Qatar creates integrated electric bus system

19th February 2020
Alex Lynn

It has been announced that Qatar is in the final stages of developing the strategy and legislation relating to Electric Bus Project in Qatar. Currently the country is positioned to be the first country to introduce an integrated electric bus system.

Dr Mohamed Abdallah, Associate Professor; College of Science and Engineering; Information & Computing Technology at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, said: “The transition toward the adoption of electric vehicles in public and private transportation is essential for more sustainable and cleaner environment. This will not only cut carbons emitted by cars, but also opens up new business opportunities promoting local renewable energy generation for clean electricity”

Dr Mohamed Abdallah received his BSc degree from Cairo University in 1996. He received his MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Maryland at College Park in 2001 and 2006, respectively. He is the recipient of the Research Fellow Excellence Award at Texas A&M University at Qatar in 2016, the best paper award in the IEEE BlackSeaCom in 2019 and IEEE First Workshop on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy in 2015, and the Nortel Networks Industrial Fellowship for five consecutive years, 1999 to 2003. 

He has acquired $7m in research funding and published more than 140 papers in mostly IEEE journals and conferences. Currently, he is a founding faculty member with the rank of Associate Professor in the Information and Computing Technology Division of College of Science and Engineering at Hamad Bin Khalifa University.

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