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Ahmed Faheem Zobaa is an experienced academic in Electrical Power Engineering, with degrees from Cairo University, the University of Exeter, and Brunel University London. His academic journey started at Cairo University, where he served in various roles including Instructor, Teaching Assistant, and Assistant Professor from 1992 to 2007. He then took on a role as a Senior Lecturer in renewable energy at the University of Exeter from 2007 to 2010, before moving to Brunel University London as a Senior Lecturer in power systems from 2010 to 2019. Currently, he is a Reader in electrical and power engineering and a member of the Brunel Interdisciplinary Power Systems Research Centre. His areas of expertise include power quality, renewable energy (including marine), smart grids, energy efficiency, lighting applications, and Education.


DSc in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Brunel University London, U.K. Oct 2017

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Exeter, U.K. Dec 2010

Ph.D. in Electric Power & Machines, Cairo University, Egypt. Nov 2002

M.Sc. in Electric Power & Machines, Cairo University, Egypt. May 1997

B.Sc.(Hons) in Electric Power & Machines, Cairo University, Egypt. Jun 1992


Teaching, Learning and Student Experience

  • Delivering lectures and tutorials.
  • Designing, preparing and developing undergraduate and postgraduate modules, and teaching materials.
  • Developing and implementing new methods of teaching to reflect changes in research.
  • Assessing students' coursework.
  • Setting and marking examinations.
  • Supervising final year undergraduate projects, Masters Dissertations or PhD theses.
  • Supervising my own research group.
  • Supporting students through a pastoral or advisory role.


  • Undertaking personal research projects and actively contributing to our research profile.
  • Writing up research and prepare it for publication.
  • Preparing bids to attract funding to our department and institute for a range of research projects.

 Leadership, Management and collegiality

  • Leading undergraduate and postgraduate modules.
  • Organising and Managing MSc Sustainable Electrical Power.
  • Carrying out administrative tasks related to the department.

 External Impact and Markers of Esteem

  • Contributing to professional conferences and seminars in my field of expertise.
  • Establishing collaborative links with other institutions, industrial, commercial and public organisations.
  • Engaging with the professional bodies activities.
  • External examining at peer institutions.
  • Developing and teaching power systems training courses in Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab of Emirates.

Newest selected publications

Huang, L., Li, H., Lai, CS., Zobaa, AF., Zhong, B., Zhao, Z. and et al. (2024) 'Electric vehicle cluster scheduling model for distribution systems considering reactive power compensation of charging piles'. Energies, 17 (11). pp. 1 - 24.Open Access Link

Journal article

Al-Majali, BH. and Zobaa, AF. (2024) 'A novel optimal allocation of STATCOM to enhance voltage stability in power networks'. Ain Shams Engineering Journal, 15 (5). pp. 1 - 12. ISSN: 2090-4479 Open Access Link

Journal article

Zenhom, ZM., Abdel Aleem, SHE., Zobaa, AF. and Boghdady, TA. (2024) 'A comprehensive review of renewables and electric vehicles hosting capacity in active distribution networks'. IEEE Access, 12. pp. 3672 - 3699.Open Access Link

Journal article

Mahdy, A., Hasanien, HM., Abdel Aleem, SHE., Al-Dhaifallah, M., Zobaa, AF. and Ali, ZM. (2024) 'State-of-the-art of the most commonly adopted wave energy conversion systems'. Ain Shams Engineering Journal, 15 (1). pp. 102322 - 102322. ISSN: 2090-4479 Open Access Link

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Hemeida, A., Bakry, O., Alkhalaf, S., Mikhaylov, A., Zobaa, AF., Senjyu, T., et al. (2024) 'Impact of loading capability on optimal location of renewable energy systems distribution networks'. Ain Shams Engineering Journal, 15 (1). pp. 102340 - 102340. ISSN: 2090-4479 Open Access Link

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