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Name Dr. Aftab Ahmad
Designation Professor
Department Faculty of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Phone No +92-51-9047542
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Email [email protected]

Ph. D

ELELCTRICAL ENGINEERING

UET TAXILA-PAKISTAN

2010

M.Sc.

ELELCTRICAL ENGINEERING

UET LAHORE-PAKISTAN

1994

B.Sc.

ELELCTRICAL ENGINEERING

UET LAHORE-PAKISTAN

1985

Journal Papers Published

 

  1. Mehmood, K., and A. Ahmad. "Improved Grey Wolf Optimization for Economic Load Dispatch Problem Considering Valve Point Loading Effect and Prohibited Operating Zones." The Nucleus 54, no. 4 (2018): 250-257.
  2. Y. A. Durrani, A. Ahmad, “Hybrid Power Analysis Approach for Electronic System Design” Technical Journal, University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Taxila, Pakistan Vol. 21 pp.26-31 No. II-2016.
  3. Syed Basit Ali Bukhkari, Aftab Ahmad, Syed Auon Raza and Muhammad Noman Siddique, “A ring crossover genetic algorithm for the unit commitment problem’ Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences 24: 3862-3876 doi: 10.3906/elk-1409-53, June, 2016.                                                         I.F 0.580
  4. Nisma Saleem, Aftab Ahmad and Salman Zafar “A Modified Differential Evolution Algorithm for the Solution of a Large-Scale Unit Commitment Problem” Arabian J Sci Eng DOI 10.1007/s13369-014-1389-8 publisher Springer, 15 October 2014.
  5. Syed Basit Ali Bukhari, Aftab Ahmad, Syed Auon Raza and Atta ul Munim Zaki, “Genetic Algorithm Based Generator Scheduling- A review” World Applied Sciences Journal 30 (12): 1826-1833, ISSN 1818-4952, IDOSI Publications, DOI: 10.5829/idosi.wasj.2014.30.12.1892, Mar 2, 2014.                                       I.F 0.71
  6. M. Iqbal, F. Karim, S. Haroon, M. Ashraf, I. Ahmad, T. Nadeem and A. Ahmad, “Application of evolved evolutionary algorithms for the solution of different aspects of hydrothermal scheduling-a comprehensive overview” The Nucleus 50, No. 2, 99-115,  NCLEAM, ISSN 0029-5698, 2013.
  7. Munira Batool, Aftab Ahmad, “Mathematical modeling and speed torque analysis of three phase single phase squirrel cage induction motor using MATLAB simulink for electrical machine laboratory” International Electrical Engineering Journal (IEE) Vol.4, No.1, pp. 880-889 ISSN 2079-2365, 2013.                                      IF 0.642
  8. Prof. Aftab Ahmad, Prof. Dr. Azzam-ul-Asar, “A PSO Based Artificial Neural Network Approach for Short Term Unit Commitment Problem” Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, Volume 29, No. 4 October, . ISSN 0254-7821, 2010.
  9. Engr. Aftab Ahmad , Dr. Aftab Ahmad, Engr. Tahir Nadeem Malik, “ Unit Commitment Problem of Thermal Generation Units for Short Term Operational Planning” IEEEP New Horizons Vol. No.56, pp.20-23, April to June 2007.
  10. Prof. Aftab Ahmad , Prof. Tahir Nadeem Malik, Engr. Shahid-ur-Rehman Farooque “Hybrid Approach to Reduce Voltage Drop and Loading of a Problematic Feeder”  IEEEP New Horizons Vol. No.56,April to June 2007 pp.14-17.
  11. Prof. Aftab Ahmad , Prof. Tahir Nadeem Malik, Engr. Shahid-ur-Rehman Farooque “Reconfiguration of Distribution Feeder to Reduce Active Losses” IEEEP New Horizons Vol. No.56,April to June 2007 pp.3-8.
  12. Engr. Bilal Ahmad Mirza, Engr. Tahir Nadeem Malik, Dr. Aftab Ahmad, Engr. Aftab Ahmad, “Genetic Algorithms in economic dispatch—summary and observations” IEEEP New Horizon 2006 vol.52, April to June 2006 pp.8-13.
  13. Engr. Aftab Ahmad , Engr. Tahir Nadeem Malik, Dr. Aftab Ahmad,” Unit Commitment Problem Of Thermal Generation Units For Short Term Operational Planning using simple genetic algorithm” IEEEP New Horizon 2006 vol.52,April to June 2006 pp.22-26.
  14. Engr. Tahir Nadeem Malik, Dr. Aftab Ahmad, Engr. Aftab Ahmad and Engr. Ilyas AhmadPower system economic dispatch – An overview and  analysis” Technical Journal University of Engineering and Technology Taxila ISSN: 1813-1786 pp-96-108, 2006.
  15. Aftab Ahmad, Dr. Aftab Ahmad, Engr. Tahir Nadeem Malik, “Unit commitment Problem of Thermal- Generation Units for Short Term Operational Planning” , NEW HORIZONS (IEEE, Pakistan), Vol. 56, No. 1, (2006), pp. 20-23
  16. Prof. Muhammad Amin, Engr. Muzammil Hussain, Engr. Aftab Ahmad, “Contingency analysis of WAPDA 500/220KV primary transmission system “JEAS NWFP U.E.T. Peshawar vol.22, No.1 2003
  17. Prof. Muhammad Amin, Engr. Aftab Ahmad, Engr. Hasham Khan “Reducing voltage drop in distribution feeders” JEAS NWFP U.E.T. Peshawar vol.21 No.2, 2002.
  18. Prof. Muhammad Amin, Engr. Aftab Ahmad, Engr. Mian Sher Namdar “Analysis of technical and non technical (Administrative) losses in WAPDA power distribution system” Technical Journal, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila 2002, pp 01-19.
  19. Engr. Aftab Ahmad “Step-by-step formation of bus admittance matrix” Technical Journal, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila vol. 99, pp 32-35.
  20. Engr. Aftab Ahmad, Prof. Muhammad Amin “Location of shunt capacitors on distribution systems” Technical journal, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila vol. 98, pp. 17-23.
  21. Engr. Aftab Ahmad, Prof. Muhammad Amin ‘Loss minimization of WAPDA 500/220 KV primary system using voltage control devices” Technical Journal, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila vol. 97, pp. 34-44.
  22. Engr. Aftab Ahmad, Prof. Muhammad Amin “Adjustment of transformer taps in the load flow program for WAPDA’s 500/220 KV grid system using Newton-Raphson technique” J. eng. & appl, sci. vol. 16 No.2 July-December 1997 pp.19-29.
  23. Prof. Muhammad Amin, Engr. Aftab Ahmad “Effect of tap-changer of WAPDA 500/220 KV system” j. eng. & appl. Sci. vol. 15 No. 1 January-June 1996 pp. 33-43.

