Behrooz Vahidi

Behrooz Vahidi


Behrooz Vahidi (M’00–SM’04) was born in Abadan, Iran. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 1980, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran in 1989, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, U.K., in 1997.

From 1980 to 1986 he worked in industry as a Chief Engineer in the field of high voltage. Since 1989 he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, where he is currently a Professor.

Prof. Vahidi is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He was selected as the Distinguished Researcher of Iran by the Ministry of Higher Education of Iran in 2011, and by the Iranian Association of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 2012.  He has authored or co-authored more than 480 papers, and 10 books or book chapters on high-voltage engineering and power systems. His main fields of research are high voltage, electrical insulation, power system transients, lightning protection, and pulsed-power technology.

Position(s) & Affiliation(s)

Amirkabir University of Technology