Assistant Professor

Mads Almassalkhi (IEEE M'06; SM'19) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Vermont and co-founder of startup company Packetized Energy. His research interests lie at the intersection of power systems, mathematical optimization, and control systems and focuses on developing scalable algorithms that improve responsiveness and resilience of power systems. He was awarded the Outstanding Junior Faculty award by UVM CEMS in 2016. Prior to joining the University of Vermont, he was lead systems engineer at Root3 Technologies, which developed software for set-point optimization of multi-energy systems. Before that, he received his PhD from the University of Michigan in Electrical Engineering: Systems (EE:S) in 2013 and a dual major in Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics at the University of Cincinnati, in Ohio, in 2008. He also serves as Chair of the IEEE SBLC Loads Subcommittee. When he is not working on energy problems or teaching, he is spending his time with his amazing wife and their three small children.


Mahraz Amini and Mads Almassalkhi. “Corrective optimal dispatch of uncertain virtual energy resources”. 2019, Under review (Rev1) to the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.

Nawaf Nazir, Pavan Racherla, and Mads Almassalkhi. “Optimal multi-period dispatch of distributed energy resources in unbalanced distribution feeders”. 2019, Under review (Rev1) to the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.

S. R. Shukla, S. Paudyal, and M. Almassalkhi. “Efficient Distribution System Optimal Power Flow with Discrete Control of Load Tap Changers”. In: IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 34.4 (2019), pp. 2970–2979.

Nawaf Nazir and Mads Almassalkhi. “Convex inner approximation of the feeder hosting capacity limits on dispatchable demand”. In: IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (to appear). Nice, France, 2019.

Khurram, Adil et al. “Real-world, Full-scale Validation of Power Balancing Services from Packetized Virtual Batteries”. In: IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT). Washington, D.C., 2019.

Mads Almassalkhi et al. “Asynchronous coordination of distributed energy resources with packetized energy management”. In: Energy Markets and Responsive Grids. Ed. by Jakob Stoustrup and Sean Meyn. Springer, 2018.

Luis Duffaut Espinosa et al. “System Properties of Packetized Energy Management for Aggregated Diverse Resources”. In: Power Systems Computation Conference. Dublin, Ireland, 2018.

Mahraz Amini and Mads Almassalkhi. “Trading off robustness and performance in receding horizon control with uncertain energy resources”. In: Power Systems Computation Conference. Dublin, Ireland, 2018.

Mads Almassalkhi and Anna Towle. “Enabling city-scale multi-energy optimal dispatch with energy hubs”. In: Power Systems Computation Conference (2016).

Mads Almassalkhi

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Power and Energy Systems, Control Systems, Mathematical Optimization, Renewable Energy Integration


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


  • (802) 656-3405
Office Location:

Votey 301C

Office Hours:

Office hours change every semester, but are usually held in Votey Hall.

  1. Mads' Website

Courses Taught

  • EE110 - Control Systems
  • EE113 - Electric Energy Systems (w/ Lab)
  • EE217 - Electric Energy System Analysis
  • EE301 - Linear System Theory (open to any CEMS grad)
  • EE395 - Convex Optimization with Applications (open to any CEMS grad)