Dr. Linquan Bai

Systems Engineering and Engineering Management
Assistant Professor
Cameron 220
704-687-5918

Personal website:  https://sites.google.com/site/eelinquanbai/

Biography:

I am currently an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I received my B.S. and M.S. degrees both in electrical engineering from Tianjin University in 2010 and 2013, respectively, and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA, in 2017. I worked as a Research Aide at Argonne National Laboratory in 2016. From 2016-2018, I worked as a Consulting Engineer on electricity markets and GridView software at ABB Power Grids, ABB Inc., Raleigh, NC, USA. My research interests are in the areas of DER optimization and control, power system operation under uncertainties, multi-energy system integration, and electricity markets. 

 

I am an IEEE Senior Member and serve as an editor of Journal of Modern Power and Clean Energy, the Secretary of IEEE Working Group on Data-driven DER Operation and Economics, the Secretary of IEEE Task Force on Advanced Methods for Computational Intensive Power System Planning Applications, and Session Chair of 2019 IEEE Power and Energy General Meeting and 2019 North American Power Symposium.

 

Education:

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2017
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Tianjin University, 2013
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Tianjin University, 2010

Classes:

  • EMGT 5201: Fundamentals of Deterministic System Analysis
  • SEGR 2105 Computational Methods for Systems Engineering I
  • EMGT 5964, Case Studies in the Energy Industry

Research:

  • Power system optimization and economics
  • Distributed optimization and control of DERs in distribution power grids
  • Stochastic optimization for power system operation under uncertainties
  • Machine learning for cybersecurity, monitoring and control of power grids
  • Distribution and wholesale electricity market design and modeling

Honors & Awards:

  • John H. Maxheim Faculty Fellowship, UNC Charlotte, 2020
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Modern Power and Clean Energy, 2019
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Modern Power and Clean Energy, 2018
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, 2017
  • Chancellor Award, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2017
  • Best Reviewer Award, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 2017
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Modern Power and Clean Energy, 2017
  • 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting Best Conference Paper, 2016
  • Outstanding Contribution to Reviewing, Applied Energy, 2016
  • Outstanding Contribution to Reviewing, Electric Power System Research, 2016
  • National Graduate Scholarship of China, 2012

Professional affiliations:

  • IEEE Senior Member, IEEE PES Member
  • Reviewer for over 20 journals and conferences including IEEE Transactions on Power Systems/Smart Grid/Sustainable Energy, Applied Energy, IEEE Power and Energy General Meeting, etc.