Ahmad Momeni

Ahmad Momeni, R&D Specialist, Advisory Services, has extensive experience in R&D efforts for automation system design and analysis. Within recent years, his work has been concentrated on advanced distribution automation systems, microgrid controls, and emerging power engineering applications. He is currently managing integration and testing projects at Quanta’s Sustainable Technology Integration Laboratory (QT-STIL).

Areas of Expertise

  • Hardware-In-Loop (HIL) lab tests for distribution automation systems
  • Distributed Energy Resource (DER) integration study and lab test setup
  • Impact studies for renewables integration to power grid
  • Automation and protection digital relay setting and testing
  • Intelligent Energy Management Systems (EMS), algorithms and lab demonstration
  • Demand Management System (DMS) and Demand Response (DR), design and development
  • Communications in smart power distribution systems

Technical Skills

  • Embedded control software design, testing and integration
  • Computer-aided design, MATLAB/SIMULINK, RSCAD, PSCAD/EMTDC
  • Mathematical data analysis and modeling for power systems and mechatronics applications
  • Programming, programmable logic controllers (PLC), C/C++, VB.Net, C# and Assembly
  • Serial and Ethernet data communication, DNP3, MODBUS, RS485 and IEC 61850

Accomplishments & Industry Recognition

  • NSERC industrial R&D fellowship
  • FQRNT (Fonds de Recherche du Quebec) research award
  • Power-Shift Atlantic (PSA) research fellowship • Professional Engineering certification in Canada
  • IEEE member, Chair of Control System Technical chapter, Montreal section
  • Co-authored more than 30 journal and conference papers
  • Referee for a number of journals and conferences in the broad area of control and power

Experience & Background

  • R&D Specialist, Renewables and Microgrid, Quanta Technology, Canada/United States
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Control Systems Group, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of New Brunswick, Canada

Education

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Concordia University
  • B.S. and M.S., Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

Ahmad can be contacted at amomeni@quanta-technology.com