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Salman mohagheghi

Associate Professor
Electrical Engineering Department


Dr. Mohagheghi received his PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA in Electrical Engineering in 2006. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines. Prior to joining Mines, he was a Senior R&D Engineer at ABB Corporate Research Center, Raleigh, NC, where he developed solutions for advanced distribution automation systems and distributed energy management.

Dr. Mohagheghi’s current research focuses on the intersection of energy, environment, and society. His research group develops mathematical models to optimize the performance of the electric power grid and enhance its resilience against external events, while ensuring environmental sustainability and energy justice.


  • BS, Power Electrical Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran, 1999
  • MS, Power Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2001
  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2006


  • Power system operation and management
  • Power grid resilience
  • Renewable energies
  • Energy justice
  • Data science and machine learning

courses taught

  • EENG 307: Introduction to Feedback Control Systems
  • EENG 389: Electric Machinery Fundamentals
  • EENG 415: Data Science for Electrical Engineering
  • EENG 417: Modern Control Design
  • EENG 573: Electric Power Quality
  • EENG 581: Power System Operation and Management
  • EENG 584: Power System Risk Management
  • EENG 586: Power System Communications

selected Publications

  • J. Dugan, D. Byles, and S. Mohagheghi, “Social Vulnerability to Long-Duration Power Outages,” International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, vol. 85, February 2023.
  • A. Daeli and S. Mohagheghi, “Power Grid Infrastructural Resilience against Extreme Events,” Energies, vol. 16, no. 1, January 2023.
  • S. Mohagheghi, M. Gharipour, C. DeClrecq, A. Bui, and T. Intisarameen, “Identifying Optimal Locations for Potential Temporary Community Clinics During Public Health Emergencies,” Health Environments Research & Design Journal, vol. 16, no. 1, 2023, pp. 113–130.
  • A. Almazroui and S. Mohagheghi, “Coordinated Control of Electric Vehicles and PV Resources in an Unbalanced Power Distribution System,” Energies, vol. 15, no. 24, December 2022.
  • K. Alboaouh and S. Mohagheghi, “Voltage, Var and Watt Optimization for a Distribution System with High PV Penetration: A Probabilistic Study,” Electric Power System Research, vol. 180, pp. 1–11, March 2020.
  • K. Alboaouh and S. Mohagheghi, “Impact of Rooftop Photovoltaics on the Distribution System,” Journal of Renewable Energy, vol. 2020, pp. 1–23, 2020.
  • M. Choobineh, A. Speake, M. Harris, P.C. Tabares-Velasco, and S. Mohagheghi, “End-User-Aware Community Energy Management in a Distribution System Exposed to Extreme Temperatures,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 3753–3764, July 2019.
  • M. Choobineh, D. Silva-Ortiz, and S. Mohagheghi, “An Automation Scheme for Emergency Operation of a Multi-Microgrid Industrial Park,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 54, no. 6, pp. 6450–6459, November/December 2018.
  • S. Frank, J. Sexauer, and S. Mohagheghi, “Temperature Dependent Power Flow,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 4007–4018, November 2013.
  • Sexauer and S. Mohagheghi, “Voltage Quality Assessment in a Distribution System with Distributed Generation – A Probabilistic Load Flow Approach,” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 1652–1662, July 2013.


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