Shahrazed Elmetennani

PhD Students
Graduated on April 13th 2017.   Read more​​​​


Shahrazed ELMETENA​NI is a PhD candidate in the division of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) at KAUST.  She joined Electrical Engineering Department at KAUST in January 2013 after earning Master Degree and Engineering Diploma in Systems Control from National Polytechnic School of Algiers, Algeria in 2012. Her research interests include modeling, control and optimization of industrial processes powered by renewable energies, particularly solar energy (photovoltaic and thermal solar).

Research Interests

  • ​Modeling and control of distributed industrial systems.
  • Control of concentrated solar collectors.
  • Control and optimization of photovoltaic systems.
  • Hybrid modeling of dynamical systems.
  • Numerical simulation of industrial plants.

Selected Publications

  • S. Elmetennani, T.M. Laleg-Kirati, M. Djemai and M. Tadjine, ”New MPPT Technique for Photovoltaic Applications based on Hybrid Dynamical Approach: Theory and Experiment”. Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology(submitted)
Conference &  Proceedings
  • S. Elmetenanni, and T.M. Laleg-Kirati, "Robust Control for Distributed Solar Collector Fields", Submitted to the 2015 American Control Conference. (submitted)

  • S. Elmetennani, T.M. Laleg-Kirati, K. Benmansour, M.S. Boucherit and M. Tadjine, ”New MPPT Technique for Photovoltaic Applications based on Hybrid Dynamical Approach”. The 3rd International Symposium on Environment Friendly Energies and Applications, Paris France, Nov 2014.

Oral and Poster Communications

  • S. Elmetennani and T. M. Laleg-Kirati, ”Efficient control for distributed solar collectors”, Winter Enrichment Program 2014 poster presentation session, KAUST, Jan 2014.
  • S. Elmetennani and T. M. Laleg-Kirati, ”Efficient control for distributed solar collectors”, Poster session in the Global Collaborative Research Symposium, KAUST, Mar 2014.


  • PhD Candidate, Systems Control, Electr​ical Engineering​​, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), KSA, Jan 2013.
  • Master of Science, Automatic Control, National Polytechnic School of Algiers, Algeria, 2011-2012.
  • Engineering diploma Systems Control, National Polytechnic School of Algiers, Algeria, 2007-2012.