Dr. Balanthi Abdul Rahiman Beig
Dr. balanthi abdul r beig Associate Professor Electrical Engineering

Contact Information
balanthi.beig@ku.ac.ae 00971-2-312-3425


Dr. Beig has set up the Power Electronics and Sustainable Energy (PEASE) Research Lab at KU. He is  leading the research team  “Transportation Electrification” under Advanced Power and Energy Center (APEC).  The above research laboratory has all the modern  state of the art facilities for research in the broad area of power electroncis and drives. Researchers in this laboraotry have opportunities to develop advance control algorithms for power electronic systems and validate on experimental prototypes. In addition to analytical and simualtion studies, the emphasis  is on designing prototype , fabrication and validation . 

Dr. Beig is serving as  Associate Editor for the IEEE Trasactions on Industrial Electroncis and  IEEE Transaction on Transportation Electrification.  Previously he has served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transaction on Industrial Application. Dr. Beig has supervised several PhD and MSc thesis.

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. From 1989 to 1992, Dr. Beig was with M/S Kirloskar Electric Company, Ltd, Mysore, India, as a R&D Engineer. Dr. Beig has received the Khalifa University Best in Teaching Award in 2010 and the Khalifa University Research Award in 2013.


  • Ph.D. in Engineering -Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India
  • Masters in Electrical Engineering - IISc, Bangalore, India
  • B.Eng. in Electrical and Electronics -National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Suratkal, India,

  • Digital Logic Design (ECCE210)
  • Electric Drives (ECCE222)
  • Power Electronics (ECCE423)
  • Voltage Scource Converters (ECCE720)
  • Electric Drives (ECCE662)

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Affiliated Centers, Groups & Labs

Research Interests
  • Electric Vehicles Power Train, Multiphase drives for EV, Battery power Management in EV
  • ANN applications to power electronics systems including EV systems , fault tolerant operation in EVs

Research Projects

High power and comapct EV power train drives -Focus on modular apporach, distributed battery arrangement, fault tolerant oepraiton and advanced control algorithms including ANN based control algorithms 

High step up voltage gain bidirectional DC to DC converter topology -Target applicaiton Electric Vehicles and Renewbles.

2 patents under reivew. 


Battery power management and regeneration in electric vehicles

Modular Multi level converters -Fault tolerant operation, HVDC system , auto tuning  , PWM

ANN based advanced control algorithm for induction motors

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Saleh Omar Saleh Edhah Post DOC Fellow
Kaif Ahmed Lodi PhD Research Scholar
Shahbaz Ahmad Khan PhD Research Scholar
Hamdihun abdie Dawed PhD Research Scholar
Additional Info

The research team (including the PhD students) has uccessfully developed an improved high performance four wheel differential drive for Electric vehicles. Some fo these results are published in IEEE Transaction on  Industrial electroncis, Power electronics and Trsportation Electrification. The team has developed a novel ANN based control algorithm for the above drive. Also development of a fault tolerant drive for EV is in progress.

Currently we are looking for  PhD students to work on broad area of Trasportation Electrification (advanced control algorithms on EV power train, Fault tolerant operation  in EVs, high gain converters for EVs, V2G and G2V energy trasfer , green parking, EVs as disitributed storage source, bidirectional chargers) )  HVDC and Bulk power transfer systems  ( Modular mulitlevel converter based systems , fault tolerant operation and advanced control algorithms) Students interested in research in these areas can contact me through email ( balanthi.beig@ku.ac.ae)  and are advised to apply online at  KU website 


One Research Associate (POST DOC) position is available starting from Jan 01,2024 for three years duration

A PhD degree in EE with experience in one more of the following areas 

  • Closed loop control of power electronics converters/Electric drives, modelling, analysis, simulation and experimental verification.
  • Computational/simulation tools relevant for the EV system simulation and control.
  • Analysis of EV dynamics and knowledge of relevant tools.
  • EV battery modelling and EV battery power management, Bidirectional Wired/Wirelesses Charges 
  • Reliability studies and EV power system health monitoring, fault tolerant operation.
  • ANN/Fuzzy based advanced control applications , estimation algorithms related to EV
  • Hardware testing and experimental work.