Semaan Wadih Georges
 
 
Faculty of Engineering

Professor
Phone: +961-9-218950 (ext. 2172)
E mail: sgeorges@ndu.edu.lb

 
   
 
  Profile
Education
Publications



Semaan Wadih Georges worked on various research projects for Hydro Québec, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Electricité de France, and the Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research.  His research contributions include the design of a grounding system for a complete high voltage power system located in a rocky soil with high soil resistivity and skirting the Atlantic Ocean, Modeling and Algorithms Developing, to determine the fundamental parameters of the synchronous machines and simulation with EMTP (Electro Magnetic Transient Program).   Also, he worked on several research projects in power electronics, electric power quality, design and implementation of   active filters.
Dr. Semaan Georges joined Notre Dame University in October 2001.  He is currently an associate professor at the department of Electrical Computer and Communication Engineering and the coordinator of the CCE program in North Lebanon Campus.  His research interests are in grounding systems for high voltage power systems, power electronics, renewable energy and signal processing.

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Ecole de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal, Canada, 2001.

M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada, 1995.

B.Sc. in
Electrical Engineering, The Higher Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Sofia, 1989.

Refereed Journal Articles

Slaoui, F. H., Georges, S., and Erchiqui, F. (2012) Soil Parameter Estimation in a Vertical N-Layer Structure Using the Inversion Method.  Journal of Electrical and Control Engineering, Vol. 2, Iss. 4, pp. 13–19.

Kanaan, H.Y., Georges, S, Al-Haddad, K. and Mougharbel, I. (2011) Design, Modeling, Control and Simulation of a Three-Phase DC-DC Converter for High Currents Applications. IET Power Electronics Journal, ISSN 1755-4535, Vol. 4(4), pp.424-434.

Mohanna, Y., Bazzi, O., Zaiour, A., Alaeddine, A., Georges, S.,  and Slaoui, F. (2010) Environmental Non-speech Sound Recognition Using Hidden Markov Model. Case study: Glass Break sounds. The International Review on Computers and Software (IRECOS), ISSN 1828-6003, Vol. 5(2).

Slaoui, F.H., Georges, S., Lagace, P.G. and Mhanna, Y. (2009) New Inversion Method for Soil Parameters Estimation in a Horizontal n-layer Structure.  The International Review of Electrical Engineering, ISSN 1827-66601, Vol. 4 (2).

Jaber, R., Georges, S., and Nassar, E. (2008) Optimal Power Flow Solution of the Lebanese Power System.  Palma Journal, Vol. 10, (1), pp 5–10.

Eid, R., Georges, S., and Jabr, R. (2008) Improved Fast Decoupled Power Flow. Palma Journal, Vol. 10 (1), pp. 17–22.

Georges, S., Kanaan, H.Y., Hayek, A., and Al-Haddad, K. (2006) Modeling, Simulation and Control Design of a PWM Three-Phase Four-Wire Shunt Active Power Filter for a 60kW Industrial Load. The International Review of Electrical Engineering, August, pp. 443 – 451

Kandil, N., Wamkeue, R., Saad, M., and Georges, S. (2006) An efficient approach for short term load forecasting using artificial neural networks. The International Journal ofElectrical Power & Energy Systems, Vol. 28 (8), October, pp 525–530.

Slaoui F., Georges. S., Lagacé P. J., Do X. D. (2003) The Inverse Problem of Sclumberger Resistivity Sounding Measurements by Ridge Regression. The Journal of Electric Power Systems Research, August, pp. 109-114.

Conference Proceedings

Hajje, P., Kanbar, N. and Georges, S. (2012) Case Study of Using LED Lamps As Energy Efficient Components.  The International Conference on Renewable Energies for Developing Countries (REDEC 2012), Beirut, Lebanon.

Mougharbel, I., Chehab, Z.,  Georges, S. (2012) Simulation of a Hybrid Renewable Energy System in Rural Regions.  Proceedings of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Conference (IECON 2012), Montreal, Canada.

Keyrouz, F., Hamad, M. and Georges, S. (2012) Bayesian Fusion for Maximum Power Output in Hybrid Wind-Solar Systems.  The 3rd International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG), Denmark.

Slaoui, F.H., Georges, S.,  and Erchiqui, F. (2011) Interpretation of Resistivity Sounding Data for Multi-Layer Vertical Earth Model.  21st International Conference on Systems Engineering (ICSEng 2011), Las Vegas, USA.

Georges, S, and Slaoui, F. H. (2011) Case Study of Hybrid Wind-Solar Power Systems for Street Lighting.  21st International Conference on Systems Engineering (ICSEng 2011), Las Vegas, USA.

Keyrouz, F. and Georges, S. (2011) Efficient Mutidimensional Maximum Power Point Tracking Using Bayesian Fusion.  The 2nd International Conference on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems (EPECS’11), Sharjah, UAE.

Sawma, E., Zeitoun, B., Harmouche, N., Georges, S., Hamad, M., and Slaoui, F.H. (2010) Electromagnetic Induction in Pipelines Due to Overhead High Voltage Power Lines.  The IEEE 2010 International Conference on Power System Technology (POWERCON2010), China.

