mehdi bagheriProf. Mehdi Bagheri
PhD., University of New South Wales, Australia
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Nazarbayev University
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Mehdi Bagheri received the B.Sc. (Hons.) degree from the Semnan University, Semnan, Iran, in 2005, and the M.Sc. degree from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2007. He gained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering High Voltage Systems from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia in 2014. From 2015 to 2016, he served as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Electrical Engineering Department of National University of Singapore (NUS). 

As a research fellow, Dr. Bagheri closely worked with the Rolls-Royce Pte. Ltd. in Singapore on “Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance of Marine Transformers and Filters”. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Nazarbayev, Astana, Kazakhstan.  Professional industrial activity of Dr. Bagheri started in 2007 when he was serving as a project manager at Iran Transformer Research Institute (ITRI). He has been also served as Head of the Test and Diagnostic Department at ITRI between 2008 and 2010. In the same period, he was project manager of “Operation, Life Assessment and Maintenance of Transformers of Iran’s Transmission Substations, 400kV and 230kV”, in a collaborative project between ITRI and Iran Grid Management Company (IGMC). Dr. Bagheri is involved in advance testing and commissioning of power transformers, cables and switchgear and also giving consultancy to multi-national companies in areas including power products manufacturing, strategic relationship management with industry and academia to foster science and commercial opportunities, high voltage engineering, condition monitoring of power equipment and finally sustainable energy systems analysis and development. More than 50 industrial training short courses for oil, gas, petrochemical, cement, and steel companies as well as power plants have been conducted by Dr. Bagheri. He has also served as the Technical Chair of International Transformer Conference and Exhibition (ITCE) in 2014 and 2015. His research interests include high voltage engineering, condition monitoring and assessment, diagnosis of power transformer in field, space and marine applications, electrical rotating machines, transient in power system, electrical insulation, power quality and smart energy systems.

High voltage engineering, condition monitoring and assessment, diagnosis of power transformer in field and marine applications, electrical rotating machines, transient in power system, electrical insulation, power quality and smart energy systems.

Book

Mehdi Bagheri, Reza Mehri, “Power Quality Effects on High Voltage Apparatus”, 2011, ISBN: 978-964-04-6710-7.


Selected Journal Papers

1. Mehdi Bagheri, Toan Phung, Trevor Blackburn, “Influence of Temperature and Moisture Content on Frequency Response Analysis of Transformer Winding,” IEEE Transaction on Dielectric and Electrical Insulation, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 1393-1404, 2014.
2. Mehdi Bagheri, Toan Phung, Trevor Blackburn, “Transformer Frequency Response Analysis: Mathematical and Practical Approach to Interpret Mid-frequency Oscillations,” IEEE Transaction on Dielectric and Electrical Insulation, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 1962-1970, 2013.
3. Mehdi Bagheri, Mohammad S. Naderi, Trevor Blackburn, Toan Phung “Frequency Response Analysis and Short Circuit Impedance Measurement in Detection of Winding Deformation in Power Transformer,” IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, May/June, Vol. 29, no. 3, pp.33-40, 2013.
4. Mehdi Bagheri, Mohammad S. Naderi, Trevor Blackburn, “Advanced Transformer Winding Deformation Diagnosis: Moving from Off-line to On-line,” IEEE Transaction on Dielectric and Electrical Insulation, Vol. 19, Issue. 6, pp. 1860-1870, 2012.
5. Mehdi Bagheri, Toan Phung, “A Feasible Solution to Distinguish the Transformer Winding Deformation from Insulation Characteristic Impacts on FRA Spectrum” Modeling and Simulation in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 47-53, 2015.
6. Arash Khatamianfar, Mehdi Bagheri, “Application of Independent Joint Control Strategy for Discrete-Time Servo Control of Overhead Cranes” Modeling and Simulation in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 25-32, 2015.

Selected Conference Papers

7. Mehdi Bagheri, Toan Phung, Trevor Blackburn, “Temperature Influence on FRA spectrum of Oil-filled and Oil-free Single-phase Transformer”, IEEE 11th International Conference on the Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials (ICPADM’15), Sydney, Australia, pp. 955-958, 2015.
8. Mehdi Bagheri, A. Subramaniam, S. Bhandari, S. Chandar, S. K. Panda “Residential Lighting Influence on Cast-resin Distribution Aging Rate”, IEEE International Conference on Building Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Technology (ICBEST’15), Singapore, pp. 1-6, 2015.
9. Mehdi Bagheri, A. Subramaniam, S. Bhandari, S. Chandar, S. Nadarajan, A. K. Gupta, S. K. Panda “Thermal Prognosis of Dry-type Transformer: Load and Ambient Temperature Impacts”, 41st IEEE Industrial Electronic, Annual Conference (IECON’15), Yokohama, Japan, pp. 001158 - 001163, 2015.
10. Mehdi Bagheri, Toan Phung, Mehran Nashibi, Mohammad Khazabi, “Transformer Core Fault Recognition using Frequency Response Analysis”, 2nd International Transformer Conference and Exhibition (ITCE’15), Tehran, pp. 1-6, 2015.
11. Mehdi Bagheri, A. Subramaniam, S. Bhandari, S. Chandar, S. Nadarajan, A. K. Gupta, S. K. Panda “Dry-type Transformer Aging Factor in Various Loads and Environmental Factors”, 2nd International Transformer Conference and Exhibition (ITCE’15), Tehran, pp. 1-6, 2015.
12. Mehdi Bagheri, Toan Phung, Trevor Blackburn, “Influence of Moisture Content Variation on Frequency Response Analysis of Transformer Winding”, IEEE International Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC’14), Philadelphia, U.S.A., pp. 333-337, June 2014.
13. Mehdi Bagheri, Toan Phung, Trevor Blackburn, “Paper Moisture Variation vs. Mechanical Deformation Impacts on Transformer Frequency Response Spectrum”, 7th International Symposium on Electrical Insulating Materials (ISEIM’14), Toki Messe, Niigata City, Japan, Paper no. E4, June 2014.
14. Mehdi Bagheri, Toan Phung, Trevor Blackburn, “A Practical Solution to Distinguish Winding Deformation from Insulation Characteristic Impacts on FRA Spectrum”, IEEE International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Diagnosis (CMD’14), Jeju, South Korea, 2014.
15. Mehdi Bagheri, Toan Phung, Trevor Blackburn, “The Influence of Dielectric Dissipation Factor on Frequency Response Analysis”, IEEE International Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP’14), Des Moines, IA, U.S.A., pp. 634-637, 2014.
16. Mehdi Bagheri, Toan Phung, Trevor Blackburn, “An Alternative Technique to Assess Transformer Dry-out Process”, 1st International Transformer Conference and Exhibition, (ITCE’14), Tehran, Iran, pp. 1-13, 2014.
17. Mehdi Bagheri, Toan Phung, Trevor Blackburn, “On-line Transformer Frequency Response Analysis: Moisture and Temperature Influences on Statistical Indicators,” IEEE International Conference on Smart Instrumentation, Measurement and Applications (ICSIMA’13), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp. 1-6, November 2013 (Best Paper Award).
18. Mehdi Bagheri, Toan Phung, Trevor Blackburn “Transformer Core Influence on Frequency Response Spectrum Oscillations,” International Symposium on High Voltage (ISH’13), Seoul, South Korea, August 2013.
19. Mehdi Bagheri, B. T. Phung, Trevor Blackburn “Impact of Transformer Winding Dry-Out on Frequency Response Analysis”, IEEE International Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP’13), Shenzhen, China, October 2013.
20. Mehdi Bagheri, B. T. Phung, Trevor Blackburn, “Impacts of Transformer Winding Series Capacitance on FRA Spectrum Oscillations”, CIGRE’13, Int’l Study Committee Meeting and Colloquium, Brisbane, Australia, September 2013.
