• Dr. Osama Mohammed is a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Associate Dean of Research at the College of Engineering and Computing. He is the Director of the Energy Systems Research Laboratory at Florida International University. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
    Professor Mohammed joined Florida International University in 1983. Since that time, he became internationally known for his many contributions in the energy field and related areas. He has developed the energy systems educational and research programs at FIU. He has advanced in the academic ranks and became a well thought-after educator and researcher worldwide. At an early stage in his career, in 1994 he became a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). IEEE Fellowship is the highest recognition given by the organization to top engineers who made a significant contribution in their fields. Professor Mohammed is a recognized researcher and a great teacher while bringing a benefit in developing educational programs, building research programs, creating laboratories, and supervising significant numbers of undergraduate and graduate students who are well trained and ready to contribute to the workforce. One of the most important contributions to FIU made by Professor Mohammed is his pioneering work in the fields of Power Systems, Computational Electromagnetics, power electronics, and Energy Cyber-Physical Systems. He is one of very few scientists in the nation who had realized the importance of these fields and now we can see it as national strategic initiatives worldwide. Professor Mohammed is one of very few professors who has graduated a significant number of MS and Ph.D. Students who could immediately find highly selective tenure-track faculty positions and in prestigious national universities and major industries. His support to the undergraduate students through internships and laboratory involvement from his research funding is equally impressive. He put FIU on the map in these important science and technology fields and many graduate students worldwide seek his mentorship and advice.
    Benchmarked against all full professors of engineering in the United States, Dr. Mohammed ranks in the highest percentiles on measures of scholarly productivity, including peer-reviewed papers, grant funding, prestigious awards, and literature citations. His work is frequently cited by others worldwide with an H-index of more than 50 according to Google Scholar and ISI web of science. Below, is a list of his teaching, research, and service achievements in more detail:

research interests

  • Energy Systems; Cybersecurity; Power Electronics; Computational Electromagnetics; Electric Machines and Drives; Smart Grid Operations and Interoperability; STEM.

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