About the President

Mahmoud Fotuhi Firuzabad, born in 1959 in Firuzabad, Yazd Province, Iran, completed his primary and secondary education in Firuzabad and Rezvanshahr, respectively. Being a top student from Firuzabad, he got the chance to spend his high school in Zargaran. Prof. Fotouhi graduated with the first rank honor B.Sc. from Sharif University of Technology, he was, then, admitted in graduate program of University of Tehran where he got his M.Sc. At the same time, he got a job at the Ministry of Energy as an expert in transfer and distribution. He received a scholarship from Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology to pursue his studies in University of Saskatchewan, Canada, where he got his MSc and PhD degrees.

From 1998 to 2002, he was involved in research and teaching programs as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Saskatchewan. He is currently a professor at the Electrical Engineering Department and president of Sharif University of Technology.

Honors and Awards:

Feb. 2017 Adjunct member of Iran Academy of Science

Jan. 2017 Outstanding researcher Award in the Power Industry, Power Industry & University Collaborations, Ministry of Energy, TAVANIR, Jan. 24, 2017.

Feb. 2016 PMAPS International Society Merit Award 2016, Lifelong achievement award by the Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems International Society (PMAPS), “for Contributions to the development and application of probability methods applied to power systems”

Feb. 2015 Listed among 1% top scientists of the world as reported by Essential Science Indicators (ESI) and Web of Science Thomson Reuters ISI

Feb. 2015 Outstanding Research Award of EE Department of Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Feb. 2014 Elevated to the grade of Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) [for contributions to the application of probabilistic techniques in power system reliability assessment]

Feb. 2014 Elevated to the grade of Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) [for contributions to the application of probabilistic techniques in power system reliability assessment]

Feb. 2014 Recipient of Allameh Tabatabaei Award, Tehran, Iran

Feb. 2011 Distinguished Researcher, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Feb. 2003 Recipient of the Sixteen Khwarizmi International Award

Feb. 2003 Recipient of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) award for the outstanding inventor

Feb. 2003 Recipient of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Gold Medal for the outstanding inventor

Nov. 1998 Elevated to the grade of Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

March 1998 1998 CAGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award Nomination, selected among the Doctoral Dissertations in any discipline in Engineering, Medicine and the Natural Sciences which have been completed and accepted by the Graduate School at the University of Saskatchewan between January 1, 1996 to January 1, 1998. (College of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Saskatchewan, Canada)

April 1998 Governor’s General’s Gold Medal Nomination (Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Canada)

Sept. 1994 – Sept. 1997 Ph.D. Scholarship, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Sept. 1975 – Sept. 1978 Obtained a prestigious scholarship from the Government of Iran for academic excellence during secondary education

 

To read more, please visit http://ee.sharif.edu/~fotuhi/index.htm.

You can find the university’s organizational chart here.

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