21. Mehdi Bagheri, Toan Phung, Trevor Blackburn, Ali Naderian “Shunt Capacitance Influences on Transformer FRA Spectrum,” IEEE International Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC’13), Ottawa, Canada, pp. 225-229, June 2013.
22. Mehdi Bagheri, Toan Phung, Trevor Blackburn, Ali Naderian “Influence of Temperature on Frequency Response Analysis of Transformer Winding,” IEEE International Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC’13), Ottawa, Canada, pp. 40-44, June 2013.
23. Mehdi Bagheri, Mohammad S. Naderi, Trevor Blackburn, B.T. Phung “Bushing Characteristic Impacts on On-line Frequency Response Analysis of Transformer Winding,” IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy (PECON’12), Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, pp. 956-961, December 2012.
24. Mehdi Bagheri, Mohammad S. Naderi, Trevor Blackburn, Daming Zhang, “Transformer Frequency Response Analysis: A Mathematical Approach to Interpret Mid-frequency Oscillations,” IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy (PECON’12), Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, pp. 962 – 966, December 2012.
25. Mehdi Bagheri, Mohammad S. Naderi, Trevor Blackburn, B.T. Phung “Dean-Stark vs FDS and KFT Methods in Moisture Content Recognition of Transformers,” IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy (PECON’12), Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, pp.712-717, December 2012.
26. Mehdi Bagheri, Mohammad S. Naderi, Trevor Blackburn, B.T. Phung, “Frequency Response Analysis to Recognize Inductance Variation in Transformer Due to Internal Short Circuit,” IEEE International Power and Energy Conference (IPEC’12), Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, pp. 1-5, December 2012.
27. Mehdi Bagheri, Mohammad S. Naderi, Trevor Blackburn, B.T. Phung, “Case Study on FRA Capability in Detection of Mechanical Defects within a 400MVA Transformer,” CIGRE, 21, rue d’Artois, F-75008 Paris, France, pp.1-9, August 2012.
28. Mehdi Bagheri, Mohammad S. Naderi, Trevor Blackburn, B.T. Phung , “FRA vs. Short Circuit Impedance Measurement in Detection of Mechanical Defects within Large Power Transformer”, IEEE International Symposium on Electrical Insulation (ISEI’12), San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 10-13, pp. 301-305, June 2012.
29. Mehdi Bagheri, Mohammad S. Naderi, Trevor Blackburn, B.T. Phung “Frequency Response Analysis vs. Flux Division Measurement in Detection of Transformer Winding Internal Short Circuit,” IEEE International Conference on Power System Technology (POWERCON’12), Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 1-5, November 2012.
30. Mehdi Bagheri, Mohammad S. Naderi, Trevor Blackburn, B.T. Phung “Transformer Efficiency and De-rating Evaluation with Non-Sinusoidal Loads,” IEEE International Conference on Power System Technology (POWERCON’12), Auckland, New Zealand, pp.1-6, November 2012.
31. Mehdi Bagheri, Mohammad S. Naderi, Trevor Blackburn, B.T. Phung, “Practical Challenges in Online Transformer Winding Deformation Diagnostics”, IEEE International Conference on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems (EPECS’11), Sharjah, UAE, Nov. 15-17, pp. 1-6, December 2011.
32. Mehdi Bagheri, Mohammad S. Naderi, Trevor Blackburn, B.T. Phung, “LED vs. CFL Effects on Distribution Transformer Efficiency” 4th International Engineering Conference (EnCon’11), Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, pp. 1-5, December 2011.
33. Mehdi Bagheri, Mohammad S. Naderi, “Moisture Diagnostics of Power Transformers Using Dielectric Response Methods and Paper Samples Method”, IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC’11), Maryland, USA, June 2011.
34. Mehdi Bagheri, Mohammad S. Naderi, Trevor Blackburn, B.T. Phung, “Practical Challenges in Online Transformer Deformation Diagnostics”, 26th International Power System Conference (PSC’2011), Tehran, Iran, pp. 1-9, Oct and Nov 2011.
