Dr Morteza Alizadeh

Research Coordinator and Lecturer

School of Electrical Engineering

Melbourne Campus

+61 8 9321 1702


BEng, MEng, PhD


Dr Seyed Morteza Alizadeh is coordinating research activities and research training with a focus on Doctorate of Engineering program. He is also a lecturer and unit coordinator in Electrical Engineering and Industrial Automation. He graduated with a PhD degree from Victoria University in December 2017.

He has over 10 years of extensive experience in teaching and research in the university sector. Before being appointed to Engineering Institute of Technology, he worked as an academic member at Victoria University, Australia. His research interests deal with the power system analysis and machine learning. Initially, this was applied to the improvement of the performance of Distributed Generation systems using Artificial Intelligence-Based methods. More recently, his research efforts have involved the optimal sizing and siting of wind power plants in distribution networks using novel mathematical methods. He is a subject matter expertise on modelling and simulating power system networks using software commonly used in the industry. Dr. Alizadeh has contributed to many international conferences and journals as a technical program committee member and editorial board member.

Fields of Research
  • Power and Energy Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial automation
Research Interest
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Electrical control systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Modelling and simulation
Professional Memberships
  • Member, IEEE
  • Member, Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Industry Affiliations
  • Guest Editor of MDPI-Energies journal
  • Technical Program Committee member of 2021 31st Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC)
  • Technical Program Committee member of Springer Electric Power and Renewable Energy Conference-2021
  • Technical Program Committee member of IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics-2020
  • Professional Engineer accredited by Engineers Australia
EIT Research Affiliations
  • Faculty of Electrical and Industrial Automation-Research Committee


Currently teaching units/programs
  • MEE607-Power quality and mitigation
  • MEE503-Over-head line and system design
  • MEE501-Power generation
  • ME508-Safety instrumented systems
  • BEE301S-Electrical utilisation engineering
Teaching Experience (Tertiary)
    1. 10 Years
Currently supervised research students at EIT
  • Doctoral project: Development of a Patient Intelligent Assistant 2021 Series (PIA2S)
  • Doctoral project: Impacts of removing fossil fuel from existing buildings energy mix and potential for reducing the energy density of the building to limit the impact on the supplying grid
  • Doctoral project: Impact of lightning strike on electronic autonomous objects protected by Faraday’s cage lightning protection methodology
  • Master thesis project: HEF as a parameter for SIL determination of MooN system with a demand rate occurring in the boundary of Low and High Demand classification of IEC 61508
Completed supervision of research students at EIT
  • Master thesis project: Developing an Artificial Intelligence-based controller to optimise refrigerator operation Master thesis project:
  • Developing a Decision Tree Algorithm for Wind Power Plants Siting and Sizing in Distribution Networks
  • Master thesis project: Upgrading hydropower generators-A case study: Kemano power station
  • Master thesis project: Analysis of medium voltage cable faults in Accra distribution network of the electricity company of Ghana
Research most recent
  • Ghimire, S.; Alizadeh, S. M. Developing a Decision Tree Algorithm for Wind Power Plants Siting and Sizing in Distribution Networks. Energies, March 2021, 14, 2293
  • Bagherian, M. A.; Mehranzamir, K.;  Pour, A. B.;  Rezania, S.;  Taghavi, E.;  Nabipour-Afrouzi, H.;  Dalvi-Esfahani, M.; Alizadeh, S. M. Classification and Analysis of Optimization Techniques for Integrated Energy Systems Utilizing Renewable Energy Sources: A Review for CHP and CCHP Systems. Processess, 2021, 9, 339
  • Alizadeh, S. M.; Sadeghipour, S.; Ozansoy, C.; Kalam A. Developing a Mathematical Model for Wind Power Plant Siting and Sizing in Distribution Networks. Energies, 2020, 13, 3485
  • Lalbakhsh, A.; Alizadeh, S. M.;  Ghaderi, A.;  Golestanifar, A.;  Mohamadzade, B.;  Jamshidi, M.;  Mandal, K.; Mohyuddin, W. A Design of a Dual-Band Bandpass Filter Based on Modal Analysis for Modern Communication Systems. Electronics, 2020, 9, 1770
  • Alizadeh, S. M. Mathematical Modelling of the Effect of X/R and Short Circuit Ratio on Voltage in a Distribution System Connected Wind Farm. International Review on Modelling and Simulation, 2020, 13, pp: 1-8
Research most notable
  • Bagherian, M.A.; Mehranzamir, K.; Ahmed, J.; Nafea, M.; Nfrouzi, H.; Wooi, C. L.; Beiranvand, A.; Rezania, S.; Alizadeh, S. M. Techno-Economic Analysis of Direct Combustion and Gasification Systems for Off-grid Energy Supply: A Case for Organic Rankine Cycle and Dual Fluidized-Bed. IET Renewable Power Generation, 2021, pp. 1752-1416
  • Alizadeh, S. M.; Ozansoy C. The Role of Communication and Standardization in Wind Power Applications – A Review. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 54, February 2016, pp. 944–958

