Glen Farivar

Senior Research Fellow

Energy Research Institute at NTU

Introduction:

Glen G Farivar received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Nooshirvani Institute of Technology, Babol, Iran, in 2008, the M.Sc degree in Power Electronics from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran in 2011, and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of NSW Australia, Syndey, Australia in 2016. He is currently working as a senior research fellow at the energy research institute at NTU (ERI@N) and a co-director of the Power Electronics and Application Research Lab, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Website:

https://blogs.ntu.edu.sg/pearl-ntu/

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/glen-g-farivar-623b928b/

Constrained Control of Low-Capacitance Delta Cascaded H-Bridge StatComs: A Model Predictive Control Approach
Ezequiel Rodriguez, Ramon Leyva, Christopher Townsend, Glen Farivar, Hossein Dehghani Tafti, Josep…
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 12, (36), 14312-14328, 2021
DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2021.3085880 Journal

Analytical Derivation of Intersubmodule Active Power Disparity Limits in Modular Multilevel Converter-Based Battery Energy Storage Systems
Gaowen Liang, Hossein Dehghani Tafti, Glen G. Farivar, Josep Pou, Christopher D.…
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 3, (36), 2864-2874, 2021
DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2020.3014739 Journal

Dynamic Flexible Power Point Tracking in Photovoltaic Power Plants
Aditi Narang, Glen G. Farivar, Hossein Dehghani Tafti, Salvador Ceballos, Josep Pou,…
IECON 2021 - 47th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2021
DOI: 10.1109/IECON48115.2021.9589818 Conference

Enhancing Inductive Operation of Low-Capacitance Cascaded H-Bridge StatComs Using Optimal Third-Harmonic Circulating Current
Ezequiel Rodriguez, Ramon Leyva, Qingxiang Liu, Christopher Townsend, Glen Farivar, Salvador Ceballos,…
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 9, (36), 10788-10800, 2021
DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2021.3063608 Journal

Cascaded H-Bridge Low Capacitance Static Compensator With Modular Switched Capacitors
Glen G. Farivar, Christopher D. Townsend, Hossein Dehghani Tafti, Young-Tae Jeon, Ezequiel…
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 7, (68), 5944-5954, 2021
DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2020.2992976 Journal
A Control Strategy for Dual-Input Neutral-Point-Clamped Inverter-Based Grid-Connected Photovoltaic System
Neha Beniwal, Hossein Dehghani Tafti, Glen Ghias Farivar, Salvador Ceballos, Josep Pou,…
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 9, (36), 9743-9757, 2021
DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2021.3063745 Journal

Effect of Zero-Sequence Voltage on the Maximum Average Neutral-Point Current Limit of Neutral-Point-Clamped Converters
Neha Beniwal, Glen G. Farivar, Salvador Ceballos, Naga Brahmendra Yadav Gorla, Josep…
IECON 2021 - 47th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2021
DOI: 10.1109/IECON48115.2021.9590005 Conference

Identifying Circulating Currents and Zero-Sequence Voltages for Reduction in Stored Capacitor Energy in Modular Multilevel Converters
Christopher D. Townsend, Graham Clifford Goodwin, Georgios Konstantinou, Nikola Petranovic, Galina Mirzaeva,…
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 1, (68), 454-465, 2021
DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2020.2965504 Journal

Flexible Power Point Tracking for Solar Photovoltaic Systems Using Secant Method
Anusha Kumaresan, Hossein Dehghani Tafti, Nandha Kumar Kandasamy, Glen G. Farivar, Josep…
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 8, (36), 9419-9429, 2021
DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2021.3049275 Journal

Minimizing Energy Storage Utilization in a Stand-Alone DC Microgrid Using Photovoltaic Flexible Power Control
Hein Wai Yan, Aditi Narang, Hossein Dehghani Tafti, Glen G. Farivar, Salvador…
IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 5, (12), 3755-3764, 2021
DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2021.3073370 Journal

Simplified Hybrid Control Strategy for Stand-Alone DC Microgrid with Photovoltaic System to Extend Battery Lifespan
Hein Wai Yan, Glen G. Farivar, Hossein Dehghani Tafti, Salvador Ceballos, Josep…
2021 IEEE 12th Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition - Asia (ECCE-Asia), 2021
DOI: 10.1109/ECCE-ASIA49820.2021.9479253 Conference

A Dual-Mode Modulation Technique for Controlling the Average Neutral Point Current in Neutral-Point-Clamped Converters
Neha Beniwal, Glen Ghias Farivar, Hossein Dehghani Tafti, Josep Pou, Salvador Ceballos,…
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 5, (36), 6079-6091, 2021
DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2020.3030678 Journal

Incremental Passivity Control in Multilevel Cascaded H-Bridge Converters
Ezequiel Rodriguez Ramos, Ramon Leyva, Glen G. Farivar, Hossein Dehghani Tafti, Christopher…
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 8, (35), 8766-8778, 2020
DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2020.2965164 Journal

