Riaz Ahmad Rana

Riaz Ahmad Rana

Riaz Ahmad Rana

Assistant Professor

Riaz Ahmad Rana is currently working as assistant professor at UCP. His area of specialization is Photovoltaic Systems. He has work experience of 20 years (Academic-10 + Field-10).

  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Applied Physics
  • Electrical Workshop
  • Electrical Machines
  • Power Transmission
  • Power Distribution and Utilization
  • Power System Analysis
  • Renewable Energy
  • Optical Fiber Communication


Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
University of Central Punjab (UCP), Lahore Pakistan in progress.
MS Telecommunication Systems,
University of Central Punjab (UCP), Lahore, 2008,
B.Sc. Electrical Engineering,
University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore, 1996,
F.Sc. (Pre-Engineering),
Govt. College Multan, 1989,
Matriculation (Science Group),
Govt. High School Khanewal, 1985,


  • World Call Multimedia Ltd. Lahore;
    Worked as Maintenance Engineer from 4th April 2006 to 4th September 2006.
  • Drainage & Irrigation Department, Dubai U.A.E;
    Worked as Control Equipment Operator (CEO) at SCADA Driven Pumping Stations from October 1997 to January 15, 2006 (8 Years)
  • Rupafil (Polyester Plant) Pvt. Ltd. Lahore, Pakistan;
    Worked as Electrical Trainee Engineer from March 1996 to September 1996.

Research Reports

  1. Photovoltaics

List of Publications

  1. Ahmad, Ali F. Murtaza, and Hadeed Sher. Power tracking techniques for efficient operation of PV array in solar applications – A Review. Accepted for publication in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.         Impact factor – 9.128
  2. Ahmad, Ali F. Murtaza, Umar Tabrez Shami, Zulqarnain, Filippo Spertino. An MPPT technique for unshaded/shaded photovoltaic array based on transient evolution of series capacitor. Solar Energy 157 (2017), 377-389.
    1. Impact factor – 4.018
  3. Ahmad, Ali F. Murtaza, Hadeed Ahmed Sher, Umar Tabrez Shami, Saheed Olalekan. An analytical approach to study partial shading effects on PV array supported by literature. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 74(2017) 721-732. IF – 8.0
  4. Aamir Hayat, Ali Faisal Murtaza, Muhammad Haseeb, Muhammad Yaqoob and Riaz Ahmad Rana, “Effects of Input Capacitor (Cin) of Boost Converter for Photovoltaic System,” IEEE International Conference on Computing, Electronic and Electrical Engineering (ICE Cube 2016), 11-12 April, Quetta-Pakistan, 23-June-2016
  5. Muhammad Majid Gulzar, Ali Faisal Murtaza, Qiang Ling and Riaz Ahmad, “Kinematic Modeling and Simulation of an Economical SCARA Manipulator by Pro-E and Verification using MATLAB/SIMULINK,” Accepted in 9th IEEE ICOSST 2015 Conference, Lahore, Pakistan.
  6. Riaz Ahmad, Dr. Umar Tabrez Shami, Muhammad Saleem and Nabeel Khalid. Smart Grid Capabilities, Infrastructure, Impact on Power Suppliers/Consumers and Concern. New Horizons 81-82 (2014) 3-8.
    1. [Y-category HEC Approved journal]
  7. Riaz Ahmad. Impact of Power Factor Improvement on Electrical Power Quality & Saving. New Horizons 64-65 (2009) 23-27.
    1. [Z-category HEC Approved journal]


  1. Attended one-day workshop on “Advance PLC, HMI & SCADA” at EL-301 FOE-UCP Lahore on 15-July -2017 conducted by BURRAQ ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS.
  2. Attended one day workshop on “CPD Framework for Professional Development of Engineers” at UCP Seminar Hall Lahore on September 30, 2015 conducted by PEC and gained ½ CPD Credit Point.
  3. Attended one-day workshop on “Outcome Based Education OBE” at UCP Seminar Hall Lahore on August 27, 2015 conducted by FOE UCP Lahore. Gained ½ CPD Credit Point.
  4. Attended one day conference  on “ Roadmap to Energy Efficient Pakistan”  at Faletti’s Hotel Lahore on November 6, 2014 conducted by IEEP Lahore and gained 0.5 CPD Credit Point.
  5. Attended on day workshop on “Harnessing of Solar Energy by Technology Management” at UCP Lahore on September 12, 2014 conducted by IEEP Lahore. Gained 1.0 CPD Point.
  6. Availed “Faculty Training Program” arranged by FOE, UCP from September 3, 2012 to September 27, 2012 at UCP Lahore.
  7. Attended on day workshop on “Energy Audit Tools and Techniques” at PEC Head Quarter Islamabad on September 18, 2012 conducted by Pakistan Engineering Council Islamabad. Gained 1.0 CPD Point.
  8. Attended two-day workshop on ETAP SOFTWARE at FOE-UCP on JULY 9, 2013 JULY 10, 2013 and got a CERTIFICATE.
  9. Attended one-day workshop on “Faculty Training” at UCP Lahore on February 2011 conducted by World Bank Trainers Dr. Syed Tahir Hijazi and Dr. Masood Qureshi.
  10. Attended one-day workshop on “Performance Monitoring” at HEC Regional Centre Lahore on Sep 29, 2010 conducted by School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences (SEECS), NUST. Gained 1.0 CPD Point.
  11. Attended 15 hours workshop on “Continuous Professional Development Training” conducted by FOE, UCP from February 25-29, 2008.
  12. Attended 15 hours workshop on “Continuous Professional Development Training” conducted by FOE, UCP from February 25-29, 2008.

Attended one day workshop on “Total Quality Control” at RAMADA CONTINENTAL HOTEL DUBAI on 26-June -2001 conducted by Dubai Municipality UAE.

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