Maryam Saeedifard has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 IEEE Region 3 Outstanding Engineer Award. An associate professor in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), she will be presented with this honor at the IEEE Region 3 Awards Dinner. This event will be held on April 13 in Huntsville, Alabama during IEEE SoutheastCon 2019.
Saeedifard was selected for her outstanding teaching and research contributions in power electronics, particularly in modulation and control of multilevel converters and voltage-sourced converter-based high-voltage DC transmission systems. She conducts research in the area of medium- and high-power energy electronics systems for utility and industrial applications. Saeedifard’s group focuses on modeling and control of advanced converter topologies, protection of multi-terminal DC grids, and power electronic systems based on emerging wide-band-gap switching devices.
This award is given in recognition of an IEEE member in Region 3, who, through technical and professional abilities, has made an outstanding contribution to the electro-technology profession. Region 3 encompasses over 30,000 IEEE members across nine states in the southeastern U.S. and Jamaica.