Sandia Energy > Programs > Electric Grid > Renewable Energy and Distributed Systems Integration > Key Personnel > Rachid Darbali-Zamora Ph.D. Rachid Darbali-Zamora Ph.D. Senior Member of Technical Staff Contact InformationRachid Darbali-Zamora / 505-844-1660BiographyRachid Darbali-Zamora is a senior member of Sandia’s technical staff in the RDSI program. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez in 2013 and 2016, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in the field of energy engineering at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez. his research interests include; real-time power hardware-in-the-loop simulations, solid state motor controls, renewable energy systems, high density power supplies, electric vehicles and power electronics applied to aerospace systems. Dr. Darbali-Zamora was awarded the NASA Puerto Rico Space Grant Consortium (PRSGC) fellowship in 2015, the Tranformational Initiative for Graduate Education and Research (TIGER) fellowship in 2016 and the GEM fellowship in 2018. Education Ph.D., Energy Engineering, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Masters of Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez – 2016 Bachelors of Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez – 2013 Google Scholar:Rachid Darbali-ZamoraKey Publications2020 Lee Rashkin, Jason Neely, Lee Gill, Jack Flicker, Rachid Darbali-Zamora, “Optimal Power Module Design for High Power Density Traction Drive System,”IEEE, 2020. CB Jones, AR Chavez, R Darbali-Zamora, S Hossain-McKenzie, “Implementation of Intrusion Detection Methods for Distributed Photovoltaic Inverters at the Grid-Edge,” IEEE, 2020.