Dr. Haitham Abu-Rub

Dr. Haitham Abu-Rub

Professor, Managing Director

Haitham Abu-Rub (M’99–SM’07) received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Gdynia Maritime Academy, Gdynia, Poland, in 1990, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland, in 1995. He also received the Ph.D. degree in humanities from Gdansk University, Gdansk, in 2004.
Since 2006, he has been with Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar, where he is currently a Professor. He is currently the Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program, Texas A&M University at Qatar, as well as the Managing Director of the Smart Grid Center Extension. He has authored more than 250 journal and conference papers, and has earned and supervised many research projects.
He is currently leading many projects on photovoltaic and hybrid renewable power generation systems with different types of converters and on electric drives. He is the coauthor of four books, two of which are published by Wiley. He is also an author or coauthor of five book chapters. His research interests include energy conversion systems, including electric drives, power electronic converters, renewable energy, and smart grids. Prof. Abu-Rub is an Editor of several IEEE journals. He has received many prestigious international awards, such as the American Fulbright Scholarship, the German Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, the German DAAD Scholarship, and the British Royal Society Scholarship.

Dr. Atif Iqbal

Dr. Atif Iqbal

Professor

Atif Iqbal (M’09–SM’11) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh, India, and the Ph.D. degree from Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, U.K., in 1991, 1996, 2006, respectively.
He has been a Lecturer with the Department of Electrical Engineering, AMU, since 1991, where he is currently an Associate Professor. He is on academic assignment and an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. His current research interests include modeling and simulation of power electronic converters and control of multiphase motor drives.
Dr. Iqbal was a recipient of the Maulana Tufail Ahmad Gold Medal for standing first at B.Sc. Engineering Exams at AMU in 1991. He was a recipient of the Best Research Papers Awards at the 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory and the 2013 IET International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Intelligent System.

Dr.Khalid Qaraqe

Dr.Khalid Qaraqe

Professor

Khalid A. Qaraqe (SM’00) was born in Bethlehem. He received the B.S. degree (Hons.) from the University of Technology, Bagdad, Iraq, in 1986, the M.S. degree from the University of Jordan, Jordan, Jordan, in 1989, and the Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA, in 1997, all in electrical engineering. From 1989 to 2004, he has held a variety of positions in many companies and he has over 12 years of experience in the telecommunication industry. He was involved in numerous GSM, CDMA, and WCDMA projects and has experience in product development, design, deployments, testing and integration. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar, in 2004, where he is currently a Professor.His research interests include communication theory and its application to design and performance, and the analysis of cellular systems and indoor communication systems. His particular interests include mobile networks, broadband wireless access, cooperative networks, cognitive radio, diversity techniques, and 5G systems.

Dr. Hazem Nounou

Dr. Hazem Nounou

Professor

Hazem Numan Nounou (SM’08) received the B.S. (magna cum laude) degree from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA, in 1995, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA, in 1997 and 2000, respectively, all in electrical engineering.He was a Development Engineer with PDF Solutions, San Jose, CA, USA, in 2001, a consulting firm for the semiconductor industry. In 2001, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, as an Assistant Professor. In 2002, he moved to the Department of Electrical Engineering, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. In 2007, he joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar, where he is currently an Associate Professor. He has authored more than 100 refereed journal and conference papers and book chapters. His current research interests include intelligent and adaptive control, control of time-delay systems, system biology, and system identification and estimation.Dr. Nounou served as an Associate Editor and on Technical Committees of several international journals and conferences.

Dr. Ali Ghrayeb

Dr. Ali Ghrayeb

Professor

Ali Ghrayeb (SM’06) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, in 2000.He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar. He is a co-recipient of the IEEE Globecom 2010 Best Paper Award. He is the coauthor of the book Coding for MIMO Communication Systems (Wiley, 2008). His research interests include wireless and mobile communications, physical layer security, massive MIMO, wireless cooperative networks, and ICT for health applications.Dr. Ghrayeb served as an instructor or co-instructor in technical tutorials at several major IEEE conferences. He served as the Executive Chair of the 2016 IEEE WCNC conference, and as the TPC co-chair of the Communications Theory Symposium at the 2011 IEEE Globecom. He serves as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications. He has served on the editorial board of several IEEE and non-IEEE journals.

Dr. Erchin Serpedin

Dr. Erchin Serpedin

Professor

Erchin Serpedin (F’13) received the Specialization degree in signal processing and transmission of information from Ecole Superieure D’Electricite, Paris, France, in 1992, the M.Sc. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, in 1992, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA, in 1999.He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA. He is the author of two research monographs, one textbook, nine book chapters, 110 journal papers, and 180 conference papers. His research interests include signal processing, biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, and machine learning. He was a recipient of numerous awards and research grants. He served as an associate editor of a dozen of journals, such as the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and as a technical chair for five major conferences. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine and as the Editor-in-Chief of the EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, an online journal edited by Springer.

Dr. TINGWEN HUANG

Dr. TINGWEN HUANG

Professor

Interest Areas

Chaos and its applications
Synchronization of chaos
Stability and bifurcation of neural networks and their applications
Dynamics of complex networks
Partial differential equations and semi-groups

Dr.Sertac Bayhan

Dr.Sertac Bayhan

Associate Research Scientist

Sertac Bayhan received the M.Sc. and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. His undergraduate studies also at the same university and he graduated with valedictorian. Dr. Bayhan is with the Department of Electronic and Automation at the University of Gazi in Turkey where he has been a faculty member since 2009. Dr. Bayhan is currently an Associate Research Scientist in Texas A&M University at Qatar. His research interests lie in the areas of power electronics, renewable energy conversion for PV and wind systems, condition monitoring and power quality detection in power systems, microgrid, and smart grid applications. He has published more than 90 high impact journal and conference papers. He is a co-author of one book and two-book chapters.

