Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Dahaman Ishak
PEng, MIEM, MIEEE
School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering,
Engineering Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Tel : 604-5995810 Fax : 604-5941023
We welcome any research collaborations with industries and government agencies. New postgraduate students for master or PhD degree are also welcome to join us. Financial supports can be considered for suitable candidate through research grant or university fellowship.
Permanent Magnet Brushless Machines
Electrical Drives and Power Electronics
• Modelling and simulation of electrical machines i.e. permanent magnet synchronous machines (PMSM) and induction machines (single-phase or polyphase machines).
• Design, development, optimization and intelligent computing on motor parameters for higher efficiency and better performance.
• Modeling and simulation of advanced motor control for PM Brushless DC motor, PM Synchronous Motor and induction motor.
• Power Electronics and its applications in AC/DC Converters, DC/DC Converters and DC/AC Converters.
• Renewable energy i.e. Solar Energy and Wind Energy
• Renewable energy i.e. Solar Energy and Wind Energy.
 Wael A. Salah, Dahaman Ishak and Khaleel J. Hammadi, “Minimization of Torque Ripples in BLDC Motors due to Phase Commutations – A Review”, Journal Przeglad Elektrotechniczny (Electrical Review), Vol. 87/1, pp. 182-188, 2011. (ISSN 0033-2097, ISI Indexed, Impact Factor: 0.196).
 Khaleel J. Hammadi, Dahaman Ishak, Salem Bin Saadon and Wael A. Salah, “Monitoring and simulation of Three-Phase Squirrel-Cage Induction Motor with Broken Rotor Bars by Using Virtual Instruments (VIs)”, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials-Rapid Communications, Vol. 5, Issue 3, 2011, pp. 287-290. (ISSN 1842-6573, ISI Indexed, Impact factor: 0.451).
 Mohd Saufi Ahmad, Nurul Anwar Abd Manap, Maher Faeq and Dahaman Ishak, “Improved Torque in PM Brushless Motors with Minimum Difference in Slot Number and Pole Number”, International Journal of Power and Energy Conversions, Vol. 3, Nos. 3/4, 2012. (ISSN 1757-1162, Online Journal).
 Wael A. Salah, Dahaman Ishak and Khaleel J. Hammadi, “Development of a BLDC motor drive with Improved Output Characteristics”, Journal Przeglad Elektrotechniczny (Electrical Review), Vol. 87/3, pp. 258-262, 2011. (ISSN 0033-2097, ISI Indexed, Impact Factor: 0.196).
 Wael A. Salah, Dahaman Ishak and Khaleel J. Hammadi, “PWM Switching Strategy for Torque Ripple Minimization in BLDC Motor”, Journal of Electrical Engineering, Vol. 62, Issue 3, pp. 149-154, 2011. (ISSN 1335-3632, ISI Indexed, Impact Factor: 0.278).
 Dahaman Ishak and Tow Leong Tiang, “Simplified Sensorless MPPT Control in Variable Speed Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator System for Battery Energy Storage Applications”, Journal of International Review of Modelling and Simulations, Vol. 4 No. 3, June 2011. (ISSN : 1974-9821, Scopus Indexed, Index Copernicus Impact Factor: 6.55).
 Tow Leong Tiang and Dahaman Ishak, “Novel MPPT Control in Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator System for Battery Energy Storage”, Journal of Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 110-116, pp. 5179-5183, 2012 (ISSN 1662-7482, Scopus Indexed).
 Manjeevan Seera, CP Lim, Dahaman Ishak and Harapan Singh, “Fault Detection and Diagnosis of Induction Motors Using Motor Current Signature Analysis and a Hybrid FMM-CART Model”, IEEE Transactions on Neutral Networks and Learning Systems, 23(1), 97-108, 2012.
 Khaleel J. Hammadi, Dahaman Ishak and Mohamad Kamarol, “On-line Monitoring and Diagnosis Broken Rotor Bars in Squirrel-Cage Induction Motor by Using Labview Technique”, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 5(9): 1525-1528, 2011. (ISSN: 1991-8178, ISI Indexed, Impact factor: 0.2).
 Tow Leong Tiang and Dahaman Ishak, “Technical Review of Wind Energy Potential as Small-scale Power Generation Sources in Penang Island Malaysia”, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 16, Issue 5, June 2012, pages 3034-3042. (ISSN: 1364-0321, ISI Indexed, Impact factor: 4.567).
 T.L. Leong and D. Ishak, “Deadbeat-based PI Controller for Stand-Alone Single-phase Voltage Source Inverter Using Battery Cell as Primary Sources”, International Journal of Renewable Energy Resources, Volume 2, No. 1, pp.27-32, 2012. (ISSN: 1309-0127, Online Journal).
 Rezal, M. and Ishak, D., “New In-wheel Electric Motor Design for Small Electric Vehicle Using Opera2d”, Journal of Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 165, pp. 38-42, 2012 (ISSN 1662-7482, Scopus Indexed).
