Unnikrishnan Raveendran Nair

Unnikrishnan Raveendran Nair

Early Stage Researcher

Automatic Control Department
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

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Unnikrishnan Raveendran Nair was born in Thiruvanathapuram, India, in 1989. He got his Bachelors in Electrical and Electronics from Kerala University (India) in 2011 and later worked for two years in Indian oil. He completed his Masters in Power Electronics and Drives from Aalborg University (Denmark) in 2015. During his Masters he was involved in projects for control of grid connected wind power systems and high frequency converter design for dielectric heating. Afterwards, he worked as Research Assistant at Aalborg University, where he was involved in the IEPE project. He worked in the development of high frequency SiC power modules and the design of RF power converters to be used in Float Zone application for ultra-pure silicon wafer manufacturing. In December 2016 he joined UPC in Barcelona for his doctoral studies in Control and Management of Storage Elements in micro-grids under the INCITE project.

My project:

Control and management of storage elements in micro-grids

Advisor: Ramon Costa Castelló


An overview of micro-grid architecture with hybrid storage elements and its control, U. Raveendran Nair, R. Costa Castelló, Proceedings del XV Simposio CEA de Ingeniería de Control, 2017, 17-23

Grid voltage regulation using a reset PI+CI controller for Energy storage systems, U. Raveendran Nair, R. Costa-Castelló, A. Baños, IFAC PapersOnLine 51-4 (2018) 226–231

Blog entries:

The role of Electrical storage systems in future grids

An evolution towards smart grids: the role of storage systems