Dr. Ankur Bhattacharjee

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Renewable energy, Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Microgrids, Energy Storage Systems, AI-Machine Learning in Renewable Energy Systems
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal


International Journals:

1. Ankur Bhattacharjee, Hiranmay Saha. "Design and experimental validation of a generalized electrical equivalent model of Vanadium Redox Flow Battery for interfacing with Renewable energy sources". Journal of Energy Storage, Elsevier. vol.13, pp.220-232, Oct 2017. 10.1016/j.est.2017.07.016,  IF:9.4
2. Ankur Bhattacharjee*, Anirban Roy, Nipak Banerjee, Snehangshu Patra, Hiranmay Saha. "Precision dynamic equivalent circuit model of a Vanadium Redox Flow Battery and determination of circuit parameters for its optimal performance in renewable energy applications". Journal of Power Sources, Elsevier. vol.396, pp.506-518, Aug 2018. 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2018.06.017  IF:9.2
3. Ankur Bhattacharjee*, Hiranmay Samanta, Nipak Banerjee, Hiranmay Saha. "Development and validation of a real time flow control integrated MPPT charger for solar PV applications of Vanadium Redox Flow Battery". Journal of Energy Conversion and Management, Elsevier. vol.171, pp.1449-1462, Jul 2018. 10.1016/j.enconman.2018.06.088    IF: 10.4 
4. Ankur Bhattacharjee*, Hiranmay Saha. "Development of an efficient thermal management system for Vanadium Redox Flow Battery under different charge-discharge conditions". Applied Energy, Elsevier. vol.230, pp.1182-1192, Nov 2018. 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.09.056   IF: 11.2
5. Tathagata Sarkar, Ankur Bhattacharjee*, Kanak Mukherjee, Konika Das Bhattcharya, Hiranmay Saha. "Energy Non Availability in Distribution Grid with Heavy Penetration of Solar Power: Assessment and Mitigation through Solar Smoother". Energies. vol.11, no.4, pp.2-19, Mar 2018. 
10.3390/en11040709. IF:3.4
6. Tathagata Sarkar, Ankur Bhattacharjee*, Hiranmay Samanta, Konika Das Bhattacharya, Hiranmay Saha. "Optimal design and implementation of Solar PV-Wind-Biogas-VRFB storage integrated Smart Hybrid Microgrid for ensuring zero loss of power supply probability". Energy Conversion and Management, Energy Conversion and Management, Elsevier, 2019, Vol. 191, pp. 102-118, 
10.1016/j.enconman.2019.04.025   IF: 10.4


7.  Hiranmay Samanta, Ankur Bhattacharjee*, Moumita Pramanik, Abhijit Das, Konika Das Bhattacharya, Hiranmay Saha, “Internet of Things based Smart Energy Management in a Vanadium Redox Flow Battery storage integrated Bio-Solar Microgrid”, Journal of Energy Storage, Elsevier, Vol. 32, pp. 101967, 2020. 10.1016/j.est.2020.101967    IF: 9.4


8.  Ankur Bhattacharjee, Rakesh Kumar Mohanty, Aritra Ghosh, Design of an Optimized Thermal Management System for Li-Ion Batteries under Different Discharging Conditions, Energies, Vol. 13, pp. 1-13, 2020.  10.3390/en13215695,     IF: 3.4


9. Nawin Ra, Ankur Bhattacharjee*, An Extensive Study and Analysis of System Modeling and Interfacing of Vanadium Redox Flow Battery, Energy Technology, Wiley, Vol. 9 (9), pp. 2000708, 2020, 10.1002/ente.202000708,   IF: 3.8


10. Ankur Bhattacharjee*, Hiranmay Samanta, Aritra Ghosh, Tapas K Mallick, Samarjit Sengupta, Hiranmay Saha, Optimized integration of Hybrid Renewable Sources with long life Battery Energy Storage in Microgrids for peak power shaving and demand side management under different Tariff scenario, Energy Technology, Wiley, Vol. 9(9), pp. 210099, 2021,   I.F: 3.8


11. Prasanth K Enaganti, Ankur Bhattacharjee*, Aritra Ghosh, Yusuf N Chanchangi, Chanchal Chakraborty, Tapas K Mallick, Sanket Goel, Experimental Investigations for Dust build-up on Low-Iron Glass exterior and its effects on the performance of Solar PV systems, Energy, Elsevier, Vol. 239 (C)2022,  IF: 8.857


12. Hiranmay Samanta, Abhijit Das, Indrajt Bose, Joydip Jana, Ankur Bhattacharjee*, Konika Das Bhattacharya, Samarjit Sengupta and Hiranmay Saha, Field-Validated Communication Systems for Smart Microgrid Energy Management in a Rural Microgrid Cluster, Energies 14(19), 6329, 2021   IF: 3.4


13. Alex Caines, Aritra Ghosh, Ankur Bhattacharjee, Adam Feldman, The Grid Independence of an Electric Vehicle Charging Station with Solar and Storage, Electronics, Vol 10(23), 2940, 2021,     IF: 2.9


