Omar Ellabban was born in Egypt in 1975. He received his B.Sc from Helwan University, Egypt in 1998 and his M.S. from Cairo University, Egypt in 2005, both in Electric Power and Machines Engineering. And Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium in May 2011 with Greatest Distinction. Now he is a Innovative Clean Powertrain Development Researcher at Punch Powertrain, Belgium. His research interests include motor drives, artificial intelligence, converter design, hybrid electric vehicle control, DSP-based system control and switched reluctance motor.