Mehdi Narimani, PhD, P.Eng., SM-IEEE
Assistant Professor

Address: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
ITB A320
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1
Phone: (905)-525-9140 ext. 27845
E-mail: narimanm@mcmaster.ca

Research:

Background:

Publications:

Book:

B. Wu and M. Narimani, High-Power Converters and AC Drives - Second Edition, Wiley-IEEE Press, 450 pages, January 2017, ISBN: 978-1-119-15603-1.

Patent:

  1. M. Narimani, B. Wu, G. Cheng, and N.R. Zargari, Multilevel Converter Systems and Methods with Reduced Common Mode Voltage, European Patent Application #15150396.8-1809 filed on January 2015.
  2. M. Narimani, B. Wu, G. Cheng, and N.R. Zargari, Multilevel Converter Systems and Methods with Reduced Common Mode Voltage, US Patent, #US20150200602 A1. 2016.
  3. M. Narimani, B. Wu, G. Cheng, and N.R. Zargari, Improved Multilevel Voltage Source Converters and Systems, European Patent, # EP2816719 A3, 2016.
  4. M. Narimani, B. Wu, G. Cheng, and N.R. Zargari, Improved Multilevel Voltage Source Converters and Systems, US Patent, # US9083230 B2, 2015.

Journal:

  1. A. Bahrami, M. Narimani , M. Norambuena, and J. Rodriguez Current Control of a Seven-Level Voltage Source Inverter, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Accepted, 2019.
  2. P. Azer, S. Ouni, and M. Narimani A Novel Fault-Tolerant Technique For Active Neutral Point Clamped Inverter Using Carrier-Based PWM, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Accepted, 2019.
  3. T. Chen, and M. Narimani A Soft-Switching T-Type Multilevel Inverter, Journal of Power Electronics, Accepted, 2019.
  4. A. Bahrami and M. Narimani A New Five-Level T-Type Nested Neutral Point Clamped (T-NNPC) Converter, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Accepted, 2019.
  5. A. Bahrami and M. Narimani A Sinusoidal Pulse Width Modulation (SPWM) Technique for Capacitor Voltage Balancing of Nested T-Type Four-Level Inverter, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol.34, no.2, pp.1008-1012, 2019.
  6. A. Dekka, B. Wu and M. Narimani A Series-Connected Multilevel Converter: Topology, Modeling, and Control, Accepted in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2019.
  7. A. Dekka and M. Narimani Capacitor Voltage Balancing and Current Control of a Five-Level Nested Neutral Point Clamped Converter, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol.33, no.12, pp.10169-10177,2018.
  8. A. Dekka, R. Fuentes, M. Narimani and B. Wu Voltage Balancing of a Modular Neutral Point Clamped Converter with a Carrier-Based Modulation Scheme, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol.33, no.10, pp.8208-8212, 2018.
  9. S. Hosseini, S. Taheri, M. Farzaneh, H. Taheri, and M. Narimani Determination of Photovoltaic Characteristics in Real Field Conditions, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 572 - 580, 2018.
  10. L. Tan, B. Wu, M. Narimani, D. Xu, and G. Joos Multicarrier-Based PWM Strategies with Complete Voltage Balance Control for NNPC Inverters, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 2863-2872, 2018.
  11. L. Tan, B. Wu, D. Xu, V. Sood, M. Narimani, Z. Cheng, and N. Zargari A Simplified Space Vector Modulation for Four-Level Nested Neutral-Point Clamped Inverters with Complete Control of Flying-Capacitor Voltages, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 1997-2006, 2018.
  12. X. Guo, X. Wang, R. He, and M. Narimani Modeling and Modulation of NNPC Four-level Inverter for Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant, International Journal of Photoenergy, vol. 2017, Article ID 2383872, 8 pages, 2017.
  13. L. Tan, B. Wu, M. Narimani, X. Xu, J. Liu, Z. Cheng, and N. Zargari A Space Virtual-Vector Modulation (SVVM) with Voltage Balance Control (VBC) for Nested Neutral-Point Clamped (NNPC) Converter Under Low Output Frequency Conditions, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 3458-3466, 2017.
  14. M. Narimani, B. Wu, and N. Zargari, Novel Voltage Source Converter for 10 kV Class Motor Drives, Journal of Power Electronics, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 1725-1734, 2016.
  15. M. Narimani, B. Wu, and N. Zargari, A Novel Five-Level Voltage Source Inverter with Sinusoidal Pulse Width Modulator for Medium-Voltage Applications, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 1959-1967, 2016.
  16. K. Tian, B. Wu, M. Narimani, D. Xu, G. Cheng, and N. Zargari, A Capacitor Voltage Balancing Method for Nested Neutral Point Clamped (NNPC) Inverter, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 2133-2139, 2016.
  17. X. Guo, R. He and M. Narimani Modeling and Analysis of New Multilevel Inverter for Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant, International Journal of Photoenergy, 2016.
