Dr. Jibran Ali

Assistant Professor

Electrical Engineering


Dr. Jibran Ali is an accomplished Assistant Professor at UIT University (UITU) with a strong background in Electrical Engineering. He earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Genova in 2020 and holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University, USA, awarded in 2015. His academic journey commenced with a bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering from NED University of Engineering & Technology in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2012. Dr. Ali specializes in Power Systems, Smart Grid technology, and Virtual Power Plants (VPP), drawing from extensive industrial, research, and academic experiences.

His professional trajectory includes roles as a Technical Specialist Expert at Enel Produzione, Pisa, Italy, from January 2017 to January 2020, and as a Research Assistant at CISTER Real-Time Systems Lab in Porto, Portugal, from April 2016 to October 2016. He also served as a Lecturer (Ad-hoc) at DHA Suffa University, Karachi, Pakistan, from January 2016 to April 2016 and as a Research Assistant at FREEDM Systems Center, North Carolina, USA, throughout 2015. Dr. Ali's industry exposure includes training at National Refinery Limited, Karachi, Pakistan, and an internship at Pakistan State Oil, Karachi, Pakistan.

He is committed to ongoing professional development, holding basic membership in the Pakistan Engineering Council since March 2013 and participating in various international training programs in countries such as Spain, France, the UK, Italy, and Germany. His research contributions are substantial, with publications in prestigious journals and conference proceedings. These publications span diverse topics in Electrical Engineering, including virtual power plants, reactive power compensation, voltage stability, and more, demonstrating his dedication to advancing the field. Dr. Ali's academic achievements include being a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship, the Marie Curie Scholarship, and successful project supervision at UITU. His impressive academic background, research contributions, and scholarships underscore his significance in the Electrical Engineering domain.

    • Jibran. Ali, Stefano. Massucco, and Giacomo. Petretto, “Reactive Power Provision to TSO/DSO by Aggregators and Conventional Generators,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, Germany, Oct 2017.
    • Jibran. Ali, “Coordinated Control Mechanism for Voltage Stability Utilizing Aggregation of Reactive Power Compensation Techniques,” in Proc. EEEIC, Palermo, June 2018.
    • Jibran. Ali, Stefano. Massucco, Federico. Silvestro, and Andrea. Vinci, “Participation of Customers to Virtual Power Plants for Reactive Power Provision,” in Proc. UPEC, Glasgow, Sep 2018.
    • Jibran. Ali, Stefano. Massucco, and Federico. Silvestro, “STATCOM Applications for Voltage Profiling of a Distribution Grid with High Penetration of Distributed Energy Resources,” in Proc. MEDPOWER, Croatia, Nov 2018.
    • Jibran. Ali, Federico. Silvestro, and Mahmood. Jamil, “Virtual Power Plant for Improving Power System Protection Issues – Solution to the Problem of Power System Reliability under Distributed Energy Resources,” in Proc. AUPEC, New Zealand, Nov 2018.
    • Jibran. Ali, Stefano. Massucco, and Federico. Silvestro, “Flexibility to DSO by VPP – Benefits, Regulatory Barriers, and Potential Solutions”, CIRED 2019, Madrid, June 2019.
    • Jibran. Ali, and Federico. Silvestro, “Conventional Power Plants to TSO Frequency Containment Reserves - A Competitive Analysis for Virtual Power Plant Role", RTSI 2019, Firenze, September 2019.
    • Jibran. Ali, Stefano. Massucco, and Federico. Silvestro, “Architecture of Virtual Power Plant for Ancillary Services,” in Proc. CIRED 2018 Workshop, Slovenia, June 2018.
    • Jibran. Ali, Stefano. Massucco, and Federico. Silvestro, “Distribution Level Aggregator Platform for DSO Support - Integration of Storage, Demand Response, and Renewables" Frontiers of Energy Research Journal, 2019 (https://doi.org/10.3389/fenrg.2019.00036).
    • Jibran. Ali, Stefano. Massucco, and Federico. Silvestro, “Aggregation Strategy for Reactive Power Compensation Techniques – Validation”, Energies Journal,2019 (https://doi.org/10.3390/en12112047).

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