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Electrical and Computer Engineering

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  • Ph,D., Engineering, Washington State University, 2022
  • B.S., Wuhan University, 2016


Dr. Lusha Wang is a tenure-track Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alabama. She was a Postdoctoral Appointee in the Energy System Division, Argonne National Laboratory from 2022-2023. She received the B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from Wuhan University, Wuhan, China in 2016 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA in 2022, advised by Prof. Noel Schulz and Prof. Anamika Dubey. She has been a research aide with the Energy System Division, Argonne National Laboratory in 2019 and 2020.

Her research focuses on analyzing and managing electric vehicles (EVs) and distributed energy resources (DERs) in emerging power distribution and transportation systems for improved grid resilience. The goal of her research is to develop practically efficient tools for utilities that lead to intelligent and sustainable power and energy systems and facilitate electrification. Her main areas of interest include:

1. Transportation electrification2. Power distribution systems modeling and analysis3. Power system resilience and protection4. Power system optimization and control5. Distributed renewable integration

Honors and Awards

  • iREDEFINE Professional Development Award: Awarded to 12 PhD students and Post-doc in the US and Canada selected by ECE department chairs, 2023
  • IEEE PES Grid Edge Technologies 3-Minute Ph.D. Dissertation Challenge Finalist, 2023

Areas of Research

Latest Publications

  • Lusha Wang, Anamika Dubey, Assefaw Gebremedhin, Anurag Srivastava, Noel Schulz,“MPC-Based Decentralized Voltage Control in Power Distribution Systems with EV and PV Coordination.” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 13.4 (2022): 2908-2919.
  • Lusha Wang, Jonghwan Kwon, Noel Schulz, Zhi Zhou, “Evaluation of Aggregated EV Flexibility With TSO-DSO Coordination.” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 13.4 (2022): 2304-2315.
  • Lusha Wang, James Halvorsen, Sanjeev Pannala, Anurag Srivastava, Assefaw Gebremedhin, Noel Schulz, “CPSyNet: A tool for generating customised cyberpower synthetic network for distribution systems with distributed energy resources.” IET Smart Grid (2022).
  • Lusha Wang, Jonghwan Kwon, Omer Verbas, Aymeric Rousseau and Zhi Zhou, “Charging Station Planning to Maximize Extra Load Hosting Capacity in Unbalanced Distribution System,” 2020 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM), 2020, pp. 1-5.