Dr. Maher Azzouz

Dr. Maher AbdelkhalekAssociate Professor
519-253-3000 ext. 5432
Office: 3053 CEI


  • Ph.D. (2016, University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • M.Sc. (2011, Cairo University, Egypt)
  • B.Sc. (2008, Cairo University, Egypt)

Research Interests

  • Modeling, analysis, and control of power-electronic converters and their applications in grid integration of wind and solar farms
  • Planning and operation of distribution networks with renewables and electric vehicles
  • Protective relaying and cyber security of modern power systems
  • Power flow studies and energy management of hybrid ac/dc microgrids

Professional Affiliations

  • Professional Engineer, Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member, IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES)


  • The 2021 Medal of Excellence Award in research (Early Career Faculty), 2021
  • Award of Excellence in Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity, 2021
  • Best reviewer Award from the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2019

Selected Publications

  • T. Sati, Maher Azzouz, M. Shaaban, "Optimal Protection Coordination of Islanded Microgrids Utilizing an Adaptive Virtual Impedance Fault Current Limiter," IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol.59, no.3, pp. 2866-2876, 2023.
  • Saeed Santi, Maher Azzouz, Ahmed Awad, "Adaptive Auto Reclosing and Active Fault Detection of Lines Emanating from Wind Farms in Microgrids," IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, accepted, Aug. 2023.
  • Abdallah Aboelnaga, Maher Azzouz, "Adaptive Current-Angle-Based Phase Selection for Microgrids with Inverter-Interfaced Renewable Energy Sources," IEEE Trans. on Smart Grid, vol.13, no.1, pp. 417-428, 2022.
  • A. Ali, M. Shaaban, A. Awad, Maher Azzouz, M. Lehtonen, K. Mahmoud, "Multi-Objective Allocation of EV Charging Stations and RESs in Distribution Systems Considering Advanced Control Schemes," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol.72, no.3, pp. 3146-3160, 2022.
  • Haytham Ahmaed, Hatem Sindi, Maher Azzouz, Ahmad Awad, "An Energy Trading Framework for Interconnected AC-DC Hybrid Smart Microgrids," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol.14, no.2, pp. 853-865, 2022.
  • Talal Sati, Maher Azzouz, "Optimal Protection Cordination for Inverter Dominated Islanded Microgrids Considering N-1 Contingency," IEEE Trans. on Power Delivery, vol.37, no.3, pp. 2256-2267, 2021.
  • Banaiemoqadam, A. Hooshyar, Maher Azzouz, “A Control-Based Solution for Distance Protection of Lines Connected to Converter-Interfaced Sources,” IEEE Trans. on Power Delivery, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 1455-1466, 2020.
  • Maher Azzouz, Ali Hooshyar, “Dual Current Control of Inverter-Interfaced Renewable Energy Sources for Precise Phase Selection,” IEEE Trans. on Smart Grid, vol. 10, no. 5, pp.5092-5102, Sept. 2019.
  • Maher Azzouz, A. Hooshyar, E. El-Saadany, “Resilience Enhancement of Microgrids with Inverter-Interfaced DGs by Enabling Faulty Phase Selection,” IEEE Trans. on Smart Grid, vol. 9, no. 6, pp.6578-6589, Nov. 2018.
  • Amr I. Hamad, Maher Azzouz, Ehab El-Saadany, “A Sequential Power Flow Algorithm for Islanded Hybrid AC/DC Microgrids,” IEEE Trans. on Power Syst., vol. 31, no. 5, pp. 3961-3970,2016.
  • A. Hooshyar, Maher Azzouz, E. El-Saadany, “Distance Protection of Lines Emanating from Full-Scale Converter-Interfaced Renewable Energy Power Plants―Part I: Problem Statement,” IEEE Trans. on Power Delivery, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 1770-1780, Aug. 2015.