Shehab Elsayed

Funded Investigators

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering | Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering Program

Research Interests

Professor Ahmed's research interests span the broad areas of power conversion and mechatronic systems. His research aims to intelligently merge electronics/mechanics/computing/control disciplines to develop novel devices and software that serve future smart grids and intelligent oil fields. His specific research interests in the field of smart grids includes: distributed/renewable power generation, utility power conversion, microgrid energy management/storage, hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrains, and HVDC systems. His work on oilfield subsurface mechatronic systems aims to enhance drilling operations, improve wellbore integrity assessment, and support successful wireline conveyance.

Selected Publications

  • A. Abdel-Khalik, A. Massoud. S. Ahmed, "Effect of DC-Link Voltage Limitation on Postfault Steady-State Performance of Asymmetrical Six-Phase Induction Machines", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 65, Issue 9, Page(s) 6890-6900, Sept. 2018.

  • M. Diab, A. Massoud, S. Ahmed, B. Williams, "A Dual Modular Multilevel Converter with High-Frequency Magnetic Links Between Submodules for MV Open-End Stator Winding Machine Drives", IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 33, Issue 6, Page(s) 5142-5159, June 2018.

  • A. Elserougi, A. Massoud, S. Ahmed, "A HVDC Shunt Tap based on Unidirectional Hybrid Modular DC-DC Converter with Simultaneous Charging and Sequential Discharging of Capacitors", Electric Power Systems Research, Vol. 158, Page(s) 37-44, May 2018.

  • A. Elserougi, A. Massoud, I. Abdelsalam, S. Ahmed, "Self-balanced Non-Isolated Hybrid Modular DC-DC Converter for Medium-Voltage DC Grids", IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Vol. 12, Issue 15, Page(s) 3626-3636, Aug. 2018.

  • X. Su, W. Li, A. Palazzolo, S. Ahmed, "Concentration Polarization and Permeate Flux Variation in a Vibration Enhanced Reverse Osmosis Membrane Module", Desalination, Vol. 433, Page(s): 75-88, May 2018.


  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2007

  • M.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2000

  • B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Alexandria University, 1999