Faculty Profile

Mr. Nauman Ahmad Zaffar

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

Nauman Ahmad Zaffar received his BS (1990) and MS (1991) in Electrical Engineering from University of Pennsylvania. He then continued his work at the Electro-Optic / Magneto-Optic Labs at the University on development of a high resolution frequency swept microwave diversity imaging system in multiple simultaneous bands from 2GHz-60GHz. He joined University of Engineering and Technology in 1994 where he worked till 2000 as Assistant Professor in the department of Electrical Engineering.

He then left UET to has worked as Vice President and Head of Professional Services at Techlogix Pakistan Pvt. Limited where he has been associated with Software Solution Services and Design for 10 years in Pakistan, UAE, China and USA. His areas of work include understanding business needs, proposing and designing solutions and carrying out development, rollout and support lifecycle of the solutions in the domains of Electric Utiities, Telecom and Manufacturing. He has worked with Techlogix to establish and extend practice areas of Business Process Management, ERP implementation, Enterprise Architecture and Software Product Engineering.

He joined LUMS School of Science and Engineering in 2010 as full-time faculty member in the department of Electrical Engineering. He is part of LUMS Energy Optimization Committee and is working on establishing a research base at SSE in the area of Power Electronics, Smart Grids and Renewable Energy. His current areas of interest include dc/dc converters for Solar PV applications, dc/ac inverters for grid-tie distributed energy sources and VFDs for industrial, off-grid and automotive applications. He has also worked with PEPCo and various Distribution Companies in Pakistan to propose solutions for Power Distribution management and smart solutions for load management.

Title Publication Author Year
Control of a GaN-Based High-Power-Density Single-Phase Online Uninterruptible Power Supply 2019 IEEE 20th Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics, COMPEL 2019 2019
Grid load reduction through optimized PV power utilization in intermittent grids using a low-cost hardware platform Energies 2019
A Decentralized Control Architecture Applied to DC Nanogrid Clusters for Rural Electrification in Developing Regions IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics Nasir M., Jin Z., Khan H.A., Zaffar N.A., Vasquez J.C., Guerrero J.M. 2019
Scalable solar dc micrigrids IEEE Electrification Magazine 2018
Evaluation of a Single Inductor based Single-Input Dual-Output Buck Converter for DC Microgrid Applications 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC and 34th EU PVSEC Malik M.S., Khan H.A., Zaffar N.A. 2018
Decentralised electric power delivery for rural electrification in Pakistan Energy Policy Khan H.A., Ahmad H.F., Nasir M., Nadeem M.F., Zaffar N.A. 2018
Solar PV-based scalable DC microgrid for rural electrification in developing regions IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy Nasir M., Khan H.A., Hussain A., Mateen L., Zaffar N.A. 2018
Scalable hydrokinetics power generation network for rural electrification Proceedings IECON 2017 - 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Anees M., Awais M., Tariq N.B., Zaffar N. 2017
Design and analysis of isolated boost converter for microgrid applications Proceedings IECON 2017 - 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Cheema C.D.M., Shah K.S., Khan H.A., Zaffar N.A. 2017
PSIM modelling and hall sensors based adaptive control of switched reluctance motor drive for EV applications Proceedings IECON 2017 - 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Saifee M.B., Javed M.U., Sohaib M., Zaffar N.A. 2017
Solar assisted, enhanced efficiency, induction motor EV drive with soft phase conversion Proceedings IECON 2017 - 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Awais M., Anees M., Zaffar N. 2017
Hydrokinetic powered irrigation network automation: A scalable architecture for the enablement of real-time automated decentralized control of the irrigation water delivery system in developing countries 2017 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2017 Bharmal M.A., Akbar S.Q., Noor S., Farooq R., Zaffar N.A. 2017
Stacked switched capacitor architecture using electrolytic capacitors for size reduction 2016 IEEE 7th Power India International Conference, PIICON 2016 2017
A novel bidirectional Z-source DC circuit breaker for DC microgrids 2016 IEEE 7th Power India International Conference, PIICON 2016 2017
Load management in intermittent and weak grid communities 2016 IEEE 7th Power India International Conference, PIICON 2016 Tariq Z.B., Zaffar N.A. 2017
Grid tied solar micro-converter with optimizer-mode operation for weak-grid operation Conference Proceedings - IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC Ramzan N., Khan Z.J., Naseer P., Akbar A., Zaffar N. 2017
Technique for DC to AC inversion using a Buck converter with an input LC filter 2016 IEEE 8th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, IPEMC-ECCE Asia 2016 Irshad F., Rizwan M., Khalid H., Zaffar N.A. 2016
Analysis on central and distributed architectures of solar powered DC microgrids Clemson University Power Systems Conference, PSC 2016 Nasir M., Zaffar N.A., Khan H.A. 2016
Reactive power compensation through synchronization of networked VFDs Clemson University Power Systems Conference, PSC 2016 Ramzan N., Akbar A., Khan Z.J., Naseer P., Zaffar N. 2016
Feasibility of NB-PLC in LT power distribution network of electric utility in Pakistan Clemson University Power Systems Conference, PSC 2016 2016
Smart meters for industrial energy conservation and efficiency optimization in Pakistan: Scope, technology and applications Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2015
Networked control of single-phase induction motor air conditioners for constrained power systems IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics Ibrahim S., Hassan M.S., Zaffar N.A. 2015
Networked PFC drive for SPPSCIM air conditioners to enable elastic load operation in constrained power systems IECON 2015 - 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society 2015
Smart DC microgrids: Modeling and power flow analysis of a DC Microgrid for off-grid and weak-grid connected communities Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference, APPEEC Farooq R., Mateen L., Ahmad M., Akbar S.Q., Khan H.A., Zaffar N.A. 2014
Assessment of harmonic pollution by LED lamps in power systems 2014 Clemson University Power Systems Conference, PSC 2014 2014