Dr. Ehab Fahmy El-Sadaany
Prof. ehab el-saadany Director, Advanced Power and Energy Center Electrical Engineering And Computer Science

Contact Information
ehab.elsadaany@ku.ac.ae 971563147316


Dr. Ehab F. El-Saadany is an IEEE Fellow for his contributions in distributed generation planning, operation and control. He was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1964. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, in 1986 and 1990, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, in 1998, where he was a Professor with the ECE Department till 2019, where he was the Director of the Power MEng program between 2010 and 2015.

Currently, he is a Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Director of the Advanced Power and Energy Research Center (APEC) at Khalifa University, UAE.

Dr. El-Saadany is an Internationally recognized expert in the area of sustainable energy integration and smart distribution systems. His research interests include smart grid operation and control, microgrids, self-healing, cyber-physical security of smart grids, protection, power quality, embedded generation and transportation electrification. He is an Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID, the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, and IEEE Power Systems Letters. He is Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario. 

Dr. El-Sadaany has graduated 30 Ph.D. and 22 M.Sc. students and published 450+ international journal and conference papers in addition to 3 US patents. He is an internationally recognized expert in Distribution Systems with Scopus H-Index 67 and over 17,900 citations. Dr. El-Saadany is a two-time recipient of Canada Research Chair Award in Energy Systems (2009-2014) and Smart Distribution Systems (2014-2018). Recipient of the Mission Innovation Champion award in 2020 and is the recipient of the prestigious Khalifa Award in 2021.

  • PhD, University of Waterloo, Canada, 1998
  • MSc, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 1990
  • BSc, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 1986

  • Distributed Generation (ECCE731)
  • Electric Circuits I (ECCE221)
  • Electric Power Quality (ECCE426)
  • Electrical Machines (ECCE322)
  • Electrical Power Distribution Systems (ECCE322)
  • Power System Analysis (ECCE421)
  • Power System Analysis (ECCE421)

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers
  • Advanced Power and Energy Center
  • Masdar Institute

Research Interests
  • Distribution system operation and control
  • Smart grids and microgrids
  • Protection systems
  • Cyber-physical security of power grids
  • Renewable integration on distribution systems
  • Transportation electrification; infrastructure planning and smart charging

Research Projects

Hybrid AC/DC systems operation, control and cyber-physical security

Integrated Hydrogen Energy and Electrified Transport Systems with Smart Power Grids Using AI Techniques

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Dalia Arafa Postdoctoral Fellow
Amr Mabrouk Postdoctoral Fellow
Abdul Latif Research Associate
Jitendra Sing Research Associate
Ahmad Saber PhD student
Ahmed Emam PhD student
Mayar Madbouly PhD student
Adham Ahmed PhD student
Rawdha Al Kuwaiti PhD student
Shraf Eldin Sati Abdelgader PhD student