Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS
BIOGRAPHY

“Professor Dr. Saad Mekhilef is a Charted Engineer (CEng) and Fellow of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and Fellow of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is an Associate Editor of various top journals such as IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and the Journal of Power Electronics. He is a Professor at the Department of Electrical, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, since June 1999. He is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, and the Director of Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Research Laboratory (PEARL). He authored and co-authored for more than 400 publications in academic journals and proceedings including 253 International Scientific Indexing, ISI publications, and five books with more than 34,500 citations and 90 H-index. A total of 116 Philosophy Doctorate (Ph.D.) and Master Degree candidates have successfully graduated under his supervision. He has filed six Intellectual Property (IP) in his expertise. He is frequently invited as honorary keynote lectures at international conferences, congress, meetings, and symposiums.

Saad Mekhilef has been listed by the Thomson Reuters (Clarivate Analytics) as one of the Highly Cited (Hi.Ci) engineering researchers in the world, and included in the "Thomson Reuters’ The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2018 - 2021". He is actively involved in industrial consultancy for major corporations in the Power Electronics and Renewable Energy projects. His research interests include Power Conversion Techniques, Control of Power Converters, Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT), Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Smart Grid, Microwave and Wireless Technologies.”

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • Director of Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Research Laboratory (PEARL), Faculty, 01/01/2009 to present
  • Dean, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 01/06/2019 to 31/05/2021
  • Senate Member, University Malaya, 01/07/2019 to 31/05/2021
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Kajian Semula Kriteria Pencalonan Penganugerahan Ijazah Kehormat dan Profesor Emeritus, University Malaya, 14/07/2020 to 14/07/2020
  • Penasihat Bagi "Center of Research in Engineering Education Development (CREED)", Faculty, 12/04/2018 to 26/02/2020
  • Deputy Head of Centre for Energy Sciences, Faculty, 29/03/2018 to 24/12/2020
  • Coordinator for Undergraduate Research Funding (UGRF), Faculty, 07/06/2018 to 31/12/2019
  • Coordinator for Department International Outreach and Visibility, Faculty, 02/01/2018 to 31/12/2019
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Pemantauan Pelajar 2018, Faculty, 02/01/2018 to 31/12/2019
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Pemeriksa Sarjana Bahagian Penyelidikan APIUM, University Malaya, 07/09/2017 to 06/09/2019
  • Pegawai Penilai Prestasi Khas (PPPK) Exit Policy, University Malaya, 30/05/2017 to 04/05/2019
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Panel Penilai Bagi Sesi Pemantauan dan Penilaian Frontier Research Grant (FRG) 2017, University Malaya, 20/09/2018 to 31/12/2018
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa "Engineering Education Center" Fakulti, Faculty, 12/06/2018 to 31/12/2018
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Panel Penilai FRGS Fasa 1/2018 Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (KPT) , University Malaya, 24/05/2018 to 31/12/2018
  • Penasihat Akademik Fakulti 2017/2018, Faculty, 20/09/2017 to 30/06/2018
  • Coordinator for Department Capstone Committee, Faculty, 01/08/2016 to 31/07/2018
  • Wakil Fakulti Bagi Kerjasama Hubungan Dua Hala (MoU), Faculty, 15/05/2014 to 14/05/2018
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Peruntukan PPP Fasa 1/2016, Faculty, 30/06/2016 to 31/12/2017
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Panel Penilai Jemputan FRGS Fasa 1/2016 Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (KPT), University Malaya, 23/05/2016 to 31/12/2017
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Standard Performance Academic Target (SAPT), Faculty, 17/05/2016 to 16/05/2017
  • Penyelia Makmal Pengajaran Jabatan, Faculty, 27/04/2016 to 31/12/2017
  • Adjunct Professor Committee Member, Faculty, 22/02/2016 to 21/02/2017
  • Chapter Leader Bagi Penyediaan Laporan SAR 2016, Faculty, 02/01/2016 to 31/05/2017
