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Research Into Power Systems Nets UT’s Sun NSF CAREER Award

Kai Sun

Kai Sun, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.

As power systems become more interconnected and complex, one of the key concerns has been developing new ways to monitor and control them.

Keeping an eye on such systems and detecting problems within them has become something of a specialty for faculty at UT, with Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Kai Sun becoming the latest member of the College of Engineering to gain recognition for his work.

Sun’s work—”Integrated Research and Education in Nonlinear Modal Decoupling and Control for Resilient Interconnected Power Systems”—was recently chosen by the National Science Foundation for a CAREER award, making him the third faculty member from the college chosen for such a prestigious honor since November.

CAREER awards are given by NSF to help nurture the careers and research of young faculty they feel hold promise in their given fields.

“To be selected for this honor is both a tremendous development, personally, and a validation of the research we are conducting,” said Sun. “This will allow us to continue to explore our ideas relating to stability analysis and control of interconnected power systems.”

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