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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. 

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctorate, Tyndall National Institute, UCC

    2 Jan 200431 Dec 2007

    Award Date: 15 Dec 2008

    MSc, National Microelectronics Research Centre Ireland

    22 Sep 200115 Jul 2003

    Award Date: 15 Dec 2003

    Degree, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

    4 Feb 199427 Feb 2000

    Award Date: 5 Jun 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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