Yaser M. Roshan, Ph.D., EIT.

Control & Power Electronics Applications in Renewable Energy Harvesting

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I received my Ph.D. from the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering, Simon Fraser University in Summer 2014. I am currently working in Simon Fraser University as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and also as a Lecturer. My main area of research is control of power electronic devices, specifically with the applications of sustainable and renewable energy systems.

 

Beside working in university I am engaged in volunteer work specifically in helping other Iranian engineers in BC. I am involved with Iranian Engineers of BC Association (IEBCA) since 2011. Currently, I am acting as Chair in this association. For more info about this society and activities, you can visit here.

 

As for the hobbies I like playing softball and soccer. In 2013, I was fortunate to be the captain of a softball team in Vancouver, which was really fun. Beside that, I like watching movies and TV series. “The Shawshank Redemption”, “Friends”, “Dexter”, and “The Big Bang Theory” are some of my favourite  movies/TV shows.

 

Publications

4- Yaser M. Roshan, Amir Maravandi, M. Moallem, “Power Electronics Control of an Energy Regenerative Mechatronic Damper”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2014 (Online Early Access). 
3- Yaser M. Roshan, M. Moallem, “ Control of Non-minimum Phase Load Current in a Boost Converter using Output Re-definition“, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 2014 (Early Access). 
2- Yaser M. Roshan, M. Moallem, “ Maximum Power Point Estimation and Tracking Using Power Converter Input Resistance Control“, Journal of Solar Energy, No. 96, pp. 177-186, 2013. 
1- M. Talebpour, Y. Mohammadian, S. Mohseni, “Developing Robust FFOPID Controllers Based on Fuzzy Set Point Weighting Algorithm“, Journal of Fractional Calculus and Applied Analysis, Vol. 12, No 4, 2010. 
21- Yaser M. Roshan, M. Moallem, “Energy Regenerative Suspension System Using 3-Phase Boost Converter Control”, 40th Annual Conference on the IEEE Industrial Control Society, Texas, USA, 2014. 
20- Yaser M. Roshan, M. Moallem, “ Load Current Control of a Boost Converter using OutputRedefinition“, 39th Annual Conference on the IEEE Industrial Control Society, Vienna, Austria, 2013. 
19- Yaser M. Roshan, M. Moallem, “Control of a Boost Converter for Resistive Input Behavior in the Continuous Conduction Mode “, 38th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Control Society, Montreal, Canada, 2012. 
18- Yaser M. Roshan, M. Moallem, “Maximum Power Point Tracking Using Boost Converter Input Resistance Control by Means of Lambert W-Function“, 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems, Aalborg, Denmark, 2012. 
17- Yaser M. Roshan, M. Moallem, “Maximum Power Point Tracking Using Boost Converter Input Resistance Control“, 21st IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), Hangzhou, China, 2012. 
16- Yaser M. Roshan, M. Moallem, “Maximum Power Point Tracking Control Using Resistive Input Behavior of the Power Converter “, 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), Seattle, WA, USA, 2011.
15- Yaser M. Roshan, M. Moallem, “Developing a Course and Laboratory for Embedded Control of Mechatronic Systems“, 2011 American Society of Engineering Educations Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2011. 
14- Y. Mohammadian, Robot Fuzzy Optimal Path Planning In A Dynamic Environment“, American Society of Mechanical Engineering  International Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA, 2011. 
13- Y. Mohammadian, M. Talebpour, S. Mohseni, “A Novel FFOPID Controller to Enhance Systems Performance“, The 12th IASTED International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Control, Massachusetts, USA, Nov 2009.
12- N. Sadati, Y. Mohammadian, “Robust FFOPID Stabilizer for Power Systems“,  IEEE PowerTech  Conference, Bucharest, March 2009. 
11- Y. Mohammadian, H. Raoof, “Finding different electricity costumers tariff according to power market“, Power System Conference (PSC), Tehran, Iran, 2007. 
10- H. Raoof, Y. Mohammadian, J. Ebadi, A. Kaimpour, “DSM Non-Efficiency Analysis in Domestic Costumers While Using 3 Tariffs Measuring Devices In Progressive Ratings System “, Power System Conference (PSC), Tehran, Iran, 2007.
9- Y. Mohammadian, H. Raoof, “Financial analysis of gas engines according to guaranteed selling in power market“, Power System Conference (PSC), Tehran, Iran, 2007.
8- Y. Mohammadian, H. Raoof, “A novel method for load forecasting based on neural networks“, Power System Conference (PSC), Tehran, Iran, 2006.
7- Y. Mohammadian, H. Raoof, “Load forecasting with neural networks according to electricity costumers prediction penalties“, Power System Conference (PSC), Tehran, Iran, 2006.
6- Y. Mohammadian, M. Akbarzadeh, “Handwritten character recognition using neural networks based on fuzzy parameters“, Image Processing Conference, Mashhad, Iran, 2006.
5- Y. Mohammadian, H. Raoof, “Financial analysis of DSM methods and their effects on the benefits and costs of power market“, Power System Conference (PSC), Tehran, Iran, 2006.
4- A. Kiani, Y. Mohammadian, “Intelligent image processing and optimization of classic methods using fuzzy systems“, Shahid Bahonar Student’s Conference, Kerman, Iran, 2006.
3- H. Raoof, Y. Mohammadian, J. Ebadi, “Calculating Consumers Electricity Tarif Based on the DISCOs’ Conditions“, 23rd International Power System Conference, Tehran, Iran, 2006.
2- A. Kiani, Y. Mohammadian, M. Akbarzadeh, N. Pariz, “Chaotic time series prediction with the use of the combination of wavelet transform and Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference Systems (ANFIS)“, Iranian Electrical Engineering Conference, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2005.
1- Y. Mohammadian, A. Valizadeh, “The implementation of electricity wholesale market in Iran according to the expenses of DisCos“, Energy Management Conference, Tehran, Iran, 2004.

