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Qianwen Xu

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Qianwen Xu is Associate Professor in Department of Electric Power and Energy Systems, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. She is the director of Intelligent Sustainable Grid (ISG) Lab @ KTH, and co-director of Dig-it Lab (Vinnova competence center). Previously, she received the B.Sc. degree from Tianjin University, China, in 2014, and PhD degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2018, both in electrical engineering. Then she worked as a postdoc research fellow in Aalborg University in Denmark, a visiting researcher with Imperial College London, and a Wallenberg-NTU Presidential Postdoc Fellow in Nanyang Technological University in Singapore in 2018-2020. She has been with KTH Royal Institute of Technology since 2020, where she is currently a tenured associate professor.

Her research interests include advanced control, optimization and artificial intelligence application of sustainable power systems, microgrids and power converter systems. As the project manager (PI), she has received funding from Swedish Research Council (incl. VR Starting Grant), Swedish Energy Agency (incl. Future Electricity System program, Wind Power program, Building program E2B2), STINT (Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education), Digital Transformation Institute ( and Microsoft), Digital Futures, StandUP for Energy, etc. She has published over 50 technical papers, with 15 first-authored journal papers in top IEEE Transactions. She is Vice Chair in IEEE Power and Energy Society & Power Electronics Society, Sweden, and Vice Chair of IEEE Power ELectronics Society Technical Committee (TC) 12- Energy Access and Off-Grid Systems.  She is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on  Sustainable Energy, IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification and IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics. She is recipient of Humboldt Research Fellowship, Excellent Doctorate Research Work in Nanyang Technological University, Best paper award in IEEE PEDG 2020, etc. She is the winner of Nordic Energy Challenge 2022. Her research work "Smart microgrid for sustainable communities" is selected by Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) 100 list, 2023, as one of the most promising activities in Sweden in terms of societal impact and commercialization.


Degree Project in Electrical Engineering, Second Cycle (EA250X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Electrical Engineering, specialising in Electric Power Engineering, Second Cycle (EA270X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Electrical Engineering, specialising in Energy Innovation Second Cycle (EA280X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Electrical Engineering, specializing in Systems, Control and Robotics, Second Cycle (EA236X), examiner | Course web

Electric Power Engineering Project (EI2525), assistant | Course web

Individual Project in Electric Power and Energy systems I (EN2911), examiner | Course web

Power System Analysis (EG2100), examiner, course responsible, teacher, assistant | Course web

The Sustainable Electric Power Engineer (EH2220), assistant | Course web