage Source Inverter Based on Interleaved 3-Voltage Source and 4-Semiconductor Switch Modules in Order to Reduce Number of Used Devices, Registered under No. 87155 in Iran, Nov. 8, 2015 

[12] Symmetric and Asymmetric Multi-level Voltage Source Inverters Based on 4-Voltage Source and 6-Switch Modules in Order to Reduce Number of Power Electronic Devices, Registered under No. 87157 in Iran, Nov. 8, 2015 

[11] Measurement of Electrical and Magnetic Fields of Transformer HV Winding in and near Tank for Axial Displacement Detection, Registered under No. 85849 in Iran, 2015

[10] Sensor with Mach–Zehnder Interferometer Fiber Optic Interferometer for Axial Displacement Measurement of Power Transformers, Registered under No. 83503 in Iran, Aug. 6, 2014

[9] Ferroresonance Overvoltage Clipping Circuit Including Metal-oxide Arresters, Registered under No. 77241 in Iran, Oct. 17, 2012

[8] Software and Hardware Setup to Measure Axial Displacement of Transformer Winding using UWB Waves in Time Domain, Registered under No. 76808 in Iran, Sep. 18, 2012

[7] Transformer Winding Radial Deformation Estimation System based on Scattering Parameters Measurements, Registered under No. 76668 in Iran, Sep. 9, 2012

[6] Mechanical Defects Allocation in Transformer Windings Using Radar Imagining, Registered under No. 390090380 in Iran, Jan. 31, 2012

[5] Flexible distributed generation interfacing inverter with sliding mode controller, Registered under No. 65010 in Iran, June 6, 2010

[4] Power supply with a very high power factor, Registered under No. 56622 in Iran, Jan. 31, 2009

[3] Bidirectional power electronic transformer with maximum power point tracking capability for induction heating applications, Registered under No. 52876 in Iran, Sep. 17, 2008

[2] High current transformer with equal current distribution in parallel windings, Registered under No. 38305092 in Iran, July 31, 2004

[1] Passive 1 phase to 3 phase converter, Registered under No. 38012011 in Iran, Feb. 25, 2002



Journals Editorial Board Membership:

International Journals

-Editorial board of Journal of Energy and Sustainable Development, Bio-Byword Publication (Jan. 2019 - present)

-Advisory editorial board of International Journal of Electric Power & Energy Systems (JEPE), Elsevier Publications (Nov. 2016- present)

-Editorial board of International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering (IJEEE), Associate Editor (2015-present)

-Editorial board of Scientific World Journal, Lead Guest Editor of Special Issue on Smart Grid (2014-2015)

-Editorial board of Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems (JIFS), Associate Editor (2014-present)

-Editorial board of International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology (IJEST) (2010- 2012)

National Journals

-Editorial board member of Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transactions of Electrical Engineering (2019- present)

-Editorial board member of Iranian Journal of Power Engineering, Birjand University (2015- present)

-Editorial Board of Journal of Electric Power System Engineering of Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University (2015-present)

-Editorial board of Journal of Operation and Automation in Electrical Engineering of Mohaghegh Ardabili University (2014-present)

-Editorial board member of Journal of Research in Quality, Iranian Society for Quality (2013-present)

-Editorial board member of Journal of Malek Ashtar University (2011- present)

-Editorial board member of Journal of Electrical Engineering, Ferdowsi Mashad University (2011- present)

-Editorial board member of Journal of Energy Management of Kashan University (2010- present)

-Editorial board member of Electrical Engineering Journal of Tabriz University  (2009- present)

-Editorial board member of Journal of IAEEE (April 2004- present)

-Editor-in-Chief of  Journal of IAEEE (Jan. 2004-present)

-Editorial board member of  Bargh Journal (Journal of NRI) (1998-Present)


Scientific Societies Membership:

-Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN), member (since 2017), Policy Making Council (2020-2022)

-Engineering Science Group of the Academy of Sciences of Iran, Invited member (since 2019-present)

-IRASA (Iranian Academics and Specialists Association in Germany), member (since 2014), member of board of directors (since 2016)

-IEEE Iran Section, Communications Committee, founder member, chair (2021-2022) 

-IEEE Iran Section, Power Chapter, founder member, secretary (Dec. 2013-June 2015), chair (2015-2020), chair (2023-2024) 

-Iranian Power Electronic Association (IPEA), founder member

-Iranian Productivity Association for Power Industry, founder member

-IAEEE ( Iranian Association of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), member (since 1992), senior member (since 2004), distinguished member (since 2011)

-IAEEE central board member (April 2003-April 2005) (April 2007-present)

-IEEE, Power Energy Society, member (since 2000) and senior member (since 2008)

-CIGRE (International Council on Large Electric Systems), Iran branch, member (since 2008), distinguished member (since 2018)

-Iranian Society of Advancement of Industry-Academia Collaboration, member (since 2007) and member of central board and secretary (2011- 2016)

-Iranian Wind Energy Association (IRWEA), founder member, member (since 2011) and member of central board (2014-2017)

-Iranian National Electrotechnical Committee (INEC), member (2011-2015)

-Iranian Society of  Smart Energy Grids, founder member, member (since 2012) and member of central board (2012-2017), vice-chair (2018-present)




Journal Papers

Conference Papers


Technical Reports