Dr Mahmoud Masoud


Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

University Teacher

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Dr Mahmoud Masoud
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
S1 3JD

I got my BSc in electrical power engineering (top of the class with a grade of honour) from Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, 1996 and I got my MSc from the same University in 1999. I got my PhD from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, the UK in 2003 in the area of Electrical Machines and Drives. The thesis title is "Decoupled control of rotor torque and rotor electric power in a salient pole synchronous machine".

After my PhD, I returned to Alexandria University as an Assistant Professor, and I worked as a consultant engineer for more than 26 projects between design, technical report, and supervision. By Feb. 2007, I returned to Scotland as a research fellow with power electronics and Energy conversion group at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, the UK. In September 2009, I joined Beirut Arab University, Lebanon, which was a branch from Alexandria University at that time. In 2012, I decided to go to the Gulf area, where I am an Associate Professor at Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman. In 2020, I joined the EEE Department, the University of Sheffield as a University Teacher. In 2010, my career was progressed by a senior member IEEE and in 2017 by the Fellowship of higher education Academy (FHEA). More recently, in 2023 I have also been recognised as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), and have been highly commended in the Staff Teaching Practice category of the University of Sheffield's Education Awards 2023.

I have my vision and Mission, which are in line with the targets of the University of Sheffield. My vision is to “achieve novelty, innovation, and impact”. My Mission is to: “Perform outstanding teaching, research, and administrative work with local and global impact to increase the University reputation”. 

I believe in the quote of William Arthur Ward said “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires” Hence, my teaching philosophy depends on students’ interaction and to attract their attention inside and outside the classroom. Moreover, to keep a good rapport between me and them. My Teaching Methodology is to provide students with both subject knowledge and transferable skills, where my teaching style is based on blended learning with active/interactive learning using students centred-approach.

Research interests
  • Electric machines and drives, 
  • Power electronics applications, 
  • Renewable energy technology, 
  • Multi-phase machines design and Drives. 
  • Engineering Education
Teaching interests
Teaching activities

The modules I teach/supervise are listed below.

Module code Module name
AER223 Introduction to Electronics
AER11005 Introduction to Aerospace Electrical and Electronic Circuits
EEE123 Introduction to Electric and Electronics
EEE223  Energy Management and Conversion
EEE229 Electric Energy and Conversion
EEE349 Power Energy Electromagnetics
EEE350 Electromagnetic Fields and Devices
GEE202 Electromechanical Energy Transformation
EEE380 BEng Design Project
EEE381 MEng Individual Project
EEE6602 MSc Investigate Research Project
Professional activities and memberships
  • IEEE Senior Member
  • FHEA
  • IET Member
  • EEE Department Champion for External Institutions