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Xiaonan Lu, Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, Temple University

Department Faculty Profile

Email: xiaonan.lu@temple.edu

Google Scholar Profile

Phone: 215-204-5344 


Address: 1947 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Dr. Xiaonan Lu is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, Temple University. He received his B.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2008 and 2013, respectively. From Sep 2010 to Aug 2011, he was a guest Ph.D. student at the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark. From Oct 2013 to Dec 2014, he was a Postdoc Research Associate at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. From Jan 2015 to Jul 2018, he was with Argonne National Laboratory, first as a Postdoc Appointee and then as an Energy Systems Scientist. In Jul 2018, he joined the College of Engineering, Temple University. Dr. Lu performs research in the areas of power electronics and power systems. His research interests include modeling and control of situation-aware power electronic inverters, dynamic formation of networked AC and DC microgrids, power electronics intensive power systems, AI-aided inverter control and design, real-time power and controller hardware-in-the-loop, etc. 

Dr. Lu was the recipient of the Outstanding Postdoc Performance Award at Argonne National Laboratory in 2016 and the recipient of the IEEE Philadelphia Section Delaware Valley Young Electrical Engineer of the Year in 2020. He serves as the Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, the Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, the Editor for IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, and the Editor for IEEE Power Engineering Letters. He also serves as the Guest Associate Editor for multiple special issues in the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, among others, focusing on the topics of inverter modeling and control, AC and DC microgrids, cyber-secure power electronics, etc. He was recognized as the Outstanding Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics in 2013, the Outstanding Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid in 2015, and the Star Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion in 2019. Six of Dr. Lu’s journal publications are recognized as the Top 1% Highly Cited Publications by Thomson Reuters Web of Science.

Postdoc Researcher

Yuhua Du

Yuhua received his master’s and Ph.D. degree from North Carolina State University in 2013 and 2019, respectively. He was a Research Aide at Argonne National Laboratory in 2018, and he is currently a Postdoc Research Associate at Temple University. His research interests focus on inverter dominated networked microgrids, and AI-aided power grid modeling and control.

Ph.D. Students

Yuxi Men

Yuxi received his master’s degree from Lehigh University in 2018, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree at Temple University. His research interests focus on hybrid and networked AC and DC microgrids, and AI-aided modeling and control of inverter dominated power grids.

Lizhi Ding

Lizhi received his master’s degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2019, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree at Temple University. His research interests focus on dynamic modeling of grid-forming and grid-following inverters, and solid-state power substation.

Elliott Fix

Elliott received his bachelor’s degree from Temple University in 2020, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree at Temple University. His research interests focus on active stabilization of power electronics intensive DC-coupled energy systems, and renewable energy integration.

Dongsen Sun

Dongsen received her 1st Ph.D. degree from Beijing Jiaotong University in 2013, and is currently pursuing her 2nd Ph.D. degree at Temple University. Her research interests focus on modeling, control, and protection of power electronic inverters (co-supervised by Dr. Liang Du).

Undergraduate Students

Zenon Matychak

Zenon is a senior undergraduate student in electrical engineering. He works on Python-based real-time stability monitoring and visualization of power electronics intensive power systems.

Dakota Vadimsky

Dakota is a senior undergraduate student in electrical engineering. He works on AI-aided inverter control for renewable energy integration.

Alumni

Elliott Fix, BS 2020, previously worked as an undergraduate researcher on modeling and control of DC microgrids, and now pursuing his Ph.D. degree at Temple University.

Martin Mark, BS 2020, previously worked as an undergraduate researcher on impedance estimation of power electronic inverters, and now at Philadelphia Electrical Equipment Co.

James Lin, BS 2019, previously worked as an undergraduate researcher on modeling of electrical distribution feeders inverter-based energy storage, and now at Amtrak.