Morad Abdelaziz

Assistant Professor

Electrical
Office: EME3213
Phone: 250.807.8506
Email: morad.abdelaziz@ubc.ca

Graduate student supervisor



Research Summary

Smart grids; Power Systems operation and decarbonization; Distributed Energy Resources; Electrification of the transportation system; Electric vehicles charging infrastructure; High Performance Computing

Courses & Teaching

APSC 179: Linear Algebra (F2018, F2019)
ENGR 350: Linear Circuit Theory (F2019, F2020)
ENGR 455: Power System Analysis and Design (W2020, W2021)
APSC 541: Distributed Power Generation (W2019, W2021)

Biography

Morad Abdelaziz is an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus. He received his PhD from the University of Waterloo where he developed novel analysis and control algorithms for MicroGrid systems.

Dr. Abdalaziz has held teaching positions at the University of Waterloo, Université Laval and Western Washington University where he conducted research in the areas of smart grids and active distribution networks.

His current research focus is on smart grids, renewable energy, distributed generation, high performance computation (HPC) applications for power systems, power system software development and the integration of an electrified transport systems within the electrical grid.

Prior to his academic career, Dr. Abdelaziz worked for one of the World’s leading engineering firms (Dar Al-Handasah Consultancy) where he planned, commissioned and site supervised a variety of projects.

Degrees

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – University of Waterloo, Canada

PhD – (Electrical and Computer Engineering) University of Waterloo, Canada

MSc – (Electrical Engineering) Ain Shams University, Egypt

BSc – (Electrical Engineering) Ain Shams University, Egypt

Research Interests & Projects

Smart grids

Power systems

Renewable energy and Distributed Energy Resources

Power System Modelling and Simulation Software Development

High performance computing

Transportation system Electrification

Electric Grid Resiliency

 

Selected Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles:

J1) M. M. A. Abdelaziz, H. E. Farag, E. F. El-Saadany, and Y. Mohamed, “A novel and generalized three-phase power flow algorithm for islanded microgrids using a newton trust region method,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 190-201, Feb. 2013

J2) M. Marei, M. M. A. Abdelaziz and A. Assad, “A simple adaptive control technique for shunt active power filter based on clamped-type multilevel inverters,” Consumer Electronics Times, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 85-95, Apr. 2013.

J3) H. E. Farag, M. M. A. Abdelaziz and E. F. El-Saadany, “Voltage and reactive power impacts on successful operation of islanded microgrids,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 1716 – 1727, May 2013.

J4) M. M. A. Abdelaziz and E. F. El-Saadany, “Maximum loadability consideration in droop-controlled islanded microgrids optimal power flow,” Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 106, no. 1, pp. 168–179, Jan. 2014.

J5) M. M. A. Abdelaziz, H. E. Farag and E. F. El-Saadany, “Optimum droop parameters settings of islanded microgrids with renewable energy resources,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 434-445, April 2014.

J6) M. M. A. Abdelaziz, M. F. Shabaan, H. E. Farag and E. F. El-Saadany, “A multistage centralized control scheme for islanded microgrids with PEV,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 927-937, Jul. 2014.

J7) M. M. A. Abdelaziz, H. E. Farag and E. F. El-Saadany, “Fuel-saving benefit analysis of islanded microgrid central controllers,” Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 125, pp. 45–54, Aug. 2015.

J8) M. M. A. Abdelaziz and E. F. El-Saadany, “Economic droop parameter selection for autonomous microgrids including wind turbines,” Renewable Energy, vol. 82, pp. 108–113, Oct. 2015.

J9) M. M. A. Abdelaziz, “Effect of detailed reactive power limit modeling on islanded microgrid power flow analysis,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 1665-1666, Mar. 2016.

J10) M. M. A. Abdelaziz, H. E. Farag and E. F. El-Saadany, “Optimum reconfiguration of droop controlled islanded microgrids,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 2144-2153, May 2016.

J11) M. M. A. Abdelaziz, and H. E. Farag, “An enhanced supervisory control for islanded microgrid systems,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 1941-1943, Jul. 2016.

J12) M. Abdelaziz, “Distribution network reconfiguration using a genetic algorithm with varying population size,” Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 142, pp. 9–11, Jan. 2017.

J13) M. Abdelaziz, “GPU-OpenCL accelerated probabilistic power flow analysis using Monte-Carlo simulation,” Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 147, pp. 70–72, Jun. 2017.

