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  • Phone:

  • Email:

    sshafiq@pmu.edu.sa

  • Office No:

    S-004

  • Saifullah Shafiq

  • Job Title :

    Lab Instructor

  • College :

    College of Engineering


  • Department :

    Electrical Engineering


Mr. Saifullah Shafiq is a Lab Instructor in Electrical Engineering Department at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU). He has more than 3 years of teaching and research experience with excellent teaching records and exceptional research expertise at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM). Mr. Shafiq earned his M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia in 2017. His M.Sc. research work dealt with smart grid, electric vehicles, and distributed energy resources. Before joining KFUPM, he received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Engineering & Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan in 2014.
Mr. Shafiq worked on various projects at KFUPM, including funded projects by King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and Deanship of Research (DSR) at KFUPM while pursuing his M. Sc. degree. In one of the projects, he made an autonomous communication-free charge controller for electric vehicles which is, currently, under consideration to be filed as US patent.
Mr. Shafiq has developed several schemes for renewable resources sizing, optimal sitting of renewable resources and battery energy storage, and demand response management for smart grid applications. He is an author/co-author of more than 15 research publications in recognized international journals and conferences. He is a member of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).


Journal Publications:

  • Saifullah Shafiq, Bilal Khan and Ali Taleb Al-Awami, "Optimal Battery Placement in Distribution Network Using Voltage Sensitivity Approach"
  • S. Shafiq, U. B. Irshad, M. Al-Muhaini, S. Djokic, and U. Akram, “Reliability Evaluation of Composite Power Systems: Evaluating the Impact of Full Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” Submitted to Transaction on Power Systems (under revision).
  • S. Shafiq and A. T. Al-Awami, “An Autonomous Charge Controller for Electric Vehicles Using Online Sensitivity Estimation,” Submitted to Transaction on Industry Applications (under revision).
  • M. Khalid, U. Akram, and S. Shafiq, “Optimal Planning of Multiple Distributed Generating Units and Storage in Active Distribution Networks,” IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 55234-55244, 2018.
  • U. Akram, M. Khalid, and S. Shafiq, “An Improved Optimal Sizing Methodology for Future Autonomous Residential Smart Power Systems,” IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 5986-6000, 2018.
  • U. Akram, M. Khalid, and S. Shafiq, “Optimal Sizing of a Wind/Solar/Battery Hybrid Grid-connected Microgrid System,” IET Renewable Power Generation, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 72-80, 2018.
  • U. Akram, M. Khalid, and S. Shafiq, “An Innovative Hybrid Wind-Solar and Battery-Supercapacitor Microgrid System—Development and Optimization,” IEEE Access, vol. 5, pp. 25897-25912, 2017.

Conference Publications:

  • B. Khan, S. Shafiq, and A. T. Al-Awami, “Optimal Battery Placement in Distribution Network Using Voltage Sensitivity Approach,” submitted to Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI), Illinois, USA, 2019.
  • S. Shafiq, A. Al-Asmar, and A. T. Al-Awami, “Management of Residential Responsive Demands,” submitted to Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI), Illinois, USA, 2019.
  • M. Mahairi, A. Magad, S. Shafiq, and A. T. Al-Awami, “Impact of Autonomous Charge Controllers on The Hosting Capacity of Electric Vehicles in Distribution Power Systems,” accepted in Saudi Arabia Smart Grid (SASG) Conference, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2018.
  • S. Shafiq and A. T. Al-Awami, “A Novel Communication-Free Charge Controller for Electric Vehicles,” accepted in IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Annual Meeting, Portland, USA, 2018.
  • U. Akram, M. Khalid, and S. Shafiq, “A Novel Operation Strategy of Battery-Supercapacitor Hybrid Energy Storage System Providing Frequency Regulation Service,” in International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), Cairns, Australia, 2018.
  • U. Akram, M. Khalid, and S. Shafiq, “Towards Reliable Microgrids-An Economic and Environmental Evaluation,” in International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT), Lyon, France, 2018.
  • U. Akram, M. Khalid, and S. Shafiq, “A Strategy for Residential Demand Response Management in Modern Electricity Markets,” in International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT), Lyon, France, 2018.
  • S. Shafiq, M. A. Aslam, A. Raza, U. Akram, and M. Khalid, “Implementation of electric drive system using induction motor for traction applications,” in International Conference on Clean Electrical Power (ICCEP), Liguria, Italy, 2017.
  • U. Akram, M. Khalid, and S. Shafiq, “An advanced control strategy for magnetic levitation train system based on an online adaptive PID controller,” in IEEE-GCC Conference and Exhibition, Manama, Bahrain, 2017.
  • U. Akram, M. Khalid, and S. Shafiq, “Optimization of grid-connected micro-grid with renewables and battery energy storage,” in IEEE-GCC Conference and Exhibition, Manama, Bahrain, 2017.
  • U. Akram, M. Khalid, and S. Shafiq, “On sizing of standalone hybrid wind/solar/battery micro-grid system,” inInternational Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ), Malaga, Spain, 2017.
  • S. Shafiq, U. Akram, A. T. A. Awami, and M. Al-Muhaini, “Reliability evaluation and economic assessment of micro-grid with V2G electric vehicles coordination,” in Saudi Arabia Smart Grid (SASG) Conference, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2016.
  • U. B. Irshad, M. S. Javaid, S. Shafiq, M. S. Alam, M. A. Abido, and T. Mumtaz, “Optimization of daily operation of micro hydro power plant coupled with compress air storage,” in International Multi-Topic Conference (INMIC), Islamabad, Pakistan, 2016.
  • S. Shafiq and A. T. Al-Awami, "Reliability and economic assessment of renewable micro-grid with V2G electric vehicles coordination," in Applied Electrical Engineering and Computing Technologies (AEECT), Amman, Jordan, 2015.


  • Integration of renewables into the energy grid
  • Smart grid technologies and their impact on grid operation
  • Integration of responsive demand, electric vehicles, and storage media into the smart grid
  • Power system operation, control, and optimization


Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)