Mehrdad Babazadeh received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (Power Systems) from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), and the M.Sc. degree in Systems and control from the University of Tehran in 1993 and 1999, respectively. During 1993-1997 and 1999-2000 he served as a research associate in the power electronics and drive center at IUST and conducted several projects in this area. During 2000-2007 he was with Zanjan Regional Electric Company (ZREC), where he performed and developed practical research works in Power System Study, protective relays settings, and power systems planning. Meanwhile, he had a part-time appointment in the electrical engineering department at the University of Zanjan and instructed several courses and projects in control systems (2000-2002). Between 2007 and 2010 he was with the Institute for Microsensors, actuators, and systems (IMSAS) at the University of Bremen in Germany where he received his Ph.D. degree in the field of system identification, model-based fault detection & diagnosis and energy management by using wireless sensor networks.
In 2010, he joined VESTAS in Denmark as a Wind Power Plant Control Lead Engineer where he carried out several research works and developments in the field of Wind Power Plant Control. After that, he worked as an assistant professor at the University of Zanjan (2012-2016). He co-founded a new startup company, Green Power Control (www.GreenPowerControl.com) in 2015 where he conducted practical development projects in the field of his expertise.
He has been with Imperial College London/UK as Research Associate (Post-doc) since the September 2016, working on Adaptive Emergent Systems. He re-started his position at Uni. Zanjan in August 2017.