J14) M. M. A. Abdelaziz, “OpenCL-Accelerated probabilistic power flow for active distribution networks,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 1255–1264, Jul. 2018.

J15) V. Asgharian, M. Abdelaziz, and I. Kamwa, “Multi-stage bi-level linear model for low carbon expansion planning of multi-area power systems,” IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol. 13, pp. 9–20, Jan. 2019.

J16) M. A. Abdelaziz and M. Moradzdaeh, “Monte-Carlo simulation based multi-objective optimum allocation of renewable distributed generation using OpenCL,” Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 170, pp. 81 – 91, May 2019

J17) Yuri Rodrigues, M. M. A. Abdelaziz and Liwei Wang, “D-PMU Based Secondary Frequency Control for Islanded Microgrids”, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 857 – 872, Jan. 2020.

J18) Y. Rodrigues, M. R. Monteiro, M. Abdelaziz, L. Wang, A. Zambroni de Souza, and P. F. Ribeiro, “Improving the Autonomy of Islanded Microgrids Through Frequency Regulation”, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, vol. 115, Feb. 2020.

J19) M. Moradzdaeh and M. M. A. Abdelaziz, “A Mixed Integer Linear Programing Model for Renewables and Energy Storage Integration in Fast Charging Stations,” IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 181 – 189, Mar. 2020.

J20) M. R. Monteiro, G. F. Alvarenga, Y. Rodrigues, A. Zambroni de Souza, I. Lima, M. Passaro, and M. Abdelaziz, “Network Partitioning in Coherent Areas of Static Voltage Stability Applied to Security Region Enhancement”, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, vol. 117, May 2020.

J21) Ali Hajebrahimi, I. Kamwa, M. M. A. Abdelaziz and Ali Moeini, “Scenario-Wise Distributionally Robust Optimization for Collaborative Hydro, Wind generation and Electric Vehicle Aggregator Bidding Strategy,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 35, no. 5, Sept. 2020.

J22) Ali Hajebrahimi, I. Kamwa, Erick Delage and M. M. A. Abdelaziz, “Adaptive Distributionally Robust Optimization for Transmission and Generation Expansion Planning Integrating Plug-in Electric Vehicle via Scenario-Based Ambiguity Sets,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 11, no. 5, Sept. 2020.

J23) M. R. Monteiro, Y. Rodrigues, M. Abdelaziz, A. Zambroni de Souza and L. Wang, “New Technique for Area-Based Voltage Stability Support Using Flexible Resources,” Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 186, Sept. 2020.

J24) A. Tabakhpour Langerudy, and M. Abdelaziz, “Preventative High Impedance Fault Location using Distribution System State Estimation,” Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 186, Sept. 2020.

J25) V. Asgharian, and M. Abdelaziz, “A Low-Carbon Market-Based Multi-Area Power System Expansion Planning Model,” Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 187, Oct. 2020.

J26) Youthanalack Vilaisarn and M. M. A. Abdelaziz, “An Inversion-Free Sparse Zbus Power Flow Algorithm for Large-Scale Droop Controlled Islanded Microgrids,” International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, vol. 121, Oct. 2020.

J27) Yuri Rodrigues, M. M. A. Abdelaziz and Liwei Wang, “D-PMU Based Distributed Voltage and Frequency Control for DERs in Islanded Microgrids”, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 12, no. 1, Jan. 2021.

J28) V. Asgharian, M. Abdelaziz, and I. Kamwa, “A coordinated G&TEP and carbon capture and storage expansion planning model for emission constrained power systems,” IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol. 14, No. 26, pp. 6650-6662, Dec. 2020.

J29) Yuri Rodrigues, M. M. A. Abdelaziz and Liwei Wang, “Resilience-Oriented D-PMU based Frequency Controller for Islanded Microgrids with Flexible Resources Support”, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Accepted for Publication.

J30) A. Tabakhpour Langerudy, and M. Abdelaziz, “Integration of Failure Detector in Bias Filter for Estimation of False Data Injection Cyberattacks,” IEEE Access, vol. 9, Mar. 2021.

J31) Yuri Rodrigues, M. M. A. Abdelaziz, Liwei Wang and I. Kamwa, “PMU Based Frequency Regulation Paradigm for Multi-Area Power Systems Reliability Improvement,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems,Accepted for Publication.

