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Behnaz Papari

Behnaz PapariAssistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Automotive Engineering

Ph.D., 2018 - Florida State University
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.Sc., 2011 - K.N. Toosi University of Technology
Electrical Engineering
BS 2008 - University of Bushehr
Electrical Engineering

Contact Information
Office: 209 Riggs Hall
Office Phone: 864.283.7220


Behnaz Papari received the BS and MS.c in Electrical Engineering in 2008 and 2011 from University of Bushehr and K. N. Toosi University of Technology, IRAN, respectively. She received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Florida State University, the USA in 2018.

Prior to joining the Department of Automotive Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University in Spring 2022, Dr. Papari was an Assistant Professor in Department of Marine Engineering Technology at Texas A&M University and Assistant Professor of Practice of the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) for three years at UNC Charlotte where she taught at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Her background is in power systems controls with an emphasis on modeling, analysis, planning, and AI-based optimization and her current research interests are in distributed controls and secure control framework under uncertainty, applications on energy system modeling, and stochastic optimization, electric vehicle, including electric and hybrid-electric, and energy storage systems. Her areas of emphasis within these categories are 1) physics-based modeling, simulation, optimization and control for smart grid and power systems, 2) cyber-secure distributed control and management systems for ground vehicle propulsion systems, and transportation systems, 3) advanced resilient control and management system for PHEV/PEV fleets, and 4) Advanced hardware-in-the-loop technologies and methodologies.

During the period from 2009 to 2021, she has 12 years of experience in the industry and academia focused on the renewable energy sources, power and energy management, control of stand-alone ship power system and utility-interactive energy systems, cyber-physical security of control framework, distributed control of smart grids, and real-time power distribution system simulation and hardware-in-the-loop instantiation.

She has co-authored two-book chapters on Facilitation of Energy Management Systems Testing and Validation via Hardware in the Loop Concepts and Microgrids in Mission-Critical Applications (edited by Springer), and more than 40 peer-reviewed papers in journals and conferences.