The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering is a well-established department in the College of Engineering, which has been part of the University of Bahrain since it was founded in 1986. The Department offers programs at both undergraduate and post graduate levels that are designed to serve the local market in Bahrain and in the region, offering courses that track the continuous technical developments in the Electrical Engineering field. The programs are designed so as to provide the students with a learning experience that has both sound theoretical and practical components. In addition, the programs encourage lifelong learning, foster ethical engineering practice and focus on developing soft skills essential for engineer in the current market.

Our mission is to graduate creative engineers who can progress in the various fields of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. We aim for excellence in teaching, effective participation in the production of knowledge through scientific research and strong links to the community.

The Department pays special attention to strengthening the student’s practical capabilities, a skill we believe is essential for any engineer. Therefore, the department boasts 11 excellently equipped that serve all the courses offered in the programs. Moreover, the department has an electronics components store to support student’s project work in various courses and the capstone design project in the B.Sc. programs.

Our academic team are highly qualified with diverse specializations that include: electric machines, renewable energy systems, power systems and reliability, power quality issues, power electronics, digital integrated circuits, signal processing, digital systems, computer engineering, communications, microwave engineering, satellite communications, neural networks, image processing, and intelligent control systems.

The department has long valued quality assurance and accreditation and realized their implications on the quality of teaching and research in higher education. Therefore, both B.Sc. programs offered by the department (Electrical Engineering Program and the BSc. in Electronics Engineering Program) were first accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET in 2008 (http://www.abet.org). Both programs were recently reaccredited by the EAC for the period from 2014 – 2020.
Dr. Abdulla Ahmed Rabeea

Assistant Professor

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Abdulla Ahmed Rabeea is an assistant Professor at Bahrain University, where he has been since 1992. He received a B.S. from Pittsburg State University in 1991, and an M.S. From the Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arkansas in 2006. Received his Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice from University of York St. John, England, United Kingdom, February 2009. From 2001 to 2005 he worked at Electrical Department, University of Arkansas, as a teaching assistant. Finally, from 1992 to 2000 he worked as an instructor at Electrical Department, University of Bahrain.

His research interests in electronic engineering focus on designing, modeling and optimizing microwave filters. In the microwave filters field, he has worked on designing a methodology for designing dual-mode microstrip filters. A developed procedure was implemented in designing second and fourth order dual-mode microstrip filters.

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Mr. Abdulla Mahdi

Lecturer

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M.Sc. in Electrical Power Engineering, UMIST, UK, 1993



He Received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Bahrain in 1991, and M.Sc. degree in Electrical Power Engineering from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 1993. Mr Abdulla Mahdi published 3 papers in a highly reputed refereed international journals and conferences on Power System Stabikity and Control. He has supervised a number of B.Sc. Projects. His research interest is in the area of power system stability and control.

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Dr. Ebrahim A.Rahman Abdulla

Assistant Professor

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PhD in Power Systems Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2008.



Received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Bahrain in 1993, the M.Sc. degree in Electric Power Engineering from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 2000, and Ph.D. degree in Electric Engineering from McGill University in 2008. Currently he is an assistant professor with the University of Bahrain. Dr Ebrahim research interest include Power System Economics, operation, planning and optimization.

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Dr. Ebrahim Mattar

Associate Professor

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PhD in Cybernetics & Robotics,, University of Reading, UK



Ph.D. in Cybernetics & Robotics, Virginia University Gulf Executive Program MBA, active MIET, MIEEE, AIFAC. Worked on 13 projects, KSU Robotics Project, supervised a number of Ph.D., M.Sc., BSc. published 130 papers, and working in Brainwaves decoding and learning for robotics control. Editor board of 16 journals and conference, an active reviewer. Awarded 21 awards. Chairing Continuing Eng. Education, Chairing Electrical and Electronics Eng. Dept., 2004-2009 and 2011-2013, seconded by UOB to BTI, as Director General. Headed a number of committees ABET accreditation committee for 2 terms, 2005-2014. Run 20 short courses in area of robotics, control-automation. Dr. Mattar was a member of Bahrain NATIONAL Higher Education Skills-Innovation Steering Committee. Organized 2 conferences, technical events, and 9 IET local symposiums. Computations Skills: C++, Mathematica, MatLab, LabView, NAG, LaTex, OS, Unix.

