Researcher biography

Dr Md Mejbaul Haque is a UQ Stimulus Research Fellow/Lecturer in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE) at the University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane, Australia. Prior to joining University of Queensland, Dr. Haque was a Research Fellow in the School of Engineering at Australian National University (ANU). He led the technical research of Realising Electric Vehicle-to-Grid Services (REVS) project with a total budget of $6.59m at ANU which was funded by Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and ACT Government. Dr Haque started his professional career as a Lecturer in EEE department of KUET, Bangladesh in June 2010 and was promoted to Assistant Professor in September 2013.

Dr Haque received Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Engineering (MEng) degrees in Electrical Engineering from CQUniversity Australia in 2016 and 2020, respectively. He received Thesis Academic Excellence Awards in recognition of high-quality research theses and outstanding performance in PhD and MEng research studies at CQUniversity Australia. Previously, he completed B.Sc. degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) from Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET) on 19 April 2010 and M.Sc. degree in EEE from Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) on 31 October 2013.

His research interests include power electronics and its application to power system networks, smart EV charging and vehicle-to-grid technology, microgrid energy management systems, grid integration of large-scale solar farms and battery energy storage systems, stability analysis of high penetration of grid forming inverters in power systems, power quality and renewable energy technologies. He collaborates with national and international researchers and local industry partners on various research projects. He has published over 40 articles including book chapters, journals, conference papers and technical reports in electrical engineering.

He has served in the committee of IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Technology and Engineering (i-COSTE) as a member and industry & local arrangement co-chair in 2020 and 2021, respectively. He has been working as a student activities chair in 7th IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC) 2022. He was elected as a member of IEEE PELS student subcommittee in 2020. He was a recipient of the best paper award in IEEE R10 HTC 2017 and received travel grants in IEEE R10 HTC 2017, IEEE IAS 2019, and IEEE PESGRE 2020 conferences. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Engineers Australia and a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Queensland.

Teaching

His teaching interests includes Power Electronics, Signals and Systems, Fundamental of Energy and Electricity, Power System Analysis, Power System Protection, Electrical Circuits Analysis, Control System Analysis & Design, Integration of Renewable Energy into Power Systems and Microgrids, Grid Integration of Renewable and Storage Technologies and EV Charging Technologies. He has been active in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate electrical engineering courses since 2014 in CQUniversity, Australian National University and University of Queensland. He has been coordinating ELEC4410 course in S2 2022 at UQ and previously coordinated ENEE13019 course at CQUniversity in T1 2014. He has also delivered the following courses in various capacities such as Lecturer, Tutor, or Marker as Sessional Academic at CQUniversity, UQ and ANU. The available overall students’ feedback assessment is shown within the brackets out of 5.0.

  • ENEE13019 – Control Systems Analysis and Design (4.6/5.0 – T1 2014, 2017, 2018)
  • ENEE13021 – Power System Analysis and Design (5.0/5.0 - T1 2017)
  • ENEE14016 – Power System Protection (4.6/5.0 – T1 2018)
  • ENEE12015 – Electrical Power Engineering (4.0/5.0 – T1 2017)
  • ENEG11005 – Fundamental of Professional Engineering (4.1/5.0 - T1 2018)
  • ENAE12003 – Control Technology (4.4/5.0 – T2 2018)
  • ENEG11009 – Fundamentals of Energy and Electricity (4.1/5.0 – T1 2019)
  • ENEE12016 – Signals and Systems (4.8/5.0 – T2 2016, T2 2021)
  • COIT20148 – Information System Analysis and Design (4.9/5.0 – T2 2018)
  • ENGN4625/6625 – Power Systems and Power Electronics (S2 - 2021)
  • ENGN8831 – Integration of Renewable Energy into Power Systems and Microgrids (S1 2022)
  • ELEC4410 – Advance Electronics and Power Electronic Design (S2 - 2022)

Honours Student Project and HDR Supervision

Dr Haque has been active in research project supervision activities. As a UQ Stimulus Research Fellow, he has been supervising a PhD student who is working on “electric vehicle project” at UQ in the capacity of Associate Supervisor. He is also supervising a HDR (Masters by Research) student who is working on “remote isolated microgrid project” at CQUniversity in the capacity of Associate Supervisor. He has successfully completed supervision of two coursework Honours students from ANU solar racing project (https://solarracinganu.com.au/). He has completed the Foundations of HDR Supervision at ANU (HDRIN) and HDR at ANU: New Supervisors (HDRFN) courses. Dr Haque is available to supervise more research students.

Honors and Awards

Dr Haque has received several awards including research fellowship, best thesis awards, best paper award and travel awards in his professional career such as:

  • UQ Research Stimulus Fellowship (2022-2023)
  • Recipient of Thesis Academic Excellence Award 2020 for best PhD thesis and academic performance at CQUniversity
  • Winner of 2020 RHD Candidate Experience Survey Prize
  • Student Travel Grant awarded by IEEE Industry Applications Society to join IEEE PESGRE 2020 conference in Cochin, India
  • Student Travel Grant awarded by IEEE Industry Applications Society to join IEEE IAS 2019 conference in Baltimore, USA
  • Recipient of a Best Paper Award in 5th IEEE R10 HTC, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2017
  • Student Travel Grant awarded by IEEE Industry Applications Society to join 5th IEEE R10 HTC 2017 conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Recipient of Thesis Academic Excellence Award 2016 for best Master by Research thesis and academic performance at CQUniversity.
  • Student Travel Grant awarded by Australasian Power Engineering Conference committee to join AUPEC2014 conference in Perth, Australia.
  • Awarded CQUniversity Top-up Scholarship (January 2018 – August 2019)
  • Recipient of RTP living stipend by Commonwealth Government, Australia (August 2016 – February 2020)
  • CQUniversity Postgraduate Research Award (UPRA) (November 2013 – November 2015)
  • International Postgraduate Research Award (IPRA) (November 2013 – November 2015)
  • Awarded Technical Scholarship, RUET, Bangladesh (March 2007 – March 2010)

Editorial Membership:

  • Associate Editor of IEEE Access Journal, October 2021 – present
  • Associate Editor for Smart Grid Technologies of Frontiers in Smart Grids Journal, June 2022 – present

Professional Membership and Services

  • Secretary, Engineers Australia Rockhampton Region Committee (2019-2020)
  • Member, Engineers Australia Rockhampton Region Committee (2017-2018 & 2018-2019)
  • Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) (2020 - present)
  • Member, The Institution of Engineers Australia (MIEAust) (2015- 2021)
  • Member, The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (MIEB) (2011 - present)
  • Member, IEEE Power Electronics Society Student Subcommittee (2020 - present)
  • Member, The Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (MIEEE) (2015 - present)
  • Member, IEEE Smart Grid Community, IEEE Industry Application, Power Electronics & Industrial Electronics Society (2015 - present)

Scholarly Activities and Engagement

  • Chair (Student activities), 7th IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC) 2022, Fiji
  • Co-chair (Industry and local arrangement), 7th IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Technology and Engineering (i-COSTE) 2021, Australia
  • Organising committee member, 6th IEEE i-COSTE 2020, Australia
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
  • Reviewer, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Electrical Power System and Energy