Masoud Aliakbar Golkar was born
in Tehran Iran in 1954. He received his BSc degree from the
Sharif University of Technology, Tehran-Iran in 1977, MSc from
the Oklahoma State University USA in 1979, and his PhD degree
from the Imperial college of Science, technology, and Medicine
(The University of London, UK) in 1986, all in Electrical
Engineering (Power Systems).
Since 1979 he has been teaching and doing research at K N Toosi
University of Technology. Dr Golkar is the advisor of the Tehran
Electricity Board, Shiraz Electricity Board, and Bandar Abbas
Electricity Board in the field of Distribution Systems. He has
worked part time as the head of research group for Distribution
studies at Electric Power Research center (EPRC) for more than
From Jan 2002 to July 2005 Dr Golkar has served as a Senior
Lecturer at Curtin University of Technology in Malaysia.
His main Research areas are Distributed Generation Studies,
Smart Grid, Reactive Power Studies, Loss calculations and
Reduction in Distribution Systems, Power system Studies,
Distribution System Optimization & automation, voltage Collapse
Studies, Distribution Systems study by Probabilistic Methods,
Renewable Energy Studies, and Load and Energy Management.