Dr. Ben-Idris is assistant professor of electrical and biomedical engineering. Prior to joining the University in July 2016, he worked as a research associate and visiting lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing. At MSU he held a position of associate director of the Energy Reliability & Security (ERISE) Laboratory. Prior to joining Michigan State University, he was assistant lecturer at the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya, where he served as the chair of the Engineering Departments branch at Almaraj campus, Libya.
He received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Michigan State University, East Lansing and MSc. and BSc. degrees in electrical engineering from University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya. 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 eight years of academic experience. He has conducted research in power system modeling, analysis, reliability, stability, control, planning and simulation. He has over 60 publications in the power systems area, including book chapters, technical articles and research reports and a U.S. patent.
- 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