Newcastle University in Singapore

Staff Profile

Dr Muhammad Ramadan Saifuddin

Assistant Professor


Dr Muhammad Ramadan Saifuddin is currently an Assistant Professor in Electrical Power Engineering at Newcastle University, Singapore.. He received his PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Newcastle University, UK. His research interests are in Transactive Energy & Control Systems, and Attack & Defense Modelling for Cyber-Physical Power Systems. He develops and innovate technologies in utilizing DERs installed at grid-edge for ancillary services and transactive market coordination, and cyber security failure scenarios and impact analyses for the electric sector from risk assessment, planning, procurement, training, tabletop exercises and security testing, respectively. He has received several research excellences award from professional societies, and organizations.

Higher Education Employment

  • Assistant Professor in Electrical Power Engineering, Newcastle University in Singapore.
  • Research Fellow in Centre for Research in Cyber Security, iTrust, Singapore University of Technology and Design.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher in Illinois Advanced Research Center at Singapore, CREATE@NUS-National Research Foundation.
  • Adjunct Lecturer in Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Newcastle University-SIT.
  • Adjunct Faculty, Singapore Institute of Technology.


  • PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Newcastle University, UK.

Professional Commitment

  • Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES)
  • Treasurer for IEEE PES Singapore Chapter (PES-SG)
  • Critical Infrastructure Security Showdown 2022 (CISS2022), sponsored by the National Research Foundation and the Ministry of Defence.


  • 2015 - 2019 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Scholarship, Newcastle University.
  • 2016 IEEE Conference Travel Grant, IEEE PES International Innovation Smart Grid Technologies Conference - Asia (IEEE PES ISGT-Asia), "Solving Economic Dispatch with Transmission Line Losses Management".
  • 2018 IEEE Conference Travel Grant, IEEE PES International Innovation Smart Grid Technologies Conference - Asia (IEEE PES ISGT-Asia), "Microgrid Management Encompassing AC & DC Renewable Generations with Energy Storages" and "Design and Simulation of a Piezoelectric Cantilever Beam for Mechanical Vibration Energy Harvesting".
  • Best Presentation: "Modelling, Simulation and Experimentation of Grid-Tied Inverter for Wind Energy Conversion System", IEEE International Conference on Green Energy and Applications (ICGEA 2017).
  • Best Paper: "Impedance Source Inverter Wind Turbine and DC Collection System: Fault Ride-Through Analysis", IEEE 3rd International Conference on Energy, Power and Environment (ICEPE 2020).
  • Organizing Committee Volunteer Award: IEEE PES ISGT-Asia 2022, Singapore.


Dr Ramadan is a Member of IEEE, and his profile can be viewed on ResearchGate


Research Profile:

Evolving traditional into modern power grid system and operations. In particular:

  • Distributed Energy Resource Management System for Transactive Grid.
  • Ancillary Services utilizing Distributed Energy Resources in Transactive Grid.
  • Transactive Energy Market Trade and Policy.
  • Renewable Energy Resources Integration for Low-Inertia Grid.
  • Interdependence and Security of Cyber-Physical Power System (IT/OT convergence).
  • Cybersecurity vulnerabilities in Industrial Control Systems (Microgrid, Electrical Substation).

Current PhD students and their projects:

  • Shiraz S/O Kaderuppan: AI-Enabled Technology for Cellular Imaging and Profiling

Singaporeans and Singapore PRs are welcome to join an Industrial Postgraduate Program (IPP), which is supported by Singapore Economical Development Board (EDB) to provide fully-funded 2-year Master (MbR) and 4-year PhD programs. Application is open throughout the year. If you are interested in the IPP, please email me for further discussion.

Candidates with external funding are also welcome to email me to discuss on the potential postgraduate research topics.


  1. EPE2302 Digital Electronics (6 credits)
  2. EPE1302 Circuit Theory and Analysis (6 credits)
  3. EPE3207 Capstone Project (10 credits)
  4. EPE3210 Integrated Work Study Programme (20 credits)