Comparative Analysis of Flexible Power Point Tracking Algorithms in Photovoltaic Systems
Hossein Dehghani Tafti, Georgios Konstantinou, Christopher D. Townsend, Glen G. Farivar, Salvador…
2020 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2020
DOI: 10.1109/ECCE44975.2020.9236032 Conference

Analytic Spectral Analysis Technique for Converters Operating With Oscillatory DC-Link Voltage Components
Christopher David Townsend, Hossein Dehghani Tafti, Glen Ghias Farivar, Josep Pou
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 12, (35), 13540-13553, 2020
DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2020.2992257 Journal

Feedforward Modulation for the Neutral-Point-Clamped Converter With Confined Capacitor Voltage Ripples and Reduced Switching Power Losses
Neha Beniwal, Josep Pou, Salvador Ceballos, Christopher David Townsend, Georgios Konstantinou, Hossein…
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 4, (35), 4426-4438, 2020
DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2019.2940077 Journal

Analytical Constrained Model Predictive Control with Integral Action for a DC–DC H-Bridge Converter
Ezequiel Rodriguez, Ramon Leyva, Christopher D. Townsend, Glen G. Farivar, Josep Pou,…
IECON 2020 - 46th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2020
DOI: 10.1109/IECON43393.2020.9255123 Conference

Closed-Loop Analytic Filtering Scheme of Capacitor Voltage Ripple in Multilevel Cascaded H-Bridge Converters
Ezequiel Rodriguez, Glen G. Farivar, Neha Beniwal, Christopher D. Townsend, Hossein Dehghani…
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 8, (35), 8819-8832, 2020
DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2020.2966305 Journal

Analysis of the Inter-Submodule Active Power Disparity Limits of Modular Multilevel Converter-Based Battery Energy Storage Systems
Gaowen Liang, Hossein Dehghan Tafti, Glen G. Farivar, Josep Pou, Christopher D.…
2020 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2020
DOI: 10.1109/ECCE44975.2020.9236261 Conference

Band-Limited Three-Level Modulation for Balancing Capacitor Voltages in Neutral-Point-Clamped Converters
Neha Beniwal, Christopher David Townsend, Glen Ghias Farivar, Josep Pou, Salvador Ceballos,…
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 9, (35), 9737-9752, 2020
DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2020.2969452 Journal

Extended Functionalities of Photovoltaic Systems With Flexible Power Point Tracking: Recent Advances
Hossein Dehghani Tafti, Georgios Konstantinou, Christopher D. Townsend, Glen G. Farivar, Ariya…
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 9, (35), 9342-9356, 2020
DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2020.2970447 Journal

Reduced Battery Usage in a Hybrid Battery and Photovoltaic Stand-Alone DC Microgrid with Flexible Power Point Tracking
Hein Wai Yan, Aditi Narang, Hossein Dehghani Tafti, Glen G. Farivar, Josep…
2020 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2020
DOI: 10.1109/ECCE44975.2020.9235615 Conference

An Enhanced Hybrid Solar System and Energy Storage with Shaped DC-Link Voltage
Hossein Dehghani Tafti, Glen G. Farivar, Aditi Narang, Christopher D. Townsend, Georgios…
2019 9th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems (ICPES), 2019
DOI: 10.1109/ICPES47639.2019.9105497 Conference

Capacitor Condition Monitoring Based on an Adaptive Observer of the Low-Frequency Capacitor Voltage Ripples for Modular Multilevel Converters
Ezequiel Rodriguez, Liang Gaowen, Glen G. Farivar, Hossein Dehghani Tafti, Christopher D.…
2019 IEEE 4th International Future Energy Electronics Conference (IFEEC), 2019
DOI: 10.1109/IFEEC47410.2019.9015031 Conference

Low-Capacitance StatCom With Modular Inductive Filter
Glen Farivar, Christopher Townsend, Josep Pou, Branislav Hredzak
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 4, (34), 3192-3203, 2019
DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2018.2849104 Journal

Low Capacitance StatCom Capacitor Lifetime and Current Stress Analysis
Glen G. Farivar, Hossein Dehghani Tafti, Christopher D. Townsend, Josep Pou
2019 9th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems (ICPES), 2019
DOI: 10.1109/ICPES47639.2019.9105361 Conference

Load Adaptive Cascaded H-Bridge Low Capacitance StatCom with Modular Capacitors
Glen Farivar, Hossein Dehghani Tafti, Christopher D. Townsend, Ezequiel Rodriguez, Josep Pou
IECON 2019 - 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2019
DOI: 10.1109/IECON.2019.8926951 Conference

Passivity Control in Multilevel Cascaded H-Bridge Converters: A Variable Gain Approach
Ezequiel Rodriguez, Ramon Leyva, Glen G. Farivar, Hossein Dehghani Tafti, Christopher D.…
IECON 2019 - 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2019
DOI: 10.1109/IECON.2019.8927380 Conference