Dr. Bayhan was the recipient of many prestigious international awards, such as Texas A&M University at Qatar Research Fellow Excellence Award in 2016, the Best Presentation Recognition at the 41st and 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society in 2015, Research Excellence Travel Awards in 2014 and 2015 (at Texas A&M University at Qatar), and Researcher Support Awards in 2009, 2014, 2015, and 2016 (from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey).

Dr. Mohamed Trabelsi

Dr. Mohamed Trabelsi

Assistant Research Scientist

Dr. Trabelsi received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from INSAT, Tunisia in 2006, M.Sc. in Automated Systems and Ph.D. in Energy Systems form INSA Lyon, France in 2006 and 2009 respectively. From October 2009 to November 2013, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Qatar University. From December 2013, to November 2014, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Texas A&M University at Qatar, where he is currently an Assistant Research Scientist. His research interests include Systems Control with applications arising in the contexts of Power Electronics, Energy Conversion, Renewable Energies Integration, and Smart Grids. Dr. Trabelsi has been participating as Principal Investigator in several collaborative research projects for the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), resulting in more than $6 Million of funding in collaborative research over the last three years. Dr. Trabelsi was recipient of the prestigious French MENRT Scholarship from the Ministry of Highest Education for postgraduate studies (2006-2009) and the Research Excellence Award for the Academic Year 2016-2017 in recognition of his research achievements and exceptional contributions to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar. He obtained in June 2016 a Professional Certificate of “PV System Designer and Installer” from the PV Technology Lab of the University of Cyprus (Approved by the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism and the Human Resource Development Department of Cyprus). He has published more than 50 journal and conference papers, and he is an author of one book and one book chapter.

Dr. Shady Khalil

Dr. Shady Khalil

Assistant Research Scientist

Dr. Shady Khalil is Assistant Research Scientist in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar, a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), a member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). He has worked with industry for over fourteen years as electrical design engineer, senior electrical engineer and engineering team leader. He has published over 36 journal and conference papers. His research interests include electrical machines, power system, smart grid, energy management system, reliability of power grid and electric machinery, and development of fault tolerant systems. He has successfully realized many potential research projects.

Dr. Panagiotis Kakosimos

Dr. Panagiotis Kakosimos

Assistant Research Scientist

Panagiotis Kakosimos received the B.Eng. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 2013. Following his PhD degree, he served as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Manchester and Texas A&M University at Qatar. Currently, he is an Assistant Research Scientist at Texas A&M University at Qatar and a member of the Smart Grid Center Extension. His current research interests include power converters and motor drives for future low carbon vehicles, renewable energy and smart grid applications.

Dr. Omar Ellabban

Dr. Omar Ellabban

R&D Director

Dr. Omar Ellabban was born in Egypt in 1975. He received the B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Electrical Machines and Power Engineering from Helwan University, Egypt, and the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Machines and Power Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt, and the Ph.D. (Hons.) degree in electrical engineering from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel, Belgium, in 1998, 2005, and 2011, respectively. He joined the R&D Department, Punch Powertrain, Sint-Truiden, Belgium, in 2011, where he and his team developed a next generation, high performing hybrid powertrain. In 2012, he joined Texas A&M University at Qatar, as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate and an Assistant Research Scientist in 2013, where he is involved in different renewable energy projects. He has authored more than 60 journal and conference papers, one book chapter, one book, and two conference tutorials. His current research interests include renewable energies, smart grid, automatic control, motor drives, power electronics, and electric vehicles.

Dr. Yushan Liu

Dr. Yushan Liu

Associate Profesor

Yushan Liu received the B.Sc. degree in automation from Beijing Institute of Technology, China, in 2008, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the School of Electrical Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, China, in 2014. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program, Texas A&M University at Qatar, where she was a Research Assistant from 2011 to 2014. Dr. Liu is the recipient of “Research Fellow Excellence Award” from Texas A&M University at Qatar, one of “Excellent Ten Doctoral Dissertations” from Beijing Jiaotong University, and many other prestigious research awards. She is a member of the IEEE and acts as reviewer for most leading power electronic journals and conferences. Her research interests include impedance source inverters, cascade multilevel converters, photovoltaic power integration, renewable energy systems, and pulsewidth modulation techniques, etc. She has published more than 45 journal and conference papers in the area of expertise.

Dr. BING GUO

Dr. BING GUO

Assistant Professor

Dr. Bing Guo’s current research focuses on surface soiling due to dust accumulation and its mitigation. He is developing an electrodynamic dust shield (EDS, or Dust Shield) technology as a potential “anti-dust” solution. He is also interested in dust deposition in aviation engines. Dr. Guo offers courses in Engineering Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Principles of Building Energy Analysis, and Research Methods and Experiences (undergraduate research). He has expertise in aerosol science and technology, synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, nanotoxicology and representativeness of gaseous effluent sampling.

Dr. Kouzou Abdellah

Dr. Kouzou Abdellah

Professor

Research interests:
1. Power electronics
2. Electric drives.

Mr. Khalid Ghazi

Mr. Khalid Ghazi

Engineer

Research interests:
1. Power electronics hardware design.
2. Design for reliability.
3. Ultra high frequency converters and inverters.
4. High performance gate drives.
5. Modular converters.