Imperial College London

Dr Zohaib Akhtar

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Laboratory Systems Senior Teaching Fellow



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I am currently working as a Senior Teaching Fellow in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. I received BSc (Honours) and MSc degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan in 2008 and 2011, respectively. I received my PhD in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College London in October 2017. I joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan as a Lecturer in September 2008 and became an Assistant Professor in December 2012. I worked there until September 2013. I joined the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Imperial College London as a Teaching Fellow in October 2017 and became a Senior Teaching Fellow in August 2020.

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

My current research interests include distributed voltage control, demand response, renewable energy integration in distribution networks, 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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