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Dr. Noureddine Harid

Dr. Noureddine Harid

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Dr N. Harid holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Cardiff University, UK. He is currently Associate Professor of Power Systems and High-Voltage at Khalifa University of Science and technology, Abu Dhabi, since 2013. He served as Associate Chair of Electrical Engineering at Sas- AL Nakhl campus, and is managing coordinator of the High-Voltage Research laboratory, ADNOC Research and Innovation Centre (ADRIC), which he established in the same year. Prior to this, he was at Cardiff University for 12 years, during which he took a sabbatical leave to work as Associate Professor in Saudi Arabia. During his work at Cardiff University, he was a senior researcher and senior lecturer (associate professor) of electrical power and high-voltage systems. He has been course director of the MSc in Electrical Energy Systems, and manager of the High-Voltage research laboratory, manager of the Power Systems and the Electrical Machines laboratories, and was appointed to sit on the university accreditation committee. He also served as deputy chair of electrical engineering discipline. Earlier, he was Head of the Electrical Technology department in the HCT, Saudi Arabia. His former academic experience includes serving as Head of Department, Dean of undergraduate studies and Director of post-graduate studies and research.

He has published more than 120 research publications in recognised international journals and conferences. He has been principal investigator and co-investigator in more than 20 research projects funded by industry (National Grid , UK, Scottish Power, UK, EDF Energy, EADS) research councils (EPSRC, Royal Academy of Engineering), government (A4B Wales) and internally (ADRIC research centre, Abu Dhabi) with a total funding of approximately $5.5 million over the past 12 years. He has been involved in consultancy work with major companies, and designed and delivered specialist courses for industry engineers. He is regular reviewer for several international journals including the IET and IEEE transactions journals. He has supervised 10 PhD students to completion, and 12 MSc students, and has acted as internal and external examiner for several PhD dissertations in the UK and abroad.

His research work received recognition through a Best paper award (IUPEC, 2002, Staffordshire, UK), Outstanding Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) award  in 2011, Best paper award (IUPEC, 2011, Germany), John-Neil award (2011) from the European Electrical Insulation Manufacturers   Association, and Best presentation award (2010, UHVNET Colloquium, UK).

Dr Harid is member of the IET, the IEEE, a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy UK, member of the IEEE High Voltage Test Techniques (HVTT) sub-committee.  He served as member of the British Standard Committee on Lightning Protection (GEL/81), and liaison member of the Lightning Protection of Wind Turbines’ committee, PEL/88. He has been and continues to serve as member of the scientific committee in various local and international conferences.

His research interests include Condition monitoring and Diagnostics, High-Voltage insulation, Grounding Systems and Safety, Transients and Protection.

  • Ph.D.Electrical Engineering, University of Wales, Cardiff, UK (1991)
  • Ingenieur D’EtatElectrical Engineering, Polytechnic of Algiers, (1986)
  • PCULT (1)Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK (2008)
  • insulation systems
  • partial discharge
  • overvoltage transients
  • grounding systems
  • Condition monitoring

