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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Dr. Rajab Challoo, P.E.


Professor of Electrical Engineering

Education:

  • Registered Professional Engineer in Texas (Texas RPE No. 68686). 
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, The Wichita State University, 1989. 
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, The Wichita State University, 1985.
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, The Wichita State University, 1983.

Research interest:

Modeling/analysis/design of linear/nonlinear dynamic/control systems; Control technologies in power systems and deployment of renewable energy systems; Advanced control techniques for solar/wind power and smart grids; Neural networks and fuzzy logic for intelligent control of robotic systems

Research Projects:

  • “Establishment of Dextrous Robotic Hands and Neural Networks Laboratory for Intelligent Controls Research,” National Science Foundation (NSF), $291,750 -it is completed
  • “Five Year Program in Intelligent Controls Research Using the Dextrous Robotic Hands and Neural Networks Laboratory,” Office of Naval Research, $987,178 -it is completed
  • "Augmentation to Five Year Program in Intelligent Controls Using the Dextrous Robotic Hands and Neural
    Networks laboratory at TAMUK,” Department of Defense/Office of Naval Research, $140,000 -it is completed
  • “Instrumentation Enhancement to Support Ongoing Intelligent Controls Research Using the Dextrous Robotic
    Hands and Neural Networks Laboratory at TAMUK,” Department of Defense/Office of Naval Research,
    $299,520 -it is completed
  • “Course Restructuring and Laboratory Development in Power Electronics and Electric Drives,” National Science Foundation (NSF), $38,959 – it is completed
  • “AGEP: Collaborative Research: Advancing Interdisciplinary STEM Graduate Education in Energy and
    Sustainability Disciplines,” National Science Foundation (NSF), September 2013 - February 2017 (extended to Feb 2018), $2.1 Million (with A&M University System Colleagues, TAMUK: $266,851)
  • S-STEM: Javelina Engineers STEM Scholarships: Building the Pathway for Baccalaureate to Masters Degrees,”
    National Science Foundation (NSF), August 2013 - August 2018, $609,025
  • Collaborative Research: The Texas A&M System AGEP Alliance: A Model to Advance Historically
    Underrepresented Minorities in the STEM Professoriate,” National Science Foundation (NSF), September 01, 2017 – August 31, 2022, over $2.8 Million (with A&M University System Colleagues $2,816,700, TAMUK:
    $504,027) -it is ongoing and current

Long-time engineering professor earns Distinguished Faculty Service Award

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KINGSVILLE (October 3, 2019) — The Faculty Senate at Texas A&M University-Kingsville recently honored Dr. Rajab Challoo, professor of electrical engineering, with the Distinguished Faculty Service Award. He was presented with the award by Dr. Ambrose Anoruo, president of the Faculty Senate.
Challoo has been at the university for many years and has made many positive contributions to his department, college and the university. During his service as chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Science Engineering, the department grew from 350 students to 1,300 students in less than four years, which necessitated the addition of 12 faculty.
He served the Faculty Senate for many years including serving as president three times in 2004, 2013 and 2015. No one has ever been elected president three times. Challoo has served as chair or member of over 30 university committees. He received the Engineering Dean’s Outstanding Service Award and was honored by the students in his department as Professor of the Year four consecutive years. He also received a merit of excellence award and the Javelina Alumni Association’s Distinguished Teaching Award.
Challoo served as vice president and president of the Texas A&M-Kingsville American Association of University Professors and vice president of the campus Texas Faculty Association. He was elected by the Texas State American Association of University Professors to serve as vice president for District III for the state conference.
He was founding director of the Maquiladora Engineering master’s program and of the University Honors Program, now the Honors College. Challoo has been involved in over $7 million in funded external research grants from the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research and Department of Defense and along with his colleagues and students has published over 100 technical peer-reviewed papers. He also is editor-in-chief for the International Journal of Applied Sciences.
-TAMUK-

Category: General Univ , Engineering

Contact Information:

EC 317
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
MSC 192 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: (361) 593-2628
fax: (361) 593-4026
email: rajab.challoo@tamuk.edu

Dr. Rajab Challoo, P.E.