Dr Apel Mahmud

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer In Electrical & Renewable Energy Engineering

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Engineering

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

apel.mahmud@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 71214

Biography

Apel Mahmud received his PhD in Electrical Engineering with the best thesis award from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 2012 and a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from RUET in 2008. Currently he is working as a lecturer in electrical & renewable energy engineering at Deakin University, Australia. He also worked as a lecturer in electrical & electronic engineering at Swinburne University of Technology, a research fellow at the University of Melbourne, and a research publication fellow at the University of New South Wales.

His research interests include different aspects of microgrids, transactive energy management, power system stability and control, and nonlinear control theories.

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Research interests

  • Microgrids
  • Energy Managment
  • Smart Grids
  • Integration of Renewable Energy
  • Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • Power System Stability and Control
  • Nonlinear Control Theory

Teaching interests

  • Power Systems
  • Smart Grid
  • Renewable Energy
  • Electrical Machine
  • Power Electronics
  • Control Systems

Units taught

SEE207: Power Engineering Design (Traditional Version)

SEE210: Power Engineering Design (PODBL Version)

SEE705: Energy Efficiency and Demand Management

Knowledge areas

Power System Stability and Control

Microgrids

Nonlinear Control Theory and Applications

Optimization

Publications

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2017

Robust nonlinear adaptive backstepping excitation controller design for rejecting external disturbances in multimachine power systems

Dr Apel Mahmud

(2017), Vol. 84, pp. 76-86, International journal of electrical power and energy systems, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Comprehensive economic evaluations of a residential building with solar photovoltaic and battery energy storage systems: an Australian case study

Ms Most Akter, Dr Apel Mahmud, A/Prof Aman Maung Than Oo

(2017), Vol. 138, pp. 332-346, Energy and buildings, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2016

A decentralised multi-agent approach to enhance the stability of smart microgrids with renewable energy

Dr Md Shihanur Rahman, Hemanshu Pota, Dr Apel Mahmud, Md Jahangir Hossain

(2016), Vol. 35, pp. 429-442, International journal of sustainable energy, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Agent-based reactive power management of power distribution networks with distributed energy generation

Dr Apel Mahmud

(2016), Vol. 120, pp. 120-134, Energy conversion and management, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Distributed generation capacity planning for distribution networks to minimize energy loss: an unbalanced multi-phase optimal power flow based approach

Dr Apel Mahmud

(2016), pp. 76-95, Handbook of research on emerging technologies for electrical power planning, analysis and optimization, London, Eng., B1

chapter

Nonlinear adaptive coordinated controller design for multimachine power systems to improve transient stability

Mr Tushar Kanti Roy, Dr Apel Mahmud, Weixiang Shen, A/Prof Aman Maung Than Oo

(2016), Vol. 10, pp. 3353-3363, IET generation, transmission and distribution, Stevenage, Eng., C1

journal

Maximum power point tracking methods for PV systems

Sarah Lyden, Dr Enamul Haque, Dr Apel Mahmud

(2016), pp. 79-105, Advances in solar photovoltaic power plants, Berlin, Germany, B1

chapter

Stability enhancement of DFIG wind turbine using LQR pitch control over rated wind speed

Mr Kazi Islam, Weixiang Shen, Dr Apel Mahmud, Md Ayaz Chowdhury, Jingxin Zhang

(2016), pp. 1714-1719, ICIEA 2016 : Proceedings of the 11th IEEE Industrial Electronics and Applications Conference, Piscataway, N. J., E1

conference

Robust adaptive backstepping controller design for DC-DC buck converters with external disturbances

Mr Tushar Kanti Roy, Dr Apel Mahmud, Weixiang Shen, Dr Enamul Haque, A/Prof Aman Maung Than Oo

(2016), pp. 1218-1223, ICIEA 2016 : Proceedings of the 11th IEEE Industrial Electronics and Applications Conference, Piscataway, N. J., E1

conference

Power management and control strategies for efficient operation of a solar power dominated hybrid DC microgrid for remote power applications

N. Mendis, Dr Apel Mahmud, Mr Tushar Kanti Roy, Dr Enamul Haque, K Muttaqi

(2016), pp. 1-8, IACC 2016 : Proceedings of the 51st IEEE IAS Industrial Automation and Control Committee Annual Meeting, Piscataway, N. J., E1

conference

Nonlinear adaptive backstepping controller design for controlling bidirectional power flow of BESSs in DC microgrids

Mr Tushar Kanti Roy, Dr Apel Mahmud, A/Prof Aman Maung Than Oo, Dr Enamul Haque, K. M. Muttaqi, N. Mendis