Conference Papers Published

  1. H.M. Zahid Iqbal, A. Ashraf and A. Ahmad, “ Power Economic Dispatch using Particle Swarm Optimization” IEEE, 2nd International Conference Power Generation systems and Renewable Energy Technologies at Islamabad Pakistan, June 2015.
  2. Daniyal Ahmed, Fazal Karim and Aftab Ahmad, “Design and Modeling of Low-Speed Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Generator for Wind Based Micro-Generation Systems” International Conference on Robotics and Emerging Allied Technologies in Engineering (iCREATE) Islamabad, Pakistan, April 22-24, 2014. 978-1-4799-5132-1/14/$31.00 ,IEEE pp 52-58, 2014.
  3. D. Ahmed and  A Ahmad, “An optimal design of coreless direct-drive axial flux permanent magnet generator for wind turbine” 6th Vacuum and Surface Sciences Conference of Asia and Australia (VASSCAA-6) IOP Publishing Journal of Physics: Conference Series 439 012039 doi:10.1088/1742-6596/439/1/012039 , 2013.
  4. Tahir Nadeem Malik, Aftab Ahmad, AND Shahab Kushnood,Economic Dispatch Using Genetic Algorithm Based Hybrid Approach”  Proceedings of ICONE14, International Conference on Nuclear Engineering  July 17-20, Miami, Florida, USA 2006, ICONE14-89805.
  5. Engr. Tahir Nadeem Malik, Dr. Aftab Ahmad, Engr. Aftab Ahmad “Potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Techniques For Wapda Grid System In Deregulated Environment” Proceedings National Conference on Emerging Technologies NCET 2004, Jointly organized by SZABIST, ACM and IEEE Karachi, Pakistan, December 18-19,2004 pp.58-62.
  6. Engr. Tahir Nadeem Malik, Dr. Aftab Ahmad, Engr. Aftab Ahmad “A review of advances in economic dispatch using artificial neural  networks” Proceedings of the first international conference on informatics in control, automation and robotics volume 1 –ICINCO 2004, Portugal, August 25-28, 2004.pp-354-357.
  7. Engr. Tahir Nadeem Malik, Dr. Aftab Ahmad, Engr. Aftab Ahmad “Neural Networks Applications for power system economic dispatch: An Overview” IEEEP conference on power system modernization-global concepts & practices POTEX 03-04.

