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Mohamed F. M. Abdelfattah, Assistant Professor

School:School of Science and Engineering 
Location:Venus 3rd Floor, Area 19 
Phone:5996555   Mobile: 6179555 
Email:abdelfattahru.is 
Website:http://www.ru.is/starfsfolk/abdelfattah

Education

Education:

 
2014-Currently: 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. 
 
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"
 

Career

Career:

 
2014-Currently: 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

RU teaching record

2019-3T-306-RAS1Analog Circuit Analysis
2019-1RT RVE1003Electrical Machines
2019-1RT RAK1003Electrical Power Systems I
2019-1T-867-GRIDSmart-Grid and Sustainable Power Systems
2018-3T-306-RAS1Analog Circuit Analysis
2018-1T-867-GRIDSmart-Grid and Sustainable Power Systems
2017-1T-867-GRIDSmart-Grid and Sustainable Power Systems
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Research

Research:

 
Research and Teaching experiences spanning more than 19 years in the area of electrical engineering, power systems and protection, in Egypt, Finland and Iceland. The research work includes the investigation into earth fault properties under different conditions, transient-based protection techniques for earth-fault detection in medium voltage distribution networks, the self-extinction property of arcing earth faults and the development of intelligent and fast protection techniques.
 
Member of the International Scientific Committee and Reviewing Committee of the 2016 17th International Scientific Conference on Electric Power Engineering (EPE). May 16 - 18, 2016, Czech Republic. www.epe-conference.eu 
  
A technical committee member (TCM) of the International Conference of Power Systems Transients (IPST);
- IPST 2013: Vancouver-Canada, July 18-20, 2013
- IPST 2015: Cavtat, Croatia, June 15-18, 2015, http://ipst2015.com/ 
 
Reviewer: IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution
Reviewer: IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery
 
Invited Professor:
- Invited professor to The 23rd International Conference on Electricity Distribution (CIRED-2015), Lyon, 15-18 June 2015, for giving a tutorial presentation titled “Transient-Based Techniques for Earth Fault Detection in Distribution Networks” within tutorial-3 “Protection of Distribution Networks”. http://www.cired2015.org/programme/tutorials
- Invited professor/speaker to The International seminar on smart distribution grids - Taishan Academic Forum, 13-16 November 2014, Zibo, Shandong, China, in collaboration with Shandong University of Technology, for giving a presentation titled “Earth Faults Concepts in Medium Voltage Networks”.
- Invited professor to the Symposium Kuressaare 2012 "Topical Problems in the Field of Electrical and Power Engineering" and "Doctoral School of Energy and Geotechnology II," Kuressaare, Estonia, 11-16 June 2012, in collaboration with Tallinn University of Technology, for giving a tutorial presentation titled “Self-healing for smart grids” and also was a chairman of session “Electrical Engineering II”. http://egdk.ttu.ee/?id=124
 
Conferences Attended:
The 23rd  International Conference on Electricity Distribution (CIRED), Lyon, 15-18 June 2015
The 8th international conference on Power Quality and Supply Reliability (PQ 2012), Tartu, Estonia, 11-13 June 2012.
EEUG Meeting 2011: European EMTP-ATP Conference, Ohrid, Macedonia, 26-28 September, 2011.
The International Conference on Power Systems Transients (IPST2011), Delft, The Netherlands June 14-17, 2011.
The 6th International Conference on Electrical and Control Technologies (ECT 2011), Kaunas, Lithuania, 5-6 May 2011
The Second International Conference of Energy Engineering (ICEE-2), Aswan, Egypt, 27-29 December 2010.
The 7th international conference on Power Quality and Supply Reliability (PQ 2010), Kuressaare, Estonia, 16-18 June 2010.
The 10th International Conference on Developments in Power System Protection (DPSP 2010), Manchester, UK, March/April 2010.
EEUG Meeting 2009: European EMTP-ATP Conference, Delft, The Netherlands, October, 2009.
The 44th International Universities´ Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2009), Glasgow, Scotland, U.K., September, 2009.
The International Conference on Power Systems Transients (IPST 2009), Kyoto, Japan, June 2009.
The 4th International Conference on Electrical and Control Technologies (ECT 2009), Kaunas, Lithuania, May 2009.
Power Quality and Supply Reliability, 6th international conference (PQ 2008), Pärnu, Estonia, August 2008.
 
Seminars and Workshops Attended:
MATLAB Simulink Seminar - Modeling of Real World Systems: Seminar organized by MathWorks, Finland.
Data Analysis with MATLAB for Excel Users: Seminar organized by MathWorks, Finland.
Methods and techniques for earth fault detection, indication and location: Seminar organized by Kaunas University of Technology and Aalto University, Finland.  
Wide Area Measurements in Smart Transmission Grids: Seminar organized by KTH Sweden & NTNU Norway, Finland.
COMSOL Multiphysics 4 Workshop: Workshop organized by   COMSOL, Inc. Finland.
 

Publications

Publication:

 
Journal Publications:
 
- 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. http://www.praiseworthyprize.org/jsm/index.php?journal=iree&page=issue&op=view&path%5B%5D=82
- 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. http://www.praiseworthyprize.org/latest_issues/journals/IREE_issues.html
- 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. Online at: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6141131&tag=1
- 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. Online at: http://www.davidpublishing.com/journals_info.asp?jId=644
- 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. Online at: http://www.davidpublishing.com/journals_info.asp?jId=730 
 
 
International Conference/Proceedings Publications:
 
- 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://www.ttu.ee/projects/electric-power-quality-and-supply-reliability/conference-home/
- 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. Online at: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6256229&tag=1
- 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. Web page: http://eeug2011.feit.ukim.edu.mk/
- 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. Online (#103): http://www.ipst.org/techpapers/2011/toc/IPST2011papers.htm
- 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. Online (#57): http://www.ipst.org/techpapers/2011/toc/IPST2011papers.htm
- 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. Web page: http://www.ktu.lt/ect/Home.php
- 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. Web page: http://www.svu.edu.eg/aswan/icee/accepted.htm
- 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. Online at: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=5549993
- 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. Online at: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=5522131
- 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.
Web page: http://www.eeug.org/eeug/eeug_2009/
- 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.
Web page: http://www.eeug.org/eeug/eeug_2009/
- 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. Online at: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=5429406
- 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. Online at: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=5429586
- M. Isa, G. M. Hashmi, M. Lehtonen and M. F. Abdel-Fattah, “Comparative study of on-line three phase PD monitoring system for overhead covered conductor distribution lines,” The 44th International Universities´ Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2009), Glasgow, Scotland, U.K., September, 2009.
- 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. Online at: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=5282189
- 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. Online at: http://www.ipst.org/techpapers/2009/papers/330.pdf
- 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. Online at: http://www.ipst.org/techpapers/2009/papers/329.pdf
- 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. Conference web page: http://www.ktu.lt/ect/Home.php
- 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. Online at: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=4653758&tag=1
 
 
National Seminar Publication:
- 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.
 
 
Monograph Thesis:
- M. F. Abdel-Fattah, “Ultra high-speed distance protection system with adequate digital backup stage - theory and hardware,” Doctoral (Ph.D.) thesis, Department of Electrical Power and Machines Engineering, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt, 2006. University home page: http://english.zu.edu.eg/
- M. F. Abdel-Fattah, “Digital protection - integrated distance relay,” Master (M.Sc.) thesis, Department of Electrical Power and Machines Engineering, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt, 2000. University home page: http://english.zu.edu.eg/
 
 
Graduation Project Report:
- 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. University home page: http://english.zu.edu.eg/