Professor
C317
+962 6 4294444 Ext. 4244

Educational Background

Electrical Engineering/Virginia Polytechnic and State University
Electrical Engineering/ Jordan University of Science & Technology
Electrical Engineering/Yarmouk University
Research Interests

Modern nonlinear theory (chaos and bifurcation) of Power Systems. control and stability, Renewable energy systems, smart grid, Power electronics, and electric machine.

Selected Publications

2012 Ahmad Harb,, Souhib Harb,,"“Chaos and Bifurcation of DC-DC Buck Convertor”,",Renewable Energy Congress,,Sousse, Tunisia,,2012
2012 Ahmad Harb, Bassam Harb,,""Chaos Synchronization in Josephson Junctions"",Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism,,Vol. 25, No. 6,,2012
2012 Ahmad Harb, Nabil Ayoub,,""Nonlinear Control of Chaotic Rikitake Two-Disk Dynamo"",International Journal of Nonlinear Science,,2012
2012 Qais H. Alsafasfeh,, Ikhlas Abdel-Qader,, Ahmad M. Harb,,""Fault Classification and Localizationin Power Systems Using Fault Signatures and Principal Components Analysis"",Energy and Power Engineering,,Scientific Research, 2012.,2012
2011 Ghassan M. Tashtoush,, Ahmad M. Harb,,""Assessing Energy-Saving in JUST Facilities: A case study"",International Journal of Thermal & Environmental Engineering,,Vol. 2, No. 2, 2011.,2011
2010 Mohammad Widyan, Ahmad Harb,,""On The Effect of Turbine Governor Gain on Bifurcation of Subsynchronous resonance in Power Systems"",International Journal of Modelling and Simulation,Vol. 30, No. 3, 2010.,2010
2010 A. M. Harb, I. A. Smadi,,""Parallel Distributed Compensation Fuzzy Controller For Nonlinear Control of A Series DC Motor"",International Journal of Modelling and Simulation,,Vol. 3, No. 3, 2010.,2010
2010 Alsafasfeh, Q.,, Abdel-Qader, I.,, Harb, A.,,"“Symmetrical Pattern and PCA Based Framework for Fault Detection and Classification in Power Systems,”",Proceedings of IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference,,Normal, IL,,2010
2010 Ahmad M. Harb,, Souhib M. Harb, Issa E. Batarseh,,""Chaos and Biburcation of Voltage-Mode-Controlled Buck DC-DC Convertor with Multi Control Parameters"",International Journal of Modelling and Simulation,,Vol. 30, No. 4, 2010.,2010
2010 Mohammad Widyan, Ahmad Harb,,""On The Effect of TCSC and TCSC-Controller Gain on Bifurcation of Subsynchronous resonance in Power Systems”,",International Journal of Modelling and Simulation,,Vol. 30, No. 2, 2010,2010
2009 Ahmad M. Harb, Issam A. Smadi,,""Tracking control of DC motors via mimo nonlinear fuzzy control"",Chaos, Solitons & Fractals,,Vol. 42, Issue 2,,2009
2009 Ahmad Harb, Magdi Omari,,""Bifurcation and Chaos Theory as Applied to SSR of the IEEE Second Benchmark Model (System # 2) with the Presence of the Damper Windings"",International Journal of Modelling and Simulation,,Vol. 29, No. 1, 2009.,2009
2009 Ala Hussein, Michael Pepper,, Issa Bataresh, Ahmad Harb,,"“Solar Charging Considerations for Common Battery Chemistries”",IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference,,IEEE VPPC09,,2009
2009 Ala Al-Haj Hussein,, Michael Pepper,, Issa Batarseh,, Ahmad Harb,,"“An Efficient Solar Charging Algorithm for Different Battery Chemistries”,",International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Methods Proceedings,,p.p. 249-253, Las Vegas, NV,,2009
2008 Q. M. Qananwah;, S. R. Malkawi;, Ahmad Harb,,""Chaos Synchronization of a third-order Phase Locked Loop"",International Journal of Electronics,,1362-3060, Volume 95, Issue 8, 2008, Pages 799 – 803,2008
