Zia Ullah, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Postdoctoral Fellow - Ahmed Group

Research Interest

​Dr. Zia Ullah’s research interest includes robust control drives and optimal design of permanent magnet type machines. His specific research interest is in the condition monitoring, different fault diagnosis, and fault tolerant control of PMSMs. He is also interested in big-data (machine/deep learning)-based predictive and/or preventive maintenance of machines in electric vehicles and industries.

Selected Publications

  • Detection and Identification of Demagnetization and Bearing Faults in PMSM Using Transfer Learning-Based VGG
    Zia Ullah, Bilal A. Lodhi and Jin Hur
    MDPI Energies, vol. 13, no. 15, pp. 3834, (Jan. 2020)
  • Analysis of Inter-Turn-Short Fault in an FSCW IPM Type Brushless Motor Considering Effect of Control Drive
    Zia Ullah and Jin Hur
    IEEE Transection on Industry Application. Vol. 56, no. 2, pp. 1356-1367, (Dec. 2019)
  • A Torque Angle-Based Fault Detection and Identification Technique for IPMSM
    Zia Ullah, S. T. Lee, Jin Hur
    IEEE Transection on Industry Application. Vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 170-182, (Oct. 2019)
  • A comprehensive review of winding short circuit fault and irreversible demagnetization fault detection in PM type m...
    Zia Ullah and Jin Hur
    MDPI Energies, vol. 11, no. 12, pp. 3309, (Dec. 2018)
  • New equivalent circuit of the IPM-type BLDC motor for calculation of shaft voltage by considering electric and magn...
    J. K. Park, T. R. Wellawatta, Zia Ullah, Jin Hur
    IEEE Transection on Industry Application. Vol. 52, no. 5, pp. 3763-3771, (May. 2015)

Education

  • ​Ph.D, Electrical Engineering, Incheon National University, Incheon, Republic of Korea, 2020
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Ulsan, Ulsan, Republic of Korea, 2016
  • B.S. Electronic Engineering, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2012

Professional Profile

  • ​2021-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • March 2020-Dec. 2020: Postdoctoral fellow, Incheon National University, Incheon, Republic of Korea
  • 2016-2019: Graduate Research Assistant at Energy Mechatronics Lab, Incheon National University, Korea
  • 2013-2016: Graduate Research Assistant at Energy Mechatronics Lab, University of Ulsan, Korea

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • ​Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers(IEEE)

Awards

  • ​Best paper of the issue at MDPI Energies
  • 100% Scholarship for Ph.D. degree

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
  • Computer, Electrical, Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE)
  • Physical Science and Engineering Division (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

​Motor control drives PMSM Condition Monitoring Predictive maintenance Fault diagnosis