Research

Current Projects

  • Enhancing the lifespan of Li-ion Battery Packs integrated with a novel bi-directional charger and control system (PI, EPSRC pump-priming, 10K)
  • Design of more efficient dc-dc converters acting as bidirectional charger for aged Vehicular Li-ion battery packs (PI, GCRF pump-priming, 20K)
  • Novel low-cost hybrid engines by adopting micro-gas turbine engines (Collaboration with SEMS, co-PI, GCRF pump-priming, 20K)
  • Onboard calibration of IC engines for harmful particulate reduction in land vehicles (PI, GCRF pump-priming, 20K)
  • Energy management in home environment using wireless/antenna technologies, and IoT (PI, GCRF pump-priming, 20K)

Current Research Students

  • Ms Najmeh Rezaei (Novel control approach for high-switching WBG converters, co-advised by Akram Alomainy and Clive Parini, funded by QMUL PhD studentship)
  • Atif Sohail Abed (Novel Control methodologies for emission reduction in IC engines, funded by HEC Pakistan-QMUL scholarship)

Theoretical Research Interests 

  • Takagi-Sugeno Fuzzy Model-Based Control
  • Scalable and Max-Separable Lyapunov Functions for Stability of Networked Systems
  • Bifurcation Theory of Power Electronics Circuits.
  • Control Theory and Methodologies like MPC.
  • Deep learning and Bayesian networks.
  • Multi-Sensory Data Fusion

Previous Projects/Grants

  • LPEGR (Optimisation and control of EGR system on IC engines, Industrial grant by Jaguar Land Rover (PI, £120K)
  • New Control Methodology for the Next Generation of Engine Management Systems, EPSRC (Research Fellow)
  • Commercialization grant of GaN µLED array for optogenetics, (CI, BBSRC, £350K)
  • Embedded Control Software for OptoStim (PI, KTA, £48K)
  • OptoNeuro (Research Associate)
  • T-S Fuzzy Approach for Modelling, Analysis and Design of Non-smooth Dynamical systems (PhD student)

Journals (Reviewer)

IEEE (Energy conversion, sustainable energy, fuzzy systems, CASI-II, mechatronics), Elsevier journals including Electric Power System Research (Elsevier), IET journals including IET Power Electronics, International Journal of Control, MDPI (Energies), Springer journals, ASME journals.

Collaboration

  • Control System Center, School of EEE, University of Manchester, UK
  • Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick, UK
  • Department of Informatics, King’s College London
  • Engineering and Desing, University of Sussex
  • Niroo Research Institute, Tehran, Iran
  • University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • US-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USAID Funded), Pakistan