Faculty Department

Vibhu Jately

Dr. Vibhu Jately

Assistant Professor (Selection Grade)

B.Tech. UPTU, Lucknow, India (2007)

MS: NJIT, USA (2009)

PhD: GBPUAT, Pantnagar, India (2017)

Post-Doc: MCAST Energy Research Group, Malta (EU) (2021)

Area of Specialization:

Power Electronics Applications in Power Systems, Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems, Smart Grids, Renewable Energy

Career Graph

Dr. Vibhu Jately received his Ph.D. degree from G. B. Pant University, Pantnagar, India. Following that, he worked as an Assistant Professor under United Nations Development Program within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Wollo University, Ethiopia. After that he worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for two years at MCAST Energy Research Group, Malta where he was a Task Leader of European H2020 projects. Currently he is working as an Assistant Professor (Selection Grade) within the Electrical Cluster at the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun, India. He has over 8 years of teaching and research experience. His area of interest includes power electronics applications in renewable energy systems and has worked in formulating MPPT algorithms, control strategies in grid integration of PVs, microgrids and optimization algorithms in PV applications. He is an active researcher and has published several research articles in top-quality peer-reviewed journals and international conferences.


Journal Articles (SCI-Indexed)

  • Jately, Vibhu; Azzopardi, Brian; Joshi, Jyoti; Venkateswaran, V. Balaji; Sharma, Abhinav; Arora, Sudha. “Comprehensive Review of Hill-Climbing MPPT Algorithms under Low Irradiance Levels” Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. Vol. 150. October 2021. (IF: 14.982) doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2021.111467
  • Jately, Vibhu; Bhattacharya, Somesh; Azzopardi, Brian; Montgareuil, Antoine Guerin de; Joshi, Jyoti; Arora, Sudha. “Voltage and Current Reference Based MPPT under Rapidly Changing Irradiance and Load Resistance” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion. Vol. 36. no. 3, pp. 2297-2309, September 2021. (IF: 4.501) doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/TEC.2021.3058454  
  • Jately, Vibhu; Arora, Sudha. “Development of a dual-tracking technique for extracting maximum power from PV systems under rapidly changing environmental conditions” Energy. Vol. 133. pp. 557–571. August 2017. (IF: 6.082) doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.05.049
  • Jain, Arpit; Sharma, Abhinav; Jately, Vibhu; Azzopardi, Brian; Choudhury, Sushabhan. “Real-Time Swing-up Control of Non-Linear Inverted Pendulum using Lyapunov based Optimized Fuzzy Logic Control” IEEE Access. Vol. 9. pp. 50715-50726. February 2021. (IF: 3.745) doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3058645
  • Sharma, Abhishek; Sharma, Abhinav; Averbukh, Moshe; Jately, Vibhu; Azzopardi, Brian. “An Effective Method for Parameter Estimation of a Solar Cell” Electronics. Vol. 10. Issue 3. pp. 1–22. January 2021. (IF: 2.412) doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10030312 
  • Sharma, Abhishek; Dasgotra, Ankit; Tiwari, Sunil; Sharma, Abhinav; Jately, Vibhu; Azzopardi, Brian. “Parameter Extraction of Photovoltaic module using Tunicate Swarm Algorithm” Electronics. Vol. 10. Issue 8. March 2021. (IF: 2.412) doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10080878
  • Joshi, Jyoti; Swami, Anurag; Jately, Vibhu; Azzopardi, Brian. “A Comprehensive Review of Control Strategies to Overcome Challenges during LVRT in PV Systems” IEEE Access. Vol. 9. pp. 121804-121834. August 2021. (IF: 3.367) doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3109050
  • Venkateswaran, V. Balaji; Jately, Vibhu; Azzopardi, Brian. “Techno-Economic Framework for Optimal Capacity Expansion of Active Microgrid in the Mediterranean: A Case Study in Malta” IEEE Access. Vol. 9 pp. 120451-120463. August 2021. (IF: 3.367) doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3108959
  • Sharma, Abhishek; Sharma, Abhinav; Dasgotra, Ankit; Jately, Vibhu; Ram, Mangey; Rajput, Shailendra; Averbukh, Moshe; Azzopardi, Brian. “Opposition-based Tunicate Swarm Algorithm for Parameter Optimization of Solar Cells” IEEE Access. (IF: 3.367) doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3110849
  • Jately, Vibhu; Azzopardi, Stefan, Venkateswaran, V. Balaji; Azzopardi, Brian. “Design and Performance Investigation of a Pilot Microgrid in the Mediterranean: MCAST Case Study,” Energies, Vol. 14. Issue 20. October 2021. (IF: 3.004) doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/en14206846
  • Shrivastava, Aayush; Sharma, Abhishek; Pandit, Manjaree; Jately, Vibhu; Azzopardi, Brian. “Hybrid protection scheme based optimal overcurrent relay coordination strategy for RE integrated power distribution grid” Energies, Vol. 14, Issue 21. October 2021. (IF: 3.004) doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/en14217192

