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Dr. Fran Li, CURENT UTK Campus Director and EECS professor, received three honors at the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting. The meeting was held in Boston, MA from July 17 to 21. Dr. Li received the IEEE PES Technical Committee Distinguished Service Award for 2015 and two of his conference papers were selected by the conference’s technical program committee as the Best Conference Papers (Top 5%). The two conference papers, “Mitigating Overestimation of Voltage Stability Margin by Coupled Single-Port Circuit Models” and “Volt-VAR Interaction Evaluation in Bulk Power Systems,” are first-authored by Dr. Li's doctoral student Haoyu Yuan and his formal visitor Tao Jiang, respectively. IEEE PES General Meeting is the leading annual conference within IEEE PES Dr._Li.jpgand attracts around 3000 to 5000 attendees from around the world each year. (R, Dr. Li)