International Conference on
Sustainable Energy in Pakistan

March 12-13, 2019

Jinnah Auditorium, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan
Organized by UET Peshawar and NUST
Poster Submission deadline February 20, 2019
Registration Deadline February 28, 2019

About Conference

What to Expect

Pakistan is challenged by overpopulation, climate change and a weak energy sector. Despite having abundant renewable energy resources, the energy sector has been in dire-straits for over a decade with power shortages and subsequent load shedding for both domestic and industrial entities. The lack of visionary policy, outdated power plants and transmission grid, economic factors, dependency on imported fossil fuels, and weak indigenous technological base are some of the main contributors to the energy crisis in Pakistan. Although the situation has improved considerably over the last couple of years, the generation, transmission and distribution challenges remain and are affecting economic growth of the country.

Conference Themes


Renewable Energy

Pakistan is endowed with various renewable energy resources such as hydel, solar, wind, geothermal and bio-fuel. Hydro-power both as macro and micro projects are well established in Pakistan and are recognized as low cost, reliable and renewable sources of power in Pakistan and have the potential to fill the energy deficit. Pakistan lies in an area

Electrical Power

The national grid of Pakistan suffers from poor performance due to lack of appropriate electrical power system engineering, planning and market strategy. Emphasis on integrated planning of electrical grid and related challenges, capability issues and employment of modern technology for sustainable and balanced growth of concerned

Thermal Power

Thermal power generation is the main contributor of electricity generation worldwide, as it offers potential benefits such as high ramping rates, fast start-up, base load plants, grid stability, energy security, and low capital and generation cost. The overall thermal power generation constitutes around 65% of the total power generation in Pakistan.

Energy Policy and Management

The domain of energy policy provides the guidelines for defining the targets that a country should achieve in medium- to long-term time frames. The energy policy takes into account the need for providing energy access to the citizens, ensuring reliable energy supplies vital for growth of industrial, commercial and transportation sectors


Adil Najam
Adil NajamProfessor
Boston University, USA
Edd Blekkan
Edd BlekkanProfessor, NTNU
Xinying Liu
Xinying LiuProfessor, IDEAS
South Africa
Kendra Sharp
Kendra SharpProfessor, OSU
Dr Sayfe Kiaei
Dr Sayfe KiaeiProfessor
Jeff Jiangfeng Zhang
Jeff Jiangfeng ZhangSenior Lecturer, UOT
Zhi Zhou
Zhi ZhouPrincipal Computational Scientist
Harvey Bryan
Harvey BryanProfessor
Jawwad-DarrProfessor, UCL
Mani G. TamizhMani
Mani G. TamizhManiDirector
Xihong Peng
Xihong Peng Assoicate Professor
PEI Gang
PEI GangProfessor, USTC
A. M. Kannan
A. M. Kannan Professor
Joyce Miller
Joyce MillerFounder and Director
CAPRESE Sàrl, Switzerland

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Event Program

  1. Day 1 / Mar, 12
  2. Day 2 / Mar, 13
10:00 – 11:00
11:00 - 11:15
11:15 – 11:45


Prof. Dr. Govindasamy Tamizhmani / Arizona State University, USA
Performance, Reliability and Soiling of Solar PV Modules
11:45 – 12:15


Prof. Dr. Jawad Darr / UCL-UK
New Approaches and Capabilities for Energy Storage Materials and an update of the UK Faraday Challenge for Energy Storage
12:15 – 12:45


Prof. Dr. A. M. Kannan / Arizona State University, USA
Off-grid Solar Thermal Water Heating System using phase-change materials: design, integration and real environment investigation
13:15 – 14:15
14:15 – 14:45


Prof. Dr. PEI Gang / USTC-China
Energy from outer space-Integrated utilization of solar energy and radiative cooling
14:45 – 15:15


Prof. Dr. Xinying Liu / University of South Africa-South Africa
Liquid fuel production from unconventional carbon resources
15:15 – 15:45


