Publications

Technical Reports

  1. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, "New Jersey Energy Storage Analysis (ESA): Responses to the ESA Elements of the Clean Energy Act of 2018", New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), Trenton, NJ, USA, Tech. Rep., May 2019.
  2. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, "Town Center Distributed Energy Resources (TC-DER): Microgrid Feasibility Study for Incentive Program", New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), Trenton, NJ, USA, Tech. Rep., Feb. 2019.

Peer-reviewed Journal & Conference Papers

  1. F. Angizeh, A. Ghofrani, M. A. Jafari, "Higher Granular Sectoral Demand Forecast Under Data Scarcity: An Integrated Physics-Based Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approach", IEEE Systems Journal, 2022.
  2. F. Angizeh, A. Ghofrani, E. Zaidan, M. A. Jafari, "Adaptable Scheduling of Smart Building Communities with Thermal Mapping and Demand Flexibility", Applied Energy 310, 118445, 2022.
  3. M. A. Jafari, A. Ghofrani, E. Zaidan, A. Abulibdeh, "Improving Building Energy Footprint and Asset Performance Using Digital Twin Technology", Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Smart Infrastructure and Construction, In press, 2021.
  4. A. Ghofrani, E. Zaidan, M. A. Jafari, "Reshaping Energy Policy Based on Social and Human Dimensions: An Analysis of Human-Building Interactions Among Societies in Transition in GCC Countries", Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 8(1), pp.1-26, 2021.
  5. F. Angizeh, A. Ghofrani, E. Zaidan, M. A. Jafari, "Resilience-Oriented Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage System Evaluation for Mission-Critical Facilities", IEEE Access, 9, pp. 80854-80865, 2021.
  6. S. D. Nazemi, M. A. Jafari, E. Zaidan, "An Incentive-Based Optimization Approach for Load Scheduling Problem in Smart Building Communities", Buildings, 11(6), p.237, 2021.
  7. S. Tsianikas, N. Yousefi, J. Zhou, M. Rodgers, D. Coit, "A Storage Expansion Planning Framework using Reinforcement Learning and Simulation-Based Optimization", Applied Energy, vol. 290, May 2021.
  8. J. Zhou, D. Coit, F. Felder, D. Wang, "Resiliency-based Restoration Optimization for Dependent Network Systems Against Cascading Failures", Reliability Engineering & System Safety, vol. 207, March 2021.
  9. F. Angizeh, A. Ghofrani, E. Zaidan, M. A. Jafari, "On Evaluation of Onsite Energy Storage for Various End-Use Facilities with Utility Bill Management, Arbitrage, and Frequency Regulation Opportunities", 2021 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT), pp. 1-5, 2021 (Best Paper Award).
  10. S. Seifafjei, K. Mahani, M. A. Jafari, F. Farzan, F. Farzan, "A Statistical Learning Approach to Determine Optimal Sizing & Investment Timing of Commercial-Scale Distributed Energy Resources", Sustainable Cities and Society, 65, p.102596, 2021.
  11. S. D. Nazemi, E. Zaidan, M. A. Jafari, "The Impact of Occupancy-Driven Models on Cooling Systems in Commercial Buildings", Energies, 14(6), p.1722, 2021.
  12. C. Niesseron, R. Glardon, N. Zufferey, M. A. Jafari, "Energy efficiency optimisation in supply chain networks: impact of inventory management", International Journal of Supply Chain and Inventory Management 3 (2), 2020
  13. K. Mahani, S. D. Nazemi, M. Arabzadeh Jamali, M. A. Jafari, "Evaluation of the behind-the-meter benefits of energy storage systems with consideration of ancillary market opportunities", The Electricity Journal 33 (2), 106707, 2020.
  14. S. D. Nazemi, K. Mahani, A. Ghofrani, M. Amini, B. E. Kose, M. A. Jafari, "Techno-Economic Analysis and Optimization of a Microgrid Considering Demand-Side Management", Proceedings of 2020 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC), College Station, TX, USA, 2020.
