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Dr Khawaja Arsalan Habib
Assistant Professor
U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E)

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
USPCAS-E Building, Sector H-12, Islamabad
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Non-contact magnetic field based innovative measurement solutions for modern power systems and Smart Grid; Sensing technology and optimal sensor placement for inverse reconstruction problems, Energy environment monitoring

PhD of Engineering in Electronic Science and Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) MSc. Electronics Engineering focused on Embedded Intelligent Systems, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom BSc. EE. (RIU, Pak)

Dr. Arsalan has recently been awarded the PhD degree. He went for his PhD studies on a highly competitive scholarship awarded by Ministry of Interprovincial Coordination Committee (IPCC) of Pakistan. During his Ph.D. tenure, he has published articles in leading journals and conferences which include journals like IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement and IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. He has also received international recognitions of his work which include Best Presentation Award at 3rd IEEE ICSIMA, 2015 conference held in Malaysia and Excellent paper award from IEEE Chengdu Section for his article in 30th IEEE I2MTC conference, 2016 held in Taiwan. Based on his contributions during Ph.D. studies, he has filled two international patents, each one is filled separately in China and USA   
Ongoing and potential research directions/ projects/ products

Operation state monitoring of power transmission line with non-contact magnetic field sensing
Dynamic ammeter with magnetic noise cancellation
Development of magnetic field sensor based transient frequency measurement system 
Magnetic sensor based Thunder strike data logger 
Magnetic sensor based energy environment signature collection
An experimental evaluation of block chain based Microgrid 
Development of IEEE-1588 based industrial low cost synchronization system 
Development of novel Poynting vector measurement sensor for energy flow calculation 

Research activity during doctorate studies

Robust phase current reconstruction, sag and conductor motion estimation for Overhead Transmission Lines
Experimental Validation of Anisotropic and Tunnel Magneto resistive sensor performance
Development of current measurement solution for Gas Insulated substation
Other research projects

Implementation of Strain Gauge with a passive RFID system for non-destructive testing in Security in Wireless Applications and Network Systems Lab, University of Electronic Science and Technology, Chengdu, China (Nov,2014 – Feb, 2015)
Embedded C programming for MSP430 low power microprocessor
Successfully developed interface between strain gauge, ADC and WISP protocol
Development and implementation of self-mixing interferometer for vibration measurement in Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan (Sept, 2013- August, 2014)
Developed an Instrumentation Chain (ADC-DAC) on FPGA Spartan 3A
Developed a FIR filter using state machine on FPGA
Developed student tutorial for FPGA debugging with Chipscope

IEEE Transaction and International Journal Articles
A. H. Khawaja and Q. Huang, "Estimating Sag and Wind-Induced Motion of Overhead Power Lines with Current and Magnetic-Flux Density Measurements," in IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 66, no. 5, pp. 897-909, May 2017.
A. H. Khawaja, Q. Huang, J. Li and Z. Zhang, "Estimation of Current and Sag in Overhead Power Transmission Lines with Optimized Magnetic Field Sensor Array Placement," in IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 53, no. 5, pp. 1-10, May 2017.
A.H. Khawaja, Q. Huang, “A novel design for large current measurement of fixed conductors with a Shielded Tunnel Magneto resistive Sensor” in IEEE Transactions on Magnetics (Likely to be accepted)
A. H. Khawaja, Q. Huang, Z. H. Khan. Monitoring of Overhead Transmission Lines: A Review from the Perspective of Contactless Technologies [J]. Sensing and Imaging, 2017,18(1): 24

IEEE Conference Proceedings and Miscellaneous 
A. H. Khawaja and Q. Huang, "Characteristic estimation of high voltage transmission line conductors with simultaneous magnetic field and current measurements," 2016 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference Proceedings, Taipei, 2016, pp. 1-6.
A. H. Khawaja, Q. Huang and L. Lian, "Experimental study of Tunnel and Anisotropic Magnetoresistive sensor for power system magnetic field measurement applications," 2015 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Instrumentation, Measurement and Applications (ICSIMA), Kuala Lumpur, 2015, pp. 1-5.
U. Waraich, M. Shafique, Q. Ain, and A. H. Khawaja, "Intelligent Stick for Visually Impaired people.", in proceedings of IEEEP(Pakistan) 30th Multi-topic Symposium, Karachi, Pakistan
U. Waraich, M. Shafique, Q. Ain, and A. H. Khawaja, "Intelligent Stick for Visually Impaired people.", in IEEEP(Pakistan) New Horizons magazine

Recent patents filled
Method of simultaneous estimation of electric current and spatial parameters of transmission lines with a non-contact magnetic field sensor array (Chinese Patent Application Number 201611039215.X, US Patent Application Number 15462831) 
A Novel Electronic Current Transformer for Large Current Measurement in Gas Insulated Substation (Chinese Patent Application Number 201710446130.1, US Patent Application with lawyer for filling)

Research Student Mentor | University of Electronic Science and Technology of China | September, 2016 – Present
Assigning weekly tasks and tracking progress on dynamic ammeter project
Support and advise in research article drafting
Visiting lecturer | Sichuan University | September, 2015-june 2016
Teaching basic and advanced courses complying with Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) Standards 
To help the verifiers in making internal and external verification of the subject and exam material.
To act as team member, in communication with other members of staff and discipline to regulate a learning environment for students.
 Lecturer and Research Associate | Riphah International University | September, 2013- August, 2014 
Taught courses at advanced undergraduate level
Director of Microprocessors Lab for year 2013-2014
Initiated a lab upgrade program and granted 2.2 Million
Revised lab tasks and manuals for all the taught courses

Research Assistant| Sichuan Provincial Key Lab of Power System measurement and control| September, 2014-June 2017
Experimental analysis of state of the art TMR and AMR magnetic sensors for power system applications, particularly wide range frequency response, uniform and transient magnetic response, disorientation phenomena and energy consumption
Development of innovative solutions for non-contact monitoring of operational parameters of overhead High Voltage Transmission Lines with TMR magnetic sensors, i.e., electric current, conductor elongation, and wind induced complex conductor motion for real world scenarios
Development of a novel TMR based large current measurement system with noise attenuation capability by Mu-metal based shielding for Gas Insulated Switchgears and other similar domains
Research Scientist (Part-time) | Sichuan Provincial Key Lab of Power System measurement and control| July 2017- Present
Research on innovative measurement solutions for modern Power systems