Maryam Saeedifard’s educational and research interests are in power electronics circuits for medium- and high-energy conversion systems. These systems can be found in grid integration of renewable energy resources, high-voltage DC transmission systems, grid-scale power converters, and electric vehicles.
Saeedifard’s ultimate goal for her research is to make energy cheaper, easier to access, cleaner, and more democratic. “Power electronics is the key enabling technology which will make this happen, through wireless energy delivery, sustainable resources, electric vehicles, and reliable and efficient infrastructures,” she said.
As a teacher, Saeedifard aims to educate the next generation of engineers with the problem-solving skills to succeed in the real world and address meaningful challenges. “I firmly believe that we have a responsibility as educators to put our students on a successful path and students are our best legacy,” she said. “In the context of my own research, energy is and will remain a key challenge for years to come, be it through the development of sustainable sources or the deployment of infrastructures reaching every community.”