BengiaminNagy Bengiamin
Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator
Ph.D.

Email:bengiami@csufresno.edu

Office: Engineering East 276

Phone: (559) 278-8339

MailingAddress:2320 E. San Ramon Ave., MS/EE 94, Fresno, CA 93740-8030

LinkedInProfile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nagy-bengiamin-a0946625

Spring 2017 Office Hours: Monday: 3:30-4:30pm; Tuesday: 1pm-2pm; Wednesday: 4pm-5pm

More Information about Dr. Bengiamin:

Curriculum Focus:

  • Power Systems Generation, Distribution, and Protection
  • Power Electronics
  • Control Systems
  • Robotics
  • Signals and Systems
  • Instrumentation and control
  • Programmable Logic Controllers

Education:

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, The University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 1979
  • M.Eng., Systems Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 1976
  • B.S., Applied Mathematics, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, 1974
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, 1971

Grants, Honors, and Awards:

  • Excellence in Teaching Provost’s Award, 2008-2009 (California State University Fresno)

Industry Experience:

  • 2005 (summer) NASA Fellow, Dryden Flight Research Laboratory, Edwards, California. Conducted research on the design of control systems for a heat test chamber.
  • 1991 and 1992 (summers) US Army Corps of Engineers, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, Champaign, IL. Completed a project on computer methods for analysis of power networks at Army installations,
  • 1987 - 1989 Retained consultant; Onan/Cummins Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Full time during summer and part time during academic year.)
  • 1987 (summer) NASA Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California                
  • 1984 - 1985 Consultant, Neppel Engineering, Grand Forks, ND

Membership & Professional Affiliations:

  • Senior Member of IEEE

Publications:

Published Journal Papers & Book Chapters

"Matlab/Simulink Simulation of Arc Faulta,” Amir Khan and Nagy Bengiamin,International Journal of Engineering Research and Innovation (IJERI), V8, N2, Fall/Winter 2016. (http://ijeri.org/IJERI-Archives/issues/fall2016/X__IJERI%20fall%202016%20v8%20n2%20(PDW-1).pdf#page=25)

“A Novel Approach to Arc Flash Mitigation Using Passive Filters,” Amir Khan and Nagy Bengiamin, IEEEXplore, 2016. (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7806179/)

"Efficient Drives for Single-Phase AC Motors – Analysis and Applications,” Juan Gallego-Calderon and Nagy Bengiamin, submitted to the International Journal of Modern Engineering (IJME), Vol. 13, Number 2, ISSN: 2157-8052, June 2013, pp. 25-33.

"Modeling and Characterization of DC-DC Converters Using Matlab Tools”, Sven Fagerstrom and Nagy Bengiamin, Book Chapter #7, MATLAB - A Fundamental Tool for Scientific Computing and Engineering Applications - Volume 1, ISBN 978-953-51-0750-7, edited by Vasilios N. Katsikis, InTech, 2012.

“SLO-Based Grading Makes Assessment an Integral Part of Teaching”, Nagy Bengiamin and Christina Leimer, Assessment Update, September-October 2012, Volume 24, Number 5, ISBN 978-1-118-54483-9. © Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

N.N. Bengiamin and C. Jensen, “Modeling and Control of Engines - A Case Study,” International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 19, No. 3, 1999, pp.305-311.

N.N. Bengiamin, N.N., et. al., The Development of an Undergraduate Distance Learning Engineering Degree for Industry, Journal of Engineering Education, July 1998, pp. 277-282.3.   

N.K Swain and N.N. Bengiamin, "Multistage Capacitor Switching: An Analytical Approach," Electric Power Systems Research, vol. EPS036/2, 1996, pp.91-98.

A.R. Miles and N.N. Bengiamin, "The Design of Switched Eddy‑Current Ironless Motors," IEEE Transactions on  Magnetics, vol. 31, No. 6, November 1995.

N. N. Bengiamin, C. A. Jensen, and H. McMahon, "PC‑Based Fault Finder", IEEE Computer Applications in Power (CAP) Magazine, July, 1993.

N.N. Bengiamin and F Holcomb, "PC‑Based Power Systems Software: Comparing Functions and Features", IEEE Computer Applications in Power (CAP) Magazine, January 1992.

Abul Hasan and N.N. Bengiamin, "Optimal Use of Dual Heating for Load Management", Electric Machines and Power Systems, Vol. 15, No. 2, 1989.

