Mahmoud Dhimish

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Postal codeYO10 5DD
CountryUnited Kingdom
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  • Electronic Engineering
    University of York
    YO10 5DD

Phone: (01904) 323892

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Dr. Mahmoud Dhimish

Lecturer in Electrical Engineering


Dr Mahmoud Dhimish received an M.Sc. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering (Distinction) from the University of Huddersfield in 2016 and a Ph.D. in Renewable Energy from the same University in 2018. From 2018 to August 2021, he worked as Senior Lecturer in Electronics and Control Engineering and was the Head of Photovoltaic Laboratory at the University of Huddersfield. From September 2021, he joined the Department of Electronic Engineering at York University as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Electrical Engineering, working on developing cutting-edge research in the area of photovoltaics/renewables and power electronics. In November 2020, Dr Mahmoud Dhimish was named one of the top 15 young scientists in Great Britain, according to a leading index of scientific academics published by Stanford University. He is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Employment History

  • Sept. 2021 - present: Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Electrical Engineering, Department of Electronic Engineering, University of York.
  • June 2020 - August 2021: Course leader for Electronic Engineering BEng(Hons), Electronic and Electrical Engineering BEng(Hons), Electronic Engineering and Computer Systems BEng(Hons), School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield.
  • Nov. 2019 – August 2021: Senior Lecturer in Electronics and Control Engineering, School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield.
  • May 2018 – Oct. 2019: Lecturer in Electronics and Control Engineering, School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield.
  • April 2016 – April 2018: Lecturer in Computing and Engineering, Study Group, International Study Centre (ISC), University of Huddersfield.
  • Dec. 2017 – April 2018: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, project title: “Digital Two-way Inhalation/Exhalation profile recorder for airway disease self-training and management to help patients achieve optimal inhalation manoeuvres”. School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield.
  • Jan. 2016 – Dec. 2016: Research Collaborator, project title: “PV output power enhancement using new intelligent PV configurations”. School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Leeds University.

Research interests

reas of Research and Expertise:

1) Photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems:

  • Simulation: MATLAB, LabVIEW, SOLARGIS, PVsyst.
  • Installations: Rooftop, Façade.
  • Reliability analysis: Fault detection, Hot-spots (thermal imaging), microcracks (EL, PL, and electron microscopy).
  • Monitoring: Internet of Things (IoT), Big data analysis, High-performance computing (HPC), Statistics.

 2) Power Electronics:

  • Dc-Dc converters design and integration with renewables (PV and Wind).
  • Microinverters design and implementation.
  • Reliability analysis of converters/inverters and power electronics devices. Including lifetime prediction and degradation analysis.

 3) Artificial Intelligence (AI):

  • I have active research on deploying state-of-the-art AI models (i.e., ANN, Fuzzy logic system, and deep learning) for PV fault detection and classification.
  • Forecasting PV output power using AI techniques.


Our Latest (updated September 2021) work:

We have invented a new power electronics device to reduce the temperature of PV hotspots. The thermal cycle of a solar cell is shown below. It nearly takes 4 minutes to achieve the hotspots' recovery.


We have also discovered the not all cracks in solar cells can develop hotspots,