Dr. Adel Ghandakly

adel ghandakly

Professor
Office:
 OCNL 308
Campus Zip: 888 
Phone: (530) 898-5816 
E-mail: aghandakly@csuchico.edu
Ph.D. University of Calgary Adaptive and Intelligent Control, Energy Systems

Website: http://www.csuchico.edu/eece/faculty_pages/aghandakly.shtml 

Fall 2017 Office Hours:

ON LEAVE

 

Education

M.S., Ph.D.  University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
B.S.    The University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt.

Experience

2005 to date, Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, California State University, Chico (since 2005), Chico, CA

2005-2011, Chairman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, California State University, Chico (since 2005), Chico, CA

1979 to 2005, EECS Department, The University of Toledo:

1979 - 1981 Assistant Professor, 81-87 Associate Professor, 87-date Professor,

July 1998-August 2000, Chairman.

1977-1979, Assistant Professor, Univer­sity of New Orleans.

1972-1975, Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Calgary.

1971-1972, Instructor, Mathematics department, University of Calgary.

1967-1969, Instructor, University of Alexandria, Electrical Engineering Department.

1975-1977, Senior Design Engineer, Montreal Engineering Co. Ltd., Calgary, Alberta Canada 1969-1971, Design Engineer, Egypt Public Utilities

Summers 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, Detroit Edison Industrial Fellow, 1982-92: Consultant, System Planning Division, Detroit Edison Company

1978-1979: Long term contract consultant, Siemens-Allis Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana

1979-present: Consultant to Toledo Engineering, Sainai Engineering and others.

Research and Grants

Research:

Adaptive and Intelligent Control Systems, System Identification, Large Scale Systems, Real Time Computer Control, Energy Systems Management and Control, Renewable Energy Sources integration into Smart Power Grid, effective technology for Maximum Energy operation of the Photovoltaic systems, Power System Planning and Control, Energy Conversion, Design of Real Time Controllers of industrial drives, Electric Glass Melting Modelling and Control

Grants:

Over $2 million ($2,018,610+$853,605 Tuition funds) of External Funding, including Federal, State, Local and Industry sources:

  • NSF Grant # INT-8511181, October 15, 1985 - March 31, 1987, "US-Egypt Cooperative Research:  Development of Adaptive Control System for the Excitation of Turbogenerators." ($10,073)
  • NSF Grant #ESC-8706921, "Development of Adaptive Controllers for Electric Power Gen­erating Units Using On-Line Computers," ($37,215), 1987-1988.
  • NSF Grant #ESC-8846427, "Development of Adaptive Controllers for Electric Power Gen­erating Units Using On-Line Computers," ($29,182), 1988-1990.
  • Seimens-Allis Inc., New Orleans, “A New Design For Slip Recovery Drive Controllers”, ($59,000), 1977-1979.
  • Detroit Edison Faculty Fellowship, Summer 1980, ($9,000)
  • Detroit Edison Faculty Fellowship, Summer 1981, ($11,000) 
  • Detroit Edison Faculty Fellowship, Summer 1982, ($12,000)
  • Detroit Edison Faculty Fellowship, Summer 1983, ($13,000)
  • Detroit Edison Faculty Fellowship, Summer 1985, ($15,000)
  • University of Toledo Faculty Research Grant, ($12,000) 1981-1982, "Development of an On-Line Computer Control System For Electric Power Generating Units."
  • U.S.-Egypt Channel System Grant, "Development of Modeling and Control Techniques for Slip Power Recovery Drives in Motor and Generator Modes," Ph.D. student, S. Salem.  (Administered by Embassy of Egypt, Washington, D.C., ($49,320), 1987-1989.
  • U.S.-Egypt Channel System Grant, "Optimal Active and Reactive Power Flows in Power Systems," Ph.D. student, A. El-Sinnary.  (Administered by Embassy of Egypt, Wash­ington, D.C., $49,320), 1987-1989.
  • Selected Host, Post Doctoral Peace Fellow; Dr. Hussein Tantawy, Fellowship granted by the U.S. Agency for International Development, ($25,000) 1987-1988.
  • Bay Enterprises Research Grant, "On Line Computer Control of A Hydraulic Valve System",  ($30,800), 1986. 
  • INTEL Equipment Grant $31,800, 1988.
  • U.S.-Egypt Channel System Grant, "Design of An Expert System for Large Power System Operation Control," Ph.D. student, W. Refaey,  $51,400, 1988-1990.
  • Toledo Engineering, "Development of A Design Concept and A Computer Simulation Package for High Frequency Electric Glass Melter Power Supply”, ($65,000),1995-1997.
  • Chrysler Corporation, “Assembly Line Plant Energy Assessment”, $8,500, Summer 1999.
  • “BS in Computer Science & Engineering Degree Program at Lorain County Community College (LCCC)”, $2,353,605 ($1,500,000 LCCC+$853,605 Tuition), Principal Investigator: Adel A. Ghandakly, Granted January 2000 through 2005.
  • “Energy Management Developments in Integrating Photo Voltaic and Wind Turbine into Residential, Commercial & Industrial Systems”, a $44,846.00 3 year project (July 1, 2009-Jun30, 2011) funded by the Private Industry Council, Oroville, CA and the US Department of Labor.

