Behzad received his B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in power engineering at Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) and University of Tehran in 2006 and 2009, respectively. Before returning to academia as a PhD researcher, Behzad worked at Sazeh, Monenco and NCE companies in the field of electrical design engineering and network analysis, where he obtained valuable experience in the electrical design of generating facilities and electrical grids. He is currently a PhD researcher under the supervision of Dr. Damian Flynn. His main research interests are power system studies including modelling, stability analysis, protection, control and planning. He is also interested in the integration of renewables into electrical networks.