"Science is about knowing; Engineering is about doing." Henry Petroski

Professor Elsaiah, Educator and Researcher

With Rear Admiral (RADM) Dr. Michael Alfultis, President of The State University of New York-Maritime College during the recognition ceremony to receive the President's Award for Outstanding Scholarship.

I am Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering at The State University of New York, Maritime College (SUNY-Maritime). Prior to this, I held academic positions at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, and The University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya. At SUNY Maritime, I teach Power and Energy Courses as well as Core Courses for The Regimental of Cadets (ROC) and civilian students. I also teach Electrical Engineering courses for none EE majors, including Marine, Naval Architectures, and Mechanical. My research interests include optimal power system planning, Microgrids, integrated marine power systems (IMPS), and cyber-physical energy systems. My most recent research interests include the development of new teaching paradigms and technology implementations to cultivating undergraduate education. I am a member of the IEEE, PES, IAS, IEEE Young Professionals, and have been serving as a reviewer for numerous IEEE Transactions and prominent journals such as IEEE TPWRS, IEEE TSG, IEEE Access, IET GTD, IET Renewable Energy, IET Power Electronics, Elsevier Journals, Taylor and Francis Journals, and the International Transactions on Electric Energy Systems ITEES. I am a member of the ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section and chaired sessions at the FIE. I served as a panelist for the Department of Defense (DOD) and the ASEE SMART Scholarship Program. This prestigious scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated excellent performance in STEM fields. I have served as a TPC member and the Publications Chair for the 49th North American Power Symposium (Morgantown, University of West Virginia, WV), and have also served as a TPC member for the IEEE Electric Ships Technologies Symposium (Arlington, VA). As an IEEE and ASEE member, I continue contribute to the IEEE Power & Energy Society and the engineering community through scholarship, education, and research.