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Mohamed F. M. Abdelfattah, dósent

Deild:Tæknisvið / Verkfræðideild 
Aðsetur:School of Technology, Department of Engineering 
Sími:5996555 
Netfang:abdelfattahru.is 
Vefur:http://www.ru.is/starfsfolk/abdelfattah

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Biography about me : Work and Education

Name: Mohamed Abdelfattah
Publication Names: “MF Abdel-Fattah” & “Mohamed F. Abdel-Fattah”
Education: Ph.D., MS & B.Sc. in Electrical Power Engineering
Currently:
Associate Professor, Electrical Power Engineering
Reykjavik University, Reykjavik, Iceland
Email: abdelfattah@ru.is, Tel. + 354-5996555
Website: https://www.ru.is/haskolinn/starfsfolk/abdelfattah  
Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.fi/citations?user=wqRLYMAAAAAJ&hl=en 

I have research and teaching experiences spanning more than 23 years, in Egypt, Finland and Iceland, in the area of ​​electrical power engineering, power systems protection, and smart grids.

I have research and teaching experiences spanning more than 23 years, since I started my work with Zagazig University in Egypt, as a teaching / research assistant, in 1996. This is followed by teaching and research work experiences in Finland and Iceland, in the area of electrical power engineering, power systems protection and transients. I have very long experience in teaching different fundamental and advanced courses in electrical engineering and power systems and protection. My research experience is mainly related to the development of the transient-based protection (TBP) utilizing the fault transient components, arcing fault investigations and self-extinction and the development of the self-healing capability for smart distribution grids.

My experience includes about 13 years of postdoctoral experience, including 5 years at RU. I have a long history of teaching experience, research publications that include 8 good journal papers and 29 conference papers. I also have many international scientific activities (such as invited professor, presentations and conference activities). I already supervised master´s and doctoral students.

Currently, I am an associate professor, electrical power engineering, with the School of Technology at Reykjavik University, Iceland, since 2020. I joined Reykjavik University as an assiatant professor (2014-2020). At Reykjavik University, I designed many courses, developed it and currently teach some of it. These courses include undergraduate courses such as power systems, electrical circuit analysis and electrical circuit design and MSc courses, in electrical power engineering, such as smart grids, power electronics and integrated project in protection. Currently, I am teaching three courses: smart grids (MSc), power systems, and electric circuits. I also taught other courses such as integrated project in protection, power electronics, electric machines and electric circuit design. In parallel with teaching, I am developing my research in smart grids and power system protection areas.

I was working at Aalto University in Finland before moving to Iceland. I joined Aalto University for about 7 years (2007-2014), as a post-doctoral researcher / lecturer (PhD), with power systems group. I started by two years postdoc, followed by research work within the “smart grids and energy markets (SGEM)” project. My work was related to the development of the self-healing capability of the smart distribution networks, including the investigation into the earth fault properties, the self-extinction property of arcing earth faults under different neutral treatment conditions and the development of the transient-based protection techniques. At Aalto University, I designed and developed many courses and I was lecturing 5 courses related to electric power systems.

I received my bachelor´s (BSc) degree in 1995. This was followed by master (MSc), in 2000, and doctoral (PhD), in 2006, degrees research, in parallel with teaching and supervision of many students in Egypt. Besides my position as a faculty member at Zagazig University, Egypt, I also worked part-time for electrical engineering company as a “technical problem-solver,” and a “technical trainer” for a considerable time.

This experience has extended to continuous post-doctoral research and teaching for about 7 years, at Aalto University, Finland, and currently as an assistant professor at Reykjavik University, Iceland, since September 2014.
 


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Education:

2020-Currently: Associate Professor
2014-2020: Assistant Professor PhD
Reykjavik University, Iceland
- Teaching courses for BSc Electrical Engineeing and MSC Electrical Power programs.
- Reseaching in the area of protection of electrical power systems and smart-grids. 
 
2007–2014 Post-Doctoral (Teaching and Research)
Aalto University, Finland
Department of Electrical Engineering (Power Systems Group)
- Teaching and developments of many "Electrical Power Systems" courses, including new "Protective rElaying and Distribution Automation" course.
- Research work started by Post-Doc, for two years, and followed by work in the Smart-Grids project, for about five years, including self-healing networks, self-extinction of arcing faults and transient-based protection techniques for earth-fault detection in medium voltage distribution networks (urban and rural MV Finnish networks (10 and 20 kV).
 
