Bio

Contact Information:

UIC Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, 1020 Sciences and Engineering Offices (SEO), 851 South Morgan St.(M/C 154) Chicago, IL 60607.

Office: 1117 SEO

Laboratory: Power Energy Innovation Lab 

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University College Dublin, 2014

MSEE, Electrical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2009

BSEE, Electrical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2007

Work experience:

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Jan. 2018-Present

Senior Consultant, Siemens US, MN, 2017

Consultant, Siemens Headquarter, Erlangen, Germany, 2014-2017

Power System Engineer, Tractebel Engineering, Brussels, Belgium, 2014

Research Scholar, Washington state University, Pullman, WA, USA, April 2013-Oct. 2013

Electrical Engineer, State Grid Corporation of China, Tianjin, China, 2009-2010

Distributed energy system

Power systems and coordination with power electronics

Wide-area protection and cybersecurity, phasor measurement unit (PMU)

Power system resilience

HVDC control and operation

Power system modeling and analysis, power system electromagnetic transients

Best Paper of 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting (IEEE Power & Energy Society – 2016)

Outstanding Reviewer of IEEE Trans. on Power Systems (IEEE Power & Energy Society – 2014)

Outstanding Teaching Assistant (University College Dublin, School of EECE – 2012/2013)

Top Academic Scholarship (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, College of EE – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)

NARI ELECTRIC Scholarship (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2008)

Outstanding Master/Bachelor Thesis (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, College of EE – 2009/2007)

Patents

L. He, et al, “Multi-pulse current source converter based self-shunt excitation system,” Granted Patent, Patent Publication No.: CN101593982 B, filed on Apr. 1st 2009, published on Nov. 30th 2011.

L. He, et al, “Multi-pulse voltage source converter based self-shunt excitation system,” Granted Patent, Patent Publication No.: CN101521446 B, filed on Apr. 1st 2009, published on Apr. 20th 2011.

Journal Papers

  1. L. He and C.-C. Liu, “Parameter identification with PMUs for instability detection in power systems with HVDC integrated offshore wind energy,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 29, no.2, Mar. 2014.
  2. L. He, C.-C. Liu, A. Pitto, and D. Cirio, “Distance protection of AC grid with HVDC connected offshore wind generators,” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 29, no.2, Apr. 2014.
  3. L. He, C. Mao, J. Lu, and D. Wang, “Novel excitation system using high power electronics full-controlled device rectifier,” High Voltage Engineering, vol. 35, no. 7, pp. 1711-1717, 2009.
  4. L. He, C. Mao, J. Lu, and D. Wang, “The new scheme of direct measurement of hydro power generator speed and power angle,” Water Resources and Power, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 156-159, 2008.
  5. J. Wu, L. He, C. Mao, J. Lu, and D. Wang, “Novel excitation system of the synchronous generator,” Journal of Electric Power Science and Technology, vol. 24, no. 1, pp.12-18, 2009.
  6. Y. Luo, Y. Wang, W. Wan, B. Zhang, H. Cai, G. Liu, H. Li, L. He, and Y. Yi, “Fault chain model of cascading failure in AC grids,” Automation of Electric Power Systems, vol. 33, no. 24, pp.1-5, 2009.

