Luo Xu

Luo Xu

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Princeton University


I am currently a Postdoc at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, working with Prof. Ning Lin. I received my PhD degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering at Tsinghua University in 2022, advised by Prof. Qinglai Guo and Prof. Hongbin Sun. I received my Bachelor degree with Honor in Electrical Engineering from Wuhan University in 2017.

My research aims to bridge climate science and cyber-physical energy systems, with a particular focus on enhancing the resilience of energy systems against climate extremes such as tropical cyclones, heatwaves, and wildfires. I develop integrated climate-energy risk analysis frameworks and resilience enhancement strategies, supporting climate-resilient energy transitions in a warming earth. My PhD thesis was recognized by both CIGRE and IEEE PES, the most influential and largest global organizations in the field of power and energy systems, receiving the 2023 CIGRE Thesis Award and the Best Research Award from the IEEE PES PhD Dissertation Challenge 2023. I was also a recipient of the IET Premium Award in 2019, and the Best Conference Paper Award from the 2017 IEEE Conference on Energy Internet and Energy System Integration. I serve as a Young Editorial Board member of Applied Energy, Secretary of the CIGRE Working Group D2.56, and a Member of the IEEE PES EICC Committee.

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  • July 22, 2024, I will chair a panel session ‘Towards a Resilient Energy Internet in a Changing Climate’ and also deliver a talk at 2024 IEEE PES General Meeting in Seattle at 3:00 PM. Please join us! Panel Info.
  • May 30, 2024, I delivered a talk on “Energy Resilience of Local Communities Under Climate Extremes” at the 2024 Megalopolitan Coastal Transformation Hub (MACH) Annual Meeting. Photo.
  • March 16, 2024, Our paper “Communication topology optimization for time-delay cyber-physical microgrids under distributed control” is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.
  • January 11, 2024, Our paper "Resilience of renewable power systems under climate risks" is published in the inaugural issue of Nature Reviews Electrical Engineerng. The inaugural issue is the only issue that can be free accessed.
  • December 28, 2023, The IEEE Technical Report PES-TR 119, titled "Cyber-Physical Interdependence for Power System Operation and Control", to which I contributed, is now available online.
  • November 8, 2023, I chaired a panel session “Towards a Resilient Power System Under Climate Extremes: Risk Analysis and Resilience Enhancement” at the 2023 IEEE ISGT-LA in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photo.
  • October 16, 2023, I co-chaired a panel session “Advanced Learning and Optimization for Carbon-Neutral Electricity” with Prof. Xin Chen at the 2023 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo.
  • October 16, 2023, I delivered a talk on “Resilience Oriented Robust Optimization for Smart Grids Under Extreme Events” at the 2023 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo.
  • September 21, 2023, I became a member of the Princeton University Badminton Team.
  • April 13, 2023, I received the Best Research Award (one of the top 2 out of 54 finalists from 38 universities across 13 countries) in the IEEE PES PhD Dissertation Challenge!
  • March 28, 2023, I received CIGRE Thesis Award 2023, only one global recipient per year!
  • January 1, 2023, I joined the Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment, Princeton University as an Environmental Policy Associate.
  • November 1, 2022, I was starting at Princeton University as a Postdoctoral Researcher.
  • October 1, 2022, I was selected to join the Applied Energy Young Editorial Board.
  • June 30, 2022, I received my PhD degree from Tsinghua University!
  • October 19, 2021, Our paper “Novel properties of heterogeneous delay in inverter-based cyber-physical microgrids under fully distributed control” is accepted by Applied Energy.
  • October 11, 2021, I was awarded the Doctoral National Scholarship by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
  • August 28, 2021, Our paper “On the resilience of modern power systems: A comprehensive review from the cyber-physical perspective” is accepted by Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.
  • August 24, 2021, this new personal website said “HelloWorld”.


Best Research Award of PhD Dissertation (Top 2 out of 54 global finalists) with the Grid Edge Grand Prize $ 5,0000
CIGRE Thesis Award (global recognition for one outstanding researcher annually)
IET Premium Awards 2019 (Annual Best Paper in IET Cyber Physical Systems: Theory & Applications)
Outstanding Student Scholarship (Top 5%)
Best Conference Paper Award
Outstanding Graduate (GPA: 3.91/4.0, Rank: 1/379)
Pacemaker to Merit Student (Top 1%)
National Scholarship (Top 2%)
National Scholarship (Top 2%)