Mahmoud Amin

Assistant Prof Electric Eng

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Dr. Amin started at Manhattan College in 2012, and has more than a decade of teaching and research experiences in the power systems and power electronics engineering.

His research interests include power electronic applications in sustainable energy conversion systems and smart grid. In addition, he is the author of more than 25 scientific papers presented at international conferences and/or published in peer-reviewed journals.

Education

  • B.Sc. in Electrical Power & Machines Engineering from Helwan University (Cairo, Egypt)
  • M.S. in Electrical Power & Machines Engineering from Helwan University (Cairo, Egypt)
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Florida International University

Courses Taught

  • ECEG 736: Power Systems I
  • EECE 203: Electrical Sys. Analysis II
  • ELEC 409: Electrical Eng. Design
  • ELEC 417: E.E. Lab III 
  • EECE 326: Instrumentation Systems
  • ECEG 796: Alternative Energy Sources
  • EECE 491: Elect. Sustainable Energy
  • EECE 412: EE Concentration I
  • ECEG 796-61: Power Electronics
  • ECEG 796-62: Power Design of Green Building
  • ECEG 796-63: Energy Sources
  • ENGS 20: Electrical Systems
  • ECEG 796-61: Direct Energy Convrsion
  • ECEG 738: Power Systems II 
  • Research
    1. “Development of Laboratory-Scale Hybrid Sustainable Energy Emulators Involving Energy Storage Systems for Smart Grid Applications,” this research project was sponsored by Manhattan College through a faculty summer grant in August 2013. 
    2. Moderating the power laboratory in Leo 305 in order to prepare the new advanced experiments for our students. A laboratory equipment budget of about $35,000 was sponsored by the ECE department as major equipment’s budget prepared to be ordered and then build different testbed stations. These testbed stations served both undergraduate and graduate students in such a way to promote their skills to the experimental level of verifications. Three power electronics and machine drive stations were developed to implement 3-different experiments.  Each testbed station involved two main power sections (power electronics and machine drive boards) and one control section (dSPACE development controller).
    3. “Real-Time Energy Efficiency Improvement for Optimal Integration of Green Energy Resources in Data Centers with Behind-the-Meter Renewable Generator,” this short proposal was submitted to New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) in Dec. 2014.
    4. “Development of High-Performance Adaptive Line Filtering Algorithm for Real-Time Power Quality Improvement of Grid-Connected Hybrid Systems,” this project proposal was submitted to the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Program, 2013. The proposal was rejected and currently modified to be resubmitted.
    5. The adviser of a student who granted the Summer Research Lasallian Scholarship Program
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities
    • Mahmoud Amin, T. Youssef, and O. Mohammed, “Development of High Performance Improved Technique for Grid Synchronization of WECS,” the 40th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2014), Dallas, TX, Oct. 2014 (international conference)
    • Mahmoud Amin, T. Yossef, and O. Mohammed, “Effect of Grid Synchronization Accuracy on WECS Stability and Power Quality,” International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ'14), ISSN 2172-038 X, No.12, April 2014 Córdoba, Spain (international conference)
    • Mahmoud Amin and Osama Mohammed, “Modern Technologies in Energy Efficiency Improvement: Design, Control, Implementation, and Applications,” Scholars' Press, 2013, Book ISBN: 978-3639705379
    • Mahmoud Amin and O. Mohammed, “A variable line filter for active and reactive power control through grid-tie-inverter as a dynamic VAR compensator for WECS,” IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PES GM 2013), pp.1-5, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25 July 2013 (international conference)
    • Suman Shretha, George Giakos, Mahmoud Amin, Nolan Quinn, Roger Alayo, “Polarimetric Characterization of Unresolved Space Objects,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, published on June 2015.
    • Mahmoud Amin and Osama Mohammed, “Development of High-Performance Grid-Connected Wind Energy Conversion System for Optimum Utilization of Variable Speed Wind Turbines,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 2, no. 3, pp.235-245, July 2011.
    • Mahmoud Amin and Osama Mohammed, “A Three-Phase High Frequency Semi-Controlled Battery Charging Power Converter for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” Journal of Power Electronics, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 490-498, July 2011.
    • Mahmoud Amin and Osama Mohammed, “DC-Bus Voltage Control Technique for Parallel-Integrated Permanent Magnet Wind Generation Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 1140-1150, December 2011.
    • Mahmoud Amin and Osama Mohammed, “Wide Area Measurement System for Smart Grid Applications Involving Hybrid Energy Sources,” Springer Journal on Energy Systems, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 3-21, Mar. 2012.
    • M. Amin and O. A. Mohammed, “DC-Bus Voltage Control Technique for Parallel-Integrated Permanent Magnet Wind Generation Systems,” This paper has been published in The 2012 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PES GM 2012) at San Diego, California 22-26 July 2012.
    • M. Amin and O. A. Mohammed, “A Novel Grid-Connected Multi-Input Boost Converter for HEVs: Design and Implementation,” This paper has been published in the first IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference (IEVC 2012) conference at Greenville, South Carolina 4-8 March 2012.
    • M. Amin and O. A. Mohammed, “A Three-Phase High Frequency Semi-controlled Battery Charging Power Converter for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” The third IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2011) conference at Phoenix, pp. 2641 – 2648, 17-22 Sep. 2011.
    • M. Amin, H. Moussa, and O. A. Mohammed, “Development of A Wide Area Measurement System for Smart Grid Applications,” This paper has been presented in the 18th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Invited Session conference (Aug. 28-Sep.2, 2011) in Milano, Italy.
    • M. Amin and O. A. Mohammed, “Design and Implementation of DC-Bus System Module for Parallel Integrated Sustainable Energy Conversion Systems,” The 2011 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PES GM 2011), pp. 1-8, Detroit, 24-28 July, 2011.
    • M. Amin and O. A. Mohammed, “DC-Bus Voltage Control for Hybrid 4-Port High Frequency Parallel-Connected Sustainable Energy Conversion System,” IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference (IEMDC), pp. 89-94, Niagara Falls, May, 2011.
    • M. Amin, A. Herrera, J. Seijo, and O. A. Mohammed, “A Digital Signal Controller for High Frequency-Based Grid-Tie Inverter Connected to Wind Emulator System: Design and Implementation,” IEEE/PES Power Systems Conference and Exposition (PSCE) 2011, vol., no., pp.1-8, 20-23, Phoenix, March 2011.
    • M. Amin and O. A. Mohammed, “Development of a Grid-Connected Wind Generation System Utilizing High Frequency- Semicontrolled Rectifier-Current Source Inverter,” 2011 Twenty-Sixth Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), vol., no., pp.645-652, Fort Worth, 6-11 March 2011.
    • M. Amin and O. A. Mohammed, “Power Quality Improvement of Grid-Connected Wind Energy Conversion System for Optimum Utilization of Variable Speed Wind Turbines,” 36th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2010), vol., no., pp.3287-3292, Phoenix, 7-10 Nov. 2010.
    • M. Amin, B. Mirafzal and O. A. Mohammed, “A DC-Bus Voltage Regulation for Parallel Wind-Based Synchronous Generators,” 36th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2010), vol., no., pp.3161-3166, Phoenix, 7-10 Nov. 2010.
    • M. Amin and O. A. Mohammed, “DC-Bus Voltage Control of Three-Phase PWM Converters Connected to Wind Powered Induction Generator,” 2010 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, vol., no., pp.1-7, Minneapolis,25-29 July 2010.
    • M. Amin, M. Elshaer, and O. A. Mohammed, “DC Bus Voltage Control for PV Sources in A DC Distribution System Infrastructure,” 2010 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, vol., no., pp.1-5, Minneapolis,25-29 July 2010.
    • M. Amin and O. A. Mohammed, “Software Phase Locked Loop technique for Grid-Connected Wind Energy Conversion Systems,” 2010 IEEE 12th Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL), pp.1-8, Boulder, 28-30 June 2010.
    • M. Amin and O. A. Mohammed, “Vector Oriented Control of Voltage Source PWM Inverter as A Dynamic VAR Compensator for WECS Connected to Utility Grid,” 2010 Twenty-Fifth Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), pp.1640-1650, Palm springs, California, 21-25 Feb. 2010.
    • M. Amin and O. A. Mohammed, “Vector Oriented Control Of Voltage Source PWM Inverter for Wind Energy Conversion System Connected to Utility Grid,” 13th IEEE International Middle-East Power System Conference (MEPCON) 2009, Assiut University, Egypt, pp.22-32, 20-23 Dec. 2009. Published in MEPCON journal.
    • M. Amin, F. El-Sousy, M. Ghazy, and M. Abu-Adma, “DC-Bus Voltage Control of Three-Phase AC/DC PWM Converters for Renewable Energy Applications,” IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference(IEMDC '09), pp.1682-1691, Miami, May 2009.
    • M. Amin, F. El-Sousy, M. Ghazy and M. Abu-Adma,“The Dynamic Performance of An Isolated Self-Excited Induction Generator Driven by A Variable-Speed Wind Turbine,” International Conference on Clean Electrical Power (ICCEP '07), pp. 536-543, Capri, Italy, May 2007.
    • M. Amin, F. El-Sousy, M. Ghazy and M. Abu-Adma,“ Intelligent Control for DC-Bus Voltage of Three-Phase AC/DC PWM Converters,” International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives (POWERENG 2007), pp. 444-449, Portugal, 12-14 April 2007.
    • M. M. Neam (Amin), F. F. M. El-Sousy, M. A. Ghazy and M.A. Abu-Adma, “The Dynamic Performance of An Isolated Self-Excited Induction Generator Driven by A Variable-Speed Wind Turbine,” Eleventh International Middle East Power Systems Conference (MEPCON 2006), pp.167-174, El-Minia University, 19-21 Dec. 2006.
  • Professional Experience and Memberships

