Sir Joseph Swan Centre for Energy Research

Staff Profile

Dr Mohamed Dahidah

Senior Lecturer in Power Electronics


Mohamed is a member of the Electrical Power research group and his profile can be viewed on Google Scholar


  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, 2008 
  • Master of Applied Science, 2002
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Hons), 1998  
  • Newcastle Teaching Award, 2014

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Degree Programme Director: MSc Electrical Power.

Membership of Professional Organisations

  • Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (SMIEEE) Inc., (USA).
  • Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK


Mohamed is a member of the Electrical Power research group.

Research interests

  • Advanced Power Electronics Conversion Systems
  • Solid State Transformers (SST)
  • Multilevel converters
  • Selective Harmonic Elimination (SHE)
  • HVDC and FACTS based Converters
  • DC Fast chargers
  • EV Battery chargers

PhD Supervision

  • Abdo Mnider (completed)
  • Osama Abushafa (completed)
  • He Liu Liu (completed)
  • JianKai Ma (completed)
  • Yara Khawaja (completed)
  • Chenming Zhang (completed)
  • Hamidreza Gashtil (completed)
  • Van-Binh Vu (completed)
  • Nasiru Kadandani (completed)
  • Xiang Wang (September, 2017 - present)
  • Mohammed Alharbi (January 2018 - present)
  • Bowen Gu (January 2018 - present)
  • Fatima A Fayrouz (February 2018 - present)
  • Kexin Di (September, 2018 - present)
  • Ze Shan (January, 2020 - present)
  • Ben Stainthorpe (September, 2020 - present)
  • Fajer Alelaj (January, 2021 - present)

Research Funding

  • 2018 - 2021, Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with FlexiSolar, (Funding Source: InnovateUK)
  • 2018 - 2020, Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Turbo Power Systems, (Funding Source: InnovateUK)
  • 2017- 2020, Realibility, condition monitoring and health management technologies for WBG power modules, (Funding Source: EPSRC, EP/R004366/1)
  • 2016-2020, Dynamic Charging for Electric Vehicles (EV) by Wireless Power Transfer, (Funding Source: Newcastle University)
  • 2016-2020, Changan UK R&D Centre Limited, PhD Studentship.
  • 2014-2017, Network Innovation Allowance (Funding Source: Scottish power).
  • 2010-2012, Improved power electronic reactive power compensator for the future transmission lines, (Funding Source: Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia)
  • 2009-2012, SHE-PWM controlled multilevel converter for utility applications, (Funding Source: University of Nottingham).
  • 2008-2009, Research/teaching prototyping platform for power electronics conversion systems, (Funding Source: University of Nottingham).

National and International recognition or indicators of esteem

  • Deputy Editor-in-Chief, IET Power Electronics Journal.
  • Frist Prize paper a ward at IEEE Conference on SusTainable Utilization and Development in EngiNeering and Technology
  • Girling Watson Fellowship as Visiting Scholar to the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, the University of Sydney for the period 1 June 2009 to 31 August 2009.

  • Invited seminar talk, “VSCs-based STATCOM technology: topologies, control and applications” Center of Excellence in Power Engineering, The University of Sydney, August, 07 2009.

  • Invited seminar talk, “Multilevel Selective Harmonic Elimination PWM: An Overview”, School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, May, 22nd 2016.  

  • External examiner for PhD and research degrees dissertations.

  • Member of technical international committee, ACPEE 2017 conference.

  • Regular referee for a number of IEEE/IET Journals and conferences.


Undergraduate Teaching

EEE 1006 - Electrical Engineering (Module Leader)

EEE 1007 - Electrical Engineering (Module Leader)

EEE 1001- Fields, Materials & Devices I

Postgraduate Teaching 

EEE 8147- Advanced Power Electronics and Applications (Module Leader)