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 and microgrids. Specifically, the ongoing research topics in the PSPAL include power system and microgrid protection, fault locating, dynamic/static state estimation, parameter identification, HVDC transmission systems, microgrid control and power system cyber security.


Graduate Students Opening (Deadline: Sep 30 2017, 1 position left)

PSPAL is seeking graduate (master and Ph.D.) students with self-motivation for academic year 2018. Candidates with backgrounds in Electrical Engineering & Automation, Power Systems, Power Electronics and other related disciplines are preferred. For full consideration, please send your application package (C.V., Transcript, and personal statement) to me at liuyu@shanghaitech.edu.cn.

Post-Doc Researchers Opening

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, control and optimization. A Ph.D. degree in electric power engineering, power system, power electronics or related areas is required. This post offers a highly competitive salary and benefits. If you are interested, please submit your application to sist@shanghaitech.edu.cn and cc me at liuyu@shanghaitech.edu.cn. Details can be found in this link.