 

1- Samaneh Khakshour, Yaser M. Roshan, Kevin Oldknow, Edward Park, “Developing a Course and Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Industrial Robotics”, European Journal of Engineering Education, 2014 (Submitted). 

 

Academic Experience

Qualification: Ph.D. (Mechatronic Systems Engineering)

University: Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

Year: 2014

GPA: 4.22 (A+)

Qualification: M.Sc. (Electrical Engineering – Control)

University:  Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Year: 2008

GPA: 16.83/20

Qualification: B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering)

University:  Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

Year: 2006

GPA: 17.37/20

Qualification: High School

University:  National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (NODET), Mashhad, Iran

Year: 2002

GPA: 18.7/20

Lecturer

Introduction to Electro-Mechanical Sensors and Actuators”, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada, Fall 2015.
Control System Design”, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, Spring 2015.
Introduction to Electro-Mechanical Sensors and Actuators”, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada, Fall 2014.
Advanced Programming in C++”, Shahab Danesh University, Qom, Iran, Summer 2009.
Elementary Computer Programming”, Shahab Danesh University, Qom, Iran, Summer 2009.
Digital Circuits Design”, Shahab Danesh University, Qom, Iran, Spring 2009.

 “Advanced Programming in C++”, Shahab Danesh University, Qom, Iran, Spring 2009.

Teaching Assistant

 “Mechatronic Systems Design II”, Simon Fraser University, Surrey Campus, Vancouver, Canada, Summer 2014.
 “Mechatronic Systems Design II”, Simon Fraser University, Surrey Campus, Vancouver, Canada, Summer 2013.

 “Modern Control Systems”, Simon Fraser University, Surrey Campus, Vancouver, Canada, Spring 2013.

 “Introduction to Sensors and Actuators”, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus, Vancouver, Canada, Fall 2012.

Introduction to Sensors and Actuators”, Simon Fraser University, Surrey Campus, Vancouver, Canada, Fall 2012.

Mechatronic Systems Design II”, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, Summer 2012.

Robotics and Manufacturing Systems”, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, Spring 2012.

Microcontroller Interfacing and Assembly Language Programming”, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, Fall 2011.

Mechatronic Systems Design II”, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, Summer 2011.

Real-Time and Embedded Systems”, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, Spring 2011.

 “Microprocessors and Interfacing”, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, Fall 2010.

 “Linear Control Systems”, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, Spring 2008.

Linear Control Systems”, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, Fall 2007.

Linear Control Systems”, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, Fall 2007.

 “Linear Control Systems”, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, Spring 2005.

Linear Control Systems”, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, Fall 2004.

 “Linear Control Systems”, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, Spring 2004.

