Dr. Ahmad Sleiti, Ph.D., P.E., CEM
Dr. Sleiti is an internationally recognized energy leader and has over 25 years of experience in industry and academia as expert, tenured faculty member and consultant in the fields of conventional and renewable energy systems, sustainability, energy demand and scheduling, gas turbines, generators, fuel cell systems, advanced thermal management, manufacturing, and refrigeration and air conditioning. Dr. Sleiti is currently an Associate professor of mechanical engineering at Qatar University. Previously he held an associate professor positions at UNC, ERAU and UCF in USA from 2001 to 2015. He also worked as a senior engineer, project manager and consultant for high-ranked engineering firms and R&D corporations (SIGMA, PENTA GROUP, BETA, Siemens Energy, Electrodynamics, ASHRAE and others) since 1991. Dr. Sleiti has published more than 80 peer reviewed journal and conference papers (including patents) and has delivered more than 90 presentations and technical reports.
Dr. Sleiti holds a Ph.D. Degree in mechanical engineering from University of Central Florida, USA (2004) with emphasis in energy systems and thermal sciences and two Master Degrees in Mechanical Engineering/Energy Systems (2001 and 1991). He is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in Florida, USA, Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) by the American Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). Dr. Sleiti is a senior member of professional organizations: ASME, ASHRAE, AIAA, ASEE and Green Energy Providers of Florida and others.
Dr. Sleiti has completed as Principal Investigator several research projects funded by US Department of Energy, NASA, White House Stimulus Funds, US Department of Defense (US Army, US Air Force and US Navy), Lockheed Martin Corporation, Siemens Energy, General Electric, ASHRAE, Electrodynamics and many other agencies and industries. Dr. Sleiti directly co-established and managed the Center of Advanced Turbines and Energy Research (CATER), a university-industry collaborative center between University of Central Florida and Siemens Energy. He also was a member of Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at UNC with energy industry partners (Duke Energy, Westinghouse and others). Dr. Sleiti has extensive experience in developing advanced energy solutions and products. He was recognized and awarded several awards including Energy Legend Award by the American Association of Energy Engineers, Best Researcher Award (2009-012) by UCF and UNC, Trainer of Trainers by the UN and many others.