 Soib Taib, Najmul Huda, Mohd Syawal Jadin and Dahaman Ishak, “A Semi-automatic Approach for Thermographic Inspection of Electrical Installations within Buildings”, Energy and Buildings, Vol. 55, Dec. 2012. (ISSN: 0378-7788, ISI Indexed, Impact factor: 3.836).
 Manjeevan Seera, Chee Peng Lim and Dahaman Ishak, “Detection and Diagnosis of Broken Rotor Bars in Induction Motors Using the Fuzzy Min-Max Neutral Network”, International Journal of Natural Computing Research, Vol. 3, No. 1, Jan-March 2012. (eISSN: 1947-9298).
 Manjeevan Seera, Chee Peng Lim, Dahaman Ishak and Harapajan Singh, “Offline and online fault detection and diagnosis of induction motors using a hybrid soft computing model”, Applied Soft Computing, Vol. 13, Issue 12, Dec 2013.
 Ahmad Asri Abd Samad, Dahaman Ishak and Shahid Iqbal, “Voltage Space Vector Averaging Technique for Two PMSMs Connected in Parallel”, International Journal of Electrical Energy, Vol. 1, No. 4, December 2013 (ISSN: 2301-3656).
 Tow Leong Tiang and Dahaman Ishak, “Modelling and Simulation of Deadbeat-based PI Controller in Single-phase H-bridge inverter for Stand-alone Applications”, Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2014. (ISSN: 1300-0632, ISI Indexed, Impact factor: 0.283).
 Farhana Mohamad Yusop, Syafrudin Masri, Dahaman Ishak and Mohamad Kamarol, “Investigation of Electromagnetic Force in 3P5W Busbar System under Peak Short-circuit Current”, International Journal of Electrical, Electronic Science and Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2014.
 M. Rezal, D. Ishak and M. Sabri, “High Voltage Magnetic Pulse Generation Using Capacitor Discharge Technique”, Alexandria Engineering Journal, Vol. 53, Issue 4, Dec 2014, pp. 803-808 (ISSN: 1110-0168 Elsevier).
 Wael A. Salah, Dahaman Ishak, Amir Abu Al-Aish, and Basem Abu Zneih, “Commutation Time Estimator for PM BLDC Motor Torque Signature Enhancement”, Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, Vol. 9, No. 6, pp. 789-799, 2014 (ISSN: 1823-4690).
 Muhammad Firdaus Zainal Abidin, Dahaman Ishak and Anwar Hasni Abu Hassan, “Performance Evaluation of FuzzyPID Controller for Speed Control of Brushless DC Motor Drive”, Journal of Electrical Engineering, Vol. 14, No. 4, 2014 (ISSN 1582-4594).
 M. Rezal, Dahaman Ishak, Mohd Sabri, and Norzalina,”Static Analysis of 18-slot/16-pole Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Using FEA”, International Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 5, No. 3, March 2015 (ISSN: 2049-3444).
 Ahmad Asri Abd Samat, Dahaman Ishak, Shahid Iqbal, A. Idzwan Tajudin, “Comparison between Takagi Sugeno FIS and PI Controller : An Adaptation Scheme of MRAS for Speed Sensorless Control of PMSM”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 785, pp. 193-197, 2015.
 T.L. Tiang, D. Ishak, C.P. Lim and M. Kamarol, “A Comprehensive Analytical Subdomain Model and Its Field Solutions for Surface-Mounted Permanent Magnet Machines”, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 51, Issue 4, April 2015 (ISSN 0018-9464, IF=1.386).
 T.L. Tiang, D. Ishak, C.P. Lim and M. Kamarol, “Analytical Assessment of Optimum Magnet Pole-Arc for PMSM under Influence of Different Magnetization Patterns”, IEEE INTERMAG 2015 Conference, Beijing, China, 11-15 May 2015.
 Wael A. Salah, Dahaman Ishak, Basem Abu Zneid, Amir Abu_Al_Aish, Mohd Shawal Jadin, Anees Abu Sneineh, “Implementation of PWM Control Strategy for Torque Ripples Reduction in Brushless DC Motors”, Electrical Engineering, Vol. 97, Issue 3, pp. 239-250, 2015 (Springer, ISSN 0948-7921, IF=0.367)
 D. Ishak, N.A.A. Manap, M.S. Ahmad and M.R. Arshad, “ Electrically Actuated Thrusters for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles”, IEEE 11th International Workshop on Advanced Motion Control, Nagaoka City, Japan, 21-24 March 2010.
 Khaleel J. Hammadi, Dahaman Ishak and Wael. A.Y. Salah, “Rotor Fault Diagnosis Based on Current Signatures in Squirrel-Cage Induction Motor”, International Conference on electronic Devices, Systems and Applications (ICEDSA 2010), Kuala Lumpur, 12-13 April 2010.
