Nabeel Demerdash

Nabeel A. O. Demerdash (M’65–SM’74–F’90– LF’09) received the B.Sc.E.E. degree (distinction with First-Class Hons.) from Cairo University, Giza, Egypt, in 1964, and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, in 1967 and 1971, respectively. From 1968 to 1972, he was a Development Engineer in the Large Rotating Apparatus Development Engineering Department, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, East Pittsburgh, PA, USA. From 1972 to 1983, he was an Assistant Professor, an Associate Professor, and then a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA. From 1983 to 1994, he was a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA. Since 1994, he has been a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA, where he was the Department Chair from 1994 to 1997. He is the Director of the SEMPEED Consortium at Marquette University. 





He is the author or coauthor of more than 125 papers published in various IEEE Transactions. His current research interests include power electronic applications to electric machines and drives, electromechanical propulsion and actuation, computational electromagnetics in machines and drives, and fault diagnostics and modeling of motor-drive systems. Prof. Demerdash is a Member of the Electric Machines Committee of the IEEE Industry Applications Society, the American Society of Engineering Education, the Sigma Xi, and the Electromagnetics Academy. He has received the 1999 IEEE Nikola Tesla Technical Field Award for pioneering contributions to electric machine and drive system design using coupled finite-element and electrical network models. He has also received two 1994 Working Group Awards and two 1993 Prize Paper Awards from the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) and its Electric Machinery Committee, and a 2012 Prize Paper Award from the PES, as well as a 2012 Prize Paper Award from the IEEE Industry Applications Society Electric Machines Committee and the 2015 Marquette University Lawrence G. Haggerty Faculty Award for Research Excellence.

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Professional Preparation


  • Ph.D., 1971, University of Pittsburgh 

  • M.S., 1964, Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh 

  • B.S., 1964, Electrical Engineering, Cairo University


Research Interests


  • Electrical machines and drives

  • Computational electromagnetics/finite elements

  • Power electronics

  • Power systems