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Dr Xin Zhang

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's research experience covers power system planning and operation with renewable energy, 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 a few projects (as PI) funded by UKRI, EPSRC, Department for Transport and Energy 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

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

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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

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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

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Guo, Z., Zhang, J., Zhang, R. and Zhang, X. (2021) 'Aviation-to-Grid Flexibility through Electric Aircraft Charging'. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 0 (in press). pp. 1 - 10. ISSN: 1551-3203 Open Access Link

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Li, Z., Liu, J., Xiang, Y., Zhang, X. and Chai, Y. (2021) 'Agricultural load modeling based on crop evapotranspiration and light integration for economic operation of greenhouse power systems'. CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems, 7 (5). pp. 1113 - 1121. ISSN: 2096-0042

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