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Dr. Fadhel Abbas Albasri

Assistant Professor

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Fadhel Albasri received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Bahrain, Bahrain, and Ph.D. degree in the same field from University of Western Ontario, Canada, in 1992, 1997 and 2007, respectively. He worked in Ministry of Electricity and Water, Bahrain, as an electrical engineer from 1993 to 1994. In 1994, he joined the University of Bahrain as teaching and research assistant and currently an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He published more than 22 journal and conference papers. He is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, UK and a member of IEEE, USA. He has supervised M,Sc. students. His research interest is power systems protection, power systems analysis and FACTS-devices.

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Mr. Fuad AbdulRahman Al-Mannai

Lecturer

Master Of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Portland, Oregon, USA.



Fuad Al-Mannai, specialized in VLSI Design, has worked for Micron Technology in Boise, Idaho. He has also worked for Lattice Semiconductor Corp., Hillsboro, Oregon, as a senior Product Development Engineer. Also, he has worked for MathStar Inc. Hillsboro, Oregon, as a senior Product Development Engineer. His specialty is in Semiconductor industry. He has extensive international academic and industry experience in Design, Simulation, verification, validation, characterization and Testing of GALs, CPLDs, FPGAs, FPOAs, DRAMs, SRAMs and Microcontroller devices. He has Extensive knowledge of various Semiconductor systems including hardware and software design

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Prof. Isa S. Qamber

Professor

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PhD in Reliability Engineering, University of Bradford, UK



Prof. Isa S. Qamber received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from King Saud University - Saudi Arabia, in 1982, M.Sc. Electrical Power Systems Analysis degree in 1984 from UMIST, United Kingdom, and the Ph.D. degree in reliability engineering from the University of Bradford, UK in 1988. He was an X-chairman from February 1996 until April 2000 for Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (University of Bahrain). For the period 2008-2011 was the dean of College of Applied Studies. For the period 2011-2014 was the dean of Scientific Research. Currently, he is Professor in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department (University of Bahrain. He published more than ninety articles in the international journals and conferences. He is the founder of IEEE Bahrain Section. He is a refree for International and National Journals and Conferences. He is Editor in International Journals. His research interests are Electric Power Systems Analysis. Electric Power Reliability and High Voltage Engineering.

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Dr. Jawad Talaq

Associate Professor

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Area of Expertise:

Power Systems, Optimization and Control



Qualifications:

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Nova Scotia, Halifax, 1993; M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde , Glasgow, 1987; B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, University of Technology, Baghdad, 1981

Experience:

  1. Shift Charge Engineer, Riffaa Power Plant, Bahrain, 1981 – 1989.
  2. Assistant Professor, University of Bahrain, 1993 – 2006.
  3. Associate Professor, University of Bahrain, 2006 – present.

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Prof. Khaled Zehar

Professor

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PhD in Electrical Engineering, Clarkson University/ Potsdam, New York, USA



Khaled Zehar has taught at University Ferhat Abbas in Algeria for eighteen years before joining the University of Bahrain in 2008. He has extensive academic experience in electrical engineering, mainly in power systems. He has supervised over 30 master’s and PhD-level students. He has served as a member of technical program committees of many international conferences. He has published over 40 papers in prestigious journals and conference proceedings.

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Dr. M. R. Qader

Associate Professor

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Area of Expertise:

Power systems Quality, Power system analysis, High Voltage Engineering



Qualifications:

  • PhD in Power Systems Quality, UMIST, (University of Manchester institute of Science and Technology), Manchester, UK. “Stochastic Assessments of Voltage Sags due to Short Circuits in Electrical Networks”, 1997,
  • MSc Degree in Power System Protection, UMIST, (University of Manchester institute of Science and Technology), Manchester, UK. ”Comparison of Direct and Synthetic Test Circuits for Testing of Current-limiting Fuses” 1993,
  • BSc in Electrical Engineering, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain. 1991, Diploma in Electrical Engineering, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain, 1986.

