Jie Li, Ph.D.

Jie Li, Ph.D.

Jie Li, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator

Jie Li, Ph.D.
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Contact Info
(856) 256-5345
Engineering Hall 333


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
M.S., Systems Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University
B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University

Impactful Research Areas:
    Renewable Energy
    Infrastructure & Transportation
    Equipping Students for Success

Research Expertise:
Operation and control of power and energy systems; Modeling and optimization of large-scale power systems with a high penetration of distributed renewable energy resources; Flexible demand-side assets; Electric vehicles; Microgrids

I am continuously exploring new ideas and tools for ensuring the sustainable and secure electric energy supply at minimum cost. My team has been working and will continue work on three main areas of research: (i) simulation, modeling, and optimization of practical-scale power systems; (ii) exploration of demand response capabilities of heterogeneous energy consumers, such as data centers, electric vehicles, and smart buildings; and (iii) design, operation, and control of microgrid.

Honors and Awards:
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2018                                             
IEEE PES Best Conference Papers on Planning, Operations, & Electricit Markets in PES General Meeting, 2015

Professional Memberships:
American Society for Engineering Education - First-Year Programs Division Executive Board Member

Recent Publications:
Wenbo Qi, and Jie Li, “Towards Green Data Center Microgrids By Leveraging Data Center Loads in Providing Frequency Regulation,” Scientia Iranica. (Accepted)

Yikui Liu, Lei Wu, and Jie Li, “D-PMU Based Applications for Emerging Active Distribution Systems: A Review,” Electric Power System Research. (Accepted)

Yikui Liu, Lei Wu, Jie Li, Yonghong Chen, and Fengyu Wang, “Towards Accurate Modeling on Configuration Transitions and Dynamic Ramping of Combined-Cycle Units in UC Problems”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2019. (Accepted). 10.1109/TPWRS.2019.2952985

Yikui Liu, Jie Li, and Lei Wu, “Towards Accurate Modeling of Dynamic Startup/Shutdown and Ramping     Processes of Thermal Units in Unit Commitment Problems,” Energy, Vol. 187, No. 15, pp. 1-11, Nov. 2019.

Jimiao Zhang, Jie Li, Lei Wu, Melike Erol Kantarci, and Burak Kantarci, “Hierarchical Optimal Control of the Resilient Community Microgrid in Islanded Mode,” 2019 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM), Atlanta, GA, August, 2019.