Biography

Jaber A. Abu Qahouq received his B.Sc. (with first class honors) from Princess Sumaya University (PSUT)/Royal Scientific Society (RSS), Amman, Jordan, in 1998, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando, USA, in 2000 and 2003, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering/Electronics. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA. He was with Intel Corporation from August 2005 to January 2008. From January 2004 to August 2005, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor and Instructor with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UCF, and from January 2002 to December 2003, he was an Adjunct Faculty member at UCF. He was a Research Assistant/Associate with the Florida Power Electronics Center, UCF, from 1999 to 2003. From 1998 to 1999, he was with the Royal Scientific Society (RSS), Electronic Services and Training Center (ESTC), Amman, Jordan.

He led and worked on several projects funded by the NSF, USDA, Army Research Lab, NASA, Astec Power/Emerson, Intel, the University of Central Florida and the University of Alabama. His research interests include dc–dc converters, soft-switching power conversion, digital control in power electronics, adaptive power control, platform power delivery distribution architectures and related power management schemes, power factor correction ac-dc converters, and dc–ac inverters, renewable energy systems, and power devices, nanotechnology-based electronic devices, etc.

Dr. Abu Qahouq is actively serving as a reviewer for several journal and conference publications including the IEEE Transactions and Conferences. He has also chaired several conference sessions over the years. He severed as a technical program committee member of the IEEE PESC 2007 conference, as a review committee member of the IEEE ISCAS 2008 conference, as a technical program committee member of the IEEE ICECS 2009, 2010, and 2011 conferences, as a technical program committee member of the IEEE ECCE 2010 and 2011 conferences, and as member of Intel’s mobile platforms patent committee (when he was with Intel Corporation) among others. Dr. Abu Qahouq received the Division Recognition Award from the Systems Technology Lab, Corporate Technology Group, Intel Corporation in 2006, the IET Premium Award for Best Paper in 2009, the IEEE Outstanding Graduate Student Award in 2002, and the King of Jordan Royal Watch in 1998, among others. He has published many refereed journal and conference papers and holds several patents (thirteen US patents granted and many others pending as of September 2011). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Member of Eta Kappa Nu and a Member of Phi Kappa Phi.