Paul Moses, Associate Professor
– Office:  Devon Energy Hall, Room 436 and OU North Campus Lab-Bldg 210, Room 208.
– Phone: (405) 325-2969
– Fax: (405) 325-7066
– Email: pmoses {at}

Main address:
110 West Boyd Street,
Norman, OK 73019 USA


Dr Paul Moses received his BS degree in Physics and BEng degree with 1st Class Honours in Electrical and Computer Engineering both in 2006, and the PhD degree in Electrical Power Engineering from Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, in 2012.  His doctoral thesis was recognized for outstanding achievement by the Chancellor of the University.

From 2007 to 2014, Dr Moses served as an Electrical Engineer for the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG), Australian Department of Defence. He performed naval research and engineering support for combat systems for the Australian Collins Class Submarines at the naval base in Garden Island, Western Australia.  Upon finishing his PhD in 2012, Dr Moses accepted a promotion to work for DSTG’s Power and Energy Systems Group in Melbourne, Australia. He has served as a power systems specialist supporting several naval projects. He was in charge of designing and leading the development of one of several high-budget R&D land-based power system test facilities. Dr Moses has been a subject matter expert for leading technical investigations of electrical plant issues in naval vessels. He has advised the Royal Australian Navy on new preventative maintenance procedures and design modifications for protecting multi-megawatt shipboard electrical plant.

In 2014, Dr Moses relocated to the USA to take up an academic position at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, serving as faculty in the Frank Batten College of Engineering. In 2017, Dr Moses accepted a faculty position at The University of Oklahoma, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in the Norman, Oklahoma campus. He is currently leading the research Laboratory for Electrical Energy and Power Systems (LEEPS).  He is an Adjunct Professor for George Washington University, School of Engineering and Applied Science, where he occasionally supports teaching advanced graduate level courses. He is married to his wife, Johanna, who works as a Physician Assistant in the Norman-OKC area. Johanna is also an author and founder/director of a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization; The Ephraim Foundation International (EFI). EFI aims to empower and educate children and families in rural areas of Sri Lanka and beyond. Her latest children’s book series: Little Evie’s Big Dreams is inspired by the children in the LEAD programs who aspire to succeed. (;;

Dr Moses is active in the professional engineering communities and has published several journal and conference articles in his field. In 2023, Dr Moses was awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE). 

Employment History

  • Associate Professor, July 2023 – Present
    University of Oklahoma, Norman
  • Assistant Professor, January 2017 – July 2023
    University of Oklahoma, Norman
  • Adjunct Professor, March 2017 – Present
    George Washington University, Washington D. C.
  • Assistant Professor, August 2014 – December 2016
    Old Dominion University, Virginia
  • Electrical Engineer, February 2007 – August 2014
    Australian Government, Department of Defence, Australia

Awards, Honors and Memberships

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Award 2023
  • Annual Award for Excellence in Research Grants 2021
  • Senior Member of the IEEE
  • Member of the Electric Power Advisory Board (representing Oklahoma University in partnership with Oklahoma Gas & Electric, and Oklahoma State University)
  • Member of the IEEE Power & Energy Systems Society
  • Member of the Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society of IEEE
  • Regular reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, and IET Electrical Power Applications.

Professional Interests

  • Power quality in power systems, electrical machines and transformers
  • Electromagnetic compatibility of inverter-based resources in distribution grids
  • Coordination and optimization of smart grid distributed energy resources
  • Power grid resiliency and reliability quantification frameworks
  • Insulation aging of electromagnetic devices operating in distorted networks
  • Condition health monitoring and fault behavior
  • Smart protection systems
  • Nonlinear, dynamical and chaotic electromagnetic transients and disturbances
  • Dynamic modeling and simulation of magnetic circuit device nonlinearities
  • Marine power and energy systems

Teaching (OU)

  • ECE 4113 – Analysis of Electrical Transmission – Fall 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • ECE 5973 – Power Quality and Electromagnetic Interference – Spring 2023
  • ECE 5973 – Power System Protection – Spring 2018, 2020, 2022, 2024
  • ECE 5973 – Power Electronics – Spring 2021
  • ECE 3113 – Energy Conversion I – Fall 2018

Invited Speaker, Short Courses and Seminars

  • Invited lecture course, 2023, George Washington University Masters program, Virginia, USA. “ECE 6610-Energy Conversion (Analysis of Electric Machinery)”
  • Invited lecture course, 2022, George Washington University Masters program, Virginia, USA. “ECE 6662-Power Electronics”
  • Invited speaker, December 2021, Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, “Symposium: Exploring the Complexity of Extreme Weather Events: Risk Perceptions, Communication, State Capacity, and Societal Response During the February 2021 Cold Weather Event,” Washington DC, USA 
  • Invited lecture course, 2021, George Washington University Masters program for Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia, USA. “ECE 6045-Power System Harmonics and Electromagnetic Interference”
  • Invited lecture course, 2021, George Washington University Masters program for Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia, USA. “ECE 6668-Power System Distribution and Protection”
  • Invited lecture course, 2020, George Washington University Masters program for Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia, USA. “ECE 6662-Power Electronics”
  • Invited speaker, July 2018, Seminar, Spiers New Technology, “Plug-in Electric Vehicles in Smart Grid Distribution Systems,” Oklahoma City, OK, USA
  • Invited speaker, November 2017, Seminar, Oklahoma Gas & Electric Corporation, “Smart Utility Grid Protection and Quality of Supply,” Oklahoma City, OK, USA
  • Invited speaker with Dr. Jiang, Dr. Dyer and Verra Huibert (PhD student), 16 May 2017, 48th Energy Information Dissemination Program – Distributed Energy Resources – Generation, Storage and Implementation, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA. “Frequency Regulation Through Utility-scale Distributed Electric-Thermal Energy Systems: Experiences and Lessons”
  • Invited summer course, 19 April – 29 June, 2017, George Washington University Masters program for Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia, USA. “ECE 6045M-HEE Marine Power Systems”
  • Invited speaker, February 20, 2016, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Dahlgren Distinguished Lecture Series, Dahlgren, Virginia, USA. “Overview Briefing to NSWC Dahlgren Division: Marine Power Systems Research”
  • Invited speaker, April 3, 2015, Seminar Talk, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. “Coordinated Charging of Plug-In Electric Vehicles in Smart Grids”
  • Invited speaker, May 21, 2010, Diagnostic Measurements on Power Transformers (DMPT), “Managing the Life Cycle of Transformers,”  Western Power and OMICRON in association with IEEE, Perth, Western Australia.
  • Developed and taught courses covering topics including electrical power and machinery, transmission and distribution networks, sustainable energy and the environment, marine power and energy systems, power system analysis and protection.