Faculty Profile: Ahmad Shahsiah

Ahmad Shahsiah, Ph.D.

Lecturer Faculty 

Discipline: Electrical Engineering

Email: shahsiah@sfsu.edu

Ahmad Shahsiah


  • M.S., Electric Power Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2001
  • Ph.D., Electric Power Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2006


Dr. Ahmad Shahsiah is a licensed professional engineer in California. He has provided technical consulting services in numerous engineering and scientific areas for more than a decade. Dr. Shahsiah's expertise includes electrical and electronic systems especially energy and power systems. Dr. Shahsiah has consulted in the areas such as electric power substation equipment analysis, large generator design review, building electrical systems and electrical codes, stray voltage investigation, vehicles testing, Electromagnetic Interference, electrical equipment safety review, and reliability evaluation of SCADA and advanced metering systems. Dr. Shahsiah’s responsibilities at Exponent include conducting studies, performing research and investigating failures related to power equipment and systems in industrial and commercial power systems as well as high voltage distribution systems; performing passive and active lifetime and reliability and safety evaluations of electrical equipment; and failure analysis of electrical and electronic systems and components including power storage and conversion systems.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Shahsiah worked on mathematical and experimental characterization of liquid dielectrics in high voltage devices and published an award-winning Ph.D. dissertation in that area. He has extensive experience in electric power systems including extensive knowledge of power transformers and their liquid dielectric testing, power system analysis and computer modeling, power quality, switching and transients, electric machines and drives, and relaying and protection.