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Prof. Bashar Zahawi

Prof. Bashar Zahawi

Prof. Bashar Zawani

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Address: P.O. Box 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971-(0)2-401 8219

Fax: +971-(0)2-447 2442

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Bashar Zahawi received his BSc and PhD degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Newcastle University, UK, in 1983 and 1988, respectively. Before coming to Khalifa University, Dr Zahawi held academic posts at the University of Manchester (UK) between 1994 and 2003 and Newcastle University (UK) from 2003 until 2014. Prior to his academic positions, he worked as a Design Engineer for a UK manufacturer of large variable speed drives and other power conversion equipment. His research interests include power electronics, power conversion, renewables, small scale generation and the application of nonlinear dynamical methods to electrical circuits and systems.

Dr Zahawi is a recipient of the Crompton Premium awarded by the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) and the Denny Medal awarded by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST).
 

  • PhD, Newcastle University, United Kingdom, 1988
  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Newcastle University. United Kingdom, 1983
  • Electric Circuits
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Power Systems
  • Power Electronics and variable Speed Drives
  • Small Scale Generation, Renewables and Smart Grid Technologies
  • Nonlinear Analysis and Control of Electrical Systems

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  • E. A. Sciberras, B. Zahawi, D. J. Atkinson, A. Breijs, and H. van Vugt, “Managing Shipboard Energy - a Stochastic Approach,” IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, Published online, 2016
  • I. Musa, S. Gadoue and B. Zahawi, “Integration of Induction Generator Based Distributed Generation in Power Distribution Networks Using a Discrete Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm,” Electric Power Components and Systems, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 268-277, 2016
  • A. M. Alturas, S. M. Gadoue, B. Zahawi, and M. A. Elgendy, "On the Identifiability of Steady-State Induction Machine Models Using External Measurements," IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 251-259, March 2016
  • M. A. Elgendy, D. J. Atkinson, and B. Zahawi, “Experimental Investigation of the Incremental Conductance Maximum Power Point Tracking Algorithm at High Perturbation Rates, IET Renewable Power Generation, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 133-139, February 2016
  • E. A. Sciberras, B. Zahawi, D. J. Atkinson, A. Juandó and A. Sarasquete, “Cold Ironing and Onshore Generation for Airborne Emission Reductions in Ports,” Proceedings of the IMechE, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, vol. 230, no. 1, pp. 67-82, February 2016
  • K. Mehran, B. Zahawi, D. Giaouris, and J. Wang, “Stability Analysis of Sliding-Grazing Phenomenon in Dry-Friction Oscillator using TS Fuzzy Approach,” ASME Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 061010, November 2015
  • G. Hutchison, B. Zahawi, K. Harmer, S. Gadoue, and D. Giaouris, “Non-Invasive Identification of Turbo-Generator Parameters from Actual Transient Network Data,” IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, vol. 9, no. 11, pp. 1129-1136, August 2015
  • E. A. Sciberras, B. Zahawi, D. J. Atkinson, “Electrical Characteristics of Cold Ironing Energy Supply for Birthed Ships,” Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, vol. 39, pp. 31-43, August 2015
  • M. A. Elgendy, B. Zahawi and D. J. Atkinson, “Operating Characteristics of the P&O Algorithm at High Perturbation Frequencies for Standalone PV Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 189-198, March 2015
  • B. M. H. Jassim, D. J. Atkinson, and B. Zahawi, “Modular Current Sharing Control Scheme for Parallel Connected Converters,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 887-897, February 2015
  • E. A. Sciberras, B. Zahawi, D. J. Atkinson and A. Juandó, “Electric Auxiliary Propulsion for Improved Fuel Efficiency and Reduced Emissions,” Proceedings of the IMechE, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, vol. 229, no. 1, pp. 36-44, February 2015
  • B. M. H. Jassim, B. Zahawi, and D. J. Atkinson, “Control of Parallel Connected Three-Phase PWM Converters without Inter-Module Reactors,” Journal of Power Electronics, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 116-122, January 2015
  • D. Giaouris, S. Banerjee, F. Stergiopoulos, S. Papadopoulou, S. Voutetakis, B. Zahawi, V. Pickert, A. Abusorrah, M. Al Hindawi and Y. Al-Turki, “Foldings and Grazings of Tori in Current Controlled Interleaved Boost Converters,” International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, vol. 42, no. 10, pp. 1080-1091, October 2014
