Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
Professor Nader Barsoum is currently the President of the Asia Pacific Society for Solar and Hybrid Technologies (APSSAHT), Editor In Chief of the Global Journal of Technology and Optimization, and a general chairman of annual global conference of power, control and optimization. He has lectured at many universities including, University Malaysia Sabah, Curtin University, University of Western Sydney, University Science Malaysia, University of Newcastle upon Tyne and Alexandria University. He obtained his PhD from the University of Newcastle in 1989 on Electric Machines and Drives. He has three degrees from Alexandria University in Power Engineering (1976), Applied Mathematics (1979) and Engineering Mathematics (1983). Professor Barsoum obtained the School Research and Developments Excellence Award in 2010, Highest Research Performance Incentive Award in 2010, Best Researcher Award in 2009, ANAK Sarawak Award in 2009 and University Encouragement Award in 1992. He has completed several funded projects such as: Implementation of an optimal energy saving system with solar tracker in 2010, Low cost hydrogen fuel cell for hybrid renewable energy system in 2006, and development of small module for speed drive control in 2009. Besides supervising many Master and PhD degrees, he has also been selected several times as an external examiner, and published over 90 papers in both international indexed journals and conferences. Professor Barsoum is a member of institute of solar energy society, Editorial board of Innovation in Power, Control, and Optimization: Emerging Energy Technologies, IGI book chapter 2011, Editor of proceeding of American institute of Physics special issue since 2008, and Guest Editor of Elsevier International Journal of Computers & Mathematics with Applications for 2010 and 2012.
Research areas: Electric machine control and stability, power electronics and speed drive systems. Applications: High quality DC power converters, solar tracking systems.