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Dr Mousa Marzband


Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

I received my BSc (Hons) degree in electrical engineering with emphasis on control engineering from Sahand University of technology, Iran, in 2000, and the M.Sc. and the Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering with emphasis on power system engineering with honour from University of Mazandaran, Iran, in 2004 and Polytechnic University of Catalunia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in 2014, respectively. Since 2011, I have been involved in different research projects at UPC with emphasis on smart grid and microgrids. The research projects I worked on at UPC have been supported by Cataluniya Institute for Energy Research, Barcelona, Spain. Since Feb 2014, I joined School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Physical sciences, Electrical Energy and Power Systems Group, The University of Manchester, as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Since May 2017, I started a new role as a Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate (under EU H2020 Credence project) with Dep. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College Cork’s Environmental Research Institute and Marine and Renewable Energy (MaREI) Ireland Centre, Cork, Ireland.  I had also a chance to co-supervise several M.S. and P.hD. students in collaboration with my Ph.D and postdoctoral project supervisor. It helped me to develop my management skills. I have an industrial background working at Borzouyeh Petrochemical Company, IREC, and MaREI research centres in Iran, Spain and Ireland, respectively.  Since August 2017, I am appointed as an assistant professor (Lecture) at the department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at Northumbria University, UK. I am an active reviewer of the several international journals since 2014. I was part of technical committee/organizing committee/session organizer of several conferences. My research interests include microgrid operation and power system analysis, distributed energy storage, hierarchical and cooperative control, optimal energy management systems, power system analysis and power system economic and operation, Integration of renewable energies in smart grids, and energy hub management system. Recently, I have been focused on demand side management for the sake of power system stability enhancement. I am a Member of the Technical Committee of Renewable Energy Systems, and also the IEEE Task Force on Microgrids Stability, Analysis, and Modeling. My research findings have been published in 2 books, more than 30 top field journals and more than 10 proceedings of international conferences.

Campus Address

City Campus
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne


  • Electrical Engineering PhD January 31 2014
  • Member Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 2017

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A hybrid price-based demand response program for the residential micro-grid, Monfared, H., Ghasemi, A., Loni, A., Marzband, M. 10 Jul 2019, In: Energy
  • Stochastic network-constrained co-optimization of energy and reserve products in renewable energy integrated power and gas networks with energy storage systems, Mirzaei, M., Yazdankhah, A., Mohammadi-ivatloo, B., Marzband, M., Shafie-khah, M., Catalão, J. 20 Jun 2019, In: Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Enabling Electricity Access, Al-Sumaiti, A., Salama, M., El Moursi, M., Alsumaiti, T., Marzband, M. 18 Jun 2019, In: IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution
  • Enabling Electricity Access, Al-sumaiti, A., Salama, M., El Moursi, M., Alsumaiti, T., Marzband, M. 18 Jun 2019, In: IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution
  • Energy sustainability analyses using feasible indicators for urban areas, Razmjoo, A., Sumper, A., Marzband, M., Davarpanah, A., Shahhoseini, A., Sarlak, S. 1 Jun 2019, In: International Journal of Energy and Water Resources
  • An Overview of Energy Planning in Iran and Transition Pathways towards Sustainable Electricity Supply Sector, Aryanpur, V., Atabaki, M., Marzband, M., Siano, P., Ghayoumi, K. 27 May 2019, In: Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews
  • Optimal power flow problem considering multiple-fuel options and disjoint operating zones, Pourakbari-Kasmaei, M., Lehtonen, M., Fotuhi-Firuzabad, M., Marzband, M., Mantovani, J. 21 May 2019, In: International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems
  • The Impact of Demand Response Programs on Reducing the Emissions and Cost of A Neighborhood Home Microgrid, Fouladfar, M., Loni, A., Tookanlou, M., Marzband, M., Godina, R., Al-Sumaiti, A., Pouresmaeil, E. 21 May 2019, In: Applied Sciences
  • Uncertainty-Based Models for Optimal Management of Energy Hubs Considering Demand Response, Najafi, A., Marzband, M., Mohamadi-ivatloo, B., Contreras, J., Pourakbari-Kasmaei, M., Lehtonen, M., Godina, R. 12 Apr 2019, In: Energies
  • Application of finite-time control Lyapunov function in low-power PMSG wind energy conversion systems for sensorless MPPT, Shotorbani, A., Mohammadi-Ivatloo, B., Wang, L., Marzband, M., Sabahi, M. 1 Mar 2019, In: International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems

PGR Supervision

Mahsa Bagheri Tookanlou Start: 01/10/2018


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