Articles in Refereed Journals

  1. Harid N, Griffiths H, Mousa S, Clark D, Robson S, and Haddad A, ‘On the Analysis of Impulse Test Results on Grounding Systems’, IEEE Trans. on Industry Applications, accepted, November 2015.
  2. Clark D, Guo D, Lathi D, Harid N, Griffiths H, Ainsley A and  Haddad A, ‘Controlled Large-Scale Tests of Practical Grounding Electrodes—Part I: Test facility and measurement of site parameters’, IEEE Trans. on Power Delivery, Vol. 29, N0.3, pp. 1231-1238  , June 2014.
  3. Clark D, Guo D, Lathi  D, Harid N, Griffiths H, Ainsley A and Haddad  A, ‘Controlled Large-Scale Tests of Practical Grounding Electrodes—Part II: Comparison of Analytical and Numerical Predictions with Experimental Results’, IEEE Trans. on Power Delivery, Vol. 29, N0.3, pp. 1240-1248 , June 2014.
  4. Mousa S, Harid N, Griffiths H, Haddad A, ‘Experimental investigation of high frequency and transient performance of earth rod systems’, Electric Power Systems Research, Volume 113, pp. 196–203,  April 2014.
  5. El Mghairbi A, Harid N, Griffiths H, Haddad A ‘Comparative assessment of enhancements to wind turbine earthing systems, IEEJ Japan Transactions on Power and Energy B, Vol. 134, No. 7, 2014
  6. El Mghairbi A.,  Ahmeda M, Harid N, Griffiths H, Haddad A, ‘Technique to Increase The Effective Length of Practical Earth Electrodes: Simulation and Field Test Results, Electric Power Systems Research, Volume 94, pp 99–105, Elsevier, January 2013
  7. Abd-Rahman R,  Haddad A, Harid N and Griffiths H, ‘Stress Control on Polymeric Outdoor Insulators Using Zinc Oxide Microvaristor Composites’, IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 705-713, April (2012)
  8. Dimopoulos A, Griffiths H, Harid N, Haddad A, Ainsley A, Mpofu G, ‘Probability Surface Distributions for Application in Grounding Safety Assessment’, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Paper no. TPWRD-00660-2011, 2012.
  9. Dimopoulos A, Griffiths H, Harid N, Haddad A, Ainsley A, Guo D and Mpofu G, ‘Proposal for Probabilistic Risk Assessment in Grounding Systems and its Application to Transmission Substations’, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Paper no. TPWRD-00022-2012, 2012.
  10. Harid N, Griffiths H, Ullah N, Ahmeda M and Haddad A, ‘Experimental Investigation of Impulse Characteristics of Transmission Line Tower Footings’, Journal of Lightning Research, Vol. 4 (Suppl. 1: M6), pp36-44, (2012)

Articles in Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. IKEDA, Hisatoshi, KOSHIDUKA, Tadashi, HARID, Noureddine, AlSAYARI, Naji, ‘Investigation of diagnosis on power transformer’, Int. Conf. on Electrical Engineering (ICEE 2015),   paper ICEE15A-520, 5-9 July 2015, Hong Kong.
  2. N. Harid,  D. Clark, S. Mousa, H. Griffiths, A. Haddad , ‘Impulse characterization of ground electrodes’, 2014 International Conference on Lightning Protection (ICLP 2014)), pp. 1231-1236, Oct 13-17, Shanghai, China.
  3. N. Harid, A. Nekeb, H. Griffiths and A. Haddad, ‘Flashover characteristics of Polluted Silicone Rubber Insulators Exposed to Artificial UV Irradiation’, IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference, pp. 1-5, June 8-11, Philadelphia, 2014.
  4. S. Abdi, A. Boubakeur, A. Haddad and N. Harid, ‘Investigation on transformer oil impedance during breakdown under impulse voltage’, IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference, pp. 1-5, June 8-11, Philadelphia, 2014.
  5. N. Harid, ‘A Solar-powered wireless data acquisition system for monitoring electrical substations’, In Recent Advances in Circuits, Communications and Signal Processing, Proceedings of 12th WSEAS International Conference on Electronics, Hardware, Wireless and Optical Communications, pp. 23-28, Cambridge, UK, 2013.

Invited Seminars & Conference Presentations / Posters

  1. Toyoaki Sonoda, Yasuyuki Okura, Katsuhiko Harada, Noureddine Harid, Braham Barkat, Naji Alsayari Febri Arwan Nugraha, Shinya Ohtsuka, “Properties of Electromagnetic Waves Emitted from XLPE Model Sample and Air Discharge for Power Cable Diagnosis,” presented at Abu Dhabi Research and Development Conference (ADRAC 2015), Abu Dhabi, 2015.

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