(2016), pp. 1-8, IACC 2016 : Proceedings of the 51st IEEE IAS Industrial Automation and Control Committee Annual Meeting, Piscataway, N. J., E1

conference

A hierarchical transactive energy management system for microgrids

Ms Most Nahida Akter, Dr Apel Mahmud, A/Prof Aman Maung Than Oo

(2016), pp. 1-5, IEEE PESGM 2016 : Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Piscataway, N.J., E1

conference

Robust nonlinear adaptive backstepping controller design for three-phase grid-connected solar photovoltaic systems with unknown parameters

Mr Tushar Kanti Roy, Dr Apel Mahmud, A/Prof Aman Maung Than Oo, Dr Enamul Haque

(2016), pp. 1-5, IEEE PESGM 2016 : Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Piscataway, N.J., E1

conference

Relay aided smart meter to smart meter communication in a microgrid

Dr Shama Islam, Dr Apel Mahmud, A/Prof Aman Maung Than Oo

(2016), pp. 1-6, SmartGridComm 2016 : Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, Piscataway, N.J., E1

conference

Control of IPM synchronous generator based direct drive wind turbine with MTPA trajectory and maximum power extraction

Mr Mujaddid Chowdhury, Dr Enamul Haque, Dr Apel Mahmud, A/Prof Aman Maung Than Oo, Dr Ameen Gargoom

(2016), pp. 1-5, IEEE PESGM 2016 : Proceedings of the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Piscataway, N.J., E1

conference

A multi-agent approach for security of future power grid protection systems

Dr Md Shihanur Rahman, A/Prof Aman Maung Than Oo, Dr Apel Mahmud

(2016), pp. 1-5, PESGM 2016 : Proceedings of the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Piscataway, N.J., E1

conference

Design of robust distributed control for interconnected microgrids

Md. Jahangir Hossain, Dr Apel Mahmud, Federico Milano, Seddik Bacha, Ahmad Hably

(2016), Vol. 7, pp. 2724-2735, IEEE transactions on smart grid, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal
2015

A multi-agent approach for enhancing transient stability of smart grids

Dr Md Shihanur Rahman, Dr Apel Mahmud, H R Pota, M J Hossain

(2015), Vol. 67, pp. 488-500, International journal of electrical power & energy systems, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Distributed multi-agent-based protection scheme for transient stability enhancement in power systems

Dr Md Shihanur Rahman, Dr Apel Mahmud, H R Pota, M J Hossain, Ms Tahsin Orchi

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 117-129, International journal of emerging electric power systems, Berkeley, Calif., C1-1

journal

Robust adaptive backstepping excitation controller design for simple power system models with external disturbances

Mr Tushar Kanti Roy, Dr Apel Mahmud, Weixiang Shen, A/Prof Aman Maung Than Oo

(2015), pp. 715-720, CCA 2015: Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Conference on Control and Applications, Piscataway, N.J., E1

conference

A nonlinear adaptive backstepping approach for coordinated excitation and steam-valving control of synchronous generators

Mr Tushar Kanti Roy, Dr Apel Mahmud, Weixiang Shen, A/Prof Aman Maung Than Oo

(2015), pp. 1-6, ASCC 2015 : Proceedings of the 10th Asian Control Conference: Emerging Control Techniques for a Sustainable World, Piscataway, NJ, E1

conference

Primary voltage control of a single-phase inverter using linear quadratic regulator with integrator

Md Ali Hossain, Mohammad Azim, Dr Apel Mahmud, Hemanshu Pota

(2015), pp. 1-6, AUPEC 2015 : Challenges for future grids : Proceedings of the 25th Australian Universities Power Engineering Conference, Piscataway, N.J., E1

conference

Nonlinear excitation control of synchronous generators based on adaptive backstepping method

Mr Tushar Kanti Roy, Dr Apel Mahmud, Weixiang Shen, A/Prof Aman Maung Than Oo

(2015), pp. 11-16, Proceedings of the 2015 10th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, ICIEA 2015, Piscataway, N.J., E1

conference

Nonlinear adaptive excitation controller design for multimachine power systems

Mr Tushar Kanti Roy, Dr Apel Mahmud, Weixiang Shen, A/Prof Aman Maung Than Oo

(2015), pp. 1-5, 2015 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Piscataway, N.J., E1

conference

Distributed multi-agent scheme to improve dynamic voltage stability of distribution networks

Dr Md Shihanur Rahman, Dr Apel Mahmud, Hemanshu Pota, Md Jahangir Hossain, A/Prof Aman Maung Than Oo

(2015), pp. 1-5, 2015 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Piscataway, N.J., E1

conference

Nonlinear backstepping controller design for sharing active and reactive power in three-phase grid-connected photovoltaic systems