2001–2006 Doctoral Degree Study (Ph.D.)
Zagazig University, Egypt
Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical Power Engineering.
Thesis Topic: Protection of Electrical Power Systems (500 kV transmission lines).
Thesis Title: "Ultra High-Speed Distance Protection System with Adequate Digital Backup Stage-Theory and Hardware".
 
1997–2000 Master Degree Study (M.Sc.) 
Zagazig University, Egypt
Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical Power Engineering.
Thesis Topic: Protection of Electrical Power Systems (220 kV transmission lines)
Thesis Title: "Digital Protection - Integrated Distance Relay"
 
1990–1995 Bachelor Degree Study (B.Sc.)
Zagazig University, Egypt
Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical Power Engineering.
Grade: Excellent with distinction and first class honors
Bachelor Graduation Project, Grade: Excellent
Project Topic: Protection of Electrical Power Systems  (220 kV transmission lines)
Project Title: "A Distance Relay with Variable Quadrilateral Characteristics"
 

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Career:

2020-Currently: Associate Professor
2014-2020: Assistant Professor PhD
Reykjavik University, Iceland
School of Science and Engineering.
 
2007-2014: Lecturer/Researcher PhD (Post-Doctoral)  
Aalto University, Finland
School of Electrical Engineering,
Department of Electrical Engineering (Power Systems Group)
 
2006-2007: Lecturer PhD/Assistant Professor
Zagazig University, Egypt
Faculty of Engineering (Electrical Power Systems),
Department of Electrical Power and Machines Engineering
 
2000-2006: Assistant Lecturer MSc
Zagazig University, Egypt
Faculty of Engineering (Electrical Power Systems),
Department of Electrical Power and Machines Engineering
 
1996-2000: Teaching Assistant BSc
Zagazig University, Egypt
Faculty of Engineering (Electrical Power Systems),
Department of Electrical Power and Machines Engineering

Kennsluferill í HR

2021-1T-867-GRIDSmart-Grid and Sustainable Power Systems
2020-3T-306-RAS1Greining rása
2020-1RT RAK1003Raforkukerfi I
2020-1T-867-GRIDSmart-Grid and Sustainable Power Systems
2019-3T-306-RAS1Greining rása
2019-1RT RVE1003Rafmagnsvélar
2019-1RT RAK1003Raforkukerfi I
2019-1T-867-GRIDSmart-Grid and Sustainable Power Systems
2018-3T-306-RAS1Greining rása
2018-1T-867-GRIDSmart-Grid and Sustainable Power Systems
2017-1T-867-GRIDSmart-Grid and Sustainable Power Systems
2016-3T-306-RAS1Greining rása
2016-3T-316-RAS2Hönnun rása
2016-1RT RAS1003Greining rafrása
2016-1RT RAK1003Raforkukerfi I
2015-3T-316-RAS2Hönnun rása
2015-1T-866-POELKraftrafeindatækni II
2015-1T-869-INTESamþætt verkefni í raforkuverkfræði
2014-3T-316-RAS2Hönnun rása

Rannsóknir

My current research activities are mainly related to:

Protection of Electrical Power Systems:
-    Smart wide-area protective schemes
-    Efficient and fast transient-based protection systems
-    Earth-fault detection, diagnosis and location in medium and high-voltage systems, under different network earthing conditions.

Smart-Grids Technology:
-    Intelligent protection systems
-    Self-extinguished arcing faults
-    Self-healing networks, for smart-grids
-    Renewable energy utilization, for smart-grids
 


Útgáfur

 

Journal Publications:
   
PJ07    M. F. Abdel-Fattah and J. Punt, “An Energy Market Model for Homes with Battery Energy Storage and Solar Photovoltaic Systems: A Case Study,” International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering, vol. 8, iss. 5, Nov. 2019, pp. 66-72.
http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/journal/paperinfo?journalid=164&doi=10.11648/j.ijepe.20190805.11

PJ06    A. Landeros, S. Koziel and M.F. Abdel-Fattah, “Distribution Network Reconfiguration for Power Loss Reduction and Voltage Profile Improvement by Means of Feasibility-Preserving Evolutionary Optimization," Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy, vol. 7, iss. 3, May 2019, pp 589–598. (ISI Journal)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s40565-018-0480-7
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs40565-018-0480-7
https://rdcu.be/bdoOY

