Programme Directors


Amir Miragha

Dr Amir Miragha

Deputy Programme Director
Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS)
Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)

Phone: (+65) 6592 3532​
Office: CleanTech One #02-22

Amir Miragha is a Senior Member of the IEEE with an M.Sc. degree from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, all in electrical engineering. He began his career in 1996 as a Research Engineer with the Electric Power Research Center (EPRC), where he researched flicker assessment of alloy steel plants. 

Between 1998 and 2003, he was with Niroo Research Institute (NRI), in different research and managerial positions in the areas of power quality, power plants (reduction of energy consumption within the electrical auxiliary systems, and retrofitting of control & monitoring systems), and scientific publishing. During the past 15 years, he has particularly focused on Smart Grids. Back in 2004, he explored the newly-emerging concept of microgrid at ETH-Zurich, Switzerland. 

During his PhD program at Waterloo, he started with exploring the optimal planning and operation of energy hubs and integrated energy systems in the context of the hydrogen economy. Then he studied the mutual impacts of power systems and the transport sector. As part of his Post-Doctoral program at Waterloo, he investigated the grid impacts of plug-in hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. Between 2010 and 2015 at GE Grid Automation in Markham, Ontario, Canada, he started as an Application Engineer and then a Lead Application Engineer and finally an Engineering Technical Leader & Microgrid System Architect involved in R&D as well as New Product/Technology Introduction (NPI/NTI) programs related to microgrids and distribution systems automation. While there, he was also involved in several real-world microgrid projects in the US and Canada. He contributed to a team of experts who positioned GE to be among the top 10 leading companies in the area of microgrid control technology over a span of 5 years. 

Between 2015 and 2018, he had several technical/business leadership positions at BBS (Director of Technical Projects & Smart Grid Integration and Non-executive Director of Technology) and IOTSEG (Founder, CEO & CTO) in Singapore where he mainly concentrated on developing products for various building blocks of smart grids. He has been the recipient of 21 national and international awards, including the 2015 IEEE PES Technical Committee Working Group Award for contribution to the IEEE microgrid control task force, the IET’s international innovation award in the category of “Built Environment” (2011), the Canadian MITACS (Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems) National Award in the Category of “Best Novel Use of Mathematics in Technology Transfer” (2008), and the University of Waterloo Exceptional Teaching Award (2008).

Currently, he is a Deputy Programme Director of Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University (ERI@N) in Singapore and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo. At ERI@N, he is the Principal Investigator of a grand project to research, develop, demonstrate and commercialize the next generation of distribution grid management platforms in view of the large deployment of distributed energy resources.