Background and activities

Dear prospective candidate, I have a PhD position opening in power electronics. Follow the link if you are interested to submit an application.

PhD position in Power Electronics - “AI-based Techniques to understand the Underlying Mechanism leading to Instability in Power Electronics Systems”

Profile:

Dr. Mohammad Amin is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electric Power Engineering at NTNU. He received the B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Chittagong, Bangladesh, the M.Sc. degree in electric power engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, and the Ph.D. in Engineering Cybernetics from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway in 2008, 2011 and 2017, respectively. The title of his PhD thesis is Small-signal Stability Characterization of Interaction Phenomena between HVDC System and Wind Farms.
 
Previously, he was a Senior Research Associate in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago from 2017 to 2019.  He was with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) in International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC), Bangladesh from 2008 to 2013. Dr Amin has research experiences from five countries: USA, Norway, China, Sweden and Bangladesh. 
 

Research Interest:

Dr Amin's research activities mainly focus on power electronics application to power system, application of artificial intelligence in power electronics system, distributed generation, renewable energy integration, HVDC transmission, FACTS, microgrid, smart grids, hybrid or fully electric vehicles, and robust control theory for power electronics system. His vision is to develop a top research center that fully explores the beauty of seamless integration of control and power electronics and addresses fundamental problems in various electric power systems, with strong support from funding bodies and industrial companies.

Courses:

ELK21-Electronics for Control of Power (Autumn 2019-)

TET4100-Circuit Analysis (Autumn 2019-)

TET4180-Power System Stability and Control (Spring 2020)

IELET2121-Power Electronics (Autumn 2019-)

Award Paper:

1. The 2020 Premium Award for best paper in IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution: J. Lyu, X. Cai, M. Amin and M. Molinas, "Subsynchronous Oscillation Mechanism and Its Suppression in MMC-Based HVDC Connected Wind Farms", in IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Volume 12, Issue 4, 27 February 2018.

2. The 2018 IEEE JESTPE First Prize Paper Award from IEEE Power Electronics Society for the paper: 
 
3.  IEEE SYPA at IECON 2018 from IEEE Industrial Electronics Society for the paper:
M. Amin, Q-C Zhong, L. Zhang, Z. Li and M. Shahidehpour, “Small-Signal Modeling and Analysis of VSM for Distributed Generation in a Weak Grid”, the 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2018, (IECON 2018), Washington D.C., USA.
 

Prospective Students

The Department of Electric Power Engineering announces all the PhD and Postdoc positions in Jobbnorge. I recommend to have a look there if we have any vacant position.
Prospective MSc students at NTNU do not need to contact us. You can apply directly. Please, follow the NTNU website for application guideline.
 

Interns/visitors 

We are very happy to host academic visitors and Fellowships. The subject can be in power electronics, power systems, renewable energy such as wind power, solar power, smart grids, microgrid, HVDC, energy storage systems, automotive electronics, etc. We usually do not provide funding for visitors.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

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