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
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