Dr Ing. John Licari

Dr Ing. John Licari

Dr Ing. John Licari


Senior Lecturer

Room 419
Engineering Building
University of Malta
  +356 2340 3650
Dr. Ing. John Licari graduated with First Class Honours in Electrical Engineering from the University of Malta in 2008 and started his career in 2009, where he worked as a research engineer in the local industry. During this time he was also engaged in lecturing and laboratory sessions with the Departments of Electronics and Industrial Electrical Power Conversion.

Towards the end of 2009 he was appointed assistant Lecturer with the Department of Industrial Electrical Power Conversion. In 2010, he was awarded a President's scholarship from Cardiff University to pursue doctoral research in the area of renewable energy.

John was awarded a Ph.D degree in February 2013 for his work in the area of control of wind turbines. His research was mainly concerned with the development of control algorithms for loads alleviation and grid integration of wind turbines.

He is the author of a number of international peer-reviewed journals and conference publications.
  • Control of Wind Turbines
  • Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Systems
  • Power Systems
  • Power Quality
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Smart Grids
  • Micro Grids

Licari, J., Ugalde-Loo, C.E., Ekanayake, J. & Jenkins, N. 2014, "Performance and stability analysis of two torsional vibration dampers for variable-speed wind turbines in the presence of model uncertainties", Wind Energy, .

Licari, J., Ekanayake, J. & Jenkins, N. 2013, "Investigation of a speed exclusion zone to prevent tower resonance in variable-speed wind turbines", IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 977-984.

Licari, J., Ekanayake, J. & Moore, I. 2013, "Inertia Response from Full-power converter based permanent magnet wind generators", Automation of Electric Power Systems - Special Issue on Wind Power Technologies, vol. 1, no. Special Issue on Wind Power Technologies, pp. 26-33.

Licari, J., Ugalde-Loo, C.E., Ekanayake, J. & Jenkins, N. 2012, "Comparison of the performance of two torsional vibration dampers considering model uncertainties and parameter variation", EWEA.

Licari, J., Ugalde-Loo, C.E., Ekanayake, J. & Jenkins, N. 2012, "Damping of Torsional Vibrations in a Variable-Speed Wind Turbine", IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 172-180.

Licari, J., Ugalde-Loo, C.E., Liang, J., Ekanayake, J. & Jenkins, N. 2012, "Torsional Damping considering both Shaft and Blade Flexibilities", Wind Engineering, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 181-196.

  • ENR5006 - Research Methods for Engineering
  • ENR5026 - Science Communication in Engineering
  • EPC1101 - Electrical Circuit Theory 1
  • EPC1202 - Introduction to Electrical Energy System
  • EPC3201 - Power Quality
  • EPC5110 - Energy Conversion Processes: Electrical Systems
  • EPC5111 - Renewable Energy Technologies - Electrical
MGSS Scholarship 2008
President's Scholarship 2009

Professional Affiliations:
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