Dr Ing. John Licari

Dr Ing. John Licari

Dr Ing. John Licari

  B.Eng.(Hons)(Melit.),Ph.D.(Cardiff),M.I.E.T.,S.M.I.E.E.E.

Senior Lecturer

Room 419
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 3650
Dr. Ing. John Licari received a First-Class B.Eng. (Hons) degree in electrical engineering from the University of Malta in 2008. He was awarded the Presidents’ Scholarship from Cardiff University in 2010 to carry out doctoral research in control of variable speed wind turbines. He completed his Ph.D. degree in 2013 and he is currently a senior lecturer and the Head of Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Malta. He is also an associate member of the Institute for Sustainable Energy at the same University. Dr. Licari has published more than 25 international peer-reviewed journal and conference papers on wind turbines, control of power converters for various applications, power systems, zero energy buildings, microgrids, and energy efficiency. He is a senior member of the IEEE, a member of the IET and CIGRE. He is also a member of the CIGRE working group B5.82. His research interests include control of wind turbines, microgrids, control of power electronic converters for grid integration of renewable energy sources, power quality and energy efficiency.
  • Control of Wind Turbines
  • Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Systems
  • Power Systems
  • Power Quality
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Smart Grids
  • Micro Grids
  • ENR3008 - Team Project
  • EPC3201 - Power Quality
  • EPC4104 - Power Electronic Converters and Distributed Generation
  • EPC5004 - Electrical Services in Buildings
  • EPC5110 - Energy Conversion Processes: Electrical Systems
Awards:
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MGSS Scholarship 2008
President's Scholarship 2009

Current Research Projects:
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Principal Investigator in Hybrid Energy Storage System (HESS) - Funded through MCST Sino-
Malta 2023 - €130k
Co-Investigator in Decarbonisation of Ports using microgrid technologies with shore and
offshore power (DISTRICT) - Funded through MCST Sino-Malta 2023 - €200k
Co-Investigator in High Reliability and High Power Density Starter/Generator System for MEA
(SGdrive) - Funded through MCST Sino-Malta 2023 - €200k
Principal Investigator in Reducing Energy Generated Intermittency Through Voltage Regulation
- EWA 65/22 - €120k
Co-Investigator in Advanced health evaluating and monitoring tool for aerospace electric
drives (eVAL) - Funded through FUSION R&I: Research Excellence Programme, REP-2023-006 - €80k
Co-Investigator in The research and development of an integrated hybrid electric drive system
for a hydrofoil boat (eHyfoil) - Funded through FUSION R&I: The R&I FUSION programme:
Commercialisation Voucher Programme (FUSION: CVP) - €19k
Co-Investigator in High power density, fully integrated, one-body solution, starter-generator
for light aircraft applications (HiGen) - Funded through FUSION R&I: The R&I FUSION
programme: Commercialisation Voucher Programme (FUSION: CVP) - €19k
Co-Investigator in Assessment of an emission control area in Maltese ports (ATLANTES) -
Setting up of transdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange (TRAKE) complex at the
University of Malta (ERDF.01.124) - €120k


Professional Affiliations:
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CoE - Chamber of Engineers - Warranted (Malta)
IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IET - Institute of Engineering and Technology
CIGRE - Conseil International Des Grands Réseaux Électriques

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