Aziz Ahmad

Location: Building 182, Room 3001



Aziz is enrolled into PhD at Auckland University of Technology since April 2013 where he is working on design and development of model predictive control for photovoltaic solar energy systems. He studied Electrical and Electronics as an undergraduate, and Communication Engineering at the University of Manchester. On completing his studies, he was employed as electronics design engineer at Randox Laboratories Ltd (Northern Ireland) where he worked on designing detection systems for medical devices. He worked at ENER.G CPL (Combined Heat & Power Ltd) as hardware engineer where he worked on updating control systems for CPL power generation plants. He also worked at the National ICT R&D Fund (Ministry of Information Technology) as manager project evaluation where he was responsible for technically evaluating research and development proposals for funding. After moving to New Zealand in 2010 he worked at Audio Engineering Ltd as hardware design engineer and currently working as a Lecturer at Unitec Institute of Technology. 

Teaching Areas:

Power Electronics
Solar Energy systems
Advance controllers for Photovoltaic applications
Printed circuit board design

Research Areas:

Advance controllers for Solar Energy (Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic/Thermal Energy Systems)
Renewable Energy
Sustainable Built Environments

Current Research Projects:

Intelligent Control of Solar Energy systems
Solar irradiance forecast using artificial neural network models
Power consumption forecast of residential households for small scale PV systems


Ahmad, A., Anderson, T., Swain, A., Lie, T., Currie, J., & Holmes, W. (2016). Residential Household Electrical Appliance Management Using Model Predictive Control of a Grid Connected Photovoltaic-Battery System. 2016 Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, Canberra, Australia.

Ahmad, A., Anderson, T., & Lie, T. (2015). A platform for analysing advanced photovoltaic energy controllers. 2015 Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Mutaz, T., & Ahmad, A. (2015). Solar Radiation Prediction Using Radial Basis Function Models. Eighth International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering, DeSE 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Ahmad, A., Anderson, T., Lie, T., & Alradadi, H. (2015). Excel based tool for global solar radiation forecasting using artificial neural network models. Meteorological Society of New Zealand, Raglan, New Zealand.

Ahmad, Aziz., & Timothy, Anderson. (2015). Hourly power consumption prediction for a single family residential house. APSRC, 53rd 2014 Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference.

Ahmad, A., and Anderson, T. (2015). Hourly Global Solar Irradiation Forecasting for New Zealand. Journal of Solar Energy (Vol. Volume 122).

Ahmad, A., and Anderson , T. (2014). Global Solar Radiation Prediction using Artificial Neural Network Models for New Zealand. 52nd Annual Australian Solar Council Scientific Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Ahmad, A., Hu, Z., and Holmes, W. (2014). Characterization of Photonic Bandgap Transmission Lines for device miniaturization. The twenty-first Electronics New Zealand Conference, Waikato, New Zealand.

Ahmad , A., and Anderson, T. (2014). Hourly Power Consumption Prediction For New Zealand Residential Houses Using Artificial Neural Network Models. Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Ahmad, A., & Ahmad, I. (2008). Telecom Technologies Review. Wilson, T. Dubai, UAE (Vol. 1st).