Dr. Mohamed El Moursi received his BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering from Mansoura University, Egypt, in 1997 and 2002 respectively. He received his PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from the University of New Brunswick (UNB), New Brunswick, Canada, in 2005. He worked as a designer engineer for photovoltaic power systems (1997-1998) for an agent of Siemens (ASET Company). He joined McGill University as a postdoctoral fellow in the power electronics group. Then, he joined Vestas Wind Systems in 2006, where he worked in the technology R&D with the Wind Power Plant Group, Arhus, Denmark, until October 2008. He later worked at Abu Dhabi Transmission and Dispatch Company, TRANSCO, as senior study and planning engineer until September 2011. Then, he joined Masdar Institute (currently Khalifa University) on September 2011 as an Assistant Professor. He was a Visiting Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA in 2012.
Dr. Mohamed El Moursi is currently a Professor with the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and the Deputy Director of Advanced Power and Energy Center (APEC) at Khalifa University. He is also Theme Director of renewable energy Integration at Virtual Research Institute (VRI) for Sustainable Energy Production, Storage, and Utilization (funded by ASPIRE). He is a broad proven industrial and academic expert in the field of renewable energy integration and Smart Grid development. He received several international and national prestigious awards such as Khalifa Award for Education (Distinguished University Professor) in 2022; Outstanding associate editor Award for the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems in 2021, Member for MOHAMED BIN RASHID Scientists Council, UAE on July 2021; selected to be among the top scientists and received the 10 years UAE Gold Visa in 2020; Mission Innovation Champion in 2019 at Fourth Mission Innovation Ministerial event in Vancouver, Canada on May 2019; gold medal from Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee for Innovation in 2015; Faculty Research Excellence Award 2018 for the College of Engineering for Professor rank at Khalifa University. In addition, he was conferred the Faculty Award for Excellence in Collaborative Research (Academic Year 2012-2013) in recognition of his research achievements as interdisciplinary faculty at Masdar Institute; and he was awarded the Expert and Key Employee benefits in Denmark (2006-2009) along with other prestigious awards.
He was successfully able to secure a large amount of research grants based on internally and externally funded projects which amount $8,054,129 from Europe, North America, GCC countries and South Korea. These projects resulted in remarkable research outcomes and innovations that have been documented with a record of top-quality publications (211 papers) as well as 3 US patents. He is also an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Power System, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery; Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics; Regional Editor of IET RPG and Associate Editor for IET Power Electronics. He was the chair of the IEEE PES UAE Chapter from 2018 to 2020. In addition, he has graduated high calibre (9) PhD and (30) MSc students, whereby he achieved several best thesis and national awards for his students. He has designed and developed several in-house experimental prototypes. In addition, he developed operational platforms such as Stability Assessment, Visualization and Enhancement (SAVE) Tool for TRANSCO’s network based on novel AI Techniques (financially supported by TRANSCO and Manitoba Hydro International, Canada) and Renewable Energy Management System (REMS Tool, financially supported by ELIA GRID International (Belgium).
"Virtual Research Institute (VRI) for Sustainable Energy Production, Storage and Utilization”, Funded by ASPIRE, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
” Stability Assessment, Visualization and Enhancement (SAVE) Tool for UAE Power System with Renewable Energy Integration” funded by Abu Dhabi Transmission & Despatch Company (TRANSCO), UAE and Manitoba Hydro International (MHI), Canada.
Development of Sustainable Energy Management and Digital Data Center SEM&DDC for KA CARE (Saudi Arabia)”, Funded by ELIA GRID International, Belgium.
Voltage stability and Power Quality issues at the SHIPMENT 132/11kV substation, 11kV BB voltage”, Funded by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dubai
”Information and Decision Architectures for Robustness, Resilience, and Risk Mitigation in Power Grids” Group-to-Group research project between Masdar Institute (MI) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA.