Civil + Architectural Engineering
Dr. Morteza Nazari-Heris is an Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering-Electrical and Lighting Systems at the Lawrence Technological University. Prior to joining Lawrence Tech, he worked as Graduate Research Assistant in Areas of National Need in the Department of Architectural Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University and earned his Ph.D. degree specializing in energy systems. During his graduate studies at Pennsylvania State University, he performed projects on future, flexible, equitable, and robust networks of charging stations for high adoption of electric vehicles, application of machine learning and deep learning methods to energy systems, and sustainable design of buildings with renewable energy sources and energy storage facilities. He has also obtained B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tabriz, where he worked on design and performance analysis of zero energy building, residential load energy management, and multi-carrier energy systems.
He has received several awards and fellowships, including outstanding national master student, outstanding graduate student award from Pennsylvania State University, selection among the top-rated applicants from the College of Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in recognition of the strength of academic record, and three Outstanding Thesis Awards. He was also selected among the top 2% researchers in the world based on a report published by Stanford University and Elsevier in 2021. He serves as an editor and reviewer for several journals and symposia and is an active member of professional communities like the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Society for Engineering Education, Clean Energy Leadership Institute, and Young Professionals in Energy.
His main areas of interest are energy system operation, energy management, sustainability, zero-energy Buildings, electric vehicles, microgrids, multi-carrier energy systems, and energy storage technologies.