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 - 2017        The University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Ph.D. in progress

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

2006 - 2010        Beijing University of Technology - Bachelor of Science

Research Experiences:

2013 - 2017        University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN - Research Assistant

2015 - 2017        Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN - Research Assistant 

5/2017 - 7/2017      GE Global Research, Niskayuna, NY - Research Fellow 


[Pre1] N. Duan, K. Sun, "Stochastic Power System Simulation Using the Adomian Decomposition" (arXiv:1710.02415)

[Pre2] N. Duan, K. Sun, "Finding Semi-Analytic Solutions of Power System Differential-Algebraic Equations for Fast Transient Stability Simulation" (arXiv:1412.0904)


[P1] N. Duan, K. Sun, Transient Stability Simulation and Operation of Power Systems, US Patent Application, No. 14/956,076, Dec 2015 (Link)

Journal Paper:

[J1] N. Duan, K. 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. (PDF)

Conference Papers:

[C1] 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 (PDF)

[C2] 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 (PDF)

[C3] 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 (PDF)

[C4] 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 (PDF)

[C5] N. Duan, K. Sun, “Application of the Adomian Decomposition Method for Semi-Analytic Solutions of Power System Differential Algebraic Equations”, Powertech 2015, Eindhoven (PDF)

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

Another passion of mine except for research:

I also make short videos in my free time, please visit my vimeo page.