Curriculum Vitae


I am a PhD, R&D Engineer with 5 years of experience in Automotive industry. Since 2013, I have been working at Renault SA, France, as an R&D Engineer, specialist of control/optimization algorithms design for electric powertrains.
I have contributed to several projects, and I have author and co-authored numerous patents and scientific articles. My areas of expertise include Electric Motor Drives and Power Electronic Converters Control.
I am a creative, result-driven person, and a very good team player. As a PhD, I have solid theoretical knowledge in electrical engineering, and as an experienced Engineer, I can provide high-quality, low-cost, efficient solutions.

Professional Experience

Renault Group (June 2013 – present)
R&D Engineer
– Designing Control Algorithms for Electric Motors and Drives
– Conducting ePowertrain Projects from Advanced Engineering to Development
– Supervising PhD Students and Interns


Doctorate Degree in Electrical Engineering, Paris-Saclay University
Paris, France
June 2013 – May 2016
Master’s Degree in Automatic Control and Signal Processing, CentraleSupélec Engineering School
Paris Area, France
September 2011 – September 2012
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Lebanese University, School of Engineering
Beirut, Lebanon
September 2007 – September 2011

List of Publications

Journal papers:

  1. M. Koteich, A. Maloum, G. Duc, G. Sandou. Discussion on “AC drive observability analysis”IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 62(11):7224–7225.
  2. M. Koteich, A. Maloum, G. Duc, G. Sandou. Discussion on “A differential algebraic estimator for sensorless permanent-magnet synchronous machine drive”.  IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 30(3):1137–1137.
  3. O. Bethoux, E. Godoy, I. Roche, B. Naccari, M. A. Taleb, M. Koteich, Y. Nassif. A new state-observer of the inner PEM fuel cell pressures for enhanced system monitoringThe European Physical Journal Applied Physics, 66(03):30901.

Conferences proceedings:

  1. M. Koteich, A. Messali, S. Daurelle. Self-sensing control of the externally-excited synchronous machine for electric vehicle traction applicationIEEE International Symposium on Sensorless Control for Electrical Drives (SLED), September 2017.
  2. M. Sleiman, M. Koteich, H.F. Blanchette, H. Kanaan, K. Al-Haddad. Energy Equalization Module for Modular Multilevel Converters in Variable Speed Motor Drives. International Conference on Renewable Energies for Developing Countries (REDEC2016), July 2016, Beirut, Lebanon.
  3. M. Koteich. Flux estimation algorithms for electric drives: a comparative study. International Conference on Renewable Energies for Developing Countries (REDEC2016), July 2016, Beirut, Lebanon.
  4. M. Koteich, G. Duc, A. Maloum, G. Sandou. A unified model for low-cost high-performance AC drives: the Equivalent Flux concept. The Third International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, Computer Engineering and their Applications (EECEA2016), Apr 2016, Beirut, Lebanon.
  5. M. Koteich, A. Maloum, G. Duc, G. Sandou. Local weak observability conditions of sensorless AC drives17th Conference on Power Electronics and Applications-EPE 15-ECCE Europe.
  6. M. Koteich, A. Maloum, G. Duc, G. Sandou. Observability analysis of sensorless synchronous machine drives. 14th annual European Control Conference-ECC 2015.
  7. M. Koteich, A. Maloum, G. Duc, G. Sandou. Permanent magnet synchronous drives observability analysis for motion-sensorless control. 6th IEEE International Symposium on Sensorless Control for Electrical Drives-SLED2015.
  8. M. Koteich, T. Le Moing, A. Janot, F. Defay. A real-time observer for UAV’s brushless motors. Electronics, Control, Measurement, Signals and their application to Mechatronics (ECMSM), 2013 IEEE 11th International Workshop of, pages 1–5.


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