Moe Alahmad

Moe Alahmad

 Moe Alahmad
Contact Information:
PKI 206A
Omaha
(402) 554-3527
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Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Idaho, University of Idaho, Electrical Engineering, 2005
  • M.S., University of Idaho, University of Idaho, Electrical Engineering, 1991
  • B.S., University of Idaho, University of Idaho, Electrical Engineering, 1989

Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Energy generation
  • Consumption and conservation in the built environment
  • Real time monitoring and control for smart buildings
  • Elastic and Reconfigurable architectures for energy storage and renewable Photovoltaic systems

About Moe Alahmad

Mahmoud A. Alahmad graduated with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 2005, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1991 and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1989, all from the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA. He is currently an associate professor in The Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Industry experience includes over 10 years of infrastructure planning, design and analysis of electrical distribution systems for the built environment.

Dr. Alahmad is a registered Professional Engineer (PE). He has been an IEEE member since 2008; he is a peer reviewer for the IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.


Experience

  • Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, The Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction, College of Engineering. Appointed: Fall 2006
  • 2002-2006, Research Assistant/Lecturer, University of Idaho, ECE, MRCI (Part-time)
  • 1997-2006, Electrical Engineer/ Senior, Engineering Supervisor, Washington State University, Facilities Operations, A/E (Full-time)
  • 1996-1997, Electrical Engineer, Riley Engineering Inc.
  • 1990-1996, Research Assistant/Lecturer, University of Idaho, ECE

Honors and Awards

  • 2010 College of Engineering Henry Y. Kleinkauf Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 2009 Teaching award, Architectural Engineering Student Leadership & Advisory Committee (AESLAC), Architectural engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 2008, NSF summer institute on high-rate Nanomanufacturing and Energy Challenge Fellowship, June 23-26, 2008, sponsored by Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • 2006, NASA Certificate of Recognition, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), University of Idaho, NASA certificate of Recognition for the creative development of a technical innovation, August 2006

Funding

  • EPA –P3, $10,000, “I-SAVE: P3 Phase I proposal”, August 2010-August 2011, PI.
  • EPA, $1,250,000, “Advanced Decentralized Water/Energy Network Design for Sustainable Infrastructure”, July 2009 –July 2014, CO-PI.
  • NSF, IHCS, $298,319, “ARMS: A Novel Adaptive ConfiguRable Multi-cell Battery System for Power-Aware Electronics”, May 2008-May 2011, CO- PI.
  • The Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction (DSAEC), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, $32,700, “Addressable Power Distribution and Energy Management System for the Built Environment,” January 2011-December 2011, PI.
  • The Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction (DSAEC), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, $5,000, “Re everything,” workshop on sustainability, green design and LEED, January 2010-June 2011, PI.
  • DOE-NREL, $14,768,116, “Energy Efficient Housing Research”, August 2010- December 2014, CO-PI.
Funded Research:
  • Energy Savings Potential Program, Omaha Public Power District (OPPD), $295,000, “Energy Conservation and Behavior Change Through Real-Time Energy Monitoring”, January 2008-June 2010, CO-PI.
  • ELECTRI International (NECA), Early Career Award (EIECA), $10,000, “Integrating Industry into the educational setting to Promote Learning”, August 2008-May 2009, PI.
  • Layman Award (2007), University of Nebraska, $10,000, “A New Approach to Battery System Structure”, June 2007-June 2008, PI.

Selected Publications

Journals:

