Faculty Profile

Mr. Nauman Ahmad Zaffar

Associate Professor

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.

    • Article
      • Zaffar, N. A. .(2015). Smart Meters for Industrial energy conservation and efficiency optimization in Pakistan: Scope, Technology and Applications . Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews , Elsevier , pp. 933-943
      • Zaffar, N. A. .(1999). Networked control of single-phase induction motor air conditioners for constrained power systems . ,
      • Zaffar, N. A. .(1999). Technique for DC to AC inversion using a Buck converter with an input LC filter . ,
      • Zaffar, N. A. .(1999). Networked PFC drive for SPPSCIM air conditioners to enable elastic load operation in constrained power systems . ,
      • Zaffar, N. A. .(1999). The Flyback Converter . ,
    • Conference Papers
      • Zaffar, N. A. .(2015). Networked Control of single phase induction motor air conditioners for constrained power systems . The 24th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics , IEEE
      • Zaffar, N. A. .(2014). Smart DC microgrids: Modeling and Power Flow analysis of a DC Microgrid for off-grid and weak-grid connected communities . 6th IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference 2014 (APPEEC 2014) , IEEE
      • Zaffar, N. A. .(2014). Assessment of harmonic pollution by LED lamps in power systems . 2014 Clemson University Power Systems Conference, PSC 2014 , IEEE , pp. 1-7
      • Zaffar, N. A. .(2013). A novel single-phase soft switching microinverter for photovoltaic applications . 18th International Symposium on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems, EPECS 2013 , IEEE
      • Zaffar, N. A. .(2013). High efficiency modified dual-active bridge converter for photovoltaic integration . PowerTech (POWERTECH), 2013 IEEE Grenoble , IEEE
      • Zaffar, N. A. .(2012). Support Vector Machine based fault detection & classification in smart grids . Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps), 2012 IEEE , IEEE
      • Zaffar, N. A. .(2012). A Comparative Analysis of Electrical and Photo Characteristics of LED Lights . Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), 2012 10th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology , IEEE
      • Zaffar, N. A. .(2003). Object segmentation using feature based conditional morphology . Image Analysis and Processing, 2003.Proceedings. 12th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing. , IEEE
      • Zaffar, N. A. Networked PFC Drive for SPPCSIM Air Conditioners to enable elastic load operation in constrained power systems . 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2015) , IEEE
      • Zaffar, N. A. Reactive Power Compensation through Synchronization of Networked VFDs . 15th Annual IEEE Power Systems Conference (PSC 2016) , IEEE
      • Zaffar, N. A. Feasibility of NB-PLC in LT Power Distribution Network of Electric Utility in Pakistan . 15th Annual IEEE Power Systems Conference (PSC 2016) , IEEE
      • Zaffar, N. A. Analysis on Central and Distributed Architectures of Solar Powered DC Microgrids . 15th Annual IEEE Power Systems Conference , IEEE
Power ElectronicsFall Semester 2014-151401
Power Electronics LabFall Semester 2014-151401
Devices and Electronics LabFall Semester 2014-151401
Devices & ElectronicsFall Semester 2014-151401
Master's ProjectFall Semester 2014-151401
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2014-151402
Electromechanical SystemsSpring Semester 2014-151402
Electromechanical Systems LabSpring Semester 2014-151402
Master's ProjectSpring Semester 2014-151402
Master's Thesis ISpring Semester 2014-151402
Electrical DrivesSpring Semester 2014-151402
Senior Project IFall Semester 2015-161501
Power ElectronicsFall Semester 2015-161501
Electricity and MagnetismFall Semester 2015-161501
Power Electronics LabFall Semester 2015-161501
Independent StudyFall Semester 2015-161501
Master's Thesis IFall Semester 2015-161501
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2015-161502
Electromechanical SystemsSpring Semester 2015-161502
Electromechanical Systems LabSpring Semester 2015-161502
Master's Thesis IISpring Semester 2015-161502
Doctoral Thesis ResearchSpring Semester 2015-161502
Electrical DrivesSpring Semester 2015-161502
Senior Project IFall Semester 2016-171601
Power ElectronicsFall Semester 2016-171601
Circuits 1Fall Semester 2016-171601
Power Electronics LabFall Semester 2016-171601
Master's ProjectFall Semester 2016-171601
Master's Thesis IFall Semester 2016-171601
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2016-171602
Electromechanical SystemsSpring Semester 2016-171602
Electrical Power SystemsSpring Semester 2016-171602
Electromechanical Systems LabSpring Semester 2016-171602
Doctoral Thesis ResearchSpring Semester 2016-171602
Master's Thesis IISpring Semester 2016-171602
Electrical DrivesSpring Semester 2016-171602
Doctoral Thesis ResearchSummer Semester 2016-171603
Power ElectronicsFall Semester 2017-181701
Circuits 1Fall Semester 2017-181701
Power Electronics LabFall Semester 2017-181701
  • Past Courses
    Devices & ElectronicsFall Semester 2010-111001
    Electrical Power SystemsSpring Semester 2010-111002
    Senior Project IFall Semester 2011-121101
    Independent StudyFall Semester 2011-121101
    Senior Project IFall Semester 2011-121101
    Independent StudyFall Semester 2011-121101
    Devices & ElectronicsFall Semester 2011-121101
    Senior Project IISpring Semester 2011-121102
    Power ElectronicsSpring Semester 2011-121102
    Electrical Power SystemsSpring Semester 2011-121102
    Power Electronics LabSpring Semester 2011-121102
    Senior Project IISpring Semester 2011-121102
    Senior Project ISummer Semester 2011-121103
    Senior Project IFall Semester 2012-131201
    Power ElectronicsFall Semester 2012-131201
    Devices and Electronics LabFall Semester 2012-131201
    Devices & ElectronicsFall Semester 2012-131201
    Senior Project ISpring Semester 2012-131202
    Senior Project IISpring Semester 2012-131202
    Electrical Power SystemsSpring Semester 2012-131202
    Senior Project IFall Semester 2013-141301
    Power ElectronicsFall Semester 2013-141301
    Power Electronics LabFall Semester 2013-141301
    Master's Thesis IFall Semester 2013-141301
    Senior Project IISpring Semester 2013-141302
    Electrical Power SystemsSpring Semester 2013-141302
    Master's Thesis IISpring Semester 2013-141302
    Electrical DrivesSpring Semester 2013-141302