Contact Dr Xin Zhang

Areas of expertise

  • Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
  • Electric Power Machines
  • Energy Asset Management
  • Power Systems & Turbines
  • Renewable Energy


Dr Xin Zhang is a recognised teacher and visitor at Cranfield University. Dr Xin Zhang is currently working at Brunel University London as a Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering. His research experience covers power system planning and operation with renewable energy, and grid interaction with land-air transport electrification (electric vehicles, electric aircraft).

Dr Zhang worked at National Grid UK for 8 years before joining Cranfield, 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.

Education and Qualification:

  • - PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Manchester
  • - MSc (distinction) in Electrical Power Engineering, The University of Manchester
  • - B.Eng. degree in Control Systems, Shandong University

Professional membership and Services:

  • - Senior Member of IEEE
  • - Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the UK Engineering Council
  • - Committee member of the IET Registration & Standards Committee (R&SC) for Fellowship assessment and academic accreditation
  • - Leader of Supergen Architectures Working Group, EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Hub


EPSRC - Engineering and Physical Science Research Council

EPSRC Supergen - Energy Networks Hub

Department for Transport

EPSRC DTE Network Plus - Decarbonising Transport through Electrification

East West Railway Company

Smart Metering Systems - SMS Plc

High Voltage Substation Services (HVSS) Ltd


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