Dr Nagi Fahmi

Dr Nagi Fahmi

Senior Lecturer / Director of BEng Professional Engineering Programmes 

Dr Nagi Fahmi is a staff member of the Power Engineering System Group at Aston University, UK. He is currently Director of the Professional Engineering programmes.  He has been Member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology and Chartered Engineering since 1993. His research focuses on power system analysis and power system control. 

Qualifications & Education

  • PhD Aston University
  • MSc Power Systems – UMIST/Salford University
  • DipEE (5 years Programme- Electrical Power Systems) Sudan University of Technology


  • 1974 – 1976 Electrical Engineer – Union Carbide
  • 1977 – 1982 Lecturer Khartoum University – Sudan
  • 1982 – 1986 PG Research CEGB/Aston University
  • 1986 – 1988 Consultant/ Research CEGB/Aston University
  • 1988 – to date Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Aston University

Teaching activity
Lecturer on subjects related to Electrical Power Engineering and Generation in undergraduate BEng degree programmes.

MSc Professional Engineering Academic Supervisor

Research interests

  • Development in power system analysis, protection and active and reactive power flow control
  • Stability of interconnected network and islanded systems
  • Development in microcontrollers and embedded systems for process control.
  • Machines and Electronic Drives
  • Sensors for Medical Applications
  • Research active in 'Technologies supporting healthy ageing'
  • Decentralisation of Power System Voltage Control using Artificial Neural Networks
  • Interest in research and development in Smart Grid Systems and HVDC links.
  • Research in Microprocessor Based Bus-bar Protection Relay
  • Applications of Artificial Neural Networks to Power Systems Transient Energy Margin Evaluation. 
  • Renewable and Low Carbon Electricity Generation       

PhD Supervision
Currently supervising three Ph.D. research students
Supervisor on Project FALCON research for Network Techniques funded by LCNF

Membership of Professional Bodies

Selected publications

  • Omkar Joshi, Nagi Fahmi, Geoff Tansley "Induced Back EMF study of a Novel Blood Pump Motor with High Fault Tolerance" International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps (ISRBP 2014), USA
  • Omkar Joshi, Nagi Fahmi, Geoff Tansley "A Brushless Cosecant DC Motor for Blood Pump Application" International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps (ISRBP 2013), Japan
  • M Booth, N R Fahmi, S Luke, “Worked-based Pathways for the Electrical Power Engineering Industry” EE2012, Innovation, Practice and Research in Engineering Education”, Paper GP134/obs019 Engineering Education, September 2012
  • Z, Zhangweg, N. R. Fahmi, 'Modelling and Analysis of a cascade 11-level inverters-based SVG with New Control Strategies for Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) Application', IEE Part C Proceedings, Generation Transmission and Distribution, March 2003
  • Z Zhangweg, N Fahmi, W.T Norris  'Flicker Analysis and Methods for Electric Arc Furnace Flicker Mitigation' (A Survey), IEEE Power Tech '2001', Porto, Portugal, September 10-13, 2001
  • X.Z.Sun, J.E.T Penny, N.R. Fahmi and Q.M.Zhu, 'Fuzzy Model-Based Diagnosis of an AC Motor', Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures 2001, Cardiff Wales, UK, June 25th - 28th , 2001
  • Z. Zhang, N.R Fahmi, "A Sensitive Matrix for Assessing Voltage Regulation Result", Proceedings of the 36 UPEC Conference, paper 448, Swansea, Wales, September 12-14, 2001
  • Z. Zhang, N.R Fahmi, 'A Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN)-Based Control SVG for Electric Arc Furnace (EAF)', Proceedings of the 36 UPEC Conference, paper 450, Swansea, Wales, September 12 -14, 2001
  • N Fahmi & Z Zhangweg, 'Reactive Power Optimal Distribution, Proceedings of the 35th UPEC Conference, September 2000, Belfast, N Ireland
  • N Fahmi & Z Zhangweg,  'Special Load Analysis', Proceedings of the 35th UPEC Conference, September 2000, Belfast, N Ireland

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