Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat Fahrioglu

Middle East Technical University - Northern Cyprus Campus
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Office: R-210
E-mail : fmurat metu.edu.tr
Phone: +(90)392 661 2928
Fax: +(90)392 661 2999

EDUCATION:

    Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 1995 - 1999.

    M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 1993 - 1994.

    B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, Michigan, USA, 1989 - 1993.


  Google Scholar Research Profile 


  Director of Renewable Energy Design and Applications Research Group (REDAR) 


  Board Member for the Commission of Renewable Energy (Ministry of Energy) 


  Faculty Spotlight of the month (an interview on my career) 

 

RESEARCH

    Power Systems Analysis

    Demand Side Management of Electricity

    Distributed Generation and Renewable Energy Sources

    Solar and Wind Energy Systems

    Electricity Markets

    Economics of Power System Security

    Application of Game Theory to Power Systems

 

METU - NCC Courses:

    EEE 201 Circuits Theory I

    EEE 209 Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

    EEE 361 Electromechanical Energy Conversion

    EEE 471 Power System Analysis I

    EEE 472 Power System Analysis II

    SEES 502 ENERGY SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY

 

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. M. Fahrioglu and F. L. Alvarado, "Designing Incentive Compatible Contracts for Effective Demand Management'', IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 1255-1260, November 2000.

  2. M. Fahrioglu and F. L. Alvarado, "Using Utility Information to Calibrate Customer Demand Management Behavior Models'', IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 317-322, May 2001.

  3. M. Fahrioglu and F. L. Alvarado, "Using Utility Information to Calibrate Customer Demand Management Behavior Models'', IEEE Power Engineering Review, Vol. 21, Issue 4, 2001.

  4. N. Nwulu, M. Fahrioglu, "Power System Demand Management Contract Design: A Comparison between Game Theory and Artificial Neural Networks", International Review on Modelling and Simulations, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 106-112, February 2011.

  5. M. Lee, H. Abdullah, J. Jofriet, D. Patel, M. Fahrioglu, "Air Temperature Effect on Temperature Distribution in Foil-Type Winding for Ventilated Dry-Type Transformers", Electric Power Systems Research, Elsevier, Volume 81, Issue 3, pp. 783-789, March 2011.

  6. N. Nwulu, M. Fahrioglu, "A Soft Computing Approach to Projecting Locational Marginal Price", Neural Computing and Applications, Volume 22, Issue 6 (2013), pp. 1115-1124, February 2012, DOI 10.1007/s00521-012-0875-8.

  7. M. Fahrioglu, F.L. Alvarado, R.H. Lasseter, T. Yong, "Supplementing Demand Management Programs with Distributed Generation Options", Electric Power Systems Research, Elsevier, Volume 84, Issue 1, pp. 195-200, March 2012.

  8. M. Fahrioglu, N. Nwulu, "Investigating a Ranking of Loads in Avoiding Potential Power System Outages", Journal of Electrical Review,ISSN 0033-2097, R. 88 NR 11a/2012.

  9. K.J. Gamage, M. Fahrioglu, "The Current Technological Status of Ground Source Heat Pump Systems and their Potential use in Northern Cyprus", International Journal of Wind and Renewable Energy,ISSN: 2277-3975, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp. 39-48, 2014.

  10. C. Sabah, M. Fahrioglu, A. Muhtaroglu, "Photovoltaic System Utilisation for Rural Areas In Northern Cyprus", Light and Engineering Journal, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 78-87, 2015.

  11. M. J. S. Zuberi, M. Fahrioglu, "Application of Hubbert Peak Theory to Stimulate Biogas Production in Pakistan", International Journal of Renewable Energy Research, Vol.5, No.1, 2015.

  12. M. Sedighi, M. Moradzadeh, O. Kukrer, M. Fahrioglu, L. Vandevelde, "Optimal Electrical Interconnection Configuration of Off-Shore Wind Farms", Journal of Clean Energy Technologies, JOCET Vol.4(1): 66-71. (DOI: 10.7763/JOCET.2016.V4.255).

  13. S.M.H. Ali, M. Fahrioglu, M.J.S. Zuberi, F.U. Qureshi, "Environmental Feasability Analysis of a Coal Fired Power Plant Project in Gaddani Pakistan", International Journal of Global Warming, 11 (4), 412-430, 2017.

