Reza Shariatinasab received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran, in 2000, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2003 and 2009, respectively. In September 2007, he was a Visiting Scientist with Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan. In 2009, he joined the Electrical and Computer Eng. Department, University of Birjand, Birjand, Iran, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering. He is the author or coauthor of 2 books, one book chapter and more than 100 scientific papers published in reviewed journals and presented at international conferences. His research interests include High voltage engineering and Lightning transients. Dr. Shariatinasab is a senior member of IEEE and Director in Charge of the Iranian Journal of Power Engineering.