**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 |
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Phone: | (905)-525-9140 ext. 27845 |

E-mail: | narimanm@mcmaster.ca |

- Power Electronics
- High-Power Conversion
- Medium-Voltage Motor Drives
- Application of Power Electronics in Power Systems
- Renewable Energy Systems

- Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 2012
- M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, 2002
- B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, 1999

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.

**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.**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.**M. Narimani**, B. Wu, G. Cheng, and N.R. Zargari,Improved Multilevel Voltage Source Converters and Systems

, European Patent, # EP2816719 A3, 2016.**M. Narimani**, B. Wu, G. Cheng, and N.R. Zargari,Improved Multilevel Voltage Source Converters and Systems

, US Patent, # US9083230 B2, 2015.

- A. Bahrami,
**M. Narimani**, M. Norambuena, and J. RodriguezCurrent Control of a Seven-Level Voltage Source Inverter

, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Accepted, 2019. - 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. - T. Chen, and
**M. Narimani**A Soft-Switching T-Type Multilevel Inverter

, Journal of Power Electronics, Accepted, 2019. - 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. - 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. - A. Dekka, B. Wu and
**M. Narimani**A Series-Connected Multilevel Converter: Topology, Modeling, and Control

, Accepted in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2019. - 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. - A. Dekka, R. Fuentes,
**M. Narimani**and B. WuVoltage 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. - 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. - L. Tan, B. Wu,
**M. Narimani**, D. Xu, and G. JoosMulticarrier-Based PWM Strategies with Complete Voltage Balance Control for NNPC Inverters

, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 2863-2872, 2018. - L. Tan, B. Wu, D. Xu, V. Sood,
**M. Narimani**, Z. Cheng, and N. ZargariA 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. - 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. - L. Tan, B. Wu,
**M. Narimani**, X. Xu, J. Liu, Z. Cheng, and N. ZargariA 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. **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.**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.- 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. - X. Guo, R. He and
**M. Narimani**Modeling and Analysis of New Multilevel Inverter for Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant

, International Journal of Photoenergy, 2016. **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.- V. Yaramasu, B. Wu, M. Rivera ,
**M. Narimani**, S. Kouro, and J. RodriguezGeneralized 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. - M. Rivera , V. Yaramasu ,
**M. Narimani**, B. Wu, and J. RodriguezHigh 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. - 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. **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.**M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosA 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.**M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosAn AC-DC Single-Stage Full-Bridge Converter with Improved Output Characteristics,

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 27-32, 2015.- V. Yaramasu , M. Rivera, ,
**M. Narimani**, B. Wu, and J. RodriguezFinite 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. **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.- V. Yaramasu, M. Rivera, ,
**M. Narimani**, J. Rodriguez, and B. WuModel 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. **M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosAn 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.**M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosImproved 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.**M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosThree-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.**M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosA Three-Level Integrated AC-DC Converter

, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 1813-1820, 2014.**M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosA New Interleaved Three-Phase Single-Stage PFC AC-DC Converter

, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 61, no. 2, pp. 648-654, 2014.- 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. **M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosA 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.**M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosA Novel Single-Stage Multilevel Type Full-Bridge Converter,

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 60, no. 1, pp. 31-42, 2013.**M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosA 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.**M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosA 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.

- 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. - 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. - R. Tarvirdilu-Asl and
**M. Narimani**A New Nine-Level Voltage Source Inverter with Capacitor Voltage Balancing,

IEEE International Electronics Conference (IECON), 2018. - G. Chen and
**M. Narimani**A New Topology for Medium-Voltage Application,

IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo (ECCE), 2018. - A. Ramezani and
**M. Narimani**A Wireless Power Transfer System with Reduced Output Voltage Sensitivity for EV Applications,

IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conf., 2018. - A. Bahrami and
**M. Narimani**Capacitor Voltage Balancing of Nested T-Type Four-Level Inverter,

IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2018. - 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. - 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. - A. Dekka and
**M. Narimani**Model Predictive Control of a Five-Level Nested Neutral Point Clamped Converter,

