Biography

Mohamed Z. Youssef (SMIEEE); completed his Ph.D. in Power Electronics at the ePEARL Lab, Queen’s University, Canada in 2005, where he was later an adjunct Assistant Professor involved in teaching and research.  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, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) for the Railways and Power Electronics Applications for the Information Technology. Mohamed was the motor and electronics manager for Armstrong Pumps before coming back to Academia. Dr. Youssef is currently an Associate Professor in the ECSE department at the University of Ontario, Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Canada. He is the director of power electronics and drives lab (PEDAL) at UOIT and the university’s leader of Space-X team. He has more than 80 papers in the top tier IEEE journals and conferences with 5 US/Canadian patents. He is a fellow of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers. He is a senior IEEE member and a professional engineer in the province of Ontario. He serves as the co-chair of the IEEE IES Toronto section. He is an appointed Adjunct Professor at the Royal Military College (RMC) of Canada. Mohamed is a member of the IEEE committee of Transportation standards and a fellow expert of the Canadian government on many future infrastructure directives. He was recently appointed to the consultancy board of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC); He is also a member of the Egyptian syndicate of Engineering.