Professor Xiao-Ping Zhang has some twenty years international engineering and academic R&D experience ranging from China and Germany, to the UK with a focus on Electrical Power Systems Engineering. In April 2007, Professor Xiao-Ping Zhang joined the University of Birmingham taking up the post of Reader in Energy Distribution Systems and Director of the University Institute for Energy Research and Policy after spending 7 years with the University of Warwick as lecturer, senior lecturer and then associate professor.
Professor Zhang previously had several years’ industry experience for the development of commercial SCADA/EMS/DMS products for the monitoring, operation decision and control of electricity networks. He held a visiting position with the Electrical Energy and Power Systems Research Group at UMIST (now the University of Manchester), UK in 1998/99 and a position of Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow with the Institute of Power Systems and Power Economics at Dortmund University, Germany in 1999/2000, which is a life-long honor.
Professor Zhang’s research activities include smart grid technologies; FACTS (Flexible AC Transmission Systems) and HVDC applications in electric power systems operation & control; integration of renewable generation including wind and wave energy generation systems into power grids; hybrid vehicles, smart metering and electricity market modeling & analysis, etc sponsored by UK Research Councils, Industry, UK Government and European Commission FP7 Smart Energy Network (Smart Grid) Programme. He has established two advanced electrical power systems laboratories at the University of Birmingham, namely Smart Power Grid Laboratory and Real-time Power Grid Simulation, Measurement, Protection and Control laboratory.
Professor Zhang has over 100 publications including 3 books. Xiao-Ping has been an invited speaker for many panel & plenary sessions of International Conferences. He is Co-Chair of the IEEE Power & Energy Society Working Group on Test Systems for Economic Analysis. He is also the secretary of IFAC Technical Committee on Power Plants and Power Systems. He is an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer and Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid and Power Systems.
X-P Zhang, Restructured Electric Power Systems: Analysis of Electricity Markets with Equilibrium Models, ISBN: 978-0-470-26064-7, IEEE Press/Wiley. 330 pages, June 2010.
X-P Zhang, C Rehtanz, B C Pal, Flexible AC Transmission Systems: Modelling and Control, ISBN 3-540-30606-4, Monograph, Springer Power Systems Series, 383 pages, Springer, March 2006.
F. Wu, X. P. Zhang, P. Ju, and M. J. H. Sterling, “Optimal Control for the AWS based Wave Energy Conversion System,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 24, no. 4, Nov. 2009, pp. 1747-1755.
F. Wu, X.-P. Zhang and P. Ju, “Small signal stability analysis and control of the wind turbine with the direct-drive permanent magnet generator integrated to the power grid,” Journal of Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 79, no. 12, December 2009, pp. 1661-1667.
F. Wu, X. P. Zhang, P. Ju, M.J.H. Sterling, “Modeling and Control of AWS based Wave Energy Conversion System Integrated into Power Grid”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 23, no. 3, August 2008, pp. 1196 – 1204.
F. Wu, X.-P. Zhang, P. Ju, M.J.H. Sterling, “Decentralized Nonlinear Control of Wind Turbine with Doubly Fed Induction Generator,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 23, no. 2, May 2008, pp. 613 - 621.
S. G. Petoussis, A. G. Petoussis, X.-P. Zhang, K.R. Godfrey，“Impact of the Transformer Tap-Ratio Control on The Electricity Market Equilibrium “，IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 23, no.1, February 2008, pp. 65 - 75.
F. Wu, X.-P. Zhang, K. Godfrey, P. Ju, “Small Signal Analysis and Optimal Control of a Wind Turbine with Doubly Fed Induction Generator”, IET - Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol. 1, no. 5, September 2007, pp. 751-760.
S. Petoussis, X.-P. Zhang, K. Godfrey, "Electricity Market Equilibrium Analysis based on Nonlinear Interior Point Algorithm with Complementary Constraints," IET - Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol. 1, no. 4, July 2007, pp. 603-612.
X.-P. Zhang, “Robust Modeling of the Interline Power Flow Controller and the Generalized Unified Power Flow Controller with Small Impedances in Power Flow Analysis,” Electrical Engineering (Archiv für Electrotechnik), vol. 89, no. 1, 2007, pp. 1-9
X.-P. Zhang, C. Rehtanz, Y. Song, (Invited Article) "A Grid for Tomorrow," IET Power Engineer, Oct/Nov 2006, pp. 22-27.
C.-F. Xue, X.-P. Zhang, K.R. Godfrey, “Design of STATCOM Damping Control with Multiple Operating Points: A Multi-model LMI Approach”, IEE Proc. - Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol. 153, no. 4, July 2006, pp. 375-382
X.-P. Zhang, P. Ju, E.J. Handschin, “Continuation Three-Phase Power Flow: A Tool for Voltage Stability Analysis of Unbalanced Three-Phase Power Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 20, no. 3, Aug 2005, pp.1320 – 1329
X.-P. Zhang, “Multiterminal Voltage-Sourced Converter Based HVDC Models for Power Flow Analysis”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 18, no. 4, 2004, pp.1877-1884