PJ05    M. F. Abdel-Fattah, M. Lehtonen and X. Bingyin, “A New Correlation-Based Earth Fault Indication Algorithm Using Only Transient Current Measurements,” International Review of Electrical Engineering (IREE) Journal, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 111-121, May-June 2014.
(ISI Journal)
https://www.praiseworthyprize.org/jsm/index.php?journal=iree&page=issue&op=view&path%5B%5D=82
http://www.praiseworthyprize.org/latest_issues/journals/IREE_issues.html

PJ04    M. F. Abdel-Fattah and M. Lehtonen, “The High-Temperature Effect on the Breakdown Voltage of an Air-Gap at Atmospheric Pressure with Reference to Paschen Curve,” International Review of Electrical Engineering (IREE) Journal, Nov-Dec 2013, vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 1876-1881.
(ISI Journal)
https://www.praiseworthyprize.org/jsm/index.php?journal=iree&page=issue&op=view&path%5B%5D=84
http://www.praiseworthyprize.org/latest_issues/journals/IREE_issues.html

PJ03    M. F. Abdel-Fattah and M. Lehtonen, “Transient algorithm based on earth capacitance estimation for earth-fault detection in medium-voltage networks,” IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution (IET Journal), Feb. 2012, vol. 6, issue 2, pp. 161–166.
(ISI Journal)
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=6141131
https://digital-library.theiet.org/content/journals/iet-gtd

PJ02    M. F. Abdel-Fattah and M. Lehtonen, “A new transient impedance-based algorithm for earth fault detection in medium voltage networks,” Journal of Energy and Power Engineering (JEPE), vol. 6, no. 2, Feb. 2012, pp. 240-249.
http://www.davidpublisher.org/index.php/Home/Article/index?id=19440.html  

PJ01    M. F. Abdel-Fattah and M. Lehtonen, “A novel transient current-based differential algorithm for earth fault detection in medium voltage distribution networks,” Journal of Energy and Power Engineering (JEPE), vol. 6, no. 1, Jan. 2012, pp. 81-89.
http://www.davidpublisher.org/index.php/Home/Article/index?id=19407.html


    
International Conference/Proceedings Publications:

PC28    M. F. Abdel-Fattah, J. Punt “Investigations on the Integration of Solar Photovoltaic with Battery Energy Storage for Home Energy System,” The 2019 IEEE 60th International Scientific Conference on Power and Electrical Engineering of Riga Technical University (RTUCON 2019), Riga, Latvia, October 7-9, 2019. (ISI)
http://www.conference.rtu.lv/index.html

PC27    S. Buhlmann, M. F. Abdel-Fattah, “A Review on the High-Altitude Wind Power Kites with the Proposed Control Methods,” The 2019 IEEE 60th International Scientific Conference on Power and Electrical Engineering of Riga Technical University (RTUCON 2019), Riga, Latvia, October 7-9, 2019. (ISI)
http://www.conference.rtu.lv/index.html

PC26    F. Pálsson, M. F. Abdel-Fattah, “Particle Swarm Optimization Method for Solving an Economic Dispatch Problem,” The 2019 IEEE 60th International Scientific Conference on Power and Electrical Engineering of Riga Technical University (RTUCON 2019), Riga, Latvia, October 7-9, 2019. (ISI)
http://www.conference.rtu.lv/index.html

PC25    M. Dall’Agnol, R. Grossele, S. Lyngholm and M.F. Abdel-Fattah, “Electric and Thermal Heating Systems for Use in Household in the South of Europe: A Comparison Study,” The IEEE 59th International Scientific Conference on Power and Electrical Engineering of Riga Technical University (RTUCON 2018), Riga, Latvia, November 12-13, 2018. (ISI)
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8659883
DOI: 10.1109/RTUCON.2018.8659883

PC24    Al. Moses, A. Landeros and M.F. Abdel-Fattah, “Particle Swarm Optimization for Sizing Hybrid Power Systems Incorporating Demand Response,” The IEEE 59th International Scientific Conference on Power and Electrical Engineering of Riga Technical University (RTUCON 2018), Riga, Latvia, November 12-13, 2018. (ISI)
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8659835
DOI: 10.1109/RTUCON.2018.8659835

