UNITEN - Malaysia
Early Academic Pursuits
Waqar Hassan, PhD, MBA, embarked on his academic journey with a profound passion for electrical engineering. His quest for knowledge commenced at the prestigious University of Engineering & Technology Lahore, Pakistan, where he pursued a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, specializing in Power Systems. His exceptional academic performance, marked by distinctions and high grades, laid the groundwork for his subsequent scholarly pursuits.
Driven by a thirst for deeper understanding, Hassan continued his academic journey with a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, focusing on Power Systems, at the same institution. His dedication and commitment to excellence earned him commendation from faculty and peers alike, reflecting his unwavering determination to excel in his field.
With a solid academic foundation in hand, Hassan transitioned seamlessly into the professional realm, where he embarked on a distinguished career spanning over 13.5 years. His expertise in electrical engineering, particularly in Power Systems and High Voltage, positioned him as a sought-after professional in both academia and industry.
Hassan's professional journey took him across borders to Malaysia, where he assumed the role of Research Fellow (International) at the Institute of Power Engineering (IPE), Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN). Here, he spearheaded field research and consultancy projects in electrical engineering, contributing valuable insights and expertise to the advancement of the field.
Prior to his tenure at UNITEN, Hassan served as an Assistant Professor and Head of Department at the Department of Electrical Engineering & Technology, Institute of Southern Punjab, Multan, Pakistan. In these capacities, he demonstrated exceptional leadership and teaching prowess, imparting knowledge and guidance to aspiring electrical engineers while overseeing the administrative and academic affairs of the department.
Contributions and Research Focus On Electrical
Throughout his career, Hassan's contributions to the field of electrical engineering have been multifaceted and impactful. His research focus primarily revolves around Power Systems and High Voltage engineering, encompassing areas such as renewable energy integration, grid stability, and power system protection.
Hassan's research endeavors have yielded significant insights and innovations, addressing critical challenges in the field and contributing to its ongoing evolution. His publications and consultancy projects stand as testaments to his dedication to advancing knowledge and finding practical solutions to real-world problems.
Accolades and Recognition
Hassan's exemplary contributions have not gone unnoticed, earning him recognition and accolades from peers and professional organizations. His scholarly achievements, coupled with his leadership roles in academia and industry, have garnered him respect and admiration within the electrical engineering community.
Impact and Influence
Hassan's impact extends beyond the confines of academia and industry, encompassing the lives of students, colleagues, and aspiring engineers whom he has mentored and inspired throughout his career. His commitment to excellence, coupled with his passion for education and research, has left an indelible mark on the field of electrical engineering and the individuals fortunate enough to have crossed paths with him.
Legacy and Future Contributions On Electrical
As Hassan's career continues to evolve, his legacy as a visionary in the field of electrical engineering remains firmly entrenched. His dedication to advancing knowledge, fostering innovation, and nurturing future generations of engineers ensures that his influence will endure for years to come. With each new endeavor, Hassan continues to push the boundaries of possibility, leaving an enduring legacy of excellence and impact in his wake.