Prof. Dr. Edd A. Blakken / Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU, Norway
Advanced biofuels via biomass gasification: Technologies, barriers and research in Norway
19:00 – 20:00
09.00 - 09.30


Prof. Dr. Jiangfeng Zhang / University of Technology Sydney-Australia
Demand Side Modeling in Smart Grid
09.30 - 10.00


Prof. Dr Zhi Zhou / ANL-USA
Modeling and analysis on power grid and electricity market – with emerging technologies integration and environmental interaction
10.00 - 10.30


Prof. Dr. Xihong Peng / Arizona State University, USA
Computational study of lithiation of Si/Ge clathrates, towards application in high energy density Li-ion batteries
11.00 - 11.15
11.15 - 11.45


Prof. Dr. Harvey Bryan / Arizona State University, USA
Where are Green Building Rating Systems Heading: Recent Trends from the North American Experience
11:45 - 12:15


Dr. Joyce Miller / CAPRESE, Switzerland
Energy for Change
12:15 – 12:45


Prof. Dr. Adil Najam / Boston, USA
Pakistan’s Energy and Climate Futures
13:15 - 14:15
14:15 – 15:15
15:15 – 16:15
Patron in Chief's

Patron in Chief's

Professor. Dr Iftikhar Hussain
Professor. Dr Iftikhar HussainVice Chancellor, UET Peshawar
Lieutenant General Naweed Zaman, HI (M), (Retired)
Lieutenant General Naweed Zaman, HI (M), (Retired)Rector, NUST

Focal Persons

Dr. Tanvir Ahmad

Dr Tanvir Ahmad

Head of EMS, USPCAS-E, UET Peshawar
Phone:+92-306-0258962, +92-91-9217480  
Email: tanvir.ahmad@uetpeshawar.edu.pk
Dr. Naseem Iqbal

Dr Naseem Iqbal

Head of Department of Energy Systems Engineering, USPCAS-E, NUST
Phone:+92-51-90855281, +92-333-5580400
Email: naseem@casen.nust.edu.pk


Event Team

  1. Chief Organizers
  2. Technical Committee
  3. Administrative Committee
  4. Communications Committee
Dr. Asif RazaPro-Rector Academics NUST
Dr. Sayfe KiaeiProject Director ASU
Engr. Zuhr KhanProject Director USPCAS-E NUST
Dr. M.A IrfanDean MCIME, UET Peshawar
Dr. Zuhair S. KhanPrincipal USPCAS-E NUST
Dr. Najeeb UllahProject Director USPCASE, UET Peshawar
Dr. Tanvir AhmadUET Peshawar
Dr. Suhail Zaki FarooqiUET Peshawar
Dr. Abdul BasitUET Peshawar
Dr. Khurshid AhmadUET Peshawar
Dr. Naseem IqbalNUST
Dr. Adeel WaqasNUST
Dr. Adeel JavedNUST
Dr. Kashif ImranNUST
Mr. Arshad NafeesArizona State University
Mr. Ahmed SohailArizona State University
Mr. Ammar YasserArizona State University
Dr. M. ZubairNUST
Mr. Naveed AliNUST
Col (R)Tariq Iqbal MalikNUST
Mr. Fawad KashanNUST
Mr Mudassar Salim FarooqiUET Peshawar
Mr. Bashir KhanUET Peshawar
Mr. Riaz KhanUET Peshawar
Mr M. Shahzad SultanUET Peshawar
Mr. Ahmad SaeedArizona State University
Mr Sohail BarkiUET Peshawar
Ms Shaista Mehnaz AfridiUET Peshawar
Mr. Muhammad Mansoor YousafUET Peshawar
Mr. Uzair AhmadUET Peshawar
Dr. M. Bilal SajjidNUST
Dr Hina KazmiNUST
Mr. Hasan RazaNUST
Mr. Haris AzizNUST
Mr. Arsal LatifArizona State University

Poster Competition

A poster competition will be held at the (ICSEP-2019) for internal students. The poster needs to be presented on any theme related to Sustainable Energy Technologies;. The winners of the poster competition will be awarded with cash prizes.

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