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Khanbaghi, Maryam

Maryam Khanbaghi is the director of Power Systems and Sustainable Energy Program and assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Before joining Santa Clara University, she was at Corning Inc. holding several positions in research, engineering and manufacturing. She created and led Corning’s first-ever advanced control group serving all Corning businesses with cutting-edge technology to improve quality while reducing costs. She also worked several years for Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada in Montreal and Vancouver as a research engineer where she worked on design and implementation of different estimation method and advanced control systems. She was the recipient of Technology All Star award in 2002. She was named among 88 of the U.S.’s “Brightest and Inventive Young Engineers” participating in the National Academy of Engineers, 2005 at the U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.


  • Ph.D. École Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada 1998
  • M.Sc. École Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada 1993
  • B.Sc. Universite de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France 1990

Research Interests

  • Power systems stability
  • Integration of renewable energy to the electric grid
  • Stochastic control
  • Process control
  • Manufacturing optimization

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Control Systems
  • Introduction to Nonlinear Systems
  • Digital Control
  • Model Predictive Control
  • Linear Control Systems
  • Power System Analysis
  • Power System Stability and Control
  • Linear Systems
  • Circuit 1

For a list of Electrical Engineering course descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Course Descriptions page or the Graduate Course Descriptions page.


Introduction to Control System, Linear Control System, Digital Control System, Linear Systems

Open Positions:

Post-doc Position in Emerging Power Grid with High Penetration of Renewable Energy Sources

Department of Electrical Engineering at SCU has an open position for post-doc. The position is open starting March 2018 until filled.

Fellowship Participant Expectations: It is expected that participants will carry out innovative research in the energy area, publish impactful papers in peer-reviewed journals, present seminars at SCU and attend major conferences. Additional expectations include a final report at fellowship conclusion to include: a brief summary of the research conducted and copies of publications resulting from the research.

Appointment Term and Benefits: The selected applicant will serve a one-year term appointment, following a successful evaluation possibility to renewing for one more year. The fellowship includes a competitive salary and benefits package.

If interested please send your resume to

Santa Clara University is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, minutes away from major companies such as Google, Facebook, Apple and Intel.

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director, Power Systems and Sustainable Energy Program