Dr Aziz Ahmad

Dr Aziz Ahmad

ADFA Technical Staff
  • 2017, PhD, Advance Control Systems for Renewable Energy Systems, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • 2014, Effective Learning and Teaching Strategies, (30 Credits) Unitec, New Zealand
  • 2004, MSc, Communication Engineering, The University of Manchester, UK
  • 2002, MSc, Electronics (distinction), The University of Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 1999, BSc, Electronics, The University of Peshawar, Pakistan
UNSW Canberra
School of Eng & Tech

Dr Aziz is working as an Electronics Engineer in the Technical Support Group of the School of Engineering and Technology at UNSW Canberra. He completed his bachelor and master’s degree in Electronics with distinction from the University of Peshawar in 2002. He further completed MSc in Communication Engineering degree from the University of Manchester in 2004. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering in 2017 from Auckland University of Technology, for the development of advance controller for Photovoltaic based renewable energy systems with battery storage.

Before joining UNSW in Oct 2018, Dr Aziz worked as a Lecturer for seven years at Unitec Institute of Technology where he was course convenor for Electronic Circuits Design, Renewable Energy and Smart Grids, Power Engineering, Sensors and Wireless Communication and taught several other courses in the EE program. Dr Aziz has great interest and passion for teaching with particular interest in linking engineering theory with real-world applications. He is a great advocate of practice-oriented, lifelong learning and interdisciplinary approach to teaching. He is the Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) since July 2021.

Dr Aziz is an experienced Electronics Design Engineer who has worked for various multinational companies in the UK including Randox Laboratories Ltd (Northern Ireland) where he worked on designing detection systems for medical devices; ENER-G Combined Power Ltd (Manchester) where he worked on the controller development for the co-generation plants. He also worked at the Ignite Technology Fund as manager project evaluation where he was responsible for technically and financially evaluating research and development proposals for funding. In New Zealand, he worked at Audio Engineering Ltd, where he prototyped and commercialized multi-zone audio amplifiers and touch screen display for home automation. He is currently working as Electronics Engineer and Wellbeing Coordinator at the Canberra campus of UNSW Australia.

+61 450 229 833
+61 2 5114 5112
School of Engineering and Technology UNSW CANBERRA at the Australian Defence Force Academy Northcott Drive, Campbell, ACT, 2612
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Wang ZF; Yi Z; Ahmad A; Xie L; Chen JP; Kong Q; Su F; Wang DW; Chen CM, 2021, 'Combined DFT and experiment: Stabilizing the electrochemical interfaces via boron Lewis acids', Journal of Energy Chemistry, 59, pp. 100 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jechem.2020.10.041

  • Early career research grant 2018
  • Early career research grant 2017
  • AUT, School of engineering tuition fee scholarship (3 years)
  • MBIE (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) Callaghan Innovation Education Fellowship (3 years)

    Selected Publications

  • Ahmad, A., Anderson, T.N. and Lie, T.T., 2015, “Global solar irradiation forecast for New Zealand”, Journal of Solar Energy Vol. 122, Pp. 1398–1408
  • Ahmad, A., Anderson, T., & Rehman, S., 2018, “Prediction of Electricity Consumption for Residential Houses in New Zealand”, EAI Endorsed Transactions on Energy Web and Information Technologies.
  • Ahmad, A., Anderson, T., Swain, A., & Kamran, M., 2018, “Active Demand Side Management of a Grid Connected Photovoltaic Energy System using Optimal Control”, Paper presented at the DIT–eseia Conference on Smart Energy    Systems in Cities and Regions, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Ahmad, A., Anderson, T.N., Swain, A.K. and Lie, T. T., 2017, “Maximizing Photovoltaic Array Energy Usage Within a House Using Model Predictive Control”, Proceedings of the 2017 Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification, Singapore. (Peer Reviewed)
  • Ahmad, A., Anderson, T.N., Swain, A.K., Lie, T. T., Currie, J. and Holmes, W., 2016, “Residential Household Electrical Appliance Management Using Model Predictive Control of a Grid Connected Photovoltaic-Battery System”, Proceedings of the 2016 Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, Canberra, November 2016. (Peer Reviewed)
  • Ahmad, A., Anderson, T.N., Lie, T.T. and Holmes, W., 2015, “A Platform for Analysing Advanced Photovoltaic Energy Controllers”, Proceedings of the 2015 Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, Brisbane, December 2015. (Peer Reviewed)
  • Turi, M. and Ahmad, A., 2015, “Solar Radiation Prediction Using Radial Basis Function based artificial neural network model”, Proceedings of the 8th international conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering, Dubai, December 2015. (PR)
  • Ahmad, A. and Anderson, T., 2014, “Hourly Electricity Consumption Prediction for NZ Residential Houses Using Artificial Neural Network Models”, Proceedings of the 2014 Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, Sydney, December 2014. (Peer Reviewed)
  • Ahmad, A., Hu, Z. and Holmes, W., 2014, “Characterization of Photonic Band-gap Transmission Lines for device miniaturization”, Proceedings of the 21st Electronics New Zealand Conference, Hamilton, November 2014. (Peer Reviewed)

    Book chapter

  • Wilson, Thomas. 2008. Visions: Telecommunications Reference Guide to the SAMENA Region. 15 NOV 2008 І SAMENA Telecommunications Council.