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Dr. Wenxin Liu
Assistant Professor

Director, Smart Microgrid and Renewable Technology (SMRT) Research Laboratory
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Lehigh University
19 West Memorial Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Office: Packard Laboratory, Room 550A
Email: wliu@lehigh.edu

Phone: 610-758-6079

Fax: 610-758-6279

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EDUCATION

APPOINTMENTS

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • ECE 136: Electromechanics, fall 2015, fall 2016, fall 2017

  • ECE 350/450: Power Electronics, spring 2017

  • ECE 350/450: Special Topics: Power Systems, fall 2014

  • ECE 450: Power System Modeling & Computation, spring 2015, spring 2016

  • EE 109: The Engineering of How Things Work, fall 2011, fall 2012

  • EE 391: Introduction to Electric Power Engineering, spring 2012, spring 2013, fall 2013, spring 2014

  • EE 493/543: Power Systems III, spring 2010, spring 2013

  • EE 531: Power Network Modeling & Computation, fall 2009 (Distance Education-DE), fall 2010, fall 2011 (DE), spring 2014

  • EE 532: Power System Stability and Transients, spring 2011

  • EML 3014: Dynamic Systems, spring 2007

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Power and Energy (smart grid, microgrid, renewable energy, power electronics, energy internet, etc.)

  • Control Systems (optimal controls, cooperative controls, networked controls, intelligent controls, cyber-physical systems, etc.)

  • Computational Intelligence (neural networks, particle swarm optimization, etc.)

SPONSORED PROJECTS

  • Principal Investigator (100%), ¡°Modeling and control of microgrids consisted of multiple parallel-connected distributed energy resources,¡± Office of Naval Research, $450,000, 09/2016-08/2019

  • Principal Investigator (100%), ¡°DURIP: Interface upgrade to enable advanced controls of power systems and power electronics,¡± Office of Naval Research, $50,059, 07/2016-07/2017

  • Co-Investigator (50%), ¡°Module 1.3: Identifying unidentifiable attack¡±; and Investigator (100%), ¡°Module 5.3: Large-scale network security testing based on an advanced multi-agent system¡±, in ¡°An Interdisciplinary approach to integratable, composable and evolvable cybersecurity in energy delivery systems¡±, Department of Energy, 2015-2020

  • Principal Investigator (100%), ¡°BRIGE: A fully distributed multi-agent system based energy management solution for microgrids,¡± National Science Foundation, $175,000, 08/2011-07/2015

  • Principal Investigator (100%), ¡°Cooperative optimization and control for better pulsed power load accommodation,¡± Office of Naval Research, $699,817, 01/2013-06/2016

  • Principal investigator (100%), ¡°DURIP: Experimental platform for distributed microgrids control solutions,¡± Department of Defense, $237,191, 08/2012-07/2013

  • Principal Investigator (100%), ¡°A novel fully distributed control solution for naval shipboard power systems,¡± Office of Naval Research, $51,210, 06/2012-05/2013

  • Principal Investigator (100%), ¡°Stable fully distributed multi-agent based load management algorithm for microgrids,¡± California Energy Commission, $49,991, 10/2011-09/2012

HONORS

  • P.C. Rossin Assistant Professorship, Lehigh University, 2016-2018

  • Early Career Award, University Research Council, New Mexico State University, 2013

  • Dean's Excellence Award, College of Engineering, New Mexico State University, 2012

  • ConocoPhillips Faculty Fellow, College of Engineering, New Mexico State University, 2011-2012

  • Dean's Fellowship, School of Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2001-2004

  • Finalist of Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation (IEEE-ICIA 2016), Ningbo, Zhejiang, China, July 31-August 4, 2016

  • Finalist of Best Paper Award, The 5th Annual IEEE International Conference on CYBER Technology in Automation, Control and Intelligent Systems (IEEE-Cyber 2015), Shenyang, China, June 8-12, 2015

EDITORIAL POSITIONS

  • Editor, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2016-present. LINK

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 2017-present. LINK

  • Guest Editor with Josep Guerrero and Jang-Mok Kim, Special Section on ¡°Systems of Power Converters: Design, Modeling, Control, and Implementation,¡± IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. LINK

  • Guest Editor with Il-Yop Chung and Hao Xu, Special Issue on ¡°Advanced Operation and Control Smart Microgrids,¡± Energies. LINK

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • J. Duan, C. Wang, H. Xu, Y. Xue, and W. Liu, ¡°Distributed control of inverter-interfaced microgrids based on consensus algorithm with improved transient performance,¡± IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (accepted).

