Dr. Adel Merabet
Saint Mary's University
In this presentation, the research on renewable energy conversion systems, conducted by Dr. Merabet’s team at the Laboratory of Control System and Mechatronics, Division of Engineering, Saint Mary’s University, will be discussed with a focus on applications of advanced control techniques.
Control techniques include nonlinear control, predictive control, sliding mode control and control-estimation based on artificial intelligence tools. These control methods are applied in renewable energy microgrids, based on wind and solar distributed generator with storage, under normal and fault grid conditions.
Dr. Adel Merabet received the equivalent of BEng in Automatic from University of Annaba, Annaba, Algeria in 1998, the equivalent MSc in Automatic and Applied Computer from Ecole Centrale de Nantes, Nantes, France in 2002 and the Ph.D. degree in engineering from the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada, in 2007. He is an Associate Professor in the Division of Engineering, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was a Visiting Academic at the Department of Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates from 2015 to 2017. Currently, he is a Visiting Fellow, under the Tan Chin Tuan Exchange Fellowship program, at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University from May 2, 2019 to July 29, 2019. His research interests include renewable (wind-solar) energy conversion systems, energy management, advanced control systems, and smart microgrid.