  15. A. Ghofrani, S. D. Nazemi, M. A. Jafari, "Prediction of building indoor temperature response in variable air volume systems", Journal of Building Performance Simulation 13 (1), p34-47, 2020.
  16. K. Mahani, M. Arabzadeh Jamali, S. D. Nazemi, M. A. Jafari, "Economic and Operational Evaluation of PV and CHP combined with Energy Storage Systems considering Energy and Regulation Markets", Proceedings of 2020 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC), College Station, TX, USA, 2020.
  17. S. D. Nazemi, M. A. Jafari, "An Automated Cluster-Based Approach for Asset Rescheduling in Building Communities", Proceedings of 2020 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC), College Station, TX, USA, 2020.
  18. F. Angizeh, K. Chau, K. Mahani and M. A. Jafari, "Energy Portfolio-based Joint Flexibility Scheduling of Coordinated Microgrids", Proceedings of 2019 North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Wichita, KS, 2019.
  19. S. Tsianikas, J Zhou, D. P. Birnie, D. Coit, "Economic trends and comparisons for optimizing grid-outage resilient photovoltaic and battery systems", Applied Energy 256, 113892, 2019.
  20. A. Ghofrani, S. D. Nazemi, M. A. Jafari, "HVAC Load Synchronization in SMart Building Communities", Sustainable Cities and Society 51, 101741, 2019.
  21. M. Rodgers, D. Coit, F. Felder, A. Carlton, "Assessing the Effects of Power Grid Expansion on Human Health Externalities", Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, vol. 66, June 2019.
  22. M. Rodgers, D. Coit, F. Felder, A. Carlton, "A Metamodeling Framework for Quantifying Health Damages of Power Grid Expansion Plans", International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 16, no. 10, May 2019.
  23. J. Zhou, S. Tsianikas, D. P. Birnie, D. Coit, "Economic and Resilience Benefit Analysis of Incorporating Battery Storage to Photovoltaic Array Generation", Renewable Energy, vol. 135, May 2019
  24. K. Mahani, Z. Liang, A. Parlikad, M. A. Jafari, "Joint optimization of operation and maintenance policies for solar-powered Microgrids", IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 2018, DOI: 10.1109/TSTE.2018.2849318
  25. M. Rodgers, D. Coit, F. Felder, A. Carlton, "Generation Expansion Planning Considering Health and Societal Damages - A Simulation-Based Optimization Approach", Energy, vol. 164, 2018
  26. M. Figueroa-Candia, F. Felder; D. Coit, "Resiliency-Based Optimization of Restoration Policies for Electric Power Distribution Systems", Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 161, August 2018.
  27. S. Song, Q. Li, F. Felder, H. Wang, D. Coit, "Integrated Optimization of Offshore Wind Farm Layout Design and Turbine Opportunistic Condition-based Maintenance", Computers & Industrial Engineering, vol. 120, June 2018.
  28. J. Zhou, N. Huang, D. Coit, F. Felder, "Combined Effects of Load Dynamics and Dependence Clusters on Cascading Failures in Network Systems", Reliability Engineering & System Safety, vol. 160, February 2018.
  29. A. Ghofrani, M.A. Jafari, "Distributed air conditioning control in commercial buildings based on a physical-statistical approach", Energy & Building, 08/2017; 148, 106-118.  
  30. G. Shan, F. Felder, D. Coit, "Game-Theoretic Models for Electric Distribution Resiliency/Reliability from a Multiple Stakeholder Perspective", IIE Transactions, vol. 49, no. 2, February 2017.
  31. K. Mahani, F. Farzan, M.A. Jafari, "Network-aware approach for energy storage planning and control in the network with high penetration of renewables", Applied Energy, 06/2017; 195, 974-990.  
  32. J. Swartz, A. Ghofrani, M.A. Jafari, "Sizing methodology for combined renewable energy systems", Proceeding of IEEE, 04/2017; 103, 1-5.
  33. N. Salahi, M. A. Jafari, "Energy-Performance as a driver for optimal production planning", Applied Energy (174), 2016, 88-100.
