Amin Khodaei

Amin Khodaei

Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • Faculty

What I do

Professor of ECE


Microgrids, Smart Electricity Grids, Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Grid of the Future

Professional Biography

I joined the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Denver in September 2013. Prior to that I was a visiting faculty at Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation and a research/instructional assistant professor at University of Houston. I received the Ph.D. degree from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, in 2010, the M.S. degree from Sharif University of Technology in 2007, and the B.S. degree from University of Tehran in 2005, all in Electrical Engineering. My research interests include Smart electricity grids, Microgrid design and operation, Renewable energy integration, Power system operation and planning, and Power system economics.


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2010
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2007
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Tehran, 2005

Professional Affiliations

  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • IEEE Standard Association
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • The International Council on Large Electric Systems

Key Projects

  • REU Site: Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Microgrid and smart grid
  • Micro-grid-Integrated Solar-Storage Technology (MISST)
  • Research, Development, and Testing of a Master Controller with Applications to the Bronzewille Community Microgrid System
  • Collaborative Research:Proactive Recovery of Electric Power Assets for Resiliency Enhancement (Prepare)
  • MG REVALUE Software Project

Featured Publications

Khodaei, A. (2014). Microgrid Optimal Scheduling with Multi-Period Islanding Constraints. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 29(3), 1383-1392.
Khodaei, A. (2015). Provisional Microgrids . IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 6(3), 1107-1115.
Khodaei, A. (2014). Resiliency-Oriented Microgrid Optimal Scheduling. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 5(4), 1584-1591.
Parhizi, S., Lotfi, H., Khodaei, A., & Bahramirad, S. (2015). State of the Art in Research on Microgrids: A Review. IEEE Access, 3, 890-925.


  • University of Denver Distinguished Scholar Award, University of Denver
  • Scholar of the Year Award, Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Faculty Career Champion, University of Denver
  • Highest Standard of Academic Achievement, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Member of HKN