N.N. Bengiamin, "Measuring Object Location With Load Cells", IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Vol. 7, No. 1, February 1987.

N.N. Bengiamin, "Regulated Transformer Model For Use In Load Flow Analysis", IEEE Trans., Vol. PAS‑104, No. 5, May, 1985.

N.N. Bengiamin and B. Kauffmann, “Variable Structure Position Control", IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 3, August 1984.

N.N. Bengiamin, "Operation of Cogeneration Plants with Power Purchase Facilities", IEEE Trans., Vol. PAS‑102, No. 10, 1983.

N.N. Bengiamin and L.T. Erickson, "Optimum Generation and Purchase Balance Under Demand Variations", IEEE Trans., Vol. PAS‑101, No. 12, 1982.

N.N. Bengiamin and W.C. Chan, "Variable Structure Control of Electric Power Generation", IEEE Trans., Vol. PAS‑101, No. 2, 1981.

N.N. Bengiamin and W.C. Chan, "Control of Energy Interchange in Interconnected Power Systems", Canadian Electrical Engineering Journal, Vol. 6, No. 4, 1981.

N.N. Bengiamin and W.C. Chan, "Multilevel Control of Inadvertent Flow in Large Scale Interconnected Power  Systems", IEEE Pub. #79CH1473‑8, October, 1979.

N.N. Bengiamin and W.C. Chan, "Three Level Load Frequency Control of Power Systems Interconnected by Asynchronous Tie‑Lines", Proc. IEE, Vol. 126, No. 11, 1979.

N.N. Bengiamin and W.C. Chan, "Multilevel Load Frequency Control of Interconnected Power Systems", Proc. of IEE, Vol. 125, No. 6, June 1978.

N.N. Bengiamin, B.A. Bowen, and K.F. Schenk, "An Efficient Algorithm For Reducing The Complexity of Computations in Fault Tree Analysis", IEEE Trans., NS‑23, February 1976.

Conference Papers and Presentations

Amir Khan and Nagy Bengiamin, “A Novel Approach to Arc Flash Mitigation Using Passive Filters,” IEEE  International Conference on the Science of Electrical Engineering (ICSEE), Eilat Israel, November 16-18, 2016. (refereed)

Sven Fagerstrom and Nagy Bengiamin, “Buck/Boost Converter Performance Optimization,” Proceedings of IASTED International Conference on Modeling and Simulation (MS 2011), Calgary, Canada, July 4-6, 2011; paper #735-079. (refereed)

PoShuan Wang and Nagy Bengiamin, “Vibration Powered Electric Systems – A MEMS Device,” PoShuan Wang and Nagy Bengiamin, Proceedings of IASTED International Conference on Circuits, Signals, and Systems (CSS 2005), Marina del Rey, CA; October 24-28, 2005; paper# 493-008, pp. 89-94. (Refereed)

H. Salehfar, N. Bengiamin, J. Huang, “Automatic Generation Control in Open Transmission Access Market,” North American Power Symposium Proceedings, Texas A&M University, October 15-16, 2001.

H. Salehfar, N. Bengiamin, J. Huang, "A Systematic Approach to Linguistic Fuzzy Modeling Based on Input-Output Data", Proceedings of the 2000 Winter Simulation Conference, Orlando, Florida, December 10-13, 2000, pp. 480-486. (Refereed)

N. Bengiamin, L. Wang, H. Salehfar, "A Simplified Function Control for Buck Converters," Proceedings of the 32nd Annual North America Power Symposium (NAPS 2000), October 23-24, 2000, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. (Refereed)

N.N. Bengiamin, L. Wang, H. Salehfar, Assessment of Automatic Generation Control (AGC) in a Deregulated Environment, IEEE Winter Power Meeting, Jan 23-27, Singapore, 2000. (referred)

N.N. Bengiamin, Development and Implementation of an ABET EC2000 Assessment Program: Pros and Cons,” ASEE Annual Conference, June 20-23, Charlotte, NC, 1999.

N.N. Bengiamin and Criag Jensen, “Internal Combustion Engine Speed Control via Fuzzy Logic - A Case Study,” Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Modeling and Simulation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 15-17, 1997. (refereed)

N.N. Bengiamin and M.I. Bengiamin, “Assessment of Design Across the Curriculum via Senior Portfolios,” ASEE North Midwest Section Meeting, Iowa City, Oct. 9-11, 1997.

