Dr. Kashif Ishaque


Dr. Kashif Ishaque is currently an associate professor and working as the head of Electrical Engineering department; Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi, Pakistan.
Dr. Kashif is the author and co-author of more than 40 publications in international journals and proceedings. In just five years, his citations have been crossed by 1800 with an H-index of 18, showing the excellent track record of his research expertise. His research interests include modelling and simulation of grid-connected photovoltaic system, efficient battery charging devices for PV system, intelligent control, non-linear systems and exploitation of evolutionary algorithms such as genetic algorithm (GA), particle swarm optimization (PSO) and differential evolution (DE) in engineering applications.


PhD – Electrical Engineering, 2012 (Chancellor Award, Gold Medalist), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
ME, Mechatronics and Automatic Control, 2009 (4/4 CGPA), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
BE, Industrial Electronics Engineering, 2006 (Among top four position holders), NED University Karachi, Pakistan

Teaching Courses



Javed, K. Ishaque et. al” A simplified yet effective fuzzy logic controller for chemical ship tanker ” Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, vol. 30, no. 1. pp. 29-41, 2015. (Impact Factor: 1.8)
A.M. Ramli, K. Ishaque et. al “A modified differential evolution based maximum power point tracker for photovoltaic system under partial shading condition” Energy and Buildings, Vol. 103, pp. 175-184, 2015. (Impact Factor: 2.9)
J. Chin, Z. Salam, K. Ishaque ” Cell modelling and model parameters estimation techniques for photovoltaic simulator application: A review ” Applied Energy, Vol. 154, pp.500-519, 2015. (Impact Factor: 5.6)
Ishaque, Z. Salam et. al, ” The performance of perturb and observe and incremental conductance maximum power point tracking method under dynamic weather conditions” Applied Energy, Vol. 119, pp.228-236,2014. (Impact Factor: 4.8)
Amjad, Z. Salam and K. Ishaque, “A Model Parameter Extraction Method for Dielectric Barrier Discharge Ozone Chamber using Differential Evolution”, Measurement Science Review. Vol. 14(2), pp. 78-86, 2014. (Impact Factor: 1.16)
F. Rahmat, Zuifatman, A. R. Husain, K. Ishaque, R. Ghazali, Y.M. Sam, M. N. Ahmad, S Md Rozali, Robust position tracking control of an electro-hydraulic actuator in the presence of friction and internal leakage, The Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering (AJSE), Vol. 39 (4), pp. 2965-2978, 2014, (Impact Factor: 0.224)
Ishaque, Z. Salam et. al, “A Deterministic Particle Swarm Optimization Maximum Power Point Tracker for Photovoltaic System under Partial Shading Condition”, IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 60, no. 8, pp.3195-3206, 2013. (Impact Factor: 5.165)
Ishaqu e and Z. Salam,” A Review of Maximum Power Point Tracking Techniques of PV System for Uniform Insolation and Partial Shading Condition ” Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 19, pp.475-488, 2013. (Impact Factor: 6.018)
A. Salema, Y. K. Yeowb, K. Ishaque, et al. “Dielectric properties and microwave heating of oil palm biomassand biochar”. Industrial Crops and Products. Vol. 50, pp. 366-374, 2013. (Impact Factor: 2.46)
Ishaque, Z. Salam et. al, “An Improved Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO)- based MPPT for PV with Reduced Steady State Oscillation”, IEEE Transaction on Power Electronics, Vol. 27, no. 8, pp.3627-3638, 2012. (Impact Factor: 4.65)
Ishaque, Z. Salam et. al, “A direct control based maximum power point Ttracking method for photovoltaic system under partial shading conditions using particle swarm optimization algorithm ” Applied Energy, Vol. 99, pp.414-422, 2012. (Impact Factor: 5.11)
Ishaque, Z. Salam et. al, “Parameter extraction of solar photovoltaic modules using penalty-based differential evolution ” Applied Energy, Vol. 99, pp.297-308, 2012. (Impact Factor: 5.11)
Amjad, Z. Salam, M. Facta, K. Ishaque, “A Simple and Effective Method to Estimate Model Parameters of Dielectric Barrier Discharge Ozone Chamber”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement. Vol. 61, no. 6, pp. 1676-1684, June 2012. (Impact Factor: 1.21)
Amjad, Z. Salam, ’M. Facta, K. Ishaque, “Design and Development of High-Voltage Transformer-Less Power Supply for Ozone Generation Based on Voltage-fed full Bridge Resonant Inverter”, journal of Power Electronics (JPE), Vol. 12, pp. 387-398, May 2012. (Impact Factor: 0.842) Ishaque, Z. Salam et. al,” Simple, Fast and Accurate Two-Diocle Model for Photovoltaic Modules”, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 95, no. 2, pp. 586-594. (Impact Factor: 4.8)
Ishaque, Z. Salam et. al, “A Comprehensive MATLAB Simulink PV System Simulator with Partial Shading Capability Based on Two-diode Model”, Solar Energy, vol. 85, no. 9, pp. 2217-2227, 2011. (Impact Factor: 2.135)
Ishaque, Z. Salam et. al, “A critical evaluation of EA computational methods for Photovoltaic cell parameter extraction based on two diode model”, Solar Energy Journal (Elsevier), vol. 85, no. 9, pp. 1768-1779, 2011. (Impact Factor: 2.135)
Ishaque, Z. Salam et. al, “An Improved modeling method to determine the model parameters of photovoltaic (PV) modules using differential evolution (DE)”, Solar Energy, vol. 85, no. 9, pp. 2349-2359. (Impact Factor: 2.135)
Ishaque, Z. Salam et. al, “An Accurate MATLAB Simulink PV System Simulator Based on the Two-diode Model” Journal of Power Electronics, vol. II, no. 2, pp. 179-187, 2011.(Impact Factor: 0.8)
Ishaque, Z. Salam et. al, “Modeling and Simulation of Photovoltaic (PV) System during Partial Shading Based on a Two-diode Model”, Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory, vol. 19, no. 7, pp. 1613-1626, 2011. (Impact Factor: 0.74)
Ishaque, Abdullah S. S., et al., A simplified approach t$ design fuzzy logic controller for an underwater vehicle, Ocean Engineering, pp.271-284, 2011. (Impact Factor: 0.96)
Ishaque, Abdullah S. S., et. al, Single Input Fuzzy Logic Controller for Unmanned Underwater Vehicle, Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, Volume 59, Number 1, 87- 100,2011. (Impact Factor: 0.86)
F. Rahmat , Zulfatman, Abdul R. Hussain, K. Ishaque, et al. “Modeling and controller design for an industrial hydraulic actuator system in the presence of internal leakage and friction”, Int J Physical Sciences, 6(14), pp. 3539-3550,2011. (Impact Factor: 0.54)
F. Rahmat, N.A. M. Subha, Kashif M.I. and N. A. Wahab, Modeling and Controller Design for the VVS-400 Pilot Scale Heating and Ventilation System, International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, vol. 2, no. 4, December 2009, pages: 579-601.
Nurul Adilla Mohd Subha, Mohd Fuaad Rahmat and Kashif Ishaq, Controller Design for a Pilot-Scale Heating and Ventilation System using Fuzzy Logic Approach, Jurnal Teknologi, 54 (Sains and Kejuruteraan), Special Issuex January 2011, page 123-139.

