Electrical Engineer
Electrical Engineer


Dr. Wei Du received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 2014. His main areas of research are control design, modeling, and simulation of power systems with high penetration of power electronics devices. He is currently a senior research engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and serves as the principal investigator for multiple Department of Energy (DOE) funded projects that focus on studying the impacts of high penetration inverter-based resources on the transient and dynamic behaviors of power systems at different scales.

Prior to joining PNNL, he worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2016 to 2018. He also worked as a research engineer at the key power system Real-Time Digital Simulation (RTDS) laboratory of China Southern Power Grid Company from 2014 to 2016.



  • Schneider K.P., J. Glass, C. Klauber, B. Ollis, M. Reno, M. Burck, and L. Muhidin, et al. 2022. "A Framework for Coordinated Self-Assembly of Networked Microgrids using Consensus Algorithms."IEEE Access 10. PNNL-SA-166160. doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3132253


  • Du W., A. Singhal, F.K. Tuffner, and K.P. Schneider. 2021. "Comparison of Electromagnetic Transient and Phasor-based Simulation for the Stability of Grid-Forming-Inverter-based Microgrids." In IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT 2021), February 16-18, 2021, Washington DC, 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-155192. doi:10.1109/ISGT49243.2021.9372242
  • Du W., J. Xie, K.P. Schneider, F.K. Tuffner, B.P. Bhattarai, T. Vu, and G. Wiegand, et al. 2021. "Using Distributed Dynamic Voltage Restorers to Improve the Frequency Stability of Low-Inertia Networked Microgrids."In IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM 2021), July 26-29, 2021, Washington DC, 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-157692. doi:10.1109/PESGM46819.2021.9637864
  • Schneider K.P., S. Laval, B. Ollis, K. Prubaker, L. Tolbert, S. Essakiappan, and R. Tucker, et al. 2021. Duke-RDS Final Report. PNNL-32075. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Duke-RDS Final Report
  • Thekkumparambath Mana P., K.P. Schneider, W. Du, M. Mukherjee, T.D. Hardy, and F.K. Tuffner. 2021. "Study of microgrid resilience through co-simulation of power system dynamics and communication systems."IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics 17, no. 3:1905-1915. PNNL-SA-139325. doi:10.1109/TII.2020.2989107


  • Bhattarai B.P., L.D. Marinovici, M. Touhiduzzaman, F.K. Tuffner, K.P. Schneider, J. Xie, and P. Thekkumparambath Mana, et al. 2020. "Studying impacts of communication system performance on dynamic stability of networked microgrid."IET Smart Grid 3, no. 5:667 - 676. PNNL-SA-148561. doi:10.1049/iet-stg.2019.0303
  • Du W., Z. Chen, K.P. Schneider, R.H. Lasseter, S. Nandanoori, F.K. Tuffner, and S. Kundu. 2020. "A Comparative Study of Two Widely Used Grid-Forming Droop Controls on Microgrid Small Signal Stability."IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics 8, no. 2:963 - 975. PNNL-SA-144351. doi:10.1109/JESTPE.2019.2942491
  • Elizondo M.A., X. Fan, S.H. Davis, B. Vyakaranam, X. Ke, E.L. Barrett, and S.F. Newman, et al. 2020. Risk-Based Dynamic Contingency Analysis Applied to Puerto Rico Electric Infrastructure. PNNL-29985. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. doi:10.2172/1771798.Risk-Based Dynamic Contingency Analysis Applied to Puerto Rico Electric Infrastructure
  • Nandanoori S., S. Kundu, W. Du, F.K. Tuffner, and K.P. Schneider. 2020. "Distributed Small-Signal Stability Conditions for Inverter-Based Unbalanced Microgrids."IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 35, no. 5:3981 - 3990. PNNL-SA-146963. doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2020.2982795
  • Radhakrishnan N., K.P. Schneider, F.K. Tuffner, W. Du, and B.P. Bhattarai. 2020. "Learning-Based Load Control to Support Resilient Networked Microgrid Operations."IET Smart Grid 3, no. 5:697 - 704. PNNL-SA-143536. doi:10.1049/iet-stg.2019.0265
  • Schneider K.P., C. Miller, S. Laval, W. Du, and D. Ton. 2020. "Networked Microgrid Operations: Supporting a Resilient Electric Power Infrastructure."IEEE Electrification Magazine 8, no. 4:70 - 79. PNNL-SA-148231. doi:10.1109/MELE.2020.3026442


  • Bhattarai B.P., M.E. Alam, J. Hansen, K.P. Schneider, N. Radhakrishnan, A. Somani, and W. Du. 2019. "Enhancing Distribution System Resiliency through a Novel Transactive Energy Systems Framework."In Proceedings of the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM 2019), August 4-8, 2019, Atlanta, GA. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-139460. doi:10.1109/PESGM40551.2019.8973466
  • Du W., K.P. Schneider, F.K. Tuffner, Z. Chen, and R.H. Lasseter. 2019. "Modeling of Grid-Forming Inverters for Transient Stability Simulations of an all Inverter-based Distribution System."In IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT 2019), February 18-21, 2019, Washington DC, 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-137541. doi:10.1109/ISGT.2019.8791620
  • Du W., R.H. Lasseter, and A.S. Khalsa. 2019. "Survivability of Autonomous Microgrid during Overload Events."IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid 10, no. 4:3515-3524. PNNL-SA-134116. doi:10.1109/TSG.2018.2829438
  • Kundu S., W. Du, S. Nandanoori, F.K. Tuffner, and K.P. Schneider. 2019. "Identifying Parameter Space for Robust Stability in Nonlinear Networks: A Microgrid Application."In 2019 American Control Conference, 3111-3116. PNNL-SA-139867. doi:10.23919/ACC.2019.8814324