  34. J. Zhu, S.A. Vaghefi, M.A. Jafari, Y. Lu, A. Ghofrani, "Managing Demand Uncertainty with Cost-for-Deviation Retail Pricing", Energy & Building, 04/2016; 118, 46-56.  
  35. S. Li, D. Coit, F. Felder, "Stochastic Optimization for Electric Power Generation Expansion Planning with Discrete Climate Change Scenarios", Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 140, November 2016
  36. A. Ghofrani, F. Farzan, J. Swartz, K. Mahani, N. Balsami, P. Ansari, M. A. Jafari, "Cyber physical simulation of energy smart communities, Transforming the Future of Infrastructure through Smarter Information", Proceedings of the International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction, 2016
  37. J. Cordeiro, K. Mahani, F. Farzan, M. A. Jafari, "Disaggregating and forecasting the total energy consumption of a building: A case study of a high cooling demand facility", World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering, 2016/04/05; Vol. 10, no. 6, 680-684.  
  38. F. Farzan, S. A. Vaghefi, K. Mahani, M. A. Jafari, J. Gong, "Operational Planning for Multi-building Portfolio in an Uncertain Energy Market", Energy & Building, 06/2015; 103, 271-283.  
  39. F. Farzan, S. A. Vaghefi, M. A. Jafari, "Modeling industrial loads in non-residential buildings", Applied Energy, 2015; 158, 378-389.
  40. Mean-Risk Stochastic Electricity Generation Expansion Planning Problems with Demand Uncertainties considering Conditional-Value-at-Risk & Maximum Regret as Risk Measures, Hatice Tekiner-Mogulkoc, David Coit & Frank Felder, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, vol. 73, December 2015.
  41. Public Private Partnership (PPP) Financing Model for Micro-Grids - K. Gharieh, K. Mahani, M. A. Jafari, International Association for Energy Economics, 06/2015; 103, 271-283.  
  42. Microgrid Investment Under Uncertainty – A Real Option Approach Using Closed Form Contingent Analysis- F.Farzan, K.Mahani, K.Gharieh, M.A. Jafari, Annals of Operations Research (235), 2015.
  43. Towards closing the loop between infrastructure investments and societal and economic impacts- A.Rezvani, A.Jafari, M.Kemensis, W.Parlikad ,The Engineering Economist, available online
  44. Investment in hydrogen tri-generation for wastewater treatment plants under uncertainties-K. Gharyeh, M.A. Jafari, Journal of Power Sources, 2015/11, 297, pp. 302 – 314, 2015.
  45. A Hybrid Physics-Based and Data Driven Approach to Optimal Control of Buildings Cooling /Heating Systems-S.A Vaghefi, M.A. Jafari, J.Zhu, J.Brouwer, Y.Lu,  IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Vol. PP, no. 99, pp. 1 – 11, 2015.
  46. Towards Optimal Planning and Operation Control of Microgrids under Uncertainty- F.Farzan,, M.A0. Jafari, R.Masiello, T.Boucher, H.Wang, Y.Lu, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 6, 2, pp. 499-507, 2015.
  47. Integration of Demand Dynamics and Investment Decisions on DER- F.Farzan, M.A.Jafari, J.Gong, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 05/2015, DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2015.2426151
  48. A multi-scale adaptive model of residential energy demand- F.Farzan, M. A. Jafari, J.Gong, F. Farzan, A.Stryker, Applied Energy, 150, pp. 258 – 273, 2015.
  49. Modeling and Forecasting of Cooling and Electricity Load Demand- A.Vaghefi, M.A. Jafari, E.Bisse, Y. Lu, J. Brouwer , Applied Energy, 01/2014, 136, pp. 186–196, 2014.
  50. HVAC Degradation and Asset Management: A Novel Application of Whole Building Simulation- J. Zhu, K. Mahani, N. Salahi, M. A. Jafari, Y. Lu, Accepted at 2014 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference, September 2014.
  51. Energy Storage Valuation Under Different Storage Forms and Functions in Transmission and Distribution Applications- M.Kleinberg, N.Mirhosseini, F.Farzan, J.Hansell, A.Abrams, W.Katzenstein, J.Harrison, M.A.Jafari, , Proceedings of IEEE, 01/2014, 102 (7) pp. 1073-1083.