  14. Z.G. Usman, S. Abbasoglu, N.T. Ersoy, M. Fahrioglu, "Transforming the Nigerian Power Sector for Sustainable Development", Energy Policy, Vol. 87, pp. 429-437, 2015.

  15. M. Fahrioglu, "Effect of demand management on regulated and deregulated electricity sectors", Energy Policy, Vol. 90, pp. 115-120, 2016.

  16. R. Samu, M. Fahrioglu, "An analysis on the potential of solar photovoltaic power", Energy Sources, Part B, pp. 1-7, June, 2017.

  17. ALG. Loiy, O. Taylan, M. Fahrioglu, "Sizing of a Photovoltaic-Wind-Oil Shale Hybrid System: Case Analysis in Jordan", Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 140 (1), Feb., 2018.

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  1. R. Samu, M. Fahrioglu, O. Taylan. “Feasibility Study of a Grid Connected Hybrid PV-Wind Power Plant in Gwanda, Zimbabwe”. HONET-ICT International International Symposium, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus, October 2016.

  2. F.U.Qureshi, M.Fahrioglu, S.M.H.Ali. “Energy for Sustainable Development in Pakistan: Energy Policy and Renewable Energy Sources”. 7th International Ege Energy Symposium & Exhibition, Usak, Turkey, June 2014. (ISBN: 978-605-61702-2-5)

  3. S.M.H.Ali, M.Fahrioglu, M.J.S.Zuberi, S.Z.Hasany, F.U.Qureshi. “An Environmental and Economic Assessment of a Coal Fired Power Plant in Pakistan”. 7th International Ege Energy Symposium & Exhibition, Usak, Turkey, June 2014. (ISBN: 978-605-61702-2-5)

  4. A.Mohiuddin, S.Z.Hasany, M.A.A.Khan, M. Fahrioglu. “Spatial Comparative Analysis of Different Renewable Energy Options In Pakistan”. 7th International Ege Energy Symposium & Exhibition, Usak, Turkey, June 2014. (ISBN: 978-605-61702-2-5)

  5. F. Ercan, M. Yenen, M. Fahrioglu, "Method and Case Study for Wind Power Assesment in Cyprus", Proceedings of YEKSEM 2013, N. Cyprus, October 2013.

  6. M. Yenen, M. Fahrioglu, "Axis Tracking Analysis of Concentrating Solar Energy Systems: A case study from Cyprus", Proceedings of YEKSEM 2013, N. Cyprus, October 2013.

  7. H. Oner, M. Fahrioglu, "An Assessment for a Prospective Company Entering Solar Energy Market In Northern Cyprus", Proceedings of YEKSEM 2013, N. Cyprus, October 2013.

  8. M. Yenen, M. Fahrioglu, "Wind and Solar Energy Assessment of Northern Cyprus", Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering, EEEIC 2013, Wroclaw, Poland, May 2013.

  9. M. J. Zuberi, M. Fahrioglu, S. Hasany and A. Tariq, "Assessment of Biomass Energy Resources Potential in Pakistan for Power Generation", Proceedings of the International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives, POWERENG-2013, Istanbul, Turkey, May 2013.

  10. M. Yenen, F. Ercan, M. Fahrioglu, "Solar Thermal System Analysis of Northern Cyprus", Proceedings of the EECS'12 7th International Symposium on Electrical and Computer Systems, Lefke, N. Cyprus, November 2012.

  11. N. Nwulu, M. Fahrioglu, "A Neural Network Model for Optimal Demand Management Contract Design", Proceedings of the EEEIC Conference, Rome, Italy, May 2011.

  12. N. Nwulu, M. Fahrioglu, "Determining Electricity Nodal Prices Using Support Vector Machines", Proceedings of the EECS'10 6th International Symposium on Electrical and Computer Systems, Lefke, N. Cyprus, November 2010.

  13. N. Nwulu, M. Fahrioglu, "Designing Optimal Demand Management Contracts Using an Artificial Neural Network", Proceedings of the ICCE-2010 10th International Conference on Clean Energy, Famagusta, N. Cyprus, September 2010.

  14. M. Fahrioglu, R. H. Lasseter, F. L. Alvarado and T. Yong, "Integrating Distributed Generation Technology into Demand Management Schemes", Proceedings of the IEEE-PES/IAS Conference on Sustainable Alternative Energy, Valencia, Spain, September 2009.

