Ashad Profile

Dr. Syed Ashad Mustufa

Product Design Consultant
elabsp@gmail.com

Biography

Personal Profile:

Dr. Syed Ashad Mustufa has been in the field of Research and Development since 2001 and has worked for various reputable organisations nationally and internationally such as NESCOM (National Engineering Scientific Commission) Pakistan, Satellite Engineering Center Singapore, Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Defense Science Organisation Singapore, E.ON RWTH University Aachen Germany, University of Trento Italy, Fondazione Bruno Kessler Italia, Yanbu Industrial college Saudi Arabia, University of Pehang Malaysia, Tyndall National Institute Ireland, Hach-lang Danahar, Analog devices, Cork Institute of Technology, several industrial & academic sectors in Pakistan.

Dr. Mustufa has over 18+ years of experience of Mission Critical and Safety Critical fault critical Mix Signal System and Power converter design for Industrial, Automotive, commercial, defense and Aerospace sectors. He is experienced in providing Signal conditioning of linear/ nonlinear sensors, low voltage high current buck, boost, forward, fly-back, multi phase power converters/ digital-control power supplies, wearable IoT devices, distributed Energy solutions, Programmable embedded/HDL designs, Industrial automation and process control. 

Dr. Mustufa also involved in providing Point of Sale solutions based on ISO/IEC7816 (contact), ISO/IEC 14443 (contactless) Smart cards with 128 bit AES Information security algorithms & RFID based Solutions. Dr. Mustufa also worked as an external advisor of Senior Level Projects (FYPs) to undergrad and postgrad students from different reputable national and international universities. He also involved in promoting coordination between Academic & Industrial sectors and also conducted short courses and workshops for students & professionals.

Summary of Experience:

  • April 2018 to date, Involved in design and development of functional safe ISO-26262 ASIL-D compliant products for Tier-1 Automotive and Motor control Industrial customers. 
  • Jan 2017 to April 2018, worked as a Product  Development Engineering (R&D) in Hach-Lang Danaher Corporation Cork Ireland. My responsibilities were Responsible to build UL and ATEX compliant, water quality (TOC, TOC-TN, and TOC-TN-TP) analytical instruments with strict DFMA guidelines and prepared compliance-listing documentation/ CE testing reports.
  • May 2014 to Jan 2017, worked as a Researcher in WSN (Wireless Sensor Network) Group in Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork Ireland. My responsibilities were design and development of Mix Signal Systems. Moreover, I am involved in implementing the standard documentations and logging-procedures of versatile nature of projects.
  • Dec 2012 to May 2014, worked as a Ph.D. Fellow in ARES (Applied Research on Energy Systems) Fondazione Bruno Kessler italia. My responsibilities are to identify the best candidates among the different Distributed Energy sources and integrate them in order to fulfill the energy requirements of the Smart communities level or for Zero or Positive energy Smart Building
  • Dec 2008 to Nov 2012, worked as a Team leader of Design & Development in eLab Solution Provider company. Involved in providing consultancy to Academic, Commercial, Industrial, Defense and Aerospace Sectors.
  • Dec 2006 to Nov 2008, worked as a R&D Engineer (Research Associate) in Satellite Engineering Center Singapore. Involved in the design and development of the Singapore’s first Micro-satellite mission (XSAT1). XSAT-1 mission launched at 20th April 2011.
  • Jan 2004 to Jul 2006, worked as Assistant Manager (technical) in NESCOM (National Engineering Scientific Commission) & involved in the Research and Development Oriented projects related to Real Time Mission critical embedded systems.
  • Feb 2003 to Dec 2003, worked as a Design Engineer in Electro-technik and involved in the design and development of the versatile nature of Industrial & Commercial projects.

Teaching Experience:

Over 10 years of experience for teaching & supervising Senior Level Projects (FYPs) to undergrad and postgrad students from different reputable national and international universities.

  • March 2019 to date, Working as a Visiting Researcher in Cork Institute of Technology Cork Ireland. Responsible for commercialization of Enterprise Ireland funded project. 
  • May 2014 to Jan 2017, Worked as a Senior Researcher in University College Cork (UCC) Cork Ireland. Responsible for FP-7, SFI, Enterprise Ireland funded project 
  • Dec 2008 to Nov 2012, Worked as an Assistant Professor in engineering department of IQRA University. Responsible for supervising Industrial projects (FYPs) to undergrad students and lead Industrial Liaison department.
  • Jun 2003 to Dec 2003, worked as the course In-charge of V.L.S.I.P.A. (Very Large Scale Integration Principles & Applications) for Semester 6th Electronic Engineering department of Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology.

