Dr Khaled Ahmed


Electronic and Electrical Engineering


Personal statement

I received my PhD degree in power electronics from the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde in 2008. In 2011, following a period of employment as a Research Associate at Strathclyde, I was appointed as a Lecturer in Power Electronics at the University of Aberdeen, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2015. Currently, I am a Reader in power electronics at the University of Strathclyde (PEDEC Group). I have over 18 years of research experience in power electronics, electrical power engineering, renewable energy integration, distributed generation, solar energy systems, off-shore wind energy, DC/DC converters, smart grids, and HVDC.

I have won funding of £4.9 million as Primary and Co-Investigator on projects funded by EPSRC, the EU, the British Council, the Royal Society, Encompass, the Carnegie Trust, the Scottish Funding Council, the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre, and industry. Projects involve significant national and international collaboration: e.g. EPSRC grant EP/K006428/1 (£734,786) ‘DC Networks with DC/DC Converters for Integration of Large Renewable Sources’ which includes the Universities of Aberdeen and Strathclyde, the China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI), Hua Zhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU).

I have extensive experience of working with industry, having collaborated with Aker Solutions, Proven, Technip Umbilicals Ltd, and Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE). I have also designed and delivered a continuing professional development (CPD) course on HVDC for the SSE HVDC technology engineering team.

I have supervised/co-supervised 18 PhD students: 10 have graduated, and 8 are ongoing.

I with my collaborators published over 150 technical papers in refereed journals and conferences, 1 book, 1 book chapter, and a patent (PCT/GB2017/051364). Total citations of 5160 and h-index of 28.

I am a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Industrial Electronics and Power Electronics Societies, IET member and Charted Engineer. I am a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA). I am a member of the international PEMD and ICRERA conference organising committees. I am an Associate Editor of the IEEE Open Journal of the Industrial Electronics Society and the Elsevier Alexandria Engineering Journal.



Smart Grid TechnologyEC link


Text Book: High Voltage Direct Current Transmission: Converters, Systems and DC Grids


IEEE Xplore

Google Scholar


How to electrify UKCS oil and gas platforms?



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Area of Expertise

  • Electrification for offshore Oil and Gas assets for future Energy Transition.
  • Modular DC/DC converter for high power applications
  • Grid-forming converters for future grids
  • Parallel operation of inverter based distributed generation units in microgrids
  • Distributed generation and microgrids for standalone and grid-connected applications 
  • Wind farm integration using power electronics
  • Multilevel converters for high power application (FACTS & HVDC)


  • IEEE Industrial and Power Electronics Societies, Senior Member.
  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Member.
  • Engineering Council UK, Registered Chartered Engineer.
  • The Higher Education Academy, Senior Fellow.
  • The Scottish Institute for Solar Energy Research (SISER), Member.
  • The Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers, Member.
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Modified extended complex Kalman filter for DC offset and distortion rejection in grid-tie transformerless converters
El-Nagar Mohammed, Ahmed Khaled, Hamdan Eman, Abdel-Khalik Ayman S, Hamad Mostafa S, Ahmed Shehab
Applied Sciences Vol 13 (2023)
Responsive and resilient vector current control for variable grids
Kervyn de Meerendre Mathieu, Ahmed Khaled H, Egea Àlvarez Agustí
Open Journal of Power Electronics Vol 4, pp. 463-473 (2023)
Power density improvement due to rotor flux screens in an SRM with a higher number of rotor poles than stator poles
Abdel-Aziz Ali A, Ahmed Khaled H, Massoud Ahmed M, Williams Barry W
Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development Vol 9, pp. 11-20 (2023)
Grid-forming VSM control for black-start applications with experimental PHiL validation
Alassi Abdulrahman, Feng Zhiwang, Ahmed Khaled, Syed Mazheruddin, Egea-Alvarez Agusti, Foote Colin
International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems Vol 151 (2023)
Robust damping and decoupling controller for interconnected power network based on distributed energy resources
Ahmed Mohamed, Alsokhiry F, Ahmed Khaled H, Abdel-Khalik Ayman, Al-Turki Y
International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems Vol 145 (2023)
Comparative assessment of four low voltage fault ride through techniques (LVFRT) for wind energy conversion systems (WECSs)
Tait James, Wang Shuren, Ahmed Khaled, Adam Grain Philip
Alexandria Engineering Journal Vol 61, pp. 10463-10476 (2022)

