BCIT's Smart Microgrid project is led by Dr. Hassan Farhangi, PhD, PEng, SM-IEEE. Dr. Farhangi is the Director of the Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team (SMART) at the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Burnaby, BC, and Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU).
Dr. Farhangi initiated Smart Microgrid research and development at BCIT, and is the chief system architect and the principal investigator of BCIT’s Smart Microgrid at its Burnaby Campus in Vancouver, British Columbia.
He has published and presented several papers in scientific journals and conferences in Smart Microgrid and is a member of various international standardization committees such as IEC CSC TC57 WG17 (IEC 61850), Cigre WG C6.21 (Smart Metering), Cigre WG C6.22 (Microgrids Evolution), etc. A frequent keynote speaker at various international Smart Grid Conferences, Dr. Farhangi has more than 25 years of experience in academic and applied research. Before joining BCIT, he served as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of a number of companies involved in the design and development of systems, components and solutions for the Smart Grid. Dr. Farhangi is a member of Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEG), a senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and leader of the Canadian Smart Microgrid Research Network (NSERC Smart MicroGrid Network NSMG-Net).