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Mohamed Shawky Elmoursi

Mohamed Shawky Elmoursi

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Associate Professor - Electrical Engineering
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Phone number:  +971 2 810 9217

Dr. Mohamed Shawky received his BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering from Mansoura University, Egypt, in 1997 and 2002 respectively. He received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick (UNB), New Brunswick, Canada, in 2005.
Dr. Shawky has worked as a designer engineer for photovoltaic systems (1997-1998) for an agent of Siemens (ASET Company). He joined Mansoura University as research and teaching assistant in the Electrical Engineering Department and was involved in consultant activities with external companies (1998-2002). Dr. Shawky has also worked as a research and teaching assistant in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the UNB, Canada (2002-2005). He joined McGill University as a postdoctoral fellow in the power electronics group.

Dr. Shawky joined Vestas Wind Systems in 2006, where he worked in technology R&D in the Wind Power Plant Group, Arhus, Denmark, till 2009. He later worked at Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority, TRANSCO, as senior study and planning engineer and was seconded to assistant professor at Mansoura University. He is currently an associate professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Masdar Institute and visiting professor at MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA. 
He was awarded the Expert and Key Employee Benefits in Denmark after the assessment and evaluation from the Danish Innovation Counsel and recommendation from Vestas Wind Systems A/S in Denmark.  Also, he conferred the Faculty Award for Excellence in Collaborative Research (Academic Year 2012-2013) in recognition of research achievements as interdisciplinary faculty at Masdar Institute.
Dr. Shawky’s research involves power system, power electronics, FACTS technologies, system control, wind turbine modeling and development, renewables energy integration and interconnections.

Courses/teaching interests:
Dr. Shawky’s current research interests include power systems, power electronics, FACTS technologies, micro-grid design and control, power system modeling and control, wind turbine development and integration of large scale renewable energy systems (wind and photovoltaic):

  • Electric Machine Course (EPE506)
  • Power System Modeling and Control (EPE601)
  • Energy Conversion Course (FDN456)


Advisor to Current Masdar Institute Students:

  • Hassan Mehrjerdi, Postdoctoral Fellow
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Research interests/projects

  • Wind turbine/parks design and system development
  • Control strategies for grid interface of large scale renewable energy sources (wind/PV)
  • Power electronics, FACTS technologies and their applications in power systems and renewable energy systems
  • Grid interface topologies for transmission level interconnection
  •   Super-grid with HVDC interconnection
  • Security and stability of the transmission/distribution networks
  • Micro grid design, operation and control
  • Power system modeling and control
  • Simulation models development (RMS, dynamic and EMT) for power system and renewable energy sources


Current Research Project(s):

