Dr Bashar Zahawi
Senior Lecturer

  • Email: bashar.zahawi@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7339
  • Fax: +44 (0) 191 208 8180
  • Address: E3.15
    School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Merz Court
    Newcastle University
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU, UK


Dr. Zahawi received his BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Newcastle, UK, in 1983 and his PhD from the same University in 1988.
From 1988 to 1993, he worked as an Electrical Engineer for Cortina Electric Company Ltd, a UK manufacturer of large variable speed drives and other power conversion equipment based in Watford near London. In 1994, he joined the lecturing staff of the Department of Electrical Engineering at The University of Manchester.
Dr. Zahawi joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Newcastle University as a Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering in September 2003.


BSc (Hons), Newcastle
PhD, Newcastle

Previous Positions

Electrical Engineer, Cortina Electric Co. Ltd. & Polaron Cortina Ltd., Watford, 1988-93.
Lecturer in Electrical Engineering, University of Manchester, 1994-2003


Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (MIEE)
Chartered Engineer (CEng)
Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (SMIEEE)

Honours and Awards

Awarded the Cropmton Premium by the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) and the Denny Medal by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology


English and Arabic

Bashar is a member of the Power Electronics, Drives and Machines research group and his profile can be viewed on Google Scholar.

Research Interests

Power electronics and electrical energy conversion.
Nonlinear dynamical methods applied to transformer and power electronic circuits.
Doubly-fed induction generator technology. 
Stand-alone and grid-connected PV systems.

Other Expertise

Stochastic optimisation methods.


EEE3014/EEE8017 Power System Operation

EEE8044 Fundamentals of Distribution Engineering

EEE8052 Distributed Generation