Research and Life

Nan Duan
Ph.D Candidate
Department of EECS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Office: Room 205, Min H. Kao Building, 1520 Middle Drive, Knoxville, TN, 37996-2250

Research Interests: power system angular stability, power system time domain simulation,numerical integration methods, parallel computing (ResearchGateGoogle Scholar)


2013 - present    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2010 - 2013        Beijing University of aeronautics and astronautics - Master of Engineering

2006 - 2010        Beijing University of Technology - Bachelor of Science

Research Experiences:

2015 - Present        Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Research Assistant 

2013 - Present        University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Research Assistant

Teaching Experiences:

ECE521 (Power System Analysis I) Fall 2013, University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Teaching Assistant

ECE522 (Power System Analysis II) Spring 2014, University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Teaching Assistant


Nan Duan, Kai Sun, Transient Stability Simulation and Operation of Power Systems, US Patent Application, No. 14/956,076, Dec 2015 (Link)

Journal Paper:

Nan Duan, Kai Sun, Power System Simulation Using the Multi-stage Adomian Decomposition Method, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 32, no. 1, pp 430-441, Jan. 2017. 

Conference Papers:

N. Duan, A. Dimitrovski, S. Simunovic, K. Sun, J. Qi, J. Wang “Embedding Spatial Decomposition in Parareal in Time Power System Simulation,” ISGT Europe 2017, Torino, Italy

N. Duan, A. Dimitrovski, S. Simunovic, K. Sun, “Applying Reduced Generator Models in the Coarse Solver of Parareal in Time Parallel Power System Simulation,” ISGT Europe 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia

A. Teron, A. Bartlett, N. Duan, K. Sun, “Estimating the Nonlinear Oscillation Frequency of a Power System Using the Harmonic Balanced Method,” 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting, Boston, MA

N. Duan, B. Wang, K. Sun, J. Ning, “Analysis of Power System Oscillation Frequency Using Differential Groebner Basis and the Harmonic Balance Method”, 2015 IEEE PES General Meeting, Denver, CO

N. Duan, K. Sun, “Application of the Adomian Decomposition Method for Semi-Analytic Solutions of Power System Differential Algebraic Equations”, Powertech 2015, Eindhoven

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