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Dr. Tarek Youssef

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Office Location: Building 4, Room 133
  • Campus: 8504742976


Dr. Tarek Youssef, an Associate Professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has worked as a researcher on several projects funded by the Department of Energy (DoE) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR). He authored and co-authored more than 15 journal and 25 conference articles, two book chapters, and three patents in energy storage, energy management, and smart grid security. He published articles in IEEE Transactions on industrial informatics, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on industrial applications, IEEE Transactions on energy conversion, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Electrical power system research Journal and Energies Journal.

Youssef joined UWF in 2018 after working as a postdoctorate at Florida International University for one year. His research during his Ph.D. and postdoctoral period was funded by DOE’s SEEDS cybersecurity center for securing smart grids. Before that, he worked for 12 years in the communication and security field in Egypt. Youssef holds an M.S. degree in power electronics and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Helwan University, Egypt, and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Florida International University, USA.

His research interests include cyber-physical security, energy management, and intelligent control of the smart grid.

Degrees & Institutions

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Florida International University, USA
M.S. Electrical Engineering, Helwan University, Egypt
B.S. Electrical Engineering, Helwan University, Egypt


Smart Grid Cyber-physical security


[1] S. Faddel, T. Youssef, A. Elsayed and O. Mohammed, "An Automated Charger for Large Scale Adoption of Electric Vehicles," in IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification. doi: 10.1109/TTE.2018.2850526

[2]Tarek Youssef , El Hariri Mohamad , Ahmed Elsayed , Osama A. Mohammed “ A DDS-Based Energy Management Framework for Small Microgrid Operation and Control”, in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 958-968, March 2018.

[3] Tarek Youssef, A. Salem , M. Elsied, A. Mpanda Mabwe, M. A. Abido, Osama Mohammed, “GPS Synchronization of Smart Distributed Converters for Microgrid Applications”, Energies 2018, Vol 11, No 4, pp 695

[4] Tarek Youssef, Moataz Elsied, Amrane Oukaour, Hamid Gualous, Osama Mohammed, “Carrier Extraction Based Synchronization Scheme for Distributed DC-DC converters in DC-Microgrid”, Electric Power Systems Research, Volume 161,2018, Pages 114-122

[5] Tarek A. Youssef, Ahmed T. Elsayed, Osama A. Mohammed, "Data distribution service based Interoperability Framework for Smart Grid Testbed Infrastructure", Energies 2016, 9, 150.

[6] Moataz Elsied, Amrane Oukaour, Tarek Youssef, Hamid Gualous, Osama Mohammed, “An advanced real-time energy management system for microgrids”, Energy, Volume 114, 2016, Pages 742-752, ISSN 0360-5442.

[7] Ahmed Mohamed, Ahmed T. Elsayed, Tarek A. Youssef, Osama Mohammed, “Hierarchical Control for Microgrid Cluster with High Penetration of Renewable Energy Sources”, In Electric Power Systems Research, Volume 148, 2017, Pages 210-219, ISSN 0378-7796.

[8] M. H. Cintuglu; T. Youssef; O. A. Mohammed, "Development and Application of a Real-Time Testbed for Multiagent System Interoperability: A Case Study on Hierarchical Microgrid Control", in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol.PP, no.99, pp.1-1.

[9] M. R. Barzegaran, Tarek Youssef, Alberto Berzoy, , O. A Mohammed, “Electric Machine Drive Design Improvements through Control and Digital Signal Processing Techniques”, in IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 1255-1264, Sept. 2015.

[10] Abla O. Hariri, Tarek Youssef, Ahmed T. Elsayed, Osama Mohammed, “A Computational Approach for a Wireless Power Transfer Link Design Optimization Considering Electromagnetic Compatibility”, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 1-4, March 2016.

[11] A. T. Elsayed, T. A. Youssef and O. A. Mohammed, "Modeling and Control of a Low-Speed Flywheel Driving System for Pulsed-Load Mitigation in DC Distribution Networks", in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 3378-3387, July-Aug. 2016.

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