Ehab El-Saadany

Professor, PhD, Professor of Engineering, Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE), Tier 2 Canadian Research Chair


Ehab El-Saadany
University of Waterloo 
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
200 University Avenue West 
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 

Engineering 3 (E3) 4111
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 33035
Fax: 519-746-3077

Ehab El-Saadany's Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Teaching and supervision

Office hours: By appointment (email or call)


ECE = Electrical and Computer Engineering 

  • ECE 6604PD: Distributed Generation
  • ECE 6603PD: Electromagnetic Compatibility and Power Control
  • ECE 667: Sustainable Distributed Power Generation
  • ECE 261: Energy Systems
  • Mechatronics Engineering (MTE) 320: Actuators & Power Electronics
  • MTE 120: Circuits

Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and visitors

  • Aboelsood Zidan: PhD student. Research topic: Control and operation of smart grids. (May 09-today)
  • Hany Farag: PhD student. Research topic: Multi-agent techniques for micro grid operation and control. (Jan.09-today)
  • Rashid Alabri: PhD student. Thesis: "Voltage stability and power quality analysis with high Distribution Generation (DG) penetration." (Sept.07-today)
  • Dalia Zaki: PhD student. Thesis: "Bearingless microturbines." (May 07-today)
  • Mohammedreza Fakhari: MASc student. Research topic: Incorporating doubly fed induction generator (DFIG)-based wind power generator in microgrid frequency stabilization. (Jan.10-Dec.11)
  • Meghana Mukerji: MASc student. Research topic: Smart sensors. (Sept.08-May 2011)
  • Ahmed Khalifah: MASc student. Research topic: Photovoltaic (PV) interfacing and control. (Sept.08-Dec.2010)
  • Mohamed Mahmoud: PhD student. Thesis: "Planar electric based electrostatic micro-generator." (Sept.04-April 10)
  • Yasser Atwa: PhD student. Thesis: "Distribution system planning strategies and operation issues under high DG penetration levels." (Jan.06-Jan.10)
  • Mohamed AlBadi: PhD student. Thesis: "Wind power: economical valuation and power management." (Jan.06-Jan.10)
  • Mostafa Soliman:
    • Postdoc Fellow. Research topic: Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) fabrication of micro-power generators. (Sept.09-Aug.10) 
    • PhD student. Thesis: "Electromagnetic micro-power generator, analysis, design and simulation." (Jan.04-Aug.09)
  • Huo Limin: Visiting profc Research topic: Reliability improvement mechanisms in distribution systems with high distributed generation systems with high distributed generation penetration levels. (Mar.09-Sept.09)
  • Yasser Mohamed:
    • Postdoc Fellow. Research topic: Dynamic interactions in micro grids with different DG technologies. (Jan.09-Sept.09)
    • PhD student. Thesis: "A Robust voltage-sourced inverter-based interface for distributed energy resources in grid-connected and micro-grid systems." (May 06-Oct.08)
  • Anne-Claire Guise: Visiting Scholar (MASc). Research topic: DG availability using Monte Carlo simulation. (May 08-Sept.09)
  • Mohammed Essam: Visiting Scholar (MASc). Research topic: Supply adequacy evaluation in distribution systems with high PV-based DG penetration using Monte Carlo Simulation. (May 08-Aug.09)
  • Ali Alaboudy: PhD student. Thesis: "Power conditioning and performance enhancement of wind-based distributed generation." (Jan.06-Nov.08)
  • Ali H. Kassem: Visiting Scholar (PhD). Research topic: Wind based DG operation and control. (Sept.06-Aug.08)
  • Yanghua Liu: Visiting Scholar (PhD). Research topic: System reconfiguration in smart grids. (Aug.06-Aug.08)
  • Hani Fadali: MASc student. Thesis: "Fuel cell distributed generation: power conditioning, control and energy management (PDF)." (May 06-May 08)
  • Oliver Romanuik: MASc student. Thesis: "Designing a real-time grid simulator for use in market and A.G.C. studies." (Sept.06-Aug.08)
  • Abdullah H. Al-Badi: Visiting prof Research topic: Hybrid operation of different distributed generation. (Aug.06-Aug.07)
  • Tarek El-Fouly: PhD student. Thesis: "Wind farms production: control and prediction (PDF)." (Sept.02-May 07)
  • Mike Chen: MASc student. Thesis: "Fuel cell based distributed generation; modeling, operation, and economic evaluation." (Sept.04-Aug.06)
  • Salam Gabran: MASc student. Theses: "Design optimization methodology of sub-dermal electroencephalography dry spiked electrode array (PDF)."(Sept.04-Aug.06)
  • Mohamed Eldery: PhD student. Thesis: "Retrofit control to prevent Adjustible Speed Drive (ASD) premature trips due to power quality problems (PDF)." (Jan.03-Aug.06)
  • Hatem Zieleldin: PhD student. Thesis: "Distributed generation micro-grid operation: control, protection, and electricity market operation." (Sept.02-Aug.06)
  • Tarek Abdel-Galil: Postdoc Fellow. Research topic: Power quality events detection and classification. (June 03-Oct.04)
  • Ismeil El-Samahy: MASc student. Thesis: "Simulation and control of a four-quardrant switched reluctance motor drive for performance applications." (Sept.02-Aug.04)
  • Mostafa Marei: PhD student. Thesis: "Novel control algorithms for inverter-based custom power conditioners." (May 01-Apr.04)



  • Monitoring, identification and classification of power quality problems in distribution systems with emphasis on smart grid application
  • Performance evaluation and control of distribution systems with high penetration levels of distributed generation
  • Development of new control algorithms for the distributed generation interface in grid-connected and micro-grid systems
  • Utilization of distributed generation as a tool for power quality and voltage stability improvement
  • Analysis and control of wind-based distributed generation
  • Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) micro-generators design and fabrication
  • Smart grids operation and control
  • Distributed generation issues
  • Fuel cell interfacing
  • Mechatronics

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