UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY

Faculty Profile

Dr Irfan Ullah

Chairperson Department of Electrical Engineering, Associate Professor, HEC Approved PhD Supervisor

School of Engineering

Department of Electrical Engineering

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Dr. Irfan Ullah is the Chairperson, Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, Pakistan. He joined UMT as an Assistant Professor in 2016. He was appointed as Director Projects in October 2018. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in July 2021. Dr. Irfan is the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Daylighting. He founded the Journal of Daylighting (Scopus indexed, 33rd percentile, CiteScore 3.5) in 2014. Before joining UMT, Dr. Irfan was a post-doctoral fellow at the NTUST, Taipei, Taiwan. He was a visiting research scholar at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland. Dr. Irfan is actively involved in various research projects in the area of solar energy. He has provided high-level research in a variety of institutes in the area of solar energy. He has published more than 45 research articles in the international journals/conferences.

  • Renewable energy
  • Photovoltaic
  • Concentrator photovoltaic (CPV)
  • Solar concentrators
  • Solar thermal
  • Optical systems
  • 3D Raytracing
  • Building energy
  • Illumination
  • Energy systems
  • Green Buildings
  • Lighting technologies
  • IR thermal imaging
  • Concentrated solar power
  • Geometrical optics
  • Two-stage Concentrator Photovoltaic System Using Parabolic Trough, Pakistan
  • High Efficient Solar Concentrator System Based on Photonics Engineering Components: Analysis, Design, and Applications, Taiwan
  • Designing of Solar redirecting components, Switzerland
  • Octagonal concentrator for CPV system, South Korea
  • Highly Concentrated CPV system, South Korea
  • Solar concentrators for daylighting system, South Korea
  • Heliostat-Based Solar Concentrator System, South Kore
  • Remote Sensing of Gasses by Hyperspectral Imaging, South Korea
  • LIDAR for automobile applications, South Korea
  • Autonomous Robot Navigation, South Korea
Name of Organization Designation Start Date End Date
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan Chairperson 31-10-2022 Present
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan Post-Doctoral Fellow 01-01-2015 31-12-2015
Competence Centre Envelopes and Solar Energy, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Horw, Switzerland Visiting Research Fellow 01-01-2015 31-12-2015
Journal of Daylighting Founding Editor-in-Chief 01-12-2014 Present
Moori Technologies Co., South Korea Software Engineer 01-09-2013 31-03-2014
Myongji University, South Korea Doctoral Fellow 20-07-2011 31-12-2014
Publication Type Title Journal Name Impact Factor Year of Publication
International Publications with impact factor (less than 2.0) / JCR / SJR Optical Design of Centered-receiver Trough-based CPV System Journal of Photonics for Energy 1.836 2021
International Publications with impact factor (2.0 and above) Optical modeling of two-stage concentrator photovoltaic system using parabolic trough Journal of Photonics for Energy 1.836 2019
International Publications with impact factor (2.0 and above) Fiber-based daylighting system using trough collector for uniform illumination Solar Energy 5.742 2020
International Publications with impact factor (2.0 and above) Analysis of a Novel Design of Uniformly Illumination for Fresnel Lens-based Optical Fiber Daylighting System Energy and Buildings 5.879 2017
International Publications with impact factor (less than 2.0) / JCR / SJR An innovative light collimator with Afocal lens and TIR lens for daylighting system Applied Optics 1.980 2015
International Publications with impact factor (less than 2.0) / JCR / SJR Freeform Microstructure Linear Light Emitter Design for Nature Light Illumination System Applied Optics 1.980 2015
International Publications with impact factor (2.0 and above) Development of Optical Fiber-Based Daylighting System and Its Comparison Energies 3.000 2015
International Publications with impact factor (2.0 and above) Highly Concentrated Optical Fiber-Based Daylighting Systems for Multi-Floor Office Buildings Energy and Buildings 5.879 2014
International Publications with impact factor (less than 2.0) / JCR / SJR Development of Fresnel-based Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) System with Uniform irradiance Journal of Daylighting 0.300 2014
International Publications with impact factor (less than 2.0) / JCR / SJR Development of Optical Fiber-based Daylighting System with Uniform Illumination Journal of the Optical Society of Korea 0.660 2012
International Publications with impact factor (less than 2.0) / JCR / SJR Integrated Tracking and Accident Avoidance System for Mobile Robot International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems 3.314 2013
Degree Name & Area Year University City,Country
Post Doctorate National Taiwan University of Science & Technology and Lucerne University of Science & Arts Switzerland
PhD - Information and Communications Engineering Myongji University South Korea
Position Start Date End Date
Associate Professor 01-07-2021 Present
Director Projects 01-10-2018 Present
Assistant Professor 01-02-2016 Present
  • Guest editor, 2017, Buildings, MDPI
  • Bronze Paper Award, IEEE, 2014
  • Best Thesis Award, Myongji University, 2014
  • Founding Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Daylighting, 2014
  • Bronze Paper Award, IEEE, 2013
  • Bronze Paper Award, IEEE, 2012
  • IEEE
  • Pakistan Engineering Council
  • SolarLits
  • CrossRef
  • SPIE
  • OSA
  • ASES
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