Laboratory Design

Modern Control Laboratory”, in Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, Spring 2013.
Robotics and Manufacturing Systems Laboratory”, in Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, Spring 2012.
Real-Time and Embedded Systems Laboratory”, in Simon Fraser University, Spring 2011.

Microprocessors and Interfacing Laboratory”, in Simon Fraser University, Summer 2010.

Others

Reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 2015.
Editor of International Journal of Electrical and Electronic Science, AASCIT, 2015.
Editor of American Journal of Energy and Power Engineering , AASCIT, 2015.
Editor of AASCIT Energy, AASCIT, 2015.
Reviewer of 9th International Conference on Compatibility and Power Electronics, Lisbon, Portugal, 2015.
Reviewer of 40th Annual Conference on the IEEE Industrial Control Society, Texas, USA, 2014.
Reviewer of 2014 American Control Conference, OR, USA, 2014.
Reviewer of IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 2013.

Reviewer of 2012 IEEE International Management Systems Conference, Montreal, Canada, 2012.

Reviewer of 2012 American Control Conference, Montreal, Canada, 2012.

Reviewer of 2011 American Control Conference, CA, USA, 2011.

Reviewer of 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, FL, USA, 2011.

Session Chair and Reviewer of 11th Iranian Students Conference on Electrical Engineering, Zanjan, Iran, 2008.

Winner of MITACS Elevate Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Vancouver, Canada, 2015, $115,000.
Winner of People’s Choice Award – RISE Ideas Competition, Vancouver, Canada, 2014, $10,000.

Winner of Travel and Minor Research Awards in Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, 2013, $250.

Winner of Graduate Student Research Award in Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, 2013, $6250.

Best Oral Presentation in Technical Sessions in the 38th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON2012), Montreal, Canada, 2012.

Winner of PhD President’s Scholarship in Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, 2012, $6250.

Winner of Graduate Fellowship in Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, 2012, $6250.

Winner of Travel and Minor Research Awards in Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, 2012, $250.

Winner of Graduate Fellowship in Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, 2011, $6250.

Winner of Travel and Minor Research Awards in Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, 2011, $250.

Winner of Graduate Fellowship in Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, 2010, $6250.

Best Student Reward from Moham Shargh Co., Mashhad, Iran, 2006.

Semi-Final of Students Scientific Olympiad, Iran, 2005.

Special honor and monetary reward from KREC for research activities, 2005.

Professional Experience

18- Hybrid Energy Management Techniques for Wearable Sensory Systems

Date: Since 2015

Company: BigMotion Technologies Inc., Simon Fraser University

Position:  Research and Development Engineer

Description: This project contained the modelling, simulation, and implementation of energy harvesting and management techniques to implement hybrid-powered wearable systems.

17- Alternator-Based Energy Harvester for Rail Friction Management Systems

Date: 2013-2015

Company: L.B.Foster, Simon Fraser University

Position:  Research Assistant

Description: This project contained the modelling, simulation, and implementation of an energy harvesting and control system for a railway vehicle.

16- Vehicle Regenerative Suspension Systems Utilizing 3-Phase Boost Converter Control

Date: Since 2013

Company: Auto21 Corporation, Simon Fraser University

Position:  Research Assistant

Description: This project contained the modelling, simulation, and implementation of a controlled three-phase boost converter to  apply regenerative suspension for a road vehicle.

15- Boost Converter Control utilizing Novel Control Techniques

Date: 2012-2013

Company: Simon Fraser University

Position:  Research Assistant

Description: This project contained the modelling, simulation, and implementation of novel control techniques such as sliding-mode control for the non-minimum phase system of boost converter load control.

14- Maximum Power Point Tracking of Series PV Modules under Shadowed Conditions

Date: 2011-2012

Company: Day4 Energy, Simon Fraser University

Position:  Research Assistant

Description: This project contained the modelling, simulation, and implementation of maximum power point tracking (MPPT) system for series photovoltaic (PV) modules, especially under shadowed circumstances.

13- Optimization of Solar Modules Operation under Different Operational Conditions

Date: 2010-2011

Company: Unity Integration Corporation, Simon Fraser University

Position:  Research Assistant

Description: This project contained the modelling, and simulation of identification circuits to characterize the solar modules in a network and operate them in the optimized operational condition.

