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Summary

Dr. Zobaa received his B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Power & Machines from Cairo University, Egypt, in 1992, 1997, and 2002, respectively. Also, he received his Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice from the University of Exeter, UK in 2010. Also, he received the Doctoral of Science from Brunel University London, UK in 2017. He was an Instructor during 1992-1997, a Teaching Assistant during 1997-2002, and an Assistant Professor during 2002-2007, Associate Professor (on leave) during 2008-2013 and Professor (on leave) during 2013-2018 at Cairo University, Egypt. From 2007 to 2010, he was a Senior Lecturer in renewable energy at University of Exeter, UK. From 2010 to 2019, he was a Senior Lecturer in power systems at Brunel University London, UK. Currently, he is a Reader in electrical and power engineering. His main areas of expertise include power quality, (marine) renewable energy, smart grids, energy efficiency, and lighting applications.

Qualifications

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

Responsibility

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.

 Research

  • 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

Abdul Kahar, NHB., Zobaa, AF., Alhamrouni, I. and Ismail, B. (2022) 'A stochastic optimization method applied for single tuned passive filter planning'.2022 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy (PECon2022). Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia. 5 - 6 December.Open Access Link

Conference paper

Abdul Kahar, NH., Zobaa, AF., Turky, RA., Zobaa, AM. and Abdel Aleem, SHE. (2022) 'Comparative analysis of optimal damped and undamped passive filters using MIDACO-solver'. Ain Shams Engineering Journal. ISSN: 2090-4479

Journal article

Kreishan, MZ. and Zobaa, AF. (2022) 'Dump load allocation in islanded microgrid with robust backward\forward sweep and MIDACO'.57th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2022). IEEE. pp. 1 - 6.Open Access Link

Conference paper

Aboshady, FM., Pisica, I., Ceylan, O., Taylor, GA., Zobaa, AF. and Ozdemir, A. (2022) 'Sequential Volt/Var controller for PV smart inverters in distribution systems'.57th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2022). Istanbul, Turkey. 18 - 2 September. IEEE. pp. 1 - 6.Open Access Link

Conference paper

Al-Majali, B., Zobaa, AF., Pisica, I. and Ceylan, O. (2022) 'Optimal STATCOM allocation using Mixed Integer Distributed Ant Colony Optimization'.2023 IEEE Conference on Power Electronics and Renewable Energy (CPERE). Luxor, Egypt. [unpublished]

Conference paper
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