Profile

College / Department

Teaching areas

Control Systems, Electric Circuits, Power Electronics, Electrical Energy Conversion, and Electric Drives

Research areas

Servo and adjustable-speed drive systems, power electronics, field-oriented control of ac motor drives, control of electro-mechanical systems using linear, nonlinear and adaptive control methods, real time digital control and DSP/Microcomputer-based controllers (hardware, software). Systems of particular interest include rolling mill drives, robot manipulators and mobile robots.

Education

Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering, October 1990, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
MSc Degree in Electrical Engineering, January 1988, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Engineer Degree (6-year Program), June 1985, National Engineering School of Tunis (ENIT), Tunisia.

Professional experience

Director, Mechatronics Engineering Graduate program, September 2010 - Present,College of Engineering, American University of Sharjah, UAE.
Associate Professor, September 2003 - Present, Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, American University of Sharjah, UAE.
Assistant Professor, August 2000 – August 2003, Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, American University of Sharjah, UAE.
Assistant Professor, 1994 - 2000, University of Tunis, Tunisia.
Visiting Researcher, December 1990 – April 1994, Hitachi Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd., Japan.

Memberships

IEEE Senior Member, 2002-present, IEEE Member, 1987-2002, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IEEE Control Systems Society.
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