Muhammad Sarwar

Office: Room no. I-211, PIEAS, Islamabad, Pakistan · (+51) 9248611-20 Ext. 3628 ·
An Electrical Engineer and Academician, I'm a Full-time faculty member at Department of Electrical Engineering, Pakistan Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan. My research spans Renewable Energy, Smart Grid, Fault Detection in Power System and Grid Integration of Power Plants. I focus on sustainable solution & systems development, Smart Time and Resource Management.

Before joining DEE as a faculty member, I completed my Masters in Electrical Engineering for DEE, PIEAS as a full-time Engineering Fellow. My Bachelors in Electrical Power Engineering is from The Islamia University of Bahawalpur.

Besides my job, I love Book Reading, Trekking, Programming, Gaming and Blogging as my leisure time hobbies.



Dept. of Electrical Engineering, PIEAS, Islamabad, Pakistan
November 2016 - Present

Teaching Assitant

The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
October 2013 - May 2014


M.S Electrical Engineering

Dept. of Electrical Engineering, PIEAS
Power Engineering

Gold Medal

November 2014 - October 2016

B.Sc Electrical Engineering

UCET, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
Power Engineering

Gold Medal

October 2010 - August 2014


Course Teaching

Power System Analysis and Design
M.S Electrical Engineering

Graduate Level core course for M.S Electrical Engineering

Spring 2018
Power System Transients
M.S Electrical Engineering

Graduate Level core course for M.S Electrical Engineering

Fall 2018
Power System Protection
B.S Electrical Engineering

A first course for B.S Electrical Engineering in Power System Protection

Fall 2018

Teaching Assistance

B.S Electrical Engineering

A Calculus core course for B.S Electrical Engineering.

Spring 2018
Mathematical Modeling
M.S Electrical Engineering

An introductory level course on Differential equations and physical system's modeling taught to aspiring M.S students.

Fall 2017
Power System Analaysis & Design
M.S Electrical Engineering

A graduate course for MS Electrical Engineering

Fall 2017


Increasing energy demand and environmental concerns for fossil fuel power plants have resulted in new requirement for power generation plants and their efficient control. This has resulted in an increased focus on sustainable and renewable energy resources and development of a smart grid. Smart grid is a modernized grid equipped with bidirectional power flow capability, inter-device communication, cyber and physical protection, autonomous faulty detection, self-healing and integration of green energy resources to enhance energy efficiency, quality, reliability and system security.

Much of my research focuses on renewable energy resources, their integration to conventional grid, development of algorithms for efficient utilization of Renewable Energy.

My Publication and Citations profile can be reached at Google Scholar.

Research Interests

  • Smart Grids
  • Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation
  • Machine Learning in Power System
  • Grid Integration of Power Plants
  • Fault Detection in Power System


