Ali Khajehoddin, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept


Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept
(780) 492-3449
5-285 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5


Area of Study / Keywords

Power Electronics Control Digital Control High Freq Power Supplies Smart Grid Photovoltaic Renewable Energy Systems Energy Storage Electric Vehicle


Dr. Ali Khajehoddin completed his PhD in Electrical Engineering specialized in power electronics and their applications in renewable energy systems from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, in April 2010. He received his BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering at Isfahan University of Technology, Iran. After completing his Master’s, he co-founded a start-up company, which was focused on the development and production of power analyzers and smart metering products used for smart grid applications. For his doctoral research at Queen’s, he focused on the design and implementation of compact and durable micro-inverters for photovoltaic (PV) grid connected systems. Based on this research, Queen’s University spun off SPARQ systems Inc. where, as the lead R&D engineer, he worked toward mass-production and commercialization of micro-inverters from 2010 to 2013. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Alberta in 2013. He is an editor of IEEE Transaction on Sustainable Energy journal and IEEE Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering.


Research Interests

  • High power density and high frequency power converters
  • Analysis and design approaches for power electronic devices 
  • Digital control system design and implementation for power electronics systems
  • Microinverter design for Photovoltaic systems
  • Grid-connected and standalone power converter design for DG systems
  • Smart grids and their components


ECE 332 - Electric Machines

Principles of electromagnetic force and torque in rotating machinery. Simple AC and DC machines. Induction motor theory. Practical aspects of induction motor use: characteristics, standards, starting, variable speed operation. Synchronous machine theory and characteristics. Fractional HP motor theory. Safety in electrical environments. Prerequisite: ECE 330 or E E 330 or consent of Department. Credit may be obtained in only one of ECE 332 or E E 332.

Fall Term 2020
ECE 730 - Advanced Topics in Energy Systems

Fall Term 2020

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