Elham B. Makram is a South Carolina Distinguished Professor of Power Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. from Iowa State University in 1978 and 1981, respectively. She had 11 years of industrial experience as an engineer in power system planning in Assiut, Egypt and a Senior Project Engineer at Siemens-Allis, Inc. in Raleigh, N.C. From 1983 to 1985 she was an Assistant Professor at North Carolina A & T State University. From 1985 to present she has been involved in teaching and research at Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. She is the recipient of the 1991 Clemson University Alumni Award for outstanding achievement in research, the 1992 NSF Faculty Award for Women Scientists and Engineers, and the 1993 distinguished engineering educator award from the Society of Women in Engineering. She also received the 2012 Ralph D. Elliott award for outstanding service for off-campus, distance and continuing education and the 2014 IEEE/T&D for outstanding contribution in education. She developed the certificate power program to include renewable energy resources that has recently been funded by the DOE. She is a registered professional engineer in the state of South Carolina. Dr. Makram is a Fellow member of IEEE, a member of ASEE, CIGRE and Sigma Xi. She has published numerous technical papers in modeling and simulation of machines and transformers, fault analysis, renewable energy, power system education and power system analysis (balanced and unbalanced) in the presence of harmonics and distortion.
- Effects of PHEVs in Unbalanced Microgrid:Modeling and analysis of microgrids with integrated renewable energy sources, focusing on the effects of increased PHEV penetration in the microgrid. Power quality effects and fault responses to be studied.
- Transient Analysis of Distributed Generation during Islanding: The effects of faults, switching, and islanding on distribution system with integrated renewable resources are studied. The primary focus is to study the transient interactions between disturbances and the DG in the distribution system.
- Transient Stability Constrained OPF with Wind Power Penetration:A Transient Stability Constrained Optimal Power Flow (OPF) will be developed as a multi-phase program that takes the transient stability and the impact of wind farm penetration in to account as constraints.
- Impact of Wind Penetration on Conventional Transmission Line Impedance-Based Fault Location Methods:Wind generation of various generator types is studied to evaluate the influence of the wind generator on the effectiveness of conventional impedance-based fault location methods.
- Synchrophasor-Based Wide-Area Monitoring and Special Protection Schemes:A wide-area monitoring and special protection scheme is developed using synchrophasor measurements as the primary inputs. The scheme is designed to be able to quickly identify and estimate the size of a disturbance and select appropriate corrective action to request from available system controls.
- Offshore Wind Farm Impact on Switching Transient:The effects of offshore wind farms on an existing power system are studied, starting with the steady-state effects on the system power flow and operational constraints, followed by the transient effects of switching and faults
- Contingency Analysis Using Synchrophasor Measurements
- Sensitivity Constrained PMU Placement