Professor Khaled Ahmed

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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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 Professor of power electronics at the University of Strathclyde (PEDEC Group). I have over 20 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 £5.2 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. 

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 20 PhD students: 12 have graduated, and 8 are ongoing.

I with my collaborators published over 180 technical papers in refereed journals and conferences, 1 book, 1 book chapter, and a patent (PCT/GB2017/051364). Total citations of 6000 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.

 

Projects:

Smart Grid TechnologyEC link

Publications:

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

Patent: (WO2017199016) DC/DC CONVERTER FOR HIGH POWER DC GRIDS 

IEEE Xplore

Google Scholar

Talks:

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)

Qualifications

  • 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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Publications

New analysis of VSC-based modular multilevel DC-DC converter with low interfacing inductor for hybrid LCC/VSC HVDC network interconnections
Abdelaziz Yousef N, Mansour Mohamed, Aboushady Ahmed A, Alsokhiry F, Ahmed Khaled H, Abdel-khalik Ayman S, Al-Turki Y
Alexandria Engineering Journal Vol 95, pp. 82-93 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aej.2024.03.056
Novel hierarchical energy management system for enhanced black start capabilities at distribution and transmission networks
Colak Ayse, Abouyehia Mohamed, Ahmed Khaled
Energies Vol 17 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.3390/en17112605
Modeling of Power Transformers for Grid-forming Converters Based Soft Energization Studies
Alassi Abdulrahman, Ahmed Khaled H, Egea-Alvarez Agusti
2024 4th International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (SGRE) (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1109/sgre59715.2024.10428922
Inverter parameters estimation using structured state-space and prediction error method
Qiblawey Yazan, Egea-Alvarez Agusti, Ahmed Khaled H, Alassi Abdulrahman
2024 4th International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (SGRE) 4th International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, pp. 1-6 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1109/SGRE59715.2024.10428833
An enhanced Series-Connected Offshore Wind Farm (SC-OWF) system considering fault resiliency
Tait James, Wang Shuren, Ahmed Khaled H
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery Vol 39, pp. 352-362 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1109/TPWRD.2022.3219373
New hybrid thyristor-based multilevel converter with DC fault blocking capability, for HVDC applications
Abdelaziz Yousef N, Ahmed Khaled H, Williams Barry W
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics Vol 39, pp. 911-923 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1109/TPEL.2023.3328058

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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

The 19th International Conference on AC and DC Power Transmission
Chair
1/3/2023
Current-type Power Hardware-in-the-Loop Interface for Black Start Testing of Grid Forming Converter
Contributor
19/10/2022
Unlocking Opportunities for DC Grids by DC-DC Fault Tolerant Converters
Speaker
29/6/2021
IEEE Access (Journal)
Associate Editor
2021
Alexandria Engineering Journal (Journal)
Editor
2021
How to Electrify UKCS Oil and Gas Platforms?
Speaker
21/10/2020

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Projects

Marine Vessels Onboard Charging Technologies
Ahmed, Khaled (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2024 - 31-Jan-2025
Off-grid EV Charging Infrastructure
Ahmed, Khaled (Principal Investigator) Bayram, I. Safak (Co-investigator) Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Co-investigator) Xu, Lie (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2024
BLADE - Alpha phase
Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Principal Investigator) Ahmed, Khaled (Co-investigator) Dysko, Adam (Co-investigator) Hong, Qiteng (Co-investigator) Xu, Lie (Co-investigator)
Linked to project RKES 221702
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2024
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

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Professor Khaled Ahmed
Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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