Yunwei (Ryan) Li

Yunwei (Ryan) Li – Smart Power Converters
for Distribution System Power Quality Improvement

Yunwei (Ryan) Li,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta


With today’s increasing concerns on energy costs, energy security and greenhouse gas emissions, more and more renewable energy sources is being integrated into the power distribution system through distributed

generation (DG). Such a system with the presence of many power electronics interfaced DGs, loads and energy storage systems, is most likely in the form of hybrid AC/DC structure, where the power electronics interfaces can actively participated in the system operation and control with improved efficiency, reliability and power quality. This talk focuses on the distribution system power quality management through smart control of the power electronics interfacing converters.


Dr. Yunwei (Ryan) Li is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada. Dr. Li received the Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. In 2005, Dr. Li was a Visiting Scholar with the Aalborg University, Denmark. From 2006 to 2007, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Ryerson University, Canada. In 2007, he also worked at Rockwell Automation Canada.

Dr. Li is a senior member of IEEE, a Professional Engineer with Alberta Canada. He serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, and IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics. Dr. Li received the Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award from IEEE Power Electronics Society in 2013, and the Prize Paper Award of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics in 2014.


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