Jawad Faiz (M’90, SM97) received his Master's degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tabriz in Iran in 1975 graduating with First Class Honors.
He received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England in 1988.
Early in his career, he served as a faculty member at the University of Tabriz for 10 years.
After obtaining a Ph.D. degree he rejoined the University of Tabriz where he held the position of Assistant Professor from 1988 to 1992, Associate Professor from 1992 to 1997, and has been a Professor since 1998.
Since February 1999 he has been working as a Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran.
He is currently the Director of the Center of Excellence on Applied Electromagnetic systems.
He has received a number of awards including the first basic research award from the Kharazmi International Festival in 2007, the silver Einstein medal for academic research from the UNESCO, the first rank medal in research from the University of Tehran in 2006, the Elite Professor award from the Iran Ministry of Science, Research and Technology in 2004, the Elite Professor of Iran National Elite Foundation in 2012, Life Researcher Award from IEEE Iran Section, 2015, author of the top 1% most highly cited papers in his field worldwide (1% Top Scientists in the World reported by ISI/ESI, Thomson Routers, 2016-2019).
He is the author of the “Electronic Tap-changer for distribution transformers” book published in 2011 by Springer-Verlag and “Fault Diagnosis of Induction Motors” book published by IET in 2017.
He published 260 papers in international journals and presented 270 papers in international conferences.
Dr. Faiz is a Senior Member of Power Engineering, Industry Applications, Industrial Electronics, Education and Magnetics Societies of the IEEE.
He is also a member of the Iran Academy of Science since 1999. In addition, he has been a member of the Eur-Med Academy of Sciences and Arts since 2018.
His teaching and research interests are switched reluctance and VR motors design, design and modeling of electrical machines and drives, transformer modeling and design and fault diagnosis in electrical machinery and transformers.