Research Assistants

Research Assistants

Mohammad Amirkhani (2021-Present)

Mohammad Amirkhani was born in Isfahan, Iran, in 1997. He received the B.Sc. degree (Hons.) from Isfahan University, Isfahan in 2019 and M.Sc. degree (Hons.) from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran in 2022 both in electrical engineering. His main fields of interest include the design, optimization, analytical modeling, drive, and control of electric machines with emphasis on stator-permanent magnet (PM) motors for electric vehicle applications.

Fields of interest:

  • Design, optimization, and analytical modeling of electric machines with emphasis on stator-permanent magnet (PM) motors for electric vehicle applications
  • Control of electric machines
  • Power electronics related to electric machines

Contacts:

Email:

EMTRLEMTRLEMTRL


Tohid Sharifi (2020-Present)

Tohid Sharifi was born in Urmia, West Azerbaijan, Iran, in June 1996. He received his bachelor’s degree from Urmia University in 2017. Since 2018 he has studied electrical machines and modeling using finite element analysis (FEA) and received his master’s degree from the Amirkabir University of Technology in 2021. His main research interests are artificial intelligence, Artificial Neural Network (ANN), single and multi-objective optimization, and Multiphysics analysis. His thesis is titled “Design, simulation, and prototyping of a novel hybrid-excited flux switching permanent magnet machine with segmental magnets.” However, he is working on various types of electrical machines. He is currently a research assistant of the Electrical Machines and Transformers Research Laboratory (EMTRL) at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology.

Fields of interest:

  • Design, simulation, and prototyping a novel fault tolerance flux switching permanent magnet machine
  • Thermal equivalent circuit (TEC) extraction and thermal analysis of a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) for electric vehicle applications

Contacts:

Email:

EMTRLEMTRLEMTRL


Alireza Eikani (2020-Present)

Alireza Eikani was born in Tehran, Iran. He received the BSc and MSc (first-class honors) in electrical engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran, in 2018 and 2021, respectively. He is currently a research assistant with Electrical Machines and Transformers Research Laboratory (EMTRL), Department of Electrical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology. His research interests include power electronics and FEA-based design of electromagnetic devices, focusing on inductive wireless power transfer systems for charging mobile devices and novel permanent magnet electric machines for electric vehicles.

Fields of interest:

  • Design, Simulation, and Prototyping of Wireless Power Transfer Systems and Electrical Machines
  • 3D omnidirectional (six degrees of freedom) wireless power transfer
  • Robust wireless power transfer
  • PM electrical machines

Contacts:

Email:

EMTRLEMTRLEMTRL


Matin Vatani (2019-Present)

Matin Vatani was born in Mashhad, Iran. He received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran, in 2020. He is currently a Research Assistant with the Electrical Machines and Transformers Research Laboratory (EMTRL), Department of Electrical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology. His research interests include the design, optimization, analytical modeling, finite-element analysis, prototyping, and drive of linear as well as rotary electric machines focusing on linear switched reluctance machines for rope-less elevator applications. Matin received the Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT) Best M.Sc. Thesis Award for “Design, Simulation, and Prototyping of an Improved Linear Switched Reluctance Motor” in 2020.



Corresponding research project:

  • Experimental Project: Design, Optimization, Simulation, Thermal analysis, and Prototyping of two Novel Multi-Tooth and Hybrid Excitation Linear Switched Reluctance Motors.
  • Experimental Project: Mathematical Modeling, Design, simulation, and Prototyping of a Novel Modular and Crooked-Tooth Translator Linear Switched Reluctance Motor with a High-Thrust per Weight.
  • Experimental Project: Design and Fabrication of a Novel Quad-Leg and Transverse Flux Permanent Magnet Linear Synchronous Motor for 3D Printer Applications.
  • Experimental Project: A closed-loop drive of linear switched reluctance motor by controlling both linear positions as well as current values.

Publications:

Journal Paper:
1.       M. Vatani, A. Ghaffarpour, M. A. J. Kondelaji and M. Mirsalim, “Study of a Modular Toothed Linear Hybrid Reluctance Motor with Permanent Magnets in Translator Slots,” in IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, doi: 10.1109/TTE.2022.3157676.
(https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9729818)

2.       M. Vatani and M. Mirsalim, “The Modular and Crooked-Tooth Translator Linear Switched Reluctance Motor With a High-Thrust per Weight,” in IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 1359-1369, Sept. 2021, doi: 10.1109/TTE.2020.3047516.
(https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9309099)

Conference Papers:
1.       M. Vatani, M. Mirsalim and J. S. Moghani, “A Novel PM-Assisted Linear Switched Reluctance Motor,” 2021 29th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), 2021, pp. 214-219, doi: 10.1109/ICEE52715.2021.9544468.
(https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9544468)

2.       M. Vatani, S. Ahmadi, M. Mirsalim and A. Khorsandi, “Performance Analysis of a Novel Linear Switched Reluctance Motor with Transverse-Flux and Four-Sided Structure,” 2020 11th Power Electronics, Drive Systems, and Technologies Conference (PEDSTC), 2020, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1109/PEDSTC49159.2020.9088396.
(https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9088396)

3.       M. Vatani, M. Mirsalim and S. Vaez-Zadeh, “A New Double-Layer Switched Reluctance Motor with a Low Torque Ripple,” 2019 27th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), 2019, pp. 792-797, doi: 10.1109/IranianCEE.2019.8786403.
(https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8786403)

4.       M. Vatani and M. Mirsalim, “Comprehensive Research on a Modular-Stator Linear Switched Reluctance Motor with a Toroidally Wound Mover for Elevator Applications,” 2019 10th International Power Electronics, Drive Systems and Technologies Conference (PEDSTC), 2019, pp. 61-66, doi: 10.1109/PEDSTC.2019.8697241.
(https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8697241)
Honors and Awards:
1.       Best M.Sc. Thesis Award among All Majors from Amirkabir University of Technology for “Design, Simulation, and Prototyping of an Improved Linear Switched Reluctance Motor.”

2.       Awarded as the Best Paper in 27th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), 2019, Yazd, Iran.

Contacts:

Email:

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