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Welcome to my website! I am a PhD student in the Bradley Department of Electrical Engineering at Virginia Tech.

I am researcher who is passionate about making future dreams come true. My efforts as an electrical engineer are directed toward making the electric aircraft more reliable, the power distribution system more resilient, and the power transmission system more efficient.

About Me

I have received his B.Sc. degree from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2018 and his M.Sc. degree from Virginia Tech in 2020 both in electrical engineering. I am currently working toward my Ph.D. in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. My research interests include high voltage engineering, dielectrics, and electrical insulation, Multiphysics modeling, and transmission line design. I have also worked on optimization and planning for the resilient power grid.

Publications

Journal Papers

  • M. Borghei, M. Ghassemi, “Insulation Materials and Systems for More and All-Electric Aircraft: A Review Identifying Challenges and Future Research Needs”, IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, 2021. [IEEE Link]
  • M. Borghei, M. Ghassemi, “Optimal Planning of Microgrids for Resilient Distribution Networks”, International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Volume 128, June 2021. [ScienceDirect Link]
  • M. Borghei and M. Ghassemi, “A Multi-Objective Optimization Scheme for Resilient, Cost-Effective Planning of Microgrids,” IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 206325-206341, Nov. 2020 [IEEE Link].
  • M. Borghei, M. Ghassemi, J. M. Rodriguez-Serna, and R. Albarracin-Sanchez, ”Finite Element Analysis and Induced Charge Concept Methods for Internal Partial Discharge Modeling: A Review and Comparison”, IEEE Transaction on Power Delivery, May 2020, DOI: 10.1109/TP-WRD.2020.2991589 [IEEE Link].
  • J. Hernandez-Ramirez, J. Segundo-Ramirez, P. Gomez, M. Borghei and M. Ghassemi, “Statistical Switching Overvoltage Studies of Optimized Unconventional High Surge Impedance Loading Lines via Numerical Laplace Transform,” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, DOI: 10.1109/TPWRD.2020.3021414. [IEEE Link]
  • M. Borghei, M. Ghassemi, ”A Finite Element Analysis Model for Partial Discharges in Silicone Gel under a High Slew Rate, High-Frequency Square Wave Voltage in Low-Pressure Conditions”, Energies, May 2020. [MDPI Link]
  • M. Borghei, M. Ghassemi, ”Partial Discharge Analysis under High-Frequency, Fast-Rise Square Wave Voltages in Silicone Gel: A Modeling Approach”,Energies, Nov 2019. [MDPI Link].

Conference Papers

  • J. Hernndez, J, Segundo, P. Gomez, M. Borghei, M. Ghassemi, ”Electromagnetic Transient Performance of Optimally Designed High Surge Impedance Loading Lines”, 2020 IEEE PES General Meeting Conference, Aug 2020.
  • M. Borghei, M. Ghassemi, ”A Finite Element Analysis Model for Internal Partial Discharges to Study the Combination of Fast, Repetitive Voltage Pulses and Low-Pressure Environments”, 2020 IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC), June 2020.
  • M. Borghei, M. Ghassemi, ”Characterization of Partial Discharge Activities in WBG Power Modules under Low-Pressure Condition”, 2020 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP), Oct 2020.
  • M. Borghei, M. Ghassemi, ”Investigation of Low-Pressure Condition Impact on Partial Discharge in Micro-Voids using Finite-Element Analysis”, 2020 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Oct 2020.
  • M. Borghei, M. Ghassemi, C. C. Liu, ”Optimal Capacity and Placement of Microgrids for Resiliency Enhancement of Distribution Networks Under Extreme Weather Events”, 2020 IEEE Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT), Washington, DC, USA, 2020.
  • M. Borghei, M. Ghassemi, ”Future Transmission Lines with Increased Loadability through Geo-metrical Optimized Phase Configurations and Subconductors in the Bundle”, 2020 IEEE Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT), Washington, DC, USA, 2020.
  • M. Borghei, M. Ghassemi, ”Partial Discharge Finite Element Analysis under Fast, Repetitive Voltage Pulses”, IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium (ESTS), 2019.
  • M. Borghei, M. Ghassemi, ”Finite element modeling of partial discharge activity within a spherical cavity in a solid dielectric material under fast, repetitive voltage pulses”, IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC), 2019.
  • M. Borghei, M. Ghassemi, ”Geometrical optimized phase configurations and subconductors in the bundle for power transmission efficiency”, IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC), 2019.