Biography

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 student mentor award in from CURENT Power System Research Center. Also, he served as 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
  • Reliable demand aggregation 
  • Economic analysis of energy systems
  • Power system data analysis

Education

  • 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

Services

– Organization

  • Vice-Chair, IEEE PES Subcommittee on Technologies for GHG Mitigation & Adaptation, since 2020
  • General Secretary, China Electric Power Education Association, Committee on Electrical Engineering, since 2019
  • General Secretary, IEEE PES (China) Subcommittee on Electrical equipment and new materials, since 2020
  • 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, Jiangsu Youth Science and Technology Workers Association, since 2018
  • Member, IEEE and IEEE Power and Energy Society, since 2016
  • 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
  • Student Member, IEEE and IEEE Power and Energy Society, 2011 – 2015

– Editor and Conference Committee Service

— Editor
  • IET Renewable Power Generation
  • IET Generation, Transmission, and Generation
— Conf. Committee
  • IEEE PES international conference on DRPT
  • IET International conference on Renewable Power Generation

– Public and Volunteer Service

  • Mentor, Applied Energy Summer Camp, Elsevier Press
  • Member, China Synergy Program for Outstanding Youth, 2007 – present
  • 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