Students’ Awards

  • Yitong Liu, 2023 IEEE Power and Energy Society Outstanding Student Scholarship
  • Yitong Liu, 2023 IEEE Transactions on Power Systems Outstanding Paper
  • Alaa Selim, NSF travel grant award for the Texas Power and Energy Conference 2024
  • Alaa Selim, IEEE-ECE Poster Competition Second Place Award, 2024
  • Soroush Vahedi, IEEE-ECE Poster Competition Third Place Award, 2024
  • Bendong Tan, 2023 IEEE PES Connecticut Chapter Outstanding Young Engineer Award
  • Bendong Tan, 2023 Excellent Reviewer Award from the Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy
  • Alaa Selim, 2023 IEEE PES Connecticut Chapter Outstanding Chapter Volunteer Award
  • Tong Su, 2023 IEEE Transactions on Power Systems Outstanding Reviewer
  • Bendong Tan, 2023 IEEE Transactions on Power Systems Outstanding Reviewer
  • Alaa Selim and Soroush Vahedi, Second Place in IEEE PES Ideathon 2023 competition
  • Yingqi Liang, Best Paper Award from 2023 IEEE IAS Industrial and Commercial Power System Asia Conference
  • Jinxian Zhang, Student Poster Award-Second Place at the 55th North American Power Symposium (NAPS) 2023
  • Soroush Vahedi, John Lof Leadership Academy 2023-2025
  • Alaa Selim, John Lof Leadership Academy 2023-2025
  • Alaa Selim, Future Climate Venture Studio Fellowship (Fall 2023)
  • Ketian Ye, 2023 IEEE PES Technical Committee Prize Paper Award
  • Tong Su, Best Paper Award, IEEE Power and Engineering Society General Meeting, 2023
  • Yitong Liu, Next Gen Scholar GE Fellowship, 2023
  • Haoyi Wang, IEEE-ECE Poster Competition Third Place Award, 2023
  • Haoyi Wang, Eversource Clean Energy & Sustainability Innovation Program Fellowship, 2023
  • Paul Zambrzycki, Eversource Clean Energy & Sustainability Innovation Program Fellowship, 2023
  • Bendong Tan, GE Fellowship for Excellence 2023-2024
  • Bendong Tan, Conference Participation Award at UConn with Cash Prize, 2023
  • Bendong Tan, Outstanding Reviewer from IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2021 and 2022
  • Bendong Tan, Best Paper Award, IEEE Power and Engineering Society General Meeting, 2022
  • Bendong Tan, Best Paper Award, IEEE PES ISGT Aisa, 2022
  • Jason Philhower, IEEE PES Connecticut Chapter Outstanding Volunteer Award, 2022
  • Jinxian Zhang, Best Paper Award, 6th IEEE Conference on Energy Internet and Energy System Integration, 2022
  • Alaa Selim, Third Prize UConn ECE poster competition, 2022
  • Alaa Selim, Conference Participation Award at UConn with Cash Prize, 2022
  • Yansong Pei, GE Fellowship for Excellence 2023-2024
  • Yansong Pei, Best Paper Award, IEEE Power and Engineering Society General Meeting, 2022
  • Yansong Pei, Best Paper Award, 2021 IEEE Sustainable Power and Energy Conference
  • Bendong Tan, Outstanding Reviewer from IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2021
  • Ketian Ye, Predoctoral Fellowship 2023
  • Ketian Ye, Best Paper Award, IEEE I&CPS Asia 2021
  • Ketian Ye, Best Paper Award, IEEE Power and Engineering Society General Meeting, 2021
  • Ketian Ye, College of Engineering Conference Travel Award, 2020
  • Bi Liu, Best Paper Award, IEEE Power and Engineering Society General Meeting, 2021

-Dr. Zhao’s Awards

  • 2023-2024 IEEE PES Technical Committee Distinguished Individual Service Award
  • Chaired the technical report “State Estimation for Integrated Energy Systems: Motivations, Advances, and Challenges”-TR118 to win the 2024 IEEE PES Technical Committee Working Group Recognition Award for Outstanding Technical Report.
  • Chaired the technical report “Behind-The-Meter Distributed Energy Resources: Estimation, Uncertainty Quantification, and Control” with 2023-2024 IEEE PES Technical Committee Working Group Recognition Award for Outstanding Technical Report.
  • 2023 IEEE PES Technical Committee Prize Paper Award
  • 2023 Outstanding Associate Editor from the flagship journal IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.
  • 2023 Best Paper Award from International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems-only 5 papers are selected out of the 1500 publications in the past 2 years.
  • Chaired the IEEE Task Force on Power System Dynamic State and Parameter Estimation to win the prestigious 2023 IEEE PES Outstanding Working Group for Outstanding Technical Report Award
  • 2023 AAUP Research Excellence Award-Early Career.
  • 2022 IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award (Society Level) with the citation “For developments in robust dynamic state and parameter estimation, physics-informed learning and uncertainty quantification, and cybersecurity for power systems”.
  • 2022 Best Paper Award from International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems-only 5 papers are selected out of the 1500 publications in the past 2 years.
  • 2022 Outstanding Associate Editor Award from the Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy
  • 2022 Excellent Young Subject Editor Award for CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems
  • 2022 IEEE PES Connecticut Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award with the citation: For outstanding contributions to the research and development of advanced grid modernization technologies for renewable energy integration and electric reliability and resilience.
  • 2022 Best Paper from IEEE Transactions on Power Systems Data-driven Optimal Power Flow: A Physics-Informed Machine Learning Approach”. Only 5 papers out of the past about 1500 publications were selected for this recognition.
  • 2022 Best Paper from IEEE Transactions on Power SystemsRoles of Dynamic State Estimation in Power System Modeling, Monitoring and Operation”. Only 5 papers out of the past about 1500 publications were selected for this recognition.
  • 2022 Outstanding Associate Editor from the flagship journal IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.
  • 2022 Special Achievement Award from the UConn Provost office.
  • 2022 Excellent Editor Award from IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering
  • 2022 Excellent Young Subject Editor Award for significant contribution to CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems
  • 2021 Best Paper of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems for the work “Power System Dynamic State Estimation: Motivations, Definitions, Methodologies and Future Work“.
  • 2022 IEEE PES Technical Committee Working Group Recognition Award for Outstanding Technical Report for the technical report “Power System Dynamic State and Parameter Estimation-Transition to Power Electronics-Dominated Clean Energy Systems”.
  • 2021 IEEE PES Outstanding Volunteer Award for dedicated volunteer service to promote activities, increase visibility and number of members, and educate the next generation of power engineering students.
  • 2021 Excellent Young Subject Editor Award for CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems
  • Two Best Paper Awards, IEEE Power and Engineering Society General Meeting, 2021.
  • Best Young Scientist Award at 2021 International Conference on Energy, Electrical and Power Engineering.
  • 6 journal publications as the Top 1% Highly Cited Publications by Thomson Reuters Web of Science.
  • 2020 Best Paper Award, Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy.
  • 2020 Excellent Associate Editor Award, Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy.
  • 2020 IEEE PES Outstanding Power Engineer Award for contributions to PES Mississippi Chapter.
  • 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 World’s Top 2% Scientists released by Stanford University.
  • Research Excellence Award, ECE department at Mississippi State University.
  • Top 3 Associate Editor award, IEEE Transactions Smart Grid, 2020.
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE Power and Engineering Society General Meeting, 2020.
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, Asia, 2019.
  • Best reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2019.
  • Best reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2018, 2019.
  • Outstanding reviewer, International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, 2017.
  • Second Prize award for student poster contest, IEEE PES GM 2016.