Mohammad Asim Aftab received B.Tech. (Hons.) degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow, in 2012. He received M.Tech. degree in Control & Instrumentation Systems in 2015 and PhD in Electrical Engineering in 2020 both from Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University), New Delhi, India.

He is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher in SENTRY Lab, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia. Prior to this, he was working as Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering Department with Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (Deemed to be University), Patiala, Punjab. 

Asim has authored multiple articles in well reputed and peer reviewed journals. He is a member of IEEE Industry Connection program on PLC Test Beds in India, IEEE Technical Committee on Smart Grid. He is a reviewer for IEEE Transactions, Elsevier and Springer Journals. He was a recipient of Best Reviewer Award by Elsevier in 2018. 

His research interests include active distribution systems, power system communications, IEC 61850 based utility automation, wide area control and measurement systems, Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU), Cybersecurity in Smartgrid.

Selected Publications

M. A. Aftab, S. M. S. Hussain, I. Ali and T. S. Ustun, "A Novel SCL Configuration Method for Modeling Microgrids With IEC 61850," in IEEE Systems Journal, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 2676-2683, June 2020
M. A. Aftab, S. M. S. Hussain, I. Ali and T. S. Ustun, "IEC 61850-Based Communication Layer Modeling for Electric Vehicles: Electric Vehicle Charging and Discharging Processes Based on the International Electrotechnical Commission 61850 Standard and Its Extensions," in IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 4-14, June 2020
S. M. S. Hussain, M. A. Aftab, F. Nadeem, I. Ali and T. S. Ustun, "Optimal Energy Routing in Microgrids With IEC 61850 Based Energy Routers," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 67, no. 6, pp. 5161-5169, June 2020
Mohd. Asim Aftab, S.M. Suhail Hussain, Ikbal Ali, Taha Selim Ustun, IEC 61850 based substation automation system: A survey, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Volume 120, 2020
S. M. S. Hussain, M. A. Aftab and I. Ali, "IEC 61850 Modeling of DSTATCOM and XMPP Communication for Reactive Power Management in Microgrids," in IEEE Systems Journal, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 3215-3225, Dec. 2018
. Ali, M. A. Aftab and S. M. S. Hussain, "Performance comparison of IEC 61850-90-5 and IEEE C37.118.2 based wide area PMU communication networks," in Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 487-495, July 2016
Mohd Asim Aftab, S.M. Suhail Hussain, Abdul Latif, Dulal Chandra Das, Taha Selim Ustun, IEC 61850 communication based dual stage load frequency controller for isolated hybrid microgrid, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Volume 130, 2021