Georgia Southern engineering professor receives $300,000 grant

Masoud Davari Ph. D., assistant professor of electrical & computer engineering in power systems and power electronics, has been awarded a $300,000 grant from National Science Foundation for his research. 

Bisola Oke

Masoud Davari, assistant professor of electrical & computer engineering in power systems and power electronics, has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for his research.

His research proposal is named “Collaborative Research: Fully Integrated Power and Energy Systems with Multi-Infeed AC/DC Architecture: Developing Advanced Controls, Protections, and Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation.

According to the GS Press, “Davari’s research will develop advanced protections, controls and automation for the modernized microgrids toward implementing smart grids and help merge those systems into one single process.”

Davari was excited to receive the grant from the NSF.

“It was fabulous,” Davari said. “I was so excited that I would finally be able to dramatically contribute to our research and teaching activities at Georgia Southern University.”

Davari said the main purpose of his research is so that there can be “more secure, highly resilient power systems of the future with the increased reliability and quality of service to feed the possible, upcoming needs nationwide and internationally.”

In everyday life, this research will involve “reliably powering up our grids, industries, communities and residential areas,” Davari said.

Davari also discussed challenges that have come up while carrying out his research, including a decrease in minority students in the department as well as the purchasing of equipment internationally.

Davari’s research is expected to be completed in September of 2021.

Bisola Oke, The George-Anne News Reporter, [email protected]