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Tapisan Bagi Permohonan Kenaikan Pangkat, Faculty, 01/01/2016 to 31/12/2017
  • Mentor for Faculty Mentor-Mentee Program, Faculty, 01/10/2015 to 30/12/2017
  • Penasihat Ahli Jawatankuasa Panel Engineering Accredition Council (EAC), Faculty, 01/06/2015 to 31/12/2017
  • Pegawai Penyelia Peralatan (PIC) High Impact Research (HIR), Faculty, 01/01/2015 to 30/12/2017
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Peruntukan BKP 2015/2016, University Malaya, 27/04/2016 to 27/05/2016
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Panel Penilaian Bagi Fellow SLAB/SLAI, Faculty, 07/03/2016 to 07/03/2016
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Panel Penilaian Bagi Geran Science Fund (MOSTI), University Malaya, 17/02/2016 to 31/12/2016
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Panel Penemuduga Cuti Belajar dan SLAB/SLAI, University Malaya, 20/11/2014 to 31/12/2016
  • Chairman of Department Capstone Committee, Faculty, 05/10/2015 to 31/12/2015
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Panel Penilai FRGS Fasa 1/2015 Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (KPT), University Malaya, 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2015
  • Chairman of The Audit Committee for Higher Degree Program, Faculty, 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2015
  • Pengerusi Ahli Jawatankuasa Sistem Fail Berpusat, Faculty, 23/04/2014 to 23/04/2015
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Peruntukan PPP dan BKP 2013/2015, University Malaya, 01/08/2013 to 31/12/2015
  • Deputy Dean of Higher Degree, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 01/09/2013 to 01/08/2014
  • DEPUTY DEAN OF HIGHER DEGREE, University Malaya, 16/05/2013 to 31/08/2014
  • Acting Deputy Dean of Higher Degree, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 16/05/2013 to 31/08/2013
  • Head of Department, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 01/07/2011 to 31/08/2013
  • Head of Department, Department Electrical Engineering, Faculty, 01/07/2011 to 31/08/2013
  • ACTING DEPUTY DEAN OF HIGHER DEGREE, Faculty, 09/05/2011 to 31/08/2013
  • Committee Member of The Think Tank - Strategic Thinker, University Malaya, 01/02/2011 to 31/12/2013
  • Acting Head of Department, Department Electrical Engineering, Faculty, 06/06/2011 to 10/06/2011
  • Member of Technical Committee on Low Voltage Switchgears, Control Gears and Wiring Accessories (TC 7) Standards Development, SIRIM, National, 01/01/2007 to 31/12/2010
  • Member of Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) Sub-Committee on Journal, National, 01/01/2007 to 31/12/2010
  • Member of Working Group (WG) on Road Stud, SIRIM, National, 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2009
  • Chairman of Department Postgraduate Committee, Faculty, 01/01/2005 to 31/12/2008
  • Chairman of The Organizing Committee Staff Motivation Workshop 2001/2008, Faculty, 01/01/2001 to 31/12/2008
  • Acting Deputy Dean of Higher Degree, UNIVERSITI MALAYA,   to present
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Field),(Institution),(Year)
  • PHD(2004) (UM), ELEKTRONIK KUASA(Power electronics, Renewable energy systems, Energy conversion), UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
  • Meng(1999) (UM), KEJURUTERAAN(KEJURUTERAAN), UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
  • BE (HONS), KEJURUTERAAN ELEKTRONIK(KEJURUTERAAN ELEKTRONIK), UNIVERSITY OF SETIF, ALGERIA
MEMBERSHIPS
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • International Editorial Board for ASEAN Engineering Journal (AEJ), Editorial Board Member, 2021 to present (International)
  • Journal of Power Electronics, Associate Editor, Since 2016 (International)
  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Member, Charted Electrical Engineers, Since 2013 (International)
  • Journal of Energy and Environment, Others, Since 2014 (National)
  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Fellow, Since 2014 (International)
  • ASEAN AUN/SEED-Net Engineering Journal in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Editorial Board Member, Since 2015 (International)
  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Power Electronics Journal, Associate Editor, Since 2016 (International)
  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Open Journal of Industrial Electronics, Associate Editor, Since 2019 (International)
  • Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) Applied Sciences Journal, Others, Since 2019 (International)
  • Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews Journal, Others, Since 2020 (International)
  • Elsevier International Transaction on Electrical Energy Systems Journal, Others, Since 2020 (International)
  • International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems Journal, Others, Since 2020 (International)
  • International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, Editorial Board Member, Since 2020 (International)
  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Power Electronics Journal, Others, Since 2020 (International)
  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Renewable Power Generation Journal, Others, Since 2020 (International)
  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Others, Since 2001 (International)
  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Industrial Electronics, Others, Since 2020 (International)
  • E-Transaction Journal, Chief Editor/ Editor in Chief, 2003 to 2007 (University)
SPECIALIZATION
(Area)
Area of Expertise
  • POWER ENGINEERING (Power Electronics and Drive)
  • POWER ENGINEERING (Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency)
  • POWER ENGINEERING (Microwave and Wireless Technolologies)
  • TEACHING
    (Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Academic Session)
    Teaching
  • KXGI6102 - Advanced Power Electronics, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2015/2016 - 2 )
  • KEEE1113 - CIRCUIT ANALYSIS I, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2014/2015 - 2 )
  • KEEE4265 - Power Electronics, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 2 )
  • KIE1005 - CIRCUIT ANALYSIS I, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 2 )
  • KXGI6102 - ADVANCED POWER ELECTRONICS, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 2 )
  • KEET3234 - COMPUTER ORGANISATION AND ARCHITECTURE, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2008/2009 - 2 )
  • KQC7004 - MODERN POWER ELECTRONICS, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2017/2018 - 1 )
  • KQC7003 - MODERN INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2017/2018 - 1 )
  • KIE1005 - CIRCUIT ANALYSIS I, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2017/2018 - 2 )
  • KQC7003 - MODERN INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2018/2019 - 1 )
  • KQC7004 - MODERN POWER ELECTRONICS, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2018/2019 - 1 )
  • KEEE4265 - POWER ELECTRONICS, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2014/2015 - 2 )
  • KEEE4365 - RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 1 )
  • KXGI6101 - Advanced Industrial Electronics, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 1 )
  • KXGX6101 - Research Metodology, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 1 )
  • KXGI6102 - ADVANCED POWER ELECTRONICS, Post Graduate (2014/2015 - 1 )
  • KEEE4365 - RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2014/2015 - 1 )
  • Advance Industrial Electronics , Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2008/2009 - 2 )
  • KXGI6101 - Advanced Industrial Electronics, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2010/2011 - 1 )
  • KEEE2232 - Digital Design, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2009/2010 - 2 )
  • KXGI6101 - Advanced Industrial Electronics, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2011/2012 - 1 )
  • KEET2209 - Circuit Analysis II And Network Synthesis, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2010/2011 - 1 )
  • KEET2209 - Circuit Analysis II And Network Synthesis, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013 - 1 )
  • KEET2209 - Circuit Analysis II And Network Synthesis, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2011/2012 - 1 )
  • KIE1005 - CIRCUIT ANALYSIS I, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2018/2019 - 2 )
  • KEEE4265 - Power Electronics, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013 - 1 )
  • KXGI6101 - Advanced Industrial Electronics, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013 - 1 )
  • KXGX6101 - Research Metodology, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013 - 1 )
  • KXGI6102 - Advanced Power Electronics, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2013/2014 - 2 )
  • KXGI6101 - Advanced Industrial Electronics, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2013/2014 - 1 )
  • KXGX6101 - Research Metodology, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2013/2014 - 1 )