I have been involved as a Project Adviser for a number of Final Year Projects of reputed Engineering Universities such as NED University, NUST, Usman Institute of Technology (UIT), Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Bahria University, Hamdard Institute of Management Sciences (HIMS), University, Dawood Engineering College and Institute of Industrial Electronics Engineering (IIEE).

Academic Profile

Education & Certifications:

Degree Courses

Università di Trento, TN Italy 

PhD in Electrical Electronics Engineering 
Title: DC-Transformer enabled Smart Consumer grid
Batch: 2012-2017
List of publications: 
[J1] Younus, S. Ashad Musutfa.; Nardello, M.; Tosato, P.; Brunelli, D. Power Controlling, Monitoring and Routing Center Enabled by a DC-Transformer †. Energies 201710,403.
[J2] “A smart energy management system for monitoring and controlling time of power consumption” Scientific Research and Essays Vol. 7(9), pp. 1000-1011, 9 March, 2012 DOI: 10.5897/SRE11.160 ISSN 1992-2248 ©2012 Academic Journals
[J3] “An Experimental Investigation Leading To Design Of Bi-Fuel System”, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC & TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH VOLUME 3, ISSUE 11,NOVEMBER 2014 ISSN 2277-8616.
[C1] “Design of a Smart Insole for Ambulatory Assessment of Gait” paper published in Body sensor network – BSN 2015 conference will be held in MIT Boston, USA.
[C2] “Home Energy Router for Smart consumer grid” paper published in IEEE EDST 2015 conference held in Vienna Austria.
[C3] “Model of scalable consumer grid with residential power routing” published in IEEE EESMS 2015 conference held in Trento Italy.
[C4] “Design of smart integrated innovative multifunctional sensor systems for in-situ monitoring of marine environment” published in Smart Sensor Integration 2016, Munich Germany.
[C5] Energy Harvesting Technologies for WSNs” published in International Conference on Industrial Informatics and Computer Systems (CIICS) 2016 UAE.
[C6] “New highly sensitive temperature and pressure sensors for seawater monitoring” BOOS Annual Meeting and Scientific Workshop 2016 Sopot Poland. 
For More information: Fondazione Bruno Kessler Italia

Nanyang Technological University Singapore

 

MSc: Microelectronics
Batch: 2006-2007
Major Courses: Power Converter Design, Embedded Processors & Peripherals, Digital IC Design, Sensors &Actuators, Advance Topics in Semiconductors, IC Packaging, Advance Wafer Processing, Sub-micron Semiconductor process and device simulation, Quality & Reliability Engineering.
Independent Study Module: Attitude Sensor Schemes for NANO-Satellites
For More information: Electrical and Electronics Engineering department of NTU

Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology Karachi Pakistan

 

BS: Electronic Engineering
Batch: 1999-2002
Award: First Class First Position and received two Gold medals in Convocation 2003 (Click here for details)
Major Courses: Power Electronics, Electronic Devices &Circuits, Digital Logic Design, Electromagnetic Theory, Electrical Machines, Microprocessor & Microcontroller Systems, Signals & Systems, Linear Control Systems, VLSI Design, Digital Signal Processing, Industrial Control Electronics, Advance Communication Systems.
Final Year Project: Real time Monitoring & Digital Controlling of Anodizing Plant
For More information: Electronic Department of SSUET

Short Courses & Workshops

Course Title Training period Objective
Clean Room (Class-100) Training. Aug 06 to Dec 06 This training held in the Micro Fabrication Lab at NTU. MFL is Equipped with complete line of advanced wafer fabrication equipment for the processing of 150mm silicon wafer. The Aim of this training to teach the complete fabrication of CMOS Inverter. More information please visit website http://www.ntu.edu.sg/eee/eee6/mfl/index.htm
ESA Soldering Standards. May07 esa Repair & modification course based on: EUROPEAN COOPERATION FOR SPACE STANDARDIZATION  (ECSS-Q-70-28A)
Power Management for Portable Applications Jun07 Designing of Modern Supplies.
Team Building. Jul07- Aug07 For Development of team spirit.
ESD/ EOS Testing. Oct07 Highlights the hazards caused by the ESD and also discussed the Cautions & Prevention

 

Work History

Funded Research Projects

Research Projects Completed:

