Mahdi Firouzi



Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to be an electrical engineer. My journey was triggered when my cousin turned on a tiny LED for me when I was just 5 YO. Electricity was a kind of mystery for me, and I choose to be a Power Engineer to solve this mystery and know how it is Generated, Transmitted, and Distributed. I passed the entrance exam for algorithm and programming classes in the first year of high school. I got familiar with programming and the open-source world in this period and touched on some parts of computer science by participating in RoboCup Simulation 2D League. After continuing my education as a Power Engineer, I decided to enter the industry to develop my soft skills and make more sense of the power system operation as one of my main research interests during the master's degree. In 2018 I joined MNC as a SCADA engineer and worked in critical infrastructures like control centers and electrical substations. Working in an interdisciplinary environment, including Power System Operation & Control, Telecommunications, and IT, allows me to expand my skills and work with different Automation Software and devices. In 2020 after graduation, when I came across ICS Cybersecurity, I got a new perspective and tried to broaden my knowledge in this field besides using it in an Operational environment. My path continues, and I'm working on a research project about identifying and analyze cascading failures in the transmission power grids in partnership with TREC (Tehran Regional Electric Company).

Curriculum Vitae (CV)


Phd in Electrical Engineering

2023 - Present

Nottingham Trent University (NTU), Nottingham, UK

Thesis Title: A Human-Centric Approach to Transport Electrification.

M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering

2017 - 2020

Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Tehran, Iran

Thesis Title: Present an appropriate operation framework for PEVs to participate in the energy and ancillary services market, taking into account the traffic patterns of PEVs and the presence of renewable energy sources.

B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering

2013 - 2017

Islamic Azad University South Tehran Branch (IAUSTB), Tehran, Iran

Thesis Title: Optimal AC power flow implementation of IEEE 118-bus test system.

Research Experience

Research Assistant

2021 - 2023

Tehran Regional Electricity Company (TREC), Research and Planning Deputy

  • Supervisor: Dr. Mojtaba Fekri

Project Title: Identify and analyze cascading failures in the TREC transmission power grid.

Research Assistant

2018 - 2019

Electric Networks Research Institute (ENRI), SBU University

  • Collaborate in joint projects of SBU and Iran Grid Management Co. (IGMC): Implementation of secondary reserve market in Iranian electricity market.
  • WAMS monitoring and analysis software development consultant.
  • Performed combined cycle power plant frequency response simulations.
  • Supervisor: Prof. M.T. Ameli



Niroo Research Institute (NRI), Power System Studies Group



M. Firouzi, M. Setayesh Nazar, M. Shafie-khah, and J. P. S. Catalão, “Integrated framework for modeling the interactions of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles aggregators, parking lots and distributed generation facilities in electricity markets,” Applied Energy, vol. 334, p. 120703, Mar. 2023, doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2023.120703.


M. Firouzi Nezamabadi, S.A. Radi, M. Hajivand, "Energy Management in Smart Grid Residential Homes Using Demand Response," in 4th National Conference on Technology in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2019.

Professional Experience

Automation Project Manager

2020 - 2023

Modje Niroo Co. (MNC), Engineering & Development Deputy, Tehran, Iran

  • Manage a group of technical engineers to execute SCADA projects in Electrical fields with SCADA and DCS products and develop extra functionalities to these products using SDK parts or standalone applications to communicate with the host system.
  • Developing an intelligent load shedding program to assist system operators by utilizing system topology and actual operating conditions and priorities.
  • Alborz and Qom regional dispatching center(RDC) O&M, project manager including control center, substation telemetry, DCS substations, and communication network.
  • West Regional Dispatching Center(WRDC) installation and commissioning project manager.
  • Project manager of Farhangian 63/20 kV substation SAS installation and commissioning.
  • Control centers cyber security auditor and consultant.

Technical supervisor of Control Center Affairs

2019 - 2020

Modje Niroo Co. (MNC), Dispatching & Telecommunication Deputy, Tehran, Iran

  • Managing Alborz, Markazi, Gilan RDC, and Bakhtar area operation control(AOC) dispatching centers.
  • Interface between PAYA SCADA software development team and engineering team to ensure the correct operation of each team.
  • Project manager of Bakhtar AOC dispatching center transfer, reform and Installation
  • Train and assist customers with creating, configuring, installing, and operating automation systems.

SCADA and Dispatching Centers Expert

2018 - 2019

Modje Niroo Co. (MNC), Dispatching & Telecommunication Deputy, Tehran, Iran

  • Repair and maintenance of Karaj RDC, Bakhtar AOC as a system engineer.
  • Performed Bijar Hydro Power Plant interface and telemetry.
  • Prepare control center and telemetry technical specification for client.

Technical Engineer


Nikaman Consulting and Engineering Co., Tehran, Iran

  • Performed several BMS & Home Automation projects using KNX protocol.
  • Operation & Maintenance of Bank Day BMS.
  • Iran Zamin Bank Energy Auditing.

CAD Technician & Designer

2013 - 2017

Sina Consulting and Engineering Co., Tehran, Iran

  • Drawing Electrical & Mechanical Installation Projects using Autocad.
  • Performed Electrical & Mechanical Asbuilt & Cost Estimation Projects.


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