King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

Electrical Engineering Department

Associate Professor



My Journal Publications


  • A. Sabir, M. Kassas, "A Novel and Simple Hybrid Fuzzy/PI Controller for Brushless DC Motor Drives,'' Automatika - Journal for Control, Measurement, Electronics, Computing and communications 2015 (Accepted)


  • Shuja, S.Z., Yilbas, B.S., and Kassas, M.; Entropy generation due flow passing over the porous block in the cavity; Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, Volume 15, Issue 1, 2015, Pages 16-24.


  • Chokri Belhadj Ahmed, Mahmoud Kassas, and Syed Essamuddin Ahmed, “PV-Standalone Monitoring System Performance Using LabVIEW”, International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy Technologies, Vol. 3, No. 1, January 2014, pp 44-50.


  • M. Kassas and Naseer Ahmed, “Embedded implementation of the SVPWM using lookup tables”, Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering (AJSE), April, 2014.


  • M. Kassas, “Analysis of 12-Pulse Rectifier Operation Under Balanced and Unbalanced Voltage Source With Input Impedance”, Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering (AJSE), March, 2013.


  • M. Kassas, "Non-equilibrium energy transport in nano-layer gold coating onto silica", Journal of Current Applied Physics, 10 (2010) 373–380.


  • Yilbas B.S.,  Shuja, S.Z.   and Kassas M., “Entropy generation in a square cavity: in relation to cooling applications”, International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 20, n 3, pp. 332-347, 2010.


  • Shuja S.Z., Yilbas B.S. and Kassas M., Flow over porous blocks in a square
    cavity: influence of heat flux and porosity on heat transfer rates",
    International Journal of Thermal Sciences 48 (2009) 1564–1573.


  • M. Kassas, "Entropy generation due to laser short pulse heating: consideration of seebeck effect", Journal of Lasers in Engineering, Volume: 18 Issue 5-6 Pages: 361-381. (2008)


  • S.Z. Shuja B.S. Yilbas and M. Kassas, "Flow Over A Porous Block in Open Cavity: Effect of Block Aspect Ratio and Porosity on the Heat Transfer Characteristics", Journal of Porous Media. (2008)



·        Bekir S. Yilbas and M. Kassas, Laser Short-Pulse Heating of a Three Layer Assembly and the Seebeck Effect, Journal for Lasers in Engineering Vol. X: 01-20, January 2007.


·        M. Kassas, Thermodynamic Analysis of Thermoelectric Device, International Journal of EXERGY, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 168-179, 2007.


·        M. Kassas, Laser Short-Pulse Interaction With Gold: Budgeting of Energy Equation, Journal for Lasers in Engineering 14 (3-4): 229-246, June 2004.


·        Bekir S. Yilbas and M. Kassas, Investigation Into The Seebeck Coefficient in Two-Layer Assembly During Laser Short-Pulse Heating, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 44, No. 8, 2005, pp. 6068-6074.


·        M. R. Islam, M.H. Rashid, A.R. Al-Ali, & M. Kassas, “Microcontroller Based Unity Power Factor Converter”, the Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, October, 1999, pp249-260.


·        M.N. Mohandes, Shafiqur Rehman, M. Kassas, A. Balgonaim, "Use Radial Bases Functions for the Estimating Monthly Mean Daily Solar Radiation", Journal of Solar Energy, Vol. 68, No. 2, pp 161-168, 2000.


My Conference Publications
  • Mahmoud Kassas, Modeling and Simulation of Residential HVAC Systems Energy Consumption; The 5th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT 2015), Procedia Computer Science 52 (2015) Pages 754-763.


  • Chokri Belhadj Ahmed, Mahmoud Kassas, Syed Essamuddin Ahmed; LabVIEW Based PV Panel Online Characteristics and Parameters Estimation; The 5th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT 2015), Procedia Computer Science 52 (2015) 876 – 882.


  • A. Sabir, M. Kassas, A Simple Composite Fuzzy/PI Controller for High Performance Control of Brushless DC Motor Drive; In Proc. 8th IEEE GCC Conference, Oman, Feb. 2015.

  • Chokri Belhadj Ahmed, , Syed Essamuddin Ahmed,and Mahmoud Kassas, PV Generator Performance Using Cassy System”, Accepted for publication in the International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA), 20-23 October, 2013, Madrid, Spain.

