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 location, dynamic/static state estimation, parameter identification of power systems, and condition monitoring of power electronic systems. With advanced modeling and AI techniques, the group also develops model-driven and physics-informed data-driven approaches for fault diagnosis of power systems and power electronics systems.

Graduate Students Openings

PSPAL is seeking graduate (master and Ph.D.) students with self-motivation for academic year 2024. 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.