  • C. Wang, K. Zhang, J. Xiong, and W. Liu, ¡°An efficient modulation strategy for cascaded photovoltaic systems suffering from module-mismatch,¡± IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (in press). LINK

  • W. Liu, J. Guerrero, and J. Kim, ¡°Guest editorial special section on systems of power converters: design, modeling, control, and implementation,¡± IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (in press). LINK

  • J. Duan, H. Xu, and W. Liu, ¡°Q-learning based damping control of wide-area power systems under cyber uncertainties,¡± IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (in press). LINK

  • J. Duan, H. Xu, and W. Liu, ¡°Event-triggered and self-triggered wide-area damping control designs under uncertainties,¡± Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control (in press). LINK

  • Y. Xu, Z. Li, J. Zhang, Z. Fei, and W. Liu, ¡°Real-time compressive sensing based control strategy for a multi-area power system,¡± IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (in press). LINK

  • W. Im, C. Wang, W. Liu, L. Liu, and J. Kim, ¡°Distributed virtual inertia based control of multiple photovoltaic systems in autonomous microgrid,¡± IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica (in press). LINK

  • Y. Xu, J. Hu, W. Gu, and W. Liu, ¡°Real-time distributed control of battery energy storage systems for security constrained DC-OPF,¡± IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (in press). LINK

  • W. Zhang, Y. Xu, S. Li, M. Zhou, and W. Liu, ¡°A distributed dynamic programming-based solution for load management in smart grids,¡± IEEE Systems Journal (in press). LINK

  • W. Zhang, Y. Ma, W. Liu, S. Ranade, and Y. Luo, ¡°Distributed optimal active power dispatch under constraints for smart grids,¡± IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol 64, no. 6, pp. 5084-5094, June 2017. LINK

  • W. Zhang, W. Liu, C. Zang, and L. Liu, ¡°Multi-agent system based integrated solution for topology identification and state estimation,¡± IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 714-724, April 2017. LINK

  • W. Im, C. Wang, L. Tan, W. Liu, and L. Liu, ¡°Cooperative controls for pulsed power load accommodation in a shipboard power system,¡± IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 5181-5189, November 2016. LINK

  • L. Tan, Q. Yang, W. Im, and W. Liu, ¡°Adaptive critic design based cooperative control for pulsed power loads accommodation in shipboard power system,¡± IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, vol. 10, no. 11, pp. 2739-2747, 2016. LINK

  • Y. Ma, W. Zhang, W. Liu, and Q. Yang, ¡°Fully distributed social welfare optimization with line flow constraint consideration,¡± IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 1532-1541, December 2015. LINK

  • W. Zhang, Y. Xu, W. Liu, C. Zang, and H. Yu, ¡°Distributed online optimal energy management for smart grids,¡± IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 717-727, June 2015. LINK

  • Y. Xu, W. Zhang, and W. Liu, ¡°Distributed dynamic programming based approach for economic dispatch in smart grids,¡± IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 166-175, February 2015. LINK

  • W. Zhang, W. Liu, X. Wang, L. Liu, and F. Ferrese, ¡°Online optimal generation control based on constrained distributed gradient algorithm,¡± IEEE Transactions on Power Systems , vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 35-45, January 2015. LINK

  • L. Liu, H. Li, Y. Xue, and W. Liu, ¡°Decoupled active and reactive power control for large scale grid-connected photovoltaic systems using cascaded modular multilevel converters,¡± IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 176-187, January 2015. LINK

  • L. Liu, H. Li, Y. Xue, and W. Liu, ¡°Reactive power compensation and optimization strategy for grid-interactive cascaded photovoltaic systems,¡± IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 188-202, January 2015. LINK

  • W. Zhang, W. Liu, X. Wang, L. Liu, and F. Ferrese, ¡°Distributed multiple agent system based online optimal reactive power control for smart grids,¡± IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 2421-2431, September 2014. LINK

  • Y. Xu, W. Zhang, W. Liu, X. Wang, F. Ferrese, C. Zang, and H. Yu. ¡°Distributed subgradient-based coordination of multiple renewable generators in a microgrid,¡± IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 23-33, January 2014. LINK