  • Singapore First Historical Micro-satellite mission “XSAT-1”. Funded by DSO (Defense Science Organization) Singapore & Nanyang Technological University Singapore. (20M SGD)
  • Design & Development of Depth meter. Funded by NESCOM Karachi Pakistan. (2.4M PKR)
  • Program Loading System for under water vehicles. Funded by NESCOM Pakistan (2M PKR)
  • Electronic Test Bench for under water vehicles. Funded by NESCOM (8M PKR)
  • Completed Embedded Hardware & Sensor Fusion system Design for Data Distribution system of Paksitan Navay Frigate. Funded by NESCOM (13M PKR)
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell based vehicle for handicaps. Funded by IQRA University.
  • Bi-Fuel System for Diesel Generators. Funded by Dual Energy Pvt. Ltd. and IQRA University (0.3M PKR).
  • Diode Failure Panel for Pakistan Naval Ship Jurrat. Funded by Naval Precision Engineering Complex (0.365M PKR).
  • Received National ICT R&D Fund on my supervised under grad Senior Design Projects.

Honors

  • Received “Letter of Appreciation” from IQRA University on exemplary performance during service 2010 to 2012.
  • Received ICT R&D funding from Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan on under-grad senior design project named “RFID based Smart Vehicle Management System”..
  • One of my supervised under-grad project won second prize in “Young Leader Festival” held in March 2012.
  • I had supervised Post-Grad Project title “A Cellular Energy Management System for Monitoring & Controlling Based on Time of Power Consumption” as “Field Supervisor” in Electrical & Electronics department of Universiti Malaysia Pahang. This Project received Gold Medal in Project competition arranged by MARS (Malaysian Association of Research Scientist).
  • Invited as Honorable Judge in “E-Indus `10” organized by IEEE at Institute of Industrial Electronics Engineering Karachi Pakistan (www.eindus2010.com).
  • Received offer as a Technical Consultant for Pakistan’s first Remote Sensing Satellite Project from Space sys Pvt. Ltd.
  • External Paper Setter for the subject of VLSI Design and Digital Electronics nominated by NED University.
  • Nominated as an Expert in the Final year thesis evaluating committee in Sir Syed and NED Universities.

Special Interests

Research Interest:

  • Efficient Power Supply designing for portable embedded applications.
  • Real time Mission Critical & Safety Critical Systems.
  • Renewable / Alternate Energy solutions
  • Data Security/ Information Security.

Supervised Senior Level/ Final Year Projects (FYPs)

I have supervised number of Final Year Projects/ Thesis of Undergrad & Postgrad students from reputable National and International Universities.

External FYP Advisor

I have been involved as Project Advisor of Final Year Projects (FYP) at reputed Engineering Universities such as NED University, NUST, Usman Institute of Technology (UIT), Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET), Bahria University, Hamdard Institute of Management Sciences (HIMS), University, Dawood Engineering College, Iqra University and Institute of Industrial Electronics Engineering (IIEE). Following are the selected few Projects completed under my supervision:

  • Production management system Sponsored by ALSONS Pvt. Ltd. (Sir Syed University)
  • Can warmer plant Sponsored by PEPSI Beverages Pvt. Ltd. (Sir Syed University)
  • SCADA system Sponsored by NATIONAL REFINARY. (Sir Syed University)
  • Fuel Tank Monitoring System Sponsored by Pakistan State Oil. (Sir Syed University)
  • Power Line Communication. (Bahria University)
  • Nurse calling system. (Sir Syed University)
  • Sun tracking and power management system. (Sir Syed University)
  • Home Automation and Security System GSM based. (HIMS)
  • Virtual Industrial Network. (IIEE)
  • Compound motor drive. (NED University)
  • Track guided vehicle. (NED University)
  • Loom monitoring and controlling systems. (UIT)
  • AC motor drive. (IIEE)
  • GSM based industrial network. (Dawood University)
  • Plotting Table. (NUST)
  • Private Branch Exchange with SMS and Video Facility. (Sir Syed University)
  • On line Electronic Voting Machine. (HIMS)
  • Smart Card & RFID based POS & Library Managment System. (IQRA University)
  • Solar Based Hydrogen Electrolyzer & Fuel Cell. (IQRA University)
  • Customized Solar Charge Controller & LED based Street Lights. (IQRA University)

Past designs

I have uploaded few selected sample designed projects just for your reference. These projects are solely design and development by me.


AC/AC Power Converter Design: AC/AC Converter with Adjustable Frequency Output 10 Hz up to 100 K Hz. Please click here to download the Schematics.

