Faculty

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Dr. Jie Zhang
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Affiliated)
Center for Wind Energy (Affiliated)
The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, TX 75080, USA
Phone: (1)972-883-4541; Email: jiezhang@utdallas.edu
Website: https://me.utdallas.edu/faculty-staff/jie-zhang/
Curriculum Vitae; Google Scholar; LinkedIn

Dr. Zhang joined the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) in 2015. Before joining UTD, 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. His major awards include: ONR's Young Investigator Award, ASME Design Automation Young Investigator Award, SAS/IIF (International Institute of Forecasters) award, 8 best paper awards from Renewable Energy journal and IEEE, ASME, AIAA conferences.

Graduate Students

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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

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

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Li He

  • PhD Student, Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2018 - Present

  • MS, Electrical Engineering, North China Electric Power University, China

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, North China Electric Power University, China

  • Research Interests: transactive energy, demand response, game theory

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Jubeyer Rahman

  • PhD Student, Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2018 - Present

  • MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh

  • Research Interests: power system operations, hybrid nuclear-renewable energy systems

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Roshni Anna Jacob

  • PhD Student, Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2018 - Present

  • MS, Electrical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, India

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Toc H Institute Of Science & Technology, India

  • Research Interests: distribution system operation, graph machine learning

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Soroush Senemmar

  • PhD Student, Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2020 - Present

  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Shiraz University, Iran

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Shiraz University, Iran

  • Research Interests: power system operation, energy hubs, marine energy

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Honglin Li

  • PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2021 - Present

  • MS, Industrial Engineering, Texas State University

  • MS, Computer Engineering, Dalian Maritime University

  • BA, English, Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology

  • Research Interests: optimization, machine learning, microgrids

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Sobhan Badakhshan

  • PhD Student, Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2021 - Present

  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology

  • Research Interests: integrated energy systems, power system operations

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Jingbo Wang

  • PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2022 - Present

  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Oakland University

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Kettering University

  • Research Interests: integrated energy systems, battery management system

Alumni

Ph.D Alumni:

  • Dr. Mucun Sun: Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2020 (Current: Senior Data Scientist at GE Renewable Energy)

  • Dr. Cong Feng: Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2020 (Current: Postdoctoral Researcher at National Renewable Energy Laboratory, with Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship)

Postdoc Alumni:

  • Dr. Binghui Li: Research Associate, University of Texas at Dallas, 2018 - 2020 (Current: Research Engineer at Idaho National Laboratory)

  • Dr. Mingjian Cui: Research Associate, University of Texas at Dallas, 2016 - 2017 (Current: Research Scientist at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Master Student Alumni:

  • Xin Li: Master, Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2016 - 2018 (Current: VMware)

  • Chih-Lun Chang: Master, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2016 - 2018 (Current: John Deere)

  • Yaseen Umar Khan: Master, Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2016 - 2018 (Current: Advantest)

  • Samragni Dutta Roy: Master, Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2016 - 2018 (Current: Siemens)

  • Zhenke Wang: Master, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2015 - 2017 (Current: Ph.D student at UTD)

  • Chandra Varma Ponnurangam: Master, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2015 - 2017 (Current: CHA Consulting, Inc.)

Visiting Scholar Alumni:

  • Dr. Hualiang Fang: Visiting Professor from Wuhan University, University of Texas at Dallas, 01/2019 - 04/2019

  • Dr. Mao Li: Visiting scientist from Beijing Institute of Aerospace Testing Technology, University of Texas at Dallas, 2016 - 2017

  • Yongtian Jia: Visiting Ph.D student from Wuhan University, 2018 - 2019

  • Xiaobang Wang: Visiting Ph.D student from Dalian University of Technology, 2016 - 2017 (Current: Lecturer at Dalian Maritime University)

Undergraduate Student Alumni:

  • Lucas Lillie: Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, Summer 2018

  • Napat Dawkrajai: Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, Summer 2018

  • Siyuan Sun: Undergraduate Student, Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, Summer 2018

  • Meredith Lee: Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, Summer 2016 (Current: Texas Instruments)