Tu Nguyen


Tu Nguyen, Ph.D.

Electrical Engineer, Analytics & Controls Lead

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Tu Nguyen, Ph.D. / (505) 844-1722


Tu A. Nguyen is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. He is also a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and an editor of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. He received his B.S degree in Power Systems from Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam in 2007 and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2014. Before joining Sandia National Laboratories in September 2016, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Washington. His research interests include energy storage analytics, microgrid modeling and analysis, and the integration of distributed resources into power grids.

Research Interests

Energy storage analytics: modeling and simulation, optimal dispatch and control for grid applications (e.g., ancillary services, transmission support, behind-the-meter)

Integrated resource planning for 100% renewable grid

Microgrid design, modeling and analysis


Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2014

B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Hanoi, Vietnam), 2007

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Key Publications

R.H. Byrne, T.A. Nguyen, D.A. Copp, B.R. Chalamala, I. Gyuk Energy Management and Optimization Methods for Grid Energy Storage Systems IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 13231-13260, 2018, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2741578.

T.A. Nguyen, M.L. Crow, A.C. Elmore Optimal Sizing of a Vanadium Redox Battery System for Microgrid Systems IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 729-737, July 2015, DOI: 10.1109/TSTE.2015.2404780.

T.A. Nguyen, M.L. Crow Stochastic Optimization of Renewable-Based Microgrid Operation Incorporating Battery Operating Cost IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 2289-2296, May 2016, DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2015.2455491.

X. Qiu, T.A. Nguyen, J.D. Guggenberger, M.L. Crow, A.C. Elmore A Field Validated Model of a Vanadium Redox Flow Battery for Microgrids IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 1592-1601, July 2014, DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2014.2310212.

T.A. Nguyen, X. Qiu, J.D. Guggenberger II, M.L. Crow, A.C. Elmore Performance Characterization for Photovoltaic-Vanadium Redox Battery Microgrid Systems IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 1379-1388, Oct. 2014, DOI: 10.1109/TSTE.2014.2305132.