President’s Professor for Energy, UAF Alaska Center for Energy and Power
Mariko Shirazi received a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, in 1996; and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2007 and 2009 respectively.
From 1996 to 2004, she was an Engineer at the National Wind Technology Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), where she was involved in the design and deployment of wind-diesel hybrid power systems for village power applications.
From 2009 to 2017, she was with the Power Systems Engineering Center, NREL, where she was involved in the design and construction of a power electronics for grid-following as well as microgrid applications, including a power electronic platform for PV-battery-diesel hybrid power system for military applications and a SiC PV inverter.
During this time, she was also detailed for two years to NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility to assist with the design and commissioning of the facility.
Mariko currently serves as the President’s Professor for Energy at the UAF Alaska Center for Energy and Power, where she is exploring ways to collaborate with industry, federal, state, and local government, and communities to increase the penetration of renewables in remote villages as well as on the railbelt.