The goal of the USPCAS-E is to substantially improve the capacity of Pakistan’s higher education institutions to find innovative solutions to some of Pakistan’s greatest development challenges through applied research; graduates, who are better prepared to meet the needs of industry, government and their communities; and leadership in policy dialogue. USPCAS-E offers state of the art platform to provide solutions in energy sector of Pakistan.
Currently USPCAS-E is offering MS and PhD in Energy Systems Engineering (ESE) which is an inter-disciplinary domain, MS in Thermal Energy Engineering (TEE) which caters thermal power generation attributes (~68% in Pakistan’s energy mix) and another MS program in Electrical Power Engineering has been launched w.e.f Fall-2016 that covers the power systems. The Centre is bound to provide high quality manpower and research inputs that are of utmost importance for the growth of our nation. One of the major objectives of this Centre is to carry out applied research for the development of viable energy systems and solutions for the future. In addition, our efforts are directed towards providing innovative energy technologies and systems to mitigate the global problem of environmental changes. There are currently 16 faculty members trained in different aspects of energy science & technology from all around the globe.
The applied research at the Center is focused on developing economically viable renewables such as materials and thin films for photovoltaics and electrochemical engines, solar thermal heating, bio-fuels, catalysis, heat transfer & combustion, process engineering, smart grids, gas turbines, power electronics, energy economics, nuclear energy, etc. The Centre has state of the art capabilities of computational simulation and experimental research in diversified domains of advanced energy.
From F-2018, Center plans to initiate two more PhD programs in Electrical Power Engineering and Thermal Engineering for which research facilities and manpower is being worked out. We are rigorously working on strengthening existing research groups and establishing new research teams with state of the art research facilities. Each year we receive large amount of applications for entry in our MS and PhD programs. Admission is granted on various factors such as previous academic records, NTS score (for MS), GRE-Subj (for PhD) and results of interviews conducted to evaluate the suitability of candidates. If you have question, please feel free to communicate via e-mail or phone.
Best wishes and regards, Dr Zuhair, HoD-USPCAS