Zafar Said: University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Dr. Zafar Said is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sustainable Renewable Energy Engineering at the University of Sharjah. He also works as Adjunct Faculty at the U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Pakistan. He works in the field of Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Heat Transfer, AI, optimization, Nanofluids, BTMS, NePCM, and nanolubricants. He has published over 230+ papers as per Web of Science, including one in Progress in Energy and Combustion (IF: 35.339), One in Physics Reports (IF: 30.105), One in Advanced Energy Materials (IF: 29.698), One in Nano Energy (IF: 19.069), 6 in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (IF: 16.799), 2 books, 20 book chapters, 26 conference papers), with about 12105+ citations and an H-index of 64. As per Web of Science, he has 18 Hot Papers, 41 Highly cited Papers, and 42 Top Papers in the cycle 2018-2022. He is also ranked in World's Top 2% Scientists 2019, 2020, and 2021 by Elsevier BV and Stanford University) in the field of Energy. He is also ranked in the top 100 scientists in the United Arab Emirates, as per adscientificindex. He was honored with several prestigious awards, including: First prize in the category of individual researchers and experts in the field of better integration of urban planning, Research and Innovation Award, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure in UAE, 2023, 2022 Rising Star Science Star award by Research.com, Sharjah Islamic Bank Award for Distinguished Researchers (2017-2018), Faculty Annual Incentive Research Award for 2018-2019, and Faculty Annual Incentive Research Award for University and Community Service 2020-2021. He serves as the Editorial Board Member for several ISI Journals.
Haris M. Khalid : Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates
Dr. Haris M. Khalid (SMIEEE, FHEA, Assistant Professor – Power Systems/Cyber-Attacks, HCT – Sharjah Campuses, UAE, Visiting Professor – University of Santiago, Chile, Visiting Senior Researcher – University of Johannesburg, South Africa) is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Higher Colleges of Technology, Sharjah, UAE since 2016. Since 2022 – Present, he is also a Visiting Professor with University of Santiago, Chile and Visiting Senior Researcher with University of Johannesburg, South Africa. From 2018 – 2021, he was an active Energy Specialist Consultant to UAE Space Agency and Nano-racks for “tests in orbits” themed projects to space.
He has authored/co-authored more than 90 peer-reviewed Research Publications and one Textbook. He has won research grants of 1.7+ million USD towards research, development, and start-up company ventures. Till to date, he has 1000+ research citations with h-index of 18, and i-10 index of 28. His research interests include power systems, cyber-physical systems, electric vehicles, signal processing, V2G technology, machine learning and AI, IoT, fault diagnostics, and condition monitoring.
From the modern power grids, renewable energy integrations, and cyber-attacks perspective, he has worked on real-time data of New Zealand Trans-Power National Grid. He has also worked with the planning and LDC departments at Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC) to investigate the cause of inter-area oscillations within its system. Moreover, he has worked with Ohio State University and its collaboration with FORD MOTORS COMPANY towards lithium-ion battery packs in electric vehicles and their role in renewable energy integration and power grid ancillary services. He has also worked with research groups in Masdar Institute (UAE), Khalifa University (UAE), Curtin University (UAE), Qatar University (UAE), King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KSA), Brest University (France), Lyon University (France), University of Santiago (Chile), Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University (Morocco) towards cyber-physical layers, infrastructures, IoT, machine learning, and cyber-attacks of all the power grid and renewable energy integration applications.
He was a Technical Chair of IEEE-ASET 2018–2022 organized in UAE. He is also a Reviewer for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, NEURAL NETWORKS AND LEARNING SYSTEMS, CONTROL OF NETWORK SYSTEMS, TRANSPORTATION ELECTRIFICATION, and IEEE SYSTEMS JOURNAL. He is the Associate and Topic Editor of Frontiers in Energy Research | Smart Grid. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of Advance HE UK.