Dr. Ebrahim Amiri

Ebrahim Amiri received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2005 and 2008, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, in 2013, all in electrical engineering. In January 2015, he joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of New Orleans, where he served as the graduate program coordinator (2020-2023) and the Chair of the Department (2022-2023). In July 2023, he joined the Electrical Engineering Department at California State University, Long Beach. His current research interests include design, development and modeling of electric machines.

Research Interests

  •  Design, development and analytical/semi-analytical modeling of electrical machinery (e.g., IPM and SPM machines), and electromagnetic devices (e.g., fault current limiter). 
  • Power electronics converters in motor drive, and renewable energy applications (e.g., grid connected inverter based resources). 


Mousavi Bafrouei, S.M., Aliabad, A.D., Amiri, E. "Design and analysis of PM‐assisted synchronous reluctance machine with shifted magnetic poles". IET Electric. Power Applications .18(1), 52–63 (2024), https://doi.org/10.1049/elp2.12366.

F. Ghoroghchian, E. Amiri, A. D. Aliabad, A. Ahmadi and A. Mirzaei, "Optimization Framework for Dual-Pole Line-Start Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines," in IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Industrial Electronics (2023), doi: 10.1109/JESTIE.2023.3330325.

S. Yousefnejad, E. Amiri, M. Sarparast and J. -S. Ro, "Effect of Faulty Solenoid Starter on the DC Series Motor Performance in Railway Industry," in IEEE Access, vol. 11, pp. 110472-110478, (2023), doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2023.3322006.

M. Amini, A. D. Aliabad, and E. Amiri "Analytical modeling of fault current limiter with coreless variable series reactor" in Electrical Engineering (2023), doi:  10.1007/s00202-023-02009-9.

S. A. Fazljoo, A. D. Aliabad, E. Amiri “Analytical Modeling of Rotary Electromagnetic Fault Current Limiter” IEEE Access 11 (2023) pp. 32792–32803. 2023, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2023.3263494.  

B. Poudel, E. Amiri “Deep Learning Based Design Methodology for Electric Machines: Data Acquisition, Training and Optimization” IEEE Access 11 (2023) pp. 18281–18290. 2023, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2023.3247011.  

V. Z. Faradonbeh, A. Rahideh, E. Amiri “Analytical Modeling of Steel Shielding Cylinder in Surface Mounted Permanent Magnet Machines” IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Industrial Electronics (2023) pp. 1–1. 2023, DOI: 10.1109/JESTIE.2023.3285533.  

V. Z. Faradonbeh, A. Rahideh, E. Amiri “General 2-D Analytical Framework for No-load Analysis of Interior Permanent Magnet Machines” IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification (2023) pp. 1–1. 2023, DOI: 10.1109/TTE.2023.3283214.  

S. A. Fazljoo, A. D. Aliabad, E. Amiri “A Novel Air Core Electromagnetic Fault Current Limiter with Rotational Motion” IET Electric Power Applications (2023) pp. 1–1. 2023, DOI: 10.1049/elp2.12309.  

V. Z. Faradonbeh, E. Amiri “Open-Circuit Electromagnetic Analysis of Interior Permanent Magnet Machines With Arbitrary Rotor Frame Using a 2-D Analytical Model” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 58.8 (2022) pp. 1–12. 2022, DOI: 10.1109/TMAG.2022.3178947.  

M. M. Ghahfarokhi, V. Z. Faradonbeh, E. Amiri, S. M. M. Bafrouei, A. D. Aliabad, S. T. Boroujeni “Computationally Efficient Analytical Model of Interior Permanent Magnet Machines Considering Stator Slotting Effects” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications 58.4 (2022) pp. 4587–4601. 2022, DOI: 10.1109/TIA.2022.3170536.  

F. Ghoroghchian, A. D. Aliabad, E. Amiri “Analytical Validation of Dual-Pole Permanent Magnet Machine Theory” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications 58.6 (2022) pp. 7214–7225. 2022, DOI: 10.1109/TIA.2022.3200935.  

B. Poudel, E. Amiri, P. Rastgoufard “Analytical Investigation and Heuristic Optimization of Surface Mounted Permanent Magnet Machines With Hybrid Magnetic Structure” IEEE Open Journal of Industry Applications 3 (2022) pp. 152–163. 2022, DOI: 10.1109/OJIA.2022.3192313.  

M. Amini, A. D. Aliabad, E. Amiri “Design and Analysis of Fault Current Limiter Based on Air Core Variable Series Reactor” IEEE Access 9 (2021) pp. 166129–166136. 2021, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3134870.  

