State Grid Corporation of China Sponsored Fellowships
Bits & Watts Founding member, State Grid Corporation of China, has generously provided funding for postgraduate work focused on innovations for the 21st century electric grid. In past years they have funded PH.D. students and are currently funding two postdoctoral positions for recent Ph.D. graduates to work on creative, multidisciplinary research projects that explore new directions for the digital transformation of electric grid.
State Grid Fellowship Recipients
2017 Ph.D Fellowships
Jacques completed his PhD in Energy Resources in 2020. His research focused on applying state-of-the-art computational tools, at the intersection of optimization and statistics, to energy and carbon management problems. A case in point for this research is the Stanford Energy Systems Innovations project, the campus district energy system, which provides a unique source of real data as well as an ideal test-bed for new ideas and control algorithms. He was advised by Profs. Sally Benson and Peter Glynn.
2018 Ph.D Fellowships
2019 Postdoctoral Fellowship
Nicolas's research focuses on the transformation of the electricity industry, using insights from industrial organization, market design and regulation, applied microeconomics and behavioral economics. His current topics of interest include the increasing adoption of electric vehicles, and the planning and operation of the electricity grid with an increasing amount of distributed energy resources.
2020 Fellowship Awardees
Yue will be joining Stanford in the Fall of 2020. She is currently completing her Ph.D. at Tsinghua University. Prior to her doctorate wotk, Yue received a B.E. degree in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing,in 2015, a B.S. in economics from Peking University, Beijing, in 2017 and was a visiting student at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA from 2018 to 2019. She was the recipient of the 2019 IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid Best Reviewer Award.
Due to the pressure of global climate change and shortage of clean energy sources, the development of renewables and expanded electrification and digitization of all energy consumers are regarded as promising solutions. During her Ph.D study, Yue looked into smart energy system from three perspectives: robust dispatch to cope with uncertainty at source side, energy sharing mechanism design to unleash demand-side flexibility, and equilibrium analysis under multiple energy connection. Broadly, her research interests include applied optimization, game theory and energy economics.