N.N. Bengiamin, “Student Journals: A Tool to Teach and Assess Learning in Engineering Courses,” ASEE North Midwest Section Meeting, Iowa City, Oct. 9-11, 1997.

N.N. Bengiamin, “Open-Ended Cross-Disciplinary Motion Control and Energy Management Laboratory Experiences,” Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Seattle, Washington, June 1996. (refereed)

N.N. Bengiamin, “Design Experience in a Laboratory Environment,” ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Washington, DC, June 1996.

N.N. Bengiamin (Second author of eight.), “Development of Portfolio Assessment for the Corporate Engineering Degree Program at UND,” ABET Meeting Proceedings, San Diego, California, October 1996.

B.T. Trostad, J. Hootman, and N.N. Bengiamin, "Object‑Oriented Fuzzy Logic Controller," Proceedings of the 1996 Western Multi conference, The Society for Computer Simulation, San Diego, California, January 1996.

N.K Swain and N.N. Bengiamin,"On Reactive Power Compensation, " Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Vancouver, Canada, October 1995.

N.N. Bengiamin and C. Lakshmipathi, "Analysis and Design of Hybrid Controllers ‑ A Novel Architecture", Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Seattle, June, 1995.

N.K Swain and N.N. Bengiamin, "Computer Aided Design for Reactive Power Compensation", 30th Annual Minnesota Power Systems Conference Proceedings,  October , 1994, pp. 102‑113.

N.N. Bengiamin, N.K. Swain, and F.H. Holcomb, "Reactive Power Compensation in Distribution Networks ‑ Case Study", IEE of  Japan Power & Energy  Conference Proceedings, 1994, pp.113‑118.

S.Tandio, N.N. Bengiamin, J. Hootman, and N. Swain, "Realization of a Modified Fuzzy Logic Controller", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, vol. III, pub. #0‑7803‑1896‑X, pp. 1649‑1653, 1994.

N.N. Bengiamin and M.H. Magnuson, "Sliding Mode Motion Control", IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC'92), Boston, February 1992.

N.N. Bengiamin and Myron Jacobsen, "On Pulse‑Width Modulated Drives for DC Motors", Proceedings of the IEEE Industry Applications Society annual meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, Pub. #88CH2565‑0, October 1988.

N.N. Bengiamin, "Workspace Sliding Mode Control of Robot Manipulators", Advances in Communication and Control Systems Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, October 1988.

N.N. Bengiamin, "Economic Operation of Plants With Power Generation and Purchase Facilities", IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Conference, Milwaukee, WI, IEEE Pub. #83CH1890‑6, 1983.

N.N. Bengiamin and W.C. Chan, "Three Level Load Frequency Control of Power Systems Interconnected by AC and DC Tie Lines", IEEE Winter Power Meeting, New York, Pub. #A79041‑5, February 1979. (refereed)

Industrial/Technical Reports
Temperature Control for Aerospace Test Systems – Preliminary Results,” Nagy Bengiamin, Flight Loads Laboratory, NASA Dryden, August 11, 2005.

 “Size and Location of Shunt Capacitors - Energy Loss Reduction in Distribution Networks (Fort Hood Army Installation Case Study)”, N.N. Bengiamin and F. Holcomb, US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, Champaign, IL, 1995.

“Electric Energy Losses in Medium Voltage Distribution Networks”, N.N. Bengiamin and F. Holcomb, US Army  Construction Engineering Research Lab, Champaign, IL, 1992.

“Characterization and modeling of the 4.0 Marquise Engine”, N.N. Bengiamin, Onan Corporation, Minneapolis,  December 1989.

“Modeling and characterization of single phase Emerald Alternator”, N.N. Bengiamin, Onan Corporation, Minneapolis, September 1989.

“Variable reluctance actuator characterization”, N.N. Bengiamin, Onan Corporation, Minneapolis, June 1989.

“VRAS-2 voltage regulator characterization”, N.N. Bengiamin, Onan Corporation, Minneapolis, July 1988.

Research Interests:

  • Arc-Flash Mitigation in Electric Power Systems
  • Smart Grids
  • Modeling and Simulation of Power Systems
  • Sliding Mode Control and its Applications
  • Industrial Automation