Muhammad Usama Usman

Postdoctoral Associate


Research Areas

Smart Grids, Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), Electrical Vehicle Integration, Real-time Modeling and Simulation of Power Systems.


Muhammad Usama Usman was born in Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan in 1986. He received the bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the NWFP UET Peshawar, Pakistan, in 2008, the Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Florida State University, USA in 2014 and 2020 respectively. From 2008 until 2012, he worked with several power and telecom industries in Pakistan and Middle East. He received the prestigious Fulbright scholarship for his Masters studies in the U.S. in 2012. After finishing his masters in 2014, he went back to Pakistan and served as a Lecturer in the University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir. From 2016 to 2019, he was a graduate research assistant in the Center for Advanced Power Systems, Florida State University, USA. He did summer internships with Idaho National Lab (INL) and National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). 

He is currently a Postdoctoral Associate with Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute (VT-ARI). He is a reviewer for several academic journals: IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, and Journal of Modern Power System and Clean Energy, Springer.