Dr I. Safak Bayram

Senior Lecturer

Electronic and Electrical Engineering


Personal statement

I am a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. I joined Strathclyde as a Chancellor's Fellow in 2020 and prior to this, I was a Scientist/Asst. Professor at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar. My research interests span multidisciplinary areas and are focused on system-level modelling, management, and control frameworks to advance sustainability, reliability, and efficiency in societal infrastructures such as intelligent power grids and transportation networks. I am particularly interested in optimal integration of key disruptive technologies such as plug-in electric vehicles, renewable energies, demand-side management, and energy storage systems (ESS) to decarbonize transportation and electricity sectors. I have a rich and diverse educational background: I obtained my PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC (2014) and MSc degree in Telecommunications from University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA (2010), and BSC degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkiye (2007). I have teaching and curriculum development experience in the UK, USA, and Qatar on various topics on sustainable energy and transportation system. In addition to teaching and research activities, I am engaged in organizing international conferences. I am the TPC co-chair for IEEE SmartGridComm’23 and co-chaired the data analytics symposium at IEEE SmartGridComm’22. Furthermore, I regularly participate in major international conferences: I delivered tutorials at major IEEE Conferences (IEEE SmartGridComm’20, IEEE ITEC’20). I organized special issues for journals (MDPI Sensors and Energies), and currently serve as an editor for IET Electrical Systems in Transportation and Energies Journal (Electric Vehicles Section).

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Statistical characterisation of public AC EV chargers in the UK
Bayram I Safak, Saad Ali, Sims Ryan, Babu Anish, Edmunds Calum, Galloway Stuart
IEEE Access Vol 11, pp. 70274-70287 (2023)
Electric vehicles under low temperatures : a review on battery performance, charging needs, and power grid impacts
Senol Murat, Bayram I Safak, Naderi Yahya, Galloway Stuart
IEEE Access Vol 11, pp. 39879-39912 (2023)
Warming-induced increase in power demand and CO2 emissions in Qatar and the Middle East
Gurriaran Léna, Tanaka Katsumasa, Bayram I Safak, Proestos Yiannis, Lelieveld Jos, Ciais Philippe
Journal of Cleaner Production (2022)
Probabilistic capacity planning framework for electric vehicle charging stations with overstay
Bayram I Safak
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm 2022) (2022)
Optimization of electric vehicle charge scheduling with consideration of battery degradation
Jovanovic Raka, Bayhan Sertac, Bayram I Safak
24th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (2022)
Hierarchical optimization and grid scheduling model for energy internet : a genetic algorithm-based layered approach
Lin Lihua, Abdallah Abdallah, Ishak Mohamad Khairi, Ali Ziad M, Khan Imran, Rabie Khaled, Bayram Islam Safak, Li Xingwang, Madsen Dag Øivind, Kim Ki-Il
Frontiers in Energy Research Vol 10 (2022)

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Professional Activities

IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids 2023
External Examiner
IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids
Smart Transportation Systems to Enable Net-zero in Road Transportation
PhD Viva Convener for Mr Seferi
International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy

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Modular EV Charging - BumblebeeEV and ETP
Bayram, I. Safak (Principal Investigator)
14000 GBP award for KE project to design smart charging algorithm for modular EV chargers
16-Jan-2022 - 15-Jan-2022
Coffele, Federico (Principal Investigator) Bayram, I. Safak (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Qatar: Charger Design, Grid Integration, and Cost Quantification
Bayram, I. Safak (Principal Investigator)
06-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2023

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Dr I. Safak Bayram
Senior Lecturer
Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Email: safak.bayram@strath.ac.uk
Tel: Unlisted