Ashkan Pirooz obtained his M.Sc. degree in Electrical Power Engineering from the University of Zanjan with a thesis focused on model predictive control of converters for energy storage and renewable generation applications in 2015. He also holds a Power Systems Engineering B.Sc. degree from Urmia University. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD degree concentrating on Battery Storage Systems at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). His research interests include battery systems, renewable energy generation, and model predictive control.