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College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering  (CEME)
Smart Grids Communication (SGC) Research Group


The Smart Grids Communication (SGC) research group at Department of Electrical Engineering, NUST College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering is focused to promote and encourage smart grid research and innovations. Our current research interests include: virtual power plants, renewable and storage integration, planning & operations, cyber security and privacy, and energy efficient communications. The key work in the group is to develop innovative technology within the framework of the emerging Smart Grid theme.

​Name ​Role ​Research Area ​Email
​Dr. Azhar-ul-Haq ​Head ​Power Systems, Alternate Energy Resources ​
​Dr. Muhammad Zeeshan ​Associate Head ​Wireless Communications, Signal Processing Systems ​
​Dr. Usman Ali ​Member ​Alternate Energy resources, embedded systems
​Engr. Kamran Bodla ​Member ​Power Systems
​Engr. M. Waqas Khan ​PhD Scholar ​Smart Grids ​

Publications: (Journal Papers)

1.    Azhar Ul-Haq, C. Cecati, and Essam Al-Ammar, “Modeling of Photovoltaic Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Station with Vehicle-to-Grid Implementation” in Energies Journal (ISI impact factor: 2.48), Vol. 10, doi:10.3390/en10010004, Dec. 2016.

2.    Azhar Ul-Haq, M. J. Chaudhry, Farhat Saleemi, “Hybrid Fuel Cell Power System for Electric Vehicle Applications” published in Journal of Low Power Electronics by American Scientific Publishers Vol. 10 No. 1, pp. 65-71, Mar., 2014

Publications: (Conference Papers)

1.    M. J. Chaudhry, F. Graziosi and Azhar Ul-Haq, “Energy Efficient and Low Complexity Wireless Communication,” in Proc. of 2nd IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing, held in Atlanta USA, Dec. 2014.


•    Incorporating Smart Charging of Electric Vehicles in Micro-grid Operation and its Impact Analysis



Contact Person:

Dr. Azhar-ul-Haq,

Head, SGC Research Group,