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Prof. Mohamed Shwehdi

Mohamed Shwedi;


Electrical Engineering Department;

College of Engineering;

King Faisal University;

Alhasa; 12345, P.O. Box 380

Bld 31, Room 1054,

Office Phone; 01725412 - 5400

M. H. Shwehdi (S’74–M’85–SM’90) received the B.Sc. degree from the University of Tripoli, Tripoli, Libya, the M. Sc. degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and the Ph.D. degree from Mississippi State University, in 1972, 1975, and 1985, respectively, all in electrical engineering. He was a consultant to A.B. Chance Company in Columbia, Missouri and Flood Engineering in Jacksonville. He held teaching positions with the University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Florida, Gainesville, and Pennsylvania State University. At present, he is a Professor of electrical Engineering with the King Faisal University. Prof Shwehdi was with King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, KSA, from 1995-2011. His research interests include; High Voltage, lightning Protection, Power system analysis, Power Quality and Harmonics, and analysis of over voltages on power systems. Dr. Shwehdi is active in IEEE activities both locally and nationally. He is listed as a distinguished lecturer with the DLP of the IEEE/PES and received the 2001 IEEE/PES outstanding chapter engineer. He received the 1999 IEEE WG for standard award. He has been the IEEE/PES Saudi Arabia chapter chairman since 1999 to present and recently was selected as Advisor to the IEEE-Student chapter at KFU.

University Education
Professional Memberships
Employment Record Awards and HONORS
Capstone projects Short Courses
Seminars & Presentations


Funded Project Research


Teaching Philosophy Statement of Research



University Education
  • May, 1985: Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical Engineering Department, Mississippi State University, Mississippi, USA. Ph.D. Thesis Title: "Investigation and Analysis of Lightning Impulse Strengths of Multiple Series Dielectrics Used in Electrical Distribution Systems" Miss. State Univ.


  • June, 1975: Master of EE, Electrical Engineering Department, University of  Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA


  • June, 1972     : B. Sc .Electrical Engineering, University of Tripoli, Tripoli, Libya                   


Professional Memberships

1. SSSEE member, 2004 to present
2. Reviewer for KACST 2001 to present
3. Reviewer for King Saud University-Deanship of Scientific Research 2002 to present
4. Reviewer for Saudi Electric Company research an development 2002-present
5. Reviewer for the IEEE Power Delivery Transaction 1988 to present
6. Reviewer for the IEEE Power System Transaction 1989 to present
7. Reviewer for the IEEE energy Conversion Transaction 1990 to present
8. Associate Editor to IEEE-PES Power Review Letters 2001 to present
9. IEEE, Senior Member, 1990- applying for fellow status
10. UNF/IEEE Student Branch Faculty Advisor, 1989-1991
11. Member, IEEE Lightning and Insulator Subcommittee 1988 to present
12. Member, IEEE Power Engineering Education Committee, 1991-1997
13. Member, IEEE W.G on Lightning Performance of Distribution Systems, 1989 to present.
14. Member, IEEE W.G on Lightning Performance of Transmission Lines, 1989 to present.
15. Member, IEEE W.G on Electricity Instrumentation and Metering, 1991-1995.
16. KFUPM Technical Reprehensive, Saudi Arab Standardization Organization (SASO), Cables, and accessories Committee, 1997 to present.
17. Chairman, Saudi IEEE-PES Chapter 2000-present.
18. Main KFUPM Member in SEC Power quality Group, 2007-present


Employment Record
  • Professor, Electrical Engineering Department King Faisal University from Sept 2011-present.
  • Professor, Electrical Engineering Department-KFUPM, from December 2006 to 2011.
  • Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Department-KFUPM, from September 1999, to 2006.
  • Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Department-KFUPM, from September 1995, to 1999-.
  • Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Technology, Technical College-Dammam, August 1994, to September 1995.
  • Assistant Professor, EE Technology Deprt. Penn State Univ, Wilkes-Barr, PA, Aug.1991, to June 30, 1993
  • Assistant Professor, University of Florida, U. F./ UNF Prog, Jacksonville, Fl. Aug. 1988, to May 1991.
  • Visiting Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department Texas A&I University, Kingsville, TX, August 1987, to August 1988.
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Mo, August, 1986 to May, 1987.
  • Research Associate, Mississippi State University, high voltage experimental research station, Starkville, MS, from January 1982, to May 1985.
  • Advanced graduate studies and research, University of Missouri-Columbia, department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, from September 1977, to May 1981


Awards and HONORS
  • University of Libya, Full Scholarship towards Master degree in EE 1973- 1975.
  • University of Tripoli, Full Scholarship towards Ph.D. degree in EE 1977- 1980.
  • Mississippi State Univ. Research Grant; director, and Research Associate, 1981-1984
  • First runner up nominee of the 2002 Outstanding Large IEEE-PES chapter Award.
  • IEEE/PES Outstanding Chapter Engineer Award, 2001.
  • Received Honor and Appreciation Award 2001 from GCC-CIGRE for active role.
  • Winner of the 1999 IEEE/PES Award for best Guide or Standard “Guide for Improving the Lightning Performance of Transmission Lines," IEEE Standard 1243.
  • Listed as Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE/PES Distinguished Lecturers Program DLP
  • Awarded the 1998 GCC/CIGRE Best-Applied Research, Abu Dhabi, November 1998.