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.

A Decentralized Control Architecture applied to DC Nanogrid Clusters for Rural Electrification in Developing RegionsIEEE Transactions on Power ElectronicsNasir M., Jin Z., Khan H., Zaffar N., Vasquez J., Guerrero J.M.2018
Design and analysis of isolated boost converter for microgrid applicationsProceedings IECON 2017 - 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics SocietyCheema 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 applicationsProceedings IECON 2017 - 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics SocietySaifee M.B., Javed M.U., Sohaib M., Zaffar N.A.2017
Solar assisted, enhanced efficiency, induction motor EV drive with soft phase conversionProceedings IECON 2017 - 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics SocietyAwais M., Anees M., Zaffar N.2017
Scalable hydrokinetics power generation network for rural electrificationProceedings IECON 2017 - 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics SocietyAnees 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 countries2017 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2017Bharmal M.A., Akbar S.Q., Noor S., Farooq R., Zaffar N.A.2017
A novel bidirectional Z-source DC circuit breaker for DC microgrids2016 IEEE 7th Power India International Conference, PIICON 2016Aslam M.W., Zaffar N.A.2017
Load management in intermittent and weak grid communities2016 IEEE 7th Power India International Conference, PIICON 2016Tariq Z.B., Zaffar N.A.2017
Stacked switched capacitor architecture using electrolytic capacitors for size reduction2016 IEEE 7th Power India International Conference, PIICON 2016Irshad F., Rizwan M., Zaffar N.A.2017
Solar PV Based Scalable DC Microgrid for Rural Electrification in Developing RegionsIEEE Transactions on Sustainable EnergyNasir M., Khan H.A., Hussain A., Mateen L., Zaffar N.A.2017
Grid tied solar micro-converter with optimizer-mode operation for weak-grid operationConference Proceedings - IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APECRamzan 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 filter2016 IEEE 8th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, IPEMC-ECCE Asia 2016Irshad F., Rizwan M., Khalid H., Zaffar N.A.2016
Analysis on central and distributed architectures of solar powered DC microgridsClemson University Power Systems Conference, PSC 2016Nasir M., Zaffar N.A., Khan H.A.2016
Feasibility of NB-PLC in LT power distribution network of electric utility in PakistanClemson University Power Systems Conference, PSC 2016Sheikh 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 VFDsClemson University Power Systems Conference, PSC 2016Ramzan 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 systemsIECON 2015 - 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics SocietyIbrahim S., Zaffar N.A.2015
Smart meters for industrial energy conservation and efficiency optimization in Pakistan: Scope, technology and applicationsRenewable and Sustainable Energy ReviewsAslam W., Soban M., Akhtar F., Zaffar N.A.2015
Networked control of single-phase induction motor air conditioners for constrained power systemsIEEE International Symposium on Industrial ElectronicsIbrahim 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 communitiesAsia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference, APPEECFarooq R., Mateen L., Ahmad M., Akbar S.Q., Khan H.A., Zaffar N.A.2014
Assessment of harmonic pollution by LED lamps in power systems2014 Clemson University Power Systems Conference, PSC 2014Shabbir H., Ur Rehman M., Rehman S.A., Sheikh S.K., Zaffar N.2014
High efficiency modified dual-active bridge converter for photovoltaic integration2013 IEEE Grenoble Conference PowerTech, POWERTECH 2013Rehman M.M.U., Hassan R., Zaffar N.2013
A novel single-phase soft switching microinverter for photovoltaic applications2013 3rd International Conference on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems, EPECS 2013Pervaiz S., Ur Rehman M., Asghar A.B., Zaffar N.2013
Support Vector Machine based fault detection & classification in smart grids2012 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2012Shahid N., Aleem S.A., Naqvi I.H., Zaffar N.2012
A comparative analysis of electrical and photo characteristics of LED lightsProceedings - 10th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology, FIT 2012Rehman M.M.U., Shabbir H., Rehman S.A., Sheikh S.K., Zaffar N.2012
Object segmentation using feature based conditional morphologyProceedings - 12th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing, ICIAP 2003Hamid M.R., Baloch A., Bilal A., Zaffar N.2003
Fall Semester 2018-19Master's Thesis1801
Fall Semester 2018-19Senior Project1801
Fall Semester 2018-19Power Electronics Lab1801
Fall Semester 2018-19Power Electronics1801
Spring Semester 2017-18Master's Thesis1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Master's Thesis1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Senior Project1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Electrical Drives1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Master's Thesis I1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Electromechanical Systems Lab1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Electromechanical Systems1702
Fall Semester 2017-18Directed Research Project1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Master's Thesis1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Senior Project1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Doctoral Thesis Research1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Power Electronics Lab1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Circuits 11701
Fall Semester 2017-18Power Electronics1701
Summer Semester 2016-17Doctoral Thesis Research1603
Spring Semester 2016-17Electrical Drives1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Master's Thesis II1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Doctoral Thesis Research1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Electromechanical Systems Lab1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Electrical Power Systems1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Electromechanical Systems1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Senior Project II1602
Fall Semester 2016-17Master's Thesis I1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Master's Project1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Power Electronics Lab1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Circuits 11601
Fall Semester 2016-17Power Electronics1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Senior Project I1601
Spring Semester 2015-16Electrical Drives1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Doctoral Thesis Research1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Master's Thesis II1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Electromechanical Systems Lab1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Electromechanical Systems1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Senior Project II1502
Fall Semester 2015-16Master's Thesis I1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Independent Study1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Power Electronics Lab1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Electricity and Magnetism1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Power Electronics1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Senior Project I1501
Spring Semester 2014-15Electrical Drives1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Master's Thesis I1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Master's Project1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Electromechanical Systems Lab1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Electromechanical Systems1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Senior Project II1402
Fall Semester 2014-15Master's Project1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Devices & Electronics1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Devices and Electronics Lab1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Power Electronics Lab1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Power Electronics1401
  • Past Courses
    Spring Semester 2013-14Electrical Drives1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Master's Thesis II1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Electrical Power Systems1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Senior Project II1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14Master's Thesis I1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Power Electronics Lab1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Power Electronics1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Senior Project I1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13Electrical Power Systems1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Senior Project II1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Senior Project I1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Devices & Electronics1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13Devices and Electronics Lab1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13Power Electronics1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13Senior Project I1201
    Summer Semester 2011-12Senior Project I1103
    Spring Semester 2011-12Senior Project II1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Power Electronics Lab1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Electrical Power Systems1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Power Electronics1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Senior Project II1102
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Devices & Electronics1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12Independent Study1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12Senior Project I1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12Independent Study1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12Senior Project I1101
    Spring Semester 2010-11Electrical Power Systems1002
    Fall Semester 2010-11 Devices & Electronics1001