Dr Quang An Phan



Quang An Phan is a researcher at the Nimbus research centre with interests including renewable energy, micro-grids, energy management and system optimisation methodologies. In 2006, Quang An received his BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam. In 2007, having received a French Embassy scholarship he completed his Masters degree in Electrical Engineering at the Institute National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France. His thesis comprised a study by simulation of a hybrid photovoltaic (PV) system. Subsequently, after being awarded a RíSAM PhD scholarship, he has completed his doctorate in Energy Management from the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), Ireland, in 2020 with a thesis on developing optimisation methodologies for a micro-grid integrated with renewable energy sources and auxiliary battery backup supply.

He currently forms part of the Data Analytics team within Nimbus with expertise in MATLAB, Python, battery modelling, parameter forecasting, system scheduling, micro-grid optimisation and AI trustworthiness.

Q.A. Phan, M.D. Murphy, M.C. Breen, T. Scully, “Facilitating high levels of wind penetration in a smart grid through the optimal utilization of battery storage in microgrids: An analysis of the trade-offs between economic performance and wind generation facilitation”, Energy Conversion and Management, 206 (2020). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2019.112354

Q.A. Phan, M.D. Murphy, M.C. Breen, T. Scully, “Determination of Optimal Battery Utilization to Minimize Operating Costs for a Grid-connected Building with Renewable Energy Sources”, Energy Conversion and Management, 174 (2018). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2018.07.081

Q.A. Phan, M.D. Murphy, Michael C. Breen, and T. Scully, “One-day-ahead Cost Optimisation for a Multi-energy Source Building using a Genetic Algorithm” IEEE UKACC International conference on control 2016, Belfast, UK, DOI: 10.1109/CONTROL.2016.7737556.

Q.A. Phan, T. Scully, M.C. Breen, M.D. Murphy, “Economic Optimisation for a Building with an integrated Micro-grid connected to the National Grid”, IEEE World Congress on Sustainable Energy. Dec 2015. London, UK, DOI: 10.1109/WCST.2015.7415138

Q.A. Phan, M.D. Murphy, “Photovoltaic models for long and short-term power production forecasting”. Proceedings from the 31th International Manufacturing Conference, Cork, Ireland, pp. 293-301, Sep 2014

Q.A. Phan; N. Nguyen-Quang; G.M.T. Nguyen; N.T. Ngo, “An Improved Incremental Conductance MPPT Algorithm with Fuzzy Logic for Standalone PV Systems”, MISSION 2011 – Japan, pp. 55-58, Nov 2011.

Q.A. Phan, G.M.T. Nguyen, N. Nguyen-Quang, A.C. Nguyen, P.H.A. Ho, “A Comparison of Perturb & Observe and Fuzzy MPPT Control Algorithm for a Photovoltaic System”, The 2011 ASEAN Symposium on Automatic Control (ASAC2011), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 8-9 Nov 2011.

P.H.A. Ho, H.P. Nguyen, Q.A. Phan, G.M.T. Nguyen; “Adaptive Neural NARX Controller for MPPT PV supplied DC Motor”, The 2011 ASEAN Symposium on Automatic Control, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 8-9 Nov 2011.

G.M.T Nguyen, H.N. Duong, Q.A. Phan; “A PD Sliding Mode Controller for Two-Wheeled Self-Balancing Robot”; Journal of Science – Technology of Technical Universities, No.83B/2011, pp. 60-68, 27 Sept 2011, Vietnam; ISSN: 0868-3980.

T.D. Mai, C.B. Tran, Q.A. Phan, and H.P. Nguyen “Impact controller of Single – Phase Grid – Connected Photovoltaic Systems” Proceedings of International Symposium on Strategic Technologies IFOST 2009, Hochiminh city, Vietnam, 2009.

C.B. Tran, T.D. Mai, M.D. Ngo, Q.A. Phan, D.T. Pham and H.P. Nguyen “Active and Reactive Power Controller for Single – Phase Grid-Connected Photovoltaic systems” Proceedings of AUN-SEEDNet Conference on Renewable Energy, Bandung, Indonesia 2009.

Battery Optimisation System & Control (BOSCo)

Predictive Control Systems (PCS) – Energy system modelling and optimisation