Dr. Yucheng Zhang
 Assistant Professor   
 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
 South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

 Rapid City, SD 57701 USA
 E-mail: yucheng.zhang AT sdsmt.edu
 Phone:  (605) 394-2452

 


EDUCATION:
   Ph.D.   Electrical Enginnering      University of South Carolina  (advisor: Dr. Roger A. Dougal )           2010
   M.S.    Electrical Engineering      Huazhong University of Science and Technology                               2007
   B.S.     Electrical Engineering      Huazhong University of Science and Technology                               2003

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Power Electronics & Power Systems, which mainly covers:
  • Grid-connected power electronics converters in power systems
  • Communication energy systems and switching power supplies
  • Modeling and control of electric machines and renewable energy resources
  • Integration of distributed generation and smart grid
  • Flexible ac transmission systems (FACTS)
  • Modeling, control, protection, and analysis of electric-ship and utility power systems

MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member of IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES)
  • Member of IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS)
  • Member of the Electric Ship Research &Development Consortium (ESRDC) < from 2007 to 2012 >

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Journals:
  1. Y. Zhang, H. Zheng, and R. A. Dougal, Tieline Reconnection of Microgrids Using Controllable Variable Reactors, IEEE Transaction on Industrial Applications, accepted and in print.
  2. A.Anwar, Y. Zhang, C. Brice, and R. A. Dougal, Soft Reclosing of an Industrial Power Network Using Inverter-Controlled Energy Storage System, IEEE Transaction on Power Delivery, accepted and in print.
  3. Y. Zhang, and R. A. Dougal, Soft-Synchronization of Generators using Controllable Inductive Fault Current Limiters, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp: 2428-2435, Oct. 2011.
  4. Y. Zhang, and R. A. Dougal, Novel Dual-FCL Connection for Adding Distributed Generation to a Power Distribution Utility, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp: 2179-2183, 2011.
  5. Y. Zhang, R. A. Dougal, and S. B. Kuznetsov, Influence of Inductive Fault Current Limiter on Generator Synchronization, Naval Engineers Journal, Vol. 122, No. 1, pp: 65-74, 2010.
Proceedings:
  1. Y. Zhang, P. Devakota, and R. Fu, Analysis on Practical Design of Virtual-Air-Gap Variable Reactors for Tieline Reclosing in Microgrid, IEEE 2014 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2014), accepted.
  2. Y. Zhang, R. Fu, and P. Devakota, Design of Self-Compensating Power-Flow Controller for Energy Storage System to Enhance Frequency Stability in Islanded Power Systems, IEEE PES General Meeting 2014 (PESGM), accepted.
  3. Y. Zhang, H. Zheng, and R. A. Dougal, Tieline Reconnection of Microgrids Using Controllable Variable Reactors, IEEE Industrial Applications Society (IAS) Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, Oct. 2013.
  4. Y. Zhang, H. Zheng, H. A. Mohammadpour, and R. A. Dougal, Real-Time Synchronization Control for Standalone Distribution Networks in Islanded Power Systems, IEEE 45th North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Manhattan, Kansas, Sep. 2013.
  5. B. A. Correa, Y. Zhang, R. A. Dougal, T. Chiocchio, and K. Schoder, Mechanical Power-Hardware-in-the-Loop: Emulation of an Aeroderivative Twin-Shaft Turbine Engine, IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium (ESTS), Alexandria, Virginia, April 2013.
  6. T. Zhang, Y. Zhang, and R. A. Dougal, Accounting for System-Level Controls during Early-Stage Design, IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium (ESTS), Alexandria, Virginia, April 2013.
  7. A. Anwar, Y. Zhang, H. Zheng, and R. A. Dougal, Fault-Aware-Soft-Restart Method for Shipboard MVAC Power System Using Inverter Coupled Energy Storage System, IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium (ESTS), Alexandria, Virginia, April 2013.
  8. S. Abdelwahed, A. Asrari, J. Crider, R.A. Dougal, M.O. Faruque, Y. Fu, J. Langston, Y.Lee, H.A. Mohammadpour, A. Ouroua, E. Santi, K. Shoder, S.D. Sudhoff, Y. Zhang, H. Zheng, E. Zivi, Reduced Order Modeling of a Shipboard Power System, IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium (ESTS), Alexandria, Virginia, April 2013.
  9. Y. Zhang, and Roger A. Dougal, State of the Art of Fault Current Limiters and Their Applications in Smart Grid, IEEE PES General Meeting 2012 (PESGM), San Diego, CA, July, 2012.
  10. James Langston, Mischa Steurer, Jonathan Crider, Scott Sudhoff, Yonggon Lee, Edwin Zivi, Roger Dougal, Yucheng Zhang, Robert Hebner, Abdelhamid Ouroua, Waveform-Level Time-Domain Simulation Comparison Study of Three Shipboard Power System Architectures, 2012 International Simulation Multi-Conference, Genoa, Italy, July 2012.
  11. A. Anwar, Y. Zhang, and R. A. Dougal, Soft Restarting of Industrial Power Network Using Inverter-Controlled Energy Storage System, IEEE PES General Meeting 2012 (PESGM), San Diego, CA, July, 2012.
  12. B. Correa, Y. Zhang, R. Fang, R. A. Dougal, Driving a synchronous motor so that it emulates a twin-shaft gas turbine engine, PEMD 2012: Power Electronics, Machines and Drives Conference, 27 - 29 March 2012, Bristol, UK.
  13. T. Zhang, G. Conklin, Y. Zhang, and R. A. Dougal, Accounting for “Mission” During Co-optimization of System Designs, 2012 IEEE International Systems Conference, March, 2012, Vancouver, Canada.
  14. Y. Zhang, H. M. Ali, and R. A. Dougal, Soft Reclosing of Fault Current Limiters in Electric Ship Power Systems, IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium (ESTS), Alexandria, Virginia, April 2011.
  15. A. Anwar, Y. Zhang, and R. A. Dougal, Fault Current Reduction Using Inverter Controlled Energy Storage for Shipboard MVAC Power System, IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium (ESTS), Alexandria, Virginia, April 2011.
  16. Soo-Nam Kim, P. Stone, Y. Zhang, Yong-June Shin, R. A. Dougal, Evaluation of Power System Design for an Electric Ship with VTB Dynamic Generation Model, IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium (ESTS), Alexandria, Virginia, April 2011.
  17. Y. Zhang, and R. A. Dougal, Determining Critical Activation Time of Inductive Fault Current Limiters in Electric Power Systems, IEEE PES Power Systems Conference & Exposition (PSCE), Phoenix, Arizona, March 2011.
  18. Y. Zhang, and R. A. Dougal, A Novel Dual-FCL Connection for Newly-added Distributed Generations Connected with the Utilities, IEEE Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC), Washington D.C., August 2010.
  19. Y. Zhang, R. A. Dougal, and B. A. Correa, Impact of Placement of Inductive Fault Current Limiters on Synchronized Operations of Generators, IEEE IAS Industrial and Commercial Power Systems (I&CPS), Tallahassee, Florida, May 2010.
  20. Y. Zhang, and R. A. Dougal, Specification of Fault Current Limitation Level for FCLs in Power Systems, IEEE Southeast Con, Charlotte, North Carolina, March 2010.

