Dr. Sohad Abu-Elzait


  • Ph.D., Renewable Energy Engineering, University of Massachusetts
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan


  • Dean's Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement/Energy Engineering, Francis College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, 2020

Professional Affiliations or Organizations:

  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
  • IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE).
  • Licensed Electrical Engineer/ Jordan.

Teaching Specialties:

  • Renewable Electricity Systems.
  • Electrical Grid.
  • Sustainable Technology. 
  • Society & Technology.

Research Interests: 

  • Smart Grids/Microgrids.
  • Renewable energy based Microgrids.
  • Grid integration of renewable energy systems.
  • High penetrations of renewable energy in electricity grids
  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  • Energy management and control.
  • Economics of energy.
  • Zero-energy buildings.

Courses Taught: 

  • TEC 2029: Society and Technology
  • TEC 3533: Alternative Energy Sources and Systems.
  • TEC 3610: Comp Apps Renewable Energy Systems
  • TEC 5270: Adv Comp Modeling Renewable Energy

Courses Taught in other Institutes:

  • Power System Analysis.
  • Distribution Systems Design.
  • System Automation.
  • Electrical Circuits.
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6575

Office address
Katherine Harper Hall 162