Dr. Nabih E. Bedewi has been serving as Managing Director of Global EEE since 2004. The organization, based in Washington DC, organizes and manages student projects throughout the world with a focus on Education, Energy, and the Environment. Prior to that, Dr. Bedewi held several professorial and research positions in a variety of organizations and universities in the DC area including University of Maryland, Catholic University of America, and George Washington University.
Upon receiving his PhD degree (at the age of 23) in 1986 from the University of Maryland, Dr. Bedewi worked on several projects at NASA – Goddard Space Flight Center where he directed research in space systems and robotics. Among his notable contributions is the development of a zero-gyro control system to stabilize the Hubble Space Telescope while in limp mode prior to its repair in the mid 1990’s. Over the next decade, Dr. Bedewi moved his research direction to focus on automotive engineering and alternative energy vehicles. He founded a research center funded by the US Department of Transportation and the automotive companies, and grew the center to 60 faculty and research assistants with annual funding of $5 million per year. During that period, Dr. Bedewi also led the GW solar car team development and raced internationally in the US, Japan, and Australia. In 1996, his student team won the World Solar Rallye in Akita, and the Grand Solar Challenge in Noto, Japan and were crowned World Champions for the year.
Over his 27 year career, Dr. Bedewi published over 200 papers and presented at numerous conferences. He also supervised the research of 38 doctoral students and over 300 masters students. He taught mostly graduate courses in various fields of mechanical engineering and alternative energy, as well as student design projects focused on competitions. Dr. Bedewi holds a PhD (1986), MS (1984) and BS (1983) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, and an MBA (2007) from California Coast University.