 

 

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE FINAL YEAR PROJECTS - FYP

 

Some of the previous year Final Year Projects (FYP).

 

    1. 12-EE- 7th  & 8th Semesters
  • Implementation of dual axis solar tracking system using Ardino-Mega.
  • AC Power System miniature design; Prototype Anti-theft monitoring system using microcontroller in distribution transformer.
  • Industrial Automation
  • Study of AC Wind Turbine Design & Surveying
  • Load Distribution monitoring and control on transformer through smart grid.
  • Implementation & Control of wind turbine UPS using microcontroller
  • Energy Generation & Storage through water Pumping System
  • Analysis of sophisticated solar system for domestic use.
  • Design, Simulation and Implementation of regenerative braking

 

2014-15             11-EE   7th & 8th Semesters

  • Design, Simulation and Hardware Implementation of Open Loop VFD based on SPWM for Control of Squirrel cage Induction Motor.
  • Design and Development of Surge Current UPS.
  • Hardware Implementation and Simulation of DC/AC Inverter by using H-bridge Configuration.
  • MPPT Solar Charge Controller.
  • Load Monitoring, Control and Theft Detection on Distribution Side.
  • Peak Load Balancing and Management using GSM Based Smart Energy Meter.
  • Modeling of Renewable Energy Production using wind Turbine and Induction Generator.
  • Wireless Power Factor Monitoring and Control through PC.
  • Design of Data Acquisition for Sign Language and its Interpretation.
  • Hybrid wind, solar power generation, simulation and control through micro-controller.

 

 

2013-14

  • Modeling, Analysis and Design of Fruta Pendulum control system.
  • Survey and Analysis of Northern Power generation company limited (Thermal Power Station Muzzaffar Garh Punjab)
  • BLDC Motor Drive with Feedback Speed Control Using PID controller and PC interfacing
  • Induction Motor Simulation using Simulink
  • Thyristor base Speed Control of DC Motor using Computer Interfacing
  • Single Phase Soft Starter - an Attempt to Run Motoring Loads on Small Rating UPS
  • Automatic Power-Factor Improvement
  • Cost Effective Strategies for Industrial Electrical Power Management System
  • Simulation, Design and Hardware Designing of 3 Phase Variable Frequency drive using Pulse with Modulation
  • Automation Control of a Conveyor Belt System
  • Modeling Simulation of Tap Changer Transformer and Implementation in Newton-Raphson Method
  • Develop a Data Acquisition  for Single Phase Trainer
  • Design Fabrication and Implementation of Piezoelectric Materials for Production of Electricity
  • Desulphator & Smartness in Lead Acid Battery (Design)
  • Load and Energy Management in Large Industries.

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE :

 

The administrative duties performed are as given below.

 

 

Period

Total Duration

    (Years)

  1.  

Director, Student Affairs

 

30.07.2018 to date

25.10.1999 to 31.07.2003.

 

4 years

  1.  

Chairman, Department of Electrical Engineering, UET Taxila.

28.07.2017  to date

 

  1.  

