The AGILe Team

Meet Our Team

Hossein Hooshyar

Hossein Hooshyar

Hossein is the Director of the Advanced Grid Innovation Laboratory for Energy (AGILe). He joined AGILe in January 2022 where he is responsible for the lab operations and business development.

Prior to joining NYPA, he was a Technical Leader with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), where he contributed to the development and testing of several synchrophasor applications. In addition, he took various research positions at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and the Luleå University of Technology in Sweden. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the North Carolina State University in 2012.

Hossein is (co-)author of over 80 scientific articles in prestigious journals and international conferences, co-owner of a U.S. patent, co-winner of the R&D 100 Awards, Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and Chair of the IEEE Task Force on Digital Twin of Large Scale Power Systems. He serves as a reviewer for several scientific journals and conferences. His research interests include digital simulation of power systems, integration of renewable energy resources, and applications of PMU data for smart grids.


 

  

Reza Pourramezan

Reza is a Senior Power Systems Engineer at the Advanced Grid Innovation Laboratory for Energy (AGILe). He joined AGILe in February 2022. His expertise and research interests include power system analysis and simulation, renewable energy systems, smart grids, and wide-area monitoring. Reza has hands-on experience with HIL real-time simulations and synchrophasor-based networks and applications. He supports the operation and research activities of AGILe in consultation with the Director and in collaboration with other personnel to help carry out AGILe's mission in advanced transmission applications, cyber-security, automation, sensors, and power electronics. Specifically, he performs power system model development and HIL simulation studies using AGILe lab real-time simulators and a suite of other modeling and simulation tools.

Before joining NYPA, Reza was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Electrical Engineering of Polytechnique Montreal. His Postdoc research included analyzing the impacts of inverter-based resources (IBRs) on the stability of modern power systems and microgrids. Reza received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2021 from Polytechnique Montreal, where his research was in the interface of power systems, renewable energy systems, and smart grids. Specifically, his research focused on improving the performance of modern power systems through innovative synchrophasor-based techniques and smart grid technologies. He received a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnique Montreal in 2017 and another Master's degree in Power System Engineering from University of Tehran in 2006.

Reza was a Teaching Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of University College of Rouzbahan in Iran from 2007 to 2014. He trained more than 400 undergraduate students through various courses, academic advising, and final project supervision. From 2010 to 2014, He was the Associate Head of the undergraduate Electrical Engineering program, responsible for supervising all personnel involved, reviewing and integrating new courses and programs into the curriculum, and administrating University College's advising policies.


 

  

Thanh Nguyen

Thanh is a Senior Power Systems Engineer at the Advanced Grid Innovation Laboratory for Energy (AGILe). He joined AGILe in April 2022. He is responsible for supporting the operation and research activities of AGILe in consultation with the Director and in collaboration with other personnel to help carry out AGILe's mission in advanced transmission applications, cyber-security, automation, sensors, and power electronics.

Prior to joining NYPA, Thanh worked as a Research Associate at Clarkson University, where he developed the real-time EMT models of offshore wind farms and real-time co-simulation platform using Opal-RT and RTDS. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Incheon National University in South Korea where he also worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher and a Research Professor. His research interests include power system modeling and analysis, renewable energy resources modeling and control, and cyber-physical power systems.


 

Victor Daldegan Paduani  

Victor Daldegan Paduani

Victor is a Senior Power Systems Engineer at the Advanced Grid Innovation Laboratory for Energy (AGILe). He joined AGILe in June 2022. He is responsible for supporting the operation and research activities of AGILe in consultation with the Director and in collaboration with other personnel to help carry out AGILe's mission in advanced transmission applications, cyber-security, automation, sensors, and power electronics.

Prior to joining NYPA, Victor worked as a Research Assistant at the Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems Center, at North Carolina State University (NCSU), where he worked on real-time models that co-simulate power electronics, power systems, and energy management systems. He received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from NCSU, in 2019 and 2022, respectively

Victor serves as a reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. He has hands-on experience running simulations in numerous offline and real-time platforms as well as hardware-in-the-loop testing. His research interests include power system modeling and control, the integration of renewable energy resources, and real-time co-simulation of power systems.


 

Rahul Kadavil  

Rahul Kadavil

Rahul is a Senior Power Systems Engineer at the Advanced Grid Innovation Laboratory for Energy (AGILe). He joined AGILe in October 2019 to supportthe research on solving power system challenges and smart technology integration using state-of-the-art modeling and simulation tools. He designs and tests hardware-in-the-loop experiments to de-risk novel energy solutions and understand how they complement each other for safe and secure grid integration. In addition, he supports the advanced capability development in the AGILe lab in consultation with the Director and AGILe personnel to supervise its day-to-day operation and future-directed development efforts.

Before joining NYPA, Rahul engaged as a power system research engineer at Idaho National Laboratory. He worked on testing Hybrid Energy Storage Systems such as an Electrolyzer for their grid support responses using real-time simulators and also supported the development of geographically distributed real-time simulation test beds. Rahul worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Advanced Power Engineering Laboratory (APEL) at Colorado State University, where he worked on the algorithmic creation of network topologies for T&D co-simulation applications. He received his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University in 2017.

His area of interest includes power systems co-simulation, protection, network emulation modeling, integration of renewable energy resources, and building quads.


 

Lam Nguyen

Lam is a Power Systems Engineer at AGILe. He joined NYPA in February 2024 to support the research on solving power system challenges and smart technology integration using state-of-the-art modelling and simulation tools. He supports the advanced capability development in the AGILe lab in consultation with the Director and AGILe personnel to supervise its day-to-day operation and future-directed development efforts.

Prior to joining NYPA, Lam was a lecturer at the University of Danang - University of Science and Technology in Vietnam. He also gained valuable experience as a post-doctoral researcher at G2ELab, Grenoble Institute of Technology in Grenoble, France, Florida International University, and the GridStart team, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute. He received his master's degree in electrical engineering from the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Grenoble Alpes, France, in 2014 and 2019, respectively.

Lam has contributed to various academic and demonstration projects in France, Europe, and the United States. His focus areas include distributed energy resource integration, advanced control and optimization algorithms for energy systems, cyber-physical energy systems, and hardware-in-the-loop validation.

 

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