Mohamed Ahmed (Sadek)

Adjunct Assistant Professor, PhD, Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (MIEEE), Professional Engineer in Ontario (PEng), Certificate in University Teaching (CUT)


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

Carl A. Pollock Hall (CPH) 2382A
Phone: 519-888-4567 Ext. 35317
Fax: 519-746-3077

Mohamed Ahmed's Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Teaching and supervision

Office hours: By appointment (email)


ECE = Electrical and Computer Engineering 

  • ECE 124: Digital Circuits and Systems
  • ECE 224: Embedded Microprocessor Systems
  • ECE 462: Electrical Distribution Systems
  • Mechatronics Engineering (MTE) 320: Actuators & Power Electronics
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME) 269: Electromechanical Devices and Power Processing

Graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and visitors

PhD graduates

  • Participated in the supervision of Nazila Rajaei (Ph.D. student at University of Waterloo), has finished April 2015. Thesis title: “Fault Current Management in Power Systems using Inverter Based Distributed Generators”.
  • Participated in the supervision of Ameena Saad Al-Sumaiti (Ph.D. student at University of Waterloo), has finished August 2015. Thesis title: “Power Generation Shortage in Developing Countries: Restrictions, Challenges and Proposed Solutions”

Masters/other research graduate degrees

  • Participated in the supervision of Abdulaziz Almutairi (Master student at University of Waterloo), has finished May 2014. Thesis title “Evaluating Wind Power Generating Capacity Adequacy Using MCMC Time Series Model”.

Current PhD Students

  • Participated in the supervision of Hani Aldhubaib (Ph.D. student at University of Waterloo), Topic: Reliability Analysis of Power Systems Considering the Effect of Weather Variations, started April 2014.
  • Co-Supervisor of Nitin Padman (Ph.D. student at University of Waterloo), Topic: TBD, started September 2014.
  • Co-Supervisor of Ayman Elkasrawy (Ph.D. student at Ryerson University), Topic: An overall framework for Demand Response Implementation by System Operators, started January 2014.



  • Renewable energy analysis
    • Solar and Wind Energy Sources
    • Renewable energy penetration analysis
    • Storage system design and analysis
  • Distribution system analysis
    • Distribution system planning, Load forecasting, and Substation engineering
    • Distribution system performance analysis
    • Reactive power control
    • Distribution system protection and reliability
  • Smart grid analysis
    • Load management advisory service for smart meters
    • Automatic fault detection and system restoration in smart systems
    • Decision assistive models for distribution systems asset management
    • Impact of distributed generation on smart grid operation and protection
  • Power system asset management and risk analysis
    • Transformer techno-economic replacement and end of life analysis
    • Transformer outage probability distribution analysis
    • Transmission lines decision support system (DSS) for the analysis and prioritization of asset sustainment investment
  • Power quality analysis
    • Power quality performance benchmarking
    • Power quality detection and identification
    • Power quality monitoring device locations in the distribution system
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