Editor-in-Chief of IRECON

Biographical note of the Editor-in-Chief:


Mohamed El Hachemi Benbouzid (S’92–M’95–SM’98) was born in Batna, Algeria, in 1968. He received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Batna, Batna, Algeria, in 1990, the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, Grenoble, France, in 1991 and 1994, respectively, and the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches degree from the University of Picardie “Jules Verne,” Amiens, France, in 2000. After receiving the Ph.D. degree, he joined the Professional Institute of Amiens, University of Picardie “Jules Verne,” where he was an Associate Professor of electrical and computer engineering. In September 2004, he joined the IUT of Brest, University of Brest, Brest, France, as a Professor of electrical engineering and co-Director of the EA 4325 LBMS Brest Lab. His main research interests and experience include analysis, design, and control of electric machines, variable-speed drives for traction, propulsion and renewable energy applications, and fault diagnosis of electric machines. Prof. Benbouzid is a Senior Member of the IEEE Power Engineering, Industrial Electronics, Industry Applications, Power Electronics, and Vehicular Technology Societies. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENERGY CONVERSION, the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, and the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE/ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS from 2006 to 2009.


Prof. Benbouzid has published more than 100 journal papers and more than 150 conference papers:

[1]    F. Mekri, S. Benelghali and M.E.H. Benbouzid“Fault-tolerant control performance comparison of three- and five-phase PMSG for marine current turbine applications,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 4, n°2, pp. 425-433, April 2013.

[2]    B. Tabbache, M.E.H. Benbouzid, A. Kheloui and J.M. Bourgeot, “Virtual sensor-based maximum likelihood voting approach for fault-tolerant control of electric vehicle powertrains,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 62, n°3, pp. 1075-1083, March 2013.

[3]    B. Tabbache, N. Rizoug, M.E.H. Benbouzid and A. Kheloui, “A control reconfiguration strategy for post-sensor FTC in induction motor-Based EVs,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 62, n°3, pp. 965-971, March 2013.

[4]    E.H. El Bouchikhi, V. Choqueuse and M.E.H. Benbouzid, “Current frequency spectral subtraction and its contribution to induction machines bearings condition monitoring,” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 28, n°1, pp. 135-144, March 2013.

[5]    Z. Zhou, M.E.H. Benbouzid, J.F. Charpentier, F. Scuiller and T. Tang, “A review of energy storage technologies for marine current energy systems,” Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 18, pp. 390-400, February 2013.

[6]    S. Benelghali, M.E.H. Benbouzid and J.F. Charpentier, “Generator systems for marine current turbine applications: A comparative study,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineeringvol. 37, n°3, pp. 554-563, July 2012.

[7]    B. Beltran, M.E.H. Benbouzid and T. Ahmed-Ali, “Second-order sliding mode control of a doubly fed induction generator driven wind turbine,” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversionvol. 27, n°2, pp. 261-269, June 2012.

[8]    V. Choqueuse, M.E.H. Benbouzid, Y. Amirat and S. Turri, “Diagnosis of three-phase electrical machines using multidimensional demodulation techniques,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronicsvol. 59, n°4, pp. 2014-2023, April 2012.

[9]    F. Khoucha, M.S. Lagoun, A. Kheloui and M.E.H. BenbouzidA comparison of symmetrical and asymmetrical three-phase H-bridge multilevel inverter for DTC induction motor drives,” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 26, n°1, pp. 64-72, March 2011.

[10] B. Tabbache, A. Kheloui and M.E.H. BenbouzidAn adaptive electric differential for electric vehicles motion stabilization,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 60, n°1, pp. 104-110, January 2011.

[11] S. Benelghali, M.E.H. Benbouzid, J.F. Charpentier, T. Ahmed-Ali and I. Munteanu, Experimental validation of a marine current turbine simulator: Application to a PMSG-based system second-order sliding mode control,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 58, n°1, pp. 118-126, January in 2011.

[12] S. Benelghali, M.E.H. Benbouzid, T. Ahmed-Ali and J.F. Charpentier, High-order sliding mode control of a marine current turbinedriven doubly-fed induction generator,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol. 35, n°2, pp. 402-411, April 2010.

[13] F. Khoucha, S.M. Lagoun, K. Marouani, A. Kheloui and M.E.H. BenbouzidHybrid cascaded H-bridge multilevel inverter induction motor drive direct torque control for automotive applications,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 57, n°3, pp. 892-899, March 2010.

[14] S. Benelghali, M.E.H. Benbouzid, and J.F. Charpentier, Modeling and control of a marine current turbine driven doubly-fed induction generator,” IET Renewable Power Generation, vol. 4, n°1, pp. 1-11, January 2010.

[15] Y. Amirat, M.E.H. Benbouzid, E. Al-Ahmar, B. Bensaker and S. Turri, “A brief status on condition monitoring and fault diagnosis in wind energy conversion systems,” Elsevier Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 3, n°9, pp. 2629-2636, December 2009.

[16] B. Beltran, T. Ahmed-Ali and M.E.H. Benbouzid, “High-order sliding mode control of variable speed wind turbines,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 56, n°9, pp. 3314-3321, September 2009.

[17] I.Y. Önel and M.E.H. Benbouzid, “Induction motor bearing failures detection and diagnosis using a RBF ANN Park pattern based method,” International Review of Electrical Engineering, vol. 3, n°1, pp. 159-165, January-February 2008.

[18] C. Delpha, D. Diallo, M.E.H. Benbouzid, and C. Marchand, “Application of classification methods in fault detection and diagnosis of inverter fed induction machine drive: a trend towards reliability,” European Physical Journal – Applied Physics, vol. 43, pp. 245-251, 2008.

