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Mohamed Shawky Elmoursi

Mohamed Shawky Elmoursi

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Associate Professor - Electrical Engineering
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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 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 also 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 University of New Brunswick, 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, until 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 assessment and evaluation from the Danish Innovation Counsel and recommendation from Vestas Wind Systems A/S in Denmark.  In the Academic Year 2012-2013, he was also awarded the Faculty Award for Excellence in Collaborative Research in recognition of research achievements as interdisciplinary faculty at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE.  

Dr. Shawky is serving as an Associate Editor for IET Renewable Power Generation, IET Power Electronics and Editor of Industrial Engineering & Management Journal. His research involves power systems, power electronics, FACTS technologies, system control, wind turbine modeling and development, renewable energy integration and interconnections.

Courses:

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


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Dr. Shawky’s current research interests include:

  • 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 system 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 projects:

  • “Novel Control Strategies for Smart Grid Interface with High Penetration of Wind Power Generation”. Prinicpal investigators of this project are Dr. Mohamed Elmoursi and Professor James L. Kirtley. The project is being conducted by Masdar Institute and Massachussets Institute of Technology as part of their collaborative research. For more information, please click here:    http://web.mit.edu/mit-mi-cp/research/projects/power04.html
  • “Coordinated Power Management Strategy for Hybrid Micro Grid with Islanded Capability”. Principal investigator of this project is Dr. Mohamed Shawky and Dr. Scott Kennedy, Dr. Vinod Khadkikar and Dr. Weidong Xiao are co-investigators. This project is funded by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). For more information, please visit: www.gggi.org.
  • A flagship project between Masdar Institute and Massachussets Institute of Technology entitled “Information and Decision Architectures for Robustness, Resilience, and Risk Mitigation in Power Grids.” Dr. Jacob Crandall, Dr. Mohamed Elmoursi, Dr. Vinod Khadkikar and Dr. Khaled Elbassioni have assumed the positions of principal investigators for Masdar Institute with Dr. Munther Dahleh, Dr. Mardavij Roozbehani, Dr. Asuman Ozdaglar, and Dr. Konstantin Turitsyn acting as principal investigators for Massachussets Institute of Technology.

 

Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers

  • Lukasz Huchel, M. S. El Moursi, H.H. Zeineldin, “A Parallel Capacitor Control Strategy for Enhanced FRT Capability of DFIG”, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, accepted for publication in November 2014.
  • Khaled. A. Alobaidli, Mazheruddin H. Syed, M. S. El Moursi, H. Zeineldin, “Novel Coordinated Voltage Control for Hybrid Micro-Grid with Islanding Capability”, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, accepted in Nov. 2014.
  • P.H. Huang , M. S. El Moursi and  H. A. Suud “A Novel Fault Ride-Through Scheme and Control Strategy for Doubly-Fed Induction Generator Based Wind Turbine”, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, accepted for publication in October 2014.
  • P.H. Huang, M. S. El Moursi, W. Xiao, and J. Kirtley “Subsynchronous Resonance Mitigation for Doubly-Fed Induction Generator by using Two-Degree-of-Freedom Control Strategy based on Eigenvalue Analysis”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, accepted for publication on August 2014.
  • P.-H. Huang, P.-C. Liu, W. Xiao, and M. S. El Moursi  “A Novel Droop-Based Average Voltage Sharing Control Strategy for DC Microgrids”, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, accepted for publication in September 2014.
  • Ambati, B.B.; Kanjiya, P.; Khadkikar, V.; El Moursi, M.S.; Kirtley, J.L., “A Hierarchical Control Strategy With Fault Ride-Through Capability for Variable Frequency Transformer", IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol.PP, no. 99, pp. 1-10, doi: 10.1109/TEC.2014.2336981.
  • Moawwad, A; El Moursi, M.S.;  Xiao, W., “A Novel Transient Control Strategy for VSC-HVDC Connecting Offshore Wind Power Plant”, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol.PP, no.99, pp.1-14 doi: 10.1109/TSTE.2014.2325951.
  • AlAraifi, S.; El Moursi, M.S. “Hybrid HTS-FCL Configuration with Adaptive Voltage Compensation Capability”, Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol.PP, no.99, pp.1,1 doi: 10.1109/TASC.2014.2329392.
  • Weidong Xiao; Torchyan, K.; El Moursi, M.S.;  Kirtley, J.L., “Online Supervisory Voltage Control for Grid Interface of Utility-Level PV Plants”, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 843-853, July 2014.
  • Moawwad, A; El Moursi, M.S.; Weidong Xiao; Kirtley, J.L., “Novel Configuration and Transient Management Control Strategy for VSC-HVDC”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol.29, no.5, pp.2478-2488, Sept. 2014.
  • El Moursi, M.S.; Zeineldin, H.H.; Kirtley, J.L.; Alobeidli, K., “A Dynamic Master/Slave Reactive Power-Management Scheme for Smart Grids With Distributed Generation”, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 1157-1167, June 2014.
  • El Moursi, M.S.; Goweily, K.; Kirtley, J.L.; Abdel-Rahman, M., “Application of Series Voltage Boosting Schemes for Enhanced Fault Ridethrough Performance of Fixed Speed Wind Turbines”, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol.29, no.1, pp.61-71, Feb. 2014.
  • Alobeidli, K.; El Moursi, M.S., “Novel coordinated secondary voltage control strategy for efficient utilisation of distributed generations”, Renewable Power Generation, IET , vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 569-579, July 2014.
  • Syed, M.H.; Zeineldin, H.H.; El Moursi, M.S., “Hybrid micro-grid operation characterisation based on stability and adherence to grid codes”, Generation, Transmission & Distribution, IET , vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 563-572, March 2014.
  • Po-Hsu Huang; M. S. El Moursi; Weidong Xiao; Kirtley, J.L., “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.
  • Surour Alaraifi, M. S. El Moursi, 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.
  • M. S El Moursi, 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.
  • Surour Alaraifi, Ahmed Moawwad, M. S. El Moursi, Vinod Khadkikar, “Voltage Booster Schemes for Fault Ride-Through Enhancement of Variable Speed Wind Turbines”, IEEE Transaction on Sustainable Energy, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 1071-1081, Oct. 2013.
  • M. S. El Moursi, 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.
  • P. H. Huang, M. El Moursi,  W. Xiao, and J. Kirtley, “Novel Fault Ride Through  Configuration and Transient Management Scheme for Doubly Fed Induction Generator”, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 86-94, Mar. 2013.
  • M. S. El Moursi 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.
  • M. S. El-Moursi, 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.
  • M. S. El-Moursi, "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.
  • M. S. El-Moursi, “A novel line drop secondary voltage control algorithm for variable speed wind turbines”, Wind Energy, Volume 13, Issue 7, October 2010.
  • M. S. El-Moursi, 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.
  • M. S. El-Moursi, G. 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.
  • M. S. El-Moursi, G. 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.
  • M. S. El-Moursi, 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.
  • M.S. El-Moursi, G. Joos, C. Abbey, “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.
  • M. S. El-Moursi, 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.
  • M. S. El-Moursi, 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.