2020: Two Assistant Research Professorships (ARPs) and two PhD positions in Power Engineering at the University of Connecticut
Position Description
University of Connecticut (UConn) Power Systems Lab seeks two ARPs and two PhD associates to lead and conduct research in the areas of microgrids, large power systems stability, and cyber-physical security.
The successful applicants will work with other team members in support of various projects and programs. Research focus is on the following:

  • Microgrids stability;
  • Networked microgrids;
  • Power system stability;
  • Cyber security for microgrids, power distribution, substation and bulk power grid.

 Position Requirements

  • ARP candidate should hold a Ph.D. degree at the time of employment and have rich experience in one of the following areas: microgrid stability, power system stability, computer networking, or cybersecurity.
  • PhD applicants should have solid background in electric power systems, power electronics, or computer sciences/engineering with application in power systems. For B.Sc. graduate– top GPA is required; For M.Sc. graduate– she or he should have at least one first-author paper accepted or published in top journals, or two first-author papers in proceedings of major conferences.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Willingness to explore new areas, and ability to work with others as part of a project team.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience with one or more of the following: power system dynamics, stability, eigenanalysis and stability analysis real-time simulator (RTDS or Opal-RT), software-defined networking, distributed algorithms, or cyber security.

Other Information:
UConn offers competitive graduate assistantship and ARP salary. UConn is the top public research university in New England region and is ranked #18 among public research universities in the U.S.A. The university is close to Hartford, Boston area and NYC. Power Lab at UConn is active in microgrid and smart distribution system research and has attracted significant federal investment over the years. We are the founding member of Eversource Energy Center sponsored by the Northeast’s largest power utility company, Eversource Energy, with $18M funds received and more to follow.
More information can be found at .
Contact Information:
Please send your CV and a sample paper to Prof. Zhang at, if you are interested in the opening.