Professional Service

  • IEEE Power and Energy Society. Role: Conference chair. Proposed a successful bid to host 2022 North American Power Symposium (NAPS) at the University of Utah. In collaboration with: Prof. Mingxi Liu. 09/2019 - 10/2022

Honors & Awards

  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award. National Science Foundation, 01/2022
  • Best paper award for “Preventive Unit Commitment for Transmission Line De-icing in Changing Weather Conditions,” in North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Tempe, AZ, USA. The paper was led by U of U student Fatemeh Jafarishiadeh with Dr. Sahraei-Ardakani and Dr. Liu as co-authors. 04/2021
  • 2017 North American Power Symposium (NAPS) Best Paper Award Y. Sang and M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “The Link Between Power Flow Control Technologies: Topology Control and FACTS,” 2017 North American Power Symposium, Morgantown, WV, USA. (Best Paper Award). North American Power Symposium, 09/19/2017
  • Edson entrepreneurship award. Arizona State University, 04/2015
  • EEEPI summer research award. Penn State University, 05/2012
  • Outstanding Organization Award – PSU IEEE Student Chapter. Penn State University, 03/2012
  • Dennis J. O'Brien USAEE best student paper award. U.S. Association for Energy Economics, 11/2011
  • Engineering research award - graduate exhibition. Penn State University, 10/2011

Internal Service

  • Global Change and Sustainability Center (GCSC) Executive Committee. Committee member, 09/2019 - present. University service.
  • Graduate Committee. Committee member, 10/2018 - 10/2019. Department service.
  • Interdisciplinary Programs Teaching Committee. 07/2018 - present. University service.
  • Undergraduate Committee. Committee member, 07/2018 - present. Department service.
  • Teaching Excellence Committee. 06/2018 - present. College service.

Community Partnership

  • Partnership with the Navajo nation (Kayenta, Dennehotso, and Chilchinbito chapters) to develop projects for delivering power, water, and communication to the community. 01/2020 - present

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