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About Omar H. Abdalla

Professor Omar Hanafy Abdalla (Fellow EIEE, Life Senior Member IEEE) was born in Cairo, Egypt on 11 May, 1945. He received the Ph. D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Liverpool, England, in 1979. Since B. Sc. graduation in 1967, he has been appointed in various positions in university teaching and research as follows: Engineer 1967, Demonstrator 1970, Lecturer 1976, Associate Professor 1983, Professor 1987, Head of Department 1987, Vice-Dean for Postgraduate Studies and Research 1997, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering 2002-2005, and Professor Emeritus 2005-Now. He has published over 130 papers, supervised 21 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, and acted as a Reviewer for many national and international periodicals and conferences: (e.g. Proceedings IET, IEEE Transactions, IJEEPS, MEPCON, etc.). He has been a leader of many research and consulting activities with industry including electrical power systems, economical lighting, electricity distribution networks, urban village planning, modern control systems, etc. He was the Chairman of Board of Directors of the Consulting Service Unit (2002-2005). He was a member of Board of Directors of the South Cairo Electricity Company (2004-2007). He has been engaged in many activities with professional and social societies including IEEE PES, EIEE, and others. As a Vice-President of the Egyptian Institute of Electrical Engineers, and member of the Continuing Education Center, Prof. Abdalla has provided many fruitful seminars, meetings and conferences of industrial and professional groups for constructive and productive discussions. As a Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, he has introduced new programs in the faculty departments and led the promotion of essential administration and students' activities. He organized, supervised and participated in teaching training courses for engineers and technicians. Prof. Abdalla holds the Prize of the State in Engineering (1984), First Class Merit of Sciences & Arts (1985), and Helwan University Appreciation Prize in Engineering Sciences and Technology (2006/2007). From January 2007 to February 2014 he worked "System Studies Advisor" with Oman Electricity Transmission Company, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.


Present Professor, Helwan University

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Electrical Power Systems Stability and Control, Power System Strategic Planning and Studies, Electricity Transmission System, Automatic Control Engineering, and Renewable Energy

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Honors and Awards

  • The Prize of the State in Engineering Sciences, From the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt, 1984.
  • The First Class Merit in Sciences and Arts, From the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, 1985.
  • Helwan University Prize in "Engineering Sciences and Technology" for the academic year 2006/2007.


  • Power System Control
  • Power System Planning


March 1976 - December 1979 Ph. D., University of Liverpool ‐ Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Contact Information

Name:Prof. Omar Hanafy Abdalla
Address: Faculty of Engineering,
P.O. Box Technology, P.C.: 11792,
Mobile: (002)- 01121001030
Home: (002)- 02-26067834

Control Systems (3)

Power System Stability (3)

Interconnected Power Systems (2)

Control of Industrial Systems (2)

Transmissiom Systems (7)

Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) (2)

Renewable Energy (6)