Campus Director

UET Taxila, Sub-Campus Chakwal

22.08.2014  to Jan. 17

2years,

4months

  1.  

Registrar

UET, Taxila.

15.05.2012 to 18.4.2013,

17.10.2011 to 16.01.2012,

20.4.2007 to August, 2007

08.02.2005 to 6.4.2006.

2-1/2

  1.  

Chairman,

Department of Electronic Engineering,

UET Taxila, sub-campus Chakwal

01.10.2013 to 30.9.2014.

1

  1.  

Director

Postgraduate Studies

23.02.2001 to 06.01.2004

3

  1.  

Convener

Admission Committee

Entry 2013

1

  1.  

Chairman

Affiliation Committee

18.4.2013 to 17.04 2016.

3

  1.  

Chairman

Health Committee

2010-2014

4

  1.  

Chairman

Library Committee

 

3

  1.  

Chairman

Recruitment Committee (BS-1 to 16) 2012-13.

2012-13

1

  1.  

Chairman

Transport Committee

19.01.2002 to 14.03.2005

3

  1.  

Transport Officer

22.08.1990 to 18.01.2002.

12

  1.  

Director

Electrical Machines Lab.

1990 to date

32

  1.  

Authorize Officer

1988

1

  1.  

Secrecy Officer

1988

1

  1.  

Officer-in-charge

Gardening Section

1987-88

2

  1.  

Officer-in-charge

Watch and Ward

1987-88

2

  1.  

Scrutiner

1986-1990

4

  1.  

Secretary

Board of Undergraduate Studies

1987-2002

15

  1.  

Secretary

Board of Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

1988-2004

16

  1.  

In charge stores EED

1987-2000

13

  1.  

Guest Speaker

EME College Rawalpindi

1987-90

3

  1.  

Visiting Faculty (Post Graduate)

APCOM  Rawalpindi

2014

1/2

  1.  

Visiting Faculty

Wah Engineering College

2010

1

  1.  

Visiting Faculty

UET Taxila Chakwal Campus

2006, 2012

2

  1.  

Member

Discipline Committee

1999- 2015

16

  1.  

Member, Academic Council

Member, Discipline Committee

Member, Admission Committee

Member, PHD research committee

Member, Board of Studies Electrical Engineering MUST

Member, House allotment committee

Member, library committee

Member/Secretary Buses Purchase Committee

Member, Recruitment Committee BS-1 to 16.

Member, Transport Committee

Member, Central Purchase Committee.

Member, Convocation Committee for the last 17 Convocations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1994-2017

 

MEMBER IEEE

MEMBER NO. 80715934

PEC NO.

 

ELECT. / 5033

 

SUBJECTS TAUGHT TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

 

D.C. machines, A.C. Machines, Power Distribution and Utilization, Linear Transforms and Numerical Methods, Applied Electricity, Electrical Measurements and Instruments, Power System Analysis, Complex Variables and Transforms, Electrical Machine Design, Engineering Management, Electromechanical Systems-I, Electromechanical systems-II.

 

 

SUBJECTS TAUGHT TO POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS

 

Power Distribution Engineering, Operations Research, Power System Operation and Control, Computational Methods for power system, Power System Analysis, Engineering Optimization, Advanced Topics in Power, Power System Engineering, Power System planning and Reliability, Optimization techniques in Power System.

 

Ph. D. RESEARCH AREA:                    Power System Operational Planning

Ph. D.  Research Title:                          UNIT COMMITMENT USING HYBRID APPROACHES

Ph. D. SUPERVISORS:                          Dr. AFTAB AHMAD (Late), Deputy Director NPCC NTDC Islamabad.

Prof. Dr. Azzam ul Asar, Dean Engineering UET, Peshawar.

