Thank you for your interest in working with us!

We are always looking for talented Ph.D. students with full scholarships. Visiting professors/scholars and students are also welcome. When you plan to contact me, please follow exactly the guidance below, otherwise, your email will not be processed by me. Please be patient in waiting for my response as I receive a lot of emails every day and it takes time to select the best students who are most suitable for our group.

Research Areas: We are particularly interested in the areas, including but not limited to:

  • Power system modeling, estimation, identification, and synchrophasor measurement applications
  • Power system uncertainty quantification, cybersecurity, and resiliency
  • Power system dynamics and stability control with inverter-based resources
  • Big data analytics and machine learning for smart grid
  • Power distribution system/microgrid analysis, optimization, and control with high penetration of DERs

    Preferred qualifications: (1) M.S. in electrical engineering with a background in the areas of power and energy, machine learning, optimization, and control; (2) strong oral and written communication skills, (3) good programming skills and familiarity with one or more of the following tools: Python, MATLAB, OpenDSS, PSSE/PSLF, Hardware in the loop simulator and (4) good scores for GRE and TOFEL/IELTS scores (approximate historical ranges of TOFEL 90-110 and GRE is about 320). These scores are mandatory for graduate school application and admission.

    About UConn: UConn offers a competitive graduate assistantship. UConn is a flagship university that is ranked as the best public national university in New England and is tied for 23rd in “top public schools” and tied for 63rd best national university in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings. The university has been recognized as a Public Ivy. The university is close to Hartford, the Boston area, and New York City.

    Contact Information: If you are interested in working with me, please send your CV, transcripts, GRE and TOFEL/IELTS scores, and publication records to Dr. Junbo Zhao at Please use “Prospective Students-CREATE Labin the email subject and attach all required documents using PDF.