  • W. Zhang, Y. Xu, W. Liu, F. Ferrese, and L. Liu, ¡°Fully distributed coordination of multiple DFIGs in a microgrid for load sharing,¡± IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 806-815, June 2013. LINK

  • Y. Xu, W. Zhang, W. Liu, and F. Ferrese, ¡°Multiagent based reinforcement learning for optimal reactive power dispatch,¡± IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews, vol. 42, no. 6, pp. 1742-1751, November 2012. LINK

  • W. Liu, L. Liu, I. Chung, D.A. Cartes, and W. Zhang, ¡°Modeling and detecting the stator winding fault of permanent magnet synchronous motors,¡± Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory, vol. 27, pp. 1-16, September 2012. LINK

  • Y. Xu, W. Liu, and J. Gong, ¡°Multi-agent based load shedding algorithm for power systems,¡± IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 2006-2014, November 2011. LINK

  • I. Chung, W. Liu, K. Schoder, and D.A. Cartes, ¡°Integration of a bi-directional DC-DC converter model into a real-time system simulation of a shipboard medium voltage DC System,¡± Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 81, no. 4, pp. 1051-1059, April 2011. LINK

  • Y. Xu and W. Liu, ¡°Novel multi agent based load restoration algorithm for microgrids,¡± IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 140-149, March 2011. LINK

  • I. Chung, W. Liu, D.A. Cartes, S. Cho, and H. Kang, ¡°Controller optimization for bidirectional power flow in medium-voltage DC power systems,¡± Journal of Electrical Engineering & Technology, vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 750-759, 2011. LINK

  • I. Chung, W. Liu, D.A. Cartes, and S. Moon, ¡°Control parameter optimization for multiple distributed generators in a microgrid using particle swarm optimization,¡± European Transactions on Electrical Power, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 1200-1216, March 2011. LINK

  • W. Liu, L. Liu, I. Chung, and D.A. Cartes, ¡°Real-time particle swarm optimization based parameter identification applied to permanent magnetic synchronous machine,¡± Applied Soft Computing, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 2556-2564, March 2011. LINK

  • J. Gong, V.V. Prabhu, and W. Liu, ¡°Simulation-based performance comparison between assembly lines and assembly cells with real-time distributed arrival time control system,¡± International Journal of Production Research, vol. 49, no. 5, pp. 1241-1253, March 2011. LINK

  • W. Liu, I. Chung, L. Liu, S. Leng, and D.A. Cartes, ¡°Real-time particle swarm optimization based current harmonic cancellation,¡± Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 132¨C141, February 2011. LINK

  • I. Chung, W. Liu, D.A. Cartes, E.G. Collins, and S. Moon, ¡°Control methods for inverter-interfaced distributed generators in a microgrid system,¡± IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 46, no 3, pp. 1078-1088, May/June 2010. LINK

  • L. Liu, W. Liu, D.A. Cartes, and I. Chung, ¡°Slow coherency and angle modulated particle swarm optimization based islanding of large scale power systems,¡± Advanced Engineering Informatics, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 45-56, January 2009. LINK

  • L. Liu, W. Liu, and D.A. Cartes, ¡°Particle swarm optimization based parameter identification applied to permanent magnetic synchronous machine,¡± Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, vol. 21, no. 7, pp. 1092-1100, October 2008. LINK

  • W. Liu, J. Sarangapani, G.K. Venayagamoorthy, L. Liu, D.C. Wunsch II, M.L. Crow, and D.A. Cartes, ¡°Decentralized neural network-based excitation control of large-scale power systems,¡± International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 526-538, October 2007. LINK

  • W. Liu, G.K. Venayagamoorthy, and D.C. Wunsch II, ¡°A heuristic dynamic programming based power system stabilizer for a turbogenerator in a single machine power system,¡± IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 41, no. 5, pp. 1377-1385, September 2005. LINK

  • L. Tang, W. Liu, and J. Liu, ¡°A neural network model and algorithm for the hybrid flow shop scheduling problem in a dynamic environment,¡± Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 361-370, June 2005. LINK

  • W. Liu, G.K. Venayagamoorthy, and D.C. Wunsch II, ¡°Design of an adaptive neural network based power system stabilizer,¡± Neural Networks, vol. 16, no. 5-6, pp. 891-898, July 2003. LINK

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