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Fran-Li.pngDr. Fran Li, UTK Campus Director of CURENT, was recently named an IEEE Fellow, effective January 1, 2017. He was recognized for his work in power system markets, specifically for “contributions to locational marginal price calculation.” 

Dr. Li received his B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 1994 and 1997, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, in 2001. From 2001 to 2005, he worked at ABB Electric Systems Consulting in Raleigh, NC, USA, as a senior engineer and then a principal engineer, prior to joining University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK) in 2005. Within IEEE, he is serving or has served as the Vice Chair of IEEE PES PSPI Committee, the Co-Vice Chair of PES PSOPE Committee, an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, an Editor of IEEE PES Letters, a Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, and a Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. He is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the state of North Carolina.

Congratulations to Dr. Li!