Dehghanian receives SMRP university level scholarship

paymanPayman Dehghanian, Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received a university level scholarship from the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP).

Dehghanian, who’s under the advisement of Dr. Mladen Kezunovic, the Eugene E. Webb Professor in the department, was selected to receive one of the five scholarships from the Houston Chapter of SMRP.

Dehghanian received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tehran in 2009 and his master’s degree from Sharif University in 2011, both 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.

Dehghanian’s recent honors include being selected as one of the Top 20 Young Scholars for Next Generation of Researchers in Power Systems, a Research Grant Scholarship Award from the Golden Key International Honor Society, the 2015 Aggies Commit Fellowship from the Texas A&M Graduate and Professional Student Council and the International Education Fee Scholarship from Texas A&M.

SMRP started in 1992 as a non-profit organization designed to create opportunities for those in maintenance and reliability professions to network and learn from each other. The Houston chapter was formed in 2005 by a group of national members who wanted to network with those in the area. They use allocated chapter funding to assist students with scholarships who may be interested in a career in the maintenance and reliability field.