Sherif O. Faried

     Sherif O. Faried  B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

    Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering


    Dr. Faried received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, in 1979 and 1984, respectively, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, in 1988 and 1993, respectively, all in electrical engineering.

    Dr. Faried's research interest is in the area of power system dynamics,stability, protection and control. His research focuses on investigating the various aspects of the dynamic performance of power systems at the level of a given machine, an area, or for an interconnected region. Designing and evaluating new control technologies to improve power system stability and dynamic performance is another important aspect of the research. Dr. Faried has carried out research on subsynchronous resonance, torsional oscillations of large turbine-generators and the applications of probabilistic methods to power system dynamics. His research has led to new methods for reducing the high torsional torques induced in turbine-generator shafts during clearing and high-speed reclosing of multi-phase system faults. He has also studied and introduced Adaptive Short Time Compensation as a new concept for improving power system stability and reducing turbine-generator shaft torsional torques. Current research projects include design of FACTS (Flexible AC Transmission Systems) controllers for damping power system oscillations, impact of superconducting fault current limiters on the coordination between generator distance phase backup protection and generator capability limits, protection of phase imbalanced hybrid series capacitive compensated transmission lines.

    Professional Activities: Senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and a registered professional engineer in the province of Saskatchewan.


    Selected Journal Papers

    • K. Wheeler, M. Elsamahy and S.O. Faried, “A Novel Reclosing Scheme for Mitigation of Distributed Generation Effects on Overcurrent Protection,” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, DOI: 10.1109/TPWRD.2017.2743693.
    • M. Ghafouri, U. Karaagac, H. Karimi, S. Jensen, J. Mahseredjian and S.O. Faried, “An LQR Controller for Damping of Subsynchronous Interaction in DFIG-Based Wind Farms,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 32, No. 6, November 2017, pp. 4934-4942 (DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2017.2669260).
    • K. Wheeler, M. Elsamahy and S.O. Faried, “Use of Superconducting Fault Current Limiters for Mitigation of Distributed Generation Influences in Radial Distribution Network Fuse-Recloser Protection Systems, “IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Vol.11, Issue 7, May 2017, pp. 1605-1612. (DOI:  10.1049/iet-gtd.2015.1156, Print ISSN 1751-8687, Online ISSN 1751-8695).

    Conference Publications

    • Wheeler, K.A., Faried, S.O. and Elsamahy, M. (2017) “A Microgrid Protection Scheme Using Differential and Adaptive Overcurrent Relays,” EPEC 2017, Saskatoon, Canada, October 22-25, 2017.
    • Sun, F., Zhang, Y., Faried, S.O., Wheeler, K.A. and Elsamahy, M. (2017) “Impact of DFIG-Based Wind Farms on Generator Distance Phase Backup Protection,” IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe 2017 Conference (ISGT Europe 2017), Torino, Italy, June 26 – 29, 2017.
    • Wheeler, K.A., Faried, S.O. and Elsamahy, M. (2017) “Fault Impedance Effects on Distributed Generation Influences in Overcurrent Protection,” IEEE PowerTech 2017, Manchester, UK, June 18 – 22, 2017.
    • Wheeler, K.A., Elsamahy, M. and Faried, S.O. (2016) “Assessment of Distributed Generation Influences on Fuse-Recloser Protection Systems in Radial Distribution Networks,” IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition, Dallas, Texas, 2016.

    Honours and Awards

    • IEEE Electric Machinery Committee 1999 Prize Paper Award for paper: R. Billinton, S. Aboreshaid and S.O. Faried, "Stochastic Evaluation of Turbine-Generator Shaft Torsional Torques," IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol. 12, March 1997, pp. 17-23.

    Research Grants


    EE 214
    Systems Modelling and Network Analysis

    Deriving differential equations for electrical and mechanical systems, solving differential equations for initial conditions and a step input, the Laplace transform, Second Order Systems, solving transient response by the Laplace transform, Simulation with Matlab/Simulink, Frequency Response, Passive Filters, Network Synthesis, Two-Port Networks.
    EE 342
    Power Systems 1

    This course covers generation of energy, components of a modern power system, three-phase systems; voltage, current and power calculations, per-unit system, modelling of transformers, single-line diagrams, Inductance and capacitance calculations of single- and three-phase lines, transmission lines; modeling, steady-state operation and compensation, power system controls; local and central controls.
    EE 441
    Power Systems 2

    This course covers network calculations; loop and nodal equations; bus impedance and admittance matrices; network equations in matrix form; computer storage.; load flow studies; analysis of faulted power systems; symmetrical components; sequence networks; balanced and unbalanced faults; power system stability; swing equation; equal area criterion; and numerical solution of swing equation.
    EE 860
    Power Systems Analysis

    System representation and analytical techniques required for the solution of power system steady-state and transient problems. The use of digital computers in load flow, fault and stability studies is emphasized. HVdc transmission and power system control are briefly discussed.
    EE 866
    Power System Modelling and Control

    Modeling of power systems: synchronous machines, HVDC lines, static var compensators (SVC), loads and the power network. Small-disturbance modeling and large-disturbance modeling; control of power systems: automatic generations control (AGC), frequency and voltage control. Control of power system damping and transient stability.

    Research Projects

    Enhancement of Power System Dynamics using Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) and Renewable Energy