Renewable Energy
1.       Name of Research Group
Renewable Energy Research Group
2.       Introduction of Research Group: This research group aims to determine benefits of a solar energy solution, for off-grid areas, which is designed to assist women in accomplishing their household duties. This solution would include a cooking plate, as well, to use solar energy for cooking.The expected or resulting solution would be deployed in selected off-grid areas of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KPK) and data of primary and secondary nature would be gathered to measure usefulness of such a solution. As part of this solution, a battery charger (MPPT based) would also be developed which would aim to maximize battery life in such a way that it could be used in on-grid areas as well as a solar panel based aid for inverter based home solutions.In the end, effectiveness of such arrangements for women empowerment would be established. An added advantage of solar energy based solutions for off-grid households is reduction in spending on use of fuels for cooking such as kerosene oil, wood for burning etc.

As part of this exercise, a study would be conducted to reflect on how much Pakistan can save in terms of kerosene oil imports and estimate reduction in carbon footprint through use of such solutions.

 

3.       Group Members:
Name of Group Member / Researcher Details
Tamim Ahmed Khan(Group Head) Qualification: PhDSpecialized Area(s) of Research: Service-Oriented Architecture, modeling, Graph transformationEmail Address: tamim@bui.edu.pk
Dr Faisal Aftab Qualification: PhDSpecialized Area(s) of Research: Management IT, Innovation and knowledge managementEmail Address: faftab@bahria.edu.pk
Suhail Ashraf Qualification: PhDSpecialized Area(s) of Research: Control SystemsEmail Address: suhailashraf@yahoo.com
4.       Areas of Research:
SMART charging Energy systems optimizationSynthetic Inorganic Chemistry of Sustainable Technologies
5.       Research Publications
  

S. No. Author(s)
Title of Research Paper/Book Name of Journal Name of Publisher Date of Publication
Mirza Qutab Baig, Junaid Maqsood, Muhammad Haris Bin Tariq Alvi, Tamim Ahmed Khan Comparative analysis on Home Automation Techniques The 10th American Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Conference October 2014

 

6.       Research Group Achievements:
6.1 Research

S. No. Project Title Full Name of Principal Investigator and other member(s) Nature/Description of Project Status:Completed/In-progress/Submitted
1 Solar Panel based system for households in off-grid areas and a study to measure effectiveness of such solutions in women empowerment and reduction of carbon footprint Tamim Ahmed Khan + Suhail Ashraf + Faisal Aftab This project aims to determine benefits of a solar energy solution, for off-grid areas, which is designed to assist women in accomplishing their household duties. This solution would include a cooking plate, as well, to use solar energy for cooking. Submitted

 

6.2   Research Funding:

S. No. Name of Student Name of Supervisor Degree/Program Title of Thesis Thesis start date
1 Mirza Qutab Baig + Murtaza Shah + Junaid Maqsood Tamim Ahmed Khan BSE Smart charging solution July 2014
2 Umair Ali + Saddam Hussain Tamim Ahmed Khan BSE Solar tracking solution with temperature sensing and LDR July 2013