Power System Protection and Automation Laboratory (PSPAL)

A power grid is a network of electrical components to generate, transmit and distribute electric energy to customers. With ever larger demand for electric power, power systems are evolving with more complexity. Further, compared to today’s grid, future power grid will integrate more intermittent renewable generations such as Photovoltaic (PV) and Wind Turbines (WTs), which are typically interfaced with power electronics devices. These facts bring additional challenges to the controls and operations of the power grid.

The Power System Protection and Automation Laboratory (PSPAL) at ShanghaiTech University focuses on (1) dealing with faults and (2) tracking states/dynamics in power systems, power electronic systems and microgrids. Specifically, the ongoing research topics in the PSPAL include power system and microgrid protection, fault locating, dynamic/static state estimation, parameter identification and health management of power electronic systems.

Graduate Students Openings

PSPAL is seeking graduate (master and Ph.D.) students with self-motivation for academic year 2019. Backgrounds in Electrical Engineering & Automation, Electronic Engineering, Automation, Control or other related disciplines are required. Candidates with strong mathematical bases and strong logic thinking skills are preferred. For full consideration, please send your application package (C.V., Transcript, and personal statement) to Dr. Yu Liu at liuyu@shanghaitech.edu.cn.

电力系统保护与自动化实验室现招收2019级硕士/博士研究生。学生需要有较强的学习/科研热情,并拥有电气工程及其自动化、电子工程、自动化或控制等相关专业背景。本实验室将优先考虑数学基础较好、逻辑思维能力较强的学生。申请者请将你的简历、个人成绩单以及个人陈述发送给刘宇博士邮箱:liuyu@shanghaitech.edu.cn。

Post-Doc Researchers Openings

PSPAL is seeking Post-Doc Researchers with strong interests in power and energy areas including but not limited to power system/microgrid protection, fault locating, dynamic/static state estimation, control and optimization. A Ph.D. degree in electric power engineering, power system, power electronics, control or related areas is required. After finishing Post-Doc research, top Post-Docs have the opportunity to join ShanghaiTech as research assistant professors . Details can be found in this link.

电力系统保护与自动化实验室诚聘博士后研究人员。聘用人员将从事电力系统/微网的保护、故障定位、控制与优化等领域的前沿研究。申请者应拥有或即将获得电气工程、电力系统、电力电子、控制或相关专业博士学位;拥有电力系统/微电网保护、故障定位、控制或优化等相关经验者优先。优秀人员可在博后出站后留校工作(助理研究员,正式编制)。详见链接