  • M. Alahmad, Jamie Tills, “Learning Applications in the Architectural Engineering Educational Setting”, Journal of Architectural Engineering, Vol. 16, No. 4 (ISSN 1076-0431), pp. 126-135, December 2010.
  • Jiucai Zhang, Song Ci, Hamid Sharif and Mahmoud Alahmad, “Modeling Discharge Behavior of Multicell Battery,” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol 25, No 4 (ISSN 0885-8969), pp. 1133-1141, December 2010.
  • M. Alahmad, H. Hess, “Microwave SOI Based Design of a Power Management System for JPL’s Rechargeable Micro-Scale Batteries,” Journal of Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Circuits, Devices & Systems, Vol 4, Issue 3, pp. 261-268, May 2010.
  • M. Alahmad, H. Hess, “Evaluation and Analysis of a New Solid-State Rechargeable Micro-Scale Lithium Battery”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Volume 55, No. 9, pp. 3391-3401, September 2008.
  • M. Alahmad, H. Hess, M.M. Mojarradi, W. C. West, J. F. Whitacre, “Battery Switch Array System with Application for JPL’s Rechargeable Micro-Scale Batteries”, Journal of Power Sources, vol. 177, no. 2, pp. 566–578, March 2008.
  • V. Sukumar, M. Alahmad, K. Buck, H. Hess, H. Li, D. Cox, F. Zghoul, J. Jackson, S. Terry, B. Blalock, M. Mojarradi, W. West, and J. Whitacre, "High Voltage MOSFET Gate/Bulk Driver Controller for a Microbattery Switch Matrix in a 0.35 µm Microwave SOI Technology", Journal of Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, Volume 44, Number, September 2005, pp. 203-211.
  • V. Sukumar, M. Alahmad, K. Buck, H. Hess, H. Li, D. Cox, F. Zghoul, J. Jackson, S. Terry, B. Blalock, M. Mojarradi, W. West, and J. Whitacre, “Switch Array System for Thin Film Lithium Microbatteries”, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 136, Issue 2, October 2004, pp 401-407.
Magazines:

  • M. A. Alahmad, M. E. Braley, J. Nance, V. Sukumar, K. M. Buck, H. L. Hess, H. W. Li, M.M. Mojarradi, W. C. West, J. F. Whitacre, “Microprocessor Based Battery Power Management System Enhances Charging, Monitoring and Protection Features”, Battery Power Products and Technology, VIII,6, November 2004, pp. 17-19.
Selected Conference Proceeding Papers:

  • M. Alahmad, Adam Brumbaugh, Yong Cho, Song Ci, Hamid Sharif, “The BIM’s 4D+ Dimension: Real Time Energy Monitoring”, Accepted in the Seventh IEEE GCC, Dubi, February 19-22, 2011.
  • Mahmoud Alahmad, Mohamed Amer Chaaban, Siu Kit Lau, “An Adaptive Photovoltaic-Inverter System,” (accepted) IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies ( ISGT 2011), January 17-19, 2011, Anaheim, CA, USA,
  • Mahmoud Alahmad, Wisam Nader, Jill Neal*, Jonathan Shi, Chuck Berryman, Y. Cho, Siu-Kit Lau, H. Li, Avery Schwer, Zhigang Shen, John Stansbury, Tian Zhang, “Real Time Power Monitoring & integration with BIM,” in proceeding of 36th Annual conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronic Society, IECON’2010, 7-10 November, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
  • Mohamed Amer Chaaban, Mahmoud. Alahmad, J. Neal*, J. Shi, C. Berryman, Y. Cho, S. Lau, H. Li, A. Schwer, Z. Shen, J. Stansbury, T. Zhang, “Adaptive Photovoltaic System,” in proceeding of 36th Annual conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronic Society, IECON’2010, 7-10 November, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
  • Avery D. Schwer, Mahmoud Alahmad, Dale K. Tiller, Patrick Wheeler, Adam Brumbaugh, “Integrating Energy Research in the Built Environment,” International Conference on Engineering Education ICEE-2010, Gliwice, Poland, July 18-22, 2010.
  • Zhang, J., Ci, S., Alahmad M., Sharif, H., “An Enhanced Circuit-Based Model for Single-Cell Battery," the 25th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference & Exposition (APEC), Feb 21-25, 2010, Palm Spring, CA.
  • Patrick G. Wheeler, Avery D. Schwer, Mahmoud Alahmad, Joshua M. Eiden, Andrea M. Wikerson, and Heidi A. Kuchta, “Conservation and behavior change through real-time energy monitoring”, GOC_2009 – The 8th Ball State University Greening of the Campus Conference, Indianapolis, IN, 20-24 September 2009.
  • Jiucai Zhang, Song Ci, Hamid Sharif, and Mahmoud Alahmad, "A Battery-Aware Deployment Scheme for Cooperative Wireless Sensor Networks", in proceeding of IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference 2009.

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