Salem Elsaiah is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering. Prior to this role, he held academic positions at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, Energy Reliability and Security Research Lab, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, and The University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya. At Maritime College, he teaches core courses and introductory courses for Regimental and civilian students. His research interests include optimal power system planning, Microgrids, integrated marine power systems (IMPS), and cyber-physical energy systems. His most recent research interests include the development of new teaching paradigms and technology implementations to cultivating undergraduate education.

He is a member of the IEEE, PES, IAS, IEEE Young Professionals and has served as a reviewer for numerous IEEE Transactions. He is a member of the ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section, chaired sessions at the FIE, and served as a panelist for the Department of Defense and the ASEE SMART Scholarship Program. As an IEEE and ASEE member, he continues to contribute to the IEEE Power & Energy Society and the engineering community through scholarship, education, and research.

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University, 2015

  • MS in Electrical Engineering, University of Benghazi, 2006

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, University of Benghazi, 2000

  • Integrated power systems: this includes the design and implementation of hybrid, resilient, and reliable Microgrid architectures.

  • Self-healing distributed and reconfigurable smart distribution systems.

  • Modeling, analysis, and integration of distributed generation units based on intermittent renewable energy sources.

  • Reliability enhancement of distribution systems and composite power systems.

  • C. Alvarez and S. Elsaiah, “A Review of Renewable Energy Resources and their Applications”, (in print), to appear in Focus on Renewable Energy, Nova publisher, NY, USA, 2017.

  • S. Elsaiah, “Applications of Computational Intelligence in Reliability Evaluation of IMPS”, accepted for publication in “Advances in Nature-inspired Computing and Applications”, Springer 2018.

  • M. Benidris, S. Elsaiah, and J. Mitra, ”An Emission-Constrained Approach to Power System Operation and Expansion Planning”, International Journal of Electric Power and Energy Systems, IJEPES, Elsevier Science, Vol. 81, pp. 78 - 86, October 2016.

  • S. Elsaiah, N. Cai, M. Benidris, and J. Mitra, ” A Fast Economic Power Dispatch Method for Power System Planning Studies”, The Institution for Engineering and Technology, IET Generation, Transmission, and Distribution, Vol. 9, No. 5, pp. 417 - 426, April 2015.

  • S. Elsaiah and M. Benidris, “Cultivating Undergraduate Education using A Project based Learning Approach”, submitted to Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE, Erie, 2018.

  • S. Elsaiah, M. Benidris, and J. Mitra,” A Method for Reliability Improvement of Microgrids”, presented at the 19th IEEE Power System Computation Conference, PSCC, Genoa, Italy, June 20-24, 2016.

  • S. Elsaiah and Peter Mark Jansson, “An Effective Design Course to Inspire Active Learning in Undergraduate Education”, presented at Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, October 12-15, 2016.

  • S. Sulaeman, M. Benidris, S. Elsaiah, and J. Mitra,” Power System Reliability Enhancement and Generation Cost Reduction in Presence of Variable Resources”, presented at the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, July 17-21, 2016.

  • Y. Tian, M. Benidris, S. Sulaeman, S. Elsaiah and J. Mitra, “Optimal Feeder Reconfiguration and Distributed Generation Placement for Reliability Improvement”, presented at the 14th IEEE International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems, PMAPS, Beijing, China, October 16-20, 2016.

  • J. Brown, C. Alvarez and S. Elsaiah,” Analytical Design of a Hybrid Maritime Microgrid System”, (accepted), to be presented at the IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois, PECI, Champaign, Illinois, USA, 2018.

  • C. Alvarez, J. Brown, and S. Elsaiah,” Steady-state Analysis of a Switched Reluctance Motor”, (accepted), to be presented at the IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois, PECI, Champaign, Illinois, USA, 2018.

  • H. Chen and S. Elsaiah, “Towards Reliable and Resilient Optimal Microgrid Architectures: A Surety Microgrid Case Study", presented at the Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Symposium, Lewisburg, PA, July 2016.

Honors & Awards
  • IEEE Power and Energy Society Scholarship Initiative Plus Award, 2017. (Recognition based undergraduate research)

  • Program for Undergraduate Research Award, 2016. (Recognition based undergraduate research)

  • Recipient of Summer Excellence Research Award, Michigan State University, 2015.

  • Recipient of the Best Presentation Award at the Seventh Graduate Academic Conference, Michigan State University, 2015.

  • Recognition for the Outstanding Academic Achievements by Phi Beta Delta Honor Society, Alpha Alpha Chapter, Michigan State University, 2011.

  • ENGR 383 Network Analysis (Fall 2016)

  • ENGR 383L Network Analysis Lab (Fall 2016)

  • ENGR 484 Electrical Drives (Fall 2016, Fall 2017)

  • ENGR 484L Electrical Drives Lab (Fall 2016, Fall 2017)

  • ENGR 380L Electrical Engineering Lab II (Fall 2016, Fall 2017)

  • ENGR 384 Power Electronics (Spring 2017)

  • ENGR 384L Power Electronics Lab (Spring 2017)

  • ENGR 395 Electrical Machines (Spring 2017)

  • ENGR 395L Electrical Machines Lab (Spring 2017)

  • ENGR 495 Marine Power Systems (Spring 2016)

  • ENGR 290 Electrical Engineering I (Fall 2017, Spring 2018)

  • ENGR 290L Electrical Engineering Lab I (Fall 2016, Fall 2017)

  • ENGR 526 Industrial Internship (Summer 2017)

  • ENGR 380 Electrical Engineering II (Spring 2018)

  • ENGR 495E Marine Power Systems for Electrical Engineering (Spring 2018)

  • ENGR 601: Independent Study (Spring 2018)