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Quoc Tuan TRAN


Published on 16 April 2024

Quoc Tuan TRAN

Dr. hab. , CEA Fellow​

Prof. Quoc Tuan TRAN received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and his “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” degree (Dr. Habil.) from the Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France, in 1993 and 2000, respectively.

He is actually Professor at INSTN (Paris-Saclay University), Research Director, Fellow Scientist and International Expert at CEA, Scientific Manager of Smart Grids at CEA-Liten/INES and Teacher at INSTN, Grenoble-INP, and University Grenoble Alpes (UGA).

He has 11 patents. He is co-author of chapters in 7 books and author more than 300 publications in international journals and conferences. He has supervised 50 doctoral theses, realised and managed more than 50 projects (European, industrial, Ademe, ANR projects…).

He is a Senior Member IEEE and a member of CIGRE.​





  • ​​25 staff​
  • 3 postdocs​
  • 6 PhD students​​​

Research Activities

​Prof. Quoc Tuan TRAN has more than 30 years of work in the fields of smart grids. His research interests include power systems, energy systems, simulation, analysis, operation, optimization, stability, control and protection of power systems.

His research activity concerns simulation, co-simulation, real-time simulation, interoperability, digital twins, management of complex energy systems, control and intelligent management of renewable energies (solar and wind), vehicles electrical, energy storage, HVDC and MVDC systems, intelligent buildings...

He has organized and participated in several international conferences such as General Chair, Chairman, and Scientific Committee and participated in several international technical committees such as IEEE, CIRED, ANR.

​He has participated in scientific training and teaching abroad.​

Selected publications and conferences:  

  • A Distributed Hierarchical Control Framework in Islanded Microgrids and Its Agent-based Design for Cyber-Physical Implementations, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics; September 2020, DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2020.3026267
  • Digital twin integrated power-hardware-in-the-loop for the assessment of distributed renewable energy resources, Springer, Electrical Engineering, March 2021, DOI: 10.1007/s00202-021-01246-0
  • Applicability of Geographically Distributed Simulations, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 09 August 2022, Print ISSN: 0885-8950 Online ISSN: 1558-0679, DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2022.3197635.
  • Self-Updating Machine Learning System for Building Load Forecasting - Method, Implementation and Case-Study on COVID-19 Impact, Elservier, Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks, Volume 32, December 2022, 100873, DOI: 10.1016/j.segan.2022.100873.
  • Optimal AC/DC Distribution Systems Expansion Planning from DSO's Perspective Considering Topological Constraints, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Page(s): 1 – 12, May 2023, DOI: 10.1109/TPWRD.2023.3277089

Selected patents: 

  • 2015 | Procédé et dispositif de réglage d’une puissance de charge d’une batterie de véhicule automobile électrique, Brevet Européen EP 3 031 660 A1, 15198320.2(22).
  • 2021 | Architecture électrique comprenant une installation photovoltaïque linéaire constituée de plusieurs groupes de panneaux photovoltaïques et d’un réseau de courant continu (DC), reliée à un réseau de transport et/ou de distribution alternatif (AC) avec arbitrage de la puissance injectée depuis le réseau DC au réseau AC, DD21644.
  • 2022 | Method for Evaluating Stability of a GDPHIL System and Associated Method and Devices, DD22541 AB.