Ning Zhang


I am currently an associate professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University.

I got B.Sc. degree of electrical engineering and Excellent Graduate Student Award from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 2007. I got my Ph.D of electrical engineering, Excellent Doctoral Thesis Award and Excellent Graduate Student Award from Tsinghua University in 2012. I completed my two-year research as a postdoctor and continued to work in Tsinghua University in 2014. I was a research associate in the University of Manchester from Oct. 2010 to Jul. 2011 and a research assistant in Harvard University from Dec. 2013 to Mar 2014.

My research interests include power system planning, multiple energy system integration, wind power photovoltaic, concentrated solar power, solar thermoelectric power, power system operation optimization.

I am an IEEE Senior Member, IET Member and Cigre Member. I have led more than 20 scientific research projects including National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Key Research and Development Program of China (2 sub-tasks), and several projects from industry. I was awarded The World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) Young Engineers for UN Sustainable Development Goals in 2018, China Electric Power Outstanding Young Science and Technology Talent Award, and Young Elite Scientists Sponsorship Program by Chinese Association of Science and Technology in 2016. I was awarded The Twelfth Tsinghua University-Yokoyama Ryoji Outstanding Paper Award, one hundred most influential papers and top articles in outstanding S&T journal of China in 2012. Eight of our papers enter ESI highly cited paper. Two of our papers was selected as IEEE General Meeting Best Paper Awards. I serve as the editor of IEEE Transactions on Power System and IEEE Power Engineering Letters (PESL), International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems (ITEES), CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems (CSEE JPES), Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clear Energy (MPCE),and Protection and Control of Modern Power Systems (PCMP). I also served as guest editor of IEEE Transactions on power system, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and Proceedings of CSEE. I am the peer reviewer of more than 10 international journals including IEEE TPWRS, IEEE TSTE, IEEE TSG, IEEE TEC, IEEE TEM, IEEE PESL, IET RPG, IET GTD, APEN. I am also the peer reviewer of Proceedings of the CSEE, Automation of Electric Power Systems, Power System Technology, Electric Power Construction and Southern Power System Technology.

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Address:  Room 3-206, West Academic Building, Tsinghua University, Beijing
Telephone:  010-62794361


  • 21 Dec. 2019, Prof Kang and I was interviewed by CNBC about high penetration of renewable energy in China and the multi-energy systems solution. The TV show is the third part of the Episode The ideas and innovations helping to change the way we think about energy. CNBC also airs an article reporting our work named How smart ideas are helping to accommodate China's renewable energy drive

  • 21 Dec. 2019, Our China-UK NSFC-EPSRC project “Interactive Operation and Resilient Control to Support Power Electronics Based Smart Urban Energy Systems” is successfully approved among many competitors. The project is led by Prof. Hao Ma from Zhejiang University and Prof. Tim Green from Imperial College London. The period of the project is from Jan. 2020 to Dec. 2022.

  • 20 Dec. 2019, Our project “Key technology and engineering application of efficient modeling and optimization for large power grid dispatching” receives The First price of Ministry of Education Science and Technology Award.

  • 7 Dec. 2019, I visit the Dr. Tomislav Capuder and Ninoslav Holjevac in University of Zagreb regarding our FUTURE project. Our Ph.D student Zhenyu Zhuo and Pei Yong give talks to the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. It is my great pleasure to collaborate with the team in University of Zagreb. We will continue a two-year project named FIRE (Flexible integrated demand response in multi-energy system). Really looking forward to that!

  • 6 Dec. 2019, I visit the Prof. Goran Strbac and Dr. Fei Teng in Imperial College London regarding our NSFC-JPI project and joint center. I give two talks named “Topology Identification and Line Parameter Estimation for non-PMU Distribution Network” and “Data driven power flow linearization”.

  • 4 Dec. 2019, I attend the Instigation of Research and Innovation Partnership on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Energy Solutions for Cities IRES-8 project Concluding meeting in the University of Manchester. It is the first time since my 9-month study in Manchester. Lots of memories coming back!

  • 21 Nov. 2019, I attend IEEE Sustainable Power & Energy Conference, iSPEC 2019 and give a talk named Multi-energy Systems Planning for Urban Cities. It is one of the activities of our NSFC-JPI project “STEP-UP Socio-Techno-Economic Pathways for sustainable Urban energy development”.

  • 21 Nov. 2019, My Ph.D Yanghao Yu's paper “A linear LMP model for active and reactive power with power loss” receives 2019 IEEE Sustainable Power & Energy Conference best paper award.

  • 13 Nov. 2019, I received China Electric Power outstanding young science and technology talent award.

  • 4 Aug. 2019, I go to IEEE PESGM 2019 in Atlanta from. Our Panel Session “ Ultra-High Penetration of Renewable Energy Integration” is a great success. I give two talks: Data-driven Analysis of Power System Operation Under High Renewable Energy Penetration, and Multi-energy Systems Modeling and Planning: Methodology and Application. My Ph.d student Haiyang Jiang's paper is selected in Best Paper Session.

  • 12 Apr. 2019, During the stay in Switzerland, I visit Prof. Gabriela Hug's group Power Systems Laboratory in Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) and give a talk “Cloud Energy Storage: Concept, Business Model and Key Technologies”. ETH is very beautiful and Prof. Gabriela Hug's group is a very successful group!

  • 9 Apr. 2019, Our project 'Simulation Software for Electrical Power System with High Level Share of Renewable Energy’ win Gold Medal in International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, 2019.

  • 25 Mar. 2019, Tsinghua and Imperial launch a Research Centre on Intelligent Power and Energy Systems. The center focus on tackling common challenges faced by China and UK in providing secure, low-carbon power systems. Link.