Prof. Mohammed Safiuddin

Prof. Mohammed Safiuddin



Mohammed Safiuddin

Research Professor, Emeritus Electrical Engineering Department

University at Buffalo




B.E. (Elec.)-1959; Osmania University, India; M.S. (E.E.)- 1960; University of Illinois

M.B.A.- 1971; Ph.D. (Systems)- 1982; University at Buffalo


Fields of Professional Interest:

Application of computer and microprocessor technologies to power conversion and control; Application of modern control techniques to energy conservation and Smart Grid power systems; Technology planning and management.

Academic Experience:  Over forty years on a part-time basis;

Research Professor, Advanced Technology Applications, SUNY @ Buffalo (’96- ‘10)

Adjunct Associate Professor, SUNY @ Buffalo (’77-91); Adjunct Professor, Texas A&M University (’88-’89)

Teaching of formal undergraduate and graduate courses at junior and senior levels for B.S. degree in both day and evening programs;  Supervision  of independent  study and individual  design projects;  Graduate  research and undergraduate independent study projects; Outside reader and external examiner for Ph.D. dissertations

Teaching at formal and informal workshops and seminars nationally and internationally


Industrial Experience:  Over fifty years on a full-time basis

President- STS International, Amherst, NY (’85- present)

Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Buffalo, NY (’60-’85)

Design engineering, project engineering, application engineering in the field of industrial control and motor drive systems; Applied research and development engineering; Product planning and strategic planning; International licensing and technology transfer negotiations; Small business management


Professional and Technical Achievements:  Over fifty years

(10) USA patents; (15) Major technical contributions  to industry firsts; (21) Journal publications; (17) Unpublished proprietary technical R&D reports and texts for internal use at Westinghouse; (63) Conference paper presentations, invited seminars and guest lectures; (1) Co-authored  “Activity Based Learning” book on “Foundations  of Smart Grid”; (1) Editorial Board Membership of an international journal of Process Systems Engineering.


Honors & Awards

Roscoe Allen Gold Medal, Osmania University (India), 1957; Pi Mu Epsilon Society, Univ. of Illinois, 1960; Graduate Fellowship, Univ. of Illinois, 1964; Beta Gamma Sigma Society, University at Buffalo, 1971; Invited consultant to Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (India) under United Nation’s Development Program sponsorship (1992); IUSD Award of Merit, IEEE Industry Applications  Society, 1992, for contributions  to industrial control technologies and excellence of service to the Society; Fellow, IEEE (1993) with citation “For contributions to advanced industrial control systems for processes and electric drives, and for leadership in continuing education“; Elected “Eminent Engineer” member of Tau Beta Pi honor society, at SUNY at Buffalo, for engineering (1993); Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education, IEEE-Educational Activities Board (2000), “for exemplary and sustained contributions in continuing education worldwide.”