Prof Syed Islam

Name Prof Syed Islam  
Position titleAssociate Deputy Vice-Chancellor
(Research and Innovation)
Campus Mt Helen
Room Y116
Phone +613 532 8534

Short biography

Professor Syed Mofizul Islam received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh in 1979, the M.Sc. and PhD degree in electrical power engineering from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, in 1983, and 1988 respectively.

He is currently Associate Deupty Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at Federation University Australia. Prior to joining Federation University, he was the John Curtin Distinguished Professor in Electrical Power Engineering and the Director of Centre for Smart Grid and Sustainable Power Systems at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. He received the Dean’s medallion for research at Curtin University in 1999. He received the IEEE T Burke Haye’s Faculty Recognition award in 2000. He received the Curtin University inaugural award for Research Development in 2012. He received the Sir John Madsen medal in 2011 and 2014 for best electrical engineering paper in Australia. He has published over 270 technical papers in his area of expertise. His research interests are in Condition Monitoring of Transformers, Wind Energy Conversion, and Smart Power Systems. He has been a keynote speaker and invited speaker at many international workshops and conferences. He has been a Visiting Professor at Shanghai University of Electrical Power and Xian Jiatong University, China.

Prof Islam was also the Dean International for the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Curtin University (2011-2018). He is a member of the steering committee of the Australian Power Institute and a member of the WA EESA board. He is a Fellow of the Engineers Australia, a Senior Member of the IEEE IAS, PES and DEIS, a Fellow of the IET and a chartered engineer in the United Kingdom and a chartered professional Engineer in Australia. He is a founding Editor of the IEEE Transaction on Sustainable Energy and an Associate Editor of the IET Renewable Power Generation. He was the Guest Editor in Chief for the IEEE Transaction on Sustainable Energy special issue on Variable Power Generation Integration into Grid.

Professor Islam has extensive experience in international collaboration in both education and research with institutes and researchers in China and other countries.