2008 M. Widyan, Ahmad Harb,,"“Bifurcation Analysis of Subsynchronous Resonance of the IEEE Second Benchmark Model with TCSC”,",Proceeding of Intelligent Systems and Control,,ISC,Orlando, Florida, USA,,2008
2007 Ahmad M. Harb,, Ashraf A. Zaher,, Ahmad A. Al-Qaisia, Mohammad A. Zohdy,,""Recursive Backstepping Control of Chaotic Duffing Oscillators"",Chaos, Solitons & Fractals,,Volume 34, Issue 2,,2007
2007 Ahmad Harb,, Mohammad Al-Mothafar,, Ammar Natsheh,, Issa Batarseh,,"“ Quasi-Periodicity to Period-Doubling of Parallel –Input /Parallel – Output Boost DC-DC Converter”,",Proceedings of the Ninth IASTED International Conference, Control and Applications,Montreal, Quebec, Canada.,2007
2006 Ahmad M. Harb,""Controlling Chaos in Josephson-Junction Using Nonlinear Backstepping Controller"",IEEE Transaction on Applied Superconductivity,,Vol. 16, No. 4, pages 1988-1998,,2006
2005 Ahmad M. Harb,"Application of Bifurcation Theory to Curren" Mode Controlled Parallel-Connected DC-DC Boost converters”,",International Journal of Modeling and Simulation,,Vol. 25, No. 1,,2005
2005 Ahmad Harb,, Bassam Harb,, Qasem Qananweh,,"”Intermittency from mutually-coupled autonomous third-order phase-locked loop”,",Proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh Southeastern Symposium on System Theory,,SSST05, 20-22,2005
2005 Shadi Harb,, K. Kalaldeh,, Ahmad Harb,, Issa Batarseh,,"”Interactive Java applets for power electronics E-learning”,",Power Electronics Education,,IEEE workshop,pp26-33,2005
2004 Bassam A. Harb,, Ahmad M. Harb,,"Chaos and Bifurcation in Third-Order Phase Locked Loop”,",Chaos, Solitons and Fractals,,Vol. 19, Issue 3,2004
2004 Ahmad M. Harb,"” Chaos control of third-order phase-locked loops using backstepping nonlinear controller”,",Chaos, Solitons & Fractals,, Volume 20, Issue 4,2004
2004 Ahmad M. Harb,,"”Nonlinear chaos control in a permanent magnet reluctance machine”,",Chaos, Solitons and Fractals,,Vol. 19,Issue 5,,2004
2004 Ahmad M. Harb,, M. S. Widyan,,"”Chaos and Bifurcation control of SSR in the IEEE second benchmark model”,",Chaos, Solitons & Fractals,,Vol. 21, Issue 3,,2004
2004 Ahmad M. Harb,"“ON FUZZY CONTROL OF CHAOTIC SYSTEMS”,",Journal of Vibration and Control,,10, 979-993,,2004
2004 Ahmad M. Harb,"“Galerkin-Based New Method for Analyzing Bifurcations in a Single Machine Infinite Busbar Power System",",Electric Power Components and Systems Journal,,2004
2004 Ahmad M. Harb,"“Nonlinear Control of permanent magnet stepper motors”,",Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation,,2004
2003 A. A. Al-Qaisia,, A. M. Harb,, A. A. Zaher,, M. A. Zohdy,,"“Robust Estimation-Based Control of Chaotic Behavior in an Oscillator with Inertial and Elastic Symmetric Nonlinearities”,",Journal of Vibration and Control,,Vol. 9, pp. 665-684,,2003
2003 Bassam Harb, Ahmad Harb,,"“Controlling Chaos in A Second-Order PLL in the Presence of CW Interference”",Proceedings of Applied Simulation and Modeling, ASM2003,,Marbella-Spain,2003
2003 Wajdi M. Ahmad, Ahmad M. Harb,,"“On Nonlinear Control Design for Autonomous Systems of Integer and Fractional Orders”,",Chaos, Solitons & Fractals,,Vol. 18, Issue 4,,2003
2003 Ahmad Harb, M. Widyan,,"”Modern nonlinear theory as applied to SSR of the IEEE second benchmark model”,",Proceedings of IEEE Bologna power tech. conference,,Bologna, Italy.,2003
