The IEEE - Lebanon Joint Chapter, IE13/PE31/CAS04/PEL35 Committee 2023 (CH08625)

  • Industrial Electronics Society
  • Power and Energy Society
  • Circuits and Systems Society
  • Power Electronics Society

Arnaout Mohamad
Mohamad Arnaout received his M.S. in Electrical and Electronics from the Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon, in 2007, his M.E. in Microelectronics and Electrical Engineering from Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, in 2008, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, in 2011. In 2011, Dr. Arnaout was a postdoctoral researcher with CNES and ONERA laboratories, Toulouse, France. From 2014 to 2018, he was an assistant professor and associate chair with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of the Lebanese International University, Beirut, Lebanon. Since October 2018, he has been an associate professor and chairperson of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of the International University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon. Dr. Arnaout is an IEEE member in dielectric and power societies since 2013 and actually he is the Chair of the IEEE - Lebanon Joint Chapter, IE13/PE31/CAS04/PEL35. His research interests include the electrostatic discharge, fault analysis, development of electric power system tools, and electric vehicles. Dr. Arnaout received the award of the best Ph.D. thesis from GEET Toulouse and the Novela award from Toulouse municipality in 2011 and 2012, respectively.
Hiba El Cheikh
Vice Chair
Hiba Al-Sheikh received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Balamand, Lebanon, in 2002 and 2004, respectively. She was awarded two student excellence awards from the faculty of engineering as well as the university founder award for scoring the highest GPA. In 2003, she was selected to participate in the Young Ambassadors Program for Leadership Skills in Carlisle, PA, USA. In 2015, she received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering specialty Automation and Signal Analysis from Université de Rouen Normandie, IRSEEM/ESIGELEC, France. Dr. Al-Sheikh has more than 18 years of work experience over which she held different academic and administrative positions at several universities in Lebanon and abroad. She is currently Dean of Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at City University, Tripoli, Lebanon. She has supervised and moderated several undergraduate and graduate projects and MS theses and is co-supervising Ph.D. students at Université d’Aix Marseille and Université de Rouen Normandie. She is serving as guest editor of special issue in Processes MDPI journal. Dr. Al- Sheikh is a member of the OEA, an IEEE member, and a member of IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS). She served as a member of the scientific committee of the OEA and as the Counselor of CityU IEEE student branch. She is currently the Vice-Chair of IEEE Lebanon Joint Chapter, IE13/PE31/CAS04/PEL35. Her research interests include fault detection, power electronics systems, hybrid vehicles, hybrid energy systems, and renewable energy systems.
Jean Sawma
Jean Sawma received the diploma and the master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Ecole Supérieure d’Ingenieurs de Beyrouth (ESIB), Lebanon and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Beyrouth and University of Cergy-Pontoise, France in 2016. Since 2019, Jean has been working as a full-time assistant professor in the electrical department at ESIB. His current research interests include Model Predictive Control (MPC), the control of power electronics and electrical motors and FPGA SoC based embedded control.
Abdallah Kassem
Abdallah Kassem has previously worked as research assistant at Polystim Neurotechnologies Laboratory of the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada. He still cooperates with this laboratory doing some researches. He received his B.S in Microelectronics from University of Quebec in Montreal in 1992, his M.Sc and Ph.D in microelectronic from Ecole polytechnique de Montreal in 1996 and 2004 respectively. From 1996 to 2000, he taught computer architecture, microprocessors and digital electronic courses and laboratories at AUB, LAU in Lebanon. Dr. Kassem joined Notre Dame University-Louaize in 2005 as an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. He was promoted to the rank of associate professor in 2011. His research interests include microelectronics design and test, VLSI, semiconductor device modeling and simulation, microprocessors/ microcontrollers, re-used system design, engineering education, m-Heath and biomedical engineering. Dr. Kassem is a Professional Engineer in Lebanon (Ordre des Ingénieurs du Liban). He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) and Organizer and TPC member of many IEEE International conferences.
Elio Aoun
Student Activities Coordinator
Elio Aoun is an accomplished young professional who is passionate about engineering. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering in Computer and Communications Engineering from Notre Dame University Louaize in 2020, and is currently in the final stages of completing his Master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the same institution. Elio's leadership skills are evident in his impressive track record of organizing successful events and activities. He served as the chair of the IEEE NDU Student Branch for two consecutive years, where he led the organization to great success. Elio is currently the IEEE Young Professionals Lebanon Chair, and he has also served as the Student Activities Coordinator for the IEEE - Lebanon Joint Chapter, IE13/PE31/CAS04/PEL35 since 2021. Elio's research interests are diverse, but primarily focused on Embedded Systems, Electronic Design, Computer Vision, Computer Networks, Cloud Computing, and IT Service Management. He is also dedicated to sharing his knowledge and experience with others, having organized several workshops on various topics such as MATLAB, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and Cloud Computing.
Mohamad Kassab
Sociel Media
Engr. Mohamad Kassab is a telecom engineer manager in Nour El-Hoda for trading and communica:on (Connext ISP). He earned his ABET accredita:on Bachelor of computer and communica:on of engineering from Notre Dame University-Louaize. Since 2018, he work as Social Media coordina:on in IEEE Lebanon sec:on. He is a member in The Ins:tute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-IEEE and The Order of Engineers and Architects in tripoli-OEA. He can be reached at or
Ali Koubayssi
Sociel Media
Ali W. Koubayssi received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Lebanese International University, Lebanon, in 2014 and 2016, respectively. In 2015, he started his work as a lab instructor at the Lebanese International University, Lebanon. Eng. Koubayssi has more than 10 research papers that are published in many IEEE conferences and journals. He has supervised and moderated several undergraduate and graduate projects. Eng. Koubayssi is a member of the OEA, an IEEE member, and a member of IEEE Power & Energy Society Membership (PES). His research interests include fault detection, designing hybrid power systems, smart grids, and renewable energy systems.
Abdallah El Ghaly
Industrial Ambassador
Abdallah El Ghaly received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Power and Control Program, M.S.E. degree, and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Power and Machines Program from Beirut Arab University in Beirut, Lebanon, in 2013, 2016, and 2022, respectively. He was awarded the Jamal Abdelnaser award from the university for achieving the highest GPA in 2013. Dr. El Ghaly worked as a senior electrical design engineer from 2013 to 2019, participating in the design of commercial, industrial, and residential buildings worldwide, particularly in the Gulf region. He began his academic career at Beirut Arab University in 2019 as a full-time lecturer. Currently, he is a full-time assistant professor in the Electrical Power and Machines Program at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department, Faculty of Engineering, Beirut Arab University. He also serves as a reviewer for the International Journal of Renewable Energy Research. Dr. El Ghaly is a member of OEA, IEEE, and the PE society. He joined the IEEE-Lebanon Joint Chapter, IE13/PE31/CAS04/PEL35, as an industrial ambassador. His research interests include power quality, active power filters, power electronics, and renewable energy systems.

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