Mahdi Mehrtash is a Senior Member of IEEE and Assistant Research Professor at Johns Hopkins University working with Professor Benjamin F. Hobbs.
Currently, he is working on two projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The first project is a collaboration between JHU, EPRI, and three U.S. national labs (ANL, NREL, and LBNL) in the framework of the Grid Modernization Lab Consortium. The project provides a robust analytical support for the Independent System Operators on the evolution anticipated in future electricity markets considering the increasing penetration of Renewable Energy Resources. The second project, which is funded through the National Offshore Wind Research & Development Consortium, is about analyzing the long-term availability of offshore wind using hurricane risk assessment and mitigation.