  15. M. Fahrioglu and F. L. Alvarado, "Packaging Demand Management Contracts for Deregulated Environments", Proceedings of the North American Power Symposium, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, October 2000.

  16. Murat Fahrioglu. The Design of Optimal Electric Power Demand Management Contracts. PhD dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Electrical Engineering, 1999.

  17. M. Fahrioglu and F. L. Alvarado, "On the Importance of Customer Location in Demand Management Contracts'', Proceedings of the North American Power Symposium, San Luis Obispo, California, October 1999.

  18. M. Fahrioglu and F. L. Alvarado, "Using Utility Information to Calibrate Customer Demand Management Behavior Models'', PSERC Project Report, June 1999.

  19. M. Fahrioglu and F. L. Alvarado, "Designing Cost Effective Demand Management Contracts Using Game Theory'', Proceedings of the IEEE PES Winter Meeting, New York, January 1999.

  20. M. Fahrioglu and F. L. Alvarado, "The Design of Optimal Demand Management Programs and Contracts'', Energy Center of Wisconsin Technical Report, Energy Center of Wisconsin, September 1998.

  21. M. Fahrioglu and F. L. Alvarado, "The Design of Optimal Demand Management Programs", Proceedings of the Bulk Power System Dynamics and Control IV - Restructuring, Santorini-Greece, August 1998.

  22. Electric Power Research Institute, "Analysis of Control Interactions on FACTS-Assisted Power Systems", EPRI Final Report TR-109969, January 1998. (Multi-author report, M. Fahrioglu was one of two students significantly involved in the preparation of this report.)

  23. F. L. Alvarado et al., "Impact of Network Topology on Steady State Control Interactions among Series FACTS Devices'', Proceedings of the EPRI Conf. on the Future of Power Delivery, Washington, DC, April 1996.

  24. Murat Fahrioglu. Using TCSC Devices for Optimal Economic Dispatch. MSc dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Electrical Engineering, 1994.

  25. M. Fahrioglu and F. L. Alvarado, "Using TCSC Devices for Optimal Economic Dispatch'', Proceedings of the North American Power Symposium, Manhattan, Kansas, September 1994.

 

AWARDS

Outstanding Student Paper Award (second place) in the North American Power Symposium (1999 San Luis Obispo).

Excellence in Teaching Award presented by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering. (1997)

Award for Educational Achievement for instruction in orientations for new teaching assistants and faculty. (1996)

All expenses paid scholarship from Cyprus America Scholarship Program for B.S. degree. (1989-1993)

Academic Achievement Award from Michigan State University. (1991)

 

SEMINARS

 

November 2017

Role of Renewable Energy in Environmental Protection (Keynote Speaker)

Global Congress on Renewable Energy and Environment

Antalya, Turkey

 

October 2017

Demand Side Management and Smart Grids (Keynote Speaker)

Izmir EMO Conference

 

June 2015

Demand Side Management and Smart Grids (Keynote Speaker)

University of Tuzla (Bosnia)

 

July 2013

Demand Side Management in Power Systems

Durham University (England)

 

May 2012

Industrial Experience for an Electrical Engineer

Lefke European University (Northern Cyprus)

 

 

October 2010

Electric Power System Reliability Using Energy Saving Demand Management Contracts

Kadir Has University (Turkey)

 

December 2002

Electricity Markets

University of Guelph (Canada)

 

November 2001

The Design of Optimal Electric Power Demand Management Contracts

University of Waterloo (Canada)

 

SERVICES and COMMITTEES

 

Member of Renewable Energy Board                                                2012 – Present

TRNC Ministry of Economy and Energy

 

Member of Committee for Subsea Interconnection to Turkey         2016 – Present

TRNC Ministry of Economy and Energy

 

Member of several technical committees                                          2007 – Present

Chamber of Electrical Engineers (EMO)

 

Member of several organizing committees for conferences           2010 – Present

 

Volunteer Speaker                                                                              2011 - Present

EU Info. Office events, EMO events, METU NCC organized events

 

Paper Reviewer For Following Journals

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems     

IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid     

Electric Power Systems Research     

Electric Power Components & Systems, Taylor & Francis     

Advances in Engineering Software, Elsevier     

 

Professional Activities/Memberships

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Member        

Chamber of Electrical Engineers, North Cyprus, Member