Dr. Ali Faisal Murtaza

Dr. Ali Faisal Murtaza

Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

Mr. Ali Faisal Murtaza received the B.Sc. degree from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Rawalpindi, Pakistan, the M.Sc. degree from University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan, and the Ph.D Degree from the Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy.
He is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Engineering (Electrical), University of Central Punjab (UCP), Lahore, Pakistan. At UCP, a research group “Efficient Electrical Energy Systems” is active under his supervision. He is also an active member of a research group “MPPTRAC” that works in collaboration with Energy department of Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
His research interests include the design of stand-alone Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems including DC micro-grids, DC-DC converters, I-V Curve tracing, Maximum power point trackers for PV systems, PV plant energy evaluation and partial shading effects. He has authored/co-authored several research articles in leading journals and conferences of his field.
Dr. Ali Faisal Murtaza has been working as assistant professor at UCP for 9 years (3 Years Study Leave for PhD). His research interests include the design of stand-alone Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems including DC micro-grids, DC-DC converters, I-V Curve tracing, maximum power point trackers for PV systems, PV plant energy evaluation and partial shading effects.

  • Photovoltaic Based Energy Systems (M.Sc.) Microcontroller
  • Instruments and Measurements.

Education

Ph.D

Politecnico di Torino, Italy

B.Sc

National

Ph.D

Politecnico di Torino, Italy

B.Sc

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)

M.Sc

University of Engineering and Technology (UET)

University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)

M.Sc

University of Engineering and Technology (UET)

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Research

Research Projects

  1. Efficient Operation of PV System with Robust MPP Operation

Students: Rana Riaz
Description: Considering the high installation cost of PV plants and low energy conversion efficiency, it is essential to operate the PV array at maximum power point (MPP) on consistent basis. For this purpose, the MPPT technique is deployed in PV system. The aim of this research is to develop a fast and low complex MPPT which outperforms the past-proposed MPPTs in terms of dynamic and steady state efficiencies.

  1. Modeling of PV Module

Students: Omer Munir, Bushra Iqbal
Description: A single diode photovoltaic (PV) model is vastly considered as a good compromise between simplicity and accuracy. The effectiveness of model is mainly dictated by the correct estimations of Rs and Rp. The limited accuracy of single-diode model is due to the static estimations of resistive parameters i.e. Rp and Rs once estimated  they usually remain the same for other weather conditions. The other contributing factor is the availability of only STC data in the manufacturer`s datasheet. The main objective of this work is to develop a single-diode model with dynamic relations of Rp and Rs. Not only, the relations vary the resistive parameters for distinct weather conditions but also provide non-iterative solution.

  1. A Technique for Better Energy Management of Single-Stage Topology of Stand-Alone Photovoltaic System

Students: Omer Azeem
Description: The main objective of this paper is to manage the maximum power point (MPP) operation of PV system with single power processing stage under all kinds of weather conditions. A battery backup topology is integrated with PV system to deal with the uncertainties caused by the irradiance, temperature and load.

  1. Efficient Operation of Photovoltaic Array using Virtual Imaging Technique

Students: Huma Rehman
Description: Partial shading is a frequent and unavoidable natural phenomena, which creates number of local maximum in a PV array, one of them corresponds to global maxima. The main idea of this research work is to identify the shading pattern through virtual imaging techniques and then translate the imagery data into I-V curve to identify the global maxima.

  1. Fault Tolerance and Diagnostic in PV Array

Students: Mohsan Bilal
Description: Concerning the large PV arrays, the problem may arise due to Line-Line Fault, Line to Ground Fault, Open-Circuit Fault and Partial Shading Effects. If these effects are left untreated, it may produce devastating effects on PV plant. A low cost sensing mechanism and efficient control framework is needed to handle such a challenge, which is the main aim of this work.

