Hamed Hashemi Dezaki


DegreeGraduated inMajorUniversity
BSc2008Electricall EngineeringTehran Polytechnic
MSc2010Electrical EngineeringTehran Polytechnic
Ph.D2015Electrical EngineeringTehran Polytechnic

Employment Information

Faculty/DepartmentPosition/RankEmployment TypeCooperation TypeGrade
Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringAssistant ProfessorTenure TrackFull Time8

Research Activities

Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Energy Engineering (ISSN: 0199-8595)



Research Topic Editor- Special Issue: Frontiers In Energy Research (ISSN: 2296-598X)


About this Research Topic

The reliability and resiliency of smart grids are essential concerns. Integrating the cyber systems (communication, control, monitoring, and protection networks) is a new challenge that might affect the smart grids’ reliability. Hence, developing the research works in the areas of reliability evaluation of smart grids, considering the cyber-physical interdependencies, cyber-attacks, security constraints, is crucial and has received much attention. The resiliency of smart grids and critical infrastructure systems (CIPs) is another essential issue, which has been highlighted recently. More resiliency is achievable by using the smartness of the communication-aided systems in smart grids. However, some negative impacts like cyber-attacks and cyber-physical interdependencies might affect the resiliency of the smart grids.

This Research Topic encourages researchers to present the recent outputs and achievements in reliability and resiliency of smart grids, focusing on cyber-physical features. The concentrated research topic helps researchers source recent studies about energy hubs and smart grids. The coverage embraces but is not limited to:

• Reliability evaluation methods for smart grids, considering cyber-physical interdependencies,
• Resiliency metrics based on cyber impacts,
• Studying the negative/positive impacts of cyber systems to intensify/mitigate uncertainties,
• Reliability, security, and resiliency metrics for cyber-physical systems,
• Cyber-attacks threats for smart grid’s reliability,
• Information transmission errors analyses,
• Cyber security of smart grids,
• Cyber and physical/power failures analyses,
• Critical infrastructure systems’ resiliency,
• Smart grids’ sensor structures,
• Reliability of different communication protocols,
• Root causes for failures in smart grids, as cyber-physical systems,
• Risk-based maintenance of smart grids, focusing on cyber systems,
• RTU and PMU-based control and monitoring systems incorporating reliability concerns.

Keywords: Reliability, Resiliency, Smart Grids, Cyber-physical systems


Guest Editor-Special Issue: Smart Grids and Power System Protectio, Sustainability, MDPI


Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Designing an appropriate protection system is one of the essential challenges in conventional power systems and smart grids. The reliable and secure protection of conventional generation, transmission, and distribution systems is crucial. However, the protection of modernized future grids toward smart grids encounters new challenges and opportunities. New challenges in energy system protection appear due to the increase in the penetration of renewable and non-renewable distributed generations. The changes in network topology and operation modes (islanded and grid-connected modes) intensify the new communicated adaptive protection schemes and novel communication-free ones. Smart communication-aided protection systems should be adopted for communication protocols, IEC 61850 requirements, and cyber–physical features. Although much attention has been paid to the protection of power systems and smart grids, there are still many challenges and research gaps that should be responded to by new research works and ideas. Developing protection schemes for electrical energy systems should consider selectivity, speed, reliability, resiliency, stability, and economic constraints. Investigating the comprehensive aspects of the protection system, particularly in smart grids, might be challenging. 

This Special Issue encourages researchers to present the recent outputs and achievements in power system protection and smart grids. The concentrated research topic helps researchers source recent studies dealing with power systems and smart grid protection.

Topics on interest include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Power system protection;
  • Protection of microgrids and smart grids;
  • Protection system optimization;
  • Protective relays (overcurrent, distance, and differential);
  • Distribution and transmission system protection;
  • Relay testing technologies;
  • Determining the settings for protection relays;
  • Fault locating methods;
  • Wide area measurement, protection, and control (WAMPAC);
  • Adaptive protection;
  • Cyber–physical features of protection systems;
  • Protection of DC microgrids and inverter-based microgrids;
  • Special protection;
  • IEC 61850 & communication-aided protection systems;
  • Power system protection considering power quality challenges;
  • Hardware in the loop & real-time simulations in power system protection;
  • Instrument transformers, including current transformers and voltage transformers, based on IEC 61689 standards;
  • Automation and digitalized protection systems.

Dr. Hamed Hashemi-Dezaki
Dr. Ali Karimi
Dr. Hamed Nafisi
Dr. Seyed Amir Hosseini
Guest Editors


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  • smart grid
  • microgrid
  • power system
  • relay
  • protection
  • IEC 61850
  • protection coordination
  • digital relay
  • relay testing