About the ELITE Grid Research Lab

The ELITE Grid Research Lab is led by Prof. Yunwei (Ryan) Li. The lab’s objectives are to develop key technologies and train highly qualified personnel (HQP) for Canada’s next-generation electric grids. We aim at developing grids with high percentages of renewable energy generation; highly efficient transmission and distribution structures; reliable and efficient power electronic interfaces to integrate renewable energy and high efficiency loads; and the highest cyber security and system reliability.

Lab Director

Dr. Yunwei (Ryan) Li

Ph.D., P.Eng., IEEE Fellow

Professor and Interim Chair

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Phone: (780)-492-9483

Office: 11-370, DICE Building

ELITE Grid Research Lab News

Congratulations to Mingzhe Wu on successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation!

March 29, 2023: Mingzhe Wu has successfully defended his dissertation, “Advanced Selective Harmonic Elimination Pulse Width Modulation for High-Power Medium-Voltage Converters,” and earned his Ph.D. degree!

Research Interests

Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Storage Systems.

Modeling, Control, and Energy Management of Microgrid and Smart Distribution Systems.

Smart Grid-Interfacing Power Converters.

High-Power Converters and Industrial Drives.