Faculty Profile

Dr Irfan Ullah

Associate Professor, HEC Approved PhD Supervisor

School of Engineering

Department of Electrical Engineering

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Dr. Irfan Ullah is an Associate Professor/Director Projects in Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, Pakistan. He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Daylighting (Scopus indexed, HEC-Y category). He was a post-doctoral fellow in the Graduate Institute of Color and Illumination Technology at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taipei, Taiwan. He was a visiting research scholar in the Competence Center Envelopes and Solar Energy at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Hochschule Luzern), Horw, Switzerland. His research focus is applied solar energy and designing/simulation of solar concentrators. He is particularly interested in teaching advanced solar concentrators and photovoltaic for renewable energy systems. He is actively involved in various research projects in the area of Solar Energy. He has published more than 45 research articles.

  • 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 Associate Professor 01-07-2021 Present
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan Assistant Professor 01-02-2016 30-06-2021
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan Director Projects 04-10-2018 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
Courses Taught 01-02-2016 Present
Power System Protection 01-02-2016 Present
High Voltage Engineering 01-02-2016 Present
Advanced Power Systems 01-02-2016 Present
Photovoltaic Energy Systems 01-02-2016 Present
Electrical Machine Design 01-02-2016 Present
Renewable Electrical Energy Resources 01-02-2016 Present
Photonics Technologies (Optoelectronics) 01-02-2016 Present
Electrical Machine 01-02-2016 Present
Renewable Energy Systems 01-02-2016 Present
Solar Concentrators 01-02-2016 Present
Basic Electrical Engineering 01-02-2016 Present
Advanced Lighting Technologies 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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