Mr Tushar Kanti Roy, Dr Apel Mahmud, Md Jahangir Hossain, A/Prof Aman Maung Than Oo

(2015), pp. 1-6, AUPEC 2015 : Challenges for future grids : Proceedings of the 25th Australian Universities Power Engineering Conference, Piscataway, N.J., E1

conference

Distributed agent-based control scheme for single-phase parallel inverters in microgrids with photovoltaic systems

Dr Md Shihanur Rahman, Dr Apel Mahmud, A/Prof Aman Maung Than Oo, Ms Tahsin Orchi

(2015), pp. 1-6, AUPEC 2015 : Challenges for future grids : Proceedings of the 25th Australian Universities Power Engineering Conference, Piscataway, N.J., E1

conference

A comparative study of different power system stabilizers for dynamic stability analysis

Mr Mahbub Rabbani, Dr Apel Mahmud, A/Prof Aman Maung Than Oo

(2015), pp. 1-5, AUPEC 2015 : Challenges for future grids : Proceedings of the 25th Australian Universities Power Engineering Conference, Piscataway, N.J., E1

conference

Nonlinear controller design for vehicle-to-grid systems with output LCL filters

Dr Apel Mahmud, Hemanshu Pota, A/Prof Aman Maung Than Oo, R Bansal

(2015), pp. 529-534, 9th IFAC Symposium on Control of Power and Energy Systems CPES 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, E1

conference

Optimal coordination of G2V and V2G to support power grids with high penetration of renewable energy

Hoang Nguyen, A/Prof Cishen Zhang, Dr Apel Mahmud

(2015), Vol. 1, pp. 188-195, IEEE transactions on transportation electrification, Piscataway, N.J., C1-1

journal

Distributed multi-agent scheme to enhance cyber security of smart power grids

Dr Apel Mahmud

(2015), pp. 1-5, PESGM 2015 : Proceedings of the IEEE Power & Energy Society, General Meeting, Piscataway, N.J., E1-1

conference

Power conversion technology in the smart grid and EV

Dr Apel Mahmud

(2015), pp. 81-106, Vehicle-to-grid linking electric vehicles to the smart grid, London, Eng., B1-1

chapter

Impacts of voltage surge and resonance on a grid connected variable speed wind turbine and their remedial measures

Dr Apel Mahmud

(2015), pp. 1-5, PESGM 2015 : Proceedings of the IEEE Power & Energy Society, General Meeting, Piscataway, N.J., E1-1

conference

Control and charge management of a grid-connected photovoltaic system with plug-in hybrid vehicle as energy storage

Dr Apel Mahmud

(2015), pp. 1-5, PESGM 2015 : Proceedings of the IEEE Power & Energy Society, General Meeting, Piscataway, N.J., E1-1

conference

Active power control in an islanded microgrid using DC link voltage status

Dr Apel Mahmud

(2015), pp. 982-987, ISGT ASIA 2015: Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia Conference, Piscataway, N.J., E1

conference

Analysis of different scenarios for residential energy management under existing retail market structure

Dr Apel Mahmud

(2015), pp. 1282-1287, ISGT ASIA 2015: Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia Conference, Piscataway, N.J., E1

conference

Characteristics evaluation of an LMI-synthesis H∞ controller for a superconducting magnetic energy systems applied in power systems

Maksudul Alam Chowdhury, Dr Apel Mahmud, A/Prof Aman Maung Than Oo

(2015), pp. 672-676, ISGT ASIA 2015: Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, Piscataway, N.J., E1

conference

Characteristics evaluation of a μ-Synthesis H∞ controller for a grid-connected three-phase photovoltaic system

Md Ayaz Chowdhury, Dr Apel Mahmud, A/Prof Aman Maung Than Oo

(2015), pp. 132-137, ISGT ASIA 2015 : Proceedings of the IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia 2015 Conference, Piscataway, N. J., E1

conference

Distributed multi-agent scheme to enhance cyber security of smart power grids

Dr Md Shihanur Rahman, Hemanshu Pota, Dr Apel Mahmud, Md Jahangir Hossain

(2015), pp. 1-5, PESGM 2015: Proceedings of the Power & Energy Society 2015 General Meeting, Piscataway, N.J., E1-1

conference

Robust control for power sharing in microgrids with low-inertia wind and PV generators

Md Jahangir Hossain, Hemanshu Pota, Dr Apel Mahmud, Mohammad Aldeen

(2015), Vol. 6, pp. 1067-1077, IEEE transactions on sustainable energy, Piscataway, N.J., C1-1

journal
2014

Robust nonlinear distributed controller design for active and reactive power sharing in islanded microgrids

