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About Dr Yousaf Khalid


  • University of Chester: Lecturer in Control and Embedded systems (current)
  • University of Chester: Reseacher: Hybrid Electric Heating and Energy Storage (2017-18)
  • O’conor Sutton Cronin Consulting Engineers (OCSC): Sustainability Engineer (2015-16)
  • Integrated Environmental Solution (IES) Ltd and University of Strathclyde: KTP Building Simulation Engineer (2013-15)
  • Building Research Establishment (BRE) Ltd: Building Energy Modeller (2012)


  • SE5017 - Digital Circuit Design (2nd year)
  • SE5044 - Engineering control (2nd year)
  • SE6007 - Control systems engineering (3rd year)
  • SE5001 - Mathematics and modelling (2nd year)


  • Controllability and sustainability of building systems
  • Energy Demand Reduction (EDR) of buildings and industry
  • Hybrid Heating Systems (HHS) and micro heat networks
  • Renewable energy systems with energy storage
  • Modelling and simulation of energy systems
  • Automatic Control, Artificial Intelligence and optimisation
  • Waste heat utilisation in industry and local energy systems
  • Machine learning applications to fault detection, diagnostics and control

Published Work

‘Programmable Logic Controllers and Direct Digital Controls in Buildings’ Journal of Computing and Management studies (JCMS), Issue 3, Volume 2, September 2018

‘Controllability of buildings: Computing and Managing Energy in Practice’ Journal of Computing and Management studies (JCMS), Issue 2, Volume 2, May 2018

‘Hybrid heat pump for micro heat network’ International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering Vol:11, No:7, 2017

‘Controllability of buildings: A multi-input multi-output stability assessment method for buildings with slow acting heating systems’  Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 19 (4). pp. 1185-1200, 2011


  • PG Certification in Higher Education (Enrolled)
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, UK (2007-2011)

(Thesis: Controllability of Building Systems)

  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical engineering, University of Strathclyde, UK (2003-2007)