Mahmoud M. AMIN (S’09, M’ 12) received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Power & Machines engineering, and the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, all from Faculty of Engineering, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt, in 2003, and 2008, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida International University. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Manhattan College. Mahmoud has 11 years of teaching and research experiences in the power systems and power electronics engineering. He is an ASEE member as well as IEEE member. His research interests include power electronic applications in sustainable energy conversion systems and smart grid. He is the recipient of the Graduate Student Association (GSA) scholarly forum prize paper award 2010 as well as the IEEE PES GM 2010 graduate student poster contest award. He is the author of more than 25 scientific papers presented at international conferences and/or published in peer-reviewed journals.