Mohammad Shahidehpour

  • University Distinguished Professor
  • Bodine Chair Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
  • Director, Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation
  • Associate Director, Wanger Institute for Sustainability and Energy Research
  • Affiliate Professor, Stuart School of Business

Education

Ph.D., University of Missouri, 1981

M.S.E.E., University of Missouri, 1978

B.S.E.E., Sharif University of Technology, 1977

Research Interests

Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour joined Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) in 1983 where he is presently a University Distinguished Professor. He also serves as the Bodine Chair Professor, Director of the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation, and Associate Director of the Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) at Illinois Tech. He is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), Laureate of KIA (Khwarizmi International Award), and an elected member of the US National Academy of Engineering. He is listed as a highly cited researcher on the Web of Science (ranked in the top 1% by citations demonstrating significant influence among his peers). 

Dr. Shahidehpour has been the Principal Investigator of $60 million grants and contracts on power system operation and control, smart grid research and development, and large-scale integration of renewable energy. His DOE project on Perfect Power Systems has converted the entire Illinois Tech Campus to an islandable microgrid. He has initiated CSMART (Center for Smart Grid Applications, Research, and Technology) at Illinois Tech for promoting the smart grid cybersecurity research and implementation and enhancing the resilience of wireless networked communication and control systems in smart cities. He is a member of the SPIKE Center in the Stuart School of Business at Illinois Tech, which is facilitating the design and the implementation of affordable microgrids in impoverished nations.

Dr. Shahidehpour was the 2009 recipient of the honorary doctorate from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest. He is the holder of Nourbakhshian Endowed Chair Professorship at the University of Kashan, Iran, and Otto Monsted Professorship at the Technical University of Denmark. He is a Research Professor at King Abdulaziz University (Saudi Arabia), Sharif University of Technology, Tabriz University, and Tehran University (Iran), as well as several universities in China including Tsinghua University, Hohai University, Nanjing Normal University, Xian Jiaotong University, South China University of Technology, Chongqing University, Southeast University, North China Electric Power University, Zhejiang University, and Hunan University.

Dr. Shahidehpour was the recipient of the IEEE PES Ramakumar Family Renewable Energy Excellence Award, IEEE PES Douglas M. Staszesky Distribution Automation Award, IEEE PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award, IEEE PES T. Burke Hayes Faculty Recognition Award for his contributions to hydrokinetics, IEEE PES Outstanding Engineer Award, Edison Electric Institute's Power Engineering Educator Award, C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Young Electrical Engineering Professor Award, Romanian Association of Engineers’ Outstanding Author Award, Illinois Technology Association’s Technologist of the Year Award,  Sigma Xi Society’s Outstanding Senior Faculty Research Award, Electrical Engineering Department Head Association’s Innovative Program Award, and Illinois Tech’s Research Leadership and Excellence in Teaching Awards. (ResearchGate)

Dr. Shahidehpour has supervised and worked with 175 graduate research students and visiting scholars in his Center. He has co-authored six books and 780 papers on electric power system operation and planning and was the recipient of six best paper awards for his IEEE publications (Google Scholar). He is an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer who has made over 500 presentations at technical forums and conferences and served as the VP of Publications for the IEEE Power and Energy Society, Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, and the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. Dr. Shahidehpour served in 1999-2000 as the National President of HKN (Electrical Engineering Honor Society) and was a member of the HKN Board of Directors for eight years.

Awards

  • Highly Cited Researcher listed on the Web of Science (2020)
  • KIA Laureate (Khwarizmi International Award -- KIA, 2020)
  • Member, United States National Academy of Engineering (Elected in 2016)

 

  • Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI, 2018)
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS, 2016)
  • Fellow of IEEE (for contributions to security-constrained unit commitment, 2001)

 

  • IEEE PES Ramakumar Family Renewable Energy Excellence Award (2019)
  • IEEE PES Douglas M. Staszesky Distribution Automation Award (2016)
  • IEEE PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award (2012)
  • IEEE PES Outstanding Engineer Award, Chicago Chapter (2011)
  • IEEE PES Distinguished Mentoring Award, Chicago Chapter (2009)
  • IEEE PES T. Burke Hayes Faculty Recognition Award in Electric Power Engineering (2007)
  • IEEE PES Best Paper Award (total of 6 in 2004, 2005, 2008, 2015) 
  • IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer (2003-present, has made 150 presentations in 25 countries)
  • IEEE PES Distinguished Service Award (2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2000, 1995)

 

