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 A (Manu) Haddad

A (Manu) Haddad

Professor

School of Engineering

Email
haddad@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5904
Campuses
E/UG.05
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Professor Manu Haddad, FIET, FLSW, obtained a first degree in Electrical Engineering from the Ecole Nationale Polytechnique of Algiers, Algeria. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in High Voltage Engineering in 1990 from Cardiff University. He then took up a Postdoctoral Research Associate position, working on National Grid and EPSRC funded projects to carry out investigations on lightning performance of Zinc Oxide surge arresters and overvoltage protection of electrical networks. In 1995, he was appointed as a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in electrical engineering at Cardiff University, with responsibility for High Voltage Research and lecturing duties in high voltage engineering, power systems, electromagnetics, mathematics and electrical circuits. In 2003, he was promoted to Senior Lecturer with responsibility and, in 2006, he was promoted to a personal chair in high voltage engineering and established the Advanced High Voltage Engineering Research Centre, growing to 6 academics, in addition to 7 externally funded Research Associates and some 15 PhD students at any time. Since 2004, his high voltage research Centre was selected as one four University Centres funded by National Grid through a framework agreement to research into transmission networks and transients. The link with National Grid is now extended to a university-wide scheme.

In 2011, he established a unique university research centre, the Morgan-Botti Lightning laboratory (MBLL), in collaboration with AIRBUS Group. The centre’s research activities are currently focussed on protection against lightning of aircraft and wind turbines. In particular, the performance of carbon composite materials and components for aerospace applications are researched.

Professor Haddad has published an IET textbook (power series 41) “Advances in High Voltage Engineering” and over 300 papers in the most regarded Journals and international conferences in the high voltage research area. Prof. Haddad, with colleagues and PhD students, has won 13 paper prizes, including prizes from IET/IEE (De Ferranti Premium) and international conferences. Over 30 researchers/PhD students have completed their research programmes under his supervision. His research interests in the power area are in lightning overvoltage protection, insulation systems, alternative gases to SF6, insulation coordination, earthing and safety of electrical systems.

Professor Haddad is/was a member of several international technical working groups (CIGRE: A3.25, C4.26,, C4.408, C4.501, C4.03C4/A3.53, C4.33, C4.55,C4.57, D1.56, D1.67), international conference committees, and Standards committees (Committee Member of International Electrotechnical Commission IEC TC37 (2003-); IEC ACTAD -representing TC37 for the last 6 years, British Standard Association, BSI PEL/1 and PEL/2 (2002-), BSI PEL42). He also sits on the technical / scientific advisory boards for two large industrial projects (National Grid and SuperGrid Institute in France). Professor Haddad has/had Visiting Professor positions in China, Algeria, Malaysia and Japan.

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  • Harid, N.et al. 2003. Issues associated with GSM installations on power line towers. Presented at: 13th International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering (ISH), Delft, Netherlands, 25-29 August 2003 Presented at Smit, J. J. ed.Proceedings of the XIIIth International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering. Rotterdam: Millpress pp. 520.
  • Harid, N.et al. 2003. Soil resistivity mapping of non-homogeneous soils. Presented at: 13th International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering (ISH), Delft, Netherlands, 25-29 August 2003 Presented at Smit, J. J. ed.Proceedings of the XIIIth International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering. Rotterdam: Millpress pp. 554.
  • Harid, N.et al. 2003. Monitoring of earthing system performance at transmission line tower bases. Presented at: 13th International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering (ISH), Delft, Netherlands, 25-29 August 2003 Presented at Smit, J. J. ed.Proceedings of the XIIIth International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering. Rotterdam: Millpress pp. 553.
  • Ullah, N.et al. 2003. Insulation coordination of compact substations. Presented at: 28th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, Vol. 1. pp. 105-108.
  • Griffiths, H., Zedan, B. and Haddad, A. 2003. Frequency response of earthing systems. Presented at: 38th Universities Power Engineering Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1-3 September 2003 Presented at Thessalonikes, A. P. ed.38th International Universities Power Engineering Conference : UPEC 2003, Thessaloniki 1st, 2nd and 3rd September 2003 : conference proceedings, Vol. 2. Thessaloniki: Zephyr Publications pp. 717-720.
  • Harid, N.et al. 2003. Impulse response of transmission tower earthing systems. Presented at: 38th Universities Power Engineering Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1-3 September 2003 Presented at Thessalonikes, A. P. ed.38th International Universities Power Engineering Conference : UPEC 2003, Thessaloniki 1st, 2nd and 3rd September 2003 : conference proceedings, Vol. 2. Thessaloniki: Zephyr Publications pp. 721-724.
  • Haddad, A.et al. 2003. Techniques for monitoring outdoor polymeric insulators. Presented at: The 2nd International Conference on Insulation Condition Monitoring of Electrical Plants and 2003 Asian Conference on Electrical Insulation DiagnosisI (CMEP-ACEID), Chongqing, China.
  • Haddad, A.et al. 2003. The impulse response of earth grids. Presented at: 13th International Conference on High Voltage Engineering, Delft, Netherlands, Vol. 1. pp. 119-123.
  • Md Nor, N., Haddad, A. and Griffiths, H. 2003. Factors affecting soil characteristics under fast transients. Presented at: International Conference on Power Systems Transients (IPST2003), New Orleans, USA. Vol. 05-Jul.
  • Crespo Sandoval, J.et al. 2003. Artificial intellligence technique for monitoring degradation of outdoor polymeric insulators. Presented at: 13th International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering (ISH), Delft, The Netherlands. Vol. 0.15.0.

