MOHAMED Z. YOUSSEF (Senior Member, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in power electronics from the PEARL Laboratory, Queen’s University, Canada, in 2005. He was an adjunct Assistant Professor involved in teaching and research with Queen’s University. In 2007, he joined Bombardier Transportation where he worked as a Senior Research and Development Engineer. In 2012, he joined Alstom Transport as a Research and Development Engineering Manager. His research interests include electromechanical systems for the transportation industry and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) for the railways and power electronics applications for the information technology. He was the Motor and Electronics Manager for Armstrong Pumps before coming back to Academia. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineering, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada. He is also the Director of the Power Electronics and Drives Laboratory (PEDAL) with UOIT and the university's leader of the Space-X Team. He has more than 150 papers in the top tier IEEE journals and conferences with five U.S./Canadian patents. He is a member of the Egyptian Syndicate of Engineering and the IEEE Committee of Transportation Standards, a fellow of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, an appointed Adjunct Professor with the Royal Military College (RMC) of Canada, and a Fellow Expert of the Canadian Government on many future infrastructure directives. He is also a Professional Engineer with the province of Ontario. He serves as the Co-Chair for the IEEE IES Toronto Section. He was recently appointed to the consultancy board of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). Check (https://engineering.ontariotechu.ca/research/research-labs/pedal.php).
Chair of PELS&CE Chapter