ECE: Electrical & Computer Engineering
ECE Faculty

Saifur Rahman

Photograph of Saifur RahmanOffice: Advanced Research Institute
Mailing Address: 900 N. Glebe Rd.
Arlington, VA 22203
Tel: 571-858-3300
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vt.edu Email: srahman

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Title: Joseph Loring Professor of ECE

Education:
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1978
M.S., Electrical Engineering, State Univ. of New York, 1975
B.Sc, Electrical Engineering, Bangladesh Univ. of Engineering & Technology, 1973

Teaching Interests:
Smart Grid, Critical infrastructures, Alternate energy, Environmental studies

Research Interests:
Alternate energy, Smart grid, Critical infrastructure assessment and modeling, Uncertainty evaluation, Environmental impacts

Selected Grants:
  • “Partnerships for Innovation: Role of the Smart Grid in Alleviating Electrical Power System Stress Conditions Through Demand Response”, NSF, PI – S. Rahman, co-PIs – J. Bohland and M. Pipattanasomporn, Sep 2011 – Aug 2013.
  • “A Test Bed for Analyzing the Security and Resilience of the DG-Integrated Electric Power Distribution Network”, NSF, PI - M. Pipattanasomporn, co-PI – S. Rahman, Sept 2009 to Aug 2012.
  • “Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse”, DoE, PI - S. Rahman, co-PI – M. Pipattanasomporn, Sep 2009 – Aug 2014.
  • “Feasibility and Guidelines for the Development of Microgrids in Campus Type Facilities”, DoD, PI - S. Rahman, co-PI – M. Pipattanasomporn, Sep 2009 – Sep 2012.
  • "US-Egypt Cooperative Research: Managing Grid Integration of Large-Scale Wind Power Parks using Energy Storage Technology and Demand Response", NSF, PI - S. Rahman, Aug 2011 - July 2013.
Selected Publications:
  • Journal papers
  • S. Shao, M. Pipattanasomporn, and S. Rahman, “Grid Integration of Electric Vehicles and Demand Response With Customer Choice,” Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions, pp. 1, 2012.
  • M. Pipattanasomporn, H. Feroze and S. Rahman, “Securing Critical Loads in a PV-based Microgrid with a Multi-Agent System,” Renewable Energy, pp. 166-174, 2012.
  • S. Shao, M. Pipattanasomporn, and S. Rahman, “Demand Response as a Load Shaping Tool in an Intelligent Grid With Electric Vehicles,” Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions, pp. 624-631, 2011.
  • S. Rahman and M. Pipattanasomporn, “Operating Impacts and Mitigation Strategies with Large-scale Wind Power Penetration in the United States,” Automation of Electric Power Systems, 2011.
  • T. Yi, M. Pipattanasomporn, S. Shao, H. Liu and S. Rahman, “Comparative Study on Smart Grid Related R&D in China, the United States and the European Union,” Power System Technology, 2009.
  • M. Pipattanasomporn and S. Rahman, “The Telecommunication Infrastructure: A Model for Optimum Voice-Data Coverage,” Utilities Policy, pp. 278-287, 2006.
  • M. Pipattanasomporn, M. Willingham, and S. Rahman, “Implications of on-site distributed generation for commercial/industrial facilities,” Power Systems, IEEE Transactions, pp. 206-212, 2005.
  • Conference papers
  • W. Khamphanchai, M. Pipattanasomporn and S. Rahman, “A Multi-Agent System for Restoration of an Electric Power Distribution Network with Local Generation,” 2012 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2012.
  • M. Pipattanasomporn, M. Kuzlu and S. Rahman, “Demand response implementation in a home area network: a conceptual hardware architecture,” in Proc. IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT 2012), Washington, D.C., 2012.
  • S. Rahman and M. Pipattanasomporn, “Smart grid information Clearinghouse: Overview of projects and deployment experience,” Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT Latin America), 2011 IEEE PES Conference, 2011.