Mahmoud Dhimish


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

  • May 2018 – Present: 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 maneuvers”. 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
  • Neurofuzzy 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 modeling using artificial neural networks and probabilistic methods







  • Photovoltaics
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Defect characterisation
  • Theoretical Analysis of Luminescence data
  • Solar Cell Manufacturing Issues
  • Data Classification
  • Probabilistic Modelling
  • Reliability
  • Artificial Intellegence
  • Materials
  • Solar Cells
  • Solar Energy
  • Spectroscopy
  • Microtechnology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Machine Learning

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Research Output 2016 2019

  • 19 Article
  • 6 Conference contribution

BESS Techno-economic challenges to support wind energy: Mind mapping and correlation matrix

Attya, A., Dhimish, M. & Schofield, N., 21 May 2018, (Accepted/In press) 8th IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe. IEEE

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Energy storage
Wind power
Open Access
Crystalline materials
10 Citations

Comparing Mamdani Sugeno Fuzzy Logic and RBF ANN Network for PV Fault Detection

Dhimish, M., Holmes, V., Mehrdadi, B. & Dales, M., Mar 2018, In : Renewable Energy. 117, p. 257-274 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Fault detection
Fuzzy logic
Neural networks
Fuzzy systems
Membership functions
1 Citations
Open Access
Solar cells

Evaluating Power Loss and Performance Ratio of Hot-Spotted Photovoltaic Modules

Dhimish, M., Mather, P. & Holmes, V., Dec 2018, In : IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices. 65, 12, p. 5419-5427 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Solar cells
Probability density function

Activities 2016 2018

IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs (Journal)

Mahmoud Dhimish (Reviewer)
2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

Global Trends in Management, IT and Governance in an e-World International Conference (Event)

Mahmoud Dhimish (Member)
1 Dec 201815 May 2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

International Conference on Energy and Sustainability in Small Developing Economies (Event)

Mahmoud Dhimish (Member)
9 Jul 201812 Sep 2018

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Emerging Technology Conference

Mahmoud Dhimish (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...