Dr Apel Mahmud, M J Hossain, H R Pota, A/Prof Aman Maung Than Oo

(2014), Vol. 29, pp. 893-903, IEEE transactions on energy conversion, Piscataway, NJ, C1

journal

Robust nonlinear controller design for three-phase grid-connected photovoltaic systems under structured uncertainties

Dr Apel Mahmud, M J Hossain, H R Pota, Naruttam Roy

(2014), Vol. 29, pp. 1221-1230, IEEE transactions on power delivery, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal

Distributed multi-agent scheme for reactive power management with renewable energy

Dr Md Shihanur Rahman, Dr Apel Mahmud, H R Pota, M J Hossain

(2014), Vol. 88, pp. 573-581, Energy conversion and management, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Impacts of Cyber Attack and its Mitigation on Agent-based Smart Power Grids

Dr Md Shihanur Rahman, Hemanshu Pota, Dr Apel Mahmud, Fariha Islam

(2014), pp. 1-6, SEGE 2014 : IEEE International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering, Toronto, Canada, E1-1

conference

An alternative LQR-based excitation controller design for power systems to enhance small-signal stability

Dr Apel Mahmud

(2014), Vol. 63, pp. 1-7, International journal of electrical power and energy systems, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Transient stability enhancement of multimachine power systems using nonlinear observer-based excitation controller

Dr Apel Mahmud, Md. Jahangir Hossain, H R Pota

(2014), Vol. 58, pp. 57-63, International journal of electrical power and energy systems, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal
2013

Enhancement of transient stability limit and voltage regulation with dynamic loads using robust excitation control

M J Hossain, Dr Apel Mahmud, Dr Naruttam Roy, H R Pota

(2013), Vol. 14, pp. 561-570, International journal of emerging electric power systems, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal

Key factors affecting voltage oscillations of distribution networks with distributed generation and induction motor loads

Dr Naruttam Roy, H R Pota, Dr Apel Mahmud, M J Hossain

(2013), Vol. 53, pp. 515-528, International journal of electrical power & energy systems, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

D-STATCOM control in distribution networks with composite loads to ensure grid code compatible performance of photovoltaic generators

Dr Naruttam Roy, H R Pota, Dr Apel Mahmud, M J Hossain

(2013), pp. 1-6, ICIEA 2013 : Proceedings of the 8th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, Piscataway, N.J., E1-1

conference

Stability analysis of grid-connected photovoltaic systems using a linear zero dynamic controller

M Ali, H R Pota, Dr Apel Mahmud, M J Hossain, Dr Naruttam Roy

(2013), pp. 1-6, ICIEA 2013 : Proceedings of the 8th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, Piscataway, N.J., E1-1

conference

A control methodology for DFIG type wind turbines connected to distribution networks

Dr Naruttam Roy, H R Pota, Dr Apel Mahmud, M J Hossain

(2013), pp. 1-5, PES 2013 : Shaping the future energy industry : Proceedings of the IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, Piscataway, N.J., E1-1

conference

Nonlinear DSTATCOM controller design for distribution network with distributed generation to enhance voltage stability

Dr Apel Mahmud, H R Pota, M J Hossain

(2013), Vol. 53, pp. 974-979, International journal of electrical power and energy systems, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Effects of large dynamic loads on power system stability

Dr Apel Mahmud, Md Jahangir Hossain, H R Pota

(2013), Vol. 44, pp. 357-363, International journal of electrical power and energy systems, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal
2012

Dynamic load variation and stability analysis in distribution networks with distributed generators

M Ali, H R Pota, Dr Apel Mahmud, Fakhrul Islam, Dr Naruttam Roy

(2012), pp. 1-6, EEEIC 2012 : Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering, Piscataway, N.J., E1-1

conference

Design of a norm-bounded LQG controller for power distribution networks with distributed generation

Dr Naruttam Roy, H R Pota, Dr Apel Mahmud

(2012), pp. 337-342, AUCC 2012 : Proceedings of the 2nd Australian Control Conference, Sydney, N.S.W., E1-1

conference
2011

Impact of high wind penetration on the voltage profile of distribution systems

Dr Naruttam Roy, Dr Apel Mahmud, H R Pota

(2011), pp. 1-6, NAPS 2011 : Proceedings of the 43rd North American Power Symposium, Piscataway, N.J., E1-1

conference

Grants

Industry and Other Funding

AusNet Services

A/Prof Aman Maung Than Oo, Dr Apel Mahmud, Dr Enamul Haque, Dr Mahbube Subhani, Dr Mohammad Taufiqul Arif

  • 2017: $18,968
  • 2016: $170,784
  • 2015: $127,315

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2016

Most Akter

Thesis entitled: A Generalized Hierarchical Transactive Energy Management Framework for Residential Microgrids

Master of Engineering, School of Engineering