Dr Khaled Ahmed

Reader

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 12 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 £2.5 million as Primary and Co-Investigator on projects funded by EPRSC, 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 110 technical papers in refereed journals and conferences, 1 book, 1 book chapter, and a patent (PCT/GB2017/051364). Total citations of 4334 and h-index of 27.

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 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?

 

 

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    • Modular DC/DC converter for high power applications
    • Operation and design of modular multilevel converters for HVDC
    • Parallel operation of inverter based distributed generation units in microgrids
    • MPPT techniques for wind energy and PV systems.

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, Fellow.
  • The Scottish Institute for Solar Energy Research (SISER), Member.
  • The Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers, Member.

Publications

Comprehensive assessment of fault-resilient schemes based on energy storage integrated modular converters for AC-DC conversion systems
Wang Shuren, Vozikis Dimitrios, Ahmed Khaled, Holliday Derrick, Williams Barry
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1109/TPWRD.2021.3097147
Standardized assessment framework for design and operation of weak AC grid-connected VSC controllers
Morris Jennifer F, Ahmed Khaled H, Egea-Àlvarez Agustí
IEEE Access Vol 9, pp. 95282-95293 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3094503
Improved damping control method for grid-forming converters using LQR and optimally weighted feedback control loops
Ahmed Mohamed, Alsokhiry F, Abdel-Khalik Ayman S, Ahmed Khaled H, Al-Turki Y
IEEE Access (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3089197
Coordinating control of an offshore LVDC microgrid based renewable energy resources for voltage regulation and circulating current minimization
Nassar Walid, Anaya-Lara Olimpo, Ahmed Khaled
Energies Vol 14 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.3390/en14123384
Assessment of predictive current control of six-phase induction motor with different winding configurations
Shawier Abdullah, Habib Abdelrahman, Mamdouh Mohamed, Abdel-Khalik Ayman Samy, Ahmed Khaled H
IEEE Access (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3085083
A new hybrid dual active bridge modular multilevel based DC-DC converter for HVDC networks
Ashraf Mohamed, Nazih Yousef, Alsokhiry Fahad, Ahmed Khaled H, Abdel-khalik Ayman S, Al-Turki Yusuf
IEEE Access, pp. 62055-62073 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3074543

More publications

Research interests

Research Topics

  • Distributed generation and microgrids for standalone and grid-connected applications 
  • Wind farm integration using power electronics
  • MPPT control for photovoltaic grid connected systems
  • Resonant converters for high voltage high power systems
  • Power quality modification using active power filter
  • high power high voltage DC/DC converters
  • 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

Alexandria Engineering Journal (Journal)
Editor
2021
IEEE Access (Journal)
Associate Editor
2021
How to Electrify UKCS Oil and Gas Platforms?
Speaker
21/10/2020
9th IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA) 2020
Chair
27/9/2020
IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (Journal)
Guest editor
2/2020
IEEE Open Journal of the Industrial Electronics Society (Journal)
Associate Editor
2020

More professional activities

Projects

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 - 01-Jan-2022
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids | Tait, James Gordon
Ahmed, Khaled (Principal Investigator) Burt, Graeme (Co-investigator) Tait, James Gordon (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids | Naraghipour, Kianoush
Ahmed, Khaled (Principal Investigator) Booth, Campbell (Co-investigator) Naraghipour, Kianoush (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 01-Jan-2021
REMS | Kervyn de Meerendre, Mathieu
Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Principal Investigator) Ahmed, Khaled (Co-investigator) Kervyn de Meerendre, Mathieu (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 01-Jan-2022

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Address

Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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