On Saturday, May 8th, 2021, Professor Mohammad Shahidehpour, an Iranian researcher residing in the USA, and a laureate of the 33rd Khwarizmi International Award (KIA), was honored by IROST for his outstanding research work entitled " Research Design, and Global Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies in Networked Microgrids". Travel restrictions prevented Shahidehpour from attending the annual KIA ceremony which is held in the presence of H.E. the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
In a special award ceremony, Shahidehpour received the KIA Trophy from the hand of the President of IROST, Prof. S. Ashouri who thanked him for his dedication and hard work. Ashouri said, "In this difficult year, we are honored to recognize an amazing researcher who has dedicated his life to research on renewable energy-based microgrids for enhancing the sustainability of energy systems in different parts of the world”.The laureate also received a medal awarded by the World Intellectual Property Organization ( WIPO).
Shahidehpour is a Carl Bodine Distinguished Professor and Chairman in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and Director of the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation, at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago. His project on Perfect Power Systems has converted the entire IIT Campus to an islandable microgrid. He is a recipient of several scientific awards including the IEEE Burke Hayes Award for his research on hydrokinetics. Shahidehpour is also an academician of the US National Academy of Engineering.
At the end of the ceremony, Dr. A. Allahyari, the executive chairman of the Khwarizmi Awards, officially announced the opening of the 35th edition of the KIA. Notably, candidates can submit their research works by the 1st of November, 2021.