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Dr. Jalal Tavalaei

Lecturer, Electrical Engineering, IEEE
PhD in Electrical Eng. (Power) (Universiti teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
M.Sc. in Electrical Eng. (Power) (Universiti teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
B.Sc in Electrical Eng. (Power) (IAU, Iran)

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science

Office No:+60 82 260 655
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Room No: E327, Building E
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Dr. Jalal is currently a Lecturer for the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science at the Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus, Malaysia. He obtained his Bachelor in Electrical Engineering in 2009. Then, Master and PhD from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2011 and 2018, respectively.

 In his earlier career, Jalal has practiced as a director of research in the industry that specialized in power system protection assessment and was also a lecturer in ACECR.

Research Interests

  • Power System Protection & Monitoring.
  • Hydrogen Energy and Storage.
  • Optimization & Data Analysis.

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Malaysia
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

PhD/Master by Research Opportunities

Potential research higher degree candidates are welcome to enquire about postgraduate opportunities in the areas listed above. Please e-mail for more information.

Research Grants

  • Title of project: Distance Protection of Circuits with Cable Section and Overhead Lines, Sponsored by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Award amount: RM 50,000 (1.5 years), 2015-2016


  • Best Student and Gold Award in M.Eng. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2012
  • Malaysian International Scholarship (MIS), Full Scholarship, Ministry of Higher Education (MOE), 2012-2016.


  • Journal Paper Tavalaei J, Habibuddin MH, Naderipour A, Mohd Zin AA, “Development of nonuniform transmission line protection for accurate distance protection: Computational analysis of an adaptive distance relay characteristic”, International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems. Vol. 12, No.4. 2018.
  • Journal Paper J.Tavalaei, M. H. Bin Habibuddin, A.Kharuddin, A. A. Mohd Zin, ” Fault Location and Classification of Combined Transmission System: Economical and Accurate Statistic Programming Framework”, Journal of Electrical Engineering & Technology, Vol. 12, No.6, pp. 2068-2079, 2017.
  • Journal Paper Zin AA, Moradi M, Tavalaei J, Naderipour A, Khavari AH, Moradi M, “Techno-Economic Analysis of Stand-Alone Hybrid Energy System for the Electrification of Iran Drilling Oil Rigs”, TELKOMNIKA (Telecommunication Computing Electronics and Control). 2017 Mar 1; 15(2), pp.746-55
  • Journal Paper J.Tavalaei, M. H. Bin Habibuddin, A. A. Mohd Zin, ” Adaptive Mho Distance Relay for Combined Transmission Line: An Optimization Technique for Charging Current Compensation”, ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 605-610, January 2018
  • Journal Paper N. Afrouzi, S.V. Mashak, A.M. Dastgheib, J. Tavalaei,” Economic Sizing of Solar Array for A Photovoltaic Building in Malaysia with MATLAB”, IEEE, Informatics and Computational Intelligence (ICI), 2011 First International Conference on, Dec. 2011, Indonesia.