Dr. Jibran Ali is an Assistant Professor at UIT University (UITU). He holds PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Genova. He completed his Master's in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University, USA and acquired undergraduate degree in Electronic Engineering from NED University of Engineering & Technology. He has expertise in Power System, Smart Grid, and Virtual Power Plant (VPP). He has extensive industrial, research, and academic exposure through which he motivates his students to excel in the field of power system with modern computing tools and programming languages.
2020: PhD (Electrical Engineering), University of Genova
2015: MSc (Electrical Engineering), North Carolina State University, USA
2012: BE (Electronic Engineering), NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi Pakistan
March-2020 to-date: Assistant Professor, UIT University
Jan-2017 to Jan-2020: Technical Specialist Expert Enel Produzione, Pisa, Italy
Apr-2016 to Oct-2016: Research Assistant CISTER Real Time Systems Lab, Porto, Portugal
Jan-2016 to Apr-2016: Lecturer (Ad-hoc) DHA Suffa University, Karachi, Pakistan
Jan-2015 to Dec-2015: Research Assistant FREEDM Systems Center, North Carolina, USA
Apr 2013: Few months trainee National Refinery Limited, Karachi, Pakistan
Dec 2011: Intern Pakistan State Oil, Karachi, Pakistan
Membership Training and Development➕
March-2013: Received Basic Membership of Pakistan Engineering Council.
July-2018: Completed Research Project Validation at French Metrology Institute, LNE, France
Jan-2017: Participation in training on topics: “Basics of Metrology”, “Basics of DIgSILENT”, “Writing of Scientific Publications”, “Reference Managers and Scientific Papers search Tools”, and “Using LaTeX”, Zaragoza, Spain
June-2017: Participation in training on making posters presentations, with a task to create a poster for the research theme, Glasgow, UK
Nov-2017: Participation in training on topics: “Research Applications”, “Patents”, “Academic Cooperation for Research”, “Useful Ways to Disseminate Research”, “Ethics with the growth of Energy Resources", "Career Path in Industry”, “License, Agreement, and "Start-Ups for Technology Transfer”, Zaragoza, Spain
Jan 2018: Participation in training on topics: “Elevator Pitch”, “Measurement Applications in Modern and Hybrid Power System”, “Uncertainty in Power System Measurements”, “Testing and Validation Procedures”, “Laboratory Based Power Systems Training”, and “Uncertainty in Measurement and Modelling along with an Example Project”, Glasgow, UK
June-2018: Participation in training on topics: “Conventional Partial Discharge Measurements”, “Practical Learning for High Voltage Lab”, “ICT Standards for Smart Grid”, “Non-Conventional Partial Discharge Measurements”, “Practical Learning for Grid Laboratory”, “Power Hardware in the Loop Simulations for DER and Smart Grid”, and Labs along with other Validation Procedures, Bilbao, Spain
July-2018: Certification of 5 ECTS summer school on topics “Changing Role of DSOs”, “Current Status of Renewable Integration”, “Ancillary Services”, “Flexibility and Reliability in Smart Grid”, “Large Scale Integration of Renewables in the Grid”, “Evolution of Ancillary Service Provision in TERNA”, “Uncertainty Impacts of DER Integration”, “Provision of Distribution Network Services by DER”, “DER Aggregation and Energy Storage”, “Enel Future Distribution Grid”, and visit to TERNA dispatch center, Salerno, Italy
Nov-2019: Completed Transnational Access based Research Project Validation at OFFIS, Oldenburg, Germany
Publications and Research➕
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).
Winner of ERIGrid H2020 Transnational Access Funding for Project Validation in October 2019.
Reviewer for Research Papers for IEEE EEEIC 2019, IEEE ISGT Asia 2018, and IEEE EEEIC 2020.
Recipient of Fulbright Scholarship, USA
Recipient of MarieCurie Scholarship, EU, H2020.
Successful Completion of the following Projects as FYP supervisor at UITU: Smart Stand-alone Distributed Generation, Improvement in Power System Protection with SCADA Verification, Demonstration of Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) based Virtual Power Plant (VPP), Smart load management, smart metering and detection of the unbalanced fault. Power factor improvement with current controlled injectors, and a load shedding management tool with artificial intelligence.
Successful installation of Smart Stand-alone PV Panel in Power Generation lab.