Mohamed Brihoum

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Engineering and Technology
College of Aviation

Areas of Expertise

Adaptive Control  of Power Systems

My name is Mohamed E. Brihoum.  I hold a Ph.D. Electrical Engineering from The University of Toledo, Ohio and a Master's degree from The Ohio State University.

My Ph.D. thesis was in the area of intelligent and adaptive control of power system stabilizers. In addition to my teaching , I am a consultant for Desertec , a renewable energy non profit organization helping to shape a sustainable future.

I worked for a couple of years as a control design engineer with the Toledo Power Control Group and followed that up with four years as consultant in Toronto, Canada where I designed multipurpose real time intelligent controllers.

I received several grants from the National Science Foundation to design and build control system labs.
I have over 38 years teaching experience that spans geographically three continents (USA, Europe, and Africa). I published several papers in North America and Europe on engineering education. I received praises from the white house for my contributions to the ATE (Advanced Technological Education).  I am a senior member of IEEE. It is a status that only 7% of engineers worldwide reach.

I am also a golf and swimming instructor. I volunteer my services to help the special Olympic teams .Helping very challenged people is a family culture and a way of life that I embrace and I hope you will find the time to help others as I do.

My goal is always to look for ways to bring out the best in my students and prepare them for the future by helping them to see how the concepts relate to the real world.

Let me finish with the following quote.

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”

― Ernest Hemingway

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Science, University of Toledo
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Ohio State University-Main Campus

  • Distinguished Professor Status

    Dec 2012

    Distinguished Faculty Award is presented to those who consistently receive some of the highest scores on student end-of-course evaluations and bring an enthusiasm for teaching and learning into the classroom, and provide an educational experience that truly makes a difference in students’ lives.

  • Ron Taylor award

    Sep 2012

    The Ron Taylor Award is one of DeVry’s highest forms of recognition. Named after a chief executive officer of DeVry Inc., the annual Ron Taylor award is presented to those who have truly exceeded performance expectations, going above and beyond their normal job function.

  • Pride Award

    Dec 2008 

    Professional Recognition of Integrity, Dedication and Excellence (PRIDE) award. It is a recognition of the wealth of professional knowledge passed on by individuals with the most direct interaction with students.