HISTORY of USPCAS-E
The Center for Energy Systems was announced in June 2011 with the vision to be a world class education and applied research centre dedicated to resolve Pakistan’s Energy crises leading to sustainable development of the country through enterprise activities. It was recognized as the USAID Center for Advanced Studies in April 2014 following a competitive bid. It launched its maiden MS degree program in Energy Systems Engineering in fall 2012, the only program in the country, inviting great attention. The Centre was renamed U.S. Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) after NUST entered into a USD 14.98 M Cooperative Agreement with USAID to establish U.S. Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E), to address some of the outstanding challenges faced by the energy sector of Pakistan and to facilitate applied research and education partnership between USA and Pakistan. USAID has also generously donated USD 5 M for custom designed building.
Currently, the center offers 6 degree programs in MS & PhD in Energy Systems Engineering, MS & PhD in Thermal Energy Engineering and MS & PhD in Electrical Power Engineering. Center greatly acknowledge the generous funding’s mainly from the USAID and also other local and international organizations.
The Centre’s outreach is triggered by its collaborating partners both at home and abroad. Center’s international partners are located across four continents with whom the center has working relations and even joint publications that include NRG Canada, OSU USA, Koroto Sheffield UK, Witts and, Monomer RSA, UKM Malaysia, ASEAN, and Tsinghua University China, Askari cement, World bank, FFCL, FFCEL, HEC, UNIDO and many others.
USPCAS-E faculty has contributed over a 450+ research journal papers. Its dedicated faculty has also contributed to develop industry linkages of USPCASE with Golden Pumps, PECRET, Attock generation limited, CPPAG, Jolta Electrics, DICE foundation USA and with many others.
We have state of art labs named as, Advanced Energy Materials and Systems Laboratory, Biofuel Research Laboratory, Energy Storage and Conservation Research Laboratory, Fossil Fuel Research Laboratory, Smart Grid & Power Research Laboratory, Solar Energy Research Laboratory, Thermal Engineering Research Laboratory, Technology Centre, High Performance Laboratory, High Voltage Engineering Laboratory and Emerging Technology Lab.