Dr. Ali Faisal Murtaza

Dr. Ali Faisal Murtaza

Dr. Ali Faisal Murtaza

Research Director, Assistant Professor

ali.faisal@ucp.edu.pk
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Dr. 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 Research Director and Associate Professor (Faculty of Engineering), 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 converters/inverters, design of stand-alone solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, DC micro-grids, I-V Curve tracing of PV, maximum power point trackers for PV systems, fault diagnosis of PV arrays, PV plant energy evaluation and partial shading effects. He has authored/co-authored more than 38 research articles in leading journals and conferences of his field.

Ph.D Mechatronics Politecnico di Torino, Italy 2015
M.Sc Electrical University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore 2007
B.E Mechatronics National University of Sciences & Technology 2005
Director Research University of Central Punjab, Lahore 2018 – Date
Associate Professor University of Central Punjab, Lahore 2020 – Date
Assistant Professor University of Central Punjab, Lahore 2015 – 2019
Ph.D Researcher Politecnico di Torino, Italy 2012 – 2015
Assistant Professor University of Central Punjab, Lahore 2010 – 2012
Lecturer University of Central Punjab, Lahore 2008 – 2010
1Ali F. Murtaza, H A Sher, F Spertino, K Al Haddad, “Module Level Electronic Circuit based PV array for Identification and Reconfiguration of Bypass Modules,” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 2020 (In Press). (Impact Factor: 4.501).
2Ali F. Murtaza, Mohsin Bilal, Riaz Ahmad, Hadeed Ahmed Sher, “A Circuit Analysis based Fault Finding Algorithm for Photovoltaic Array under L-L/L-G Faults,” IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, vol. 8, no. 3, 2020. (Impact Factor: 5.972).
3F. Usman, Ali F. Murtaza, Hadeed A. Sher, K Al-Haddad, F. Mustafa, “Cabling Constraints in PV Array Architecture: Design, Mathematical Model and Cost Analysis,” IEEE Access, 2020 (Accepted). (Impact Factor: 3.745).
4Muhammad M. Gulzar, Daud Sibtain, Ali F. Murtaza, Sadia Murawwat, Muhammad Saadi, Ahlam Jameel, “Adaptive fuzzy based optimized proportional‐integral controller to mitigate the frequency oscillation of multi‐area photovoltaic thermal system,” International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems, 2020 (In Press). (Impact Factor: 1.692).
5A Hussain, H A Sher, Ali F. Murtaza, K Al-Haddad, “A novel sensor-less current technique for photovoltaic system using DC transformer model based model predictive control,” International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, vol. 122, 2020. (Impact Factor: 3.588).
6A Hussain, HA Sher, Ali F. Murtaza, A Javedi, K Al-Haddad, “Transformerless Three Phase Variable Output Voltage DC/AC Standalone Power Converter Using Modified Restrictive Control Set Model Predictive Control,” IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, vol. xx, no. x, pp. xx-xx, 2019 (In Press). (Impact Factor: 5.972).
7Ali F. Murtaza, Riaz Ahmad, “Optical isolation mechanism based MPPT for PV array under partial shading condition,” Journal: Solar Energy, vol. 185, pp. 516-524, 2019. (Impact Factor: 4.374).
8Riaz Ahmad, Ali F. Murtaza, Hadeed Ahmed Sher, “Power tracking techniques for efficient operation of photovoltaic array in solar applications – A review,” Journal: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 101, pp. 82-102, 2019. (Impact Factor: 9.184).
9Ahsan Nadeem, Hadeed Ahmed Sher, Ali F. Murtaza, “An online fractional open circuit voltage maximum output power algorithm for photovoltaic modules,” IET Renewable Power Generation, 2019. (In Press). (Impact Factor: 3.605).
10A Hussain, HA Sher, Ali F. Murtaza, K Al-Haddad, “Improved Restricted Control Set Model Predictive Control (iRCS-MPC) Based Maximum Power Point Tracking of Photovoltaic Module,” IEEE Access 7, 149422 – 149432, 2019. (Impact Factor: 4.098).
11Jawad Ahmad, Alessandro Ciocia, Stefania Fichera, Ali F. Murtaza, Filippo Spertino , “Detection of Typical Defects in Silicon Photovoltaic Modules and Application for Plants with Distributed MPPT Configuration”, Energies, vol: 12, issue: 23, 2019. (Impact Factor: 2.707).
12Ali F. Murtaza, Marcello Chiaberge, Filippo Spertino, Jawad Ahmad, and Alessandro Ciocia, “A Direct PWM Voltage Controller of MPPT & Sizing of DC Loads for Photovoltaic System,” Journal: IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 991-1001, 2018. (Impact Factor: 3.767).
13Ali F. Murtaza, Umer Munir, Marcello Chiaberge, Paolo Di Leo, and Filippo Spertino, “Variable Parameters for a Single Exponential Model of Photovoltaic Modules in Crystalline-Silicon,” Journal: Energies, vol. 11, 2018. (Impact Factor: 2.676).
14R. Riaz, Ali F. Murtaza, Umar Tabrez Shami, Zulqarnain, and Filippo Spertino, “An MPPT technique for unshaded/shaded photovoltaic array based on transient evolution of series capacitor,” Journal: Solar Energy, vol. 157, pp. 377 – 389, 2017. (Impact Factor: 4.018).
15R. 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, 2017. (Impact Factor: 8.050).
16Ali 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: 2.688).
17M. Yaqoob Javed, Ali F. 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: 4.067).
18Hadeed 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: 1.135)
19Hadeed 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: 8.050).
20Hadeed 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, 2015. (Impact Factor: 4.909)
21Filippo 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: 4.018)
22Ali F. 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: 3.289).
23Ali F. 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: 4.067).
24Muhammad Majid Gulzar, Ali F. Murtaza, K M Hasan, Syed Tahir Hussain Rizvi, Muhammad Yaqoob Javed, and Sajid Iqbal, “Design and Implementation of FPGA-based Concurrent Controller,” Pakistan Academy of Sciences: A. Physical and Computational Sciences, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 59- 69, 2018. (Local Journal).
25A Hussain, HA Sher, AF Murtaza, K Al-Haddad, “Revised Perturb and Observe Approach For Maximum Power Point Tracking Of Photovoltaic Module Using Finite Control Set Model Predictive Control,” IEEE 28th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), 962-967, 2019.
26A Hussain, HA Sher, A F. Murtaza, K Al-Haddad, “Improved Voltage Controlled Three Phase Voltage Source Inverter Using Model Predictive Control for Standalone System,” IECON 2-44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2018.
27HA Sher, AF Murtaza, K Al-Haddad, “A hybrid maximum power point tracking method for photovoltaic applications with reduced offline measurements,” Industrial Technology (ICIT), IEEE International Conference on, 1482-1485, 2017.
28Muhammad 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 Conference, Lahore, Pakistan, 2015
29Hadeed 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.
30Hadeed 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.
31Ali 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.
32Hadeed 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.
33Ali 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.
34Ali 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.
35Ali 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.
36Hadeed 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.
37A.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.
38A. F. Murtaza, Z. A, Khan, “Dynamic Priority Based Arbitration Mechanism for CAN Network using Master Node”, in UCP-IEEEP Multi-Topic Conference, May, 2009.

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