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.