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Contracts

TitlePeopleSponsorValueDuration
High voltage electrical supply equipment Dr A Haddad, Mr H Griffiths Danisco Flexible Ltd 35000 01/01/2001 - 01/02/2001
Current and earth potential measurements at transmission substations under switching operations and injected impulse current conditions Dr A Haddad, Mr H Griffiths National Grid Transco 210000 01/09/2004 - 31/08/2007
Anti pollution insulators development Dr A Haddad, Prof R T Waters, Mr AR Rowlands, Mr H Griffiths Cardiff Partnership Fund Ltd 72650 01/07/2003 - 01/07/2004
Transformation of the top and tail of energy networks Jenkins N, Haddad M, Pidgeon N (Psych), Wu J EPSRC via Imperial 538087 01/10/2011 - 30/09/2015
Tower-base earthing investigations Griffiths H, Haddad A National Grid Company Plc 20000 01/01/2001 - 01/01/2004
Enhanced ACDC safety volatage limits Griffiths H, Haddad A National Grid 215948 01/04/2014 - 30/06/2016
Determination of effects of reactive power compensation on distribution networks: steady state and transient studies Griffiths H, Haddad A Western Power Distribution(South West) Plc 45668 02/07/2012 - 01/07/2013
Enhanced ACDC safety volatage limits Griffiths H, Haddad A National Grid 215948 01/04/2014 - 30/06/2016
Transferred potential measurement at Leighton Buzzard 400kv substation Griffiths H, Haddad A, Harid N National Grid Company Plc 17000 01/11/2002 - 01/12/2002
Establishment of collaborative research programmes in power systems between Cardiff University and Mississippi State University (USA) Haddad A Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 43225 20/08/2008 - 19/01/2009
Visualisation of damage to carbon composite panels during lightning strikes using laser illumination and high speed camera Haddad A EADS 10735 01/10/2010 - 30/11/2010
Framework Support Haddad A National Grid 149808 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2015
Power networks research academy ( plus studentship) Haddad A, Griffiths H Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 105185 01/10/2008 - 01/04/2014
The National Grid Transco High Voltage Research Centre Haddad A, Griffiths H National Grid Transco 333900 01/01/2005 - 01/01/2010
Impact of offshore networks on the insulation coordination and operation of the NG transmission system Haddad A, Griffiths H National Grid Company Plc 150000 01/07/2009 - 30/06/2012
Measurement of third party exposure to rise of earth potential Haddad A, Griffiths H, Harid N NATIONAL GRID TRANSCO, S P POWER SYSTEMS LTD 272054 01/07/2003 - 31/08/2010
Current and earth potential measurements at transmission substations under switching operations and injected impulse current conditions Haddad A, Griffiths H National Grid Company Plc 3000 01/09/2004 - 31/01/2009
Feasibility of using trifluoromethyl iodide as a replacement for sulphur hexifluoride in high voltage switchgear Haddad A, Griffiths H, Harid N National Grid Company Plc 25135 01/03/2009 - 30/06/2009
Measurement of direct voltage decay on 275kV transmission cable line Robson S, Haddad A National Grid NG 12500 01/10/2014 - 30/06/2015
Guidelines for substation earth grid design under transient conditions Mr H Griffiths, Dr A Haddad Powergen 24000 01/01/2001 - 01/01/2003
