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
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., Zaffar N., Vasquez J., Guerrero J.M. 2018
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
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
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
A novel bidirectional Z-source DC circuit breaker for DC microgrids 2016 IEEE 7th Power India International Conference, PIICON 2016 Aslam M.W., Zaffar N.A. 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
Stacked switched capacitor architecture using electrolytic capacitors for size reduction 2016 IEEE 7th Power India International Conference, PIICON 2016 Irshad F., Rizwan M., Zaffar N.A. 2017
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. 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
Feasibility of NB-PLC in LT power distribution network of electric utility in Pakistan Clemson University Power Systems Conference, PSC 2016 Sheikh A.A., Idrees Q., Ahmad M., Arshad M.A., Mahmood I., Fayyaz U.U., Rana I.E., Zaffar N.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
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 Ibrahim S., Zaffar N.A. 2015
Smart meters for industrial energy conservation and efficiency optimization in Pakistan: Scope, technology and applications Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews Aslam W., Soban M., Akhtar F., Zaffar N.A. 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
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 Shabbir H., Ur Rehman M., Rehman S.A., Sheikh S.K., Zaffar N. 2014
High efficiency modified dual-active bridge converter for photovoltaic integration 2013 IEEE Grenoble Conference PowerTech, POWERTECH 2013 Rehman M.M.U., Hassan R., Zaffar N. 2013
A novel single-phase soft switching microinverter for photovoltaic applications 2013 3rd International Conference on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems, EPECS 2013 Pervaiz S., Ur Rehman M., Asghar A.B., Zaffar N. 2013
Support Vector Machine based fault detection & classification in smart grids 2012 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2012 Shahid N., Aleem S.A., Naqvi I.H., Zaffar N. 2012
A comparative analysis of electrical and photo characteristics of LED lights Proceedings - 10th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology, FIT 2012 Rehman M.M.U., Shabbir H., Rehman S.A., Sheikh S.K., Zaffar N. 2012
Object segmentation using feature based conditional morphology Proceedings - 12th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing, ICIAP 2003 Hamid M.R., Baloch A., Bilal A., Zaffar N. 2003
Semester Title Code
Fall Semester 2018-19 Power Electronics Lab 1801
Fall Semester 2018-19 Power Electronics 1801
Spring Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Senior Project 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Electrical Drives 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Electromechanical Systems Lab 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Electromechanical Systems 1702
Fall Semester 2017-18 Directed Research Project 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Senior Project 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Doctoral Thesis Research 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Power Electronics Lab 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Circuits 1 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Power Electronics 1701
Summer Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1603
Spring Semester 2016-17 Electrical Drives 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Master's Thesis II 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Electromechanical Systems Lab 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Electrical Power Systems 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Electromechanical Systems 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Senior Project II 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 Master's Thesis I 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Master's Project 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Power Electronics Lab 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Circuits 1 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Power Electronics 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Senior Project I 1601
Spring Semester 2015-16 Electrical Drives 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Electromechanical Systems Lab 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Electromechanical Systems 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project II 1502
Fall Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Independent Study 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Power Electronics Lab 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Electricity and Magnetism 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Power Electronics 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Senior Project I 1501
Spring Semester 2014-15 Electrical Drives 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Master's Thesis I 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Master's Project 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Electromechanical Systems Lab 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Electromechanical Systems 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Senior Project II 1402
Fall Semester 2014-15 Master's Project 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Devices & Electronics 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Devices and Electronics Lab 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Power Electronics Lab 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Power Electronics 1401
  • Past Courses
    Semester Title Code
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Electrical Drives 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Master's Thesis II 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Electrical Power Systems 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Senior Project II 1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Master's Thesis I 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Power Electronics Lab 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Power Electronics 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Senior Project I 1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Electrical Power Systems 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Senior Project II 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Senior Project I 1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Devices & Electronics 1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Devices and Electronics Lab 1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Power Electronics 1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Senior Project I 1201
    Summer Semester 2011-12 Senior Project I 1103
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Senior Project II 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Power Electronics Lab 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Electrical Power Systems 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Power Electronics 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Senior Project II 1102
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Devices & Electronics 1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Independent Study 1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Senior Project I 1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Independent Study 1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Senior Project I 1101
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Electrical Power Systems 1002
    Fall Semester 2010-11 Devices & Electronics 1001