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Dr. Maamar Taleb

Associate Professor

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Dr. Taleb received the B.Sc. degree in Electrotechnics from University of Sciences and Technonology of Wahran, Algeria in 1983, the M.Sc. in Electric Power Engineering from Renssealaer Polytechnic – New York, USA in 1986, and the Phd degree in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University – New York, USA in 1990. Dr. Taleb had held a research associate position in Electrical Engineering at Clarkson University in the period of 1990-1992. In 1992, Dr. Taleb joined University of Bahrain. He is currently an associate professor in electrical engineering at University of Bahrain. Dr. Taleb research interests are: Renewable Energy Applications, Power Quality issues, Power System Modeling, Power System Dynamics and Stability, Dr. Taleb published about 50 publications in the previous research field and published in well reputed Journals Transactions, Journals, and International Conferences.

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Dr. Mohab A. Mangoud

Associate Professor

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PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Bradford, UK



Mohab A. Mangoud received B.Sc and M.Sc from Alexandria university in 1993 and 1996 respectively, Ph.D degree from University of Bradford, Bradford, UK in 2001. He worked as a senior RF Engineer for Airbus-Astrium Space Lmt, Hertfordshire, UK, in the field of space and commercial communications satellites. Then, he was assistant professor with Electronics and communications Engineering Department, Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt. He joined Bradley Department of Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech., USA as adjunct professor. He has published more than 60 scientific papers in the field of wireless communications, cognitive radios and MIMO technology. Dr. Mangoud is a senior member of IEEE and he is currently the vice chair of IEEE Bahrain section.

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Dr. Mohammed Majid Al Khalidy

Assistant Professor

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PhD in Electronics- Intelligent Systems and Robotics, University of Technology, Iraq


Dr. Mohammed Majid Al Khalidy received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Technology, Iraq, 2007. Dr. Al Khalidy was a Senior project Engineer in Al- Karama General Company (Aerospace Industrial Company), Iraq, Baghdad, 1997– 2006. Al Khalidy is an Assistant Professor in the University of Bahrain since 2014. He has extensive industrial experience in the field of Aerospace Electronics and Intelligent Control and Guidance Systems. He participated in many international projects. Doctor Al Khalidy is a senior member of professional societies such as IEEE, LEED (USA), and a live member of the Bahrain Society of Engineers. He has served as a steering committee member, session chair and a member of technical program committees for many international conferences. He has supervised many master’s students and presented a number of tutorials. Doctor Al Khalidy published in prestigious journals, conference proceedings and he has published a book in the field of robotics.

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Dr. Noori Ahmed Allaith

Assistant Professor

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PhD in Electrical Engineering (Power Electronics), University of Bristol, 1997, UK



He received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Bahrain in 1989. M.Sc. degree in Power Electronics Engineering from University of Bradford in 1990 and Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of York St. John, England 2012. Dr. Allaith published number of papers in a highly reputed refereed international journals and conferences on Power Electronics Applications. His research interest includes Power Electronics Converter Simulation, Inverter-Fed AC Drives and Electromagnetic Compatibility standard (EMC).

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Dr. Sayed Ali Al-Mosawi

Associate Professor

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PhD in Power Electronics Engineering, Imperial College, University of London, 1995, UK



He Received his B.Sc. degree (F. Hons) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Bahrain in 1988, and M.Sc. degree in Power Electronics Engineering from University of Bradford in 1990. Dr Al-Mosawi published more than 35 papers in a highly reputed refereed international journals and conferences on Power Electronics Applications and FACTS devices. He has supervised numbers of Master Thesis and currently he is supervising one PhD and two Master Thesis. His research interest includes Power Electronics, FACTS Devices and Control Applications.

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Dr. Sana Ahmed Mohammed Al-Mansoori

Assistant Professor

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PhD in Photonics, RMIT University, Australia



Sana Ahmed Al-Mansoori has been an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the UoB since 2005. She teaches Electromagnetics, Signals and Systems, and Fiber Optic communications. Her research interest is optical signal processing. Since December 2012 Sana has been the Chair of the Department. She has contributed to several committees at the department, college and university levels such as the quality assurance and Peer Observation of Teaching committees. She is also a senior fellow of the Higher Education academy (HEA). Sana is a member of the Faculty Development Committee (FDC) and coordinator of the postgraduate certificate in academic practice program.