AWARDS:

 

  1. Awarded Ph. D scholarship/stipend for Higher Education and R & D in IT and Telecom sector for postgraduate studies and research in signal processing by the Board of trustees for Management of Endowment Fund at the rate of Rs. 18000.00 per month in the year 2002.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS:

 

  1. Research grant of Rs. 200,000/- approved by the Board of ASR&TD in its meeting held on 29-06-2002.
  2. ICT R& D Final Year Project (FYP) Research grant of Rs 188,875/- for final year projects for the year 2012-2013.
  3. Postgraduate Faculty Research Projects (Electrical) grant of Rs. 488,500 in the year 2014-15.
  1. H.M. Zahid Iqbal, A. Ashraf and A. Ahmad, “ Power Economic Dispatch using Particle Swarm Optimization” IEEE, 2nd International Conference Power Generation systems and Renewable Energy Technologies at Islamabad Pakistan, June 2015.

 

 

        2. Daniyal Ahmed, Fazal Karim and Aftab Ahmad, “Design and Modeling of Low-Speed Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Generator for Wind Based Micro-Generation Systems” International Conference on            Robotics and Emerging Allied Technologies in Engineering (iCREATE) Islamabad, Pakistan, April 22-24, 2014. 978-1-4799-5132-1/14/$31.00 ,IEEE pp 52-58, 2014.

 

 

           3.D. Ahmed and  A Ahmad, “An optimal design of coreless direct-drive axial flux permanent magnet generator for wind turbine” 6th Vacuum and Surface Sciences Conference of Asia and Australia (VASSCAA-6) IOP Publishing Journal of Physics: Conference Series 439 012039 doi:10.1088/1742-6596/439/1/012039 , 2013.

 

 

         4.Tahir Nadeem Malik, Aftab Ahmad, AND Shahab Kushnood,Economic Dispatch Using Genetic Algorithm Based Hybrid Approach”  Proceedings of ICONE14, International Conference on Nuclear Engineering  July 17-20, Miami, Florida, USA 2006, ICONE14-89805.

 

 

         5.Engr. Tahir Nadeem Malik, Dr. Aftab Ahmad, Engr. Aftab Ahmad “Potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Techniques For Wapda Grid System In Deregulated Environment” Proceedings National Conference on Emerging Technologies NCET 2004, Jointly organized by SZABIST, ACM and IEEE Karachi, Pakistan, December 18-19,2004 pp.58-62.

 

        6.Engr. Tahir Nadeem Malik, Dr. Aftab Ahmad, Engr. Aftab Ahmad “A review of advances in economic dispatch using artificial neural  networks” Proceedings of the first international conference on informatics in control, automation and robotics volume 1 –ICINCO 2004, Portugal, August 25-28, 2004.pp-354-357.

 

        7.Engr. Tahir Nadeem Malik, Dr. Aftab Ahmad, Engr. Aftab Ahmad “Neural Networks Applications for power system economic dispatch: An Overview” IEEEP conference on power system modernization-global concepts & practices POTEX 03-04.

POST GRADUATE THESIS SUPERVISED:

1

“Optimal economic dispatch of thermal generating units using firefly algorithm”,

 Engr. M. Kashif Aslam, 12-MS-EE-123, February, 2017.

2

“Reduction of Fault Level using Superconducting Fault Current Limiter (SFCL)”,

Engr. Waqas Nadeem, 13-MS-EE-48, December, 2016.

3

“Multi Objective Dynamic Economic Emission Dispatch using Hybrid Flower Pollination Algorithm with Sequential Quadratic Programming” Engr. Rabia Noreen Gul, 14F-MS-EE-26, August, 2016.

4

“Optimization of Maximum Power Point Tracking Charge Controller using Genetic Algorithm” Engr. Hayat Murtaza, 11-MS-EE-120, January, 2016.

5

“A solution to Unit Commitment Problem by Particle Swarm Optimization and Mixed Integer Linear programming Hybrid Technique”, 12-MS-EE-120, Engr. Muhammad Mubeen Khan, December, 2015.

6

“Economic Power Dispatch Considering Transmission Losses Using Evolutionary Algorithm” Engr. Hafiz Muhammad Zahid Iqbal, 13F-MS-EE-09, May, 2015.

7

“Designing, Fabrication and Testing of High Performance Lead Acid Battery for Hybrid Electric Vehicles” Engr. Tanveer Khursheed, 11-MS-EE-125, July, 2015.

