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Dr. Pourya Shamsi

Associate Professor

Electrical Engineering


Pourya Shamsi received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, in 2007, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, USA, in 2012. Shamsi is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering with the Missouri University of Science and Technology. His research interests include power electronics, micro grids, motor drives, medium voltage converters, battery chargers, and control.

Selected Publications

  • S. Saadatmand, P. Shamsi, M. Ferdowsi, “Adaptive critic design-based reinforcement learning approach in controlling virtual inertia-based grid-connected inverters,” International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Volume 127, 2021.
  • M. S. S. Nia, P. Shamsi, and M. Ferdowsi, "EMC improvement for high voltage pulse transformers by pareto-optimal design of a geometry structure based on parasitic analysis and EMI propagation," in CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 1051-1063, Sept. 2021
  • H. Alharkan, S. Saadatmand, M. Ferdowsi and P. Shamsi, "Optimal Tracking Current Control of Switched Reluctance Motor Drives Using Reinforcement Q-Learning Scheduling," in IEEE Access, vol. 9, pp. 9926-9936, 2021.
  • S. Saadatmand, P. Shamsi, M. ferdowsi “Power and Frequency Regulation of Synchronverters Using a Model Free Neural Network–Based Predictive Controller,” in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 68, no. 5, pp. 3662-3671, May 2021
  • M. S. Sanjari Nia, P. Shamsi, M. Ferdowsi, "Investigation of Various Transformer Topologies for HF Isolation Applications," in IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, vol. 48, no. 2, pp. 512-521, Feb. 2020, doi: 10.1109/TPS.2020.2967412.


  • B. Fahimi, P. Shamsi, “Single Bus Star Connected Switched Reluctance Drive and Method” US Patent 20,150,002,055, Jan 1st, 2015.

Selected Awards

  • Teaching Award, 2022


Research Interests:

Power electronics, motor drives, control, micro grid, renewable energy, energy management, battery chargers, grid interfaces, medium voltage




  • Post Doctorate Research Associate, Electrical Engineering The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX USA (Research Topic: Automotive Drive Systems for Double Stator Switched Reluctance Motors)
  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas
  • BS in Electrical Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran