Faculty

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Dr. Jie Zhang
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering (Affiliated)
The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, TX 75080, USA
Phone: (1)972-883-4541; Email: [email protected]
Website: http://me.utdallas.edu/people/zhang.html
Curriculum Vitae; Google Scholar; LinkedIn

Dr. Zhang joined the University of Texas at Dallas in 2015. Before joining UT-Dallas, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher (2012-2014) and then a Research Engineer (2014-2015) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. (2012) in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY, USA. He received his B.S. (2006) and M.S. (2008) in Mechanical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China.

Research Associates

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Dr. Mingjian Cui

  • Research Associate, University of Texas at Dallas, 2016 - Present

  • Visiting Scholar, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), 2014 - 2015

  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, Wuhan University, China, 2015

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Wuhan University, China, 2010

  • Research Interests: power system operation, electricity market, flexible ramping product, wind and solar power ramp forecasting and analysis

Graduate Students

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Mucun Sun

  • PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2016 - Present

  • MS, Electrical Engineering, University at Buffalo, 2016

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China, 2014

  • Research Interests: probabilistic wind and solar forecasting, power system operation

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Chih-Lun Chang

  • PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2016 - Present

  • MS, Computer and Communication Engineering, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan, 2013

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan, 2010

  • Research Interests: demand response, power system optimization, wireless communication, cybersecurity

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Yuanzhi Liu

  • PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2016 - Present

  • BS, Energy Power System and Automation, Wuhan University, China, 2012

  • Research Interests: multidisciplinary design optimization, electric vehicle, battery thermal management

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Cong Feng

  • PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2017 - Present

  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2017

  • BS, Power Engineering, Wuhan University, China, 2014

  • Research Interests: wind and solar power forecasting, machine learning, big data analytics

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Samragni Dutta Roy

  • MS Student, Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2016 - Present

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, West Bengal University of Technology, India, 2011

  • Research Interests: power systems production modeling, renewable integration

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Xin Li

  • MS Student, Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2016 - Present

  • BS, Electronic Engineering, HuNan University, China, 2016

  • Research Interests: big data analytics, load forecasting

Undergraduate Students

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Siyuan Sun

  • Undergraduate Student, Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2017 - Present

  • Research Interests: transactive energy, blockchain

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Victor Gonzalez

  • Undergraduate Student, Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2017 - Present

  • Research Interests: transactive energy, blockchain

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Beryl Wangui

  • Undergraduate Student, Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2017 - Present

  • Research Interests: transactive energy, blockchain

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Noe Ortiz

  • Undergraduate Student, Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2017 - Present

  • Research Interests: transactive energy, blockchain

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Drake Steven

  • Undergraduate Student, Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2017 - Present

  • Research Interests: transactive energy, blockchain

Group Photos

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Group photo (09/2017)

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Group photo (11/2016)

Alumni

Dr. Mao Li: Visiting scientist from Beijing Institute of Aerospace Testing Technology, University of Texas at Dallas, 2016 - 2017
Xiaobang Wang: Visiting Ph.D student from Dalian University of Technology, 2016 - 2017
Zhenke Wang: Master, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2015 - 2017
Chandra Varma Ponnurangam: Master, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2015 - 2017 (First employment: DNV-GL)
Xin Yang: Master, Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas, 2016-2017
Ziyan Zou: Master, Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2016-2017
Yulin Yang: Master, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2015 - 2016
Steven Smith: Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, Summer 2016
Meredith Lee: Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, Summer 2016