Nasir Uddin received the B.Sc. and M. Sc. degrees both in electrical & electronic engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Canada in 1993, 1996, and 2000, respectively.
He has been serving as a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Lakehead University (LU), Thunder Bay, ON, Canada since August 2001. Since 2018 he has also been serving as a coordinator for the Lakehead-Georgian Partnership program on Electrical Engineering (LU-GC-EE) in Barrie campus. He also served as a visiting Professor at Univ. of Malaya (2013, 2012, 2011), UNITEN (2018-2019), Malaysia, Tokyo University of Science (2010), Japan and North South University (2006), Bangladesh. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of ECE, University of South Alabama, USA from January 2001 to May 2001, an Assistant Professor from 1996 to 1997 and a lecturer from 1994 to 1996 at BUET. He possesses more than 25 years of teaching experience and has authored/coauthored over 250 papers in international refereed journals (59 in IEEE Transactions and 20 in other refereed journals) and conferences.
Dr. Uddin is a registered professional engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada. During 2016-2017 he served as an Executive Board Member of IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) and Chair of IEEE-IAS-Manufacturing Systems Development and Applications Department. Earlier, he also served as one of the Technical Program Committee Chairs for IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE) 2015 at Montreal, Canada. He was the Technical Program Committee Chair for the IEEE-IAS [Industrial Automation and Control Committee (IACC)] Annual Meetings in 2011 (Orlando) and 2012 (Las Vegas). He served as Transactions Papers Review Chair for four years (2009–2010 and 2013–2014) of the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications (IACC).
Earlier he served IEEE IAS IACC for 9 years in different capacities (secretary-elected, vice-chair, chair and past-chair). Due to his outstanding contributions IEEE-IAS IACC recognized him with IEEE IAS Service Award 2015. He also received LU Distinguished Researcher Award 2010. He was the recipient of four Prize Paper Awards from IEEE IAS IACC and both 2004 Contributions to Research and Contributions to Teaching Awards from LU. His research interests include renewable energy, motor drives, power system and intelligent controller applications.
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
M.Sc. in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
B. Sc. in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
- Vector control scheme of ac motor drives incorporating intelligent algorithms such as fuzzy logic, neural network, neuro-fuzzy and genetic algorithms to achieve high dynamic performance
- Controlling and processing of renewable energy (wind and solar) systems
- Nonlinear control, Direct torque and flux control (DTFC), Fault tolerant control (FTC) of ac motor drives and wind energy conversion systems
- Online efficiency optimization of ac motor drives and renewable energy conversion systems
- Protection of wind farm