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Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics Solar Cells Solar Cells Crack detection using Non-Linear Wave Modulation Spectroscopy Integration of advanced photovoltaic technology to the railway trains (PV-Trains) Improving short-range weather forecasting using machine learning techniques

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Dr Mahmoud Dhimish is a Senior Lecturer in Electronics and Control Engineering at the University of Huddersfield, UK. He graduated with MSc. in Electronics and Communication Engineering (Distinction) from the University of Huddersfield. Following this, he gained a PhD entitled “Fault Detection and Performance Analysis of Photovoltaic Installations” also from the University of Huddersfield.

  • Nov. 2019 – present: Senior Lecturer in Electronics and Control Engineering, School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield.
  • May 2018 – Oct. 2019: Lecturer in Electronics and Control Engineering, School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield.
  • April 2016 – April 2018: Lecturer in Computing and Engineering, Study Group, International Study Centre (ISC), University of Huddersfield.
  • Dec. 2017 – April 2018: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, project title: “Digital Two-way Inhalation/Exhalation profile recorder for airway disease self-training and management to help patients achieve optimal inhalation manoeuvres”. School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield.
  • Jan. 2016 – Dec. 2016: Research Collaborator, project title: “PV output power enhancement using new intelligent PV configurations”. School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Leeds University.

Research Expertise and Interests

Areas of Research and Expertise:

[1].   Photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems:

  • Simulation: MATLAB, LabVIEW, SOLARGIS, PVsyst
  • Installations: Rooftop, Façade
  • Reliability analysis: Fault detection, Hot-spots, Micro-cracks
  • Monitoring: Internet of Things (IoT), Big data analysis, High-performance computing (HPC), Statistics

[2].   Prediction, forecasting and data analysis techniques:

  • Machine learning
  • Artificial neural networks
  • Neuro-fuzzy methods
  • Self-organizing maps

[3].   Sensitivity, risk and uncertainty analysis:

  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • First-order reliability analysis
  • Set-to-set mapping

[4].   Climatology:

  • Global warming
  • Remote sensing and data assimilation
  • Climate modelling using artificial neural networks and probabilistic methods



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Research Expertise and Interests

  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Photovoltaics
  • Wind Energy
  • Solar Energy
  • Artificial Intellegence
  • Machine Learning
  • Fault Detection
  • Reliability Analysis
  • Defect Characterisation
  • Probabilistic Modelling
  • Data Classification
  • Microtechnology
  • Nanotechnology

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Research Output 2016 2020

  • 32 Article
  • 6 Conference contribution
1 Citation (Scopus)

Current limiter circuit to avoid photovoltaic mismatch conditions including hot-spots and shading

Dhimish, M. & Badran, G., 1 Jan 2020, In : Renewable Energy. 145, p. 2201-2216 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Networks (circuits)
Operational amplifiers
Circuit simulation
Power generation
2 Citations (Scopus)
Solar cells
Silicon solar cells
3 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Electric potential
Hot Temperature
4 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Solar cells
Electric potential
3 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Crystalline materials

Activities 2016 2019

Electronics (Switzerland) (Journal)

Mahmoud Dhimish (Editor)
14 Nov 2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

forecasting (Journal)

Mahmoud Dhimish (Editor)
26 Sep 201930 Sep 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

AI-based photovoltaic fault detection algorithm

Mahmoud Dhimish (Invited speaker)
25 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Electronics (Switzerland) (Journal)

Mahmoud Dhimish (Editor)
30 Aug 201931 May 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work


Mahmoud Dhimish (Examiner)
19 Aug 2019

Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination