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

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 theme “Transportation Electrification” under APEC. His current research focus is on advanced drive train for electric vehicles, fault tolerant operation in EVs, wireless power transfer, high gain bidirectional DC to DC converters and auto tuning of grid connected converters. 

Dr. Beig is serving as  Associate Editor for the 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 oilrigs. 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)

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers
  • Advanced Power and Energy Center
  • Petroleum Institute

Research Interests
  • Electric Vehicles Power Train, Multiphase drives for EV, Battery power Management in EV
  • ANN applications to Power Electronic systems, Auto tuning of grid connected converters, PWM

Research Projects

High power and comapct EV power train drives -Focus on modualr apporach, distributed battery arrnagment, fault tolerant oepraiton.

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

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Ahmed Shehada Research associate (Post DOC Fellow)
Motiur Reza Mohammed Research associate (Post DOC Fellow)
Kaif Ahmed Lodi PhD Research Scholar
Saleh Omar Saleh Edhah PhD Research Scholar
Hamdihun abdie Dawed PhD Research Scholar
Additional Info

Researchers looking for Masters and PhD in Power Electronics, Drives , Transportation Electrification area , please apply online at  KU website 


One Research Associate (POST DOC) position is available starting from Jan 01,2023 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.