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Visiting Scholar Program (VSP) -4-

21-29 December 2015

The Visiting Scholar Program (VSP) – 4 - was held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina from 21-29 December 2015. It included 3 events, “Outlook on Modern Engineering Education” Seminar, “Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development” and “Research Planning and Management” Lectures and “Research Essentials, Advanced Technical Writing, and the Art of Debates” Workshop.
VSP 2015 invited Prof. Mohamed A. El-Sharkawi, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, USA

Biography of Scholar

Mohamed A. El-Sharkawi

Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Washington, USA

Professor El-Sharkawi is a fellow of IEEE. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1980. In 1980, he joined the University of Washington as a faculty member where he is presently a Professor of Electrical Engineering. He also served as the Associate Chairman and the Chairman of Graduate Studies and Research. He authored four textbooks in the area of electric energy, electric drives, electric safety and wind energy. He also authored over 250 technical papers and research books and holds 5 licensed patents in the areas of wind energy, dynamic VAR management, and minimum arc sequential circuit breaker.

His extensive professional activities include serving as the Vice President for Technical Activities of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, founding chairman of several task forces, working groups and subcommittees, including the IEEE-PES subcommittee of renewable energy machines and systems. He is also the founder or chairman of several international and regional conferences, organizer and chairman of numerous panels and special sessions, and organizer and instructor of several international tutorials on topics such as power systems, wind energy, renewable energy integration, electric safety, induction voltage hazards, load forecasting, vulnerability assessment, VAR management, and power systems operations.

Professor El-Sharkawi was awarded several educational, service, and research awards. Among them is the Outstanding Educator Award for IEEE Western region in 2014 and the International Fellow award 2015-2017.


Publications (in selection):

Wind Energy: An Introduction, CRC Press 2016

Electric Safety: Practices and Standards - CRC Press, 2013

Electric Energy: An Introduction - Third Edition, CRC press, 2012.

Fundamentals of Electric Drives - Brooks/Cole, 2000.


Patent Number Patent Title
5.644,463 Adaptive sequential controller with minimum switching energy
5,361,184 Adaptive sequential controller
5,180,963 Optically triggered high voltage switch network and method for switching a high voltage
5,134,356 Reactive power compensator
4,677,364 Reactive power compensating system

Schedule of Visiting Scholar Program - 4 -

  1. “Outlook on Modern Engineering Education” Seminar
    Date:Date: 21 December 2015
  2. “Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development” Lecture
    Date:Date: 22 December 2015
  3. “Research Planning and Management ” Lecture
    Date:Date: 22 December 2015
  4. “Research Planning and Management” Lectures and “Research Essentials, Advanced Technical Writing, and the Art of Debates”Workshop
    Date:Date: 28-29 December 2015