Imperial College London

Dr Zohaib Akhtar

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Senior Teaching Fellow - Laboratory Systems



+44 (0)20 7594 6310z.akhtar




401Electrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus





I am currently a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) Department, Imperial College London. I joined the EEE department as a Strategic Teaching Fellow in October 2017 and became a Senior Teaching Fellow in August 2020. I am also the Digital Learning Lead for EEE Department since July 2022.

Previously, I worked as a Lecturer/Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan. I joined UET Lahore as a Lecturer in September 2008 and became an Assistant Professor in December 2012. I worked there until September 2013. I have also worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Imperial College London.

I received BSc (Honours) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan. I received a gold medal from the Prime Minister of Pakistan on the 19th Convocation of UET Lahore for securing the first position in Electrical Engineering specialisation in Power Systems. I received my master's degree in Electrical Power Engineering from UET Lahore. During my master's studies, I was an Erasmus Mundus (EURECA) exchange student at the University of Paderborn, Germany. I received my PhD in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College London. I received the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship for my PhD studies.

I am a Senior Member of IEEE (SMIEEE), a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a Chartered Engineer (CEng) registered with the Engineering Council UK, and a Professional Engineer registered with Pakistan Engineering Council.

My current research interests include distributed voltage control, demand response, renewable energy integration in distribution networks, stability of power systems with high penetration of wind energy, and smart grids.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Akhtar Z, Chaudhuri B, Hui SYR, 2015, Primary Frequency Control Contribution From Smart Loads Using Reactive Compensation, Ieee Transactions on Smart Grid, ISSN:1949-3061

Luo X, Akhtar Z, Lee CK, et al., 2015, Distributed voltage control with electric springs: comparison with STATCOM, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol:6, ISSN:1949-3053, Pages:209-219

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