Faculty

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Dr. Jie Zhang
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer 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. Binghui Li

  • Research Associate, University of Texas at Dallas, 2018 - Present

  • PhD, Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2017

  • MS, Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2013

  • BS, Energy and Environment Systems Engineering, Zhejiang University, China, 2011

  • Research Interests: marine energy systems, electricity market, flexible ramping product, simulation and optimization

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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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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Chih-Lun Chang

  • MS 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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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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Lucas Lillie

  • Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2018 - Present

  • Research Interests: Optimization, power systems operations, thermodynamics

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Napat Dawkrajai

  • Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2018 - Present

  • Research Interests: solar forecasting, sky imaging

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Siyuan Sun

  • Undergraduate Student, Computer 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. Mingjian Cui: Research Associate, University of Texas at Dallas, 2016 - 2017 (First employment: Southern Methodist University)
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
Samragni Dutta Roy: Master, Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2016 - 2018 (First employment: Siemens)
Guoshun Zhao: Master, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2016 - 2018
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: Cval Innovations LLC)
Ziyan Zou: Master, Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2016-2017
Yulin Yang: Master, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2015 - 2016
Noe Ortiz: Undergraduate Student, Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2017 - 2018
Drake Steven: Undergraduate Student, Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2017 - 2018
Beryl Wangui: Undergraduate Student, Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2017 - 2018
Victor Gonzalez: Undergraduate Student, Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2017 - 2018
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