Publications and News

EIT publication

Mathematical Analysis on Harmonics Mitigation Using a Phase-Shifted Transformer based Twelve-Pulse Variable Frequency Drive

16 November, 2021
Harmonics are among the serious problems that affect the power quality of an electrical system. However, harmonics nowadays are inevitable due to the ever-increasing number of Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) and other non-linear loads. In this regard, IEEE519 Standard specifies the allowable Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)...Read More

World Teachers' Day: Why These EIT Lecturers Love Teaching

4 October, 2021
October 5th marks World Teachers Day', an opportunity to celebrate and thank teachers for their important role in our communities and for the positive impact they have on the lives of students. Teachers are so much more than meets the eye. In fact, students seldom take into consideration that outside...Read More
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Analyzing Utilization of Biomass in Combined Heat and Power and Combined Cooling, Heating, and Power Systems

5 June, 2021
Nowadays, ever-increasing energy demands and the depletion of fossil fuels require efficient and environmentally friendly technologies for energy generation. In this context, energy systems integration makes for a very strong proposition since it results in energy saving, fuel diversification, and the supply of cleaner energy. To this end, it is...Read More
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Techno-economic analysis of direct combustion and gasification systems for off-grid energy supply: A case for organic rankine cycle and dual fluidized-bed

2 May, 2021
Biomass is one of the most versatile sustainable energy sources. This versatility allows utilization of different biomass feedstock using a verity of conversion techniques. Often, a biomass-to-bioenergy conversion method is selected depending on the application, end-use product, and the type of feedstock. In many applications such as residential energy supply,...Read More
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Developing a Decision Tree Algorithm for Wind Power Plants Siting and Sizing in Distribution Networks

19 April, 2021
The interconnection of wind power plants (WPPs) with distribution networks has posed many challenges concerned with voltage stability at the point of common coupling (PCC). In a distribution network connected WPP, the short-circuit ratio (SCR) and impedance angle ratio seen at PCC (X/RPCC) are the most important parameters, which affect...Read More
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Classification and Analysis of Optimization Techniques for Integrated Energy Systems Utilizing Renewable Energy Sources: A Review for CHP and CCHP Systems

12 February, 2021
Energy generation and its utilization is bound to increase in the following years resulting in accelerating depletion of fossil fuels, and consequently, undeniable damages to our environment. Over the past decade, despite significant efforts in renewable energy realization and developments for electricity generation, carbon dioxide emissions have been increasing rapidly....Read More
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Mathematical Modelling of the Effect of X/R and Short Circuit Ratio on Voltage in a Distribution System Connected Wind Farm

1 November, 2020
Increasing capacity of interconnected wind farms to distribution networks significantly affects voltage stability because of wind farm limitation in regulating reactive power. Therefore, the main aspect in the design and planning of a distribution system connected wind farm is to analyse voltage stability at the Point of Common Coupling (PCC)....Read More

Energy sector engineering solutions published by EIT professionals

17 August, 2020
A lecturer and a postgraduate student from the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) recently virtually attended the 29th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE2020) from the 17th to the 19th of July. ISIE focuses on advancements in knowledge, new methods, and technologies relevant to industrial electronics - along with...Read More
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A Mathematical Method for Induction Generator Based Wind Power Plant Sizing and Siting in Distribution Network

30 July, 2020
Throughout the world, Induction Generators (IGs) have been commonly used in numerous installations of Wind Power Plants (WPPs) due to their simple construction, low cost, etc. However, IGs are not capable of controlling reactive power and regulating terminal voltage. This adversely impacts voltage stability at the Point of Common Coupling...Read More
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Investigation into the Impact of Cable Failure Localisation Methods on the Underground Cable Life Time in a Medium Voltage Distribution Network

30 July, 2020
The use of underground cables is essential in power distribution networks as they mitigate the issues related to space availability and minimise line breakdown and increase system reliability. However, the detection and localization of cable fault is challenging due to the limited access to the cable burned under the ground....Read More
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Developing a Mathematical Model for Wind Power Plant Siting and Sizing in Distribution Networks

6 July, 2020
Wind Power Plants (WPPs) are generally located in remote areas with weak distribution connections. Hence, the value of Short Circuit Capacity (SCC), WPP size and the short circuit impedance angle ratio (X/R) are all very critical in the voltage stability of a distribution system connected WPP. This paper presents a...Read More
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The role of communications and standardization in wind power applications – A review

11 November, 2015
Harvesting energy from the wind as an alternative to fossil fuels has many advantages in terms of protecting the environment and promoting sustainability. However, the increasing penetration of wind power in electrical networks presents many challenges such as the intermittency of wind power, its relative high cost as compared to conventional sources, and...Read More
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