Dr. Khaled S. Alharbi has been working for Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu under the education sector for almost 12 years during which he worked in several different positions, starting from an instructor assistant to a managing director at Jubail Technical Institute. After the unprecedented support from the Royal Commission, he got his master's and Ph.D. degrees from the United States in electrical engineering and specialized in nonlinear control. His research was particularly in Backstepping Control and Lyapunov theorems of stability. Currently, He works as an assistant professor at Jubail Industrial College and appointed as managing director of Jubail Industrial College as well.
2019 Doctor of Philosophy degree in Engineering with a concentration in Electrical Engineering University of Arkansas, USA
2012 Master of science degree in Electrical Engineering. University of Dayton, USA
2009 Bachelor of Science in Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology. Jubail Industrial College, KSA
2002 Associate Degree in Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology. Jubail Industrial College, KSA
K. S. Alharbi, "Backstepping Control and Transformation of Multi-Input Multi-Output Affine Nonlinear Systems into a Strict Feedback Form" (2019). Theses and Dissertations.
Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from
K. S. Alharbi and R. A. McCann, "Non-Overparametrized Adaptive Backstepping Control of PWM DC-DC Non-Inverting Buck-Boost Power Converter," 2019 IEEE Green Technologies Conference (GreenTech), Lafayette, LA, USA, 2019, pp. 1-5.
K. S. Alharbi and R. A. McCann, "Stabilization Of SPMS Wind Generator With Boost Converter Using Backstepping Approach," 2018 IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference (IGESSC), Long Beach, CA, USA, 2018, pp. 1-6.
K. S. Alharbi and R. A. McCann, "Adaptive Backstepping Control of PWM DC-DC Boost Power Converter Considering Parasitic Elements Effect," 2018 Clemson University Power Systems Conference (PSC), Charleston, SC, USA, 2018, pp. 1-6.
2019 Assistant Professor in the Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technology Department at Jubail Industrial College .
2012-2014 Managing Director of Jubail Technical Institute.
2012 Deputy for Educational and Training affairs at Jubail Technical Institute.
2007-2010 Senior Instructor in the department of Elecrical and Electronic Skills at Jubail Technical Institute.
2002-2007 Advanced Technician in the Control Systems Department at Arabian Petrochemical Company-SABIC.
2013 Distinguished performance Award. Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbue,
Jubail Technical Institute.
2004 Awarded in recognition of Petrokemya outstanding Polyethylene Plant commissioning and start up. Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Arabian Petrochemical Company.
Courses and Trainings
E-ducation Without Borders, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Conference. - 2001
Seismic data acquisition Schlumberger-Saudi Arabia, Co-op program. -2001
Centum CS3000 Fundamentals of Engineering and Maintenance, Yokogawa Training Center-Jubail, Training. 2003
Tricon/Tristation 1131(8902), INVENSYS Training Center, Comprehensive Course. - 2004
Centum CS3000 - R3 Engineering, Yokogawa Training Center-Jubail Training. 2004
3500 Operation and Maintenance, BENTLY Nevada Training Center Training. 2005
Preventive Human Error, Process Improvement Institute, Course. 2005
SIMATIC HMI-WINCC, Industrial Instrumentation and Control Systems LTD, Course. 2006
Quality Awareness, SABIC, Training Department, Course. 2006
EXAQUANTUM Administrative, Yokogawa Training Center-Jubail, Course. 2006
Pressure Measurements, Pressure gauges and calibration. Direct and indirect level measurement. Temperature and Temperature measurement. Basic Process control. Instrumentation Troubleshooting and repair. Cable and wire termination. Safety in Instrumentation Maintenance. (2002-2006, Arabian Petrochemical Company).
Introduction to leadership and Management, PINZ education Global Specialists, Course. 2010
Operator Training Simulator SIMTRONICS, Training. 2013
Authentic Leadership, Glomacs, Austria, Workshop. 2013
PMP Prep Course, Royal Commission for Jubail Training Center, Course. 2013