Guidelines for substation earth grid design under transient conditions Mr H Griffiths, Dr A Haddad National Grid Company Plc 72352 01/01/2001 - 01/01/2003
General electronic testgear Mr H Griffiths, Dr A Haddad National Grid Company Plc 25000 01/01/2001 - 01/02/2001
Understanding and mitigation of hazards related to earthing of transmission tower bases Mr H Griffiths, Dr A Haddad National Grid Transco 350000 01/09/2004 - 31/08/2009
Guidelines for substation earth grid design under transient conditions Mr H Griffiths, Dr A Haddad Scottish Power 46138 01/01/2001 - 01/01/2003
Tower-base earthing investigations Mr H Griffiths, Dr A Haddad National Grid Company Plc 204000 01/01/2001 - 01/01/2004
Induced current studies at Staybridge substation Mr H Griffiths, Prof A Haddad National Grid Company Plc 3770 01/07/2006 - 07/07/2006
Measurement of third party exposure to rise of earth potential Haddad A, Griffiths H, Harid N National Grid/Scottish Power 100000 01/09/2009 - 30/09/2010
Lightning-effects research laboratory for composite materials Haddad A, Griffiths H, Harid N National Assembly for Wales (A4B) 1194657 01/10/2009 - 30/09/2012
Remote monitoring of faults on overhead distribution systems Haddad A, Griffiths H, Harid N EDF Energy Networks Ltd 48000 01/03/2005 - 28/02/2006
Understanding conduction mechanisms in earthing systems and optimisation of earth electrode geometries Haddad A, Harid N, Griffiths H National Grid Company Plc 46000 01/10/2006 - 01/10/2009
Measurement of third party exposure to rise of earth potential (ROEP) Haddad A, Harid N, Griffiths H Scottish Power 62054 23/10/2007 - 31/08/2009
Online detection and location of defective overhead line components using travelling wave transients Haddad A, Harid N, Griffiths H KTP and Momenta, Power Planning Associates Ltd 129128 01/04/2009 - 31/03/2011
Uprating of overhead lines Haddad A, Harid N, Griffiths H National Grid Company Plc 15000 01/10/2006 - 30/09/2009
Textured insulators for overhead lines and substations Haddad A, Harid N, Griffiths H, Waters RT Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 560675 01/06/2008 - 31/05/2011
Measurement of third party exposure to rise of earth potential (ROEP) Haddad A, Rowlands AR, Griffiths H, Harid N National Grid Company Plc 62054 01/02/2003 - 31/08/2009
Protection of Structures from Lightning Strikes (PROTEST) Haddad A, Featherston C, Eaton M, Prokopovich P TSB - InnovateUK 499420 03/03/2014 - 02/03/2017
High voltage systems Haddad A, Griffiths H EPSRC via Strathclyde (Power Networks Research Academy) 105138 01/10/2010 - 31/03/2014
Materials and advanced engineering knowledge exchange strategy (MAeKES) Haddad A, Griffiths H Welsh Government (A4B) via University of South Wales 20000 01/01/2013 - 31/12/2014
Materials and advanced engineering knowledge exchange strategy (MAeKES) Haddad A, Griffiths H Welsh Government (A4B) Via University of South Wales 20000 01/01/2013 - 31/12/2014
The National Grid Transco High Voltage Research Centre - Additional funding Haddad A, Griffiths H National Grid Transco 102828 01/07/2009 - 31/12/2010
Lightning effects on aerospace carbon composite materials, the next generation of materials and components Haddad A, Griffiths H Welsh Governm 761611 01/10/2013 - 31/12/2014
