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Fangxing (Fran) Li

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


Professor Fangxing (Fran) Li received his B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from Southeast University (China) in 1994 and 1997 respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree from Virginia Tech in 2001. Dr. Li joined UTK in 2005 and presently is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at The University of Tennessee. Before joining UTK, he had worked at ABB Electrical System Consulting (ESC), a.k.a. ABB Consulting, in Raleigh, NC, from February 2001 to August 2005 as a Senior Engineer and then a Principal Engineer. He had also worked as a part-time engineer at Electrical Distribution Design (EDD) Inc., Blacksburg, VA from 1998 to 2000 and an engineer intern at NARI (China) in 1997. Dr. Li is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the state of North Carolina. He is also a Fellow of IET (formerly IEE), a Senior Member of IEEE (2005), a Member of Sigma Xi - The Scientific Research Society, an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, an Editor of IEEE Power and Energy Society Letters, an Associate Editor of Int'l Journal of Power and Energy Systems, and a regular reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems/Power Delivery/Energy Conversion/Smart Grid. He is presently serving as the IEEE PES PSPI Committee Secretary and other positions within IEEE PES. He has been a chair/organizer of numerous panel sessions at a number of international conferences.


Distributed energy resources and microgrids

Utility-scale renewable energy integration to power grid

Power system economics and optimization


(*) indicate Dr. Li's advisees

Sarina Adhikari (*) and Fangxing Li, “Coordinated V-f and P-Q Control of Solar Photovoltaic Generators with MPPT and Battery Storage in Microgrids,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, In-Press, 2014.

Zhiqiang Jin (*) and Fangxing Li, Xiao Ma, and Seddik Djouadi, “Semi-Definite Programming for Power Output Control in Wind Energy Conversion System,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, In-Press, 2014.

Yao Xu (*) and Fangxing Li, “Adaptive PI Control of STATCOM for Voltage Regulation,” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, In-Press, 2014.

Qinran Hu (*) and Fangxing Li, “Hardware Design of Smart Home Energy Management System with Dynamic Price Response,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 1878-1887, December 2013.

Huijuan Li (*), Fangxing Li, Yan Xu, D. Tom Rizy, and Sarina Adhikari, “Autonomous and Adaptive Voltage Control using Multiple Distributed Energy Resources,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 718-730, May 2013."

Fangxing Li and Yanli Wei (*), “A Probability-Driven Multilayer Framework for Scheduling Intermittent Renewable Energy,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, pp. 455-464, vol. 3, no. 3, July 2012.

Huijuan Li (*), Fangxing Li, Yan Xu, D. Tom Rizy, and John D. Kueck, “Adaptive Voltage Control with Distributed Energy Resources: Algorithm, Theoretical Analysis, Simulation and Field Test Verification,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 1638-1647, August 2010.

Fangxing Li, et al, “Smart Transmission Grid: Vision and Framework,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 168-177, September 2010. 

Y. Mishra (*), S. Mishra, Fangxing Li, Z. Y. Dong, R. C. Bansal, “Small-Signal Stability Analysis of a DFIG Based Wind Power System Under Different Modes of Operation,” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 972-982, December 2009.

Rui Bo (*) and Fangxing Li, “Probabilistic LMP Forecasting Considering Load Uncertainty,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 1279-1289, August 2009.

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