Dr. Amer Saif Saeed Al-Hinai

Director of Sustainable Energy Research Center, Sultan Qaboos University

Dr. Amer Al-Hinai is an Associate Professor and the director of the Sustainable Energy Research Center at SQU with a demonstrated history of working in the industry. His industry experience started by leading research projects and consultancies funded by different industries in Oman and abroad. He executed more than 40 projects (research grants, research contracts, consultancies) mainly funded by the industry and published more than 80 articles in the electrical power engineering operation and control, renewable energy, microgrids, and power system stability. In addition, the appointment as a board member of the Electricity Regulator in Oman added a broad experience about the electricity sector and later became the Chairman of the Authority for Electricity Regulation Oman. During the same period, he has been elected to become a presidium member of the Energy Regulators Regional Association. Dr. Amer joined Masdar Institute of Science & Technology as visiting professor during his sabbatical leave followed by secondment for 4 years. Masdar Institute is a research and postgraduate institute focusing on the sustainability of energy, water, and environment. Dr. Amer is skilled in Optimization, Modeling and Simulation, Electrical Power Engineering, Analytical Skills, Lecturing, and Educational Technology. He has a strong research professional with a PhD and MSc focused in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University. He received several awards such as His Majesty Trust Fund research award, “One of the Pioneers in the Engineering Practice in the Gulf”, Fulbright Research Scholarship, and first prize for the technical competence paper at the 39th IECON. Dr. Amer Al-Hinai is an IEEE senior member and a former Chairman of IEEE Oman Section.