Dr. Arif I Sarwat (M’08, SM16) has worked in the industry(Siemens) for nine years executing many multi-million dollar projects. Before joining the FIU as Assistant Professor, he was a Research Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering in the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York (SUNY).Currently, he is an Associate Professor and Director of FPL-FIU Solar Research Facility in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida International University (FIU), where he leads the Energy Power & Sustainability group. His research interests include smart grids, PlugIn Hybrid and Electric Vehicle (PHEV & EV Systems), high penetration renewable systems, grid resiliency, large scale data analysis, advance metering infrastructure, smart city infrastructure and cyber security. Dr. Sarwat is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2016, and recipient of multiple federal and industry research awards. He was the author/co-author of conference best paper awards at the resilience week in 2017 and a journal best paper award in 2016 from Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy journal. Dr. Sarwat received, Faculty Award for Excellence in Research & Creative Activities in 2016, College of Engineering & Computing Worlds Ahead Performance in 2016 and FIU TOP Scholar Award in 2015. Dr. Sarwat worked at Siemens for more than nine years, winning three recognition awards. He is chair of IEEE Miami Section VT and Communication since 2012.
Smart Grid, PHEV & EV Systems, High Penetration Renewable Systems, Power System Reliability, Large Scale Distributed Generation Integration, Central Command & Diagnostic Center, Large Scale Data Analysis, Electric Power Engineering, Industry Efficiencies, Interoperability, Advance Metering Infrastructure, Infrastructure Cyber Security, SFCL, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Power Systems, Distributed Power Systems, Micro-grids, Storage, Exploring Links between Weather, Reliability, Economics and Markets, Machine Drives, Demand Response and Demand Side Management, Predictive Self Healing Networks and Strategic Load Pockets are some of his areas of research interest.
Office Number: EC3913
Lab Number: EC 3920
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