Honors & Awards

  • Earned KAUST fellowship in 2017
  • Made Dean’s Honors List, University of Dayton, 2015-2016,2014-2015
  • Earned Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission scholarship in 2011


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Education Profile

  • BSc. in Electrical Engineering from University of Dayton, USA

Fahad Aljehani is a Master student in Electrical Engineering System within CEMSE division. In 2016, he graduated with a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dayton, USA. He joined King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in 2017 as a master student. Currently, he is working on Parabolic Distributed Solar Collector and Model-Free Control for Indoor Heat Exchange System.

Research activities

Solar Energy is a promising clean source of energy to respond to growing energy demand while reducing the dependence of fossil resources. The aim of the project is to control a pump to heat the oil in the system to the desired outlet temperature. Due to harsh environment weather in Parabolic Distributed Solar Collector, a lab-scale setup was built from scratch to mimic Parabolic Distributed Solar Collector. This lab-scale is called Indoor Heat Exchange System. Applying control strategies in Indoor Heat Exchange System becomes easier to understand the dynamics of the system. Having a clear vision of the dynamics of the system will help tremendously to apply control strategies in Parabolic Distributed Solar Collector.


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Parabolic Distributed Solar Collector
Indoor Heat Exchange System
Indoor Heat Exchange System


Couple open-loop experiments have been done in Indoor Heat Exchange System to understand how the dynamics of the system work. To validate the performance of the controller, Free-Model control needs to be applied in the Indoor heat exchange system and see the performance after understanding the dynamics of the system.