  • Outstanding Alumnus Award (50th Anniversary of the Sharif University, Iran, 2016)
  • Romanian Association of Engineers (Outstanding Author Award, 2013, jointly with Prof. Eremia)
  • Illinois Technology Association (Technologist of the Year Award, 2011)
  • Electrical Engineering Department Head Association (Innovative Program Award, 2011)
  • Illinois Tech Research Leadership Award (2010)
  • Sigma Xi Society (Outstanding Senior Faculty Research Award, 2003)
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Power Conference (1994)
  • Edison Electric Institute's Power Engineering Educator Award (1993)
  • C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Young Electrical Engineering Professor Award (1990)
  • Best Technical Paper Award, North American Power Symposium (1999)
  • Illinois Tech Excellence in Teaching Award (1990)
  • Illinois Tech Outstanding HKN Chapter Advisor Award (1988)

 

  • PI Academy Member, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan (2018)
  • Otto Monsted Professorship, Technical University of Denmark (2016)
  • Judd Distinguished Lectureship, University of Utah (2016)
  • iCONE Distinguished Lectureship, University of North Carolina (2016) 
  • Nourbakhshian Endowed Chair Professorship, University of Kashan, Iran (2015)
  • UMERC Distinguished Lectureship, University of Maryland (2014)
  • Honorary Doctorate, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania, (2009)

 

  • Founding Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (2009-2014)
  • National President of HKN (2000, Board President for the EE Honor Society)  
  • Listed as one of the 50 R&D Stars to Watch, Industry Week magazine (1993)

Publications

  1. Y. Zhou, M. Shahidehpour, Z. Wei, G. Sun, and S. Chen, “Multistage Robust Look-Ahead Unit Commitment with Probabilistic Forecasting in Multi-Carrier Energy Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Vol. 12, No. 12, pp. 70-82, Jan. 2021
  2. M. Farhoumandi, Q. Zhou, and M. Shahidehpour, “A Review of Machine Learning Applications in IoT-Integrated Modern Power Systems,” Electricity Journal, Vol. 34, Jan 2021
  3. L. Zeng, C. Li, Z. Li, M. Shahidehpour, B. Zhou, and Q. Zhou, “Hierarchical Bipartite Graph Matching Method for Transactive V2V Power Exchange in Distribution Power System,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 301-311, Jan. 2021
  4. M. Shahidehpour, W. Gong, M. Lopata, S. Bahramirad, A. Paaso, L. Zhang, “Transforming a National Historic Landmark Into a Green Nanogrid: The Case of Crown Hall”, IEEE Electrification Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 20-35, Dec. 2020
  5. Q. Zhou, M. Shahidehpour, A. Paaso, S. Bahramirad, A. Alabdulwahab, and A. Abusorrah, “Distributed Control and Communication Strategies in Networked Microgrids” IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 2586-2633, Dec. 2020
  6. M. Shahidehpour, M. Yan, S. Pandey, S. Bahramirad, A. Passo, “Blockchain for Peer-to-Peer Transactive Energy Trading in Networked Microgrids,” IEEE Electrification Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 80-90, Dec. 2020
  7. M. Yan, X. Ai, M.Shahidehpour, Z. Li, J. Wen, S. Bahramirad, and A. Paaso, “Enhancing the Transmission Grid Resilience in Ice Storms by Optimal Coordination of Power System Schedule with Pre-Positioning and Routing of Mobile DC De-Icing Devices,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 2663-2674, July 2019
  8. Z. Li, M. Shahidehpour, F. Aminifar, “Cyber Security in Distributed Power Systems,” IEEE Proceedings, Vol. 105, No. 7, pp. 1367-1388, July 2017
  9. Z. Li, M. Shahidehpour, F. Aminifar, A. Alabdulwahab, and Y. Al-Turki,” Networked Microgrids for Enhancing the Power System Resilience,” IEEE Proceedings, Vol. 105, No. 7, pp. 1289-1310, July 2017

Books

  1. M. Shahidehpour and M. Marwali, Maintenance Scheduling in Restructured Power Systems, Springer, May 2000
  2. M. Shahidehpour and M. Alomoush, Restructured Electrical Power Systems, Taylor and Francis, June 2001
  3. M. Shahidehpour, H. Yamin and Z. Li, Market Operations in Electric Power Systems, John Wiley and Sons, March 2002
  4. M. Shahidehpour and Y. Wang, Communication and Control of Electric Power Systems, John Wiley and Sons, June 2003
  5. M. Shahidehpour, Z. Li and Y. Fu, Energy System Control and Operation, John Wiley and Sons, 2017
  6. M. Shahidehpour and L. Wu, Stochastic Methods in Electric Power Systems, John Wiley and Sons, 2017

Expertise

Power system operation and planning, microgrids and energy hubs, sustainable energy integration.

Mohammad Shahidehpour

Contact Information

312.567.5737 IIT Tower, 10 West 35th Street, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60616