Mougharbel, I, Assaf, P., Kanaan, H. and Georges, S. (2010) Voltage and Frequency Regulation in an Isolated Power Network Supplied with Wind Energy.  Fifth International Conference and Exhibition on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies (EVER'10), Monte-Carlo, Monaco.

Slaoui, F. H. and Georges, S. (2010) Calculation of the Apparent Resistivity in Vertically Multilayered Soil Models.  The International Conference of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED 2010), Edmonton, Canada.

Kanaan, H.Y., Georges, S., Mougharbel, I, Mendalek, N. and Nicolas, T. (2009) Modeling, Control and Simulation of a High-Current DC-DC Converter for Fuel Cell Applications. International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ’09), Spain.

Tobji, R., Merheb, C., Georges, S., and Mitri, G. (2009) A Numerical Technique for Parameters extraction of a p-n Junction Diode in the Presence of Parasitic Resistance. International Conference on Advances in Computational Tools for Engineering Applications (ACTEA’09), NDU-Louaize, Lebanon.

Bougahrios, P.M, Habib, C., Georges, S. and Hamad, M. (2009) Managing and Monitoring House Visits with Home Visitor Logger. International Conference on Advances in Computational Tools for Engineering Applications(ACTEA’09), NDU-Louaize, Lebanon.

Kanaan, H.Y., Georges, S., Mendalek, N., Hayek, A. and Al-Haddad, K. (2008) A Linear Decoupling Control for a PWM Three-Phase Four wire Shunt Active Power Filter. The IEEE Proceedings of the 14th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference, Ajaccio, France, May.

El Hassan, B., El Moucary, C., Georges, S. (2008) Robust Watermarking Based on an Enhanced LSB-Substitution Method for Medical Applications. IMCL 2008 (Third International Conference on Interactive Mobile and Computer Aided Learning), 16-18 April, Amman-Jordan.

Kanaan, H.Y., Georges, S., Hayek, A. and Al-Haddad, K. (2007) Frequency-domain Small-Signal Modeling of a Three-Phase four-wire Shunt Active Power Filter. The Proceedings of the IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS 2007) August, Montreal, Canada.

Taok, A., Kandil, N., Affes S. and Georges, S. (2007) Fingerprinting Localization Using Ultra-Wideband and Neural-Networks. The IEEE Proceedings of the International Symposium on Signals, Systems, and Electronics (ISSSE 2007) August, Montréal.

Kanaan, H.Y., Georges, S., Hayek, A. and Al-Haddad, K. (2006) Modeling and Comparative Evaluation of Control Techniques Applied to a PWM Three-Phase Four-Wire Shunt Active Power . The Proceedings of the 1st IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA 2006), May, Singapore.

Kanaan, H.Y., Georges, S., Hayek, A. and Al-Haddad, K. (2006) Switching-Functions Based Modeling, Simulation and Simple Control Design of a Three-Phase Four-Wire Shunt Active Power Filter for a 60kW Industrial Load. The Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2006), April, Clontarf Castle, Dublin, Ireland.

Kandil, N., Georges, S. and Saad, M. (2006) Rapid Power System Transient Stability Limit Search Using Signal Energy and Neural Networks. The IEEE Proceedings of the International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, Montreal, Canada.

Georges, S. (2004) Automatic Speech Recognition Using MATLAB, The Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Circuits, Signals and Systems, November 28– December 1,  Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA, pp 40 – 43.

Georges. S., Slaoui F., Lagacé P. J., Do X. D. & Fortin J., (2003) Practical Case Study for Evaluating Grounding System Impedance of Near Salt Water Electric Power Installation", The Proceedings of the IEEE Power Engineering Society 2003 Summer Meeting, July, Toronto, Canada.

Georges. S., Slaoui F., Lagacé P. J., Do X. D. (2001) Fast Processing of Resistivity Sounding Measurements of N-Layer Soil. IEEE Power Engineering Society, the Summer Meeting, July, Vancouver, Canada.

Georges. S., Slaoui F., Lagacé P. J., Do X. D. & Fortin J. (1999) Evaluation of the Effect of Salt Water and a Counterpoise on the Voltage Profile of a HV Power Transmission Line Grounding System in a Two Layer With High Resitivity Soil. The Proceedings of the IEEE Power Engineering Society 1999 Summer Meeting, July, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. pp. 1016-1021.

Slaoui F., Georges. S., Lagacé P. J., Do X. D. & Fortin J. (1999) Interpretation des mesures de résistivité dans un sol multicouche. Troisième conférence internationale sur l’automatisation industrielle, June, Montréal, Canada.

Georges. S., Slaoui F., Lagacé P. J., Lavoie M. & Do X. D. (1997) Behavior of Neutral Impedance of a Power Transmission Line in Two Layer Soil Using Superconductive Return Plane in the Earth. The Proceedings of the Fourth IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits & Systems, December, Cairo, Egypt, pp. 410 - 415.