Selected Conference:

J. Chin, Z. Salam, and K. Ishaque, An accurate two diode model computation for CIS thin film PV module using the hybrid approach, EPECS 2015, pp. 1 -6. 2015.
J. Chin, Z. Salam, and K. Ishaque, An improved method to estimate the parameters of the single diode model of photovoltaic module using differential evolution, EPECS 2015, pp. 1-6, 2015.
Ishaque, Z. Salam et. al, “ Application of Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) for Maximum Power Point Tracking of PV System with Direct Control Method”. 37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 20II), pp. 1214-1219, 2011.
Ishaque, Z. Salam et. al, “Parameter extraction of photovoltaic cell using differential evolution method” IEEE Applied Power Electronics Colloquium (IAPEC 2011), pp. 10-15, 2011.
Ishaque, Z. Salam et. al,, “Maximum Power Point Tracking for PV System under Partial Shading Condition via Particle Swarm Optimization”. IEEE Applied Power Electronics Colloquium (1 APEC 2011), pp. 5-9, 2011.
Salam, K. Ishaque, H. Taheri, An Improved Two-Diode Photovoltaic (PV) Model for PV System, PEDES 2010, pp. 1 -5, 2010.
Taheri, Z. Salam, K. Ishaque and Syafaruddin, A Novel Maximum Power Point Trackingcontrol of Photovoltaic System Under Partial and Rapidly Fluctuating Shadow Conditions Using Differential Evolution, ISIEA2010, pp. 82-87,2010.
Ishaque, Y. Saleem et. ai, ” Modeling and Control of Magnetic Levitation System via Fuzzy Logic Controller” Fourth international Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Applied Optimization (ICMSAO-2011). pp. 1-6, 2011.
Ishaque, Y. Saleem et. al, ” Single Input Fuzzy Logic Controller for Magnetic Levitation System ” Fourth international Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Applied Optimization (ICMSAO-2011). pp. 1 -6,2011.

Other Responsibilities

Supervise research students in their pursuance of research and graduate-level studies
Build close collaboration with industrial sector and obtain the research grants
Devise new graduate courses in the area of modeling and control of solar PV system

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