J32) M. Moradzdaeh and M. M. A. Abdelaziz, “A Stochastic Optimal Planning Model for Fully Green Stand-Alone PEV Charging Stations,” IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, Accepted for Publication.

Conference Publications:

C1) M. M. A. Abdelaziz, H. E. Farag, E. F. El-Saadany, and Y. Mohamed, “A globally convergent trust region method for power ow studies in active distribution systems,” In Proceedings of the IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 22-26, 2012, San Diego, California, USA.

C2) H. E. Farag, M. M. A. Abdelaziz and E. F. El-Saadany, “Incorporating voltage regulator and load models in unbalanced power ow studies of active distribution systems,” In Proceedings of the IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 22-26, 2012, San Diego, California, USA.

C3) M. M. A. Abdelaziz, and E. F. El-Saadany, “Estimation of induction motor single-cage model parameters from manufacturer data,” In Proceedings of the IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 21- 25, 2013, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

C4) M. M. A. Abdelaziz, E. F. El-Saadany and R. Seethapathy, “Assessment of droop-controlled islanded microgrid maximum loadability,” In Proceedings of the IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 21-25, 2013, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

C5) H. E. Farag, M. M. A. Abdelaziz and E. F. El-Saadany, “The effects of renewable energy resources on the implementation of distributed resources islanded systems,” In Proceedings of the IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 21-25, 2013, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

C6) M. M. A. Abdelaziz and E. F. El-Saadany, “Determination of worst case loading margin of droop controlled islanded microgrids,” In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Power and Energy Conversion Systems, October 2-4, 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.

C7) M. M. A. Abdelaziz, E. F. El-Saadany and R. Seethapathy, “Economic droop parameter selection for autonomous microgrids including wind turbines,” In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications ICREGA2014, March 2014, Al-Ain, UAE.

C8) V. Asgharian and M. Abdelaziz, “A linear programing model for coordinated low-carbon generation and transmission expansion planning,” In Proceedings of the annual IEEE Canada Electrical Power and Energy Conference EPEC 2017, October 2017, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

C9) H. Ziarmal, H.E. Farag, Nader A. El-Taweel. and M. Abdelaziz, “A co-simulation platform for power and gas distribution networks,” In Proceedings of the 6th IEEE international Conference on Renewable Energy Research and applications, November 2017, San Diego, California, USA.

C10) M. Moradzdaeh and M. Abdelaziz, “Mitigating the impact of plug-in electric vehicles on distribution systems using demand-side management of electric water heaters,” In Proceedings of the 31st IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2018), May 2018, Québec, QC, Canada.

C11) A. Tabakhpour and M. Abdelaziz, “Enhanced bad data identification in distribution system state estimation,” In Proceedings of the 31st IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2018), May 2018, Québec, QC, Canada.

C12) M. Moradzdaeh and M. Abdelaziz, “Reducing the Loss of Life of Distribution Transformers Affected by Plug-In Electric Vehicles Using Electric Water Heaters,” In Proceedings of the 32nd IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2019), May 2019, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

C13) A. Tabakhpour and M. Abdelaziz, “Neural Network Model for False Data Detection in Power System State Estimation,” In Proceedings of the 32nd IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2019), May 2019, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

C14) V. Asgharian and M. Abdelaziz, “Co-Optimization of Generation Capacity Planning and Carbon Capture and Storage Using Benders Decomposition,” In Proceedings of the 32nd IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2019), May 2019, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

C15) V. Asgharian and M. Abdelaziz, “Voltage Stability Constrained Low-Carbon Generation & Transmission Expansion Planning,” In Proceedings of the 33rd IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2020), September 2020, London, ON, Canada.

C16) M. Moradzdaeh and M. Abdelaziz, “Optimal Demand Control of Electric Water Heaters to Accommodate the Integration of Plug-in Electric Vehicles in Residential Distribution Networks,” In Proceedings of the 33rd IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2020), September 2020, London, ON, Canada.

C17) Y. Rodrigues and M. Abdelaziz, “Event-Triggered D-PMU based Frequency Controller for Islanded Microgrids,” In Proceedings of the CIRED 2020 Berlin Workshop, September 2020, Berlin, Germany.

C18) Y. Vilaisarn, M. Abdelaziz and J. Cros, “Linear Three-Phase Power Flow Model for Autonomous Microgrid Systems,” In Proceedings of the CIRED 2020 Berlin Workshop, September 2020, Berlin, Germany.

 

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