Prof. Muhammad Harunur Rashid

Professor Muhammad H. Rashid is employed by the University of Florida as Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the UF/UWF Joint Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering. 

Dr. Rashid received B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Birmingham in UK.  Previously, he worked as 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). He also worked 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 (Malta).

Professor Rashid is actively involved in teaching, researching, and lecturing in power electronics. He has published 16 books and more than 130 technical papers. His books are adopted as textbooks all over the world.  His book, Power electronics has translations in Spanish, Portuguese, Indonesian, Korean and Persian. His book, Microelectronics has translations in Spanish in Mexico and Spain.  He has had many invitations from foreign governments and agencies to be keynote lecturer and consultant, from foreign universities to serve as an external Ph.D. examiner, and from funding agencies research proposal reviewer. 

His contributions in education is recognized by foreign governments and agencies to lecture and consult (NATO for Turkey in 1994, UNDP for Bangladesh in 1989 and 1994, Saudi Arabia in 1993, Pakistan in 1993, Malaysia in 1995 and 2002, Bangkok in 2002), by foreign universities (in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore) to serve as an external examiner (for undergraduate, master's and Ph.D. examinations), by funding agencies (in Australia, Canada, USA, Hong Kong) to review research proposals, and by U.S. and foreign universities to evaluate promotion cases for professorship.

He authored nine Prentice‑Hall books: Power Electronics - Circuits, Devices and Applications (1988, 2/e 1993, 2003, 3/e), SPICE For Power Electronics (1993), SPICE For Circuits and Electronics Using PSpice (1990, 2/e 1995, 2003, 3/e), Electromechanical and Electrical Machinery (1986), and Engineering Design for Electrical Engineers (1990). Also, authored five IEEE self-study guides, Self-Study Guide on Fundamentals of Power Electronics, Power Electronics Laboratory Using PSpice, Selected Readings on SPICE Simulation of Power Electronics, and Selected Readings on Power Electronics (IEEE Press, 1996) and Microelectronics Laboratory Using Electronics Workbench (IEEE Press, 2000).  Also authored two books:Electronic Circuit Design using Electronics Workbench (January 1998), and Microelectronic Circuits - Analysis and Design (April 1999) by PWS Publishing). Edited: Power Electronics Handbook published by Academic Press, 2001.

Dr. Rashid is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario (Canada), a registered Chartered Engineer (UK), a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE, UK) and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, USA).  He was elected as an IEEE Fellow with the citation “Leadership in power electronics education and contributions to the analysis and design methodologies of solid-state power converters.”

Dr. Rashid is the recipient of the 1991 Outstanding Engineer Award from The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  He received the 2002 IEEE Educational Activity Award (EAB) Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education with the following citation "for contributions to the design and delivery of continuing education in power electronics and computer-aided-simulation". 

Dr. Rashid was an ABET program evaluator for electrical engineering from 1995-2000 and he is currently an engineering evaluator for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS, USA).  He has been elected as an IEEE-Industry Applications Society (IAS) a Distinguished Lecturer and Speaker. He is the Series Editor of Power Electronics and Applications with the CRC Press.