  • I. Musa, S. Gadoue and B. Zahawi, “Integration of Distributed Generation in Power Networks Considering Constraints on Discrete Size of DG-units,” Electric Power Components and Systems, vol. 42, no. 9, pp. 984-994, 2014
  • B. Ji, V. Pickert, W Cao and B. Zahawi, “In-Situ Diagnostics and Prognostics of Wire Bonding Faults in IGBT Modules for Electric Vehicle Drives,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 28, no. 12, pp. 5568-5577, December 2013
  • G. Pannell, B. Zahawi, D. J. Atkinson and P. Missailidis, “Evaluation of the Performance of a DC-Link Brake Chopper as a DFIG Low-Voltage Fault-Ride-Through Device,” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 535-542, September 2013
  • M. A. Elgendy, V. Pickert, B. Zahawi, C. Morton and A. Ayob, “Dual Voltage Supply Converter for High-Speed Doubly Salient Reluctance Motors,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 1016-1024, February 2013
  • M. A. Elgendy, B. Zahawi and D. J. Atkinson, “Assessment of the Incremental Conductance Maximum Power Point Tracking Algorithm,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol.4, no.1, pp.108-117, January 2013
  • D. J. Atkinson, G. Pannell, W. Cao, B. Zahawi, T. Abeyasekera, and M. Jovanovic, “A Doubly-Fed Induction Generator Test Facility for Grid Fault Ride-Through Analysis,” IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine, vol.15, no.6, pp.20-27, December 2012
  • D. Giaouris, F. Stergiopoulos, C. Ziogou, D. Ipsakis, S. Banerjee, B. Zahawi, V. Pickert, S. Voutetakis, and S. Papadopoulou, “Nonlinear Stability Analysis and a New Design Methodology for a PEM Fuel Cell Fed DC-DC Boost Converter,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol. 37, no. 23, pp. 18205-18215, December 2012
  • K. Mehran, B. Zahawi and D. Giaouris, “Investigation of the Near-Grazing Behavior in Hard-Impact Oscillators using Model-Based TS Fuzzy Approach,” Nonlinear Dynamics, vol. 69, no. 3, pp. 1293-1309, August 2012
  • M. A. Elgendy, B. Zahawi and D. J. Atkinson, “Assessment of Perturb and Observe MPPT Algorithm Implementation Techniques for PV Pumping Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 21-33, January 2012
  • D. Giaouris, S. Banerjee, O. Imrayed, K. Mandal, B. Zahawi and V. Pickert, “Complex Interaction Between Tori and Onset of Three-Frequency Quasi-Periodicity in a Current Mode Controlled Boost Converter,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 207-214, January 2012
  • V. Pickert, B. Zahawi and D. Kalpoktsoglou, “Forced commutation controlled series capacitor (FCSC) circuit applied to stand-alone wave energy conversion buoys,” Proceedings of IMarEST, Part A- Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 15-23, January 2011
    Paper awarded the Denny Medal by the Institution of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)
  • G. Pannell, D. J. Atkinson and B. Zahawi, “Analytical Study of Grid-Fault Response of Wind Turbine Doubly Fed Induction Generator,” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 1081-1091, December 2010
  • M. A. Elgendy, B. Zahawi and D. J. Atkinson, “Comparison of Directly Connected and Constant Voltage Controlled Photovoltaic Pumping Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 184-192 , October 2010
  • G. Pannell, D. J. Atkinson and B. Zahawi, “Minimum-Threshold Crowbar for a Fault-Ride-Through Grid-Code-Compliant DFIG Wind Turbine,” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 750-759, September 2010
  • K. Ambusaidi, V. Pickert and B. Zahawi, “New Circuit Topology for Fault Tolerant H-Bridge DC–DC Converter,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 1509-1516, June 2010
  • K. Mehran, D. Giaouris and B. Zahawi, “Stability Analysis and Control of Nonlinear Phenomena in Boost Converter using Model-Based Takagi-Sugeno Fuzzy Approach,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 200-212, January 2010
  • D. Giaouris, S. Maity, S. Banerjee, V. Pickert and B. Zahawi, “Application of Filippov method for the analysis of subharmonic instability in dc-dc converters,” International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, vol. 37, pp. 899-919, 2009
  • H. A. Kazem, B. Zahawi and D. Giaouris, 2009, ‘Modeling of six-pulse rectifier operating under unbalanced supply conditions,’ ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 71-75, 2009
  • D. Giaouris, S. Banerjee, B. Zahawi and V. Pickert, ‘Stability Analysis of the Continuous Conduction Mode Buck Converter via the Filippov’s Method,’ IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, Vol. 55, No. 4, pp. 1084-1096, May 2008
  • D. Giaouris, S. Banerjee, B. Zahawi and V. Pickert, ‘Control of Fast Scale Bifurcations in Power Factor Correction Converters,’ IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, Vol. 54, No. 9, pp. 805-809, 2007