Jafar Ghaisari received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees with honors in Electrical Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Iran, in 1996, 1999, and 2006 respectively. During the Ph.D. program, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen's University as a visiting researcher from 2004 to 2005 as well as 2013-2014 and received research scholarships.
Since 2007, Dr. Ghaisari has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Isfahan University of Technology, Iran, where he is currently an Associate Professor. Now, He is director of Control and Industrial Automation Research Center. His current research interests include instrumentation, industrial automation, nonlinear control and hybrid systems, and control applications in power electronics converters and FACTS devices.
In addition, Dr. Ghaisari has demonstrated his ability to apply his knowledge in an industrial context. He has acted as a Principle Investigator and Co-PI in a lot of funded research projects at the Mobarakeh Steel Co., Isfahan Power Generation Co., Isfahan Regional Electric Co., Iranian National Gas Co., and Iranian Ministry of Science and Technology. According to his experiences and administrative skills, Dr. Ghaisari was chair of Technology and Industrial Collaborations Office at the university in 2008-2010. Now, He is director of Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer at the university since 2015.
Besides academic activities, Dr. Ghaisari played a key role in the design and development of various electronics, instrumentation and control systems for a wide range of applications. He was a design engineer at M.E.E Company and E.P.R.A.D Ltd., Iran, respectively during the period of 1997-2001. He also has considerable consulting experience with the industries.
Dr. Ghaisari is a Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE, (S’96, M’06, SM'14).