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Dr Salwa Baserrah

Assistant Professor

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Dr Salwa Baserrah is since January 2018 an Assistant Professor in the Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department. Dr Baserrah has received her PhD-certificate with grade 'magna cum laude' at the Institute for Electrical Drives, Power Electronics & Devices (IALB), University of Bremen, Germany in November 2014, and her PhD study is titled: Theoretical and Experimental Investigations of a Permanent Magnet Excited Transverse Flux Machine with a Segmented Stator for In-Wheel Motor Applications. She completed her MSc with grade Distinction with high Honor specialized in electric drives and machine design from University of Bahrain in Slip Energy Recovery Drive Systems. She joined Robert Bosch GmbH Gasoline Systems- Electric Vehicles & Hybrid Systems-Powertrain in Stuttgart-Germany in 2013 as a senior development engineer for electrical machines in electrical cars & hybrid vehicles; where her focus area was modeling & measuring the noise in electrical machines from electromagnetic waves and mechanical construction towards optimization solutions for the overall construction of the electric axle; which included projects for companies Daimler-Mercedes, Porsche and BMW. She has received “Outstanding Paper Award” at IEEE-ICEMS2010 in Korea. She is a reviewer for Electric Machines Committee of IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications und IET Journal of Electrical Systems in Transportation. She is a senior member in IEEE, VDI- Association of German Engineers, DEGA e.V.: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akustik & Bahrain Society of Engineers (BSE).

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Dr Sarah Al-Shareeda

Assistant Professor

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Sarah Al-Shareeda is a new faculty member at the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, University of Bahrain. She finished her doctorate studies at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, USA. Sarah is a Fulbright Science and Technology PhD Award's fellow and IEEE member. Her research interests are security and privacy, authentication, cryptography, vehicular networks, smart transportation systems, wireless sensor networks, Internet of Things, and cyber physical systems.

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Dr Mohamed Amine Fnaiech

Assistant Professor

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Mohamed Amine Fnaiech received a B.Sc. in electrical-automatic engineering from National School of Engineering of Gabes (Tunisia) in 2004, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Picardie Jules Verne University, Amiens, France, in 2005 and 2009, respectively, all in electrical engineering. He was a lecturer from 2005 to 2009 in Picardie Jules Verne University, Amiens, France.

From 2010 to 2011, He joined the Institute of Industrials Systems in Gabes-Tunisia as an assistant professor in electrical engineering. From 2012 to 2014, He was with Texas A&M University as postdoctoral research associate in electrical and computer engineering department.

From 2014 to 2017, He was an assistant professor in electrical engineering at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University in KSA. Since 2018, He joined the University of Bahrain as an assistant professor in electrical engineering. Dr. Fnaiech is an IEEE Senior Member and He received professional certificates in the following fields: electrical engineering, electronics, photonics and systems (CNU63) and computer engineering, automatic control and signal processing (CNU61) from the French National University Council in 2010. Dr.

Fnaiech’s research interests cover the field of electrical engineering including electrical machines, automatic control and power electronics. He published several papers in highly reputed scientific journals (https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=ognmdJAAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) in the field of electrical engineering and automatic control. Dr Fnaiech act as reviewer some transaction such as IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics (TIE), IEEE transaction on Power Electronics (TPE), IEEE Transaction on Energy Conversion (TEC).

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Dr. Ayman AL-KHAZRAJI

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Ayman AL-KHAZRAJI (BSc Eng 1998/ MSc Eng 2000) has obtained his PhD degree in Computer & Electrical Engineering from Reims University, France in 2008. He taught for years in Reims University (France) then Caledonian College of Engineering (Oman). He has served as a consultant with General Electric Energy, Alstom Power Systems and Valeo Automotive. In 2014, he received the IFAC Paper Prize of the Journal of Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (Elsevier). Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at the Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department, University of Bahrain. His research interests include, but not limited to, the following topics: Big Data, Smart Cities, AI, Robotics, Control Systems, Engineering Education, Monitoring & Fault Detection, and Optimization.

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Dr. Zuhair Khalifa AlBahri

Assistant Professor

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PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pennsylvania/Pittsburgh, USA



Zouhair Bahri has taught at CMU under teaching internship and is currently teaching in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Dept. at the University of Bahrain. He has an extensive academic experience at the graduate and undergraduate levels in signal processing, communications, and microprocessor applications. He has supervised one Master’s-level thesis and several award-winning undergraduate senior projects. He has conducted several consultancies and short courses for the local industry in Bahrain and published over 20 papers in prestigious journal and conference proceedings.

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