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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 Senior Lecturer 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 12 PhD students: 6 have graduated, and 6 are ongoing.

I with my collaborators published over 100 technical papers in refereed journals and conferences, 1 book, 1 book chapter, and a patent (PCT/GB2017/051364). Total citations of 3231 and h-index of 25.

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. In 2016, I was invited to be Guest Editor for the IET Power Electronics special issue on ‘Power Electronics Converters for Marine Renewable Energy Applications’, and am a member of the Editorial Boards for the Electric Power Components and Systems Journal, the International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology, the Innovative Engineering Journal, and the Journal of Control Science and Engineering. 

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

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, £75k, October 2012-March 2016.
  • EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council), ‘DC Networks with DC‑DC Converters for Integration of Large Renewable Sources’, CI, £734,786, March 2013-December 2016.
  • Kick Start Award, Encompass project, ‘Coastal Solar Array’, PI, £5k, 2014.
  • The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland Research Grant, PI, £7.5k, 2015.
  • Royal Society Research Grant, PI, £15k, 2015.
  • British Council Researcher Link Workshop Grant, PI, £32k, 2015.
  • Scottish Funding Council, ‘Micro Wind turbine’ PI, £5k, 2015.
  • EU Project, ‘Smart Grid Technology’, PI, €626k, 2016-2019.
  • Scottish Funding Council, ‘Modified Metal Detection Machine’ PI, £5k, 2016.
  • Oil and Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) and Technip Umbilicals Ltd, ‘Load-Bearing MV Cable Termination for Umbilicals’, CI, £45k, 2017.
  • KTP in collaboration with Ace Aquatec Ltd., ‘Fish Stunning Improvements’ PI, £152k, 2017-2019.

Academic / Professional 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.

Expertise & Capabilities

  • 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.

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Projects 2013 2020

Research Output 2007 2019

Open Access
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Diodes
Capacitors
Electric potential
Reluctance motors
Braking
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Power converters
Controllability
Energy storage
Control systems
Networks (circuits)

Activities 2012 2019

HVDC Transmission Systems and DC Grids: Developments and Challenges

Khaled Ahmed (Speaker)
29 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Smart Grid: Is it the Right Choice for the Future?

Khaled Ahmed (Speaker)
Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk