Dr. Fawad Azeem
Assistant Professor, Energy Research Center
Area of Interest: Microgrids, Demand Side Management, Energy Management, Energy Efficiency and Energy Audits
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007   (184)

Dr. Fawad Azeem completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with the core research area of Microgrids for rural communities. Dr. Fawad Azeem is a master trainer for energy audits certified by GiZ, Ingo Rudoplhi Co. Germany, and Punjab Energy Efficiency and Conservation Agency (PEECA), certified Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE Expert) for green buildings from International Finance Corporation and certified Training of Trainers (ToT) on industrial energy audits from United Nations Climate Technology Center and Network (CTCN) National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Agency (NEECA). Dr. Fawad Azeem has 11 years of industrial and research experience related to Energy/Renewable energy. Currently, Dr. Fawad Azeem is working at Energy Research Center, COMSATS University Islamabad Lahore Campus. Dr. Fawad has 13 research publications, a book chapter, and two approved projects on renewable energy-based microgrids with South China University of Technology Guangzhou China, and Ajman University UAE. Dr. Fawad Azeem is a certified Edge Expert (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) for green buildings.   Dr. Fawad Azeem delivers lectures related to energy and renewable energy to national and international professional engineers and experts. Dr. Fawad provided training as a lead trainer to international and local engineers including Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Descon Industries, NED University, COMSATS University, and Usman Institute of Technology on Energy Audits and Hybrid Power systems. 

Funded Projects:

Current Projects:
1. Interconnection & Coordination of Multi-Microgrids to Promote Penetration & Efficient Utilization of Renewable Energy (2022 - 2023) PIs: Dr. Fawad Azeem, Budget: 1.2, Funded By: Ajman University .
2. “Pre-Farming Controlled Crop Assessment Simulator to Enhance the Crop Quality for Optimum Yield and Agricultural Sustainability” (2022 - 2025) PIs: Dr. Fawad Azeem, Budget: PKR 5.982 million, Funded By: HEC-NRPU .
Completed Projects:
1. Energy Audit of Ali Embroidery Mills Limited, Sheikhupura Lahore (2022 - 2022) PIs: Dr. Fawad Azeem, Budget: 1 million, Funded By: Ali Embroidery Mills Limited .
2. Analysis of Coordinated Power Dispatch and Lod Control Scheme for Optimal Operation of the Islanded Microgrids (2021 - 2022) PIs: Dr. Fawad Azeem, Budget: 1.1 million, Funded By: Ajman University .
3. Implementation and Testing of Microgrid in Rural Communities with Maximum Penetration of Renewable Energy Resources in Pakistan (2018 - 2022) PIs: Dr. Fawad Azeem, Budget: 6.8 million, Funded By: Pakistan Science Foundation .

Publications:

Book Chapters:
1. Fawad Azeem (2021), "Microgrid Design and Challenges for Remote Communities", Microgrids: Design, Challenges and Prospects, published by: CRC Press, Taylor Francis , pp: 1-10   
Journal Papers:
1. Fawad Azeem, Zulfiqar Ali Memon, Sobia Baig, Ahmed Bilal Awan (2023), "A two-way pre-installation assessment framework for microgrids under power systems expansion planning", Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, pp: 102920, Vol: 55, Impact Factor: 7.63   
2. Fawad Azem (2022), "Feasibility Assessment of Rural Hybrid Microgrid using Canal-Based Microhydel Resources: A Case Study of Renala Khurd Pakistan", Sustainability , pp: 20, Vol: 14, Issue: 22, Impact Factor: 3.88   
3. Fawad Azeem 1,Ashfaq Ahmad,Taimoor Muzaffar Gondal ,Jehangir Arshad 4,Ateeq Ur Rehman,Elsayed M. Tag Eldin ,Muhammad Shafiq (2022), "Load Management and Optimal Sizing of Special-Purpose Microgrids Using Two Stage PSO-Fuzzy Based Hybrid Approach", Energies, Vol: 15, Issue: 17, Impact Factor: 3.25   
4. Fawad Azeem (2021), "Hybrid Microgrid Load Flow Management using Model Predictive Control", Global Research Review   
5. Fawad Azeem (2020), "A Fuzzy Based Parametric Monitoring And Control Algorithm For Distinctive Loads To Enhance The Stability In Rural Islanded Microgrids ", Facta Universitatis, Series: Electronics and Energetics (ISI-Indexed)   
6. Fawad Azeem (2018), "Energy and Environmentally Efficient Architectural Model Using Native and Adopted Strategies for Lyari Hospital", Sindh University Research Journal (Science Series), (ISI-Indexed)   
7. Fawad Azeem, Ghous Bakhsh Narejo, Dr. Usman Ali Shah (2018), "Integration of Renewable Distributed Generation with Storage and Demand Side Load Management in Rural Islanded Microgrid", Energy Efficiency, pp: 214-235, Vol: 13, Issue: 2, Impact Factor: 3.13   
8. Fawad Azeem (2017), "An Energy Policy Analysis and Proposed Remedial Actions to Reduce Energy Crises in Pakistan", Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Research Journal (ISI-Indexed)   
9. Fawad Azeem (2017), "Renewable energy-based power systems: models, indigenous analyses and design approaches", International Conference on Innovations in Electrical Engineering and Computational Technologies    
10. Fawad Azeem (2016), "A Qualitative Analysis of Islanded Hybrid Microgrid Implementation Using Canals as Micro-hydro Power Source with Solar PV for Irrigated ", Sindh University Research Journal (Science Series), (ISI-Indexed)   
11. Narejo, Ghous Bux; Azeem, Fawad; Ammar, Muhammad Yasir (2015), "A survey of control strategies for implementation of optimized and reliable operation of renewable energy based microgrids in islanded mode", Power Generation System and Renewable Energy Technologies (PGSRET), pp: 1-5, Vol: -, Issue: -, Standard: -, Impact Factor: -   
Conference Papers:
1. Fawad Azeem (2018) "Design and Analysis of Load Switching Mechanism Using Sub-Microgrid Approach", International Conference on Power Generation Systems and Renewable Energy Technologies (PGSRET)   
2. Fawad Azeem (2016) "Performance Evaluation of Solar Flat Plate Collector Under Climatic Conditions of Islamabad Pakistan", International Conference on Energy Research and Development (ICERD), Kuwait   

Qualification

Ph.D
NED University of Engineering and Technology Karachi, Pakistan
Aug 2014 to May 2019
   
MS
Internationa lslamic University Islamabad, Pakistan
Aug 2011 to Jun 2013
   
B.E
Hamdard University Karachi, Pakistan
Jun 2007 to Jun 2011
   

Experience

Assistant Professor
Energy Research Center COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus
Apr 2022 to Date
   
Lecturer
Energy Research Center COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus
Feb 2016 to Apr 2022
   
Lecturer
Hamdard University
Nov 2014 to Jan 2016
   
Design Engineer (Energy)
Osmani and Company Private Limited
Jun 2013 to Nov 2014
   
Engr. Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy Society of Pakistan
Aug 2011 to Sep 2012
   

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