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Dr Xin Zhang

Dr Xin Zhang
Senior Lecturer in Electronic and Electrical Engineering


Dr Xin Zhang's research experience covers power system planning and operation with renewable energy, cyber-physical power system modelling and co-simulation, and grid interaction with land-air transport electrification. He is currently supervising 5 PhD students (as principal supervisor) and researching on a few projects (as PI) funded by EPSRC and Department for Transport. Previouly Dr Xin Zhang worked at Cranfield University as a Senior Lecturer (tenured).

Dr Zhang worked at National Grid UK for 8 years before returning academia, 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

Zhao, P., Gu, C., Xiang, Y., Zhang, X., Shen, Y. and Li, S. (2021) 'Reactive power optimization in integrated electricity and gas systems'. IEEE Systems Journal, 15 (2). pp. 2744 - 2754. ISSN: 1932-8184

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Zhao, P., Gu, C., Cao, Z., Hu, Z., Zhang, X., Chen, X., et al. (2021) 'Economic-Effective Multi-Energy Management Considering Voltage Regulation Networked with Energy Hubs'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 36 (3). pp. 2503 - 2515. ISSN: 0885-8950

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Xiang, Y., Zhou, L., Huang, Y., Zhang, X., Liu, Y. and Liu, J. (2021) 'Reactive coordinated optimal operation of distributed wind generation'. Energy, 218. pp. 119417 - 119417. ISSN: 0360-5442

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Xiang, Y., Cai, H., Liu, J. and Zhang, X. (2021) 'Techno-economic design of energy systems for airport electrification: A hydrogen-solar-storage integrated microgrid solution'. Applied Energy, 283. pp. 116374 - 116374. ISSN: 0306-2619

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Zhang, G., Zhang, F., Wang, X. and Zhang, X. (2021) 'Fast Resilience Assessment of Distribution Systems with a Non-Simulation-Based Method'. IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery. pp. 1 - 1. ISSN: 0885-8977

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