List of Publications

Journal Papers

  1. R. Riaz, Ali F. Murtaza, Hadeed Sher, Umar Tabrez Shami and Saheed Olalekan, “An analytical approach to study partial shading effects on PV arrays supported by literature,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 74, pp. 721 -732, July  2017. (Impact Factor: 6.798).
  2. A. F. Murtaza, Marcello Chiaberge, Filippo Spertino, Umar Tabrez Shami, Diego Boero   and Mirko De Giuseppe, “MPPT technique based on improved evaluation of photovoltaic parameters for uniformly irradiated photovoltaic array,” Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 145, pp. 248-263, 2017. (Impact Factor: 1.809).
  3. M. Yaqoob Javed, Ali Faisal Murtaza, Qiang Ling, Shahid Qamar and M. Majid Gulzar, “A novel MPPT design using generalized pattern search for partial shading,” Energy and Buildings, vol. 133, pp. 59-69, 2016. (Impact Factor: 2.973).
  4. Hadeed Sher, Ali  F. Murtaza, Abdullah Noman, Khaled E Addoweesh and Marcello Chiaberge, “An intelligent control strategy of fractional short circuit current maximum power point tracking technique for photovoltaic applications,”  Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, vol. 7, no. 1, 2015. (Impact Factor: 0.925)
  5. Hadeed Sher, Ali F. Murtaza, Khaled E Addoweesh and Marcello Chiaberge, “Pakistan’s progress in solar PV based energy generation,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 47, pp. 213-217, 2015. (Impact Factor: 6.798).
  6. Hadeed Sher, Ali F. Murtaza, Abdullah Noman, Khaled E Addoweesh, Kamal al Haddad and Marcello Chiaberge, “A new Sensorless hybrid MPPT algorithm based on Fractional Short-Circuit Current Measurement and P&O MPPT,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 1426-1434, July 2015. (Impact Factor: 3.656)
  7. Filippo Spertino, Jawad Ahmad, Alessandro Ciocia, Paolo Di Leo, Ali F. Murtaza and Marcello Chiaberge, “Capacitor charging method for I–V curve tracer and MPPT in photovoltaic systems,” Solar Energy, vol. 119, pp. 461-473, 2015. (Impact Factor: 3.469)
  8. Ali Murtaza, Marcello Chiaberge, Mirko De Giuseppe and Diego Boero, “A duty cycle optimization based hybrid maximum power point tracking technique for photovoltaic systems, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, vol. 59, pp. 141- 154, 2014.  (Impact Factor: 3.2).
  9. Ali Murtaza, Marcello Chiaberge, Filippo Spertino, Diego Boero and Mirko De Giuseppe, “A new maximum power point tracking technique for PV arrays under partial shading conditions, Energy & Buildings, vol. 73, pp. 13- 25, 2014. (Impact Factor: 3.469)
  10. A. F. Murtaza, Z. A, Khan, “Dynamic Priority Based Arbitration Mechanism for CAN Network using Master Node”,  Journal of the IEEEP “New Horizons”, vol. 64-65, April-September, 2009.

Conference Papers

  1. Muhammad Majid Gulzar, Ali Faisal Murtaza and Qiang Ling, “Kinematic Modeling and Simulation of an Economical SCARA Manipulator by Pro-E and Verification using MATLAB/Simulink,” Accept in 9th IEEE ICOSST 2015 Conference, Lahore, Pakistan.
  1. Hadeed Ahmed Sher, Ali Murtaza, Khaled E Addoweesh, Kamal Al-Haddad and Marcello Chiaberge, “A New Irradiance Sensorless Hybrid MPPT Technique for Photovoltaic Power Plants,” in Proceedings of  Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2014 – 40th Annual Conference of the IEEE, Dallas, USA , 29 Oct -1 Nov, 2014.
  2. Hadeed Ahmed Sher, Ali Murtaza, Khaled E Addoweesh and Marcello Chiaberge, “A two stage hybrid maximum power point tracking technique for photovoltaic applications,” in IEEE Power and Energy society General Meeting  Conference & Exposition, 2014, Washington DC, USA 27-31 July, 2014.
  3. Ali F. Murtaza, Hadeed Ahmed Sher, Marcello Chiaberge, Diego Boero, Mirko De Giuseppe and Khaled E Addoweesh,  “Optimization of P&O MPPT for Distributed PV System,” 16th International Multi Topic Conference (INMIC), Pakistan, 19-20 Dec, 2013.
  4. Hadeed Ahmed Sher, Ali F. Murtaza, Khaled E Addoweesh  and Marcello Chiaberge, “An Intelligent Off-line MPPT technique for PV applications,” IEEE Conference on Systems, Process & Control (ICSPC), Malaysia, 2013.
  5. Ali F. Murtaza, Hadeed Ahmed Sher, Marcello Chiaberge, Diego Boero, Mirko De Giuseppe and Khaled E Addoweesh, “Comparative Analysis of Maximum Power Point Tracking Techniques for PV applications”, 16th International Multi Topic Conference (INMIC), Pakistan, 19-20 Dec, 2013.

 

  1. Ali F. Murtaza, Hadeed Ahmed Sher, Marcello Chiaberge, Diego Boero, Mirko De Giuseppe and Khaled E Addoweesh, “An Improved P&O MPPT for Distributed PV Applications,” International Conference on Modeling & Simulation (ICOMS), Pakistan, 25-27 Nov, 2013.
  2. Ali F. Murtaza, Hadeed Ahmed Sher, Chiaberge M., Boero D., De Giuseppe M. and Khaled E Addoweesh, “A Novel Hybrid MPPT Technique for Solar PV Applications using Perturb & Observe and Fractional Open Circuit Voltage Techniques,” 5th International Conference on Mechatronics, Czech Republic, 05-07 Dec, 2012.
  3. Hadeed Ahmed Sher, Khaled E Addoweesh, Yasin Khan, Ali F. Murtaza, “Harmonic Analysis of Inverter fed Induction Motor under faulted DC link Capacitor,” 15th Saudi Technical Exchange Meeting (STEM), Saudi Arabia, 2012.
  4. A.F. Murtaza, Z.A. Khan,“Starvation Free Controller Area Network using Master Node”, in Second International Conference in Electrical Engineering (ICEE 2008), 25-26 March, 2008.
  5. A. F. Murtaza, Z. A, Khan, “Dynamic Priority Based Arbitration Mechanism for CAN Network using Master Node”, in UCP-IEEEP Multi-Topic Conference, May, 2009.

Area of Specialization

Renewable Energy Systems with primary focus on Photovoltaic Systems

(042) 35880007 (343)
ali.faisal@ucp.edu.pk
University of Central Punjab Faculty of Electrical Engineering

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