Hicham Chaoui received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering (with honors) from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), QC, Canada in 2011. He is recipient of the Best Thesis Award (health, natural science and engineering) and the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal Award for his doctoral dissertation in 2012.
His career has spanned both academia and industry in the field of intelligent control and renewable energies. Prior to his academic career, he held various engineering and management positions such as Vice-President Innovation and Technology Development. He is currently an Associate Professor at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada and an Affiliate Professor at the UQTR, QC, Canada. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Professor at Tennessee Technological University, TN, USA. His research interests include adaptive and nonlinear control theory, intelligent control, robotics, mechatronics, electric motor drives, energy storage and management, autonomous systems, and real-time embedded systems. His scholarly work has resulted in over 150 conference and journal publications. He is also an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, and several other journals. Dr. Chaoui is a recipient of the Best Thesis Award and the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal Award. He is also a recipient of the FED Research Excellence Award and the Top Editor Recognition from IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.