• Assistant Professor, Marine Engineering Technology in Galveston
  • Affiliated Faculty, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Irfan Khan

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, electrical and computer engineering, Carnegie Mellon University - 2018
  • Master of Science, electrical and computer engineering, Carnegie Mellon University - 2017
  • Master of Science, electrical power engineering, University of Greenwich UK - 2011
  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology Lahore Pakistan - 2009

Awards & Honors

  • Team won third in “Impact-a Thon” competition, arranged by Carnegie Mellon University - 2018
  • Ph.D. Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Secured first position with distinction in M.Sc. Electrical Power Engineering degree, University of Greenwich, UK. (MEDAL)
  • School of Engineering Award for Overall Best Performance on Master’s degree in Electrical Power Engineering, University of Greenwich, UK.
  • Procured Japanese-HEC need/merit-based scholarship to pursue undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, University of Engineering & Technology
  • Best Teacher Award for Fall 2012, University of Lahore Pakistan

Selected Publications

  • “Novel Control Algorithms for Hierarchical Control of Power Systems”
  • “Universal Battery Charger” Master's Thesis - 2011
  • I. Khan, Y. Xu, S. Kar, M. Chow and V. Bhattacharjee, "Compressive Sensing and Morphology Singular Entropy-Based Real-time Secondary Voltage Control of Multi-area Power Systems," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics.
  • Vikram Bhattacharjee, and Irfan Khan. "A non-linear convex cost model for economic dispatch in microgrids." Applied Energy 222 (2018): 637-648.
  • Irfan Khan*, Y. Xu, S. Kar and H. Sun, "Compressive Sensing-based Optimal Reactive Power Control of a Multi-area Power System," in IEEE Access, vol. 5, pp. 23576-23588, 2017.
  • Irfan Khan*, Yinliang Xu, Vikram Bhattacharjee, Hongbin Sun, “Distributed optimal reactive power control of power system”, in IEEE Access, vol. PP, Issue.99, Pages 1-1, 2017.
  • Irfan Khan*, Z. Li, W. Gu, and Y. Xu, "Distributed control algorithm for optimal reactive power control in power grids," International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, vol. 83, pp 505–513, 2016.
  • Irfan Khan*, Soummya Kar, Yinliang Xu, “Real-time Singular Value Decomposition based Load Frequency Control of Multi-area Power System”, accepted in Electrical Power System Conference at Clemson University.
  • Irfan Khan*, Y. Xu, and B. Tahir. "Design and construction of digital automatic voltage regulator for stand-alone synchronous generator," 2015 IEEE International Conference on Cyber Technology in Automation, Control, and Intelligent Systems, Pages 217-222, 2015.
  • Qiang Wan, W. Zhang, Y. Xu and I. Khan, "Distributed control for energy management in a microgrid," 2016 IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition (T&D), Dallas, TX, 2016, Pages 1-5.
  • Irfan Khan, Yihe Zhang, Hengyu Xue, and Mashood Nasir. "A Distributed Coordination Framework for Smart Microgrids." In Smart Microgrids, Pages 119-136. Springer, Cham, 2019.