Conference Papers

  1. L. He, “Bypassing transients of pre-insertion resistor during energization of MMC-HVDC,” 2018 IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI), Urbana, IL, Feb. 2018.
  2. L. He, “Mitigation of energization transients due to energization of HVDC PLUS station,” 2017 IEEE PES General Meeting, Chicago, IL, Jul. 2017.
  3. L. He and R. Voelzke, “Effects of pre-insertion resistor on energization of compensated Lines,” 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting, Boston, MA, Jul. 2016. (Best Paper)
  4. L. He and C.-C. Liu, “Effects of HVDC connection for offshore wind turbines on AC grid protection,” 2013 IEEE PES General Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Jul. 2013.
  5. L. He and C.-C. Liu, “Impact of LVRT capability of wind turbines on distance protection of AC grids,” 2013 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT), Washington DC, Feb. 2013.
  6. L. He and C.-C. Liu, “Protection coordination between a HVDC offshore wind system and AC grid,” 2011 CIGRE Symposium “The Electric Power System of the Future”, Bologna, Italy, Sep. 2011.
  7. E. Ciapessoni, D. Cirio, A. Gatti, A. Pitto, A.M. Denis, L. He, C.-C. Liu, C. Moreira, and B. Silva, “Impact of HVDC grid on AC system stability and operation,” 2014 CIGRE, Paris, France, Aug. 2014.
  8. E. Ciapessoni, D. Cirio, A. Gatti, A. Pitto, A.M. Denis, O. Despouys, L. He, C.-C. Liu, et al, “Dynamics and control of multi-terminal HVDC networks for integration of large offshore wind parks into AC grids,” 2012 CIGRE, Paris, France, Aug. 2012.
  9. K. Bell, D. Cirio, A.M. Denis, L. He, C.-C. Liu, C. Moreira, and P. Panciatici, “Economic and technical criteria for designing future offshore HVDC grids,” 2010 Europe IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT Europe), Sweden, Oct. 2010.

Invited talks

  1. 2017 TechX Talk at Siemens DG Headquarter, “Voltage security of the future power grid with renewable energy integration,” Minnetonka, MN, Oct. 2017.
  2. The 5th East Lake International Forum, “System security and protection coordination of AC grids with wind power integration,” Wuhan, China, Dec. 2016.
  3. 2016 Summer Seminar at Arizona State University, “Offshore wind power integration,” Tempe, AZ, Jul. 2016.
  4. 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting on Best Paper Session of Power System Modeling and Analysis, “Effects of pre-insertion resistor on energization of compensated Lines,” Boston, MA, Jul. 2016.
  5. 2013 IEEE PES General Meeting, “Effects of HVDC connection for offshore wind turbines on AC distance protection, ” Vancouver, BC, Canada, Jul. 2013;
  6. 2013 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT), “Impact of LVRT capability of wind turbines on distance protection of AC grids,” Washington DC, Feb. 2013.
  7. 2013 BOC Symposium at University College Dublin, “Challenges of offshore wind integration for the Irish grid,” Dublin, Ireland, Feb. 2013.
  8. 2011 CIGRE Symposium “The Electric Power System of the Future”, “Protection coordination between a HVDC offshore wind system and AC grid, ” Bologna, Italy, Sep. 2011
  9. 2011 IEEE PES General Meeting, “Impact of AC grid faults on VSC-HVDC offshore wind network,” Detroit, MI, Jul. 2011.

Technical Reports

  1. C.-C. Liu, L. He, S. Finney, G. P. Adam, J.-B. Curis, O. Despouys, et al, “Preliminary analysis of HVDC networks for off-Shore wind farms and their coordinated protection,” TWNTIES WP5 Deliverable No. 5.1, European Commission, Mar. 2011.
  2. E. Ciapessoni, D. Cirio, A. Gatti, A. Pitto, C. Moreira, B. Silva, Y. Phulpin, F. Resende, A.-M. Denis, O. Despouys, T. Prevost, C.-C. Liu, and L. He, “Principles of an optimal operation of the AC/DC interconnected power systems – Specification of the requirements for the HVDC grid (DCG) injections to the AC grid,” TWNTIES WP5 Deliverable No. 5.2-b, European Commission, Dec. 2011.
  3. A.-M. Denis, O. Despouys, D. Cirio, A. Pitto, C. Moreira, B. Silva, F. Resende, H. Vasconcelos, C.-C. Liu, L. He, et al, “Advanced results of simulations of control and protection of HVDC networks: behavior and optimization,” TWNTIES WP5 Deliverable No. 5.3, European Commission, Mar. 2013.
  4. K. Bell, A.-M. Denis, O. Despouys, S. Nguefeu, J. Tasine, L. Violleau, J. Curis, W. Grieshaber, D. Cirio, A. Pitto, G. Migliavacca, R. Calisti, C. Moreira, B. Silva, C.-C. Liu, L. He, et al, “DC grids: motivation, feasibility and outstanding issues,” TWNTIES WP5 Deliverable No. 5.4, European Commission, Sep. 2013.