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Academic Biography

I received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K, in 2012 and B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering, the M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from University of Mosul, Iraq, in 1999 and 2005, respectively. In August 2017, I joined Teesside University, UK as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Electrical Power Engineering. My current role involves teaching Power & Control Engineering modules, Supervisor for PG, MSc, and UG projects, and research in the multidisciplinary area including Battery system, Power converter design and control, power and energy management, advanced control design, smart grid, power electronics. Prior to my current position, I worked as a Research Associate in the School of Engineering, University of Newcastle (2016-2017) in a new topology of switch reluctance machine for a hybrid electric vehicle (48V Town & Country Hybrid Powertrain (TC48). I have published over 30 articles in esteemed journals and conferences. 

Summary of Research Interests

Areas of Expertise - Skills

Reliability/Health Monitoring of Power Devices. Novel, Junction Temperature Detection/ Estimation and Bond wire lift off Detection for SiCs Devices and IGBT Power Module using Signal Processing Techniques.

System Identification/Health and Fault Monitoring of Power Electronic Systems. Novel, Real Time Hardware Efficient System Identification/Parameter Estimation Algorithm for SMPCs.

Battery Modelling/Parameters Estimation, and Degradation.

Digital Power Electronics Control. Novel, Real Time Hardware Efficient Adaptive Algorithm for Switch Mode Power Converters (SMPCs).

Adaptive Filter Techniques in Power Electronics Systems. Self-Tuning Controller & Parameters Estimation Method Based on Adaptive FIR & IIR Filter for SMPCs. FPGA for Adaptive Signal Processing Using System Generator Tool.

Real Time Control of Power Electronics Systems Using Microprocessor & DSP. Code Optimization and Programming of TI C2000-DSPs Using Embedded Coder & MATLAB Simulink. Hardware- Software Co-design Using sRIO Platform & LABVIEW-FPGA.

Embedded Control Systems Design. New Embedded Auto-Tuning Controller for DC Motor Drive Using LABVIEW-FPGA Tool.

Real-Time Digital and Fuzzy Control Design. Develop a Comprehensive FPID Control library for Power Electronic Applications, Data Acquisition System for Real Time Implementation. New Adaptive Fuzzy PID Controller for DC Drive.

Designing, Testing, and Development of Power Electronic Systems.

System Simulation & Modelling Using MATLAB/Simulink, LABVIEW, PLECS.

Research Interests

"Battery Modelling and Control”, “Fault Detection &;Monitoring of Power Electronics Converters”, “Adaptive Signal Processing Techniques Applied in Power Electronics Applications”, “Embedded Control Design for Power Electronic Applications”, “Real-time System Identification and Advance Control Techniques for Power Electronics Systems”, “Real Time Control Implementation Based on DSP & FPGA”, “Hardware in the Loop (HIL) Systems”.

Research Projects & External Funding

Signal Processing Techniques for Adaptive Battery Modelling and Health Monitoring, corn seed research funding, Teesside University, (PI, £6K), 2018.

Intelligent Flexible Ultrasonic Sensing Technologies for Battery Health and Life Monitoring, corn seed research funding, Teesside University, (CI, £9K), 2019.

Fully Funded PGR Studentship, Teesside University, 2019.

Town & Country Hybrid Powertrain (TC48), Innovate UK (Research Associate, Newcastle University, £562,121, total: £1,128,776).


PhD and Research Opportunities

Currently, co-supervisor for 5 PhD students in the areas of: Fault and health monitoring of SiC and IGBT devices in the application of power systems, Adaptive control of LCL single phase grid power system, System identification and adaptive control of multi-rail power converters and Battery Modelling/ Degradation.

Currently, I am doing research to develop an advanced signal processing algorithms and digital control techniques in Battery System Modelling/Degradation, Reliability of Power Devices and Intelligent Control of Power Converters. Therefore, I am looking for talented and self-motivated researchers to work on this research profile. If you are interested, don’t hesitate to contact me.

External Roles and Professional Activities

Guest Member of Staff, School of Engineering, Newcastle University. 

Editorial Board Member:

Associate Editor of IET Power Electronics, March 2018 - present.

Journal & Conference Activities:

  • Session Chair of 2017 IEEE 3rd Internarial Future Energy Electronics Conference and ECCE Asia at Kaohsiung Center in June 2017.
  • Session Chair of 2017 IEEE 26th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, June 2017.

Regular Reviewer in the following journals:

  • IEEE Transaction on Power Electronics.
  • IEEE Transaction on Industrial Applications.
  • IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics.
  • IET Power Electronics Journal.
  • IET Electronic Letter.

Membership of Organizations:

  • Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, 2107).
  • Member of IEEE Power Electronics Society (2017). 
  • Member of IEEE Smart Grid Society.
  • Member of International Association of Engineers (IAENG, 2015 - Present).

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

  • o “ Modelling and Control of Power Electronic Devices, ENG-3010-N, (module leader-tutor)

    o “Electrical Drive System, EAC3062-N, (tutor)”

    o “Electrical Engineering Design and Implementation”, EAC3041-N, (module leader- tutor)

    o “Electrical Principles, ENG-1010-N (module leader- tutor)”

    o “ Linear Systems and Control, EAC2020-N (module leader-tutor)

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Research Output 2017 2019

  • 7 Paper
  • 5 Conference contribution
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Conference article
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Selecting appropriate fuzzy PID control structure for power electronic applications

Al-Greer, M., Armstrong, M. & Pickert, V., 16 Apr 2019, In : The Journal of Engineering. 2019, 17, p. 4457-4460

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Power electronics
DC-DC converters
Electric potential
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Advances on System Identification Techniques for DC-DC Switch Mode Power Converter Applications

Al-Greer, M., Armstrong, M., Ahmeid, M. & Giaouris, D., 10 Oct 2018, In : IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Power converters
Identification (control systems)
Power electronics
Fault detection

An Investigation of Frequency Response Analysis Method for Junction Temperature Estimation of SiCs Power Device

Chong, X. L., Chen, C., Al-Greer, M., Pickert, V. & Tsimenidis, C., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Silicon carbide
Frequency response
MOSFET devices

Coordinate Descent Auto-Tuning Architecture for Multi Rail DC-DC Switch Mode Power Converters

Al-Greer, M., Armstrong, M. & Xu, J., 25 Jun 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Power converters
DC-DC converters

Fuzzy Logic Based Scheme for Directional Earth Fault Detection and Classification

Dawood, R. M. S., Gopalakrishna Pillai, G. & Al-Greer, M., 4 Sep 2018, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Fault detection
Fuzzy logic
Electric power transmission networks
Earth (planet)
Electric potential

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