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Huang Shisheng

Post Doc Research Fellow

Telephone: +65 91823609
Research Areas:

Pillar / Cluster: Engineering Product Development

Shisheng Huang started his undergraduate studies in Chemical Engineering thinking about bioprocesses and pharmaceuticals. Eventually though, he became fascinated by the complexities inherent in large scale engineering systems and flew off to the United States to start his PhD in Chemical Engineering at Purdue University working in Process Systems Engineering. After four painful years of suffering from Singapore food withdrawal symptoms, he finally obtained his doctorate in 2011. He is now happily back in Singapore with SUTD.

Shisheng has broad interests in the study of energy systems. His work emphasizes the usage of appropriate modelling frameworks for the appropriate systems through a multi-paradigm modeling framework. His interests include the electrification of the transportation system, renewable energy integration studies and smart grid research. These studies have broad applications in urban areas throughout the world. Through centres such as the SUTD-MIT International Design Centre and the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovation Cities, Shisheng hopes to make an impact in these crucial areas, and contribute positively to society in general.


  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, (2011)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical), Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore (2006)

Research projects

Agent-Based Model Simulation Tool for Crowd Management in SMRT Stations
PIs: Roland Bouffanais, Mohammad Komareji, and Shisheng Huang

Transportation systems, especially public transportation networks are the crucial backbone of any city. These systems are responsible for millions of trips per day, and as recent events have demonstrated, when these systems fail, huge numbers of commuters are affected. The goal of this project is to provide SMRT with a real-time automated and versatile simulation tool for crowd management. At the core of this proposed simulation tool will be an agent-based model capable of mimicking the emergent behaviors or real-life crowds occurring in the confined areas of train stations in both normal and emergency situations. Such a simulation tool will provide SMRT with a unique means of testing, at minimal cost and without any disruption to its service, potential improvements to its operations in relation with its crowd management capability. We envision that, with sufficient validation, such a simulation tool will provide SMRT with the ability to support policy decision making.

Research Grants

  • Demand Focused Smart Energy Management in End User Environments for Sustainable Cities.
  • Agent-Based Model Simulation Tool for Crowd Management in SMRT Stations.

Selected publications

  • Liu, Y., Hassan, N. U., Huang, S., Yuen, C. 2013 Electricity Cost Minimization for a Residential Smart Grid with Distributed Generation and Bidirectional Power Transactions, IEEE ISGT 2013, February 24 – 27 2013, Washington D.C.
  • Hassan, N. U., Wang, X., Huang, S., Yuen, C. 2013 Demand Shaping to Achieve Steady Electricity Consumption with Load Balancing in a Smart Grid, IEEE ISGT 2013, February 24 – 27 2013, Washington D.C.
  • Huang, S., Safiullah, H., Xiao, J., Hodge, B.-M., Hoffman, R., Soller, J., Jones, D., Dininger, D., Tyner, W., Liu, A., Pekny, J. 2012. The Effects of Electric Vehicles on Residential Households in the City of Indianapolis. Energy Policy, 49, 442-455
  • Huang, S., Xiao, J., Reklaitis, G. V., Pekny, J., Liu, A. 2011. Quantifying Grid Level Benefits of Distributed Solar and Energy Storage, Journal of Energy Engineering, 138(2), 33–42.
  • Hodge, B.-M., Huang, S., Siirola, J. D., Pekny, J., Reklaitis, G. V. 2011. A Multi-Paradigm Modeling Framework for Energy Systems Modeling, Simulation and Analysis. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 35(9), 1725-1737
  • Hodge, B.-M., Huang, S., Shukla, A., Pekny, J., Venkatasubramanian, V., Reklaitis, G. V. 2011. The Effects of Vehicle-to-Grid Systems on Wind Power Integration in California. Wind Energy, 15(7), 903-914
  • Hodge, B.-M., Shukla, A., Huang, S., Reklaitis, G. V., Venkatasubramanian, V., Pekny, J. 2011. A Multi-Paradigm Simulation of the Effects of PHEV Adoption on Electric Utility Usage Levels and Emissions. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 50(9), 5191-5203
  • Hodge, B.-M., Huang, S., Pekny, J., Reklaitis, G. V. 2012 Process Systems Engineering Perspectives on Energy Systems Analysis and Policy. Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering (Undergoing Minor Revisions)
  • Huang, S., Hodge, B.-M., Taheripour, F., Pekny, J., Reklaitis, G.V., Tyner, W. 2011. The Effects of Electricity Pricing on PHEV Competitiveness. Energy Policy, 39, 1552 – 1561