Professor Bashar Zahawi received his BSc and PhD degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, in 1983 and 1988, respectively. From 1988 to 1993 he was a design engineer with a UK manufacturer of large variable speed drives and other power conversion equipment.
He was appointed as a Lecturer in electrical engineering at the University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K. in 1994 and was a Senior Lecturer with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. from 2003 to 2014.
Since 2014, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where he is currently Professor of electrical power engineering.
His research interests include, power conversion, renewable energy, optimization methods and the application of nonlinear dynamical methods to electrical circuits and systems.
Dr Zahawi was a recipient of the Crompton Premium awarded by the Institution of Electrical Engineers, U.K., and the Denny Medal awarded by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST). He is currently Chairman of the IEEE Power & Energy Society United Arab Emirates Chapter.