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Spring 2016 Scholarship Awarded

Payman Dehghanian’s extensive research on “Asset Management, Maintenance, and Reliability Assessment of Electric Power Systems” has earned him multiple scholarships from the Houston Chapter of the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals. He will be receiving these scholarships for the spring 2016 semester to continue his studies in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department under the

Sigma Xi Travel Award

Payma Dehghanian, Ph.D. candidate and Research Assistant at ECE, has received the Texas A&M Sigma Xi Travel grant for $500 in a campus-wide competition. This award will support him to travel to Dallas and attend the “2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Conference and Exposition“. Payman is going to present a paper titled

Best PSERC Project Poster Award

Ahad Esmaeilian, Tamara Becejac, Payman Dehghanian, Cheng Qian, Meng Wu, and Mladen Kezunovic all collaborated and won Best Project Poster Award at the Semi-Annual Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) Industry-University Meeting, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas on December 2-4, 2015. Their poster title was “Management of Mission-Critical Systems through Certification, Commissioning, In-Service Maintenance, Remote Testing,

Top 20 Young Scholar

Paymen Dehghanian, a Ph.D. Candidate at the ECE, has been selected to be among the Top 20 Young Scholars for Next Generation of Researchers in Power Systems. According to the nomination guidelines, “the best young researchers of the research groups and Electrical Engineering departments“ from the universities around the globe were nominated and 20 of them were selected. Being

Aggies Commit Winner

Payman Dehghanian, a Ph.D. candidate at ECE, was awarded with the Texas A&M “Aggies Commit to Graduate and Professional Student Educational Experiences Fellowship”, provided by the  TAMU Graduate and Professional Student Council. He was the only selected student majoring in Engineering at Texas A&M University for this award.

Love of Learning Award, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Payman Dehghanian, a Ph.D. candidate at ECE, has been awarded the Love of Learning Award. Love of Learning Awards recognizes excellence in post-baccalaureate studies and/or career development. The Phi Kappa Phi honor society, the nation’s oldest and most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society, initiates more than 30,000 members a year on 300 campuses in the United States. Today, Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and

Research Grant Scholarship Award, Golden Key International Honor Society

Payman Dehghanian, a Ph.D. candidate at ECE, has been awarded the Research Grant Scholarship Award. This grant allows members to conduct thesis research and/or present their research at professional conferences or student research symposia. Golden Key is the world’s largest collegiate honor society. It includes the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as

IEEE Industry Application Society (IAS) Award

Paymen Dehghanian, a Ph.D. candidate at the ECE, received the 2016 IEEE Industry Application Society (IAS) Electrical Safety Prevention through Design Student Engineering Education Initiative Award, for the 3rd year in a row. His previous awards were received in 2014 in San Diego, CA, and in 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. This year he will be presenting the “weather-driven

IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop

Ahad Esmaeilian, a Ph.D. candidate at ECE, has been selected to present his submission for the IAS Electrical Safety Committee Electrical Safety Prevention. He will be presenting the “Impact of Major Power Grid Blackouts Prevention on Electrical Safety” at the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop on March 7-11, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida. This student program awards talented and promising students who

Payman Dehghanian: Conference Award Winner

Payman Dehghanian, research assistant and Ph.D. Candidate at ECE, was awarded recently the “2nd Best Poster Award” in the IEEE Industry Application Society (IAS) Annual Meeting on Oct. 21, 2015. The conference was held in Addison, Dallas, Texas from Oct. 17-22nd. The Annual Meeting has a long tradition of providing an international forum for experts to present