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Staff Profile: Prof A Haddad


Prof A (Manu) Haddad
Ing. d'Etat, PhD



Deputy Director of School, International & Engagement


Teaching Discipline:

Electrical & Electronic Engineering


Research Theme:

Energy and Environment


Research Group:

High Voltage Energy Systems Group






+44 29 20875904





Prof Manu Haddad obtained the degree of Ingénieur d’Etat in Electrical Engineering in 1985 and then a PhD in High Voltage Engineering in 1990. Following graduation, he took up a Research Associate position, to carry out investigations on the characterisation of ZnO surge arresters including their very fast transient response. In 1995, he was appointed as a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in electrical engineering at Cardiff University, with responsibility for the High Voltage Research Group and lecturing duties in high voltage engineering, power systems, electromagnetics, mathematics and electrical circuits. His research interests are in overvoltage protection, insulation systems, insulation coordination and earthing of electrical energy systems.

Prof Haddad has completed several research and consultancy projects in overvoltage protection of electrical networks, polymeric insulation and earthing systems, with funding from industry and EPSRC. He has co-authored over 80 publications, with two paper awards. He has recently published an IEE-Power Series Book on Advances in “High Voltage Engineering”. He is a member of the IEE and CIGRE.

Prof Haddad is an active Committee member of the IEE South Wales Power Specialist, the British Standard Institution committees on overvoltage protection of low and high voltage systems BSI PEL1 and PEL2, the International Electrotechnical committees IEC TC37 MT4 and MT10, and a member of the Steering Committee of the International Universities Power Engineering Conference (IUPEC). He is also a founding member of the UK Universities High Voltage network (UHVnet) organising its first colloquium at Cardiff University in Jan 2005.


Professional Activities and Recognition:

• Seven invited papers at meetings/conferences, e.g. International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Committee Meeting, Stockholm (2004) and Tokyo (2005); invited Lecturer at University of Technology Malaysia (2004)

• IEE Sebastian ZDE Ferranti Premium award for best IEE journal paper (2002); best paper awards at International Power Engineering Conference (IUPEC 2002, 2006); EDF Energy Competition Prize (2004)

• Editor of “Advances in High Voltage Engineering”, IEE Power Series, ISBN 0 85296 158 8 (2004)

• Committee Member of International Electrotechnical Commission IEC TC37
(2003-); British Standard Association, BSI PEL/1 and P EL/2 (2002-)

• Chair of UHVnet colloquium “Ageing and Condition Monitoring of High Voltage Plant”, Cardiff (2005)

• Collaborative industrial research with National Grid, Scottish Power, EDF Energy

• Consultant to National Grid, Tyco Electronics, Allied Insulators, Power Systems Engineering, PCS Consultancies and GE Global Research (USA)