Recent Publication

Some Publications

  • “A Model Matching STR Controller for High Performance Aircraft”, Adel A. Ghandakly, Jason A. Reed, The ISRN Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Volume 2013, Article ID 651617, May 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/651617
  • “Software Design of a GUI simulation of Grid Integrated Hybrid Energy Systems”, Adel A Ghandakly, Rostan Rodrigues, International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE 2013), Los Angeles, CA, USA, July 1-2, 2013.
  • “An Adaptive STR with Genetic Controller Tuning”, Adel A. Ghandakly, submitted to the Universal Journal of Control and Automation, Horizon Research Publishing, Vol. 1(3), pp. 69 – 73, July 2013 http://www.hrpub.org/journals/article_info.php?aid=743.
  • “A Neural Network Parallel Adaptive Controller for Fighter Aircraft Pitch-Rate Tracking”, Sukumar Kamalasadan, Adel A. Ghandakly, IEEE Transactions of Instrumentation and Measurements, January 2011.
  • "A GUI System For Integrating Photovoltaic And Wind Units Into Power Grids", Adel A Ghandakly and Rostan Rodrigues, 2010 Summer Simulation Conference (SummerSim10) July 11 - 14, 2010, Ottawa, Canada.
  • “A Novel Intelligent Control Approach for Precise Tracking of Autonomous Robots”, S.Kamalasadan, Adel A. Ghandakly, Book Chapter: Design and Control of Intelligent Robotic Systems, Springer Series, Vol. 177, pp. 227-254 ISBN: 978-3-540-89932-7 January 2009.
  • “Multiple Fuzzy Reference Model Adaptive Controller Design for Nonlinear Fighter Aircraft Pitch-Rate Tracking”, Sukumar Kamalasadan, Adel A. Ghandakly, In Press, IEEE Transactions of Instrumentation and Measurements, October 2007.
  • “Induction Motor Speed Control via Fuzzy Logic Modification of Reference Model”, Khalid S. Al-Olimat, Adel A. Ghandakly, Sukumar Kamalsadan, IEEE Power Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, April 24-28, 2007.
  • “A Neural Network Parallel Adaptive Controller for dynamic Systems Control”, Sukumar Kamalasadan, Adel A. Ghandakly, In Press, IEEE Transactions of Instrumentation and Measurements, June 2007.
  • “A Stable Intelligent Agent Controller for Parametric and Functional Uncertain Systems”, Sukumar Kamalasadan, Adel A. Ghandakly, in print in Book ChapterNotes in Computer Science (LNCS), International Conference on Adaptive and Natural Computing Algorithms (ICANNGA 2007).
  • "A Novel Fuzzy Multiple Reference Model Adaptive Controller Design", Sukumar Kamalasadan, Adel A. Ghandakly, International Journal of Fuzzy SystemsSeptember 2006.
  • “A Fuzzy Logic based Multiple Reference Model Adaptive Control Approach for Multi Modal Systems ”, Sukumar Kamalasadan, Adel A. Ghandakly, International Journal of Computers and Their ApplicationsAugust 2007.
  • “An Artificial Neural Network Algorithm for Voltage Stability Monitoring and Assessment” , Sukumar Kamalasadan, Adel A. Ghandakly, D.Thukaram, International Journal of Computers and Their ApplicationsISSN 1076-5204, June 2005.
  • "A Model to Predict Current Distribution in Bundled Cables for Electric Glass Melters," A. Ghandakly, R. Curran, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 26, No. 6, November 1990, pp. 1043-1048.
  • "Ampacity Rating of Bundled Cables for Heavy Current Applications," A. A. Ghandakly, R. L. Curran, IEEE Transactions on Industry applications, Vol. 30 #2, March/April 1994, pp233-239.
  • IEEE Best Paper Award: "A Model to Predict Current Distributions in Heavy Current Parallel Conductor Configurations," A. A. Ghandakly, R. L. Curran, IEEE transactions on Industry Applications, Vol.30 #2, March/April 1994, pp240-244.

Awards and Affiliations

Awards and Honors

  • First Recipient of the University of Toledo College of Engineering Best Teacher Award for the EE department, 1994.
  • Member of the ETa Kappa Nu Honor Society.
  • Listed in Lexington Who’s Who.

Professional Activities

  • Senior Member of the IEEE
  • P.E.    Alberta