Vinatha U


Associate Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Friday, September 4, 1992

Professional Experience: 

26 Years

Contact Details






Academic Background
  • Ph.D (NITK Surathkal), 2013
  • M.Tech (KREC Surathkal, , Mangalore University) 1992
  • B.Tech (KREC Surathkal, Mangalore University) 1986
Areas of Interest
  • Power Electronics and Drives
  • Power electronic converters in renewable systems
  • Mutilevel Inverters
  • Wave Energy Conversion System
Supervision of Ph.D
  • Ongoing : 01
Significant Publications
  1. Vinatha U, Vittal K.P,  “Power Control Strategy for Grid Connected Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator of a Distributed Generation Unit” Int. J. Power and Energy Conversion, INDERSCIENCE publicationsVol. 5, No. 3, 2014.
  2. Vinatha U,K P Vittal  “Grid Integration of wind and photovoltaic hybrid energy system”,InternationalJournal of Electrical Engineering(JEE), Romania,Volume 14 / 2014 - Edition : 2Article no.14.2.28, 227-233.
  3. Vinatha U, Vittal K.P, Divya J,  “Isolated Operation of Variable Speed PMSG with Battery Storage System for WECS,” Journal of Electrical and Control Engineering(JECE)- American V-King Scientific Publishing, Vol. 3, No 4, pp. 47-51, 2013.
  4. Vinatha U, Vittal K.P,  “Implementation of Turbine Emulator,” International Journal of Electrical Engineering, (JEE), Romania, Vol.11, No.2, Article no.11.2.11, pp. 73-79,  2011.
  5. Vinatha U, Vittal K.P, “Design and development of wave turbine emulator in the laboratory environment”International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems–Berkley press publications - Accepted.
  • Best paper award-Vinatha U, Gururaj MV “Modeling and performance study of grid connected wind and photovoltaic hybrid energy system” , 2nd international conference on advanced trends in engineering and technology (ICATET 2014), ACEIT, 18-19th April 2014
  • Elected to the grade of Senior Member by the officers and the board of directors of IEEE in recognition of professional standing in 2014.
  • Visited, NUS Singapore for research interaction from 10-29th November 2008 through the professional development allowance of the institute.

Contact us

Venkatesa Perumal
Associate Professor and Head of the Department
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal
Srinivasnagar, Surathkal, Mangalore-575025. Karnataka, India.
Ph : +91-824-2473045
Fax: +91-824-2474039
E-mail: ee_hod[AT]nitk[DOT]edu[DOT]in

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