Gen Li


  • Lautrupvang 15, Ballerup, T1.14

    2750 Ballerup


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Gen Li received the B.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeast Electric Power University, Jilin, China, in 2011, the M.Sc. degree in Power Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2013 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Cardiff University, Cardiff, U.K., in 2018.

He is now an Associate Professor at Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Ballerup, Denmark. From 2013 to 2016, he was a Marie Curie Early Stage Research Fellow funded by the European Commission’s MEDOW project. He has been a Visiting Researcher at China Electric Power Research Institute and Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute, Beijing, China, at Elia, Brussels, Belgium and at Toshiba International (Europe), London, U.K. He was a Research Associate at the School of Engineering, Cardiff University from 2018 to 2022. His research interests include control and protection of HVDC and MVDC technologies, power electronics, reliability modelling and evaluation of power electronics systems.

Dr. Li is a Chartered Engineer in the U.K., an Associate Editor of the CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems, a Young Editorial Board Member of Applied Energy, an Editorial Board Member of CIGRE ELECTRA and Global Energy Interconnection and an IET Professional Registration Advisor. His Ph.D. thesis received the First CIGRE Thesis Award in 2018. He is the Vice-Chair of IEEE PES Young Professionals, the Technical Panel Sectary of CIGRE UK B5 Protection and Automation and a Steering Committee Member of CIGRE Denmark NGN.

Research and teaching information

62760 Power Engineering 1

62761 Power Engineering 2

62770 Applied electrical engineering

62700 Protection of electrical power systems



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


  • User defined:
  • HVDC
  • Offshore Wind Energy
  • DC Grid
  • DC protection
  • Energy Islands
  • Power system protection


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