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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  • 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. Panelists: Prof. Junbo Zhao at UConn, Prof. Masoud Ghandehari at NYU, Prof. Chee-Wooi Ten at Michigan Tech. 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 Reserach Award (one of the top 2 recipients among 54 finalists from 38 universities across 13 countries) in the IEEE PES PhD Dissertation Challenge!
  • March 28, 2023, I received CIGRE Thesis Award 2023, the sole global recipient this 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”.


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%)