Reza Iravani received the B.Sc. degree from Tehran Polytechnique, Iran in 1976, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in 1981 and 1985 from University of Manitoba, all in electrical engineering. In July 1987 he joined the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at University of Toronto, where now he holds the rank of professor with tenure. He has been the holder of the L Lau Chair since November 2004. He founded the Centre for Applied Power Electronics (CAPE) in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering in 1989 and remains its director. His research interests include control and operation of High Voltage DC (HVDC) grids, integration of renewable/alternative energy resources and smart grid technologies/concepts in distribution systems and HVDC-AC transmission systems, and microgrids.
- Fellow of the IEEE
- Collective member of the Conseil Intenational des Grands Reseaux Electriques (CIGRE)
- L Lau Chair
- Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery
- Associate Editor of the International Journal of Distributed Energy Resources and Smart Grid