  18. M. Narimani, B. Wu, V. Yaramasu, G. Cheng, and N. Zargari, Finite Control-Set Model Predictive Control (FCS-MPC) of Nested Neutral Point Clamped (NNPC) Converter, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 30, no. 12, pp. 7262-7269, 2015.
  19. V. Yaramasu, B. Wu, M. Rivera , M. Narimani, S. Kouro, and J. Rodriguez Generalized Approach for Predictive Control with Common-Mode Voltage Mitigation in Multilevel Diode-Clamped Converters, Journal of IET Power Electronics, vol. 8, no. 8, pp. 1440-1450, 2015.
  20. M. Rivera , V. Yaramasu , M. Narimani, B. Wu, and J. Rodriguez High Performance Operation for a Four-Leg NPC Inverter with Two-Step Predictive Control Strategy,Journal of Electric Power Systems Research ,vol. 123, pp. 31-39, 2015.
  21. V. Yaramasu, B. Wu, P. C. Sen, S. Kouro, M. Narimani, High-Power Wind Energy Conversion Systems: State-of-the-Art and Emerging Technologies, Proceeding of IEEE, vol. 103, no. 5, pp. 740-788, 2015.
  22. M. Narimani, B. Wu, G. Cheng, and N. Zargari, A Novel and Simple Single-phase Modulator for the Nested Neutral Point Clamped (NNPC) Converter, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 30, no. 8, pp. 4069-4078, 2015.
  23. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos A New Interleaved Three-Phase Single-Stage PFC AC-DC Converter with Flying Capacitor, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 30, no. 7, pp. 3695-3702, 2015.
  24. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos An AC-DC Single-Stage Full-Bridge Converter with Improved Output Characteristics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 27-32, 2015.
  25. V. Yaramasu , M. Rivera, , M. Narimani, B. Wu, and J. Rodriguez Finite States Model Predictive Current Control with Two Step Horizon of Four-leg NPC Converters,Journal of Power Electronics, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 1178-1188, 2014.
  26. M. Narimani, B. Wu, G. Cheng, and N. Zargari, A New Nested Neutral Point Clamped (NNPC) Converter for Medium-Voltage (MV) Power Conversion,IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 29, no. 12, pp. 5259-5270, 2014.
  27. V. Yaramasu, M. Rivera, , M. Narimani, J. Rodriguez, and B. Wu Model Predictive Approach for a Simple and Effective Load Voltage Control of Four-Leg Inverter with Output LC Filter, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 61, no. 10, pp. 5259-5270, 2014.
  28. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos An Investigation on the Novel Use of High Power Three-Level Converter Topologies to Improve Light-Load Efficiency in Low Power DC/DC Full-Bridge Converter, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 61, no. 10, pp. 5690-5692, 2014.
  29. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos Improved Method for Paralleling Reduced Switch Voltage Source Inverter Modules: Harmonic Content and Circulating Current, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 29, no. 7, pp. 3308-3317, 2014.
  30. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos Three-Phase Multi-Module VSIs Using SHE-PWM with Reduced Zero-Sequence Circulating Current,IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 61, no. 4, pp. 1659-1668, 2014.
  31. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos A Three-Level Integrated AC-DC Converter, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 1813-1820, 2014.
  32. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos A New Interleaved Three-Phase Single-Stage PFC AC-DC Converter, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 61, no. 2, pp. 648-654, 2014.
  33. M. J. Baei, M. Narimani, and G. Moschopoulos, A New ZVS-PWM Full-Bridge Boost Converter, Journal of Power Electronics, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 237-248, 2014.
  34. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos A New Single-Phase Single-Stage Three-Level Power Factor Correction AC-DC Converter with Phase-Shift Modulation, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 60, no. 9, pp. 3731-3735, 2013.
  35. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos A Novel Single-Stage Multilevel Type Full-Bridge Converter, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 60, no. 1, pp. 31-42, 2013.
  36. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos A New DC-DC Converter with Wide-Range Zero Voltage Switching and Reduced Circulating Current, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 1265-1273, 2013.
  37. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos A New Single-Phase Single-Stage Three-Level Power Factor Correction AC-DC Converter, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 2888-2899, 2012.