IEEE ICIT conf., 2018. - O. Beik, A. Dekka and
**M. Narimani**A New Modular Neutral Point Clamped Converter with Space Vector Modulation Control,

IEEE ICIT conf., 2018. - W. Pawlikowski,
**M. Narimani**and S. HranilovicA Novel Method of Integrating Visible Light Communications within LED Drivers,

IEEE GLOBECOM Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications., 2017. - F. Faraji, A. Hajirayat and
**M. Narimani**Fault Tolerant T-Type Nested Neutral Point Clamped (T-NNPC) Converter,

IEEE SPEC Conf., 2017. - T. Chen and
**M. Narimani**A New ZVZCS Three-level Inverter,

IEEE IECON Conf., 2017, pp.601-606. **M. Narimani**, B. Wu, and N. Zargari,A New Five-Level Nested Neutral Point Clamped (NNPC) Voltage Source Converter,

IEEE APEC Conf., March 2017.**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.**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.- 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. **M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosAnalysis and Design of an Interleaved Three-Phase Single-Stage PFC Converter with Flying Capacitor,

IEEE INTELEC Conf., Sep. 2014, pp.1-7.**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.- 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. **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.**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.**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.**M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosA New Interleaved Three-Phase Single-Stage PFC AC-DC Converter with Flying Capacitor,

IEEE APEC Conf., March 2014, pp. 894-899.**M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosA 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.**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.

**M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosAnalysis and Design of a New Three-Level PFC AC-DC Converter,

IEEE ECCE Conf., Sep., 2013, pp.4808-4813.**M. Narimani**G. Moschopoulos and D. WijeratneA Comparative Study of Three-Level DC-DC Converters,

IEEE ECCE Conf., Sep., 2013, 3971-3976.- 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. - J. Shah,
**M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosSolar Power Plant Installation and Integration: Case Study for Oshawa Power and utilities Corporation,

IEEE CCECE Conf., May, 2013,pp.1-4. **M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosAnalysis and Design of an Interleaved Three-Phase Single-Stage PFC AC-DC Converter,

IEEE APEC Conf., March 2013, pp. 1005-1012.**M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosA 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.**M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosA New Single-Phase Single-Stage Multilevel PFC AC-DC Converter with Flying Capacitor,

IEEE APEC Conf., March 2013, pp. 1833-1837.**M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosA New Interleaved Three-Phase Single-Stage PFC AC-DC Converter,

IEEE IECON Conf., Oct. 25-28, 2012, pp.92-97.**M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosA Three-Level Integrated AC-DC Converter

, IEEE ECCE Conf., Sep., 2012, pp. 2895-2900.**M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosThree-Phase Multi-Module VSIs Using SHE-PWM with Reduced Zero-Sequence Circulating Current,

IEEE ECCE Conf., Sep., 2012, pp. 2859-2865.**M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosAnalysis and Design of a Single-Stage Three-Level PFC AC-DC- Converter,

IEEE APEC Conf., Feb. 2012, pp. 1134-1141.**M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosAnalysis 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.**M. Narimani**and G. Moschopoulos,Selective Harmonic Elimination in Three-Phase Multi-Module Voltage-Source Inverters,

IEEE APEC Conf., Feb. 2012, pp. 1562-1567.**M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosAnalysis and Design of a Novel Three-Phase Single-Stage Rectifier,

IEEE INTELEC Conf. Oct. 2011, pp.1-7.**M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosA New DC-DC Converter with Wide-Range ZVS and Zero Circulating Current,

IEEE ECCE Conf., Sep. 2011, pp. 2209-2214.**M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosModeling and Control of a Single-Stage Three-Level Power Factor Correction AC-DC Converter,

IEEE CCECE Conf., May 2011, pp. 583-586.**M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosA New Single-Phase Single-Stage Three-Level Power Factor Correction AC-DC Converter,

IEEE APEC Conf., March 2011, pp. 48-55.**M. Narimani**and G. MoschopoulosA New Three-Phase Single-Stage Rectifier with Improved Input and Output Characteristics,

IEEE APEC Conf., March 2011, pp. 535-541.**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.