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Liang Min

Managing Director Bits & Watts Initiative, Precourt Institute for Energy
As the Managing Director of the Bits & Watts Initiative at Stanford University, Dr. Liang Min leads a multidisciplinary affiliates program that brings together experts from various fields to drive the digital transformation of the electric grid. Under his leadership, Bits & Watts launched new research areas: 100% Clean Electric Grid, EV50, AI for Climate/Energy, and Digital Grid – an open platform for customer DERs integration. In addition to his role at Bits & Watts, Dr. Min is the Managing Director of the newly established Net-Zero Alliance, which provides a platform for global companies to collaborate with Stanford on research and education focused on achieving a net-zero future. He also spearheaded the launch of the Stanford Energy Executive Education Program, designed to equip industry leaders with the knowledge and skills to navigate the evolving energy landscape.

Dr. Min's career began at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), where he was a senior project manager and significantly contributed to improving the electric grid's reliability and security. His work resulted in multiple U.S. patents for deploying phasor measurement unit technologies at utilities, supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. He then spent a decade at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he served as the founding group leader of the energy delivery group and associate program leader for the national lab's cyber and infrastructure resilience program. He has also served as Research Director of the Electric Operations program for the California Energy System for the 21st Century, an initiative to apply the country's most sophisticated high-performance computing technology to enhance California's grid reliability, security, and value to ratepayers.

In his spare time, he is a runner with the personal best marathon time of 2 hours and 50 minutes.


Ph.D, Texas A&M University (2007)
M.S., Tianjin University (2004)
B.S., Tianjin University (2001)


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