  52.  Planning sustainable hydrogen supply chain infrastructure with uncertain demand- M. Dayhim, M.A. Jafari, M.Mazurek, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 04/2014; 39(13):6789–6801.
  53. A simple approximate approach to optimal sizing and investment timing of distributed energy resources- F. Farzan, K. Mahani, M. A. Jafari, F. Farzan, W. Katzenstein, Proceedings of18th Real Option group Conference, Medellin, Colombia, Jul. 2014.
  54.  Business Value as the Driver for Management of Building Energy Assets- M.Jafari ASHRAE Transactions, Volume 120, Part 2, 2014.
  55. Closing the Loop Between short-term Operational Volatilities and Long-term Investment Risks in Micro-grids, F. Farzan, K. Gharieh, F. Farzan, M. A. Jafari, R. Masiello, IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT), 2014.
  56. Optimizing Building Energy Footprint Using Integrated Reliability and Energy-Plus Simulation Approach- K.Mahani , N.Salahi, M.Jafari, ASHRAE Transactions, Volume 120, Part 2, 2014.
  57. Cyber-related Risk Assessment and Critical Asset Identification in Power Grids- Z.Mohajerani, F.Farzan, M.A.Jafary, Y.Lu, D.Wei, N.Kalenchits, B.Boyer, M.Muller, P.Skare, IEEE Smart Grid Technology Innovation Conference, February 2014.
  58. Microgrids for Fun and Profit: The Economics of Installation Investments and Operations- F. Farzan, S. Lahiri, M. Kleinberg, K. Gharieh, F. Farzan, M. A. Jafari, IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, 2013.
  59. Multi-Criteria Planning for Distributed Wind Generation under Strategic Maintenance, Tongdan Jin, Yu Tian, Cai Wen Zhang & David Coit, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 28, no. 1, January 2013.
  60. Economic Analysis of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment – A utility’s Perspective- K. Mahani, M. A. Jafari, D. Wei, IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference, 2013.
  61. Electric Power System Generation Expansion Plans Considering the Impact of Smart Grid Technologies, Hatice Tekiner-Mogulkoc, David Coit & Frank Felder, International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, vol. 42, no. 1, November 2012.
  62. Optimal energy management in community micro-grids, J. Zhu, M. A. Jafari, Y. Lu, IEEE Power and Energy Society, 2012.
  63. Wholesale power trading through concurrent multiple-issue negotiation- J. Dang, Y. Lu, P. Zhao, M. Jafari, Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control , 2011 vol. 33 no. 3-4 386-405.
  64. Protecting Smart Grid Automation Systems Against Cyber-attacks- W.Dong, L.Yan, M.Jafari, P.M.Skare, K.Rohde, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2011.
  65. Multi-period Multi-objective Electricity Generation Expansion Planning Problem with Monte Carlo Simulation, Hatice Tekiner, David Coit & Frank Felder, Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 80, no. 12, December 2010.
  66. Component Replacement Models for Electricity Distribution Systems, Jose Espiritu & David Coit, The Engineering Economist, vol. 53, no. 4, October 2008.
  67. Design Allocation of Multi-state Series-Parallel Systems for Power Systems Planning: A Multiple Objective Evolutionary Approach, Heidi Taboada, Jose Espiritu & David Coit, Journal of Risk & Reliability, vol. 222, no. 3, September 2008.
  68.  Optimization of Open Water Disposal Site for Dredged Material Using NLP- H.Valian, M.Jafari, T. Williams, Journal of dredging Engineering, Volume 8, No.1, 2007.
  69. Component Criticality Importance Measures for the Power Industry, Jose Espiritu, David Coit & Upyukt Prakash, Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 77, no. 5-6, April 2007.
  70. A General Control Switching Framework for Supervisory Control of Discrete Event Systems- H.Darabi, M.A. Jafari, Discrete Event Systems The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science, 569: pp. 343-353, 2000.