• Higher Institution Centre of Excellence (HICoE), UM Power Energy Dedicated Advanced Centre (UMPEDAC)
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Professor | Executive Director| UMPEDAC

Professor Ir. Dr Nasrudin Bin Abd Rahim, graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Strathclyde in 1985 and obtained his Master’s degree in Electrical Power Engineering from the same university in 1988. He also holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree with a thesis titled “Closed-Loop Control of a Current-Mode AC/DC Buck Converter in a 4 Quadrant P-Q Operation” in the field study of Power Electronics from Heriot-Watt University, which he obtained in 1995.

He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers USA since 2008, a Professional Engineer of the Board of Engineers Malaysia since 2017, a Chartered Engineer of the Institution of Engineering Council (United Kingdom) since 2001, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (United Kingdom) since 2009 and a Fellow of the Academy of Science Malaysia since 2010.

He specializes in power electronics & drives, renewable energy systems and policy, and energy efficiency systems. Professor Dr Nasrudin has contributed to various applied engineering fields by providing consultancies, conducting professional testing services to PV solar farms and offering specialized research facilities in solar inverter and solar PV modules. 

He was the Project Leader for several research projects related to Power Electronics & drives, renewable energy and energy efficiency systems, including the Malaysian Building Integrated PV project that produced the first Made in Malaysia grid-connected PV inverter. He has technology licencing a 4kW grid-connected inverter to Endau-XT Sdn Bhd. He has anticipated the need for better monitoring and diagnosis tools for solar panels, Grid-connected PV quality testing and PVAS. In the wake of this, he has developed and commercialized solar monitoring and diagnosis system. In addition, he and his team have developed a “self-cleaning” coating for the solar panel with the formation of Van Coating Sdn. Bhd. The coating will make solar panels less susceptible to dirt deposition, further enhancing energy yield. 

Last Update: 08/09/2023