General Purpose Industrial Card with RS-485 Interface: Controller Area Network General Purpose control card 0~10V & 4mAmp~20mAmp. Please click here to download the complete design.

Complex Programmable Logic Device Training Kit: Especially designed for student. Lattice CPLD Training Kit with In-System programmable Cable. Please click here to download.

Instrument Amplifier for Load Cell: Strain gauge (Load Cell) Signal Conditioning Circuit Input 0 to 100Kg Output 0 to 10V on 4mAmp to 20mAmp. Please click here to download.

PIC based development Kit: Peripheral Interface Controller (PIC) development Kit designed for students. Please click here to download.

Instrument Amplifier for EEG Amplifier: Electroencephalogram (EEG) Amplifier with Beta wave filtered output from 10uV to 100uV, 13 Hz up to 50 Hz. Please click here to download the complete.

PIC based Temperature Sensing and Display unit: Peripheral Interface Controller (PIC) based Temperature sensing circuit with Seven segment display unit. Please click here to download the design.

Inverter Design for 3 Phase Wind Generator output: 3φ & 24VAC Input and PWM 50Hz Output For Wind Energy Generation Maximum 1000VA Output. Please click here to download.

Dual Power Supply: Positive & Negative Voltage Controlled Power Supply circuit by using LM317 & LM337 (LM237). Please click here to download the complete Schematic.

Eight Line Intercom: Personal Digital Exchange circuit diagram with Eight Communication Telephone lines (can be expendable). This design include SLIC design, Controller interface with Analogue Switch & Power Supply excluding Source code (it is proprietary). Please click here to download Schematics.

FM Transmitter: It is very simple design of FM transmitter with 30meter to 70 meter range. Please check the detail schematics.

Simple 1200watt Inverter Design: CD4047 based simple inverter design with MOSFET drive up to 1200 watts. Please click here to download the design.

Please take note. All above designs are eLab Solution Provider Property. Without permission Commercial use of above designs are strictly prohibited. If you have any query regarding above designs then feel free to Contact Us for more information.
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Ashad Mustufa


Awards & Achievements

Hardware in Space

Singapore’s first historical satellite XSAT-1, launched on 20th April 2011. All my designs have been tested and verified successfully.

Field Supervisor:

Nominated as “Field Supervisor” for Post-Grad project title “A cellular Energy Managment Syste for Monitoring and Controling based on Time of Power Consumption” of Electrical & Electronics department of Universiti Malaysia Pahang.
This Project received Gold Medal in MALAYSIA TECHNOLOGY EXPO 2011. Please refer to the Malaysian Association of research scientist official website.

Honorable Judge:

Invited as Honorable Judge in “E-Indus `10” organized by IEEE at Institute of Industrial Electronics Engineering Karachi Pakistan. Please refer to website eIndus2010.

Final Year Project Supervisor, External Paper Setter & Expert:

Worked as a Senior Research Consultant and FYP supervisor in IQRA University, one of the best reputable Technical Universities in Pakistan. Please refer to the IQRA University Official Website.

External Paper Setter for the subject of VLSI Design and Digital Electronics nominated by NED University.

Nominated as an Expert in the Final year thesis evaluating committee in Sir Syed and NED Universities
Technical Consultant:
Received offer as a Technical Consultant for Pakistan’s first Remote Sensing Satellite Project from Space sys Pvt. Ltd.

Letter of Appreciation & Award of Excellence on Best Performance:

Recevied Letter of Appreciation from Jinnah Polytechic Institute on participation in Re-Engineering Exibition held in Expo June 2011.

Received “Letter of Appreciation” on Excellent Performance in Nanyang Technological University Space research center – Satellite Engineering Center during 2007 & 2008.

Received Award of Excellence for exemplary performance during service in the year 2004 and 2005 for technical expertise, leadership ability and diligent pursuit of R&D objectives.

On getting top merit, NESCOM awarded one year Anti-date seniority and one advance increment in Salary at the time of joining.
Under Grad Achievements:
Received Gold medal for securing over all First-Class First Position in B.S. (EE Program). Received “Hassan Nasir” Gold medal on exemplary performance throughout undergrad course.

Merited highest marks (197 out of 200) in final year project named Digital Control of Anodizing Plant. This project was recognized as the best project of Electronics 1999 Batch

Received Merit scholarships for securing First Position in 1999 & 2000 examinations.

Secured 4.0/4.0 G.P.A in 3rd & 4th semester examinations.

Online certification on Basics of PLC & Basics of Electricity conducted by Siemens.

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