Conference:

  1. S. Ouni, A. Ramezani, A. Dekka, and M. Narimani A New 5-Level Voltage Source Inverter, Accepted in Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2019.
  2. P. Azer, S. Ouni, and M. Narimani A New Post-Fault Control Method for a Neutral Point Clamped (NPC) Inverter, Accepted in Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2019.
  3. R. Tarvirdilu-Asl and M. Narimani A New Nine-Level Voltage Source Inverter with Capacitor Voltage Balancing, IEEE International Electronics Conference (IECON), 2018.
  4. G. Chen and M. Narimani A New Topology for Medium-Voltage Application, IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo (ECCE), 2018.
  5. A. Ramezani and M. Narimani A Wireless Power Transfer System with Reduced Output Voltage Sensitivity for EV Applications, IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conf., 2018.
  6. A. Bahrami and M. Narimani Capacitor Voltage Balancing of Nested T-Type Four-Level Inverter, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2018.
  7. M. Alimardani and M. Narimani A New Approach to Improve Li-Ion Battery Lifetime in Home Energy Storage System with Solar Panels, IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), 2018.
  8. M. Kordic, M. Alimardani and M. Narimani A New Hybrid Multilevel Nested Neutral Point Clamped (NNPC) Converter, IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), 2018.
  9. A. Dekka and M. Narimani Model Predictive Control of a Five-Level Nested Neutral Point Clamped Converter, IEEE ICIT conf., 2018.
  10. O. Beik, A. Dekka and M. Narimani A New Modular Neutral Point Clamped Converter with Space Vector Modulation Control, IEEE ICIT conf., 2018.
  11. W. Pawlikowski, M. Narimani and S. Hranilovic A Novel Method of Integrating Visible Light Communications within LED Drivers, IEEE GLOBECOM Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications., 2017.
  12. F. Faraji, A. Hajirayat and M. Narimani Fault Tolerant T-Type Nested Neutral Point Clamped (T-NNPC) Converter, IEEE SPEC Conf., 2017.
  13. T. Chen and M. Narimani A New ZVZCS Three-level Inverter, IEEE IECON Conf., 2017, pp.601-606.
  14. M. Narimani, B. Wu, and N. Zargari, A New Five-Level Nested Neutral Point Clamped (NNPC) Voltage Source Converter, IEEE APEC Conf., March 2017.
  15. M. Narimani, B. Wu, and N. Zargari, A Novel Seven-Level Voltage Source Converter for Medium-Voltage (MV) Applications, IEEE ECCE Conf. Sep. 2015, pp. 4277-4282.
  16. M. Narimani, B. Wu, G. Cheng, and N. Zargari, A New H-Bridge NNPC Converter for 10kV Class Motor Drives,IEEE IECON Conf. Oct. 2014, pp.1067-1071.
  17. K. Tian, B. Wu, M. Narimani, D. Xu, G. Cheng, and N. Zargari, A Space Vector Modulation Method for Common-Mode Voltage Reduction in Nested Neutral Point Clamped Inverter, IEEE IECON Conf. Oct.2014, pp. 4541-4547.
  18. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos Analysis and Design of an Interleaved Three-Phase Single-Stage PFC Converter with Flying Capacitor, IEEE INTELEC Conf., Sep. 2014, pp.1-7.
  19. M. Narimani, V. Yaramasu, B. Wu, G. Cheng, N. Zargari, Model Predictive Control of Nested Neutral Point Clamped (NNPC) Converter, IEEE ECCE Conf. Sep. 2014, pp.1174-1179.
  20. K. Tian, B. Wu, M. Narimani, D. Xu, G. Cheng, and N. Zargari, A Simple Capacitor Voltage Balancing Method for Nested Neutral Point Clamped Inverter,IEEE ECCE Conf. Sep. 2014, pp. 2133-2139.
  21. M. Narimani, B. Wu, G. Cheng, N. Zargari, A Novel Five-Level Three-Phase PWM Inverter for Medium-Voltage (MV) Applications, IEEE EPE Conf., Aug. 2014, pp. 1-7.
  22. M. Narimani, V. Yaramasu, B. Wu, G. Cheng, N. Zargari, A New Simplified Approach for Capacitor Voltage Balancing of Flying Capacitor Multilevel Converters using Space Vector Modulation, IEEE EPE Conf., Aug. 2014, pp. 1-9.
  23. M. Narimani, B. Wu, G. Cheng, N. Zargari, A New Nested Neutral Point Clamped (NNPC) Converter for Medium-Voltage (MV) Power Conversion, IEEE APEC Conf., March 2014, pp. 2372-2377.