14. Nawin Ra, Ankur Bhattacharjee*, "Optimizing Vanadium Redox Flow Battery system power loss using Particle Swarm Optimization technique under different operating conditions", International Journal of Energy Research, Wiley, Vol. 46, pp. 17346 -17361, 2022, DOI: 10.1002/er.8402   IF: 4.672


15. Nawin Ra, Ankur Bhattacharjee*“Prediction of vanadium redox flow battery storage system power loss under different operating conditions: Machine learning based approach”, International Journal of Energy Research, Wiley, pp. 1-13, 2022,  DOI: 10.1002/er.8757  IF: 4.672


16. Sayan Kanungo, Ankur Bhattacharjee, Aritra Ghosh*, “Comparative Analysis of LiMPO4 (M = Fe, Co, Cr, Mn, V) as Cathode Materials for Lithium-Ion Battery Applications-A First-Principle-Based Theoretical Approach”, Nanomaterials, Vol. 12 (19), pp. 3266, 2022, DOI.  I.F: 5.719 


17. Debojyoti Chakraborty, Jayeeta Mondal, Hrishav Bakul Barua, Ankur Bhattacharjee, “Computational Solar Energy - Ensemble Learning Methods for Prediction of Solar Power Generation based on Meteorological Parameters in Eastern India”, Renewable Energy Focus, Elsevier, Vol. 44, pp. 277-294, 2023, DOI    I.F:  4.8


18. Nawin Ra, Aritra Ghosh, Ankur Bhattacharjee*,  "IoT-based smart energy management for solar vanadium redox flow battery powered switchable building glazing satisfying the HVAC system of EV charging stations", Energy Conversion and Management, Elsevier,  Vol. 281, pp. 116851, 2023, DOI.  I.F: 10.4

* Corresponding Author



International Conferences:

1. Ankur Bhattacharjee, Hiranmay Saha. "A Generic Electro-Thermal Characteristic Model of Vanadium Redox Flow Battery under Different Charging Conditions". International Conference Advances in Energy Research, (ICAER), IIT Bombay, India. vol.5, Dec 2015
2. Ankur Bhattacharjee, Dipak Kr. Mandal, Hiranmay Saha. "Optimized power management of a Storage enabled DC grid tied Solar PV power system". International Conference and Exhibition on Smart Grid and Smart Cities. New Delhi, India, India, vol.2, Mar 2016
3. Ankur Bhattacharjee, Hiranmay Saha. "Demand side power management of a Grid connected Solar PV system with Vanadium Redox Flow Battery storage". European PVSEC (PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition), Munich, Germany, vol.32, Jun 2016
4. Ankur Bhattacharjee, Dipak Kr. Mandal, Hiranmay Saha. "Design of an optimized Battery Energy Storage enabled Solar PV Pump for Rural Irrigation". IEEE International conference on Power Electronics Intelligent Control & Energy Systems, New Delhi, India, Jul 2016,10.1109/ICPEICES.2016.7853237
5. Nirabhra Mandal, Bijit Kumar Dey, Abhishek Paul, Ankur Bhattacharjee*. "MATLAB/Simulink model of stand-alone Solar PV system with MPPT enabled optimized Power conditioning unit". IEEE 7th Annual Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, University of British Columbia, Canada, vol.7, Oct 2016,10.1109/IEMCON.2016.7746319
6. Bijit Kumar Dey, Imran Khan, Nirabhra Mandal, Ankur Bhattacharjee*. "Mathematical modelling and characteristic analysis of Solar PV Cell". IEEE 7th Annual Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, University of British Columbia, Canada, vol.7, PP.1-5,Oct2016,10.1109/IEMCON.2016.7746318
7. Ankur Bhattacharjee*, Tathagata Sarkar, Hiranmay Saha. "Peak power shav ing using Vanadium Redox Flow Battery for large scale grid connected Solar PV power system". International Conference on Large-Scale Grid integration of Renewable Energy in India, New Delhi, India, Sep 2017
8. Nirabhra Mandal, Bijit Kumar Dey, Abhishek Paul, Ankur Bhattacharjee*. "A novel three phase 5-Level inverter control and its performance analysis for a grid connected solar PV power system". International Conference Advances in Energy Research, (ICAER), IIT Bombay, India. vol.6, Dec 2017
9. Bijit Kumar Dey, Nirabhra Mandal, Ankur Bhattacharjee*. "A novel ANN-SMC based maximum power point tracking for efficient DC stage conversion of a solar PV power plant". International Conference Advances in Energy Research, (ICAER), IIT Bombay, India. vol.6, Dec 2017
10. Sourish Ganguly, Subhrasish Pal, Ahana Ghosh, Imran Khan, Ankur Bhattacharjee*. "Design of an efficient Solar PV Battery Charge Controller under dynamic Motor load conditions". IEEE International conference on Power Electronics Intelligent Control & Energy Systems, Delhi Technological University, India, vol.2, Oct 2018.


