Al Jumlat Ahmed, Renewable Energy Expert
Al Jumlat Ahmed is a Ph.D. Researcher specializing in energy material and technology at Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM), University of Wollongong. His Ph.D. research was funded by Endeavour Postgraduate (Ph.D.) Leadership Program of Australian Government. His research topic concerns the development of nanostructured metal oxide-based thermoelectric material for waste heat recovery.
Mr. Ahmed has a wide-ranging experience in energy research projects with different implementing agencies, including the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) and Ministry of Planning, Bangladesh. He has also worked under various international agencies and development partners, including the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Previously Mr. Ahmed was appointed as an assistant professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Khwaja Yunus Ali University, Sirajgong, Bangladesh, from September 2015 to January 2017. Prior to that, he worked as a research engineer and lecturer (part-time) in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at United International University. During his term at Centre for Energy Research (CER), he collaborated on high-impact projects including ‘NAMA Document of 100 MWp Grid Connected Solar PV System at Chittagong, Bangladesh’ and ‘Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100’.
In 2013 Mr. Ahmed received the Master of Technology (M. Tech) degree in Green Energy Technology (Renewable Energy) from UNESCO Madanjeet School of Green Energy Technologies, Pondicherry University, India. He was awarded a fellowship by South Asia Foundation (SAF). He was also awarded the gold medal for the highest CGPA amongst his batch. He conducted his master’s thesis on Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (IT-SOFC) at the Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Material Science of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India (IIT Bombay) through the prestigious IIT-Bombay Research Internship Award Program.
He completed Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from United International University, Bangladesh, in March 2011. His bachelor’s thesis concerned the electrocardiograph signal processing for automatic diagnosis of heart valve diseases using Neural Network (Artificial Intelligence).Mr. Ahmed has been extensively involved in projects related to ‘design and fabrication of hydrogen generator for fuel cell application’, ‘fabrication and characterization of solid oxide fuel cell’, ‘single-axis solar tracking system,’ ‘fabrication and performance evaluation of dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC)’, ‘solar radiation measuring using silicon photodiode and solar thermal and PV hybrid system’.