Shafi joined the IERC in October 2014 as a Researcher and in March 2016 was promoted to the role of Senior Researcher where he leads the research in the thematic area of embedded and distributed generation systems. In his current position at IERC, he is involved in conceptualizing, scoping and developing research proposals for collaborative research projects between industries (members of the IERC) and academia and in parallel preparing and submitting research proposals for the European research framework H2020 both as a coordinator and research partner. Currently he is coordinating a collaborative research project on community microgrid. Before joining the IERC Shafi was an IRCSET post-doctoral research fellow and jointly worked with Trinity College Dublin (IE) and Integrated Environmental Solutions (UK) on smart energy management systems for buildings, especially on energy efficient harmonic load and renewable energy systems modelling with power quality analysis for virtual environment platform.
Shafi holds a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Dublin Institute of Technology (IE). He has more than 16 years of research experience with universities, international organizations and SME companies. His research work was spread over the wide area of distributed generation integrated networks with special focus on power quality improvement and energy efficient solutions for intelligent energy systems and integration. Throughout his professional life, Dr Khadem has participated in numerous projects and published more than 40 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. He is currently serving as technical reviewer for several peer-reviewed International journals/conferences and H2020 MSCA (IF) proposals evaluator. He is also a member of IEEE smart grid community.
At present, Shafi is contributing as PI and task leader in multiple IERC-Industry collaborative research projects. UTRC, ESBN, Electric Ireland, Bombardier, Amarenco, Solo Energy are some of the key industry partners for these research projects. Developing innovative solutions for DS3 Ancillary services through electrical energy storage system, strengthen grid stability with high penetration of renewables, developing community grid and microgrid are some of the important research outcomes of these projects.