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 dealing with faults and tracking states/dynamics in power systems, power electronic systems and microgrids. Specifically, the ongoing research topics in the PSPAL include protection, fault locating, dynamic/static state estimation, parameter identification of power systems and microgrids, and condition monitoring of power electronic systems.

Graduate Students Openings

PSPAL is seeking graduate (master and Ph.D.) students with self-motivation for academic year 2021. Backgrounds in Electrical Engineering & Automation, Mathematics, 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.


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 .