12- Designing Target Specific Files for Building Simulink Models in HCS12 Environment Using Real-Time Workshop

Date: 2010

Company: The Mathworks Inc., Simon Fraser University

Position:  Research Assistant

Description: This project contained designing and coding related files for connecting HCS12 microcontroller to Real-Time Workshop environment in Matlab Simulink.

11- Establishing the Two Sided Power Market in Iran

Date: 2007-2009

Company: Iranian Grid Management Company (IGMC), East Electrical Energy Economics Research Group (EEEERG)

Position:  Internal Project Manager

Description: This project contained designing the two-sided power market in Iran and conducting related workshops for power generation and distribution companies.

10- Establishing the Demand Side Management Market in Iran

Date: 2007-2009

Company: Iranian Grid Management Company (IGMC), East Electrical Energy Economics Research Group (EEEERG)

Position:  Internal Project Manager

Description: This project contained designing the demand-side management power market in Iran and conducting related workshops for power generation and distribution companies.

9- Establishing the Electricity Financial Exchange in Iran

Date: 2006-2009

Company: Iranian Grid Management Company (IGMC), East Electrical Energy Economics Research Group (EEEERG)

Position:  Research and Development Engineer

Description: This project contained designing the electricity financial exchange in Iran and conducting related workshops for power generation and distribution companies and other parties.

8- Modeling of Control Valve and Control Loop of HRSG's Drum Level

Date: 2008

Company: Niroo Research Institute (NRI)

Position:  Research and Development Engineer

Description: This project contained modelling and design of control valve and control loop of Heat Recovery Steam Generator’s (HRSG) drum level.

7- Electricity Retailing Market Implementation in Iran

Date: 2006-2007

Company: Khorasan Regional Electricity Company (KREC)

Position:  Research and Development Engineer

Description: This project contained feasibility study of the implementation of electricity retail market in Iran.

6- Khorasan's Load Forecasting with the use of Neural Networks

Date: 2006

Company: Khorasan Regional Electricity Company (KREC)

Position:  Co-op Engineer

Description: This project contained preparation of a software to forecast Khorasan’s future load demand to enhance their presence in Iranian power market.

5- Calculating the Elasticity of Electricity Demand in Khorasan

Date: 2006

Company: Khorasan Regional Electricity Company (KREC), Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Position:  Research Assistant (Internship)

Description: This project contained modeling the electricity demand and its elasticity in Khorsan to enhance their presence in Iranian power market.

4- Calculating the Differences on Electricity Tariff for Distribution Companies

Date: 2006

Company: Iranian Grid Management Company (IGMC), Moham Shargh Co.

Position:  Research and Development Engineer

Description: This project contained modeling the electricity distribution companies and their customers to enhance the tariff definitions and categorization.

3- DSM Suggestions in Accordance to Iran's Power Market

Date: 2006

Company: Khuzestan Regional Electricity Company, Moham Shargh Co.

Position:  Project Manager

Description: This project contained the proposal and suggestions for methods of demand side management in Khuzetan, Iran, to enhance their presence in Iranian power market while considering their limitations and challenges.

2- Calculating Electricity Tariffs for Different Types of Costumers

Date: 2005

Company: Khuzestan Regional Electricity Company, Moham Shargh Co.

Position:  Research and Development Engineer

Description: This project contained the proposal and suggestions defining different electricity tariffs for different types of customers in Khuzestan, Iran, based on their usage and financial effects.

1- Electricity Exchange and its Effect on KREC's Benefits and Costs

Date: 2005

Company: Khorasan Regional Electricity Company (KREC), Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Position:  Research Assistant (Internship)

Description: This project contained the studies of electricity financial exchange and the effect of the exchange implementation on Khorasan’s Regional Electricity Company benefits and costs, and its optimized presence in the exchange.

Project Manager

Companies:

  •  East Electrical Energy Economics Research Group (EEEERG), Mashhad, Iran, 2007-2009.
  • Moham Shargh Co., Mashhad, Iran, 2006.

Research and Development Engineer

Companies:

  • BigMotion Technologies Inc., since 2015.
  • East Electrical Energy Economics Research Group (EEEERG), Mashhad, Iran, 2007-2009.
  • Moham Shargh Co., Mashhad, Iran, 2004-2009.
  • Niroo Research Institute (NRI), Tehran, Iran, 2008.

