Lingling Fan


Dr. Lingling Fan is a professor at Department of Electrical Engineering, University of South Florida (Tampa FL). She received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Southeast University (Nanjing, China) in 1994 and 1997, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV) in 2001. She was a Senior Engineer at Midwest ISO (St. Paul, MN) from 2001 to 2007, and an Assistant Professor with North Dakota State University (Fargo, ND) from 2007 to 2009.Dr. Fan has worked on the following research areas: dynamics and control, optimization, and system identification with applications in power grids, power electronic converters, and electric machines. Her most recent research interests include mechanism analysis and mitigation of various dynamics in power grids with high penetrations of inverter-based resources (IBRs), e.g., wind and solar photovoltaic. One of her patents is the design of power system stabilizer for IBRs, which can significantly improve IBRs power exporting capability. She is the co-chair of IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) task force “IBR subsynchronous oscillations" and the chair of another IEEE PES task force “Design bulk power system-connected IBR models for grid planning”. She is also an individual member of CIGRE and an active member of NERC’s inverter-based resource performance working group and WECC’s model validation subcommittee. Dr. Fan has co-authored a monograph “Modeling and Analysis of Doubly Fed Induction Generator Wind Energy Systems” (Academic Press, 2015) and is the author of a textbook “Control and Dynamics in Power Systems and Microgrids” (CRC press, 2017). Since January 2020, she serves as the editor-in-chief of IEEE Electrification Magazine, a quarterly magazine dedicated to disseminating information on all matters related to microgrids onboard electric vehicles, ships, trains, planes, and off-grid applications.  Dr. Fan was elevated to IEEE Fellow class 2022 for her contributions to stability analysis and control of IBRs.   

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