Haitham Abu-Rub

Program Chair/ Professor

Managing Director of Smart Grid Center Qatar

Abu-Rub, Haitham

Office: 246E
Phone: +974.4423.0110
Fax: +974.423.0011

Research Interests

  • Field oriented control of electrical machines
  • nonlinear control of electrical drive
  • sensorless control
  • parameters estimation
  • power electronics
  • electrical machines

Awards & Honors

  • American Fulbright Scholarship (Texas A&M University)
  • German Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (Wuppertal University)
  • German DAAD Scholarship (Bochum University)
  • British Royal Society Scholarship (Southampton University)
  • "Best Presentation Award" at the 27th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society in Denver (IECON'01)


  • PhD., Political Science, Gdansk University (http://www.univ.gda.pl/en/)- 2004
  • PhD., Electrical Engineering, Gdansk University of Technology (http://www.pg.gda.pl/eng.html)- 1995
  • MSc., Electrical Engineering, Gdynia Maritime University (http://www.wsm.gdynia.pl/index-e.html)- 1990

Selected Publications

M. B. Shadmand, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu Rub, "Model Predictive Control of PV Sources in a Smart DC Distribution System: Maximum Power Point Tracking and Droop Control," IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENERGY CONVERSION, VOL. 29, NO. 4, DECEMBER 2014.

Yushan Liu, Haitham Abu-Rub and Baoming Ge, "Z-Source/Quasi-Z-Source Inverters-Derived Networks, Modulations, Controls, and Emerging Applications to Photovoltaic Conversion", IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, vol.8, no.4, pp.32-44, Dec. 2014.

Jaroslaw Guzinski, Haitham Abu-Rub, "Speed Sensorless Induction Motor Drive with Predictive Current Controller," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 60, No. 2, pp. 699-709, 2013.

Sk Moin Ahmed, Haitham Abu-Rub, and Zainal Salam, Common-mode Voltage Elimination in a Three-to-Five Phase Dual Matrix Converter Feeding a Five Phase Open-end Drive Using Space Vector Modulation Technique, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, finally accepted.

H. Abu-Rub, Holtz, J., Rodriguez, J., and Baoming G., "Medium Voltage Multilevel Converters - State of the Art, Challenges and Requirements in Industrial Applications", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 57, No. 8, August 2010, pp. 2581-2596.