School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Yahya Naderi Zarnaghi

KTP Associate - Power System Integration Egineer


Dr. Yahya Naderi (S'13) received the B.S. and M.Sc. degrees both in power engineering from the University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran, in 2011 and 2013, respectively. While pursuing for the master’s degree, he was working as a part-time electrical engineer for designing electrical facilities of building in Sima Shahr Novin consulting engineers Co.

He was a Ph.D. Fellow under supervision of Prof. Seyed Hossein Hosseini and Associate Prof. Saeid Ghassem Zadeh from 2013 to 2018 at faculty of electrical and computer engineering, University of Tabriz, Iran.

Meanwhile, he was with Microgrid group, Department of Energy Technology at Aalborg University, Denmark as a visiting Ph.D. researcher and cooperating with Prof. Josep Guerrero, Prof. Juan C Vasquez and Associate Prof. Mehdi Savaghebi from December 2016 to July 2017.

He has been a research assistant with Microgrid group of Aalborg University, doing research on power quality issues of microgrids focusing on control methods of converters, also he was involved with Vicinity 2020 project as a test platform developer for IoT and smart homes from August 2017 to February 2018.

Before getting his Ph.D. he founded and ran his own company, "Tavan Aramis Ararat ",  for almost 4 years which was in the field of UPS, stabilizers, batteries and other power electronic based devices.

He is now a KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) Associate at Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom leading a project in collaboration with Flexi-Solar Ltd with the foundation from Innovate UK. He is the author and co-author of more than 15 journal and conference papers and book chapters.


Ph.D., University Of Tabriz, Flexible Power Quality Dispatch in Smart Microgrids

MSc (Eng), University Of Tabriz, 2013 A Z-source based multilevel grid-connected Inverter for PV applications.

BSc (Eng), University Of Tabriz, 2011, Power Electrical Engineering


Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Member, Chartered Management Institute (CMI)


Google Scholar | ResearchGate | LinkedIn | ORCID

Yahya is a member of the Electrical Power research group.


Research interests

  • Advanced Power Electronics Converters Design and Control
  • Energy Storgae System & Renewable Energy Integration
  • Power Electronic applications in Microgrid Control
  • Selective Harmonic Elimination Method (SHE)
  • Multi Objective Model Predictive Control
  • Multilevel Converter's Applications
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Power Quality Issues
  • EV Charge points
  • Smart - Grids
  • Microgrids

Supervision Experience

Supervision of  M.Sc. students

Saber Poor Mohamadi, Islamic Azad University, Heris Branch, M.Sc. Thesis Entitled “ Design and Simulation of a Multi Input DC-DC for Micro Grid Use” March 2016

Davood Haji Poor, Islamic Azad University, Heris Branch, M.Sc. Thesis Entitled “Analysis and Simulation of Power Management methods on Hybrid AC-DC Coupled Micro Grids” March 2016


National and International recognition or indicators of esteem

  • Invited seminar talk, “A new scheme of symmetric multilevel inverter with reduced number of circuit devices ” Center of Excellence in Power Engineerin, Uludag University, November, 28 2015.

  • Invited seminar talk, “ Distributed power quality improvement in residential microgrids ”, School of Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, November, 30 th 2017.  

  • Member of technical international committee, ICEEE conference (2017 - 2020)

  • Regular referee for IEEE Transactions of Power electronics and Industrial Electronics 

  • Regular referee for IET Journals and conferences.


Undergraduate Teaching

University of Tabriz, lecturer and TA (09/2013 – 11/2016)

  • Power Electronics
  • Electrical Machinery
  • Circuits and Measurements Lab
  • Electrical Engineering fundamentals 1
  • Electrical Engineering fundamentals 2

University of Bonab, Lecturer (09/2014 - 08/2015)

  • Circuits Theory 1
  • Engineering Electromagnetics
  • Electronics Lab

Islamic Azad University, Lecturer (09/2014 - 08/2015)

  • Electrical Machinery 1
  • Electrical Machinery 2
  • Power Electronics
  • Relay & Protections
  • Electrical Installations
  • High Voltage Electrical Posts

Roshdieh Higher Education, Lecturer (09/2013 – 11/2016)

  • Electrical Machinery 1 (DC Motors)
  • Electrical Machinery 2 ( AC Motors & Transformers)
  • Power System Analysis 1
  • Circuits Theory 1
  • Electrical Installations
  • Insulation and high Voltage Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering Fundamentals 

Technical and Vocational University of Tabriz, Lecturer (09/2015 - 08/2016)

  • Electrical machinery
  • Circuits Theory