Dr. Jimmy Chih-Hsien PENG

Dr. Jimmy Chih-Hsien Peng is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore. Previously, he was part of the start-up team at the Masdar Institute (now part of the Khalifa University), United Arab Emirates. In 2013, he was appointed as a Visiting Scientist with Research Laboratory of Electronics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts. He later became a Visiting Assistant Professor at MIT in 2014. 

He currently serves as the secretary for IEEE PES Working Group on High-Performance Computing for Power Grid Analysis and Operation. He is also a committee member for SPRING Singapore's SS 535 Standard -- Code of Practice for Installation, Operation, Maintenance, Performance and Construction Requirements of Mains Failure Standby Generating Systems. SPRING is an agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore. Previously, he served on Standards New Zealand --- a business unit within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand. He was nominated by the IEC National Committee of New Zealand to join the IEC Young Professionals Program in 2011.

Current and Past Teaching:

EE3506 - Introduction to Electrical Energy Systems

EE5702 - Advanced Power Systems Analysis

EPE606 - Power System Stability Analysis

EPE502 - Dynamic Systems and Control 

SSC501 - Spacecraft Systems and Design

FDN455 - Introduction to Power Systems

FDN474 - Signals and Systems

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Network Stability and Control

Data analytics and control theories for managing microgrids, distributed generations, and storage

2008 - 2012

University of Auckland

Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Security of Cyber-Physical System

System resilience against malicious attacks, society-in-the-loop design of future network operation

Microgrid

Design and demonstrate resilient topologies to facilitate energy-saving and grid-support services

2003 - 2008

University of Auckland

B.E. (1st Hons.) in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Dr. John Long Soon - Research Fellow

John Long Soon received the Master and Ph.D. Degrees in electrical engineering from The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, in 2015 and 2019, respectively.

 

In 2010, he joined the Mitsuho Electronics SDN BHD as R&D electrical engineer where he was responsible for software/hardware development design including LED ballast, motor drive applications, switch mode power supply and transceiver modules. He was a school of EIE faculty member with The University of Sydney in 2019 as a technical officer to support the laboratory course teaching and design the educational learning kits. His current research interest includes fault-tolerant converters, reliability of power electronics and converter topologies. He was a recipient of the Best Paper Award in the category of Emerging Power Electronic Technique at the IEEE PEDS 2015 in Sydney conference.

Gurupraanesh RAMAN - Ph.D. Candidate

Gurupraanesh received his B.Tech. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2016 from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) - Tiruchirappalli, India. He was a recipient of the gold medal and the President medal at NIT Tiruchirappalli. He joined PSRL in 2016, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree at the National University of Singapore under the President's Graduate Fellowship programme.

His research interests include the stability analysis and control of islanded microgrids. His specific focus is on the development of control strategies to expand the stabilty region of droop-controlled inverters, and for handling stability contingencies.

Full resume available here.

Gururaghav RAMAN - Ph.D. Candidate

Gururaghav received his B.Tech. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and was a gold medalist at the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India in 2016. His bachelor thesis investigated issues in the power electronic control and maximum power point tracking of photovoltaic systems. 

 

Gururaghav joined PEng Lab in 2016, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore. His research deals with understanding and modeling human behaviors in complex networks such as the power grid. Specifically, his research is focused on investigating how consumer behaviors could introduce new vulnerabilities in the power system and other critical infrastructure such as urban transportation networks.

 

Read full resume here.

Andrey GORBUNOV - Ph.D. Candidate

Andrey received his Bachelor in Applied Mathematics and Physics with honors from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) in 2017. By the end of the third year at (MIPT), he started to work at the Institute of Energy Systems under Dmitry A. Novitsky’s supervision. Firstly, he was involved in the development of a group regulator of active and reactive power for the isolated microgrid. His next project was the development of a new functional architecture for the System Operator of Russia, where Andrey Gorbunov investigated the connection between selections of generating equipment (Unit Commitment problem) with intraday optimization on balancing market (Optimal Power Flow problem). In July 2015, Andrey defended the Bachelor’s thesis at MIPT on this topic.

Moreover from September 2015 to 2017, Andrey studied at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (SkolTech) for his Master degree. During this time, he investigated possible applications of PMU measurements under the supervision of Prof. Janusz Bialek. During the summer internship at the Institute of Energy Systems, he was involved in the development of a method for automatically determining participation in the general primary frequency control for the System Operator of Russia. In July 2017, he graduated from SkolTech with the best research thesis award.

Andrey is currently a Ph.D. candidate at PEng Lab. His research focuses on studying the stability of microgrids in power distribution systems.

ZHANG Jingqiu - Ph.D. Candidate

Jingqiu received both his B.ENG. and Master degree in Electrical Engineering from Tianjin University in China in 2016, 2019, respectively. He worked on the control as well as fault analysis on HVDC and proposed quantified methods to calculate critical voltage drop considering different fault moments. His bachelor thesis investigated allocation algorithm for active power considering responding speeds of different inverters.

 

Jingqiu joined PEng Lab in Jan, 2019. He is currently working on developing a cyber resilient grid.

Salish received his B.E in Electrical Engineering from Tribhuvan University (Nepal) under Institute of Engineering “Pulchowk Campus,” and his M.Sc. from Masdar Institute in 2015.

During his undergraduate studies, Salish recieved scholarships for all semester at Pulchowk Campus. He was also the winner of LOCUS 2008, a national technical event under the open electrical hardware competition for building and demonstration of the inverter. His undergraduate major project was on Dual axis solar tracker that he designed based on the database generated for the altitude azimuth coordinate system.

He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree at NUS. His research investigates new ways to mitigate voltage instability in the presence of PV ramping due to variation in solar irradiance. 

Salish MAHARJAN - Ph.D. Candidate

QU Zisen - Visiting Ph.D. Candidate

Zisen Qu received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering & Automation from China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT), Xuzhou, China, in 2016. His bachelor thesis investigated active damping control of current-source grid-connected photovoltaic inverter. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering at the Zhejiang University (ZJU), Hangzhou, China.

 

He is currently visiting NUS as a joint Ph.D student under the China Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarship. His research interests include distribution generation and microgrids.

SUN Yue - Visiting Ph.D. Candidate

Yue Sun received her B.S. degree in Automation from Northeast Petroleum University in 2015. She worked on Model Predictive Control during her bachelor thesis. 

 

She is currently pursuing her Ph.D.degree in Control Theory and Control Engineering at the Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China. She is a joint Ph.D. student supported by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarship. Her research focuses on fault diagnosis for ship electric propulsion system.

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