Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Xu Yan
Associate Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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Dr Xu received his B.E. and M.E. degrees from South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, and PhD degree from The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia, all in electrical engineering.

He conducted postdoctoral research with the University of Sydney Postdoctoral Fellowship in Australia and then joined Nanyang Technological University with Nanyang Assistant Professorship. He is now an Associate Professor at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and a Cluster Director at Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N).

Dr Xu and his SODA (Stability, Optimization, and Data-Analytics) power system research group are focusing on:
1) stability and control of renewable-energy power systems
2) microgrids and distributed energy resource (DER) integration
3) data-analytics for smart grid applications

As the first/corresponding author, he has published 2 books, 111 IEEE Transactions papers, and 30 IET journal papers. He has 15 "Web-of-Science highly cited papers" and 10 IEEE/IET paper contest and conference best paper awards, and 2021 IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid Outstanding Paper Award and 2018 Applied Energy Highly Cited Paper Award. His research outcomes have been practically applied/licensed to the industry in Australia, the USA, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, China Mainland, and Singapore.

In Singapore, his research is funded by National Research Foundation (NRF), Ministry of Education (MOE), Energy Market Authority (EMA), Housing & Development Board (HDB), DSO National Laboratories, Rolls-Royce, Singtel, Infineon, JTC (Jurong Town Corporation), SingaporePower (SP) Group, Lite-On, and technology start-up companies, etc. He has been practically collaborating with many universities in Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, UK, Denmark, France, Switzerland, India, and the USA through joint research projects and research student exchanges.

Dr Xu is serving as an Editor for several international journals including IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid and IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. He served as the Chairman of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Singapore Chapter (2021 to 2022) and the General Co-Chair for the 2022 IEEE ISGT-Asia Conference.
Power System, Smart Grid, Data Analtyics, Microgrid
  • IEMI Study on Power Grid
  • Project 1: Risk-Based Asset Investment and Planning Optimization
  • Research, Development And Demonstration Of Energy Storage Systems And Technologies Dedicated To Renewable Energy Integration In Remote Locations
  • Risk-based Asset Investment and Planning Optimisation
  • WP3: Energy Market Operations
2021 IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid Outstanding Paper Award
2020 IET Energy Conversion & Economics, Premium Paper Award
2018 Applied Energy Highly Cited Paper Award
2020 WCCI Competition “Learning to Run a Power Network (L2RPN)”, Third Prize
IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Best Paper Award (2020, 2019, 2017)
2018 IET Int. Conf. Advances in Power System Control, Operation and Management (APSCOM) Conference, Hong Kong, Best Paper Award
2017 IEEE Conference on Energy Internet and Energy System Integration (EI2), Beijing, China, Best Paper Award
Fellowships & Other Recognition
Nanyang Assistant Professorship
University of Sydney Postdoctoral Fellowship
Courses Taught
EE4530 Power System Analysis and Control
EE6509 Renewable Energy Systems in Smart Grids
EE2005 Electric Machine and Devices