Kai Sun 孙凯

Professor, IEEE Fellow
Department of EECS
University of Tennessee

 

Tel: 865-974-3982
Email: kaisun(at)utk.edu

Address: 612 Min H. Kao Building, 1520 Middle Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-2250

Biography

  Employment

  • Aug 2022-Present      Professor, Department of EECS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville,TN

  • Aug 2017-July 2022   Associate Professor, Department of EECS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville,TN

  • Aug 2012-July 2017   Assistant Professor, Department of EECS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville,TN

  • Aug 2012-Dec 2014    Consulting Employee, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Knoxville, TN

  • Jun 2007-Jul 2012     Project Manager in Grid Operations & Planning, EPRI, Palo Alto, CA

  • Dec 2006-May 2007   Research Associate, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

  • Jan 2005-Dec 2005    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada

  Education

  • Jun 2004    Ph.D. in Control Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China                      

  • Dissertation: An OBDD-based Three-phase Method for Searching for Splitting Strategies of Large-scale Power Networks against Blackouts (Advisor: Prof. Da-Zhong Zheng)  (PDF)

  • Jun 1999   B.S. in Control Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

 Awards and Honors

  • 2024    IEEE Fellow for contributions to power grid stability analysis and control

  • 2023    Outstanding Papers Award by IEEE Transactions on Power Systems for "Real-time Damping Estimation on Nonlinear Electromechanical Oscillation" (Xin Xu, Wenyun Ju, Bin Wang, Kai Sun)

  • 2023    One of five IEEE Transactions on Power Systems outstanding papers in 2023: Real-time Damping Estimation on Nonlinear Electromechanical Oscillation (LINK).

  • 2023    Prize Conference Paper (Best of the best papers) by IEEE PES General Meeting in seciton "Distribution and Grid Edge Planning and Operation"

  • 2022    Outstanding Associate Editors Award by IEEE Transactions on Power Systems

  • 2022    3rd Best Paper Award by 4th International Conference on Smart Power & Internet Energy Systems

  • 2020    Best Conference Papers Award by IEEE PES General Meeting

  • 2019    Professional Promise in Research Award by the Tickle College of Engineering, University of Tennessee - Knoxville.

  • 2016    CRSTT Most Valuable Players Award by North American Synchrophasor Initiative (NASPI)

  • 2016    NSF CAREER Award (NSF Award Abstract # 1553863)

  • 2016    Professional Promise in Research Award by the College of Engineering, University of Tennessee - Knoxville.

  • 2016    Sigma Xi member

  • 2015    Best Conference Papers Award by IEEE PES General Meeting

  • 2014    Best Conference Papers Award by IEEE PES General Meeting

  • 2013    IEEE senior member

  • 2009    EPRI Chauncey Award

  • 2008    EPRI Technology Innovation Excellence Award

  • 2006    China Top-100 Excellent Doctoral Dissertations Award by the Ministry of Education, China

 Services

  • Associate Editor of International Journal of Green Energy since 2023

  • Associate Editor of IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy since 2020

  • Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 2019-2023

  • Associate Editor of IEEE Access, 2018-2021

  • Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2012-2020

  • Associate Editor of Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clear Energy, 2017-2019

  • Associate Editor of IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, 2016-2019