Degree: Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
College/School: College of Engineering & Computing
As a young boy in Egypt, Hany Habib was fascinated with the idea of discovering anything new. He attended Helwan University, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. After working in the industry, Hany moved to the United States to pursue a doctoral degree.
At FIU, Hany conducted research related to protecting the electric grid – the network that delivers electricity from producers to consumers – from physical outages and cyberattacks. The research will help prevent blackouts and power interruptions.
During his studies, Hany’s father was hospitalized with lung and kidney failure and spent six months in a hospital in Virginia. Hany flew back and forth from Miami to Virginia to spend time with his dad. Unfortunately, his father passed away, leaving Hany and his family in a very dark place. Despite the loss, Hany continued to push through with the help of his family and friends.
Hany became the secretary of the professional Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) organization and served as a judge for the South Florida Future City Competition, an engineering education program that encourages students at a young age to create a sustainable future city design.
Hany has been awarded a U.S. patent for his research related to the protection of electric power systems using distributed storage. He has published nine journal articles, 16 conference papers and has received offers from several universities and companies to work as a researcher.
By Diana Hernandez-Alende
College of Engineering & Computing