  • Chokri Belhadj Ahmed, Mahmoud Kassas, and Syed Essamuddin Ahmed, “PV-Standalone Monitoring System Performance Using LabVIEW”, Accepted for publication in 2013 International Conference on Smart Grid and Clean Energy Technologies, 11-13 October 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Mohammed Abbas, M. Arif Abdul Majeed, M. Kassas, and F. Ahmad, “Motor Starting Study for a Urea Manufacturing Plant”, IEEE International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives Torremolinos (Málaga), Spain. May 2011.
  • M. Kassas, “Analysis of 12-Pulse Rectifier Operation Under Balanced and Unbalanced Voltage Source With Input Impedance”, IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics (ICIT) & Southeastern Symposium on System Theory (SSST), Auburn, Alabama, March 14-17, 2011.

    • A. H. M. A. Rahim, M. Ahsanul Alam, Ibrahim El Amin, M. A. Abido, Z. Al-amouz, C. Bel-Hadj & M. Kassas, “Voltage Stability Control of a Wind Generation System”, IEEE-Inernational Conferecne on Power Systems, Bahrain, 2010.



·      Abdeljalil, T., Habiballah, I., & Kassas, M., "Quality of Supply Regulation In-Restructured Power Systems", Fourth Power Quality Workshop, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, 29 March, 2006.


·       Habiballah, I., Kassas, M., & Abdeljalil, T., "Power Quality Issues in Restructured Electric Sector ", Third Power Quality Workshop, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 16 March, 2005.


·        I.O. Habiballah, M. Kassas, H. Maghrabi and K. Al-Soufi, “Voltage DIP Aessment Using ESKOM Criterion”, 2004 Large Engineering Systems Conference on Power Engineering, July 28-30, 2004 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, pp 142-145.


·        M.H. Shwahdi & M. Kassas, “Frequency Scan as a Tool for Harmonics on Transmission Network”, The Third IASTED International Conference on Power and Energy Systems, accepted to be presented in September 3-5, 2003, in Marbella, Spain.


·        Al-Ali, A.R., M. Negm, M. Kassas, “A PLC-Based Power Factor Controller for A 3 Phase Induction Motor”, IEEE-IAS 2000 Industry Application, Rome, Italy, October 8-12, 2000.


·        M. Kassas, A.R. Al-Ali, & I. El-Amin, “A Programmable-Logic-Controller Based Synchronizer for Generators”, IEEE-The First International Energy Conference-IEC ‘2000, Al-Ain, UAE, May 7-9, 2000.


·        M.N. Mohandes, T.O. Halawani, A. Balghnam, M. Kassas, and S. Rehman, "Estimation for Solar Radiation on Saudi Arabia Using Radial Basic Function Neural Network", The Fifth Engineering Conference, Makkah, Vol. 2, pp 287-292, 1-4 March 1999.


·        M. Kassas and M.N. Mohandes, “Artificial Neural Networks Approach for Closed-Loop Current Control Boost dc Converter”, Submitted to the 6th International Conference on Microelectronics for Neural Networks, Evolutionary & Fuzzy Systems, IEEE-ITC, pp. 318-322, Sept. 24-26, 1997.


·        M. Kassas & M.H. Rashid, “Harmonic Study of an ac Voltage Regulator & Tap-Changer & the Effect on the Input Power Factor”, 28th North American Power Symposium, pp. 587-591, 10-12 November 1996.


·        A.R. Al-Ali, I. El-Amin, M. Kassas, & F. Al-Saif, “A Programmable SCR-Based  AC Voltage Regulator”,  1995 International IEEE/IAS Conference on Industrial Automation & Control: Emerging Technologies, Taipei, Taiwan, May 22-27, 1995, pp 524-529 .


·        M. Kassas, S. Zein, and G. E. Cook.  "Inverter Switching Patterns Using a Neural Network."  IEEE Southeastcon 92, Birmingham, AL, April 12-15, 1992, pp 642-645.


·        M. Kassas, F. M. Wells, and Bola Fashoro. "Design and Simulation of Current Regulators for Induction Motors Using The Error Magnitude Voltage Vector Correction (EMVVC)."  Seventh Annual Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, Boston, Massachusetts, February 23-28, 1992, pp. 133-138.


·        S. Zein, M. Kassas, and F. M. Wells. "A Switchable DB-PI Controller for DC-Motor Drives with Transient R Requirement."  Southeastcon '90, New Orleans, LA, April 1990.


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