11. Hiranmay Samanta, Moumita Pramanik, Abhijit Das, Ankur Bhattacharjee, Konika Das Bhattacharya, Nirmal Deb, Samarjit Sengupta, Hiranmay Saha, Development of a novel controller for DC-DC boost converter for DC Microgrid,  IEEE TENCON, 17-20th Oct. 2019.


12. Ankur Bhattacharjee, Hiranmay Samanta, Hiranmay Saha, Power Control and demand side management for a Solar PV-Wind-Biomass-VRFB storage integrated DC hybrid microgrid, International Conference on Impact of Changing Energy Mix in Power Sector, 23-24th Nov. 2019.


13Sourish Ganguly, Subhrasish Pal, Ankur Bhattacharjee*, Development of a dynamic battery model and estimation of equivalent electrical circuit parameters, 7th International Conference Advances in Energy Research, (ICAER) IIT Bombay, 10-12th Dec. 2019


14. Md. Abu Fazal, Ridhi Lakhotia, Ajay Yadav, Ankur Bhattacharjee*, Design and development of an economical and reliable Solar Powered Trash Compactor, 7th International Conference Advances in Energy Research, (ICAER) IIT Bombay, 10-12th Dec. 2019


15. Nawin Ra, Ankur Bhattacharjee, Optimized integration of VRFB storage with grid-tied solar PV power system to mitigate voltage instability due to high PV penetration, 37th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC), 7-11th Sept. 2020


16. Prasanth Kumar, Ankur Bhattacharjee*, Aritra Ghosh, Sanket Goel, Experimental studies on the natural dust accumulation on Low-Iron Glass surface and its impact on the Solar Photovoltaic system performance, 30th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference (PVSEC 30) and Global Photovoltaic Conference (GPVC 2020), Republic of Korea, 8-13th Nov. 2020


17. Bikram Kumar SamantaArchisman KarSayantan Chanda, Ankur Bhattacharjee,  Design of DC-DC converter-based interfacing for Vanadium Redox Flow Battery,  IEEE- Innovations in Energy Management and Renewable Resources, 5-7th Feb. 2021.


18. Sruthi Elaprolu, Ankur Bhattacharjee*, "Machine learning based prediction of Solar Power plant performance under the impact of natural dust accumulation", International Conference Advances in Energy Research, (ICAER), IIT Bombay, India. vol.7, 7-9th July 2022.


19. Nawin Ra, Ankur Bhattacharjee*, “Vanadium Redox Flow Battery System Power Loss Optimization: Genetic Algorithm based Approach”, IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics and Energy, India, vol. 2, 3rd – 5th Jan., 2023.


20. Nawin Ra, Sahil Varman, Antony Joseph, Ankur Bhattacharjee*, “Prediction of optical performance of solar PV under the impact of natural dust accumulation: Machine Learning approach”, IEEE Global Conference on Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Technologies (GlobConHT), Maldives National University, 11th  – 12th  March., 2023.


21. Deepak Kr. Chaudhary, Ankur Bhattacharjee*, "Modeling and performance analysis of a bio-waste

hydrogen fed Fuel Cell Stack integrated local load", International Conference on Innovations in Clean Energy Technology (ICET), National Institute of Technology Bhopal, 8-10th April, 2023.



Ankur Bhattacharjee, Suman Saha, “Intelligent Battery Charge Controllers for stand-alone solar PV systems – Basic concept, Modelling, Implementation”, LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany, 2013, ISBN: 978-3659401831


Book Chapter(s): 

1. Sourish Ganguly, Subhradeep Pal, Ankur Bhattacharjee*, “Development of a dynamic battery model and estimation of equivalent electrical circuit parameters”, Editors: Manaswita Bose, Anish Modi, Publisher: Springer, 18th Oct. 2020. 

2. Nawin Ra, Ankur Bhattacharjee*, "Optimized Electrical Interface for a Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB) Storage System: Modeling, Development and Implementation", CRC Press, 7th June 2021. 

3. Arjun Dutta, Ankur Bhattacharjee*, Abhijit Kar Gupta, Chapter "Development of a Low Cost Autonomous Car Parking System: Towards Smart City", CRC Press, 1st Oct. 2021.  

4. Sayantan Chanda, Chayan Bandopadhyay, Maitreyee Banerjee, Shalini Mondol, Ankur Bhattacharjee*, "Automatic Speed Control of a Three Phase Induction Motor by Variable Frequency Drive", Publisher: CRC Press, 1st Oct. 2021 

5. N Anand, Ankur Bhattacharjee, K. Supradeepan, Satyapaul Singh, Canchal Chakraborty, P. Sankar Ganesh*, "Conversion of Biogas Generated from Anaerobic Digestion of Food Waste to Electricity Using Internal Combustion Engine and Fuel Cell", Publisher: Springer Nature (Accepted for publication), Date: 19th May, 2022