Research Associates

Fatima Al-Janahi

Fatima Al-Janahi

Research Assistant, 2020—Present

Fatima received her B.S. from Texas A&M University at Qatar in electrical and computer engineering in May 2020. She was a Texas A&M University Undergraduate Research Scholar, during the Fall 2019-Spring 2020 semesters and was awarded the Texas A&M University Undergraduate Research Scholar Outstanding Thesis Award for STEM in May 2020.

She was previously an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the REAPER lab where she contributed to the research project “Characterizing Photovoltaic System Arc-Faults” which was funded by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) Undergraduate Research Experience Program grant number UREP24-023-010.

Nabila Elbeheiry

Nabila Elbeheiry

Research Assistant, 2020—Present

Ms. Elbeheiry earned her BS in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University in 2020. She was previously an undergraduate reserarch assistant in the REAPER lab. Her current research areas include power electronic converter and controls and machine learning techniques for power and energy systems.

Mocos Metry

Mocos Metry

PostDoctoral Researcher, 2020—Present

Dr. Metry received his B.S. from Texas A&M University at Qatar in electrical and computer engineering, with honors, in May 2014. Then he joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX USA to pursue his Ph.D. in Power Electronics. Morcos is also a research trainee in the Research and Development department of Qatar Foundation. His interest areas are in photovoltaic integration with the power grid using advanced control methods.

Sawsan Shukri

Sawsan Shukri

Research Assistant, 2019—2020

Ms. Shukri earned her BS in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University in 2019. Her current research areas include mechatronics arc fault generator; computer-controlled photovoltaic electrical curve tracer; machine learning techniques for power and energy systems. She is now a PhD student in the REAPER lab.

Naki Güler, PhD

Naki Güler, PhD

PostDoctoral Researcher, 2019

Dr. Güler received his PhD degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey in 2019.
He is a lecturer Department of Electricity and Energy, Gazi University, Turkey since 2012. His current research interests include design and control of power electronic converters, energy conversion and energy management of renewable sources.

Sertac Bayhan, PhD

Sertac Bayhan, PhD

Assistant Research Scientist, 2018

Dr. Bayhan earned BS, MSc (2008), and PhD (2012) degrees in electrical engineering from Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey, and has been a faculty member in its Department of Electronics and Automation since 2009. His research interests include power electronics, renewable energy conversion for PV and wind systems, condition monitoring and power quality detection in power systems, microgrid, and smart grid applications. He has published more than 60 high impact journal and conference papers, and is a co-author of one book and two book chapters.

Rawdha Ameen

Rawdha Ameen

Research Assistant, 2018—2019

Ms. Ameen earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University at Qatar in electrical engineering in December 2018.

Aaqib Peerzada

Aaqib Peerzada

Affiliated PhD Student, 2017—Present

Aaqib received his BS in Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, India in 2011. He served as an operational and design engineer for NTPC Ltd, one of the largest generation utilities in the world, for over three years. Mr. Aaqib is under the supervision of Prof. Begovic, in collaboration with the REAPER Lab. His research interests include wide area control and protection, power system optimization, integration of renewable energy and resilient energy infrastructures.

Wesam Rohouma, PhD

Wesam Rohouma, PhD

Assistant Research Scientist, 2017—2020

Dr. Rohouma earned his PhD from the University of Nottingham, UK, in the power electronics and machine control research group in 2013. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Zawia. Dr.  Wesam is experienced in modelling, simulation, real-time control of power electronics converters, and the application of power electronics in electrical networks. His current research interest includes reactive power and harmonics compensation, voltage regulation in the distribution network, and grid integration of renewable energy resources. He was a PI on a NPRP project funded by the Qatar Foundation. Dr. Rohouma leaves the REAPER lab to join the College of North Atlantic Qatar as an Assistant Professor.

Mohammad Shadmand, PhD

Mohammad Shadmand, PhD

PostdocToral Researcher, 2015—2017

Dr. Shadmand received his PhD in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, USA in 2015. His research interests include renewable energy, community-scale microgrids, hybrid energy systems, and model predictive control. He served as principle investigator on a NPRP project funded by the Qatar Foundation.

Baoming Ge, PhD

Baoming Ge, PhD

Research Engineer, 2014—2016

Dr. Ge received his PhD in electrical engineering from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 2000. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (2000—2002), a Visiting Scholar at University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal (2004—2005), and was a Visiting Professor at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA (2007—2008). His research interests include renewable energy power generation, electrical machines and control, power electronics systems, and control theories and applications.

Michael Hart

Michael Hart

Project Specialist, 2015

Mr. Hart recieved his B.A. in History and East Asian Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in May 2013. He began to pursue his Masters in Public Service Administration at the Bush School in August 2013. His focus at the Bush School is Energy Economics and American Military Affairs. He will commission as a Medical Service Corps officer in May 2015. He serve as a project specialist for the NSF I/UCRC Next Generation Photovoltaics Balance of Systems Center.

Travis Kirk

Travis Kirk

Project Specialist, 2014

Mr. Kirk recieved his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in December 2014. He serve as a project specialist and design engineer for the Solar Energy Technology Testing Laboratory and the NSF I/UCRC Next Generation Photovoltaics Balance of Systems Center.

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