Modular Switched Capacitor Application in Low Capacitance Static Compensator
Glen G. Farivar, Hossein Dehghani Tafti, Ezequiel Rodriguez, Christopher D. Townsend, Josep…
2019 IEEE CHILEAN Conference on Electrical, Electronics Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies (CHILECON), 2019
DOI: 10.1109/CHILECON47746.2019.8987977 Conference

A Generalized Voltage Balancing Algorithm for Modular Multilevel Cascaded Converters
Ezequiel Rodriguez, Glen G. Farivar, Josep Pou, Hossein Dehghani Tafti, Christopher D.…
2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2019
DOI: 10.1109/ECCE.2019.8912648 Conference

Low-Capacitance Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel StatCom
Ghias Farivar, Christopher David Townsend, Branislav Hredzak, Josep Pou, Vassilios G. Agelidis
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 3, (32), 1744-1754, 2017
DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2016.2557351 Journal
Capacitor Voltages Measurement and Balancing in Flying Capacitor Multilevel Converters Utilizing a Single Voltage Sensor
Glen Farivar, Amer M. Y. M. Ghias, Branislav Hredzak, Josep Pou, Vassilios…
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 10, (32), 8115-8123, 2017
DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2016.2633278 Journal
Passive Reactor Compensated Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel LC-StatCom
Glen Farivar, Christopher David Townsend, Branislav Hredzak, Josep Pou, Vassilios G. Agelidis
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 11, (32), 8338-8348, 2017
DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2016.2641043 Journal

Decoupled Control System for Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel Converter Based STATCOM
Ghias Farivar, Branislav Hredzak, Vassilios G. Agelidis
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 1, (63), 322-331, 2016
DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2015.2472358 Journal
A DC-Side Sensorless Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel Converter-Based Photovoltaic System
Ghias Farivar, Branislav Hredzak, Vassilios G. Agelidis
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 7, (63), 4233-4241, 2016
DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2016.2544243 Journal
Reduced-Capacitance Thin-Film H-Bridge Multilevel STATCOM Control Utilizing an Analytic Filtering Scheme
Ghias Farivar, Branislav Hredzak, Vassilios G. Agelidis
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 10, (62), 6457-6468, 2015
DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2015.2420675 Journal

Fuzzy logic based control system for cascaded H-bridge converter
Ghias Farivar, Vassilios G. Agelidis, Branislav Hredzak
2014 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC 2014, 2014
DOI: 10.1109/APEC.2014.6803732 Conference

A voltage balancing strategy with extended operating region for cascaded H-bridge converters
Morteza Moosavi, Ghias Farivar, Hossein Iman-Eini, Seyed Mohammad Shekarabi
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 9, (29), 5044-5053, 2014
DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2013.2286270 Journal

A fast filtering scheme for capacitor voltages of a cascaded H-bridge multilevel converter based STATCOM
Ghias Farivar, Vassilios G. Agelidis, Branislav Hredzak
2014 16th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'14-ECCE Europe), 2014
DOI: 10.1109/EPE.2014.6910902 Conference

A generalized capacitors voltage estimation scheme for multilevel converters
Ghias Farivar, Vassilios G. Agelidis, Branislav Hredzak
2014 16th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'14-ECCE Europe), 2014
DOI: 10.1109/EPE.2014.6910926 Conference

An Analytical Solution for Tracking Photovoltaic Module MPP
Ghias Farivar, Behzad Asaei, Siamak Mehrnami
IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 3, (3), 1053-1061, 2013
DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2013.2250332 Journal

Capacitor Voltages Measurement and Balancing in Flying Capacitor Multilevel Converters Utilizing a Single Voltage Sensor
Glen Farivar, Amer M. Y. M. Ghias, Branislav Hredzak, Josep Pou, Vassilios…
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 10, (32), 8115-8123, 2017
DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2016.2633278 Journal
Load Adaptive Cascaded H-Bridge Low Capacitance StatCom with Modular Capacitors
Glen Farivar, Hossein Dehghani Tafti, Christopher D. Townsend, Ezequiel Rodriguez, Josep Pou
IECON 2019 - 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2019
DOI: 10.1109/IECON.2019.8926951 Conference
Passive Reactor Compensated Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel LC-StatCom
Glen Farivar, Christopher David Townsend, Branislav Hredzak, Josep Pou, Vassilios G. Agelidis
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 11, (32), 8338-8348, 2017
DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2016.2641043 Journal
Low-Capacitance Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel StatCom
Ghias Farivar, Christopher David Townsend, Branislav Hredzak, Josep Pou, Vassilios G. Agelidis
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 3, (32), 1744-1754, 2017
DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2016.2557351 Journal
A DC-Side Sensorless Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel Converter-Based Photovoltaic System
Ghias Farivar, Branislav Hredzak, Vassilios G. Agelidis
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 7, (63), 4233-4241, 2016
DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2016.2544243 Journal
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