Lecturer, Regular Administrative Appoint

Contact InformationRamadan El Shatshat

Phone: 519-888-4567 x37063
Location: EIT 4021


Biography Summary

Ramadan El-Shatshat is a Continuing Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Currently, he is the director of the electric power engineering program in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department He is pursuing research on the areas that contribute to distribution system engineering. His research focuses on distribution automation, smart grids, energy management, operation and control of distributed generation as well as conversion of power obtained from renewable energy sources to grid-quality ac power. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada.

Dr. El-Shatshat has have published a number of papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and presented several papers in national and international conferences.

Research Interests

  • Planning, operation and control of Power Distribution Systems
  • Smart grids and microgrids:
  • Intelligent Microgrid Operation and Control
  • Artificial Intelligence Application to Power Systems
  • stochastic and optimization Models for Distribution System Operation and Planning
  • Implementation of Optimal Voltage/Reactive power control
  • Wide-scale deployment of wind and solar power and energy storage systems
  • Electric Vehicles in Distribution Systems
  • Impacts of large solar and wind energy sources on utility grid performance
  • Power Quality Analysis
  • AI-Based estimation and monitoring techniques


  • 2001, Doctorate, PhD, University of Waterloo
  • 1996, Master's, MSc, University of Garyounis
  • 1984, Bachelor's, BSc, University of Garyounis


  • ECE 661 - HVDC and FACTS
    • Taught in 2014, 2016
  • ECE 6614PD - Industrial Utilization of Electrical Energy
    • Taught in 2015, 2016, 2018
  • MTE 120 - Circuits
    • Taught in 2015
  • ECE 662 - Power Systems Analysis and Control
    • Taught in 2015, 2017
  • ME 269 - Electromechanical Devices and Power Processing
    • Taught in 2014, 2016, 2017
  • ECE 361 - Power Systems and Components
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • ECE 668 - Distribution System Engineering
    • Taught in 2018
  • ECE 140 - Linear Circuits
    • Taught in 2018
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Abdoulmenim Bilh, Kshirasagar Naik and Ramadan El-Shatshat, “ Evaluating Electric Vehicles’ Response Time to Regulation Signals in Smart Grids,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Year: 2018 , Volume: 14 , Issue: 3 , Page s: 1210 – 1219 (Accepted in 2018)
  • Hasan Alrajhi Alsiraji, Ramadan El-Shatshat and Amr A. Radwan, “A novel control strategy for the interlinking converter in hybrid microgrid,” paper presented in 2017 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA, 16-20 July 2017 (Accepted in 2017)
  • Aboelsood Zidan, Mutaz Khairalla, Ahmed M. Abdrabou, Tarek Khalifa, Khaled Shaban, Atef Abdrabou, Ramadan El Shatshat* and Ahmed M. Gaouda, “Fault Detection, Isolation, and Service Restoration in Distribution Systems: State-of-the-Art and Future Trends,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Volume 8 , Issue 5 , pp. 2170 – 2185, Sept. 2017(* Corresponding Author). (Accepted in 2017)
  • Hasan Alrajhi Alsiraji and Ramadan El-Shatshat, “ Comprehensive assessment of virtual synchronous machine based voltage source converter controllers,” IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, , Volume 11 , Issue 7, pp. 1762 – 1769, June 2017. (Accepted in 2017)
  • Mostafa, Haytham A and El Shatshat, Ramadan and Salama, MMA, A Correlated Equilibrium Game-Theoretic Approach for Multiple Participants Electric Distribution Systems Operation, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 7(1), 2016, 32 - 42
  • ElNozahy, MS and EL-Shatshat, RA and Salama, MMA, Single-phasing detection and classification in distribution systems with a high penetration of distributed generation, Electric Power Systems Research, 131, 2016, 41 - 48
  • Ghunem, Refat Atef and El-Shatshat, Ramadan and Ozgonenel, Okan, A Novel Selection Algorithm of a Wavelet-Based Transformer Differential Current Features, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 29(3), 2014, 1120 - 1126
  • Mostafa, Haytham A and El Shatshat, Ramadan and Salama, Magdy MA, Optimal Distribution Systems Operation Using Smart Matching Scheme (SMS) for Smart Grid Applications, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 5(4), 2014, 1938 - 1948
  • Mostafa, Haytham A and El-Shatshat, Ramadan and Salama, Magdy MA, Multi-objective optimization for the operation of an electric distribution system with a large number of single phase solar generators, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 4(2), 2013, 1038 - 1047