Dr. Muhammad Imtiaz Hussain: Leading Researcher in Solar Energy Technologies

Assistant Professor at Kangwon National University Research Institute, South Korea

Congratulations, Dr. Muhammad Imtiaz, on winning the esteemed Best Researcher Award from ResearchW! Your dedication, innovative research, and scholarly contributions have truly made a significant impact in your field. Your commitment to advancing knowledge and pushing the boundaries of research is commendable. Here's to your continued success in shaping the future of academia and making invaluable contributions to your field. Well done!

Dr. Muhammad Imtiaz Hussain, a distinguished academic and researcher in the field of renewable energy, holds a PhD in Biosystems Engineering from Kangwon National University, South Korea. His academic journey has been marked by a profound dedication to advancing solar energy technologies, specifically in solar thermal harvesting and its integration into agricultural and architectural applications.

Professional Profiles:


  • PhD in Biosystems Engineering, Kangwon National University, South Korea, 2013 - 2016
  • M.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Myongji University, South Korea, 2007 - 2009

Ph.D. Dissertation: Dr. Hussain's dissertation titled "Development of Solar Concentrated Photovoltaic and Thermal Systems for Greenhouse Heating" exemplifies his pioneering work in harnessing solar energy for agricultural purposes.

Research Focus:

  • Photovoltaic (PV) & Photovoltaic/Thermal (PV/T) Solar Systems
  • Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Technologies
  • Energy Self-sufficient Agricultural Facilities
  • Energy Systems Modeling
  • Nanofluids/Novel Heat Transfer Fluids
  • Thermal Storage Systems and PCM Technology
  • Renewables-Powered Heating and Cooling Systems

Professional Journey:

  • Assistant Professor at Kangwon National University Research Institute since June 2021
  • Assistant Professor and Teaching Faculty at Kongju National University from May 2017 to March 2021
  • Postdoc Researcher at Green Energy Technology Research Center, Kongju National University
  • Teaching Associate in Solar and Renewable Energy Laboratory at Kangwon National University

Honors & Awards: Dr. Hussain's contributions have been recognized with prestigious awards, including the Korea Research Fellowship for Outstanding Postdoctoral Researchers, Outstanding Research Award from Kangwon National University, and Best Paper Award at a South Korean conference.

Publications & Contributions: He has contributed extensively to academic literature with numerous peer-reviewed articles, notably focusing on solar energy collectors, concentrated photovoltaic systems, and their economic feasibility for greenhouse heating.

Publications: 33 documents indexed in Scopus.

Citations: A total of 415 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

His publications cover a range of topics within renewable energy, including the investigation of solar-powered agricultural products dryers, the impact of dust pollutants on photovoltaic systems, and the optimization of energy management systems for various industries.

Research Projects & Contributions: Dr. Hussain has led several research projects funded by institutions like the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea and iPET, focusing on developing solar concentrating systems for agricultural facilities and hybrid photovoltaic/thermal systems for building heating and food drying.

Peer Reviewer & Academic Engagements: He has been an active peer reviewer for esteemed journals and has presented his research at numerous international conferences across various countries.

Muhammad Imtiaz Hussain's citation metrics and indices from Google Scholar are as follows:

  • Cited by: All: 541, Since 2018: 475
  • Citations: 541 (All), 475 (Since 2018)
  • h-index: 13 (All), 13 (Since 2018)
  • i10-index: 17 (All), 17 (Since 2018)

These metrics showcase the impact of Hussain's work within the academic community, demonstrating the number of citations his publications have received and the influence of his research output.

Research Timeline for Dr. Muhammad Imtiaz Hussain:

Early Research & Development (2013 - 2016)

  • Started research in solar thermal technologies and absorption collectors (2014)
  • Initial publications on solar thermal collectors for greenhouse heating (2015 - 2016)
  • Experimentation and modeling of solar energy collectors for maximum output (2015)

Advancements in Photovoltaic/Thermal Systems (2017 - 2019)

  • Progressed into concentrated photovoltaic thermal (CPV/T) systems (2017 - 2019)
  • Validation of models for multi-concentration points CPV/T systems (2017 - 2018)
  • Evaluation of CPV/T systems' economic feasibility (2016 - 2019)

Nanofluid-Powered Systems & Energy Efficiency (2019 - 2021)

  • Exploration of nanofluid-powered dual-fluid photovoltaic/thermal systems (2019 - 2021)
  • Emphasis on energy-efficient systems and performance enhancement (2020 - 2021)

Diversification & Impact Studies (2022 - Present)

  • Expansion into socio-economic impacts of solar energy (2022)
  • Investigating the effects of suspended particulate matter on photovoltaic systems (2022)
  • Optimization and simulation studies for renewable energy systems (2022)

This timeline outlines Dr. Muhammad Imtiaz Hussain's progressive research trajectory, starting from the foundational work in solar energy collectors to the advanced studies in CPV/T systems, nanofluid-based systems, and the broader implications of solar energy on various applications.

Muhammad Imtiaz Hussain has contributed to several publications in the field of solar energy, photovoltaics, thermal systems, and agricultural applications. Here are some of his notable publications:

  1. Performance and economic analyses of linear and spot Fresnel lens solar collectors used for greenhouse heating in South Korea
    • Published in Energy in 2015 with 62 citations.
  2. Advances in solar thermal harvesting technology based on surface solar absorption collectors: A review
    • Published in Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells in 2018 with 61 citations.
  3. Multi-module concentrated photovoltaic thermal system feasibility for greenhouse heating: Model validation and techno-economic analysis
    • Published in Solar Energy in 2016 with 44 citations.
  4. Nanofluid-powered dual-fluid photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) system: Comparative numerical study
    • Published in Energies in 2019 with 40 citations.
  5. Experimental and numerical studies of a U-shaped solar energy collector to track the maximum CPV/T system output by varying the flow rate
    • Published in Renewable Energy in 2015 with 38 citations.
  6. The socio-economic impact of using Photovoltaic (PV) energy for high-efficiency irrigation systems: A case study
    • Published in Energies in 2022 with 31 citations.
  7. Thermal performance evaluation of a conical solar water heater integrated with a thermal storage system
    • Published in Energy Conversion and Management in 2014 with 28 citations.
  8. Conventional fluid-and nanofluid-based photovoltaic thermal (PV/T) systems: A techno-economic and environmental analysis
    • Published in the International Journal of Green Energy in 2018 with 25 citations.
  9. Parametric performance analysis of a concentrated photovoltaic co-generation system equipped with a thermal storage tank
    • Published in Energy Conversion and Management in 2015 with 22 citations.
  10. Experiments on energy-efficient evaporative cooling systems for poultry farm application in Multan (Pakistan)
    • Published in Sustainability in 2021 with 20 citations.
  11. Thermal performance comparison of line-and point-focus solar concentrating systems: Experimental and numerical analyses
    • Published in Solar Energy in 2016 with 20 citations.
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