• Dr. Arif Sarwat is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and also the Director of FIU-FPL Solar Research Center. Dr. Sarwat received his Master’s degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville, his Ph.D. from the University of South Florida, Tampa and currently leads The Energy, Power and Sustainability Group at FIU. Dr. Sarwat’s research interests include smart grids, Plug-in Hybrid and Electric vehicles (PHEV & EV Systems), high penetration renewable systems, grid resiliency, large-scale data analysis, advanced metering infrastructure, smart city infrastructure and cybersecurity. His outstanding contribution led him to become the recipient of the NSF Career Award in 2016 and multiple federal and industry research awards. He was the author/co-author of conference best paper awards at the resilience week in 2017 and a journal best paper award in 2016 from Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy journal. Dr. Sarwat worked at Siemens for more than nine years, winning three recognition awards. He is chair of IEEE Miami Section VT and Communication since 2012. For further information, please visit

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  • Smart Grid; Smart City; Renewable Energy; Grid Integration; Cybersecurity; Big Data; Electric Vehicle; Hydrogen Economy, Infrastructure and Product Reliability

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  • Arif Sarwat