Muhammad Burhan, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Scientist

Research Interests

His research interests are in solar energy applications, concentrated photovoltaic (CPV), electrolytic water splitting for hydrogen/oxygen production or waste water treatment, ozone water treatment and hydrogen energy systems.

Selected Publications

  • Sunlight to hydrogen conversion: Design optimization and energy management of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV-Hydrog... 
    M. Burhan, K.J.E. Chua, K.C. Ng
    Energy, 99, 115-128, (2016)
  • Simulation and development of a multi-leg homogeniser concentrating assembly for concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) sy... 
    M. Burhan, K.J.E. Chua, K.C. Ng
    Energy Conversion and Management, 116, 58-71, (2016)
  • Long term hydrogen production potential of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) system in tropical weather of Singapore 
    M. Burhan, K.J.E. Chua, K.C. Ng
    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, (2016)
  • Double Lens Collimator Solar Feedback Sensor and Master Slave Configuration: Development of Compact and Low Cost Tw... 
    M. Burhan, S.J. Oh, K.J.E. Chua, K.C. Ng
    Solar Energy, (2016)


  • ​Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, 2016
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore, Pakistan, 2011

Professional Profile

​2016-Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia


​​NUS International Research Scholarship for Ph.D., 2012​

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)​

Research Interests Keywords

​Solar Energy Systems Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) Water Electrolysis Ozone Water Treatment Wastewater Electrolytic Treatment Hydrogen Energy