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Dr. Su is looking for highly motivated Ph.D. students starting in 2024. The research assistantship is available. An earned master's degree is preferred. If you are interested in Dr. Su’s research areas, please send your resume to Dr. Su (wencong@umich.edu).

Visiting students/scholars, master-thesis students, and undergraduate students: Please email your CV to <wencong@umich.edu>, if you are interested in joining Dr. Su's group. Hourly-based financial support is available.

Short Bio:

Dr. Wencong Su is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA. Dr. Su received his B.S. degree (with distinction) from Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA, in 2008, his M.S. degree from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA, in 2009, and his Ph.D. degree from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, in 2013, respectively—all in electrical engineering. He was a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Michigan. He worked as a Research Aide at Argonne National Laboratory in IL, USA, in 2012. He also worked as an R&D engineer intern at ABB U.S. Corporate Research Center in NC, USA, in 2009. 

Dr. Su's research is primarily centered around power and energy systems, transportation electrification, and cyber-physical systems. Dr. Su is a Fellow of IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) and a Senior Member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). An accomplished author, Dr. Su has penned one book, four book chapters, and over 150 high-quality articles in prestigious international journals and peer-reviewed conference proceedings. De. Su has been consecutively recognized as one of the Top 2% Scientists Worldwide by Stanford University. Dr. Su was the recipient of the 2015 IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Technical Committee Prize Paper Award and the 2013 IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Student Best Paper Award. 

Moreover, Dr. Su holds editorial roles at several prestigious journals, including Associate Editor positions at both IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid and IEEE Access. He also serves as an Editor for IEEE Power Engineering Letters and Associate Editor for IEEE DataPort. He was the Guest Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid - Special Section on Power—Electronics-Enabled Smart Power Distribution Grid in 2020-2021. He was the Guest Editor of IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy—Special Section on COVID-19 Impact on Electrical Grid Operation: Analysis and Mitigation in 2021. He was the Guest Editor of IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications—Special Issue on Cyber-Physical Systems in Smart Grids: Security and Operation in 2017.

Dr. Su's research work has been sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy (DoE), Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E), Department of Defense (DoD), DTE Energy, Ford, Toyota, DENSO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan Translation Research and Commercialization (MTRAC), DoE National Labs, and many other partners. He serves as the campus director of the Center for Electric Drive Transportation (2015-2023) and NSF REU Site (2018-2022) at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He also serves as an associate director of Dearborn Artificial Intelligence Research Center (2020-present). Dr. Su was the 2021 recipient of the Distinguished Research Award and the 2023 recipient of the Distinguished Research Team Award at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Contact Information:


​Wencong Su, Ph.D., FIET, SMIEEE                                               

Professor and Department Chair                                                               

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Michigan-Dearborn                                                     

Office: IAVS-2060                                    

Labs: IAVS-1060, ELB-1026, and ELB-1042

4901 Evergreen Road Dearborn, MI, 48128, U.S.A.                         

Email: wencong@umich.edu                                                             

Web: www.SuWencong.com                                                         

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Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid                                           

Associate Editor, IEEE Access                                                               

Associate Editor, IEEE DataPort

​Editor, IEEE Power Engineering Letters