Prior to joining the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at San Diego State University as an assistant professor, Dr. Manshadi was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Riverside. He received a Ph.D. degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX; an M.S. degree from the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo, NY, and a B.S. degree from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran all in electrical engineering. Dr. Manshadi is the SDSU co-director for Southern California Energy Innovation Network. He was the recipient of the Frederick E. Terman Award from Bobby Lyle School of Engineering. He serves as an editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and as a reviewer for several IEEE Transactions journals including Smart Grid, Sustainable Energy, Power Systems, Intelligent Transportation, and Industrial Informatics. His current research interests include transportation electrification, smart grid, microgrids, integrating renewable and distributed resources, and power system operation and planning.