Nabeel A.O. Demerdash, Ph.D., Fellow of IEEE


Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Olin Engineering 507
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Research Interests

  • Electrical machines and drives
  • Computational electromagnetics/finite elements
  • Power electronics
  • Power systems

Professional Preparation

Ph.D., 1971, University of Pittsburgh 
M.S., 1964, Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh 
B.S., 1964, Electrical Engineering, Cairo University

Selected Recent Publications

P. Zhang, G. Sizov, J. He, D. M. Ionel, and N. Demerdash, “Calculation of magnet losses in concentrated-winding permanent magnet synchronous machines using a computationally efficient-finite element method,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 49, no. 6, pp. 2524-2532, Nov/Dec 2013. (This paper was designated as an IEEE-Industry Applications Society (IAS)/Electric Machines Committee Prize Paper)

G. Y. Sizov, P. Zhang, D. M. Ionel, N. A. O. Demerdash, and M. Rosu, “Automated bi-objective design optimization of multi-MW direct-drive PM machines using CE-FEA and differential evolution,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol.49, no.5, pp. 3672-3678, Sep/Oct 2013.

A. M. da Silva, R. J. Povinelli, and N. A. O. Demerdash, “Robust Induction Motor Fault Monitoring Method Based on Analysis of Air-gap Torque Profile ,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol.9, no.4, pp. 2274-2283, 2013.

A. Sayed-Ahmed, B. Mirafzal, and N. A.O. Demerdash, “Fault-Tolerant Technique for Δ-Connected AC-Motor Drives,” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol.26, no.2, pp.646-653, June 2011. (This paper was designated an IEEE-Power & Energy Society (PES) Prize Paper)

Sizov, G. Y., Ionel, D. M., Demerdash, N. A. O., "Modeling and Parametric Design of Permanent-Magnet AC Machines Using Computationally Efficient Finite-Element Analysis," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 59, no. 6, pp. 2403-2413, June 2012.

Recent Grants

Recipient (with Dr. Dan M. Ionel, Co-PI) of M-WERC Grant titled “Modeling and Design Optimization of High Efficiency Permanent Magnet Machine Drive Systems,” from February 1, 2014 through Jan 31, 2015.


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