Dr. Khaled Ali Al Jaafari
Dr. khaled al jaafari Assistant Professor Electrical Engineering And Computer Science

Contact Information
khaled.aljaafari@ku.ac.ae +971 (2) 3123255


Dr. Khaled Al Jaafari received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (EE) from the Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi (honors with distinction), in 2006 and 2011 respectively. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA in 2016.

Dr. Al Jaafari worked for two years (2006-2008) in ZADCO (ADNOC Offshore) as an Electrical Engineer at the upper Zakum Oil field platform, where he was part of the site facility and maintenance engineering team.

  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University (USA), 2016
  • M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Petroleum Institute (UAE), 2011
  • B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Petroleum Institute (UAE), 2006

  • Electric Circuits I (ECCE221)
  • Electric Power Quality (ECCE426)
  • Electrical Machines (ECCE322)
  • Power System Protection (ECCE669)
  • Power System Protection and Relays (ECCE666)

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

Research Interests
  • Transportation electrification
  • Power quality studies
  • Power system protection
  • Electric Machines condition monitoring
  • Electric Machine design and drives

Research Projects

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Iehab Talal Mohamed Ahmed Suliman MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Hamdihun Abdie Dawed PhD in Engineering
Additional Info





The petroleum institute


Graduated BSc with grade of Excellence.

The petroleum institute


Graduated MSc with grade of Excellence.



Fellowship Award: Abu Dhabi National Oil

Company Educational Fellowship

Rashid Award institution

November 2018

Sheikh Rashid Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement


January 2019

Rewarded ADEK fund for project (Dhs 300,000)

KU-KAIST Joint Research Award

August 2019

Rewarded fund for project (Dhs 2,760,000)

Virtual Research Institute (VRI)

June 2022

Rewarded fund for project (Dhs 54,256,974)




1.       Q1: A. Ahmad, M. M. Reza, A. R. Beig, J. Y. Alsawalhi and K. A. Jaafari, "High Voltage Gain Switched-Z-Source Bidirectional DC-DC Converter," in IEEE Access, vol. 10, pp. 53560-53577, 2022, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3175874.

2.       Q1: J. K. Singh, K. A. Jaafari, R. K. Behera, K. A. Hosani and U. R. Muduli, "Faster Convergence Controller With Distorted Grid Conditions for Photovoltaic Grid Following Inverter System," in IEEE Access, vol. 10, pp. 29834-29845, 2022, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3159476.

3.       Q1: H. T. Nguyen et al., "Review Map of Comparative Designs for Wireless High-Power Transfer Systems in EV Applications: Maximum Efficiency, ZPA, and CC/CV Modes at Fixed Resonance Frequency Independent From Coupling Coefficient," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 4857-4876, April 2022, doi: 10.1109/TPEL.2021.3124293.

4.       Q1: U. R. Muduli, A. R. Beig, R. K. Behera, K. A. Jaafari and J. Y. Alsawalhi, "Predictive Control With Battery Power Sharing Scheme for Dual Open-End-Winding Induction Motor Based Four-Wheel Drive Electric Vehicle," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 69, no. 6, pp. 5557-5568, June 2022, doi: 10.1109/TIE.2021.3091919.

5.       Q1: P. Kumar, A. R. Beig, D. V. Bhaskar, K. A. Jaafari, U. R. Muduli and R. K. Behera, "An Enhanced Linear Active Disturbance Rejection Controller for High Performance PMBLDCM Drive Considering Iron Loss," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 36, no. 12, pp. 14087-14097, Dec. 2021, doi: 10.1109/TPEL.2021.3088418.



1.       A. Dash, U. R. Muduli, K. A. Jaafari, K. A. Hosani, A. Iqbal and R. K. Behera, "Harmonic Mitigation and DC Offset Rejection for Grid-tied DSTATCOM with CESOGI-WPF Control," 2022 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (SGRE), 2022, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/SGRE53517.2022.9774064.

2.       U. R. Muduli, K. A. Hosani, K. A. Jaafari, J. Y. Alsawalhi, A. S. Al-Sumaiti and R. K. Behera, "ANN based On-board Fault Diagnostic for Induction Motor Drive in Low-Cost Electric Vehicles," 2022 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2022, pp. 153-158, doi: 10.1109/APEC43599.2022.9773566.

3.       S. K. Baksi, U. Ranjan Muduli, R. K. Behera, K. Al Hosani, K. Al Jaafari and D. Wenzhong Gao, "Reduced Switch Count Three-Phase Five-Level Boosted ANPC Inverter with Unipolar PWM Scheme for Electric Vehicle Propulsion Drive," IECON 2021 – 47th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2021, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/IECON48115.2021.9589916.

4.       U. R. Muduli, K. A. Jaafari, K. A. Hosani, R. K. Behera, R. R. Khusnutdinov and A. R. Safin, "Cell Balancing of Li-ion Battery Pack with Adaptive Generalised Extended State Observers for Electric Vehicle Applications," 2021 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2021, pp. 143-147, doi: 10.1109/ECCE47101.2021.9595601.

5.       U. R. Muduli, K. A. Jaafari, R. K. Behera, A. R. Beig, K. A. Hosani and J. Y. Alsawalhi, "Predictive Battery SoC Control for Dual Propulsion Differential Four Wheel Drive Electric Vehicle," 2021 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2021, pp. 1490-1495, doi: 10.1109/ECCE47101.2021.9595587.



·                  ·       B. Beig, A. Ahmad, J. Alsawalhi, K. Al Jaafari, “ Ultra High Gain Bidirectional Dc To Dc Converter”, Final PCT application  PCT/IB2021/051955 March 18, 2021. 

·         B. Beig, M. Reza, K. Al Jaafari, K. Al Hosani “ Novel Switched Inductor And Switching Capacitor Based High Voltage Gain Bidirectional Dc-Dc Converter”, application  submitted in August 1st , 2021.


Post Doctrate Fellow specilaized in Smart Grid and hybrid AC/DC power sytems protection and control.