M. A. Rahman

Professor and University Research Professor

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

St. John's, NL


A1B 3X5

Telephone: (709) 737-8936

Fax: (709) 737-4042


Email address: rahman@engr.mun.ca  

URL:  http://www.engr.mun.ca

Key words:

Electric machinery, Power electronics, Transformers, Motor drives, Protection

Unlisted key words:  Permanent Magnet (PM) Motors,  PM Generators,  Hysteresis motors,  Bearingless Drives,  Intelligent controllers,  Power system operation and grounding and electric railway.

Research description:

·  Design, development and applications of permanent magnet motors,

·  Artificial Neural Network,

·  Fuzzy Logic and Genetic Algorithms based controllers for interior permanent magnet (IPM) and induction motors,

·  Bearingless motors,

·  Protection of power transformers using Wavelet packet transforms.

Laboratory facilities:

The Power Research Laboratory at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada has excellent laboratory and research facilities to carry out both theoretical and experimental research on power system analysis, power electronics, motor drives,power system ptrotection, wind and distributed energy systems and state-of-the art in-house research library. These facilities have been supported by the Natural Science and Engineering Research council of Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, Newfoundland Power and the University over the past 30 years. Presently four (Rahman, Quaicoe, Jeyasurya and Iqbal) full time Faculty members use the power research laboratory facilities.

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