Hassan  Farhangi Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Hassan Farhangi

Prof. Dr.

Industry/Academic veteran with extensive interdisciplinary research in Smart Grid and Energy Management System in North America and Asia. Internationally recognized researcher for his contributions to Smart Grid. Principal Investigator and Scientific Director of two joint government/industry funded Pan Canadian Strategic Research networks, involving Canadian Universities, Government Institutes, Electric Utilities and Private Sector in Interdisciplinary Research into Smart Grid & Cyber Security.


Dr. Hassan Farhangi (born in Tehran, Iran) is known for his work in the development of Canada's first Smart Microgrid on the campus of British Columbia Institute of Technology in Burnaby, BC, Canada.

Farhangi holds a PhD in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). His career spans over 30 years in private & public sector teaching, research and product development. He was a founding faculty of the Technical University of British Columbia, where as Dean and Professor of Information Technology, he developed an academic workflow for the development and delivery of interdisciplinary curricula, and led the development and delivery of Information Technology component of TechBC's TechOne undergraduate program.

Currently, Farhangi is the Director for Smart Grid Research at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Adjunct Professor at the School of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University  in Vancouver, Canada.

Farhangi is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEG), and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    - Smart Grid
    - Smart Microgrid
    - Energy Management
    - Advanced Distribution Systems
    - Advanced Metering Infrastructure

Personal Interests

    - Badminton
    - Chess
    - Backgammon
    - Travel



Featured Title
 Featured Title - Smart Microgrids - 1st Edition book cover


Smart Grids from a Global Perspective; Bridging Old and New Energy Systems

Cyber-Security Vulnerabilities: An Impediment Against Further Dev of Smart Grid

Published: Sep 12, 2016 by Smart Grids from a Global Perspective; Bridging Old and New Energy Systems
Authors: Beaulieu, Anne, de Wilde, Jaap, Scherpen, Jacquelien M.A. (Eds.), Springer 2016.
Subjects: Energy & Clean Technology

This chapter discusses the cyber security issues associated with Smart Grid, and demonstrates that the absence of credible solutions for cyber-security vulnerabilities in Smart Grid would not be conducive to its growth and further developments.