Dr Xin Zhang – Principal Investigator

Associate Professor in Power Systems

UKRI Future Leaders Fellow

Brunel University London, United Kingdom

Email: xin.zhang@brunel.ac.uk

Address: HW306c, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, London, UB8 3PH


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 Future Leaders Fellowship (£1.8 million 2022-2026), EPSRC New Investigator Award (£481k, 2022-2025), EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Hub, Department for Transport, Power 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