Mohammed Ben-Idris

Mohammed Ben-Idris

Assistant Professor
Biography

Dr. Mohammed Ben-Idris is assistant professor of electrical engineering and director of the E-RESILIENCY (Energy Reliability, Security, Stability, Resilience & Efficiency) research laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). He has five years of industry and consulting experience ranging from power plants control and operation to hardware design and installation to modeling and simulation of various aspects of power systems, and total of more than ten years of academic experience.

His research interests include Resilience and Reliability of Cyber-physical Energy Systems, stability and control of low-inertia microgrids, transient stability analysis using direct methods, and seamless integration of renewable energy sources. He has over 90 publications in the power systems area, including book chapters, technical articles and research reports and a U.S. patent. He is the chair of the IEEE Northern Nevada Section. He is the recipient of NSF CAREER award in 2019.

Education
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 2014
  • M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya, 2005
  • B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya, 1998

Research interests

Electric power and energy systems

  • Power system stability and control
  • Power system reliability and security
  • Integration of renewable energy sources
  • Cyber-physical energy systems
  • Parallel computation