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Research Interests

Research Topics

  • Electrification for offshore assets and future Energy Transition.
  • High power high voltage DC/DC converters
  • Grid-forming converters for future grids
  • Distributed generation and microgrids for standalone and grid-connected applications 
  • Wind farm integration using power electronics
  • Resonant converters for high voltage high power systems
  • Multilevel converters for high power application (FACTS & HVDC)

Research Grants

  • Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Ltd, UK, ‘Circuit Optimisation for Multi-infeed HVDC Systems’, CI, 2012-2016.
  • EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council), ‘DC Networks with DC‑DC Converters for Integration of Large Renewable Sources’, CI, 2013-2016.
  • Kick Start Award, Encompass project, ‘Coastal Solar Array’, PI, 2014.
  • The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland Research Grant, PI, 2015.
  • Royal Society Research Grant, PI, 2015.
  • British Council Researcher Link Workshop Grant, PI, 2015.
  • Scottish Funding Council, ‘Micro Wind turbine’ PI, 2015.
  • EU Project, ‘Smart Grid Technology’, PI, 2016-2019.
  • Scottish Funding Council, ‘Modified Metal Detection Machine’ PI, 2016.
  • Oil and Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) and Technip Umbilicals Ltd, ‘Load-Bearing MV Cable Termination for Umbilicals’, CI, 2017.
  • KTP in collaboration with Ace Aquatec Ltd., ‘Fish Stunning Improvements’ PI, 2017-2019.
  • Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC), ‘Realising the Value of Offshore Grid Access for Small Pools’ PI, 2019-2020.
  • Innovate UK, ‘High Speed, Magnet Free Traction Motors and Drives’, PI, 2019-2020.
  • Iberdrola, ‘Design and testing of novel AC/DC microgrid control algorithms’, PI, 2019-2020.
  • Rolls Royce Ltd., ‘Comparison of Power Electronics Converter System Options’, PI, 2019-2020.
  • Iberdrola, ‘Distributed Generation Black Start’, PI, 2020.

Professional Activities

Current-type Power Hardware-in-the-Loop Interface for Black Start Testing of Grid Forming Converter
Unlocking Opportunities for DC Grids by DC-DC Fault Tolerant Converters
Alexandria Engineering Journal (Journal)
IEEE Access (Journal)
Associate Editor
How to Electrify UKCS Oil and Gas Platforms?
9th IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA) 2020

More professional activities


Introduction to Power Electronics and Electric Machines
Ahmed, Khaled (Principal Investigator) Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Co-investigator) McNeill, Neville (Co-investigator) Xu, Lie (Co-investigator)
26-Jan-2023 - 08-Jan-2023
SIF Black start Demonstrator from offshore wind (SIF BLADE)
Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Principal Investigator) Ahmed, Khaled (Co-investigator) Dysko, Adam (Co-investigator) Tzelepis, Dimitrios (Co-investigator) Xu, Lie (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2023
HVDC-based grid architectures for reliable and resilient WIdeSprEad hybrid AC/DC transmission systems
Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Principal Investigator) Ahmed, Khaled (Co-investigator) Bell, Keith (Co-investigator) Xu, Lie (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2026
Realising the value of offshore grid access for small pools
Ahmed, Khaled (Principal Investigator) Burt, Graeme (Co-investigator) Xu, Lie (Co-investigator)
03-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020
High Speed, Magnet Free Traction Motors and Drives
Ahmed, Khaled (Principal Investigator) Williams, Barry (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2020
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind & Marine Energy Systems | Morris, Jennifer
Ahmed, Khaled (Principal Investigator) Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Co-investigator) Morris, Jennifer (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 16-Jan-2023

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Dr Khaled Ahmed
Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Email: khaled.ahmed@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 2516