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King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

Electrical Engineering Department

Assistant Professor

Ali T. Al-Awami


Welcome to my website

I finished my Ph.D. in December 2010 from the University of Washington, USA. My research is currently focused on smart grids, the integration of renewables and electric vehicles in a market environment. I have several publications in top journals and conferences in these fields. My students and I are best paper award winners (IEEE PES General Meeting, IEEE Clemson Power System Conference, and Saudi Smart Grid (SASG) conference). 



Graduate student?  
I have one opening for a graduate student to work on the active projects listed here (Research Projects). Each of these topics can lead to a PhD/MSc thesis.

Funding is available
; it will be based on your qualifications and performance. For more information, feel free to contact me.

My Research Interests

- Integration of renewables into the energy grid

- Smart grid technologies and their impact on grid operation
- Integration of responsive demand, electric vehicles, and storage media into the smart grid
- Electricity markets
- Power system operation, control, and optimization
- Power system stability

My Contact Information

Phone (Office)





aliawami AT kfupm.edu.sa

Postal Address

KFUPM Box 5038, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia

Office Location

Building 59 Room 2089


My Office Hours (semesters 162)

Monday        10:30 am -11:30 am
Wednesday   10:30 am -11:30 am

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