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Dr Hamza Ahmad Raza

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Dr Hamza Ahmad Raza

Dr Hamza Ahmad Raza

Assistant Professor/HoD EE & CS

Assistant Professor

Dr Hamza Ahmad Raza received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 2013 from Punjab University Lahore. He received USAID merit-based scholarship for his Master studies from United States Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCASE) at National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad, Pakistan. During his masters, he joined Hydro and climate change lab at Oregon State University (OSU), USA as an exchange scholar and worked on a pico hydro power project. Due to his excellent academic career, he was awarded FULBRIGHT scholarship for Ph.D. studies by U.S Department of State. Dr.Hamza completed his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University (ASU) in 2023. Apart from academia, he possesses strong social and communication skills. He was Vice President for Fulbright International Student Association (FISA) and President for Pakistani Student Association (PSA) for 3 years at ASU. He was captain of ASU cricket team and won National College Cricket Championship 2022 for ASU.
His current research interests include Solar PV systems sizing, Solar PV defect analysis and solar PV device characterization, and Solar thermal plants modelling.

Phd in Electrical Engineering from USA
MS in Energy Systems Engineering from NUST
Bsc in Electrical Engineering from Punjab University Lahore

  • Assistant Professor (July 2023-Present)

Sharif Engineering College, Lahore

  • Project Engineer (April-May 2023)

        Solar Photovoltaic testing laboratory (SolarPTL), Tempe, Arizona, USA

  • Teacher Assistant (Fall 2021)

     Electrical engineering department, Arizona State University

  • Lecturer (August 2017-June 2018)

Sharif Engineering College, Lahore

  • Trainee (July to August 2013)

Thermal power plant, Muzaffargarh, Pakistan

  1. Electric machine design
  2. Power transmission and distribution
  3. Signal and systems
  4. Entrepreneurship

  • Solar PV defect analysis
  • Solar thermal
  • Renewable energy
  • Smart Grid

Journals:

  • A. Raza and G. Tamizhmani, “Voltage mapping and local defects identification in solar cells using non-contact method,” Sustain. Energy Technol. Assessments, vol. 57, no. May, p. 103304, 2023, doi: 10.1016/j.seta.2023.103304. (IF 7.62)
  • A. Raza and G. TamizhMani, “Application of non-contact electrostatic voltmeter to identify underperforming modules in grid-connected photovoltaic systems,” Sol. Energy, vol. 252, pp. 356–362, 2023, doi: https://doi.o HYPERLINK “https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2023.02.014″rg/10.1016/j.solener.2023.02.014. (IF 7.18)
  • A. Raza, F. Ibne Mahmood, and G. TamizhMani, “Use of non-contact voltmeter to quantify potential induced degradation in CdTe modules,” Sol. Energy, vol. 252, pp. 284–290, 2023, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2023.02.002. (IF 7.18)
  • Mahmood, Farrukh Ibne & Afridi, Muhammad & Raza, Hamza & Khalid, Hassan. (2022). Investigation and Comparison of DC and AC Nanogrid Networks using MATLAB/Simulink. International Journal of Engineering Works. 09. 131-143. 10.34259/ijew.22.905131143.
  • Safdar, S. Sultan, H. A. Raza, M. Umer, and M. Ali, “Empirical analysis of turbine and generator efficiency of a pico hydro system,” Sustain. Energy Technol. Assessments, vol. 37, p. 100605, 2020, doi: https://doi.org/10.10 HYPERLINK “https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seta.2019.100605″16/j.seta.2019.100605 (IF 7.62)

Conferences:

  • A. Raza and G. TamizhMani, “Mapping of Local Defects and Voltages in Solar Cells using Non-Contact Electrostatic Voltmeter Method,” 2022 IEEE 49th Photovoltaics Specialists Conference (PVSC), Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2022, pp. 0261-0263, doi: 10.1109/PVSC48317.2022.9938734.
  • A. Raza, A. Bin Ahmed, A. K. Janjua, M. Ali, M. Sattar and M. Z. Ul Abideen Afridi, “Performance analysis and cost reduction of Brayton Cycle based Solar Thermal Tower Power Plant using TRNSYS,” 2020 IEEE 23rd International Multitopic Conference (INMIC), Bahawalpur, Pakistan, 2020, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/INMIC50486.2020.9318189.
  • A. Raza, S. Sultan, S. ul Haq, A. Hussain, A. K. Janjua and A. Bashir, “Modeling of 1 MW solar thermal tower power plant using TRNSYS,” 2018 1st International Conference on Power, Energy and Smart Grid (ICPESG), Mirpur Azad Kashmir, Pakistan, 2018, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/ICPESG.2018.8384499.
  • A. Raza, S. Sultan, Shomaz-Ul-Haq and M. Ali, “Modelling of efficient solar water desalination\system using TRNSYS,” 2018 International Conference on Engineering and Emerging Technologies (ICEET), Lahore, Pakistan, 2018, pp. 1-4, doi: 10.1109/ICEET1.2018.8338622.
  • U. Haq, H. A. Raza, I. Safdar, S. Sultan, S. Naeem and M. Ali, “Comparative numerical investigation on effect of characteristic parameters on thermal energy enhancement by alumina-water and cupric-oxide-water nanofluids,” 2017 International Conference on Energy Conservation and Efficiency (ICECE), Lahore, Pakistan, 2017, pp. 55-63, doi: 10.1109/ECE.2017.8248829.
  • A. Raza, M. Asad, S. Sultan, Shomaz-Ul-Haq, N. Shehzad and M. Ali, “Effect of heliostats reflectivity on the cost of solar thermal tower power plant,” 2017 International Conference on Energy Conservation and Efficiency (ICECE), Lahore, Pakistan, 2017, pp. 11-15, doi: 10.1109/ECE.2017.8248821.
  • Sultan, M. Ali, A. Waqas, H. A. Raza, S. Aziz and S. -u. -. Haq, “Modelling of a solar energy driven water desalination system using TRNSYS,” 2016 19th International Multi-Topic Conference (INMIC), Islamabad, Pakistan, 2016, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/INMIC.2016.7840151.

 

hamzaahmad@sharif.edu.pk