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Qatar power electronics workshop focuses on renewable applications

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Power electronics workshop will focus on renewables. (Getty Images)
Power electronics workshop will focus on renewables. (Getty Images)

Texas A&M University at Qatar is welcoming more than 100 international and local experts from academia and industry to the 2011 Workshop on Power Electronics in Industrial Applications and Renewable Energy on 3-4 November at the Hamad bin Khalifa University Student Center. The workshop examines the role of power electronic converters in conversion and use of alternative, renewable energy sources in order to reduce energy waste and improve grid power quality. A key focus of the workshop is to explore potential use of this technology specifically in Qatar.

“Highly specialised experts in the field of power electronics, renewable energy and energy conversion are attending this workshop," said Dr. Haitham Abu-Rub, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, Texas A&M at Qatar, and co-chair of the workshop. "We are hosting more than 14 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) fellows and life fellows, among other reputable attendees from over 20 countries."
Abu-Rub continued, "The schedule includes over 50 presentations and panel discussions, as well as presentation and publication of 37 scientific articles. This demonstrates the magnitude and importance of this topic to Qatar and within the power electronics field worldwide."

 

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