Control of Power Electronic Converters


Current control of voltage source converters in a rotating framework when they are connected to a strong or weak grid is a challenging problem. The system is nonlinear and strongly coupled and should be robust with respect to load variations and failure in the grid. Several robust control solutions for different converter configuration are proposed, their stability are analysed and their performance is validated with experimental results.


  1. Virginia Tech, Atlanta, USA.
  2. Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.



Main Publications:

Nonlinear Transient Stability Analysis of Phased-Locked Loop Based Grid-Following Voltage Source Converters Using Lyapunov’s Direct Method, MZ Mansour, SP Me, S Hadavi, B Badrazadeh, A Karimi, B Bahrani, IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, 2021.

Multivariable control of single-inductor dual-output buck converters, JD Dasika, B Bahrani, M Saeedifard, A Karimi, A Rufer, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics 29 (4), 2061-2070, 2013.

A Multivariable Design Methodology for Voltage Control of a Single-DG-Unit Microgrid, B Bahrani, M Saeedifard, A Karimi, A Rufer, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics 9 (2), 589-599, 2013.

Decoupled DQ-Current Control of Grid-tied Voltage Source Converters Using Nonparametric Models, B Bahrani, A Karimi, B Rey, A Rufer, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics 60 (4), 1356-1366, 2013.