Measurement of third party exposure to rise of earth potential (ROEP) Haddad A, Griffiths H, Harid N, Rowlands AR, National Grid Company Plc 150000 01/07/2003 - 30/09/2012
Understanding conduction mechanisms in earthing systems and optimisation of earth electrode geometries Haddad A, Griffiths H, Harid N National Grid Company Plc 266000 01/10/2006 - 01/10/2009
Compact substations and conductor systems Haddad A, Griffiths H, Harid N National Grid Company Plc 210000 01/10/2006 - 01/10/2009
Study of electrical discharge phenomena in carbon fibre composite materials and components for aerospace applications. Haddad A, Griffiths H, Harid N EADS 30000 01/10/2010 - 30/09/2013
Lightning - effects research laboratory for composite materials Haddad A, Harid N, Griffiths H National Assembly for Wales (A4B) 1193229 01/10/2009 - 31/03/2013
Measurement of third party exposure to rise of earth potential (ROEP) Haddad A, Harid N, Rowland AR, Griffiths H Scottish Power 60000 01/02/2003 - 01/02/2006
Virtel Project Haddad A, Setchi R EADS UK LTD 110000 01/05/2013 - 30/04/2014
Characterisation of the lightning direct effects related to structural aircraft joints Haddad M Airbus Group Ltd 5850 01/07/2014 - 30/06/2017
Induced voltage and currents on transmission overhead lines under NS14 working practices - BSS/22446 Haddad M, Griffiths H National Grid 49750 01/04/2015 - 30/09/2015
Innovation in high voltage electrical insulation of electrical energy systems Haddad M, Griffiths H UKIERI (British Council) 17220 01/04/2012 - 31/03/2014
Electrical Performance of the T-Pylon Haddad M, Griffiths H National Grid Electricity Transmission PLC 138123 01/01/2013 - 31/12/2013
The National Grid Transco High Voltage Research Centre Haddad M, Griffiths H National Grid 224712 01/01/2011 - 31/12/2013
Electro-mechanical characterisation of carbon composites Haddad M, Mitchard D Ser Cymru NRN AEM Swansea 5060 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015
Dynamic capacitive sensor for the measurement of millimeter-displacement of carbon composite panels: Applications to aircraft materials subjected to lightning strikes Haddad M, Mitchard D, Griffiths H, Clark D Ser Cymru NRN Swansea 115211 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2016
By-Product Analysis of CF3I Gas Mixtures as an Alternative Interrupting Medium Haddad M, Widger P IET via Strathclyde University 50000 01/07/2015 - 31/12/2015
Optimised location for surge arresters on the transmission network Prof A Haddad National Grid Electricity Transmission PLC 60284 15/09/2012 - 15/04/2013
Earthing measurement techniques and apparatus Prof A Haddad Megger Ltd 55000 01/04/2007 - 31/03/2010
Up-Rating of overhead lines Prof A Haddad, Mr H Griffiths, Dr N Harid, Mr D Warne Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 592582 03/01/2007 - 02/01/2010
Low Carbon Research Institute & CIREGS Prof HR Thomas, Prof P Bowen, Prof A Haddad National Assembly for Wales (HEFCW) 609582 01/04/2008 - 31/03/2013
Centre for integrated renewable energy generation and supply (CIREGS) Thomas HR, Haddad A, Bowen PJ, (with PHYSX) EPSRC 3576701 01/01/2008 - 30/06/2013
Ionic mobility testing Clark D, Haddad M Filton Systems Engineering 8000 21/11/2014 - 31/03/2015

