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Dr Md Apel Mahmud

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Dr. Apel Mahmud received his PhD in Electrical Engineering with the best thesis award from the University of New South Wales, Australia in December 2012 and a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from RUET in 2008 with the University Gold Medal. Currently, he is working as an Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering at Northumbria University Newcastle. Prior to joining Northumbria, he worked as a Senior Lecturer and Lecturer in Electrical & Renewable Energy Engineering at Deakin University, Australia. He also worked as a Lecturer in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Swinburne University of Technology, a research fellow at the University of Melbourne, and a research publication fellow at the University of New South Wales.

He has been successful in obtaining seven externally funded projects, which attracted more than AUD12.6 million in total as listed below:
- ARC Training Centre in New Energy Technologies for Future Grids; Role: Theme Leader; Amount: AUD5,000,000; Source: ARC; & Duration: Jul 2021 to Dec 2026.
- Performance Analysis of Compensated Distribution Networks in Bushfire Prone Areas (Stage 2); Role: Sole CI; Amount: AUD193,000; Source: AusNet Services; and Duration: Jun 2021 to Jun 2023.
- Performance Analysis of Compensated Distribution Networks in Bushfire Prone Areas (Stage 1); Role: Sole CI; Amount: AUD150,000; Source: DELWP Victoria; & Duration: Jun 2021 to Jun 2022.
- Robust Distributed Intelligent Controller Design for Distributed Energy Resources in Microgrids; Role: Sole CI; Amount: AUD15,600; Source: Australian Academy of Science; & Duration: Jun 2019 to Sep 2019.
- New Australian performance standards for home battery storage systems; Role: Second Lead CI; Amount: AUD1,900,000; Source: ARENA & DELWP; & Duration: Jul 2018 to Dec2020.
- NOJA Power’s intelligent network control device to capture real-time data on energy networks; Role: Fifth CI; Amount: AUD5,000,000; Source: Australian Renewable Energy Agency; & Duration: Jun 2018 to Dec 2020.
- Transient Analysis and Bushfire Mitigation of Power Lines for AusNet Services; Role: Lead CI; Amount: AUD703,679; Source: AusNet Services; & Duration: Jun 2015 to Dec 2020.

Over 11 years, he published more than 240 research articles in the form of journals (~90), conferences (>140), book chapters (8), and edited books (2). All of his research articles have been published with high-quality publishers like IEEE, Elsevier, and Springer.

Md Apel Mahmud

  • Nonlinear control of power electronic interfaces for renewable energy applications
  • Power system dynamics
  • Resiliency of power grids
  • Power system, modeling, stability, and control
  • Power system fault analysis for bushfire mitigation
  • Microgrids (AC, DC, and hybrid AC/DC)
  • Grid integration of renewable energy sources (small- and large-scale solar and wind)
  • Transactive energy management and optimization for microgrids
  • Smart metering and smart grid data analytics
  • Energy storage systems (small- and large-scale)
  • Nonlinear control theory and applications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A Comprehensive Review of Control Techniques for Compensating the Fault Current in Resonant Grounded Distribution Networks: From the Perspective of Mitigating Powerline Bushfires, Fernando, W., Mahmud, M., Islam, S., Barik, M., Hosseinzadeh, N. 1 Jan 2023, In: IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution
  • Advances on Fault Detection Techniques for Resonant Grounded Power Distribution Networks in Bushfire Prone Areas: Identification of Faulty Feeders, Faulty Phases, Faulty Sections, and Fault Locations, Pirmani, S., Mahmud, M. 27 Feb 2023, In: Electric Power Systems Research
  • A hybrid sliding mode control scheme for rapid earth fault current limiters in compensated distribution networks in bushfire prone areas, Roy, T., Mahmud, M., Nasiruzzaman, A., Barik, M. 27 Feb 2023, In: Journal of Engineering
  • A modified charge similarity approach for detecting high impedance earth faults in resonant grounded power distribution networks, Pirmani, S., Mahmud, M., Islam, S., Arif, M. 10 Mar 2023, In: Electric Power Systems Research
  • Nonlinear finite-time control of hydroelectric systems via a novel sliding mode method, Zhang, R., Ren, X., Mahmud, M., Li, H. 1 Jan 2023, In: IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution
  • A Bayesian Deep Learning Technique for Multi-Step Ahead Solar Generation Forecasting, Kaur, D., Islam, S., Mahmud, M. 21 Mar 2022
  • A comparative study of commonly used batteries in household rooftop solar battery systems based on test data of commercial batteries, Saha, S., Hassan, M., Liebrich, F., Mendis, N., Islam, S., Mahmud, M., Haque, M. 1 Aug 2022, In: Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments
  • A discrete sliding mode control scheme for arc suppression devices in resonant grounded power distribution systems to mitigate powerline bushfires, Barzegar-Kalashani, M., Mahmud, M., Barik, M., Nasiruzzaman, A. 1 Sep 2022, In: Electric Power Systems Research
  • A linear hybrid active disturbance rejection controller design to extenuate powerline bushfires in resonant grounded distribution power systems, Barzegar-Kalashani, M., Mahmud, M. 1 Nov 2022, In: International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems
  • An Improved DC Circuit Breaker Topology Capable of Efficient Current Breaking and Regeneration, Lumen, S., Kannan, R., Mahmud, M., Yahaya, N. Jun 2022, In: IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics

  • Warnakulasuriya Fernando Nonlinear Model Predictive Controller Design for Rapid Earth Fault Current Limiters in Compensated Distribution Networks for Mitigating Powerline Bushfires Start Date: 01/03/2022
  • Susheel Kumar Pirmani Fault Detection and Performance Analysis of Power Distribution Networks with Rapid Earth Fault Current Limiters to Mitigate Powerline Bushfires Start Date: 01/03/2022

  • Electrical Engineering PhD December 12 2012
  • Senior Member Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

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