Ambassadors
Hadi Y. Kanaan received the diploma in electromechanical engineering from Saint-Joseph University of Beirut (USJ), the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Ecole de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Montreal, Canada, and the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR) from the Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Paris, France, in 1991, 2002 and 2009 respectively. He is currently a Full-Professor and Head of the Department of Graduate Studies at the Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Beyrouth (ESIB) in USJ, which he joined in 2001, and executive member of the USJ Research and Technology Transfer Office since 2019. He is a visiting researcher at ETS since 2004, and associate member of the Canada Research Chair in Energy Conversion and Power Electronics since 2001. His research interests concern modeling and control of switch-mode converters, modern rectifiers, power factor correction, active power filters, and grid-connectivity of renewable energy systems. He is an author of 1 book, 3 book chapters, 1 patent and more than 250 technical papers published in international journals and conferences. He served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions Industrial Electronics, and is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics on Industrial Electronics (JESTIE). He is a member of the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), Industrial Electronics Society (IES) and Industry Applications Society (IAS). He is also the vice-chair of the IEEE Lebanon Section and an Excom member of the IE/PE/CAS/PEL Joint Chapter in Lebanon.
Hadi Y. Kanaan (LI)
ATIF IQBAL (Senior Member, IEEE, Fellow IET, Fellow IE) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in engineering (power system and drives) from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh, India, in 1991 and 1996, respectively, and Ph.D. degree from Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, U.K., in 2006, and the D.Sc. degree (Habilitation) in control, informatics, and electrical engineering from the Gdansk University of Technology, in 2019. He is a Full Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar, and a former Full Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, AMU, Aligarh, India. He has been a Lecturer with the Department of Electrical Engineering, AMU, since 1991, where he has served as a Full Professor, until August 2016. He has published widely in international journals and conferences on his research findings related to power electronics, variable speed drives, and renewable energy sources. He has authored or coauthored more than 500 research articles and four books and several chapters in edited books. He has supervised several large research and development projects worth more than multi million USD. He was a recipient of the Maulana Tufail Ahmad Gold Medal for standing first at the B.Sc.Engg. (Electrical) Exams from AMU, in 1991. He was also a recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Merit Award academic year 2014–2015 and the Research Excellence Awards at Qatar University, in 2015 and 2019. He has received several best research papers awards, e.g., at IEEE ICIT-2013, IET-SEISCON-2013, SIGMA 2018, IEEE CENCON 2019, IEEE ICIOT 2020, ICSTEESD-20, Springer ICRP 2020, IEEE GUCON 2021. He has also received the Gold Medal for his B.Sc. degree. He is the Vice-Chair of the IEEE Qatar Section. He is also an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electroncis and IEEE Access and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Electrical Engineering (I’manager). He was a former Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industry Application and a former Guest Associate Editor IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. His research interests include smart grid, complex energy transition, active distribution network, electric vehicles drivetrain, sustainable development and energy security, distributed energy generation, and multiphase motor drive systems
Atif Iqbal (IN)