Researches Smart Grids Communication (SGC) Research Group

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 [email protected]
Dr Usman Ali Member Alternate Energy resources, embedded systems
Engr M. Waqas Khan PhD Scholar Smart Grids [email protected]

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

Email: [email protected]