Mona Ghassemi has joined ECE as an assistant professor specializing in dielectrics and electrical insulation materials and systems, and high voltage technology.
Her research interests include power electronics modules and systems, high voltage technology, multiphysics modeling, plasma science, electromagnetic transients in power systems, and power system modeling.
Ghassemi came to Virginia Tech with a history of accomplishments in advanced power systems. Most recently she served as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Connecticut's Electrical Insulation Research Center, which is housed within the Institute of Materials Science.
Ghassemi also spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi's High Voltage Laboratory of NSERC/Hydro-Quebec/UQAC Industrial Chair on Atmospheric Icing of Power Network Equipment (CIGELE) and Canada Research Chair on Power Network Atmospheric Icing Engineering (INGIVRE).
Ghassemi was nominated by the University of Connecticut for the 2017 Blavatnik Regional Awards administered by The New York Academy of Science.
Ghassemi earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran, in 2007 and 2012, respectively. She is a senior member of the IEEE; a registered professional engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada; an associate editor of the Journal of High Voltage (IET); and an associate editor of the International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education.