Arash practices in L&A’s electrical engineering group. He assists in the drafting and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications in the areas of uninterruptible power supplies, power conversion, and semiconductor devices, to name a few.
Prior to joining the firm, Arash was a post-doctoral associate at MIT where he worked on electrostatic projection of grains and powders for industrial manufacturing of coated abrasive articles. He used high-speed digital-video particle tracking setup and image analysis techniques to advance the general theoretical understanding of electrostatic coating and to develop particle-based models and simulation tools.
During his Ph.D. program, Arash focused on the mitigation of dust accumulation losses in optical surfaces of solar collectors, such as photovoltaics and concentrated solar power systems. He designed, fabricated, and analyzed the performance of transparent electrodynamic screen (EDS) films on ultra-thin flexible glass substrate for dust removal from solar collectors. In addition to his experimental works in the development and commercialization of EDS projects, he conducted theoretical studies in the modeling of electric fields and surface adhesion forces and corroboration of developed models using finite element analysis simulation software.
For his MSc thesis at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he worked on the development of a biomechanical energy harvesting device. As an undergraduate research assistant, he performed research on minimization of current harmonic losses in high-power electrical machines and optimal operation of their electrical drives.
Arash is an author of several peer-reviewed scientific research articles published in Solar Energy, Journal of Electrostatics, and the IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics.