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Bio Sketch

Dr. Qinran Hu received a B.S degree in electrical engineering from Chien-Shiung Wu College, Southeast University, Nanjing, China in 2010, an M.S. degree, and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from The University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2013 and 2015, respectively. From 2015-2018, he worked as a postdoc at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science. In Oct. 2018, Qinran Hu joined the School of Electrical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, China.

From 2010 to 2015, Dr. Hu mentored more than 40 undergraduate students for their senior design projects based on a smart home energy management testbed prototype designed by him at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Also, he published a paper about this experience on IEEE Trans. on Education titled “A smart home test bed for undergraduate education to bridge the curriculum gap from traditional power systems to modernized smart grids.” In 2014, he received a student mentor award from CURENT Power System Research Center. Also, he served as a guest lecturer for the course: “Power System Optimization Theory and Technology” (in English) at Southeast University, China. In 2016, he was lab assistant for “PID control of a robot via the feedback from motion capture system” at Harvard. In 2017, he was the teaching fellow for the course “Energy and Climate: Vision for the Future” at Harvard (Score 4.2/5). Besides, he also served as a teaching assistant for many undergraduate and graduate courses, including power system economics, power system steady-state analysis, power system transient analysis, circuits, etc.

Dr. Hu has some industrial experience. He did internships at ABB Cooperate Research Center (CRC), Raleigh, NC in 2013, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN in 2015.

Research Interests

  • Grid-forming virtual power plant
  • DERs' aggregation
  • Economic analysis of energy systems


  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, The University of Tennessee Knoxville, USA, 2015
  • B.E. in Electrical Engineering, Southeast University, China, 2010

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Southeast University, 2018/10 – Now
  • Postdoc Fellow, Harvard University, 2015/09 – 2018/09
  • Intern, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2015/06 – 2015/08
  • Intern, ABB CRC, 2013/05 – 2013/07



  • Senior Member, IEEE and IEEE Power and Energy Society, since 2021
  • Vice-Chair, IEEE PES Subcommittee on Technologies for GHG Mitigation & Adaptation, since 2020
  • General Secretary, IEEE PES (China) Subcommittee on Electrical equipment and new materials, since 2020
  • General Secretary, China Electric Power Education Association, Committee on Electrical Engineering, since 2019
  • Secretary, IEEE PES WG on Demand Response, since 2018
  • Secretary, IEEE PES WG on Low Carbon Energy System Transition and Policy, since 2018
  • Member, China Simulation Federation, since 2020
  • Member, Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering, since 2019
  • Member, North American Chinese Power Professional Association, since 2011
  • Secretary, IEEE PES Subcommittee on Technologies for GHG Mitigation & Adaptation, 2018–2020
  • Secretary, IEEE PES WG on Data-Driven DER Operations and Economics, 2018–2020
  • Member, IEEE and IEEE Power and Energy Society, 2015-2021
  • Student Member, IEEE and IEEE Power and Energy Society, 2011–2015

Editor and Conference Committee Service


  • AE, IET Renewable Power Generation, since 2019
  • AE, IET Generation, Transmission, and Generation, since 2019
  • Guest Editor, Frontiers in Eenergy Research
  • AE, Energies, 2021
  • Guest Editor, Sustainability, 2020

Conf. Committee

  • TPC member, European Conference on Electronic Engineering(ECEE)2022
  • TPC member, International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Green Energy(CEEGE)2022
  • OC member, IEEE Sustainable Power and Energy Conference(iSPEC)2021
  • TPC member, IET International Conference on Renewable Power Generation(RPG)2019
  • TPC member, IEEE PES International Conference on DRPT 2015

Public and Volunteer Service

  • Member, Nanjing Youth Foundation, since 2021
  • Member, Jiangsu Youth Science and Technology Workers Association, since 2018
  • Member, China Synergy Program for Outstanding Youth, since 2007
  • Mentor, Applied Energy Summer Camp, Elsevier Press, 2017
  • Event Coordinator, Confucius Institute at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, 2012–2015
  • Mentor & Seminar Coordinator, Center for Ultra-Wide-Area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks, 2012–2015
  • Vice President, Student Union of Chien-Shiung Wu College, Southeast University, 2008–2009
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