Research Assistant

Companies:

  • Motion and Power Electronic Control Laboratory, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, 2011-2015.
  • Robotics and Control Research Laboratory, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, 2009-2011.
  • Intelligent Systems Laboratory, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2007-2009.
  • Control Systems Laboratory, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2006-2007.
  • Internship Office, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, 2005-2006.

Volunteer

Locations and Positions:

  • Chair”, Iranian Engineers of British Columbia Association (IEBCA), 2015.
  • Vice-Chair”, Iranian Engineers of British Columbia Association (IEBCA), 2014.
  •  “Secretary”, Iranian Engineers of British Columbia Association (IEBCA), Since 2011-2013.
  •  “Board of Directors (BOD) member”, Iranian Engineers of British Columbia Association (IEBCA), Since 2011.
  •  “Director of Member Services Committee”, Iranian Engineers of British Columbia Association (IEBCA), 2011-2013.
  •  “Director of Operations Committee”, Iranian Engineers of British Columbia Association (IEBCA), 2011-2013.
  • Cooperation in Father’s Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer, Vancouver, Canada, 2013.
  • Cooperation in holding the 12th Iranian Electrical Engineering Conference, Mashhad, Iran, 2005.

Co-Op Engineer

Companies:

  •  Khorasan Regional Electricity Company, Mashhad, Iran, 2006.
Certificate of “Leadership and Innovation”, MITACS, Vancouver, Canada, 2015.
Certificate of “PMP Preparation Course”, PMI West Coast Chapter, Vancouver, Canada, 2014.

Certificate of “Demystifying Industry Connections”, MITACS, Vancouver, Canada, 2013.
Certificate of “Participation of Scientific and Technical Writing”, MITACS, Vancouver, Canada, 2013.
 Certificate of “Completion of  Drupal 7: Themes and Modules Using PHP, CSS and Javascript”, UBC Continuing Studies, Vancouver, Canada, 2012.
Certificate of “Participation of Foundations of Project Management: Level 2”, MITACS, Vancouver, Canada, 2012.
Certificate of “Participation of Art, Science & Practice of Positive Networking”, MITACS, Vancouver, Canada, 2012.
Certificate of “Participation of Practice Your Presentation Skills”, MITACS, Vancouver, Canada, 2011.
Certificate of “Participation of Foundations of Project Management: Level 1”, MITACS, Vancouver, Canada, 2011.
Certificate of “Participation of Managing Projects”, MITACS, Vancouver, Canada, 2011.
Certificate of “Completion of Machine-Shop Safety Orientation”, SFU, Vancouver, Canada, 2011.
Certificate of “Instructional Skills Program”, SFU Teaching and Learning Center, Vancouver, Canada, 2011.

Programming Languages: MATLAB (Control systems, Fuzzy logic, Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithm and Image Processing Toolboxes, Real Time Workshop, Mfile and GUI programming, Simulink, and S-Functions), Visual Basic, C/C++, OpenGL, Basic, Pascal, Assembly, TLC programming in MATLAB environment.

Website Programming: Python, HTML, HTML5, XHTML, PHP, Java, Ajax, SQL Server, MySQL, Theming and module development in Drupal and WordPress.

Application Software: Microsoft Excel (Writing Macros),  LATEX, Lab View, ControlDesk (dSPACE related software), MATLAB, CodeWarrior.

 

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Courses

ENSC 387 or “Introduction to Electro-Mechanical Sensors and Actuators” is a 3rd year undergraduate level course in The School of Engineering Science of Simon Fraser University. This course provides an introduction to sensors and actuators for electromechanical, computer-controlled machines and devices. Topics include operating principles, design considerations, and applications of analog sensors, digital transducers, stepper motors, continuous-drive actuators, and drive system electronics. Component integration and design considerations are studied through examples selected from applications of machine tools, mechatronics, precision machines, robotics, aerospace systems, and ground and underwater vehicles. Laboratory exercises strengthen the understanding of component performance, system design and integration.

Lectures:

Lecture 8: Magnetic Circuits
Lecture 9: Stepper Motors
Lecture 10: DC Motors
Lecture 11: AC Motors

EECE 460 or “Control Systems” is a 4th year undergraduate level course in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of The University of British Columbia. The course includes relationships between system parameters and system responses for linear control systems. Design specifications for dynamic and steady-state performance and realization by use of feedback control. Robust design of PID controllers and multivariable controllers.

Lectures:

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