Full Name:
Ahmed Samir Ahmed Awad
Academic Rank:
Assistant Professor
ASU Email:
a.samir@eng.asu.edu.eg
Departmment:
Electrical Power and Machines Engineering
Graduation Year:
2007

Ahmed received the B.Sc. and the M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, in 2007 and 2010, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, in 2014. In between 2007 and 2009, he worked as an Electrical Design Engineer with Dar El-Handasah (Shair and partners) and Allied Consultants Co. in Egypt. He also worked with Siemens Canada Limited between 2014 and 2016. He joined CanmetENERGY, Natural Resources Canada, in 2016, as a Research Scientist, where he is conducting research activities related to active distribution networks, and remote communities.

His research interests include application of energy storage in smart grids, integration of renewable energy resources, electricity market equilibrium, as well as operation and control of distribution systems.


Degrees:
•Ph.D. in Power and Energy Systems (Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept.), University of Waterloo, ON, Canada, September 2014
Thesis title: “Novel Planning and Market Models for Energy Storage Systems in Smart Grids”
Thesis supervisors: Prof. Magdy Salama and Dr. Tarek El-Fouly
External examiner: Prof. James Kirtley, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

•M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Electrical Power & Machines Dept.), Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, April 2010
Thesis title: “Low Voltage Transient Ride Through Capability Characterization for Wind Farms”
Thesis supervisors: Prof. Mohamed Abdel-Latif Badr and Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Rahman

•B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Electrical Power & Machines Dept.), Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, July 2007
Awards:
•Graduate Research Studentship (GRS) from University of Waterloo, from September 2010 to August 2014.
•International Doctoral Student Award (IDSA) from University of Waterloo, from September 2010 to August 2012.
•Faculty of Engineering (University of Waterloo) graduate scholarships; Spring and Fall 2011; Winter, Spring, and Fall 2012; Fall 2013; Winter and Spring 2014.
•External scholarship from the Egyptian government, from July 2011 to August 2014.
Books:
Not Available
Published Research:
1-A. S. A. Awad, M. F. Shaaban, T. H. M. El-Fouly, E. F. El-Saadany, and M. M. A. Salama, “Optimal Resource Allocation and Charging Prices for Benefit Maximization in Smart PEV-Parking Lots”, to appear at IEEE transactions on sustainable energy, TSTE-00641-2015.
2-A. S. A. Awad, M. H. Ahmed, T. H. M. El-Fouly, and M. M. A. Salama, “The Impact of Wind Farm Location and Control Strategy on Wind Generation Penetration and Market Prices”, to appear at Renewable Energy, RENE-D-16-01911.
3-A. S. A. Awad, T. H. M. El-Fouly, and M. M. A. Salama, “Optimal ESS Allocation for Benefit Maximization in Distribution Networks”, to appear at IEEE transactions on smart grid, TSG-00377-2015.
4-A. S. A. Awad, T. H. M. El-Fouly, and M. M. A. Salama,"Optimal ESS Allocation for Load Management Application‏", IEEE transactions on power systems, January 2015.
5-A. S. A. Awad, T. H. M. El-Fouly, and M. M. A. Salama,"Optimal ESS Allocation and Load Shedding for Improving Distribution System Reliability‏", IEEE transactions on smart grid, September 2014.
6-A. S. A. Awad, J. David Fuller, T. H. M. El-Fouly, and M. M. A. Salama,"Impact of Energy Storage Systems on Electricity Market Equilibrium", IEEE transactions on sustainable energy, July 2014.
7-A. S. A. Awad, T. H. M. El-Fouly, and M. M. A. Salama, “Optimal Distributed Generation Allocation and Load Shedding for Improving Distribution System Reliability”, Electric Power Components and Systems Journal, March 2014.
8-A. S. Awad, M. Abd El Rahman, and M. Abd El Latif Badr, “Low Voltage Ride Through Capability Characterization for Wind Farms”, Electric Power Components and Systems Journal, November 2012.
9-Hao Liang, Bong Jun Choi, Weihua Zhuang, Xuemin Shen, A. S. A. Awad, and Atef Abdrabou, "Multiagent Coordination in Microgrids via Wireless Networks: From Theory to Practice", IEEE Wireless Communications, July 2012.
Published Research in Confernces:
1-A. S. A. Awad, Ramadan El Shatshat, T. H. M. El-Fouly, and M. M. A. Salama, “Low Voltage Ride Through Capability Enhancement of Wind Farms’ Generators: DVR Versus STATCOM”, IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 2014.
2-A. S. A. Awad, M. H. Ahmed, T. H. M. El-Fouly, and M. M. A. Salama, “A Probabilistic Approach to Assess Wind Generation Penetration and Market Prices”, IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, May 2014.
3-A. S. A. Awad, T. H. M. El-Fouly, and M. M. A. Salama, “Energy Storage for Microgrids Islanding Operation”, in the proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on
Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems, October 2013.
4-A. S. A. Awad, M. M. A. Salama, and Ramadan El Shatshat, “STATCOM modeling Impact on Wind Turbines’ Low Voltage Ride Through Capability”, IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 2011.
5-A. S. Awad, M. Abd El Rahman, and M. A. Badr, “Low Voltage Ride Through Characterization of Single Wind Turbines”, in the proceedings of the 13th International Middle East Power Systems Conference, December 2009, Assiut Univ., Egypt.
Educational and Research Projects:
Not Available
Consulting and Engineering Projects:

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Other:
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