Amin Khodae StandingDr. Amin Khodaei
Founder and Director, KLab
Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Denver
2155 East Wesley Avenue, Room 469
Denver, CO  80210




Amin Khodaei is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Denver, which he joined in 2013. He was formerly a senior research associate with Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation and a research assistant professor at University of Houston.

He also has been an active member of the professional society since 2008. He has served on editorial boards of multiple IEEE Transactions and has chaired the technical committee of the 2018 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exhibition in Denver, attracting more than 12000 attendees from over 70 countries. Amin served as the Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Denver from 2017 to 2020. In this capacity, he doubled the department’s undergraduate enrollment, launched a professional corporate Masters Degree program in Systems Engineering (with specializations in System and Space) in collaboration with Lockheed-Martin, initiated multiple industry relationships, and led the efforts in modernizing ECE curriculum.

Amin earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tehran, a Master of Science degree from Sharif University of Technology, and a PhD from Illinois Institute of Technology, all in Electrical Engineering.

Awards and Honors

  • Top Principal Investigator, University of Denver, 2019, 2021
  • Faculty Career Champion, University of Denver, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Best Associate Editor Award, Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy, 2019
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, University of Denver, 2018
  • Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work Faculty Recognition, University of Denver, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Scholar of the Year Award, Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Denver, 2016
  • Highest Standard of Academic Achievement, Graduate Studies, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2010
  • Highest Standard of Academic Achievement, Undergraduate studies, University of Tehran, 2005

Memberships On Editorial Boards

  • Guest Editor, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Special Issue on Recent Advancements in Electric Power System Development Planning with High-Penetration of Renewable Energy Resources and Dynamic Loads, 2019
  • Guest Editor-in-Chief, Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy, Special Section on Distributed Energy Networks for Enhancing the Grid Resilience, 2018
  • Editor, ECE Department Head Association, 2018-2020
  • Editor, Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy, 2018-present
  • Guest Editor, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, Battery Energy Storage Applications in Smart Grid, 2017
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Access, 2015-2020
  • Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2015-2020
  • Editor, IEEE Power Engineering Letters, 2015-2020
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Special Issue on Protection and Real-Time Monitoring of Transmission and Distribution Systems with High Penetration of Distributed Generation and Microgrids, 2015
  • Guest Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Special Issue on Power Grid Resilience, 2015
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Special Issue on Asset Management in Smart Grids, 2014