Dr Da Huo is a Lecturer in Energy Systems Intelligence with the Centre for Energy Systems and Strategy at Cranfield University. His research focuses on applying optimisation and machine learning algorithms to model, operate and plan flexible assets, distribution networks, and whole systems (including the integrated electricity and hydrogen systems) with the objectives of enhancing network security, cost-effectiveness, and reliability. Prior to joining Cranfield University, Da was a research associate for a EU H2020 MERLON project at Newcastle University from 2019 to 2021, working on microgrid optimisation. He received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Bath in 2018, focusing on the optimisation of multi-vector energy systems at the community level. He obtained the B.Eng. degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Bath, and in electrical power engineering from North China Electric Power University, both in 2014.

Research opportunities

Dr Da Huo is interested in supervising students with research interests in:

- Machine learning for smart grid

- Whole systems (integrated electricity/hydrogen/thermal/transportation systems)

- Energy systems cybersecurity

Current activities

Dr Huo is the module leader of 'Artificial Intelligence in Energy Systems', and admission tutor of Advanced Digital Energy Systems MSc course.

Dr Huo is a guest editor of a special issue in Energies, 'Emerging Topics in Energy Infrastructure Planning Based on Energy Sharing and Energy Transition'

Research Grants:

Place based AI-driven clustering and demand flexibility assessment for net zero, PI, £130k, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, 2024 - 2025

Global Hydrogen Production Technologies (HyPT) Center, Co-I, 2023 - 2026

Management of Disaster Risk and Societal Resilience (MADIS), Co-I, 2020-2023

Prototype Planning Tool for Green Hydrogen Generation and Use in UK Agriculture, Co-I, 2022-2023


  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
  • Innovate UK
  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero


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