Research Group 

Group leader: Dr. Mohammad Reza Hesamzadeh

Current Members:

  • Ph.D. students

Farnaz Sohrabi, Optimization of hydrogen/electric charging stations and the role of carbon trading (Joint with Prof. Michaela Valentova at Czech Technical University)

Verena Kleinschmidt, Demand side flexibilization with increasing share of renewables, (Joint with Prof. T. Hamacher and Dr. V. Peric, TU Munich) 

MSc (TU Munich - HEC Paris

Saeed Mohammadi, Multi-stage electricity markets under unercertainity: Theory and Analysis, KTH

MSc 2 (Southern Methodist University), MSc 1 (Univerity of Tehran), BSc (University of Tehran) 

Lamia Varawala, Network science for reslient critical infrastructures, KTH (Joint with Associate Prof. G. Dan from Department of Network and Systems Engineering)

MSc (University of Mumbai)

Othmane Mazhar, Big Data Analytics for Decision Making in Electricity Markets, KTH (Joint with Associate Prof. C. Rojas and Associate Prof. C. Fischione from Department of Automatic Control)

MSc 2 (KTH),  MSc 1 (Mohammedia School of Engineering), BSc (Mohammedia School of Engineering)

Ehsan Davari Nejad, Intermittency and ancillary service cost allocation: A game-theoretic approach, KTH

MSc (Sharif University of Technology), BSc (Sharif University of Technology

Pranjal Verema, Mixed complementarity problems under imperfect information (Joint with Prof. K. S. Swarup at IIT-Madras and Prof. D. Srinivasan at National University of Singapor)

  • Visitors

Reza Fachrizal, EV aggregator participation in the electricity market: the potential of smart charging and V2G, Uppsala University, Sweden (Ongoing)

Svante W. Monie, Power-to-Heat on the automatic capacity reserve market, Uppsala University, Sweden (Ongoing)

Luigi Viola, Modelling the frequency-constrained unit commitment problem for pricing inertia in inverter-based generation electrical systems, State University of Campinas, Brazil (Ongoing)

Farzad Sarfrazi, An Optimal Real-Time Pricing Strategy for Aggregating Distributed Generation and Flexibility Under Uncertainty, PhD Student, DLR and University of Stuttgart, Germany (Nov.-Dec. 2020)

  • M.Sc. students

Frida Lundquist, Dynamic line rating modeling in the look-ahead AC OPF formulation, KTH


  • Post-Doctoral Fellows

Sambuddha Chakrabarti, Optimal Investment Coordination in Transmission and Generation Expansion Planning, KTH

PhD (University of Texas at Austin), MSc (University of Texas at Austin

Ekaterina Moiseeva, Dynamic Hedging for Electricity Markets, KTH

PhD (KTH), MSc (Czech Technical University), BSc (Tomsk Polytechnic University)  

Héctor Chávex Oróstica, Inertia considerations for high variable generation levels in the NORDEL system, KTH

PhD (University of Texas at Austin), MSc (University of Santiago), BSc (University of Santiago

  • PhDs

Zhao Yuan, Decentralisation of optimal dispatch for Smart-Grid Vision, KTH

MSc (ParisTech - Huazhong University of Science&Technology), BSc (Hebei University of Technology

Ph.D. Thesis

Yaser Tohidi, Optimal long-term generation-transmission planning in the context of multiple TSOs, KTH

MSc (Sharif University of Technology), BSc (University of Tehran)

Ph.D. Thesis

Yelena Vardanyan, Optimal bidding of a hydropower producer in sequential power markets with risk assessment: Stochastic programming approach, KTH

MSc (American University of Armenia)

Licentiate Thesis     Ph.D. Thesis

Mohamadreza Baradar, Pricing of voltage control ancillary services and design of its trading arrangements in the presence of large amounts of intermittent generating technologies, KTH

MSc (University of Tehran)

Licentiate Thesis     Ph.D. Thesis

  • M.Sc.

Théobald Le Louarn, Optimization of a Virtual Power Plant in the German Electricity Market, KTH and E.On (Graduated)

Abstract     Thesis

Juliette Lesturgie, Approaches for long-term regulating prices modeling in the Nordics, KTH and Vattenfall (Graduated)

Abstract     Thesis

Fernando Garcia Mariño, Stochastic investment in power system flexibility: A Benders decomposition approach, KTH (Graduated)

Abstract     Thesis

Thomas Morin, Statistical study and clustering of the critical branches defining the market coupling in the Central West Europe Zone, KTH and RTE (Graduated)

Abstract     Thesis

Pontus Wallin, Estimation of cross border flow in electricity markets using a Markovian Tobit approach, KTH (Graduated)

Abstract     Thesis

Alexandre Canon, Impact of the bidding area configuration in the French Electrical Network, KTH and RTE (Graduated)

Abstract     Thesis

Arthur Geze, Modelling and simulating the French capacity market, KTH and RTE (Graduated)

Abstract     Thesis

Mana Farrokhseresht, Reactive power planning with voltage stability constraint for increasing the cross-border transmission capacity, KTH (Graduated)

Abstract     Thesis

Nakisa Farrokhseresht, Impact of large amounts of wind power on primary frequency control: A technical and economic study, KTH (Graduated)

Abstract     Thesis

Shan Huang, Large scale application of the conic optimal power flow, KTH (Graduated)


Louis Wautier, Congestion cost forecasting in the liberalised power markets, KTH and RTE (Graduated)

Abstract     Thesis

Doan Thuy, Impact of renewable energy sources on day-ahead pricing of the French and German electricity markets, KTH and Indar Energy (Graduated)

Abstract     Thesis

Olga Galland, Short-run security-constrained economic dispatch, KTH (Graduated) (The master thesis report of this work is selected by the Lambert Academic Publishing to be included in their academic series)

Abstract     Thesis

Maria Noriega, Optimal transmission switching for reducing market power cost, KTH (Graduated)

Abstract     Thesis

Mahir Sarfati, Modelling the diversification benefit of transmission investments in the presence of uncorrelated generation sources, KTH, 2012 (Graduated) (The master thesis report of this work is selected by the Lambert Academic Publishing to be included in their academic series)

Abstract     Thesis

Matthieu Chaigneau, Analysis of reliability pricing model and study of its eventual implementation in an European framework, KTH and ALSTOM Grid, 2012(Graduated)

Abstract     Thesis

Ludovic Autran, Convergence of day-ahead and future prices in the context of European power market coupling: Historical analysis of spot and futures electricity prices in Germany, Austria, France, Netherlands and Belgium, KTH and Indar Energy, 2012 (Graduated)

Abstract     Thesis

Omobobola Faleye, Modelling demand uncertainties in generation-transmission planning problem - A case study of the Nigerian power system, KTH, 2012 (Graduated)

Abstract     Thesis

Pedro Benedicto Martinez, A study of interaction between spot market and market for balancing services, KTH, 2011 (Graduated) (The master thesis report of this work is selected by the Lambert Academic Publishing to be included in their academic series)

Abstract     Thesis

Zamiur Rahman, A probabilistic method for ex-ante study of market power in liberalized electricity markets with emphasis on the transmission constraints, KTH, 2011 (Graduated) (The master thesis report of this work is selected by the Lambert Academic Publishing to be included in their academic series)

Abstract     Thesis

Sophie Guldner, Netback value of gas in the electricity generation, KTH and Electricite de France, 2010 (Graduated)