PC23    R.S.B. Barajas, C.M. Medino and M.F. Abdel-Fattah, “Wind Energy Reserve Power Integration for Improving Icelandic Grid Stability: A Case Study in the Westfjords,” The IEEE 59th International Scientific Conference on Power and Electrical Engineering of Riga Technical University (RTUCON 2018), Riga, Latvia, November 12-13, 2018. (ISI)
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8659897
DOI: 10.1109/RTUCON.2018.8659897

PC22    A. Landeros, S. Koziel, M.F. Abdel-Fattah and G. Gutiérrez-Alcaraz, “Distribution Network Reconfiguration for Voltage Stability Enhancement via Feasibility-Preserving Evolutionary Optimization,” The IEEE 18th Canada Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC 2018), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 10-11 October 2018.
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8598332
http://epec2018.ieee.ca/

PC21    S. Koziel, A.L. Rojas, M.F. Abdel-Fattah, Moskwa S. (2019) Power Loss Reduction Through Network Reconfiguration and Distributed Generation by Means of Feasibility-Preserving Evolutionary Optimization. In: Rodrigues H. et al. (eds) EngOpt 2018 Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Engineering Optimization (Lisboa, Portugal, 17-19 September 2018). EngOpt 2018. Springer, Cham. (ISI)
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97773-7_103
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-97773-7_103#citeas
http://engopt2018.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/about.html

PC20    V. Omelianov and M.F. Abdel-Fattah, “Energy Storage Systems Integration with Household: A Case Study of Average Ontario Household using Lead Acid Battery,” Proc. of the 7th Saudi Arabia Smart Grid Conference (SASG 2017), December 12-14, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2017.
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=8356511

PC19    M.F. Abdel-Fattah, A.A. El-Alaily and Z.S. El-Razaz, “Fault Resistance Investigations for Faults in Double-Circuit Double-Fed Transmission Lines,” Proc. of the 17th International Scientific Conference on Electric Power Engineering (EPE), Prague, Czech Republic, May 16-18, 2016, pp. 1-6.
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7521830/

PC18    M. Lehtonen, O. Siirto and M. F. Abdel-Fattah, “Simple Fault Path Indication Techniques for Earth Faults,” The Electric Power Quality and Supply Reliability Conference (PQ2014), 11-13 June 2014, Rakvere, Estonia.
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6866844/

PC17    M. F. Abdel-Fattah and M. Lehtonen, “The effect of fault resistance on the earth fault characteristics on unearthed and compensated neutral medium voltage networks,” The 8th International Conference on Power Quality and Supply Reliability (PQ 2012), 11-13 June 2012, Tartu, Estonia.
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6256229/
 
PC16    M. F. Abdel-Fattah and M. Lehtonen, “The effect of network compensation on the transient recovery voltage during earth faults on medium voltage networks,” The EEUG Meeting 2011: European EMTP-ATP Conference, Ohrid, Macedonia, 26-28 September, 2011.
http://www.eeug.org/

PC15    M. F. Abdel-Fattah, M. Lehtonen, R. J. Millar and C. J. Kim, “The impact of the distribution network type and configuration on the transient behavior of the fault and neutral points during earth faults,” The International Conference on Power Systems Transients (IPST2011), Delft, The Netherlands June 14-17, 2011.
http://ipstconf.org/Proc_IPST2011.php (Paper #: 11IPST031)

PC14    C. J. Kim, T. O. Bialek, M. Lehtonen, and M. F. Abdel-Fattah, “Location of underground cable transitory faults,” The International Conference on Power Systems Transients (IPST2011), Delft, The Netherlands June 14-17, 2011.
http://ipstconf.org/Proc_IPST2011.php (Paper #: 11IPST062)

PC13    M. F. Abdel-Fattah and M. Lehtonen, “Investigations on the behavior of the fault current and neutral point voltage during earth faults in unearthed and compensated neutral medium voltage distribution network,” The 6th International Conference on Electrical and Control Technologies (ECT 2011), Kaunas, Lithuania, May 2011.
http://www.ktu.lt/ect/Home.php

PC12    M. F. Abdel-Fattah, “Transient-based protection (TBP) - an efficient concept for transient and unconventional hidden faults detection,” The Second International Conference of Energy Engineering (ICEE-2), Aswan, Egypt, 27-29 December 2010.