    Director of Sustainable Energy Systems Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Manhattan College

    Memberships

    • IEEE member 
    • ASEE member
    • The Delta Epsilon Iota (DEI) Academic Honor Society Life Member: based upon the excellent academic record and outstanding academic accomplishments


  • Honors, Awards, and Grants
    • Summer grant award, Manhattan College, summer 2013 
    • Dissertation year fellowship (DYF), FIU, Miami, FL, May 2011 
    • Delta Epsilon Iota (DEI) academic honor society award, October 2010 
    • IEEE PES-GM award in student technical poster contest, Minneapolis, MN, July 2010 
    • Graduate Student Association (GSA) scholarly forum award in student technical oral presentation, FIU, Miami, FL, March 2010 
    • Material Science Department Award in student technical poster competition, FIU, Miami, FL, 2010 
    • Mahmoud Amin and O. Mohammed “Development of High-Performance Reduced Scale Shipboard Power System Laboratory Test-Bed Involving Sustainable Energy Sources” this project was supported by Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Department of energy (DOE) in 2012

  • Other
    •  Reviewer for several IEEE transactions on (power electronics, industry applications, industrial informatics, energy conversion, and sustainable energy) since May 2009 to present.
    • The school adviser of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE-MC)
    • The adviser of the Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE)
    • The judge for the national engineer’s week future city competition in South Florida 2009-2012
    • The Secretary of the IEEE Miami section since 2009 to 2012
    • The Vice Chair of the IEEE COM-19/VT-06 Chapter and professional activities since 2009 to 2012
    • Supervisor for student open house activity for class of Fall 2013 to present