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Dr Xin Zhang
Senior Lecturer in Electronic and Electrical Engineering


Personal Research Website: Digital Energy and Electrical Power Systems (DEEPs) Research Group (

Dr Xin Zhang is a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, an EPSRC New Investigator Awardee, in Digital and Electrical Power Systems. His research experience covers power system planning and operation with renewable energy, smart grids, cyber-physical power system modelling and co-simulation, and transport electrification with grid interaction. He is currently supervising 7 PhD students (as principal supervisor) and researching on several projects (as PI) funded by the prestigious UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship (£1.8m), EPSRC New Investigator Award (£481k), EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Hub, Department for Transport (T-TRIG) and Power Industry. Previously Dr Xin Zhang worked at Cranfield University as a Senior Lecturer (2019-2021, tenured).

Dr Zhang worked at National Grid UK for 8 years before returning academia (2019), Chartered Engineer since 2017, where he undertook power system planning and real-time operation, mainly in the UK Electricity National Control Centre. He has also initiated and managed several National Grid’s network innovation projects with UK universities. 


  • PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Manchester, UK
  • MSc (distinction) in Electrical Power Engineering, The University of Manchester, UK
  • B.Eng in Control Systems and Automation, Shandong University, China

Newest selected publications

Lai, CS., Chen, D., Zhang, J., Zhang, X., Xu, X., Taylor, G. and et al. (2022) 'Profit maximization for large-scale energy storage systems to enable fast EV charging infrastructure in distribution networks'. Energy, 259. pp. 1 - 21. ISSN: 0360-5442 Open Access Link

Journal article

Zhang, G., Zhang, F., Wang, X. and Zhang, X. (2022) 'Fast Resilience Assessment of Distribution Systems With a Non-Simulation-Based Method'. IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 37 (2). pp. 1088 - 1099. ISSN: 0885-8977

Journal article

Wei, X., Xiang, Y., Li, J. and Zhang, X. (2022) 'Self-Dispatch of Wind-Storage Integrated System: A Deep Reinforcement Learning Approach'. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 0 (in press). pp. 1 - 4. ISSN: 1949-3029 Open Access Link

Journal article

Hu, Y., Bu, S., Zhang, X., Chung, CY. and Cai, H. (2022) 'Connection between Damping Torque Analysis and Energy Flow Analysis in Damping Performance Evaluation for Electromechanical Oscillations in Power Systems'. Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy, 10 (1). pp. 19 - 28. ISSN: 2196-5625

Journal article

Li, B., Zhang, X., Guo, Z. and Yuan, Y. (2022) 'Study on the Impact of Aviation Electrification on Voltage Deviation of the GB Transmission System'.2022 57th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC). IEEE.

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