Dr. Ramzy Obaid is an adjunct associate professor visiting from King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He has been officially delegated to Khalifa University of Science and Technology as part of the twinning between the universities established by the Ministries of Education in KSA and the UAE. He has been teaching and supervising renewable energy projects at KU since September 2019.
Dr. Obaid received his Ph.D. degree in 2003 from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA. He has been working in the field of energy for over 25 years on government and industry funded projects in the United States, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia. He has four patents registered with the USPTO and numerous publications in the fields of Energy and Renewable Energy. He is the recipient of several local and international awards and prizes, including the academic spotlight award from Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, USA in 2005 for his academic achievements and contributions to the school of electrical and computer engineering. He has also received the Quality Medal from the Saudi Electricity Company, SEC in 2012 for his innovative work on photovoltaic panels for residential applications.
Dr. Obaid is an invited keynote speaker at various international conferences and forums. He has taught courses on Energy and Renewable Energy as a visiting professor at several universities around the world, including Georgia Tech in the USA, Worcester College in Oxford, England, UK, the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, in addition to Khalifa University and King Abdulaziz University.
Dr. Obaid has been a consultant for several government and private entities in Saudi Arabia, including the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Education, King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE), and the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC). He was a member of the Scientific Chair of SEC for Electricity Efficiency and DSM from 2010 to 2013. He was also a consultant for the King Abdullah Expansion Project for the Prophet Mosque in Madinah, Saudi Arabia from 2013-2017, helping in reviewing designs of electrical systems in the project and incorporating renewable energy applications. In 2017 and 2018, he was a consultant for KACARE for outlining the Training Curriculum of Solar PV System Design and Installation Programs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.