NSF Workshop

Workshop Presentations

Workshop Summary

Monday Opening Session

Workshop Overview

– Dr. Issa Batarseh

The Role of QNRF in Funding Electrical Energy Research Projects in Qatar

– Dr. Abdul Sattar Al-Taie

Energy Research at QSTP

– Dr. Tidu Maini

NSF Office of International Science and Engineering

– Dr. Osman Shinaishin

Importance of Electrical Power Conversion in a Sustainable World

– Dr. Deepak Divan

Monday Session I

Recent Trends in Renewable Energy Research and Education for a Sustainable Energy Future

– Dr. Fuad Abulfotuh

WEMPEC – 30 Years Experience in University – Industry Cooperation

– Dr. Thomas Lipo

Importance of Electrical Power Systems Education

– Dr. Saifur Rahman

Power Electronics and Drives Education: An Industrial Perspective

– Dr. Tomy Sebastian

Monday Session II

Texas A&M University at Qatar Energy Cirriculum

– Dr. Haitham Abu-Rub

Teaching and Research of Power in the Era of Clean Energy and Green Industrialization

– Dr. Malik Elbuluk

Energy Engineering Education and Smart Grid Test-Bed

– Dr. Jian Sun

Integration of Renewable and Green Energy Sources in Electric Power Systems

– Dr. Ali Keyhani

University of Illinois Energy Curriculum

– Dr. Phil Krein

The University of Minnesota Experience: Sustainable Electric Energy Systems Research and Education

– Dr. Ned Mohan

Modern Power Electronics Courses at UCF

– Drs. Issa Batarseh, John Shen, Sam Abdel-Rahman

Multi-Disciplinary Education Using Cirriculum Re-engineering, Industry Partnership and Simulation Technology

– Dr. Mladen Kezunovic

Tuesday Session I

Fully On-line Teaching of Power Electronics

– Dr. Muhammad Rashid

Distance Education Modules in Sustainable Electric Energy Systems at University of Minnesota

– Dr. Ned Mohan

Teaching with Technology at Texas A&M University at Qatar

– Sansom Courtney

Tuesday Session II

Energy Curriculum at Taibah University

– Dr. Ahmad Harb

Teaching and Research at Technische Universitaet Muenchen

– Dr. Ralph Kennel

Energy Education & Research at the University of South Valley

– Dr. Mohammed Orabi

Qatar University Electrical Energy Education

– Dr. Rashid Alammari

Energy Education at Alexandria University

– Dr. Adel Mohamadein

Tuesday Session III

Integration of Renewable Energy in Undergraduate Education

– Drs. Lana El Chaar & Lisa Ann Lamont

A Dynamic Educational Planning for Education of Electrical Engineers at Sharif University

– Dr. Mahmoud Fotuhi

Energy Education at AUB

– Dr. Sami Karaki

Energy Curriculum & From Matlab Simulink to Practical Results in Minutes

– Dr. Jens Onno Krah

Electrical Power Engineering at Istanbul Technical University

– Dr. Aydogan Ozdemir


An NSF Workshop: Electrical Energy Education

December 13-16, 2009 ∙ Texas A&M University at Qatar ∙ Doha


Final Program (click to download)


The National Science Foundation and Texas A&M University at Qatar, in collaboration with the University of Central Florida, the University of Minnesota, and Qatar National Research Fund are sponsoring a workshop to discuss electrical energy education. The objective of this workshop is to assess today’s needs to offer effective classroom and laboratory instructions in the electrical energy field. The workshop will discuss international perspectives on energy education. It will focus on detailed course offerings at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and will explore the current industry needs for power conversion and power system engineers. The workshop will provide the opportunity to make use of the collective experiences of many experts in the field regarding the use of technology in teaching. It will also address continuing education efforts as well as recent research trends.

The workshop will focus on the following topics:

  1. Electrical energy education course offerings;
  2. Teaching with technology;
  3. Hardware and software laboratory support;
  4. Innovative industry-university partnerships in electrical energy education;
  5. Continuing education in the field of electrical energy;
  6. Recent energy research trends.

Other related topics are welcome.