 Maher F. Mohammed and Dahaman Ishak, “Improved Speed Operation of Sensorless BLDC Motor Using IIR Digital Filter”, IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy (PECON 2010), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 29-30 November 2010
 Mohamad Adzhar Md Zawawi, Dahaman Ishak and Soib Taib, “ Development of a Low-Cost Power Electronic Converter for 200W 3-Phase Brushless DC Motor in AUV System”, 3rd International Conference on Underwater System Technology: Theory and Applications, CyberJaya, Malaysia, 1-2 November 2010
 Wael Salah, Dahaman Ishak and Khaleel J. Hammadi, “Modified PWM Switching Strategy to Minimize Torque Ripples in BLDC Motor Drives”, Jordanian International Electrical and Electronics Engineering Conference (JIEEEC 2011), Amman, Jordan, 11-14 April 2011
 Mohamad Nasrul Abdul Satar and Dahaman Ishak, “Application of Proteus VSM in Modelling Brushless DC Motor Drives" , 4th International Conference on Mechatronic (ICOM’11), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 17-19, 2011
 Dahaman Ishak and Tan Woon Nee, “Consequent-Pole Inset PM BLDC Motor Having Unequal Teeth Widths and Fractional Slot-Pole Number”, 10th International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Electric Machines, Converters and Systems (Electrimacs 2011), Cergy-Pontoise, France, 6-8 June 2011
 Farhana Mohamad Yusop, Mohamad Kamarol Mohd Jamil, Dahaman Ishak and Syafrudin Masri, "Study on the Electromagnetic Force Affected by Short-Circuit Current in Vertical and Horizontal Arrangement of Busbar System", Proceeding of International Conference on Electrical Control and Computer Engineering, pp.196-200, 21-22 June 2011
 Tiang Tow Leong and Dahaman Ishak, “Deadbeat-based PI Controller for Stand-alone Single-phase Voltage Source Inverter Using Battery Cell as Pimary Sources”, IEEE 1st Conference on Clean Energy and Technology (CET 2011), Kuala Lumpur, 27-29 June 2011
 Tiang Tow Leong and Dahaman Ishak, “Novel MPPT Control in Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator System for Battery Energy Storage”, International Conference on Power and Energy Engineering (ICPEE 2011), Bangkok, Thailand, 29-31 July, 2011
 Asri, A., Ishak D., Iqbal, S. and Kamaol, M., “A Speed Sensorless Field Oriented Control of Parallel-Connected Dual PMSM”, Proceeding of IEEE International Conference on Control System, Computing and Engineering (ICCSCE 2011), Penang, 25-27 November 2011
 Abidin, M.F.Z., Ishak, D. and Hassan, A.H.A., “A Comparative Study of PI, Fuzzy and Hybrid PI-Fuzzy Controller for Speed Control of Brushless DC Motor Drive”, IEEE Conference on Computer Applications and Industrial Electronics, Penang, 4-7 Dec 2011
 Manjeevan Seera, Chee Peng Lim and Dahaman Ishak, “A Hybrid FMM-CART Model for Fault Detection and Diagnosis of Induction Motors”, 18th International Conference on Neutral Information Processing (ICONIP 2011), Shanghai, China, 14-17 November 2011.
 Farhana Mohamad Yusop, Mohamad Kamarol Mohd Jamil, Dahaman Ishak, Muhamad Husaini and Syafrudin Masri, "Investigation of Electromagnetic Force During Short-Circuit Test in Three Phase Busbar System", IEEE Colloquium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research (CHUSER 2011), pp.340-344, 6th Dec. 2011
 Rezal, M. and Ishak, D., “New In-wheel Electric Motor Design for Small Electric Vehicle Using Opera2d”, Regional Conference on Automotive Research (ReCAR 2011), Kuala Lumpur, 14-15 Dec 2011
 Samat, A.A.A., Ishak, D., Saedin, P. and Iqbal, S., “Speed-sensorless Control of Paralell-connected PMSM fed by a Single Inverter Using MRAS”, IEEE International Power Engineering and Optimization Conference (PEOCO 2012), Melaka, 6-7 June 2012
 Rezal, M. and Ishak, D., “Rotating Analysis of 18-slot/16-pole Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor for Light Electric Vehicle using FEM”, IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy (PECON 2012), 2-5 December 2012.
 Tow Leong Tiang, Dahaman Ishak, Chee Ping Lim and Mohamad Kamarol Mohd Jamil, “Complete Subdomain Model for Surface-Mounted Permanent Magnet Machines”, IEEE Conference on Energy Conversion, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 13-14 October 2014.
 T. L. Tiang, D. Ishak, C. P. Lim and M. Kamarol, “A Novel Analytical Method Using Virtual PM Blocks to Optimize Magnet segmentations in Surface-Mounted PM Synchronous Machines”, Accepted for IEEE International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems, Pattaya City, Thailand, 25-28 October, 2015.
 S. K. Choy, D. Ishak and T. L. Tiang, “Performance Evaluation of Permanent Split-Capacitor Single-Phase Induction Motor for Ceiling Fan Application”, Accepted for IEEE International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems, Pattaya City, Thailand, 25-28 October, 2015.
Looking for postgraduate students at Master Level and PhD level to work as Research assistance in the on-going projects and research activities.
Already obtained Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering.
Already obtained Master degree for PhD candidate.
Already registered or going to register as Master student or PhD student.
Hardworking, Intelligent, resourceful, able to work with little supervision & good interpersonal skills.
Very attractive monthly allowance.