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Yasha Parvini

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Yasha Parvini
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Engineering
Room: 272
Phone: (313) 993-1168
Dr. Yasha Parvini
Dynamic Systems and Controls


  • Ph.D., Clemson University
  • M.Sc., Sharif University of Technology
  • B.Sc., University of Tabriz


Yasha Parvini joined the department in August 2016 after the completion of his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University. He received the M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology and the University of Tabriz, respectively. He was a visiting researcher with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor from 2012 to 2013. Dr. Parvini was the recipient of the Endowed Teaching Fellowship at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson in Fall 2015.

Research Interests

The focus of research in the lab is to use the analytical, experimental, and numerical techniques in modeling, estimation, and controls, in order to solve real world challenges in the field of energy systems and beyond.

The past practices included understanding the electrothermal behavior of supercapacitors via experimental parameterization and validation, studying the optimal charging of lithium ion, lead acid, and supercapacitors, as well as extending the range of a battery driven vehicle by means of integration of supercapacitors in the storage system and hardware in the loop validation. The ongoing research focuses on frequency domain analysis of lithium ion batteries at different temperatures via electrochemical impedance spectroscopy.

The updates on research activities are posted on the lab website. Our group is interested in working with industry, government, and academia on topics of mutual interest. We will reach you through sharing and proposing ideas, in the meantime, we are always open to hear from you and learn about your research interests and needs.

Selected Publications

Yasha Parvini, Ardalan Vahidi, and S. Alireza Fayazi, “Heuristic Versus Optimal Charging of Supercapacitors, Lithium-Ion, and Lead-Acid Batteries: An Efficiency Point of View,” Accepted and Available Online, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 2017.

Yasha Parvini, Jason B. Siegel, Anna G. Stefanopoulou, Ardalan Vahidi, “Supercapacitor Electrical and Thermal Modeling, Identification, and Validation for a Wide Range of Temperature and Power Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 63(3):15741585, 2016.

Yasha Parvini, Ardalan Vahidi, “Maximizing Charging Efficiency of Lithium-Ion and Lead-Acid Batteries Using Optimal Control Theory,” American Control Conference, Chicago, IL, USA, 2015.

Yasha Parvini, Jason B. Siegel, Anna G. Stefanopoulou, Ardalan Vahidi, “Preliminary Results on Identification of an Electro-Thermal Model for Low Temperature and High Power Operation of Cylindrical Double Layer Supercapacitors,” American Control Conference, Portland, OR, USA, 2014.

Yasha Parvini, Ardalan Vahidi, “Optimal Charging of Ultracapacitors During Regenerative Braking,” IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference, Greenville, SC, 2012.


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