The workshop will be held at Texas A&M’s branch campus in Qatar, part of the 2,500 acre multi-institutional campus known as “Education City,” formally opened on September 7, 2003, offering undergraduate degree programs in chemical, electrical, mechanical and petroleum engineering. Texas A&M’s engineering program is widely considered among the best in America, and the curriculum offered at the Qatar campus is identical to that offered at the main campus located in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M University at Qatar, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, provides a unique opportunity for the university to expand its international presence and to provide educational and research opportunities for faculty and students. Knowledge created within the Education City universities will link with the more commercially oriented research and development being conducted by the tenants of Qatar Science and Technology Park. For these reasons, TAMUQ and Education City are the venue of choice for the workshop. Workshop participant accommodation will be at the Ritz Carlton (Hotel reservation information and special group rate details will be emailed to you upon your registration).


The workshop committee has planned an optional desert safari for participants. You will need to sign up for that at the registration desk on the 13th or 14th morning. The deadline is 14th 10 am. Please visit the link below for more information:


There are a number of other venues and interesting places around Doha, namely, the Doha Museum of Islamic Art, the Corniche, and Souk Wakef, the Science and Technology Park etc. A good place to get more info is http://www.qatarliving.com/about-qatar


Workshop participation is free of charge and open to people from academia and industry. Partial travel support to presenters will be available based on the level of contribution. If you are interested in attending or participating in the workshop, please submit your online registration form using the link below by October 15th, 2009.  If you encounter any problems with the online registration system, please send an email to: nsf.workshop@gmail.com

Register online now

For individuals interested in presenting at the workshop, please submit a two-page summary by October 15th, 2009 via email to nsf.workshop@gmail.com . The summary should describe the contents of your 20 minute presentation. If an abstract is accepted, the presentation slides will be due no later than November 10th, 2009.


Qatar grants tourist visas at border points (This is for a fee of 100 QR. Also note that you do need a credit card for this transaction. If you do not have a credit card handy, you can purchase a bank card at the airport for 200 QR.) for the nationals of more than 33 countries including USA, Canada, Iceland, West European countries, some East European countries, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Brunei, Australia and New Zealand, besides the nationals of the GCC countries. Visit visas for the residents of the GCC countries and their companions are issued at border points, while entry visas for businessmen coming from places other than the countries mentioned above need to be arranged beforehand. TAMUQ will coordinate the visa issuance process for workshop participants (and accompanying family members) who are not going to be able to get the visa on the spot at the airport. If you or your accompanying family member(s) fall in this category, please send an email to: nsf.workshop@gmail.com and include a copy of the individual’s passport.

For more information, please refer to the workshop website http://www.seeclab.com/Research/NSF or contact any of the following

Dr. Issa Batarseh batarseh@mail.ucf.edu
Dr. Ned Mohan mohan@ece.tamu.edu
Dr. Prasad Enjeti prasad.enjeti@qatar.tamu.edu
Dr. Shehab Ahmed shehab.ahmed@qatar.tamu.edu



18 thoughts on “NSF Workshop

  1. Pingback: TAMUQ to host NSF Workshop on Electrical Energy Education « SEEC – System Engineering & Energy Conversion Lab

  2. I would like to be considered as a participant and presenter at your meeting. I would like also to be considered for travel support. Prof. Rubaai, Howard University, Washington, DC

  3. I would like to be considered as a participant at your meeting. I would like also to be considered for travel support. Mohamed F. Chouikha, Professor and, Chair Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Howard University, Washington, DC

    • Prof. Mohamed, Thanks for your interest and we’ll be happy to have you here. Please register online through the workshop site. Information regarding travel support and accommodation will follow soon.

  4. I would like to be considered as a participant at your meeting. I can present a technical work 9application of Chaos and bifurcation in Power electronics). I would like also to be considered for travel support and other.

    Ahmad Harb

    Electrical Engineering Dept.

    Taibah University

    Madinah – Saudi Arabia

    • Thanks Dr. Harb, we will consider your topic when finalizing the program schedule. We also look forward to your participation.

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  6. I just wanted to say that I found your web site via Goolge and I am glad I did. Keep up the good work and I will make sure to bookmark you for when I have more free time away from the books. Thanks again!

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