Dr. Noureddine Harid received his MEng degree and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Ecole Nationale Polytechnique (ENPA) and Cardiff University, UK, in 1986 and 1992, respectively. He has been an Associate Professor of Power Systems and High-Voltage at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, since August 2013. From 2001 to 2013, he worked at Cardiff University as a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in high-voltage systems and electrical power. Prior to that, he took various academic positions as an assistant professor in Algeria and Saudi Arabia.
His research interests include high-voltage insulation and nanodielectrics, condition monitoring and diagnostics, grounding systems and power system transients and protection. Dr. Harid has published 160 papers in recognized international journals and conferences. He has been the principal investigator and co-investigator in 30 research projects from diverse funding bodies. He is currently investigating polymeric and liquid insulation enhancement using nanomaterials, the application of new sensors for partial discharge measurement, condition assessment of transformers using frequency response analysis, and non-linear effects in soil’s electrical parameters for grounding system applications. He is a member of the steering committee of the Int. Univ. Power Engineering Conference and the Int. Conf on High Voltage and Applications and is a regular reviewer for several transaction journals. He leads the research in the high-voltage research laboratory (HVDM) at KU, which he established in 2016. Dr. Harid is a member of the Advanced Power and Energy Centre (APEC), working on the theme of high voltage and condition monitoring. He served as a member of the IET, the IEEE, a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy UK, the IEEE High Voltage Test Techniques sub-committee, and the British Standard Committee on Lightning Protection (GEL/81).
Non-linear effects in soils and electrolytes