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 June, 2022, supervised by Prof. Qinglai Guo and Prof. Hongbin Sun. I received my Bachelor degree with Honor in Electrical Engineering from Wuhan University in June, 2017.

My current research interests spin around renewable energy systems under climate risks, including modeling, risk analysis, optimization and decarbonization. In particular, I am broadly interested in building a new bridge between the energy system and the climate science. I was a recipient of the Best Reserach Award of IEEE PES PhD Dissertation Challenge 2023, the CIGRE Thesis Award 2023, the IET Premium Awards in 2019, the Outstanding Reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems in 2020, and the Best Conference Paper Award from the IEEE Conference on Energy Internet and Energy System Integration in 2017.

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  • April 13, 2023, I recevied Best Reserach Award (Only 2 recepitant among 54 finalists from 38 universities across 13 countries) in IEEE PES PhD Dissertation Challenge!
  • March 28, 2023, I recevied CIGRE Thesis Award 2023, only one recepitant over all the world this year!
  • January 1, 2023, I joined Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment, Pirnceton 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.
  • October 19, 2021, “Novel properties of heterogeneous delay in inverter-based cyber-physical microgrids under fully distributed control” accepted by Applied Energy.
  • October 11, 2021, I was awarded the Doctoral National Scholarship by the Chinese Ministry of Eduction.
  • August 28, 2021, “On the resilience of modern power systems: A comprehensive review from the cyber-physical perspective” accepted by Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.
  • August 24, 2021, this new personal website said “HelloWorld”.


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%)