PC11    M. F. Abdel-Fattah and M. Lehtonen, “Transient-based protection as a solution for earth-fault detection in unearthed and compensated neutral medium voltage distribution networks,” The 7th international conference: 2010 Electric Power Quality and Supply Reliability (PQ 2010), Kuressaare, Estonia, June 2010, pp. 1-8.
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/5549993/

PC10    M. F. Abdel-Fattah and M. Lehtonen, “A probabilistic-based technique using transient RMS currents for earth fault detection in medium voltage distribution networks,” The 10th International Conference on Developments in Power System Protection (DPSP 2010), Manchester, UK, March/April 2010, pp. 1-5.
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/5522131/

PC09    M. F. Abdel-Fattah and M. Lehtonen, “EMTP-ATP Investigations of earth-fault transient simulation in realistic Finnish 21 kV overhead line medium voltage network,” Proceedings of the EEUG Meeting 2009: European EMTP-ATP Conference, Delft, The Netherlands, October, 2009, pp. 142-150.
http://www.eeug.org/

PC08    M. F. Abdel-Fattah and M. Lehtonen, “A novel earth fault detection technique based on extraction of transient superimposed components from the phase currents,” Proceedings of the EEUG Meeting 2009: European EMTP-ATP Conference, Delft, The Netherlands, October, 2009, pp. 151-158.
http://www.eeug.org/

PC07    M. F. Abdel-Fattah and M. Lehtonen, “A new transient current based centralized selectivity algorithm for earth faults in isolated and compensated neutral MV networks,” Proceedings of the 44th International Universities´ Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2009), Glasgow, Scotland, U.K., September, 2009, pp. 1-5.
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/5429406/

PC06    N. I. Elkalashy, A. Elhaffar, M. F. Abdel-Fattah, N. Tarhuni and M. Lehtonen, “Windowed standard deviation-based transient feature extraction for earth fault protection in MV networks,” The 44th International Universities´ Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2009), Glasgow, Scotland, U.K., September, 2009, pp. 1-4.
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/5429586/

    
PC05    A. Elhaffar, N. I. Elkalashy, N. Tarhuni, M. F. Abdel-Fattah and M. Lehtonen, “Evaluation of probabilistic-based selectivity technique for earth fault protection in MV networks,” IEEE PowerTech-2009 Conference, Bucharest, Romania, June-July 2009.
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/5282189/

PC04    M. F. Abdel-Fattah and M. Lehtonen, “A novel transient current-based differential algorithm for earth fault detection in medium voltage distribution networks,” The International Conference on Power Systems Transients (IPST 2009), Kyoto, Japan, June 2009.
http://www.ipstconf.org/Proc_IPST2009.php (Paper #: 09IPST099)

PC03    M. F. Abdel-Fattah and M. Lehtonen, “A new transient impedance-based algorithm for earth fault detection in medium voltage networks,” The International Conference on Power Systems Transients (IPST 2009), Kyoto, Japan, June 2009.
http://www.ipstconf.org/Proc_IPST2009.php (Paper #: 09IPST098)

PC02    M. F. Abdel-Fattah and M. Lehtonen, “A simple transient-based wide-area selectivity technique for earth-faults in isolated and compensated neutral medium voltage networks,” The 4th International Conference on Electrical and Control Technologies (ECT 2009), Kaunas, Lithuania, May 2009.
http://www.ktu.lt/ect/Home.php

PC01    M. F. Abdel-Fattah and M. Lehtonen, “A Transient fault detection technique with varying fault detection window of earth modes in unearthed MV systems,” Power Quality and Supply Reliability, 6th international conference (PQ 2008), Pärnu, Estonia, August 2008.
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/4653758/


National Seminar Publications:


PS01    M. F. Abdel-Fattah and M. Lehtonen, “Transient techniques for earth fault detection in unearthed and compensated neutral medium voltage distribution networks,” Methods and techniques for earth fault detection, indication and location Seminar, Espoo, Finland, February 2011.


Theses:
 

PhD    M. F. Abdel-Fattah, “Ultra high-speed distance protection system with adequate digital backup stage - theory and hardware,” Doctoral (Ph.D.) (monograph) Thesis, Department of Electrical Power and Machines Engineering, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt, 2006.

MSc    M. F. Abdel-Fattah, “Digital protection - integrated distance relay,” Master (M.Sc.) (monograph) Thesis, Department of Electrical Power and Machines Engineering, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt, 2000.


Graduation Project Report:
BSc    M. F. Abdel-Fattah et al., “A distance relay with variable quadrilateral characteristics,” Bachelor (B.Sc.) Graduation Project Report, Department of Electrical Power and Machines Engineering, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt, 1995.