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
From Waste to Watts: A Self-Sustaining Water Heating System Powered by a Thermoelectric Generator BuildSys 2023 - Proceedings of the10th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings, Cities, and Transportation Chaudhry H.H., Raja R.M., Alizai M.H., Zaffar N., Bhatti N.A., 2023
DC-Link Ripple Reduction for Parallel Inverter Systems by a Novel Formulation Using Multiple Space Vector-Based Interleaving Schemes Electronics (Switzerland) Khan A.A., Zaffar N.A., Ikram M.J., 2023
Online State of Charge Estimation Framework using Hybrid Equivalent Circuit Model and Neural Network IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting Manzoor F., Saleem H., Naqvi I.H., Zaffar N.A., 2023
Comparative Evaluation of DC-link Capacitor RMS Current Stress for Conventional and Reduced Common Mode Voltage SVPWM based Inverters 2023 IEEE 24th Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics, COMPEL 2023 Khan A.A., Zaffar N.A., Ikram M.J., 2023
Saving natural gas through smart water heating BuildSys 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 9th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings, Cities, and Transportation Zahid M.A., Zaffar N., Alizai M.H., 2022
Effects of Conventional UPS vs Smart Energy Metering Solution on Harmonics and Grid Stability for Low Voltage Consumers in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Pakistan ISC2 2022 - 8th IEEE International Smart Cities Conference Aftab M., Ahsan S.M., Pasha M.A., Hameed A.N., Zaffar N.A., Dant A., Sikora A., 2022
Dynamic Equivalent Circuit Model to Estimate State-of-Health of Lithium-Ion Batteries IEEE Access Amir S., Gulzar M., Tarar M.O., Naqvi I.H., Zaffar N.A., Pecht M.G., 2022
GaN-Based High-Power-Density AC-DC-AC Converter for Single-Phase Transformerless Online Uninterruptible Power Supply IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics Shahzad D., Pervaiz S., Zaffar N.A., Afridi K.K., 2021
Detachable lithium-ion starter battery and analog battery management system for ICE vehicles 2021 IEEE 4th International Conference on DC Microgrids, ICDCM 2021 Haq M.M.U., Zahid M.A., Zaffar N.A., 2021
Harmonic analysis of grid-connected solar PV systems with nonlinear household loads in low-voltage distribution networks Sustainability (Switzerland) Ahsan S.M., Khan H.A., Hussain A., Tariq S., Zaffar N.A., 2021
Modeling and evaluation of nickel manganese cobalt based Li-ion storage for stationary applications Journal of Energy Storage Tahir M.U., Anees M., Khan H.A., Khan I., Zaffar N., Moaz T., 2021
IoT-enabled Smart Energy Metering Solution with Soft-UPS for Developing Countries Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems: Technology and Applications, IDAACS 2021 Aftab M., Hameed A.N., Samiq A., Shah M.B., Pasha M.A., Zaffar N.A., Dant A.G., Sikora A., 2021
Scalable architecture of dc microgrid implemented with multi-input multi-output converter IET Power Electronics Anees M., Nasir M., Zaffar N.A., Khan H.A., Vasquez J.C., Guerrero J.M., 2020
Power Factor Enhancement of a Soft-Switched Common-Neutral Single-DC-Bus Power Converter 2020 IEEE 21st Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics, COMPEL 2020 Shahzad D., Zaffar N., Afridi K.K., 2020
A Hybrid Electric Circuit Battery Model Capturing Dynamic Battery Characteristics 2020 IEEE Kansas Power and Energy Conference, KPEC 2020 Khattak A.A., Khan A.N., Safdar M., Basit A., Zaffar N.A., 2020
Accurate modeling of Li-ion cells applied to LiFePO<inf>4</inf> and NMC chemistries 2020 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference, TPEC 2020 Tahir M.U., Moaz T., Khan H.A., Zaffar N.A., Khan I., 2020
Optimal power dispatch in solar-assisted uninterruptible power supply systems International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems Siraj K., Awais M., Khan H.A., Zafar A., Hussain A., Zaffar N.A., Jaffery S.H.I., 2020
High-Power-Density GaN-Based Single-Phase Online Uninterruptible Power Supply 2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2019 Shahzad D., Zaffar N., Afridi K.K., 2019
Control of a GaN-Based High-Power-Density Single-Phase Online Uninterruptible Power Supply 2019 IEEE 20th Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics, COMPEL 2019 Shahzad D., Pervaiz S., Zaffar N., Afridi K.K., 2019
Grid load reduction through optimized PV power utilization in intermittent grids using a low-cost hardware platform Energies Nasir M., Khan H.A., Khan I., Hassan N.U., Zaffar N.A., Mehmood A., Sauter T., Muyeen S.M., 2019
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.A., Zaffar N.A., Vasquez J.C., Guerrero J.M., 2019
Scalable solar dc micrigrids IEEE Electrification Magazine Nasir M., Khan H.A., Zaffar N.A., Vasquez J.C., Guerrero J.M., 2018
Evaluation of a Single Inductor based Single-Input Dual-Output Buck Converter for DC Microgrid Applications 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC and 34th EU PVSEC Malik M.S., Khan H.A., Zaffar N.A., 2018
Decentralised electric power delivery for rural electrification in Pakistan Energy Policy Khan H.A., Ahmad H.F., Nasir M., Nadeem M.F., Zaffar N.A., 2018
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., 2018