Dr. Muhammad Rashid is professor and chair of the departments of electrical and computer engineering. Previously, he was employed by the University of West Florida as a professor of electrical and computer engineering. He was also employed by the University of Florida as professor and director of the UF/UWF Joint Program. He worked as a professor of electrical engineering and the chair of the engineering department at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne. Also, he worked as visiting assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University of Connecticut, associate professor of electrical engineering at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), professor of electrical engineering at Purdue University Calumet, and visiting professor of electrical engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia), as a design and development engineer with Brush Electrical Machines Ltd. (England, UK), a research engineer with Lucas Group Research Centre (England, UK), a lecturer and head of control engineering department at the Higher Institute of Electronics (in Libya and Malta).
Rashid is actively involved in teaching, researching, and lecturing in electronics, power electronics, and professional ethics. He has published 22 books listed in the U.S. Library of Congress and more than 160 technical papers. His books are adopted as textbooks all over the world. His book, “Power Electronics” has translations in Spanish, Portuguese, Indonesian, Korean, Italian, Chinese, Persian, and Indian. His book, “Microelectronics” has translations in Spanish in Mexico and in Spain, Italian, and Chinese.
He has received many invitations from foreign governments and agencies to give keynote lectures and consult, by foreign universities to serve as an external examiner for undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. examinations, by funding agencies to review research proposals, and by the U.S. and foreign universities to evaluate promotion cases for a professorship. Rashid has worked as a regular employee or consultant in Canada, Korea, United Kingdom, Singapore, Malta, Libya, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Rashid has traveled to almost every state in the U.S. and many countries to lecture and present papers (Japan, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Libya, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Malta, Italy, Greece, United Kingdom, Brazil, and Mexico).
Rashid is an ABET program evaluator for electrical and computer engineering (and also from 1995-2000) and was an engineering evaluator for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). He is also an ABET program evaluator for (general) engineering program. He is part of the Series Editors of Power Electronics and Applications, and Nanotechnology and Applications with the CRC Press. He serves as the editorial advisor of Electric Power and Energy with Elsevier Publishing and is a series editor of Energy Systems in Electrical Engineering with Springer Publishing. He lectures and conducts workshops on outcome-based education (OBE) and its implementations including assessments.
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