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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

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

  • 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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Control of arc suppression devices in compensated power distribution systems using an integral sliding mode controller for mitigating powerline bushfires, Barzegar-Kalashani, M., Mahmud, M., Barik, M., Oo, A. 1 Jan 2022, In: International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems
  • Higher‐order sliding mode current controller for grid‐connected distributed energy resources with LCL $\mathrm{LCL}$ filters under unknown grid voltage conditions, Barzegar‐Kalashani, M., Tousi, B., Mahmud, M., Farhadi‐Kangarlu, M. 9 Jan 2022, In: IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution
  • Hybrid Chirp Signal Design for Improved Long-Range (LoRa) Communications, Noor-A-Rahim, M., Khyam, M., Mahmud, A., Li, X., Pesch, D., Poor, H. 5 Jan 2022, In: Signals
  • An Improved DC Circuit Breaker Topology Capable of Efficient Current Breaking and Regeneration, Lumen, S., Kannan, R., Mahmud, M., Yahaya, N. 16 Dec 2021, In: IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
  • A non-linear adaptive excitation control scheme for feedback linearized synchronous generations in multimachine power systems, Roy, T., Mahmud, M., Shen, W., Oo, A. 1 May 2021, In: IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution
  • A Nonlinear Backstepping Control Scheme for Rapid Earth Fault Current Limiters in Resonant Grounded Power Distribution Systems: Applications for Mitigating Powerline Bushfires, Roy, T., Mahmud, M., Barik, M., Nasiruzzaman, A., Oo, A. 10 Jun 2021, In: IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Industrial Electronics
  • A non-singular fast terminal sliding mode control scheme for residual current compensation inverters in compensated distribution networks to mitigate powerline bushfires, Roy, T., Mahmud, M., Nasiruzzaman, A., Barik, M., Oo, A. 1 May 2021, In: IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution
  • A Smart Energy Hub for Smart Cities: Enabling Peer-to-Peer Energy Sharing and Trading, Mahmud, M., Islam, S., Lilley, I. 1 Nov 2021, In: IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine
  • A Variational Autoencoder-Based Dimensionality Reduction Technique for Generation Forecasting in Cyber-Physical Smart Grids, Kaur, D., Islam, S., Mahmud, M. Jun 2021, 2021 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC Workshops 2021), Piscataway, USA, IEEE
  • Design of an Adaptive Sliding Mode Controller for Rapid Earth Fault Current Limiters in Resonant Grounded Distribution Networks to Mitigate Powerline Bushfires, Roy, T., Mahmud, M., Ghosh, S., Pramanik, M., Kumar, R., Oo, A. 2 Feb 2021, 2021 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC 2021), Piscataway, USA, IEEE


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

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