35. Mehdi Bagheri, Mohammad S. Naderi, “Impact of Compact Fluorescent Lamp on Transformer Losses”, 25th International Power System Conference (PSC’10), 8-10 November, Tehran, Iran, November 2010.
36. Mehdi Bagheri, Rouhollah Heidarzadeh, Reza Heidarbozorg, “Frequency Domain Spectroscopy Usage Instead of Oil Sampling for Paper Insulation Humidity Recognition in Transformer”, 24th International Power System Conference (PSC’09), 17-19 Nov., Tehran, Iran. November 2009.
37. Mehdi Bagheri, Arsalan Hekmati, R.Heidarzadeh, M.S.Naderi, “Impulse Voltage Distribution in Intershield Disk Winding VS Interleaved and Continuous Disk Winding in Power Transformer”, IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy (PECon 08), December 1-3, Johor Baharu, Malaysia, 2008.
38. Mehdi Bagheri, Mehdi Vakilian, Arsalan Hekmati, “A Comparison between the Manufacture and Simulation Result of the Initial Voltage Distribution in Continuous, Intershield and Interleaved Disc Windings”, 23th International Power System Conference (PSC’08), Nov., Tehran, Iran. 2008, (Best Paper Award).
39. Mehdi Bagheri, Mehdi Vakilian, Arsalan Hekmati, “Simulation and Comparison of Impulse Voltage Distribution in Continuous, Intershield and Interleaved Disc Winding in Power Transformer”, International Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE’08), Japan, Okinawa 2008.
40. Arsalan Hekmati, Reza Nasiri, Mehdi Bagheri, Ali A. Tehrani “A Heuristic Trade off Model for Integration of Distributed Generations in Deregulated Power Systems Considering Technical, Economical and Environmental Issues”, IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy (PECon‘08), December 1-3, Johor Baharu, Malaysia , 2008.
41. Mehdi Bagheri, Mehdi Vakilian, Arsalan Hekmati, Rouhollah Heidarzadeh, “Influence of Electrostatic Shielding of Disc Windings on Increasing the Series Capacitance in Transformers”, IEEE PES PowerTech’07 , 1 - 5 July, Lausanne, Switzerland, pp. 1780 -1784, 2007.
42. Arsalan Hekmati, Mehdi Bagheri, Mehdi Vakilian, Morteza Emadi “Safety Factor Calculation of the Insulation System against the Tangential Component of the Electric Field in Power Transformers”, 8th International Power Engineering Conference( IPEC’07), 3-6 Dec., Meritus Mandarin Singapore, 2007.
43. Mehdi Bagheri, Mehdi Vakilian, Arsalan Hekmati, “Comparison of Impulse Voltage Distribution in Continuous, Full-Shield and Interleaved Disc Winding in Power Transformer”, 22th International Power System Conference (PSC’07), Nov., Tehran, Iran, 2007.
44. Arsalan Hekmati, Mehdi Vakilian, Mehdi Bagheri, “Safety Factor Calculation of the Insulation System against the Tangential Component of the Electric Field in Power Transformers (1)”, 22th International Power System Conference (PSC’07), Nov., Tehran, Iran, 2007.
45. Arsalan Hekmati, Mehdi Vakilian, Mehdi Bagheri, “Safety Factor Calculation of the Insulation System against the Tangential Component of the Electric Field in Power Transformers (2)”, 15th International Conference of Electrical Engineering (ICEE’07), Tehran, Iran, Jun 2007.
46. Mehdi Vakilian, Mehdi Bagheri, Arsalan Hekmati “Influence of Electrostatic shielding of Disk Windings on Increasing the Series Capacitance”, 21th International Power System Conference (PSC’06) , Nov., Tehran, Iran, 2006.
47. Mehdi Bagheri, “Simulation and Comparison of DC Motor and Generator according to the Back to Back Method”, Conference on Electrical Engineering (CEE’03), Semnan, Iran, 2003.
48. Mehdi Bagheri, “IT and Virtual Learning”, Conference on Electrical Engineering (CEE’03), Semnan, Iran, 2003.

Dr. Mehdi Bagheri

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

School of Engineering

Nazarbayev University

Republic of Kazakhstan


Phone: +7 (7172) 70 92 51

e-mail: mehdi.bagheri@nu.edu.kz