Dehghanian recipient of the Best Ph.D. Student Award

paymanPayman Dehghanian, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, is the recipient of the Best Ph.D. Student Award from the department.

The award is presented to a student in the electrical and computer engineering department for “outstanding performance during his Ph.D. program.” Dehghanian is supervised by Dr. Mladen Kezunovic, who is the Eugene E. Webb Professor in the department and director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Smart Grid Center.

Dehghanian received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran in 2009, his master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Sharif University of Technology in 2011, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in electrical engineering.

His research interests include power system protection and control, power system reliability, asset management, maintenance scheduling, renewable integration and smart-grid applications.

Recent honors include receiving the 2015 IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Young Professional Award, the IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Individual Award and being named exceptional reviewer for the Elsevier Journal of Energy.