8

“Optimal Siting of Different Types of Distributed Generation Sources in Distribution Networks for Power Loss Reduction” Engr. Atta ul Munim Zaki 12-MS-EE-121, April, 2015.

9

“Short Term Hydrothermal Scheduling using Swarm-Intelligence Algorithm” Engr. Salman Tariq, 13F-MS-EE-08, April, 2015.

10

“Uncertainty Modeling and Scenario Generation in Renewable Technology” Engr. Shahbaz Ahmed, 12-MS-EE-126, April 2015.

11

“Short term load forecasting using Artificial Intelligence based on regression” Engr. Muhammad Nadeem Anjum, 13F-MS-EE-08, April, 2015.

12

“Modeling and simulation of a Photovoltaic system using on grid inverter and MPPT charge controller”, 10-MS-EE-64, Ali Waqas, February, 2015.

13

“Design and Development of 1.5KVA Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Generator for Application of Wind Turbines” Engr. Fazal karim 10-MS-EE-61, August 2014

14

“Modeling and Simulation of Photovoltaic System using On-grid Inverter and MPPT charge controller” Engr. Ali Waqas, 10-MS-EE-64, December, 2014.

15

“Economic Load Dispatch problem by hybrid evolutionary approach” Engr. Ali Shafique, 13-MSC-EE-54, October, 2014.

16

“A hybrid Artificial Bee Colony Optimization Algorithm with Sequential Quadratic Programming for Economic Dispatch” Engr. Ghulam Mohy ud Din, 13-MSC-EE-52, October 2014.

17

“optimal Integration of Hybrid Wind-Solar system with diesel power plant”, 12F-MS-EE-34, Muhammad Noman Siddique, August, 2014.

18

“Identification of Feasible Unit Commitment Schedule using Genetic Algorithm” Engr. Syed Basit Ali Bukhari, 12F-MS-EE-32, March, 2014.

19

“An intelligent and Efficient Evolutionary Algorithm for Economic Dispatch Problem considering valve-point effect”, 12F-MS-EE-36, Muhammad Kashif Nawaz, March, 2014.

20

“Large Scale Unit Commitment in the context of Smart Grid” Engr. Nisma Saleem, 12F-MS-EE-35, Feb. 2014.

21

“Genetic Algorithm Based Adaptive Flagging Method for Unit Commitment Problem’ Adnan Aftab, 09-MS-EE-55, May 2013.

22

“Unit Commitment (UC) using Neural Based Tabu Search (NBTS) Hybrid Method’ Aamir Nawaz Malik, 09-MS-EE-59,  May 2013.

23

“An Intelligent Bacterial foraging Algorithm for Optimum Short Term Hydrothermal scheduling” Mehroze Iqbal 11F-MS-EE-46 March 2013.

24

“Real Coded Genetic Algorithm for unit commitment problem” 07F-MS-EE-37, Mr. Muhammad Kashif Rafique, February, 2012.

25

“Selection of suitable magnetic material of the Transformer core to reduce its weight”, Engr. Khawaja Muhammad Khurram 07F-MS-EE-35, January / February, 2012.

26

“Optimizing the Weight of 10/13 MVA, 132/11 KV Power Transformer”, Engr. Muhammad Hilal Khan, 07F-MS-EE-34, January / February, 2012.

27

“An Improved Wind Power Generation System” Engr. Daniyal Ahmed 10-MS-EE-52, December, 2012.

28

“Design of Machine Laboratory for Undergraduate Students”, Engr. Munira Batool 09-MS-EE-52, June, 2012.

29

“Real coded Genetic Algorithm for unit commitment problem”, Engr. Kashif November, 2011.

30

“Energy Optimization Techniques in cement Manufacturing Industry” Engr. Rashid Waseem Ahmad, 09-MS-EE-56, September, 2011.

31

“Analysis and Prescription of voltage drop for rural and urban distribution feeders of WAPDA”, Engr. Hasham Khan, 97-Ms-EE-18, 2001

32

“Impact and analysis of technical and non-technical (administrative losses in WAPDA power distribution system. Mian Sher Namdar, 97-MS-EE-19, 2001.