[19] B. Beltran, T. Ahmed-Ali and M.E.H. Benbouzid, “Sliding mode power control of variable-speed wind energy conversion systems,” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 23, n°2, pp. 551-558, June 2008.

[20] A. Haddoun, M.E.H. Benbouzid and D. Diallo, “Modeling, analysis, and neural network control of an EV electrical differential,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 55, n°6, pp. 2286-2294, June 2008.

[21] I.Y. Önel and M.E.H. Benbouzid, “Induction motor bearing failure detection and diagnosis: Park and Concordia transform approaches comparative study,” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 13, n°2, pp. 257-262, April 2008.

[22] F. Zidani, D. Diallo, M.E.H. Benbouzid and R. Naït Saïd, “A fuzzy-based approach for the diagnosis of fault modes in a voltage-fed PWM inverter induction motor drive,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 55, n°2, pp. 586-596, February 2008.

[23] S.E. Ben Elghali, R. Balme, K. Le Saux, M.E.H. Benbouzid, J.F. Charpentier and F. Hauville, “A simulation model for the evaluation of the electrical power potential harnessed by a marine current turbine,” IEEE Journal on Oceanic Engineering, vol. 32, n°4, pp. 786-797, October 2007.

[24] M.E.H. Benbouzid, D. Diallo and M. Zeraoulia, “Advanced fault-tolerant control of induction-motor drives for EV/HEV traction applications: From conventional to modern and intelligent control techniques,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 56, n°2, pp. 519-528, March 2007.

[25] A. Haddoun, M.E.H. Benbouzid and D. Diallo, “A loss-minimization DTC scheme for EV induction motors,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 56, n°1, pp. 81-88, January 2007.

[26] M. ZeraouliaM.E.H. Benbouzid and D. Diallo, “Electric motor drive selection issues for HEV propulsion systems: A comparative study,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 55, n°6, pp. 1756-1764, November 2006.

[27] F. Zidani, D. Diallo and M.E.H. Benbouzid, “Direct torque control of induction motor with fuzzy stator resistance adaptation,” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 21, n°2, pp. 619-621, June 2006.

[28] D. Diallo, M.E.H. Benbouzid, D. Hamad and X. Pierre, “Fault detection and diagnosis in an induction machine drive: A pattern recognition approach based on Concordia stator mean current vector,” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 20, n°3, pp. 512-519, September 2005.

[29] D. Diallo, M.E.H. Benbouzid and A. Makouf, “A fault-tolerant control architecture for induction motor drives in automotive applications,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 53, n°6, pp. 1847-1855, November 2004.

[30] M. Kadjoudj, M.E.H. Benbouzid, C. Ghennaï and D. Diallo, “A Robust hybrid current control for permanent magnet synchronous motor drive,” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 19, n°1, pp. 109-115, March 2004.

[31] A. Makouf, M.E.H. Benbouzid, D. Diallo and N.E. Bouguechal, “A practical scheme for induction motor speed sensorless field oriented control,” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 19, n°1, pp. 230-231, March 2004.


Senior Member 1998 Class.

Member of the IEEE Power Engineering Society, Industrial Electronics Society, Power Electronics Society and the Industry Applications Society.

Member of the Vehicular Power Propulsion Committee (VPPC) of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society from 2004.

Member of the IEEE Transportation Electronics Fellowship of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society from 2006.

Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy from 2012.

Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion from 2006.

Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics from 2006.

Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology from 2006.

Associate Editor of the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics from 2006-2009.

Chair of the First IEEE International Conference on Green Engineering to be held in March 2014 in Sfax (Tunisia).

Member of the Steering or Program Committee of the following IEEE Conferences: IEEE VPPC – Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (from 2004), IEEE IEMDC – International Electric Machines and Drives Conference (2009), POWERENG – International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives (2009), IPEC – International Power Electronics Conference (2010).

Conference Special Sessions and Journal Special Issues organization:

-- IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology Special Section on Condition Monitoring and Fault Accommodation in Electric and Hybrid Propulsion Systems (to be published in March 2013).

-- IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy Special Issue on Marine Renewable Energy Converters: From Modeling and Design to Control and Monitoring (to be launched in 2013).

-- IEEE ISIE 2012 Special Session on Electric Generator Design, Power Electronics and Control Systems for Marine Tidal and Wave Energy Converters.

-- IEEE IECON 2012 Special Session on Advanced Signal Processing Techniques for Fault Detection and Diagnosis of Electromechanical Systems.

-- IEEE IECON 2012 Special Session on Wind Turbine Modeling, Identification, Control, and Fault Diagnosis.

-- IEEE ISIE 2011 Special Session on Fault-Tolerant Control Drive Systems.

-- IEEE IEMDC 2007 Special Session on Electromechanical Energy Converters for Renewable Energy Harvesting.

-- IEEE VPP 2004 Special Session on Motor Drive Control in Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles.


Member of the IFAC Technical Committee “TC-6.3. Power Plants and Power Systems” (from 2005).

Member of the Editorial Board of the following International Journals:

-- International Journal of Automotive Technology (IJAT),

-- International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems (IJEEPS),

-- The International Review of Electrical Engineering (IREE),

-- The International Review on Modelling and Simulations (IREMOS),

-- The International Review on Engineering Applications (IREA).

In France:

-- Member-Elect of the National University Council from 2007 until now.

-- Deputy Director of the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Laboratory of the University of Brest.

-- Supervisor of 10-current PhD Thesis.

-- Expert within the French Research Evaluation Agency (AERES).

Expert for the Algerian Government (Research and Development Agency).

Expert for the ATSF (Arab Science & Technology Foundation).

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