UCONN PhD Student Yan Li to be Honored with the 2018 Rising Star Award

Hartford, CT (October 10, 2018):  Connecticut Power and Energy Society (CPES) is thrilled to honor Yan Li, a University of Connecticut PhD student, with the 2018 Rising Star award at its 19th annual The Future of Energy: What’s the Deal? Conference and Exposition on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, Connecticut.

“Yan has helped shape the energy landscape in Connecticut and the New England region by inventing new technologies that have significantly increased the hosting capacity of distributed energy resources (DERs, especially PVs) for CT’s power grids and protected our energy infrastructures against cyber-physical attacks,” said CPES Board Member and UCONN Director of Utility Operations and Energy Management Stanley Nolan.

A gifted young scholar full of creative ideas, Yan has demonstrated strong creativities in important areas including smart grids, cybersecurity, software-defined networking, microgrids, and networked microgrids. She has made outstanding contributions in smart grid and cyber-physical security.

Yan has pioneered two important areas Networked Microgrids and Software-Defined Smart Grids, which are of special interest to the renewables utilization and power grid modernization in Connecticut. Yan has developed a tool for the real-time dynamic analysis of renewable-energy-dominated power system (including networked microgrids) in Connecticut and its stability margin predictions. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has granted $1.05 million and U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has granted near $1 million to sponsor the aforementioned research.

Counting already eight prestigious research awards, contributions to 28 peer-reviewed publications, and her ability to secure over $3.4 million federal funding for UConn to conduct research in power and energy resilience and cybersecurity; Yan is entering her final year of PhD program with the career goal of being an outstanding female professor in a top university in the New England region.



Original Post: http://www.ctpower.org/uconn-phd-student-yan-li-to-be-honored-with-the-2018-rising-star-award/

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Published: October 18, 2018

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