Benedikt Grüger

M.Sc. Benedikt Grüger

Time-scales in power grid transients

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Research Interest

General Research Interest:

  • Dynamical power grid modelling
  • Electro-magnetic transients in power grids
  • Complex systems
  • Statistical physics
  • Control theory

Research Project:


Our research investigates vulnerabilities of power grids relevant to cyber-attack resilience focusing on non-linear dynamical phenomena. Studying universal features in transient dynamics numerically, we aim to gain a theoretical understanding of power grids' response to disturbances. Special emphasis is put on voltage dynamics in distribution grids and the interaction of inverter controls with the power grid. The gained insights are then used to formulate novel cyber-attack scenarios. Furthmore, we develop corresponding application-oriented defense strategies in collaboration with different grid operators. Overall, the research applies theoretical concepts from complex systems theory and statistical physics to the energy sector trying to contribute to today's power grid stability. 

Open theses

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Short Bio

  • Physics, Bachelor of Science, University of Göttingen (10/2015 - 03/2019)
  • Semester abroad, Universidad de la Laguna (09/2017 - 02/2018)
  • Physics, Master of Science, University of Göttingen (10/2020 - 02/2023)
  • Research associate, Energy Information Networks and Systems Lab, TU Darmstadt (since 07/2023)