  24. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos A New Interleaved Three-Phase Single-Stage PFC AC-DC Converter with Flying Capacitor, IEEE APEC Conf., March 2014, pp. 894-899.
  25. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos A New Voltage-Balancing Method for Split-Capacitor Inverters Using Split-Output Front-End Rectifiers in AC-DC-AC Applications, IEEE APEC Conf., March 2014, pp. 315-320.
  26. M. Narimani, V. Yaramasu, , B. Wu, N. Zargari, G. Moschopoulos, G. Cheng, A Simple Method for Capacitor Voltages Balancing of Diode-Clamped Multilevel Converters Using Space Vector Modulation”,IEEE IECON Conf., Nov. 2013, pp. 310-315.
  27. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos Analysis and Design of a New Three-Level PFC AC-DC Converter, IEEE ECCE Conf., Sep., 2013, pp.4808-4813.
  28. M. Narimani G. Moschopoulos and D. Wijeratne A Comparative Study of Three-Level DC-DC Converters, IEEE ECCE Conf., Sep., 2013, 3971-3976.
  29. D. Wijeratne, G. Moschopoulos and M. Narimani Analysis and Design of a Three-Phase Buck-Boost Quasi-Resonant Reduced Switch Rectifier, IEEE ECCE Conf., Sep., 2013, 2000-2007.
  30. J. Shah, M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos Solar Power Plant Installation and Integration: Case Study for Oshawa Power and utilities Corporation, IEEE CCECE Conf., May, 2013,pp.1-4.
  31. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos Analysis and Design of an Interleaved Three-Phase Single-Stage PFC AC-DC Converter, IEEE APEC Conf., March 2013, pp. 1005-1012.
  32. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos A Method to Reduce Zero-Sequence Circulating Current in Three-Phase Multi-Module VSIs with Reduced Switch Count, IEEE APEC Conf., March 2013, pp. 496-501.
  33. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos A New Single-Phase Single-Stage Multilevel PFC AC-DC Converter with Flying Capacitor, IEEE APEC Conf., March 2013, pp. 1833-1837.
  34. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos A New Interleaved Three-Phase Single-Stage PFC AC-DC Converter, IEEE IECON Conf., Oct. 25-28, 2012, pp.92-97.
  35. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos A Three-Level Integrated AC-DC Converter, IEEE ECCE Conf., Sep., 2012, pp. 2895-2900.
  36. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos Three-Phase Multi-Module VSIs Using SHE-PWM with Reduced Zero-Sequence Circulating Current, IEEE ECCE Conf., Sep., 2012, pp. 2859-2865.
  37. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos Analysis and Design of a Single-Stage Three-Level PFC AC-DC- Converter, IEEE APEC Conf., Feb. 2012, pp. 1134-1141.
  38. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos Analysis and Design of a New Multilevel-Based Dual-Type DC/DC Converter for Switch-Mode Power Supplies, in IEEE APEC Conf., Feb. 2012, pp. 2319-2325.
  39. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos, Selective Harmonic Elimination in Three-Phase Multi-Module Voltage-Source Inverters, IEEE APEC Conf., Feb. 2012, pp. 1562-1567.
  40. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos Analysis and Design of a Novel Three-Phase Single-Stage Rectifier, IEEE INTELEC Conf. Oct. 2011, pp.1-7.
  41. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos A New DC-DC Converter with Wide-Range ZVS and Zero Circulating Current, IEEE ECCE Conf., Sep. 2011, pp. 2209-2214.
  42. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos Modeling and Control of a Single-Stage Three-Level Power Factor Correction AC-DC Converter, IEEE CCECE Conf., May 2011, pp. 583-586.
  43. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos A New Single-Phase Single-Stage Three-Level Power Factor Correction AC-DC Converter, IEEE APEC Conf., March 2011, pp. 48-55.
  44. M. Narimani and G. Moschopoulos A New Three-Phase Single-Stage Rectifier with Improved Input and Output Characteristics, IEEE APEC Conf., March 2011, pp. 535-541.
  45. M. Narimani and R. K. Varma, Application of Static Var Compensator (SVC) with fuzzy controller for grid integration of wind farms, IEEE CCECE10 Conf., May 2010, pp.1-6.