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CPES student Niloofar Rashidi Mehrabadi first recipient of prestigious United Technologies Research Center fellowship

May 18, 2017


Image of Niloofar Rashidi Mehrabadi in the CPES Lab.
CPES extends its warm congratulations to Ph.D. student Niloofar Rashidi Mehrabadi, who is the first recipient of a prestigious fellowship in power electronics recently established by United Technologies Research Center. The fellowship will support Ph.D. candidates and doctoral research students in the field of power electronics, and was established by UTRC with a $250,000 gift to Virginia Tech.

Niloofar is pursuing a Ph.D. in electrical engineering. Her research investigates improvements to the modeling framework used in manufacturing power conversion equipment for aerospace and other industrial applications, especially how to better account for uncertainties within the framework. "UTRC's generosity makes it possible for me to continue my research into modeling and design optimization of power electronic converters and systems," she said. "I'm extremely grateful and excited to continue this promising work."

Niloofar was also the General Chair of the 2017 CPES Annual Conference.

Read the press release from Virginia Tech »

Image of David Parekh and Vlado Blasko from United Technolgies Research Center tour the CPES Lab. CPES students and scholars from left: Bo Wen, Qiong Wang, Chao Fei, and Bin Li.
David Parekh and Vlado Blasko from United Technolgies Research Center tour the CPES Lab. CPES students and scholars from left: Bo Wen, Qiong Wang, Chao Fei, and Bin Li.
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