Dr. S. Shahnawaz Ahmed


Academic Background

PhD, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), 1987

MSc, BUET, 1984

BSC, BUET, 1982

Contact Info
  • ssahmed@eee.buet.ac.bd

  • ECE 127

  • +88 01552 321 941

S. Shahnawaz Ahmed (Senior Member, IEEE) earned his B.Sc. Eng.(1982, BUET), M.Sc. Eng. (1984, BUET) and PhD (1987, UMIST, UK). He joined the EEE Dept., BUET in 1983 and has been serving as a full Professor since 1996. He also served as a Professor in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Universiti Teknlogi Malaysia (UTM) in the years 2000-2003 on leave from BUET. He served as the Head, EEE Dept., Dean, EEE Faculty, Director, Centre for Energy Studies, and Director, P&D in BUET, Director in DESCO, PGCB and DPDC Boards, and Chairman of EEDC, BSTI. He teaches, supervises research and provides consultancy services in planning, real time operation and control of power system including smart grid, electricity market, nuclear power and renewable energy. He has authored or coauthored more than 65 publications including peer reviewed journal and conference papers and book chapters. He has written more than 50 technical reports. He is a reviewer of IEEE, IET and various other peer reviewed journals. He has supervised 12 Masters’ theses and 3 PhD theses. Further information on him can be obtained from the URL http://ssahmed.buet.ac.bd/.

Keywords/ Research Interest

Modeling, simulation and real-time control of large-scale power and energy systems; Digital protection; Demand side management; Energy efficiency and conservation; Grid integration of renewables; Smart Grid; FACTS devices; Electricity market; Regional or transnational power grid.


1.“Laureate of the annual (2002) competition” by the Royal academy of Overseas Sciences, Belgium for the study “Photovoltaic Supplement to Diesel Generator Based Supply in an Off-grid Location of East Malaysia” that was adjudged as the best one among the studies received under the category of Technical Sciences from international researchers.  

2.“BAS-M.O. Ghani Gold Medal 2003” by Bangladesh Academy of Sciences in recognition of contributions in the field of electrical and electronic engineering.


S. Shahnawaz Ahmed, Mohammad Zunaidur Rashid, Kamruzzaman Khan and A.N.M. Wasekul Azad, “A Device for Multi-Criteria Load Management in a Power System”, Bangladesh Patent No.1005480, Filing date: 01 August 2012

Recent/Selected Publications

1. S. Shahnawaz Ahmed and Md. Mohsin:  “Analytical Determination of the Control Parameters for a Large Photovoltaic Generator Embedded in a Grid System”, IEEE (USA) Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Vol.2, No.2, April 2011, pp.122-130.

2. S. Shahnawaz Ahmed, Shah Muhammed Abid Hussain and Md. Sayeed Salam:  “A Novel Substitute for the Meter Readers in a Resource Constrained Electricity Utility”, IEEE (USA) Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol.4, No.3, September 2013, pp.1615-1616.