Ilka Jahn

Junior Research Group Leader: "Design and Verification of Control and Protection in DC Systems” & Team Leader Advanced Control Methods for Power Systems and HiL

Ilka Jahn
Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems


Building: 4120

Room: 10.10

Mathieustraße 10

52074 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 49618
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 49709

Ilka Jahn received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, in 2012 and 2015, respectively. In 2015, she was with ABB Corporate Research in Sweden. She received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, in 2021. From 2022, she has been a junior research group leader hosted by the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems, RWTH. She is secretary of CIGRE WG B4.85 on interoperability in HVDC systems based on partially open-source software and receiver of the 2022 CIGRE Next Generation Network Significant Contribution Award. She is also a member of the IEEE PES Task Force on Innovative Teaching Methods for Modern Power and Energy Systems and the steering board of the Center for Young Academics at RWTH Aachen University. Her main research interests are the control and protection of HVDC systems, power systems dominated by power electronic converters, and innovative software solutions.



Chaffey, G.; Jahn, Ilka; Nahalparvari, M.; Wang, M.; Hertem, D. V.; Norrga, Staffan; "Design of backup protection for the DC interconnection of adjacent point-to-point HVDC systems"; 16th International Conference on Developments in Power System Protection (DPSP 2022) : 7-10 March 2022 / [IET, the Institution of Engineering and Technology]
Norrga; Jahn, Ilka; Plet, Cornelis A.; Ruffing, Philipp Frederic; Chaffey, Geraint; Moore, John; Semenyuk, Maksym; "DC Interconnection of Adjacent Point-to-Point HVDC Links as an Enabling Step towards Deployment of Multiterminal HVDC Systems"; [CIGRE Session 2022, Paris]
Jahn, Ilka; Chaffey, Geraint; Prieto-Araujo, Eduardo; Hoffmann, Melanie; Alvarez, Rodrigo; Monti, Antonello; "On the Partitioning of MMC Control Systems Using Graph Theory"; IEEE open journal of power electronics, 3, 611-620
Nahalparvari, Mehrdad; Asoodar, Mohsen; Jahn, Ilka; Bessegato, Luca; Despouys, Olivier; Norrga, Staffan; Nee, Hans-Peter; "DC-Side Impedance Estimation of a Modular Multilevel Converter Through System Identification of a Partially Black-Boxed Control System"; IEEE transactions on energy conversion, 37, 2708-2721
Jahn, Ilka; Nahalparvari, Mehrdad; Norrga, Staffan; Rogersten, Robert; "Moving Beyond Open-Source Modelling: Why Open Control and Protection Software in Real Converters Will Be Useful"; Proceedings : 2022 Open Source Modelling and Simulation of Energy Systems (OSMSES) : April 4-5, 2022, Aachen, Germany, 6 Seiten
Jahn, Ilka; Nahalparvari, Mehrdad; Hirsching, Carolin; Hoffmann, Melanie; Düllmann, Patrick; Loku, Fisnik; Agbemuko, Adedotun; Chaffey, Geraint; Prieto-Araujo, Eduardo; Norrga, Staffan; "An Architecture for a Multi-Vendor VSC-HVDC Station With Partially Open Control and Protection"; IEEE access, 10, 13555-13569