  • Muhammad Sarwar, Faisal Mehmood, Muhammad Abid, AQ Khan, Adil Sarwar Khan, ”High Impedance Fault Detection and Isolation in Power Distribution Networks using Support Vector Machines}”, King Saud Journal of Engineering Sciences, ISSN 1018-3639, (In-press)
  • Aadil Sarwar Khan, Abdul Qayyum Khan , Naeem Iqbal, Muhammad Sarwar, Atif Mahmood, M. Asim Shoaib, “Distributed Fault Detection and Isolation in Second Order Networked Systems in Cyber-Physical Environment”, ISA Transactions (Accepted)
  • Abdul Qayyum Khan, Qudrat Ullah, Muhammad Sarwar, Sufi Tabassum Gul, and Naeem Iqbal, “Transmission Line Fault Detection and Identification in an Interconnected Power Network using Phasor Measurement Units}'' IFAC-PapersOnLine 51, no. 24 (2018): 1356-1363 (Published)
  • M. Abubakar, M. Sarwar, S. Mehboob and B. Hussain, "Development of Real Time Simulation Model for Resistive Type Fault Current Limiter," 2019 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT-Europe), Bucharest, Romania, 2019, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.1109/ISGTEurope.2019.8905742
  • M. Sarwar, M. Mehmood, M. Azam, K. N. Fatima, M. Abubakar and B. Hussain, "Design and Implementation of an Automatic Synchronizing and Protection Relay through Power-Hardware-in-the-Loop (PHIL) Simulation," International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET), Peshawar, Pakistan, 2019, pp. 1-6. (accepted)
  • M. Sarwar, B. Hussain, A. Hussain and M. Abubakar, "Improvement of Fault Ride Through Capability of DFIG-based Wind Turbine Systems Using Superconducting Fault Current Limiter," 2019 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia (ISGT Asia), Chengdu, China, 2019, pp. 4019-4024. doi: 10.1109/ISGT-Asia.2019.8881155
  • A. Waqar, B. Hussain, S. Ahmad, T. Yahya and M. Sarwar, "A Communication-less Protection Strategy to Ensure Protection Coordination of Distribution Networks with Embedded DG," 2018 International Conference on Power Generation Systems and Renewable Energy Technologies (PGSRET), Islamabad, Pakistan, 2018, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.1109/PGSRET.2018.8685935
  • M. Abubakar, M. Sarwar, T. H. Khan, M. Sarmad and B. Hussain, "Real-time Implementation of Directional Over-current Protection Coordination in a Microgrid," 2018 International Symposium on Recent Advances in Electrical Engineering (RAEE), Islamabad, Pakistan, 2018, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.1109/RAEE.2018.8706888
  • Muhammad Sarwar, Bilal Asad, “A Review on Future Power Systems; Technologies and Research for Smart Grids”, 2016 International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET), Islamabad, 2016, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.1109/ICET.2016.7813247 (Published)
  • Adil Khan, AQ Khan, Muhammad Sarwar, Muhammad Abubakar, Naeem Iqbal, “A Fault Location Algorithm for Meshed Power Networks Utilizing Hybrid Sparse Voltage and Current Measurements”, Electric Power Systems Research, Elsevier (Under-Review)
  • Muhammad Sarwar, Faisal Mahmood, Muhammad Abubakar, Babar Hussain, “Optimal Siting and Sizing of Multiple DGs in a Meshed Distribution Network Integrated with Optimal Directional Overcurrent Relay Coordination”, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery (Under-Review)
  • MS Thesis: Muhammad Sarwar, “Grid Connected Operation of Central Power Plants: Fault Ride Through, Voltage Regulation and Frequency Control Aspects”, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • BS Thesis: Muhammad Sarwar, MA Ramzan, MA Hussain, BM Mehmood, MA Amin, “Smart Monitoring, Analysis and Control of Lab-based Microgrid through Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) simulation using Simulink”, B.Sc Theis Report, 2014 The Islamia University of Bahawalpur

Awards & Honors

  • Gold Medal in M.S Electrical Engineering for distinction in class (conferred on April 04, 2019)
  • Travel Grant of PKR 216,000 by Pakistan Science Foundation for presenting a paper in IEEE PES ISGT Conference in China (May 2019)
  • Certificate of Merit for distinction in M.S Electrical Engineering
  • Certificate of Appreciation for the Best Thesis in M.S Electrical Engineering
  • Certificate of appreciation for volunteer activities as Registration Co-Chair & TPC Member in IEEE Symposium on Recent Advances in Electrical Engineering
  • Fully-funded Fellowship for M.S Electrical Engineering at PIEAS, PKR 800,000 from 2014-2016
  • Gold Medal for the highest distinction in B.Sc Electrical Engineering (conferred on February 10, 2017)
  • Best Final Year Project in the 6th IEEE Annual Engineering Projects Exhibition (AEPEX), UCET, IUB (Nov 2014)
  • Merit Scholarship for distinction in B.S Electrical Engineering (2nd to 8th Sem), about PKR 200,000
  • ICT R&D Fund National Grassroots Research Initiative (NGIRI) grant of PKR 100,000 for B.S Final Year Project (March 2014)
  • On Dean’s List from the second semester to the eighth semester for being a distinction holder in the class for B.Sc Electrical Engineering
  • Appreciation Certificate by M.D Danish Schools for mentoring and collaborating in Science Project presented in Intel ISEF-2014, Los Angeles, USA
  • First position in Beaconite Quiz Competition at Govt College University, Faisalabad (March 2014)
  • First Position in MATLAB Competition at IEEE Congress MUET - October 2013
  • First position in Brainiac IQ competition held at UCET, IUB (June 2013 and June 2014)
  • Merit Scholarship in Intermediate (2007-09) at Superior College, Okara