Mohamed Abdalmagid

Ph.D. Student

Mohamed Abdalmagid received his master’s degree in electrical engineering from Cairo University in Giza, Egypt in 2017. He also received a diploma in business administration from the department of continuing education at the American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt, 2017.

From 2013 to 2018, Mohamed worked for the Electronics Research Institute, Egypt, as an assistant researcher. He was responsible for implementing a prototype of a DFIG-based wind energy conversion system. From 2018 to 2019, Mohamed worked as a design engineer for the EOIP company, Egypt. It was here that he was responsible for designing a 1.5 KW on-board electric vehicle battery charger.

Mohamed is currently a Ph.D. student at McMaster University, in the department of electrical and computer engineering. His research is focused on electrical machines, power electronics, electric vehicles, and renewable energy. From 2019, he has been with Dr. Ali Emadi’s research team, at the McMaster Automotive Resource Center (MARC).

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Since he was an undergraduate student at the Shoubra Faculty of Engineering, Egypt, Mohamed’s interests have been in power electronics and the theory of electrical machines. As extra work, Mohamed was always trying to simulate the electric machines and power electronics problems, using Matlab, simply because he loved these areas.

In 2013, Mohamed started working with doubly-fed induction machines (DFIM) at the Electronics Research Institute, as part of his experimental works for his master’s. Mohamed was able to implement the whole system of DFIG-based wind energy conversion system. He also implemented a PMSM-based wind turbine emulation system, to drive the DFIG.

In 2018, Mohamed designed an AC to DC 1.5 KW on-board battery charger for electric vehicle applications. The design was based on a zero-voltage switching, full bridge converter, with input power factor correction.

Since coming to McMaster University, Mohamed has enjoyed working as a research assistant and teaching assistant for electric engineering courses. He loves teaching and motivating undergraduate students, and these positions give him this opportunity.

Now at the McMaster Automotive/Aerospace Resource Center, Mohamed is a member of the electrical machine design for electric vehicles, and MORE aircraft applications. Mohamed works mainly on the electromagnetic design of axial-flux permanent magnet synchronous motors and switched reluctance motors. Mohamed is also responsible for the partial discharge analysis of motor windings, and the selection of motor windings insulation materials.

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