Dr. Balanthi Abdul Rahiman Beig
Dr. Balanthi Abdul Rahiman Beig Associate Professor
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Education
Teaching Areas
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Bio

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Dr. Abdul Rahiman Beig earned his B.Eng. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka Suratkal, India, and Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.

From 1989 to 1992, Dr. Beig was with M/S Kirloskar Electric Company, Ltd, Mysore, India, as a R&D Engineer with the design team of BLDC Drive, which received the Best Indigenous Product Design Award by IEEMA, New Delhi, India .He later joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, NITK Suratkal.

Dr. Beig is currently working as an Associate Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Khalifa University. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transaction on Industrial Applications. He has set up the Power Electronics and Sustainable Energy (PEASE) Research Laboratory under Advanced Power and Energy Center (APEC) at Khalifa University and is leading the research team in power electronics. His current research focus is on auto tuning of grid connected converters, advanced drive train for electric vehicles, PWM techniques for high power converters, multi-level converter for HVDC applications, high power variable frequency drives, SiC and GaN based converters and high gain bidirectional DC to DC converters. Dr. Beig has received the Khalifa Univesity Best in Teaching Award in 2010 and the Khalifa University Research Award in 2013. 

Dr. Beig has successfully completed industry-sponsored projects on mitigation of the power quality problems in oil rigs. He has also completed other research projects on active filters for distorted voltage conditions and improved PWM techniques for high power drives. Dr. Beig has excellent industrial experience, especially in the design of inverters, DSP/FPGA based embedded controllers, and development of control algorithms for electric drives.

Education
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science (India)
  • M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science (India)
  • B.Eng., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka Surathkal (India)
Teaching Areas
  • Power Electronics
  • Electric Drives
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Grid integration of Power Converters
Research Interests
  • High power converters
  • Variable frequency drives
  • High gain bidirectional DC to DC converters
  • Electric vehicles
  • Sic and GaN converters and power quality