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 & Control
  • Power Electronic applications in Microgrid Control
  • Selective Harmonic Elimination (SHE)
  • Model Predictive Control
  • Multilevel converters
  • Renewable Energy
  • Power Quality
  • EV Chargers
  • 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




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



  • Naderi Y, Hosseini SH, Ghassem Zadeh S, Mohammadi-Ivatloo B, Savaghebi M, Guerrero JM. An optimized direct control method applied to multilevel inverter for microgrid power quality enhancement. International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems 2019, 107, 496-506.
  • Naderi Y, Hosseini SH, Ghassem Zadeh S, Mohammadi-Ivatloo B, Vasquez JC, Guerrero JM. An overview of power quality enhancement techniques applied to distributed generation in electrical distribution networks. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2018, 93, 201-214.
  • Jannati oskoui Mohammadreza, Karimi Masoumeh, Naderi Zarnaghi Yahya, Najafi Ravadanagh sajjad, Hosseini Hossein. A new multilevel voltage source inverter configuration with minimum number of circuit elements. Journal of Central South University 2019, 24(4), 912-920.
  • Najafi Ravadanagh sajjad, Naderi Zarnaghi Yahya, Karimi Masoumeh, Jannati oskoui Mohammadreza, Hosseini Hossein. A Developed Configuration for Symmetric and Asymmetric Multilevel Voltage Source Inverter with Lower Number of Components. AUT journal of Electrical Engineering 2018, 50(2), 197-206.
  • Naderi Yahya, Hosseini Hossein, Ghassem Zadeh Saeed, Mohammadi-Ivatlo Behnam, Carlos Vasquez Juan, M Guerrero Josep. Distributed power quality improvement in residential microgrids. In: 2017 10th International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ELECO). 2018, Bursa - Turkey: IEEE.
  • Naderi Zarnaghi Yahya, Hosseini Hossein, mahari Arash, Naderi Zarnaghi Roya. A new strategy for harmonic minimization based on triple switching of multilevel converters. In: 2013 21st Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE). 2013, Mashad - Iran: IEEE. In Preparation.
  • Hosseini Hossein, Najafi Ravadanagh Sajjad, Karimi Masoumeh, Naderi Zarnaghi Yahya, Jannati oskoui Mohammadreza. . In: 2015 9th International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ELECO). 2015, Bursa - Turkey: IEEE.
  • Naderi Yahya, Sadikoglu Fahreddin, Hosseini Hossein. PSO Algorithm Applied to Enhance Power Quality of Multilevel Inverter. In: 13th International Conference on Theory and Application of Fuzzy Systems, ed. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. Springer International Publishing, 2018, pp.315-324.
  • Naderi Zarnaghi Yahya, Rahimi tohid, Yousefi Babak, Hosseini Hossein. Assessment Power and Frequency Oscillation Damping Using POD Controller and Proposed FOD Controller. International Journal of Electrical, Computer, Electronics and Communication Engineering 2014, 8(11), 7.