Reza Iravani received the BSc degree from Tehran Polytechnique, Iran in 1976, and the MSc and PhD 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 serves as its director. His research interests include control and operation of High Voltage DC (HVDC) grids, integration of renewable/alternative energy resources and storage systems in power distribution and HVDC-AC transmission systems, electric vehicle fast charging stations and AC-DC microgrids.
- Fellow of the IEEE
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
- Collective member of the Conseil Intenational des Grands Reseaux Electriques (CIGRE)
- L. Lau Chair in Electrical & Computer Engineering
- Former Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery