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M. Tariq Iqbal    


B.Sc. (UET, Lahore), M.Sc. (QAU, Islamabad), Ph.D. (Imperial College London), P. Eng.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, A1B 3X5

Office: EN-3062: E-mail: : Phone: (709) 864-8934


Research Interests:

         Hybrid Power Systems

         Renewable Energy Systems

         Passive Houses

         Electronics and control systems


Research Projects lead by the current graduate students:

1.                  Forgery detection using image processing (Younis Abdalla) (PhD)

2.                  Optimal control strategies for large grid connected battery energy storage system  (Osama Alagili)  (PhD)

3.                  Low cost wireless SCADA network for large wind turbines (Tarek Shkikin) (M.Eng)

4.                  Dynamic modeling and optimization of hybrid water pumping system for Libya (Faisal Alkarrami) (PhD)

5.                  Dynamic modeling and fuzzy logic control of a large building HVAC system (Almahdi Abdo-allah) (PhD)

6.                  Synchronous/ asynchronous switching for parallel-connected DC-DC boost converters (Muamer Shebani) (PhD)

7.                  Hybrid mini-grid power system for western Libya (Fathi Mosbah) (M.Eng)

8.                  Load forecast based adjustable power output control of a large hydro generation system (Somkene Mbakwe) (M.Eng)

9.                  Dynamic modeling and simulation of hybrid power system for a remote location in China (Bojian Jiang) (M.Eng)

10.              Sizing and dynamic modeling of a solar water pumping system for irrigation in Bangladesh (Shatadru Biswas) (M.Eng)

11.              Data logging and control of pico-solar energy systems (Debobrata Gupta) (M.Eng.)

12.              Internet of things applications to micro-grid and hybrid power systems (Cherechi Ndukwe) (PhD)

13.              Data logging and control of grid-tie remote converter using LoRa communication (Amjad Iqbal) (M.Eng)

14.              Open source reliable SCADA system for remote energy storage system (Lawrence Aghenta) (M.Eng)

15.              Small scale solar thermal energy storage system for Newfoundland (Rasha Rabbani) (M.Eng)


Recent graduate students:

1.      A Communication Method for Remote Control of Grid-tied Converters (Terashmila Lasagani, M.Eng. Winter 2018)

2.      Low-cost SCADA platforms for a solar energy system (Ibrahim Allafi, M.Eng. Winter 2018)

3.      Design and Modelling of a Large-Scale Solar Water Pumping System for Irrigation in Saudi Arabia (Abdulhamid Alshamani, M.Eng. Winter 2018)

4.      SCADA System for Remote Control and Monitoring of Grid Connected Inverters (Sarinda Jayasinghe, M.Eng. Winter 2018)

5.      Design and Modeling of a PV System for a House in Saudi Arabia (Saif Alharbi, M.Eng. Fall 2017)

6.      Design of renewable energy system for a mobile office/hospital in an isolated rural area (Emadeddin A A Hussein, M.Eng. Spring 2017)

7.      Fuzzy Logic Control of MPPT Controller for PV Systems (Mahmud Ahmed Sasi, M.Eng. Spring 2017)

8.      Design and Analysis of a Net-Zero Energy House and its Power System for Libya (Gamal Ali Alamri, M.Eng. Winter 2017)

9.      Modeling and simulation of solar water heating system with Thermal storage (Ahmed Mohamed Aisa, M.Eng. Winter 2017)

10.  Energy consumption analysis and future trends for Newfoundland (Tasnova Jesha, M.Eng. Spring 2015)

11.  Study of stand-alone and grid connected setups of renewable energy systems for Newfoundland (Syedali Meghdadi, M.Eng. Spring 2015)

12.  Real-time analysis of carbon dioxide concentration curves for intelligent ventilation control (Peter Parsons, M.Eng. Winter 2015)

13.  Small wind turbine based packet energy system with battery storage (Shakhawat Hossain, M.Eng. Spring 2014)

14.  Modeling, design and simulation of a low cost supervisory controller for Ramea hybrid power system (Jiuchuan Zhang, M.Eng. Winter 2014)

15.  Natural gas fuel cell based power system for MUN Engineering Building (Mahmuda Tanni, M.Eng. Winter 2014)

16.  Modeling and simulation of wind speed and wind farm power prediction (Deepa Paga, M.Eng. Fall 2013)

17.  Dynamic modeling and supervisory controller design for a small isolated hybrid power system with pumped hydro storage (Rahimul H. Asif, M.Eng. Fall 2013)

18.  Renewable Sources Based Micro-Grid Control Schemes and Reliability Modeling, (Razzaqul Ahshan, Ph.D. Spring 2013)

19.  Power Performance Investigation and Control System Design of Grid-Connected Small Wind Turbines, (Md. Alimuzzaman, M.Eng. Spring 2013)

20.  Optimal sizing, modeling and design of a supervisory controller for a stand-alone hybrid power system, (Mohamed El-Badawe, M.Eng. Fall 2012)

21.  Twisted Savonius Turbine based Marine Current Energy Conversion System, (Md. Imtiaj Hassan, M. Eng. Fall 2011)

22.  Modeling and Comparison of Dynamics of AC and DC Coupled Remote Hybrid Power Systems (Tanjila Haque, M.Eng. Fall 2011)

23.  Communication System for the Remote Hybrid Power System in Ramea Newfoundland (Juan Acevedo, M.Eng. Spring 2011)

24.  Sizing and Control of a Flywheel Energy Storage for Ramea Wind-Hydrogen-Diesel Power System (Khademul Islam, M.Eng. Spring 2011)

25.  Dynamic Modeling of a Wind-Diesel-Hydrogen Hybrid Power System (Md. Maruf-ul-Karim, M.Eng. Spring 2010)

26.  Performance and Reliability Comparison of Grid Connected Small Wind Turbine Systems (Md. Arifujjaman, Ph.D. Spring 2010)

27.  Adaptive Power Tracking Control of Hydrokinetic Energy Conversion Systems (Jahangir A. Khan, Ph.D. Spring 2010)

28.  Risk-based Fault Diagnosis and Safety Management for Process Systems (Huizhi Bao, M.Eng. Winter 2010)

29.  Design of low speed axial flux permanent magnet generators for marine current application (Sanjida Moury, M.Eng. Winter 2010)

30.  Remote control of distributed generation system (Farhana Lina, M.Eng. Fall 2009)

31.  Design and development of a marine current energy conversion system using hybrid vertical axis turbine (Jahangir Alam, M.Eng. Fall 2009)

32.  Grid impact of wind energy on isolated and remote power system (Sheikh Mominul Islam, M.Eng. Fall 2009)

33.  High performance fuel cell power generation system for stand-alone applications (Martin Ordonez, Ph.D. Winter 2009)

34.  A micro seafloor marine current energy conversion system (Nahidul Khan, M.Eng.  2008)

35.  Control system for small induction generator based wind turbines (Razzaqul Ahshan, M.Eng. Fall 2007)

36.  Control of a hybrid energy system (Mike Snow, M.Eng. Fall 2007)

37.  Safety instrumented system for process operation based on real time monitoring (Cen Nan, M.Eng. Winter 2007)

38.  An isolated small wind turbine emulator (Md. Arifujjaman, M.Eng. Fall 2006)

39.  Fuel cell simulator system  (Martin Ordonez, M. Eng. Winter 2006)

40.  Reliability and condition monitoring of a wind turbine (Mohsin Khan, M. Eng. Spring 2005)

41.  Simulation of a wind fuel cell hybrid energy system (Jahangir A. Khan, M. Eng. Fall 2004)