Supervised Students

TitleStudentStatusDegree
Investigation of CF3I-Co2 gas Mixtures For Insulation Of Gas-Insulated Distribution Equipment WIDGER Phillip Graduate PhD
Effect of Some of Climatic Conditions in the Performance of Outdoor HV Silicone Rubber Insulators NEKEB Abdelbaset Shaban Graduate PhD
The investigation of outdoor insulator performance KRZMA Adnan Elhadi Salama Current PhD
Characterisation of Earthly Systems EL MGHAIRBI Ahmed Graduate PhD
Characterisation of Transmission Line Earthing System MGHAIRBI Ahmed A Bashkar Graduate MPhil
A Solar Powered Wireless 802.11 Condition Monitoring Sensor For Electrical Substation Environments BOGIAS Alexander Graduate PhD
ROBUST LINEAR AND NON-LINEAR CONTROL OF MAGNETICALLY LEVITATED SYSTEMS PECHEV Alexandre Nikolov Graduate PhD
Laborartory Characterisation of Soil Ionisation Under Impulse Voltages ELZOWAWI Alseddig Graduate PhD
Probabilistic Risk Assessment of Electrical Substations DIMOPOULOS Athanasios Graduate PhD
Evaluations of Various Explosive Emission Cathode Designs for Operation on a High Power Relativistic Magnetron Source KERR Brian Alexander Graduate MPhil
Characterisation of Substation Earth Grid Under High Frequency and Transient Conditions ZEDAN Buthenah Graduate PhD
MULTI-TERMINAL HVDC PROTECTION. LI Chuanyue Current PhD
Smart Grids CLARK David Graduate PhD
Impulse Measurements in Earthing Systems LATHI Deepak Graduate PhD
Insultation Coordination of HV Networks MOORE Fabian Current PhD
Power transfer over long transmission lines XIE Fei Current PhD
COST EFFECTIVE METHODS FOR SIMULATED LIGHTENING STRIK TESTS. MASTROLEMBO Giuseppe Current PhD
Use of non-linear microwaristors for field control AHMAD Hafisoh Binti Current PhD
CHARACTERISATION OF EARTHING SYSTEMS UNDER TRANSIENT CONDITIONS HASAN Hasan Ali Current PhD
TRANSIENTS IN POWER SYSTEMS ABDUL HAMID Haziah Graduate PhD
Evaluation of Gas Insulated Lines (GIL) for Long Distance HVAC Power Transfer ELNADDAB Khalifa Abdulsalam Graduate PhD
Investigation On The Feasibility Of Trifluoroiodomethane (CF3I) For Application In Gas-Insulated Lines CHEN Lujia Graduate PhD
Study of Soft FeCoNiB Magnetic Nanowires VIEYRA Malini John Graduate PhD
Sensor Networks and Data Fusion ROBERTS Mathew Graduate PhD
Condition Monitoring of Outdoor Insulation Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques CRESPO-SANDOVAL Milka Jackeline Graduate PhD
Resistive Superconductivity Fault Current Limiter ALY Mohamed Mahmoud Graduate PhD
Monitoring of High Voltage Systems AHMEDA Mohammad Graduate PhD
Voltage Transducer For Fault Monitoring On High Voltage Overhead Lines HUSSIN Mohd Fahmi Graduate PhD
Experimental Investigation of CF3I - CO2 gas Mixtures On Breakdown Characteristics In Uniform And Non-Uniform Field Configuration KAMARUDIN Muhammad Saufi Graduate PhD
Compact Electrical Power Transmission Systems ULLAH Niamat Graduate PhD
Direct effects of lightning on aircraft and wind turbine composite materials JAMOSHID Noor Shahida Binti Current PhD
Investigations of Soil Characterisation Under High Impulse Currents MOHAMAD NOR Normiza Graduate PhD
Characterisation of lightiing protection systems and components for aerospace applications SAUDIN Norshafinash Binti Current PhD
Characterisation of Textured Insulators CHARALAMPIDIS Panagiotis Graduate PhD
LIGHTNING INTERACTION WITH CARBON COMPOSITE STRUCTURES LEICHAUER Philip Current PhD
Electrical Characterisation of Aerospace Grade Carbon-Fibre-Reienforced Polymers ABID Rabia Thesis Submitted PhD
APPLICATION OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TECHNIQUES TO THE DESIGN OF IMPROVED STABILIZERS FOR SUPERCONDUCTING GENERATORS SALEH Ragaey Abdel Fattah Graduate PhD
Investigations of ZnO Microvaristor For Stress Control On Polymeric Outdoor Insulators ABD RAHMAN Rahisham Graduate PhD
Electrical Transmission Systems For Large Offshore Wind Farms. KING Rosemary Graduate PhD
Uprating of Overhead Lines BHATTARAI Roshan Graduate PhD
Experimental Investigation Of Enhanced Earth Electrode Systems Under High Frequency And Transient Conditions MOUSA Salah Mohamed Ali Graduate PhD
HIGH VOLTAGE TRANSNATIONAL SUPPLY LINKS OMAR Saodah Binti Current PhD
Coatings For Outdoor High Voltage Insulators BRAINI Shuaib Graduate PhD
CHARACTERISATION OF THE LIGHTNING DIRECT EFFECTS RELATED TO STRUCTURAL AIRCRAFT JOINTS EVANS Simon James Current PhD
CHARACTERISATION GIS BARS INSULATED WITH CF31 GAS MIXTURES COBO GARCIA Sonia Current PhD
An Integrated Monitoring And Communication Device For Use On 11kV Overhead Lines ROBSON Stephen Graduate PhD
Characterisation of Soil Ionisation in Earthing Systems SRISAKOT Suriya Graduate PhD
A Measurment System for the MOnitoring and measurement of Earthling Grid Performance at large High Voltage Substations HAUSER-EHNINGER Ulrich Graduate PhD

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