She is broadly interested in the Idealized energy system modeling for net-zero emission energy-systems.

Prior to Carnegie, Sara Ashfaq was a Research Assistant at The Australian Research Council (ARC), Hub for Integrated Energy Solutions, Sydney, where she researched microgrid control and management, to provide solutions to a more sustainable, secure, reliable and economically efficient energy supply for Australia. She holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. and M.Sc degree in Electrical Power and Energy Systems Engineering. Outside of work, Ashfaq participates in volunteer work for natural crisis, environmental conservation, bushfire and community services.