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Arif I. Sarwat

Dr. Arif I Sarwat received his M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida.  He has worked in the industry (Siemens) for nine years, executing many multi-million dollar projects. Before joining the FIU as Assistant Professor, he was a Research Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering in the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York (SUNY) and the Deputy Director of the Power Center for Utility Explorations. He is the co-developer of the DOE $12M funded Gateway to Power (G2P) Project along with FPL/NextEra company. His significant work in energy storage, microgrid and DSM is demonstrated by Sustainable Electric Energy Delivery Systems in Florida. He is also the Director of a $7.65M research initiative with FPL/NextEra Energy entitled “Energy Power Reliability And Analytic Center (EPRAC)”, which conducts high-end studies on the effect of high penetration PV integration into the Smart Grid’s reliability, power quality and other aspects.

Smart Grid, PHEV & EV Systems, High Penetration Renewable Systems, Power System Reliability, Large Scale Distributed Generation Integration, Central Command & Diagnostic Center, Large Scale Data Analysis, Electric Power Engineering, Industry Efficiencies, Interoperability, Advance Metering Infrastructure, Infrastructure Cyber Security, SFCL, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Power Systems, Distributed Power Systems, Micro-grids, Storage, Exploring Links between Weather, Reliability, Economics and Markets, Machine Drives, Demand Response and Demand Side Management, Predictive Self Healing Networks and Strategic Load Pockets are some of his areas of research interest.


Learn more about Professor Sarwat and Energy, Power and Sustainability Lab