  • “Novel Control Strategies for Smart Grid Interface with High Penetration of Wind Power Generation”
    PIs: M. S. El Moursi and J. Kirtley; MIT-Masdar Institute collaborative research
  • “Coordinated Power Management Strategy for Hybrid Micro Grid with Islanded Capability”
    PI: Dr. Mohamed Shawky, Co-PIs: Dr. Scott Kennedy, Dr. Vinod Khadkikar and Dr. Weidong Xiao;
    Funded by Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
  • Flagship project entitled “Information and Decision Architectures for Robustness, Resilience, and Risk Mitigation in Power Grids”
    PIs at MI:  Dr. Jacob Crandall, Dr. Mohamed Elmoursi, Dr.  Vinod Khadkikar and Dr. Khaled ElBassioni
    PIs at MIT: Dr. Munther Dahleh, Dr. Mardavij Roozbehani, Dr. Asuman Ozdaglar, and Dr. Konstantin Turitsyn
  • W. Xiao, K. Torchyan, M. S.  El Moursi, and J. Kirtley, “Online Supervisory Voltage Control for Grid Interface of Large Scale PV Plants,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, accepted for publication on Feb. 2014.
  • Ahmed Moawwad, M. S. El Moursi, Weidong Xiao, James L. Kirtley, Jr., “Novel Configuration and Transient Management Control Strategy for VSC-HVDC”  IEEE Transaction on Power System, accepted for publication, Feb. 2014.
  • M. S. El Moursi, H. Zeineldin, J. L. Kirtley Jr., and Khaled Alobeidli “A Dynamic Master/Slave Reactive Power Management Scheme for Smart Grids with Distributed Generation”  IEEE Transaction on Power Delivery , accepted for publicatioin in October 2013.
  •   M. S. El Moursi ,  K. Goweily ,  J. L. Kirtley Jr., M. Abdel-Rahman " Application of Series Voltage Boosting Schemes for Enhanced Fault Ride Through Performance of Fixed Speed Wind Turbine” IEEE Transaction on Power Delivery, accepted for publicatioin in October 2013.
  • Khaled. A. Alobaidli and M. S. El Moursi ”A Novel Coordinated Secondary Voltage Control Strategy for Efficient Utilization of Distributed Generations”  IET Renewable Power Generation, accepted for publication in October 2013.
  •   Mazheruddin H. Syed, H. H. Zeineldin and M. S. El Moursi” Hybrid Micro-grid Operation Characterization Considering Grid Codes” IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, , accepted for publication in Sept. 2013.
  • P.-H. Huang, M. S. El Moursi, W. Xiao, and J. Kirtley, “Fault Ride Through Configuration and Transient Management Scheme for Self-Excited Induction Generator based Wind Turbine,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol.5, no.1, pp.148,159, Jan. 2014.
  • Alaraifi S, El Moursi, M. S., H. H. Zeineldin “Optimal Allocation of HTS-FCL for Power System Security and Stability Enhancement” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol.28, no.4, pp.4701,4711, Nov. 2013.
  • Alaraifi S, Moawwad A, El Moursi, M. S. and Khadkikar V, “Voltage booster schemes for fault ride through enhancement of variable speed wind turbines”, IEEE Tranactions on  Sustainable Energy, vol.4, no.4, pp.1071,1081, Oct. 2013.
  • El Moursi, M. S. and R. Hegazi “Novel Technique for Reducing the High Fault Currents and Enhancing the Security of ADWEA Power System” IEEE Transaction on Power System, Vol. 28, no. 1,  pp.140 - 148, Feb. 2013.
  • Po-Hsu Huang, El Moursi, M. S.,  Weidong Xiao and L. Kirtley Jr. “Novel Fault Rider Configuration and Transient Management Scheme for Doubly Fed Induction Generator” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 86-94, Mar. 2013.
  • El Moursi, M. S. , W. Xiao, and J. L. Kirtley Jr “Fault Ride Through Capability for Grid Interfacing Large Scale PV Power Plants” IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol.7, no.9, pp.1027,1036, Sept. 2013.
  • El Moursi, M. S. , Khaled Goweily, and Ebrahim A. Badran” Enhanced Fault Ride Through Performance of the SEIG Based Wind Park during Unbalanced Grid Operation” IET Power Electronics,  Vol. 6, Iss. 8, pp. 1683–1695, 2013.
  • El-Moursi, M. S., '' Mitigating subsynchronous resonance and damping power system oscillation in a series compensated wind park using a novel static synchronous series compensator control algorithm'' Wind Energy, Vol.15, no.3, pp 363-377, April 2012.
  • El-Moursi, M. S. , Mansour H. Abdel-Rahman and Birgitte Bak-Jensen '' Coordinated Voltage Control Scheme for SEIG-Based Wind Park Utilizing Substation STATCOM and ULTC Transformer '' IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 246-255, July 2011.
  • El-Moursi, M. S. , "Fault Ride Through capability enhancement for self-excited induction generator-based wind park by installing fault current limiters" in Proc. IET Renewable Power Generation, vol. 5, no.4, pp. 269 – 280, July 2011.
  • El-Moursi, M. S. “A novel line drop secondary voltage control algorithm for variable speed wind turbines" Wind Energy, Vol. 13, Issue 7, October 2010
  • El-Moursi, M. S. , Mansour H. Abdel-Rahman and Birgitte Bak-Jensen '' Novel STATCOM Controller for Mitigating SSR and Damping Power System Oscillations in a Series Compensated Wind Parks'' IEEE Transactions on power Electronics, Vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 429 - 441, Feb. 2010.
  • El-Moursi,M.S., Geza Joos “Optimal Tracking Secondary Voltage Control for the DFIG Wind Turbines and compensator devices” Electric Power Systems Research, Volume 79, Issue 12, pp. 1705-1716, December 2009.
  • El-Moursi, M. S. , Geza Joos, Chad Abbey “A Secondary Voltage Control Strategies for Transmission Level Interconnection of Wind Generation” IEEE Transactions on power Electronics, vol. 23, no. 3, May 2008, pp. 1178-1190.
  • El-Moursi,M.S., A. M. Sharaf, Khalil El-Arroudi “Optimal Control Schemes for SSSC for Dynamic Series Compensation” Electric Power Systems Research, Vol. 78, Issue 4, April 2008, Pages 646-656.
  • El-Moursi, M. S., Joos G., Abbey C. “High-Performance Secondary Voltage Control Scheme for Wind Park Integration “ in Proc. IET Renewable Power Generation , vol. 1, no.3, pp. 151 – 159, Sept. 2007.
  • El Moursi, M. S. "Automatic Gain Controller for Variable Speed Wind Turbines," International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems, vol. 9, no. 1, Article 1, 2008.
  • El-Moursi, M. S.,  A.M. Sharaf “Novel Reactive Power Controllers for the STATCOM and SSSC" Electric Power System Research, Vol. 76, Issue 4, January 2006, Pages 228-241.
  • El-Moursi, M. S.,  A.M. Sharaf “Novel STATCOM Controllers for Voltage Stabilization of Wind Energy Scheme" International Journal of Global Energy Issues 2006-Vol. 26, No.3/4 pp.382-400.
  • El-Moursi, M. S.,  A.M. Sharaf ”Novel FACTS Controllers for Voltage Stabilization of Standalone Hybrid (Wind /Small Hydro) Schemes” International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems, vol.7, no.3, Article 5, Sept. 2006.
  • El-Moursi, M. S., A.M. Sharaf " Novel Controllers for the 48-Pulse VSC STATCOM and SSSC for Voltage Regulation and Reactive Power Compensation” IEEE Transaction on Power System, Vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 1985-1997, Nov. 2005.