V. Z. Faradonbeh, A. Rahideh, M. M. Ghahfarokhi, E. Amiri, A. D. Aliabad, G. A. Markadeh “Analytical Modeling of Slotted, Surface-Mounted Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors With Different Rotor Frames and Magnet Shapes” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 57.1 (2021) pp. 1–13. 2021, DOI: 10.1109/TMAG.2020.3032648.  

B. Poudel, E. Amiri, P. Rastgoufard, B. Mirafzal “Toward Less Rare-Earth Permanent Magnet in Electric Machines: A Review” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 57.9 (2021) pp. 1–19. 2021, DOI: 10.1109/TMAG.2021.3095615.  

M. M. Bouiabadi, A. Damaki Aliabad, S. M. Mousavi, E. Amiri “Design and analysis of E-core PM-assisted switched reluctance motor” IET Electric Power Applications 14.5 (2020) pp. 859–864. 2020 

M. M. Ghahfarokhi, A. D. Aliabad, S. T. Boroujeni, E. Amiri, V. Z. Faradonbeh “Analytical modelling and optimisation of line start LSPM synchronous motors” IET Electric Power Applications 14.3 (2020) pp. 398–408. 2020 

M. M. Ghahfarokhi, E. Amiri, S. T. Boroujeni, A. D. Aliabad “On-Load Analytical Modeling of Slotted Interior Magnet Synchronous Machines Using Magnetic Islands Method” IEEE Access 8 (2020) pp. 95360–95367. 2020.  

F. Ghoroghchian, A. D. Aliabad, E. Amiri “Dual-Pole Line Start Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor With Series-Parallel Magnetic Structure” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion 35.2 (2020) pp. 854–862. 2020, DOI: 10.1109/TEC.2020.2967241.  

F. Ghoroghchian, A. Damaki Aliabad, E. Amiri “Design and analysis of consequent-pole line start permanent magnet synchronous motor” IET Electric Power Applications 14.4 (2020) pp. 678–684. 2020  

F. Mahdavi, A. D. Aliabad, E. Amiri, F. Ghoroghchian “Dual-Pole Line Start Synchronous Machine With Consequent-Magnetic Poles” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion 35.3 (2020) pp. 648–1657. 2020, DOI: 10.1109/TEC.2020.2986462.  

B. Poudel, E. Amiri, J. R. Ramamurthy, I. Leevongwat, T. E. Field, R. Rastgoufard, P. Rastgoufard “Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing of Dynamic Grid Voltages for Static Var Compensator Controllers With Single-Phase Induction Motor Loads” IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy 7 (2020) pp. 307–319. 2020, DOI: 10.1109/OAJPE.2020.3013803.  

O. Dobzhanskyi, E. Hossain, E. Amiri, R. Gouws, V. Grebenikov, L. Mazurenko, M. Pryjmak, R. Gamaliia “Axial-Flux PM Disk Generator With Magnetic Gear for Oceanic Wave Energy Harvesting” IEEE Access 7 (2019) pp. 44813–44822. 2019, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2908348.  

F. Ghoroghchian, A. Damaki Aliabad, E. Amiri “Design improvement of dual-pole LSPM synchronous motor” IET Electric Power Applications 13.6 (2019) pp. 742–749. 2019 

F. Ghoroghchian, A. Damaki Aliabad, E. Amiri “Two-Speed Line Start Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor With Dual Magnetic Polarity”IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications 54.5 (2018) pp. 4268–4277. 2018, DOI: 10.1109/TIA.2018.2839609  

O. Dobzhanskyi, R. Gouws, E. Amiri “Analysis of PM Transverse-Flux Outer Rotor Machines With Different Configuration” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications 53.5 (2017) pp. 4260–4268. 2017, DOI: 10.1109/TIA.2017.2696901  

O. Dobzhanskyi, R. Gouws, E. Amiri “On the Role of Magnetic Shunts for Increasing Performance of Transverse Flux Machines” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 53.2 (2017) pp. 1–8. 2017, DOI: 10.1109/TMAG.2016.2621047.  

P. J. Ford, E. Amiri, E. Mendrela “Electric elevator drive with position control” Electrical Engineering 98.3 (2016) pp. 307–319. Springer, 2016  

E. Amiri, E. A. Mendrela “A Novel Equivalent Circuit Model of Linear Induction Motors Considering Static and Dynamic End Effects” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 50.3 (2014) pp. 120–128. 2014, DOI: 10.1109/TMAG.2013.2285222.  

E. Amiri, S. H. H. Sadeghi, R. Moini “A Probabilistic Approach for Human Safety Evaluation of Grounding Grids in the Transient Regime” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery 27.2 (2012) pp. 945–952. 2012.