Energy and Power Systems Cluster

Energy and Power Systems Cluster

Research is being conducted on developing models for smart grids and their use in designing smart power distribution infrastructure for developing countries. Work in progress includes generation through renewable energy sources, integration with grid, power flow control, smart homes and smart metering infrastructure development. Detailed analysis on the performance of various kinds of bulk and thin film based solar panels for is also being conducted using various characterization methods. Modeling and characterization of high efficiency tandem solar cells using TCAD tool is also being investigated. The group has strong linkages with local and regional industry partners for electrical energy conservation, optimization and integration of renewables in smart grids along with the development of Smart MicroGrid infrastructure at LUMS.

  • Development and testing of a solar cell test chamber for performance evaluation of solar cells
    Syed H Imran Jaffery, Liaqat Ali, Mushtaq Khan, Hamza Musaddiq Qureshi, Misbahullah Khan, Zeeshan Ahsan, Hassan Abbas Khan
    50th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC) 2015
  • Solar irradiance, wind and temperature monitoring for residential PV applications
    Muhammad Usama, Muhammad Nouman Qaiser, Hassan Abbas Khan
    42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), 2015
  • Design and implementation of a low cost Solar Panel emulator
    Ahmed Sanaullah, Hassan Abbas Khan
    42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), 2015
  • Low irradiance loss quantification in c-Si panels for photovoltaic systems
    S Pervaiz, HA Khan
    Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 7 (1), 013129, 2015
  • Photoresponse Modeling and Analysis of InGaP/GaAs Double-HPTs
    Hassan A Khan, Ali A Rezazadeh, Yongjian Zhang
    IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, (Volume:50 , Issue: 12 )
  • Smart DC microgrids: Modelling and Power Flow analysis of a DC Microgrid for off-grid and weak-grid connected communities
    R. Farooq, L. Mateen, M. Ahmad, S. Q. Akbar, Hassan A Khan, N. A. Zaffar
    “IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference (IEEE PES APPEEC)”, 7-10 December, Hong Kong, 2014.
  • Simulation and analysis of InGaP/GaAs DHPTs using eye diagrams for short wavelength optical detection
    Yongjian Zhang, Ali A Rezazadeh, Hassan A Khan, Emerson P Sinulingga, Peter B Kyabaggu, Mohammad A Alim
    IEEE 44th European Microwave Conference (EuMC), 2014
  • A practical perspective on Grid-tied PV systems in low reliability grids
    S Pervaiz, HA Khan, MA Qureshi
    IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), 2014 , 1969-1972
  • Low cost, robust and efficient implementation of MPPT based buck-boost converter for off-grid PV applications
    MN Qaiser, M Usama, B Ahmad, MA Tariq, HA Khan
    IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), 2014, 3701-3706
  • The potential of solar powered transportation and the case for solar powered railway in Pakistan
    SHI Jaffery, M Khan, L Ali, HA Khan, RA Mufti, A Khan, N Khan, SM Jaffery
    Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 39, 270-276, 2014
  • A Novel Single-Phase Soft Switching Microinverter for Photovoltaic Applications
    Saad Pervaiz; M. Muneeb ur Rehman; Ahmed Bilal Asghar; Nauman Ahmad Zaffar
    18th International Symposium on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems, EPECS 2013, Istanbul, Turkey
  • High Efficiency modified Dual-Active Bridge Converter for Photovoltaic Integration
    M. Muneeb Ur Rehman; Rohail Hassan; Nauman Ahmad Zaffar
    10th IEEE POWERTECH Conference, Grenoble, France, June 2013
  • Design and Implementation of a Low Cost MPPT based Solar PV Backup System for Low Reliability Grids
    Ahmed Sanaullah, Nauman Qaiser and Hassan A. Khan
    "4th IEEE international Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives" at Istanbul, Turkey from 13-17 May, 2013.
  • Technological Review on Solar PV in Pakistan: Scope, Practices and Recommendations for Optimized System Design 
    Hassan A. Khan and Saad Pervaiz
    "Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews", Elsevier, vol. 23, pp 147-154, 2013.
  • Support Vector Machine based Fault Detection & Classification in Smart Grids
    Nauman Shahid; Saad Abdul Aleem; Ijaz Haider Naqvi; Nauman Ahmad Zaffar
    IEEE Globecom Workshop on Smart Grid Communications (SGComm): Design for Performance, Los Angeles, CA, December 2012.
  • A Comparative Analysis of Electrical and Photo Characteristics of LED Lights
    M. Muneeb Ur Rehman; Hassan Shabbir; Sohaib Abdul Rehman; Salman Khalid Sheikh; Nauman Ahmad Zaffar
    10th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology, 2012
  • A study on the feasibility of Solar powered Railway System for Light Weight Urban Transport in Pakistan
    S. H. I. Jaffery, M. Khan, H. A. Khan and S. Ali
    Proceedings of ISES/NREL World Renewable Energy Forum, 13th-17th May, Denver, Colorado, USA 2012
  • Design of an Environmental chamber for detailed characterization of Photovoltaic Devices
    H. A. Khan, M. Khan, S. H. I. Jaffery and L. Ali
    Proceedings of ISES/NREL World Renewable Energy Forum, 13th-17th May, Denver, Colorado, USA 2012