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.

TitlePublicationAuthorYear
Decentralised electric power delivery for rural electrification in PakistanEnergy PolicyKhan H.A., Ahmad H.F., Nasir M., Nadeem M.F., Zaffar N.A.2018
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
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.2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
Load management in intermittent and weak grid communities2016 IEEE 7th Power India International Conference, PIICON 2016Tariq Z.B., 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
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
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
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