Ehab El-Saadany

Adjunct Professor
Ehab El-Saadany

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Ehab El-Saadany
Power Energy Systems Group

Biography summary

Ehab El-Saadany is an Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor and a member of the Power and Energy Systems Group at the University of Waterloo.

Professor El-Saadany’s research areas of interest include performance evaluation and control of distributed systems with high penetration levels of distributed generation, smart grids operation and control; and analysis and control of wind based distributed generation. He is also interested in the development of new control algorithms for the distributed generation interface in grid-connected and micro-grid systems.

Professor El-Saadany’s research work also involves the monitoring, identification and classification of power quality issues in distributed systems with emphasis on smart grid applications and the utilization of distributed generation as a tool for power quality and voltage stability improvement.

In addition to his many accomplishments, Professor El-Saadany was the recipient of the Early Researcher Award Province of Ontario in 2007. He is a co-holder of three patents, as well as a senior member of the IEEE and a referee and reviewer for various journals and conferences. In 2009 Dr. El-Saadany received the Canada Research Chair (CRC) award for his work on Distributed Generation integration and in 2014 Dr. El-Saadany received a second CRC for his innovative work on Smart Distribution Systems.

Research interests

  • Distribution systems operation and control
  • Distributed generation
  • Sustainable energy
  • Power electronics interfacing
  • Power quality issues
  • Planning and optimization
  • System reliability
  • Energy Systems
  • Power systems
  • Renewable energy
  • Smart buildings
  • Smart communities
  • Smart Distribution Systems
  • Power Quality
  • Microgrids
  • Fuel cell interfacing
  • Mechatronics
  • Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) Micro-power generators
  • Cybersecurity
  • Infrastructure integrity


  • 1998, Doctorate, Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • 1990, Master of Science, Electrical Power and Machines Engineering, Aim Shams University
  • 1986, Bachelor of Science (BSc), Electrical Power and Machines Engineering, Aim Shams University


  • ECE 6603PD - Electromagnetic Compatibility and Power Quality
    • Taught in 2020
  • ECE 6604PD - Distributed Generation
    • Taught in 2019

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Selected/recent publications

  • Zidan, Aboelsood A and Shaaban, Mostafa F and El-Saadany, Ehab F, Impacts of Feeder Reconfiguration on Renewable Resources Allocation in Balanced and Unbalanced Distribution Systems, Electric Power Components and Systems, 2016, 1 - 16
  • Mahmoud, Yousef and Abdelwahed, Mohamed and El-Saadany, Ehab F, An Enhanced MPPT Method Combining Model-Based and Heuristic Techniques, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 7(2), 2016, 576 - 585
  • Akhavan-Rezai, Elham and Shaaban, Mostafa F and El-Saadany, EF and Karray, Fakhri, Online intelligent demand management of plug-in electric vehicles in future smart parking lots, IEEE Systems Journal, 10(2), 2016, 483 - 494
  • Mahmoud, Yousef and El-Saadany, Ehab F, Fast power-peaks estimator for partially shaded PV systems, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 31(1), 2016, 206 - 217
  • Hamad, Amr A and Azzouz, Maher Abdelkhalek and El-Saadany, Ehab F, Multiagent supervisory control for power management in DC microgrids, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 7(2), 2016, 1057 - 1068

Graduate studies