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Dr Irfan Ullah


COMSATS University
University of Management and Technology

Brief Bio

Dr. Irfan Ullah is an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering Department, School of Engineering at the University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, Pakistan. He is appointed as Director of Projects at UMT in 2018. Previously, he was a post-doctoral fellow in Graduate Institute of Color and Illumination Technology at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. He also worked as a visiting scholar in Competence Center Envelopes and Solar Energy at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Horw, Switzerland. He has provided high-level research in a variety of institutes and across multiple research areas. From 2014, he is serving as the founding Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Daylighting. He has been invited as Guest Editor and reviewer of several international journals.

Research areas

Renewable energy systems, Concentrating Solar Technologies, Concentrating Photovoltaic, Solar thermal


Assistant Professor
University of Management and Technology
Lahore, Pakistan
Email: irfan@solarlits.com ; irfanullah@umt.edu.pk
Tel: +92-300-9572152

Professional experience

Director of Projects
University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan

Assistant Professor
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan

Post-Doctoral Fellow
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan

Research Fellow
Competence Centre Envelopes and Solar Energy, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Horw, Switzerland

Founding Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Daylighting (Indexed: Scopus, Elsevier)

Software Engineer
Moori Technologies Co., South Korea

Doctoral Fellow
Myongji University, South Korea

Courses Taught

BS Courses
Power System Protection, High Voltage Engineering, Electrical Machine Design, Renewable Electrical Energy Resources, Electrical Machine
MS & PhD Courses
Advanced Power Systems, Photovoltaic Energy Systems, Photonics Technologies (Optoelectronics)


MS & PhD in Concentrating Solar Energy
Myongji University, South Korea

BSc in Electrical Engineering
COMSATS University, Lahore, Pakistan

Honors & Awards

Research projects


Simulation software and programming

Volunteer experience

Review Editor

Professional talks

Participated workshops, seminars, and exhibitions



Total publications: 37
Cumulative impact factor:18
Total citations (Google Scholar) : 274 | ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6457-2273

Selected Journal Articles

Irfan Ullah, Hui Lv, Allen Jong-Woei Whang, Yuehong Su, Analysis of a Novel Design of Uniformly Illumination for Fresnel Lens-based Optical Fiber Daylighting System, Energy and Buildings, vol. 154, 19-29, 2017.

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Irfan Ullah and Allen Jong-Woei Whang, Development of Optical Fiber-Based Daylighting System and Its Comparison, Energies 2015, 8(7), 7185-7201.

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Bo-Jian Chen, Bo-Yuan Gao, Irfan Ullah, Kuan-Yu Chen, Chun-Han Chou, Chia-Min Lin, Cheng-Ming Chang, Kai-Cyuan Jhan, Allen Jongwoei Whang, Freeform Microstructure Linear Light Emitter Design for Nature Light Illumination System, Applied Optics, vol. 54, no. 28, pp. E159-E164, 2015.

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Bo-Jian Chen, Yin-Ti Chen, Irfan Ullah, Chun-Han Chou, Kai-Cyuan Chan, Yi-Lung Lai, Chia-Ming Lin, Cheng-Ming Chang, and Allen Jong-Woei Whang, An innovative light collimator with Afocal lens and TIR lens for daylighting system, Applied Optics, vol. 54, no. 28, pp. E165-E170, 2015.

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Irfan Ullah, Development of Fresnel-based Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) System with Uniform Irradiance, Journal of Daylighting 1 (2014) 2-7.

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Irfan Ullah, Seoyong Shin, Highly Concentrated Optical Fiber-Based Daylighting Systems for Multi-Floor Office Buildings, Energy and Buildings, vol. 72, pp. 246-261, 2014.

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Irfan Ullah, Furqan Ullah, Qurban Ullah, and Seoyong Shin, "Integrated Tracking and Accident Avoidance System for Mobile Robots," International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 1253-1265, 2013.

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Irfan Ullah and Seoyong Shin, "Uniformly Illuminated Efficient Daylighting System," Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 161-166, 2013.

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Irfan Ullah and Seoyong Shin, "Development of Optical Fiber-based Daylighting System with Uniform Illumination," Journal of the Optical Society of Korea 16(3), 247-255 (2012).

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A complete version of Dr Irfan's Resume can be downloaded from the following link: PDF (640 KB)


Address: Room 501, SEN Building, UMT, C-II, Johar Town, Lahore-54770, Pakistan.
Cell No.: +92 300 9572152
Email: irfan@solarlits.com, irfanullah@umt.edu.pk
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