2003 A. Harb,, W. A. Al-Hussaibi,, L. M. Khadra,,""Effects of Filtering Chaotic Signals of Power Electronic Circuit",",International journal of Modeling and Simulation,Vol. 23, No. 1,,2003
2003 Ahmad M. Harb, Nabil Abdel-Jabbar,,"” Controlling Hopf bifurcation and chaos in a small power system”,",Chaos, Solitons & Fractals,,Vol. 18, Issue 5,,2003
2002 Ahmad Harb,, Ashraf Zaher,, Mohammed Zohdy,,"“Nonlinear Recursive Chaos Control”,",Proceedings of the American Control Conference (ACC),,pp. 2251-2254,,Anchorage, Alaska,,2002
2002 Ahmad M. Harb,, Wajdi A. Ahmad,,"“Control of Chaotic Oscillators Using Nonlinear Recursive Backstepping Controllers”,",Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference, Applied Simulation and Modeling,,pp. 451-454,,Crete, Greece,,2002
2002 A. M. Harb,, A. H. Nayfeh,, L. Mili,,"``Bifurcation Control for Mitigating Subsynchronous Oscillations in Power Systems,”",Power Systems Computation Conference,,PSCC,Sevilla-Spain,2002
2002 Ahmed Harb,, Ashraf Zaher,, Mohammed Zohdy,,"“Nonlinear Recursive Chaos Control”,",Proceedings of the American Control Conference (ACC),,pp. 2251-2254,,Anchorage, Alaska,,2002
2002 Ahmad M. Harb,, Wajdi A. Ahmad,,"“Control of Chaotic Oscillators Using Nonlinear Recursive Backstepping Controllers”,",Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference, Applied Simulation and Modeling,,pp. 451-454,,Crete, Greece,,2002
2002 A. M. Harb,, A. H. Nayfeh,, L. Mili,,"``Bifurcation Control for Mitigating Subsynchronous Oscillations in Power Systems,”",Power Systems Computation Conference,,PSCC,Sevilla-Spain,2002
2001 A. M. Harb,,"“Normal Form Near the Hopf Bifurcation in Power Systems”,",Proceedings of the sixth IASTED International Conference on Power and Energy Systems,,pp. 408-412,,Rhodes-Greece,2001
2001 A. M. Harb,,"“Normal Form Near the Hopf Bifurcation in Power Systems”,",Proceedings of the sixth IASTED International Conference on Power and Energy Systems,,pp. 408-412.,Rhodes-Greece,2001
2000 A. M. Harb,, A. H. Nayfeh,, L. Mili,,"``On the Effect of Machine Saturation on Subsynchronous Oscillations in Power Systems,”",Electrical Machines and Power Systems Journal,,Vol. 28, pp.1019-1035,,2000
1998 A. H. Nayfeh,, A. M. Harb,, C-M. Chin,, A. Hamdan,, L. Mili,,"``Application of Bifurcation Theory to Subsynchronous Resonance in Power Systems,”",International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos,,Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 157-172,,1998
1998 A. M. Harb,, A. H. Nayfeh,, Anan M. Hamdan,, L. Mili,,"``A Bifurcation Analysis of Subsynchronous Oscillations in Power Systems,”",Electrical Power and System Research,,Vol. 47, Issue 1,,1998
1996 A. H. Nayfeh,, A. M. Harb,, C-M. Chin,,"“Bifurcation in a Power System Model,”",International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos,,Vol. 6, No. 3,,1996
1996 A. H. Nayfeh,, A. M. Harb,,"``Bifurcation Control of Subsynchronous Oscillations in Power Systems,”",Tunisian Scientific Society/The Network of Arab Scientists and Technologists Abroad (TSS/ASTA),,Tunisia,1996
1995 A. H. Nayfeh,, A. M. Harb,, C-M. Chin,,"``Bifurcation and Chaos in a Power System Model,”",Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS,,Seattle, Washington,,1995
1993 M. El-Metwaly,, A. M. Harb,,"``Transmission Planning using Admittance Approach and Quadratic Programming,”",Electrical Machine and Power Systems Journal,,Vol. 21,,1993