Monaaf Al-Falahi

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Monaaf Al-Falahi

Casual Lecturer
National Centre for Ports and Shipping

Room 28 , Connell Building

+61 416 468 266 (phone)

Monaaf is a casual lecturer and PhD candidate in electrical power systems at the Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania.


Monaaf is an electrical engineer (P.Eng). He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Electrical from Multimedia University in Malaysia.

Monaaf has industrial and research experience in the field of power distribution, renewable energy (solar and wind) and hybrid power systems. He joined the University of Tasmania in July 2016. Currently, he is a casual lecturer and PhD candidate in the field of marine electrical engineering.

Monaaf's research interests are in renewable energy, hybrid power systems, energy storage system, microgrids and marine power systems.

General Responsibilities

Research, teaching, tutoring and supervising undergraduate projects

Career summary


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical (B.Eng)
  • PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering (Marine)

Languages (other than English)

  • Arabic


Professional practice

  • P.Eng – Institution of Engineers, Australia

Committee associations

  • Member - Engineers Australia Electric Energy Society of Australia
  • Member - IEEE Young Professionals
  • Student member -  IEEE Power & Energy Society
  • Student member - IEEE Industry Application Society


Electrical power systems, renewable energy, marine power systems

Teaching expertise

Teaching responsibility

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  • Renewable energy (solar and wind)
  • Hybrid power systems
  • Marine electrical systems
  • Microgrids


  • 2017 Awarded PhD Scholarship Allowance Award, National Centre for Ports & Shipping, Australian Maritime College, June 2017.
  • 2016 Awarded the 1st Place Prize Award for Best Poster, 10th Annual Graduate Research Conference in Sandy Bay UTas

Current projects

  • Power management optimization for battery and fuel cell powered electric ferries.

Fields of Research

  • Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics) (400803)
  • Electrical engineering (400899)
  • Materials engineering (401699)
  • Marine engineering (401501)

Research Objectives

  • Renewable energy (170899)
  • Industrial chemicals and related products (240999)
  • Expanding knowledge in engineering (280110)


Total publications


Journal Article

(6 outputs)
2019Al-Falahi MDA, Jayasinghe SDG, Enshaei H, 'Hybrid algorithm for optimal operation of hybrid energy systems in electric ferries', Energy, 187 Article 115923. ISSN 0360-5442 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/ [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Jayasinghe SDG; Enshaei H


2018Al-Falahi MDA, Nimma KS, Jayasinghe SDG, Enshaei H, Guerrero JM, 'Power management optimization of hybrid power systems in electric ferries', Energy Conversion and Management, 172 pp. 50-66. ISSN 0196-8904 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2018.07.012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 25

Co-authors: Nimma KS; Jayasinghe SDG; Enshaei H


2018Al-Falahi MDA, Tarasiuk T, Jayasinghe SG, Jin Z, Enshaei H, et al., 'AC ship microgrids: control and power management optimization', Energies, 11, (6) Article 1458. ISSN 1996-1073 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/en11061458 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Jayasinghe SG; Enshaei H


2018Nimma KS, Al-Falahi MDA, Nguyen HD, Jayasinghe SDG, Mahmoud TS, et al., 'Grey wolf optimization-based optimum energy-management and battery-sizing method for grid-connected microgrids', Energies, 11, (4) Article 847. ISSN 1996-1073 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/en11040847 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 22

Co-authors: Nimma KS; Nguyen HD; Jayasinghe SDG; Negnevitsky M


2017Al-falahi MDA, Jayasinghe SDG, Enshaei H, 'A review on recent size optimization methodologies for standalone solar and wind hybrid renewable energy system', Energy Conversion and Management, 143 pp. 252-274. ISSN 0196-8904 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2017.04.019 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 245Web of Science - 212

Co-authors: Jayasinghe SDG; Enshaei H


2016Al-Falahi M, Fadaeifard F, Al-Falahi MDA, Bin Baharudin BTHT, Hong TS, 'Surface damages and tool wear mode in end milling of hastelloy-C276 under dry and wet conditions', Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik, 47, (12) pp. 1182-1192. ISSN 1521-4052 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/mawe.201600534 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2


Conference Publication

(4 outputs)
2018Al-Falahi MDA, Coleiro J, Jayasinghe SDG, Enshaei H, Garaniya V, et al., 'Techno-economic feasibility study of battery-powered ferries', Proceedings of 2018 IEEE 4th Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC), 10-13 December 2018, Singapore, pp. 1-7. ISBN 978-1-5386-8257-9 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/SPEC.2018.8636010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Jayasinghe SDG; Enshaei H; Garaniya V


2016Al-Falahi MDA, Nimma KS, Jayasinghe Arachchillage SDG, Enshaei H, 'Sizing and modeling of a standalone hybrid renewable energy system', Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference, 5-8 December 2016, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 1-6. ISBN 978-1-5090-1546-7 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Nimma KS; Jayasinghe Arachchillage SDG; Enshaei H


2016Jayasinghe SG, Al-Falahi M, Enshaei H, Fernando N, Tashakori A, 'Floating power platforms for mobile cold-ironing', Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Southern Power Electronics Conference, 5-8 December 2016, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 1-5. ISBN 978-1-5090-1546-7 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/SPEC.2016.7846221 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

Co-authors: Jayasinghe SG; Enshaei H


2015Al-Falahi MD, Che Wanik MZ, 'Modeling and performance analysis of hybrid power system for residential application', Proceedings of the 2015 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), 27-30 September 2015, Wollongong, Australia, pp. 1-6. ISBN 978-1-4799-8725-2 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/AUPEC.2015.7324810 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9


Grants & Funding

  • Power management optimization for battery and fuel cell powered electric ferries.
    Funded by: Marine, Antarctic and Maritime Research

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Power management optimization for battery and fuel cell powered electric ferries (2018)$6,000
University of Tasmania ($6,000)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jayasinghe Arachchillage SDG; Negnevitsky M; Enshaei H; Al-Falahi MD; Tashakori Abkenar A