Conference Proceedings

  • Joshi, Jyoti; Swami, Anurag; Jately, Vibhu; Azzopardi, Brian. “Performance Evaluation of Current Control Techniques for Grid Connected PV System under Unbalanced Grid Faults” The IEEE 48th International Photovoltaic Specialists (PVSC) Virtual Conference. June 2021. USA. (Scopus-Indexed)
  • Joshi, Jyoti; Swami, Anurag; Jately, Vibhu. “Active Power Curtailment in PV array under LVRT condition” The 4th Intelligent Communication, Control and Devices (ICICCD). November 2020. India.
  • Jately, Vibhu; Azzopardi, Brian; Mikalauskiene, Renata; Bhattacharya, Somesh. “Techno-Economic Assessment of PV System for self-consumption: Case Study Malta” The IEEE 47th International Photovoltaic Specialists (PVSC) Conference Virtual Meeting. June 2020. Canada. (Scopus-Indexed)
  • Azzopardi, Brian; Azzopardi, Stefan; Bartolo, Brian; Jately, Vibhu; Mikalauskiene, Renata; Bhattacharya, Somesh; Khalifeh, Ala; Hadjidemetriou, Lenos; Tsolakis, Apostolos; Ramos, JLM; Onen, Ahmet; Khiat, Mounir; Martensen, Nis; Borg, Nicholos; Camilleri, Tim. “Micro-grid campus concept from data to design: Case study Malta” The IEEE 47th International Photovoltaic Specialists (PVSC) Conference Virtual Meeting. June 2020. Canada. (Scopus-Indexed)
  • Bhattacharya, Somesh; Azzopardi, Brian; Bartolo, Brian; Mikalauskiene, Renata; Jately, Vibhu. “Energy-Water Nexus for a Comfort Maltese Household using PVs” The IEEE 47th International Photovoltaic Specialists Conference Virtual Meeting (IEEE PVSC). June 2020. Canada. (Scopus-Indexed)
  • Jately, Vibhu; Arora, Sudha; Azzopardi, Brian. “Design and Performance Evaluation of an Efficient Boost Converter for Renewable Energy Applications” The 19th Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) International Conference. November 2019. Malta. (Scopus-Indexed)
  • Sisay, Asefa; Jately, Vibhu. “Dynamic Performance of Grid-Connected Wind Farms with and Without UPFC: A Case Study on Ashagoda Wind Farm” The 3rd Intelligent Communication, Control and Devices (ICICCD). December 2018. India. (Scopus-Indexed)
  • Jately, Vibhu; Arora, Sudha. “Performance investigation of Hill-Climbing MPPT techniques for PV systems under rapidly changing environment” The 2nd Intelligent Communication, Control and Devices (ICICCD). April 2017. India. (Scopus-Indexed)
  • Jately, Vibhu; Arora, Sudha. “An efficient hill-climbing technique for peak power tracking of photovoltaic systems” The 7th IEEE Power India International Conference (PIICON). November 2016. India. (Scopus-Indexed)

Conference Posters, Presentations and Webinars

  • Jately, Vibhu. “Photovoltaic Systems: Design aspects and MPPT Algorithms” Recent Innovations in Renewable Energy Technologies and Smart Grids. July 2020. India.
  • Azzopardi, Brian; Mikalauskiene, Renata; Jately, Vibhu; Mutale, Joseph; Aguado Alonso, Monica; Rodriguez Henche, Maria Jesus; Mailley, Sophie; Guerin de Montgareuil, Antoine. “The JUMP2Excel Initiative: Joint Universal Activities for Mediterranean PV Integration Excellence” The 29th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference (Asia PVSEC-29). November 2019. China.
  • Jately, Vibhu. “A Case Study of MCAST Microgrid” The 3rd MCAST Energy Day Conference. October 2019. Malta.


  • Jately, Vibhu; Joshi, Jyoti; Jatley, Rajendra Kumar. “Climate change and Covid-19: An Interplay” in Use of AI, Robotics, and Modern Tools to Fight Covid-19. River Publishers. February 2021. (Scopus-Indexed)

Professional Memberships/Fellowships/Awards:

Member IEEE

  • Life member of Instrument Society of India
  • Life member of Indian Society for Technical Education