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Energy Harvesting for Wireless Sensor, Solar Photo-voltaic and Smart Grid

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A Senior Electrical and Electronic Engineering Lecturer with 15 years’ experience of applying advanced and innovative techniques in consultancy, educational and research environments. Uses vast experience and theoretical knowledge to resolve challenging and complex electrical engineering problems. Adaptable and versatile, adept at undertaking research and project work in a commercial and industrial context. Experience of 3-D/2-D Finite element analyses uses Maxwell (Ansoft) transient & magneto-static simulation, voltage multiplier circuits, VHDL programming, writing test bench code and SPICE simulation. With 30 peer reviewed Journals/conference papers (2150 citations & h-index of 12) and lecturer of 2nd/3rd year electrical engineering students and master students.

Research Interests

 My current research is involved in energy harvesting and its application areas, renewable energy, Thermo-acoustic technology and measurement and sensor technology. My Ph.D was on modelling and optimisation of an electromagnetic vibrational energy harvester and its electronic areas for wireless sensor applications funded by the EU Framework 6 project VIBES ( During my PhD study, I developed the model of an electromagnetic (EM) vibrational generator and verified the model with the measured and simulated results. Also I successfully applied the model to optimise the device for machine monitoring applications ( and built the suitable voltage converter circuit for EM energy harvester device. I had been a research associate/fellow on a £2m multi-university EPSRC funded SCORE project ( at the University of Nottingham for four and half years. The concept of SCORE Stove is to generate electricity from a cooking stove using a well-known thermo- acoustic principle. During my time on the SCORE project, I was responsible for the design of the SCORE alternator and evaluating the SCORE engine performance, also assisting the exploitation of the SCORE research results in UK and aboard. During 2013-2015, I was successful in obtaining a £136,000 TSB funded energy harvesting (REGAH-E10305) research project collaboration with Piezotag (( and Severn Trent ( for two years. I was working as a co-investigator/academic leader on the energy harvesting project. The idea of the project is the delivery of working prototype Power Harvesting & Power management system capable of powering Severn Trent Water’s remote water pressure and flow rate sensor & data loggers at a lower overall cost than the battery powered. A test rig has been set up in John Laing building and this project will develop Coventry University’s relationship with a large locally based business leading to links that could generate far more academically important projects well into future. The project was successfully delivered – work is currently ongoing. 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Tyndall National Institute, UCC

2 Jan 200431 Dec 2007

MSc, National Microelectronics Research Centre Ireland

22 Sep 200115 Jul 2003

Degree, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

4 Feb 199427 Feb 2000

External positions

International advisory committee member in International Conference on Recent Trends on Electronics & Computer Science (RTECS-2019) , National Institute of Technology, Silchar

18 Mar 201919 Mar 2019

External Examiner, University of Hertfordshire

1 Jan 201930 Dec 2024

Associate Editors, Journal of Solar and photoenergy System

1 Dec 201830 Nov 2024

Editorial board member, International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy

1 Nov 201830 Dec 2020


  • TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery

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Research Output

Modelling and Motion Analysis of a Pill-Sized Hybrid Capsule Robot

Huda, M. N., Liu, P., Saha, C. & Yu, H., 19 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Photovoltaic (PV) and Thermo-electric energy harvesters for charging applications

    Saha, C., Huda, M. N., Mumtaz, A., Debnath, A., Thomas, S. & Jinks, R., Feb 2020, In : Microelectronics Journal. 96, 104685.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Determining Optimum Generator for South-East Coast of Bangladesh: Hybrid, Solar-Only or Wind-Only?

    Debnath, A., Huda, M. N., Saha, C. & Roy, S., 7 Feb 2019, ICECE 2018 - 10th International Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering. IEEE, p. 165-168 4 p. 8636778

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

    Open Access
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    Development and Evaluation of a Novel Robotic System for Search and Rescue

    Cachia, A., Huda, M. N., Liu, P., Saha, C., Tickle, A. J., Arvanitakis, I. & Aziz, S. M., 2019, Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems - 20th Annual Conference, TAROS 2019, Proceedings: 20th Annual Conference, TAROS 2019, London, UK, July 3–5, 2019, Proceedings, Part II. Althoefer, K., Konstantinova, J. & Zhang, K. (eds.). Springer, p. 370-382 13 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11650 LNAI).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

  • Open Access
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    36 Downloads (Pure)


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