Osama Mohammed

Distinguished University Professor ,
Associate Dean for Research.
College of Engineering and Computing
Office: EC 2441
Phone: 305.348.3040
Email: mohammed@fiu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Osama A. Mohammed is Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean of Research at Florida International University. He is the director of the Energy Systems Research Laboratory at FIU and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has performed research on various topics in power and energy systems, design optimization and physics based modeling in electric drive systems, power electronics and other low-frequency environments. He is world-renowned for his contributions in these areas. He has also performed research in the areas of electromagnetic signatures, EMI, wideband gap devices, and ship power systems modeling and analysis. He currently has active research projects for several federal agencies in these areas in addition to other projects in power system operation, smart grid distributed control and interoperability, cyber physical systems, and co-design of cyber and physical components for future energy systems applications. He has published nearly 700 articles in refereed journals and other IEEE refereed international conference records. He has 11 patents awarded or in process. His publications are highly cited and his presentations are frequently invited; at research, academic and industrial organizations and conferences worldwide. He also authored a book and several book chapters. Dr. Mohammed is a Fellow of IEEE and an elected fellow of the Applied Computational Electromagnetic Society. He received the prestigious IEEE Power and Energy Society Cyril Veinott Electromechanical Energy Conversion Award and the 2012 Outstanding Research Award from Florida International University, the 2017 outstanding doctoral mentor and the distinguished Professor promotion in 2018.



Research Areas

Professor Mohammed’s research activities cover the following areas:

  • Electromagnetic signature analysis, wideband gap devices, power electronics, and ship power systems modeling and analysis.
  • Physics-based modeling for the design and optimization of electric drives in their operating Environment and the dynamic parameter optimization for controller development in energy systems.
  • Product development through computational prototyping tools and performs evaluation of products for signatures and EMI emissions in their operating energy systems in order to satisfy for EMC and International standards compliance.
  • Computational Electromagnetics including Finite element modeling and analysis of Electric Drives including coupling to electromechanical and electrical systems as well as accounting for acoustic and silencing issues in Marine Drive systems.
  • Study of smart energy systems involving sustainable and alternate sources for Smart Grid research and for movable vessels. Specific research interest is aimed at solving the Smart Grid operation and communication puzzle for the utility industry and customer based systems including cyber and physical security.
  • Power system analysis and operation, smart grid distributed control and interoperability, energy cyber physical systems, and co-design of cyber and physical components for future energy systems applications.
  • Innovative research related to Medium Voltage DC Distribution Architectures for new systems ranging from residential based systems to future naval platforms. Real-Time Distributed Simulation environment with Hardware in the Loop.

For more information on his research activities, please click on one of the “Research” links above.

Smart Grid

Ultra-Wideband Communications

Antenna Measurements in near zone Anechoic chamber

Dishes at the Hurricane Center on FIU


He has published nearly 400 refereed journal articles and almost 750 conference papers. He has co-authored 8 books and nearly 30 book chapters. In 2004, he was listed among the top 250 most referenced scientists in Computer Science and Engineering by ISI. For a complete list of his publications, please click here.


In his career that span more than 35 years, Professor Mohammed has mentored nearly 90 Ph.D. students and postdocs, more than 37 of whom received best paper awards at conferences and 21 of them have moved on to become faculty members at various academic institutions.

Select Awards and Professional Activities

Below is only a select list of Dr. Mohammed’s awards and professional activities.

2018 Distinguished Professor, Florida International University
2017 Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award, Florida International University
2015 Best paper, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
2014 Honorary Guest Professor, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang, China, School of Electrical Engineering
2014 Best Paper, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
2012 Outstanding Research Award, Florida International University