Recently, the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE) announced the results of the selection of the 2023 CIGRE Ph.D. Thesis Award. Xu Luo, a Ph.D. graduated the Department of Electrical Engineering and Applied Electronics (EEA) at Tsinghua University in 2022, became the winner of the award.
Certificate of CIGRE Ph.D. Thesis Award
Xu Luo studied under Professor Guo Qinglai in EEA. His doctoral thesis was entitled “Integrated Analysis for Cyber-Physical Power Systems Considering the Impact of Communication Networks”. Currently, only one winner is selected globally for this award each year, and Xu Luo is the fifth winner of this award since its inception in 2018.
CIGRE, founded in 1921, is a non-governmental and non-profit international organization headquartered in France. It currently has more than 15,000 members from 98 countries and regions and is recognized as one of the most important global organizations covering many fields of power system technology, economics, environment, organization and management. It has made significant contributions to power system research, development and standardization.
CIGRE announced the award in its bi-monthly official magazine ELECTRA, praising Dr. Xu Luo’s Ph.D. thesis for solving several key problems in digital power systems, including integrated modeling, collaborative optimization, and stability analysis, extending the analysis and optimization methods of traditional power systems, and building a bridge for integrated analysis of power and communication.
The cyber-physical power safety analysis and regulation system developed on the basis of the research result of Dr. Xu Luo’s doctoral thesis is applied to many power grid companies in China, including State Grid Southwest Branch and Guangdong Power Grid, etc.
Xu Luo and Professor Guo Qinglai
Xu Luo, male, a Ph.D. graduated from Tsinghua University in 2022, is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Environmental Engineering at Princeton University in the United States, mainly engaged in interdisciplinary research on extreme climate and digital power system resilience. His part-time academic activities include being a member of the IEEE PES Energy Internet Coordination Committee, secretary of the CIGRE D2.56 Cyber-physical System Working Group, member of the IEEE PES Cyber-physical System Working Group, junior editor of the internationally renowned journal Applied Energy, and reviewer for more than ten internationally renowned journals. He received the honor of Outstanding Reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Best Paper Award of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in 2019, and Best Paper Award of the IEEE Energy Internet and Energy System Integration Conference. He published more than ten papers in top journals such as IEEE TSG/RSER/APEN, and was granted three Chinese invention patents and one US invention patent. He has received awards when studying in Tsinghua University, including the National Scholarship for Ph.D. students and the Social Practice Scholarship for Graduate Students at Tsinghua University. As a member of the badminton team of Tsinghua University, he played for the university and won third place in mixed doubles and fifth place in team competition at the Capital University Badminton Championship.