TECHNICAL REVIEWER:

Journals:
  • IEEE Transaction on Power Delivery
  • IEEE Transaction on Power Systems
  • IEEE Transaction on Industry Applications
  • IEEE Transaction on Power Electronics
  • IEEE Transaction on Sustainable Energy
  • IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics
  • IET Control Theory & Applications
  • Naval Engineers Journal
  • British Journal of Applied Science & Technology
Conferences:
  • IEEE The Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) 2013
  • IEEE Electro-Information Technology Conference (EIT) 2013
  • IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy (PECON) 2012

INVITED TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS:
  1. IEEE IAS Annual Meeting 2013, Orlando, FL.
  2. IEEE North American Power Symposium (NAPS) 2013, Manhattan, Kansas.
  3. IEEE PES General Meeting (PESGM) 2012, San Diego, CA.
  4. IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium (ESTS) 2011, Alexandria, VA.
  5. IEEE Power Systems Conference and Exposition (PSCE) 2011, Phoenix, AZ.
  6. IEEE Applied Superconductivity conference (ASC) 2010, Washington D.C.
  7. IEEE Industrial & Commercial Power Systems (I&CPS) 2010, Tallahassee, FL.
  8. IEEE SoutheastCon 2010, Charlotte, NC.
  9. ESRDC Team Meeting and Industry Day Workshop 2010, Columbia, SC.
  10. ESRDC Team Meeting and Industry Day Workshop 2009, Jackson, MS.
  11. Advanced Naval Propulsion (ANP) 2008, Alexandria, VA.

TEACHING:
  • EE 439/539 - "Grid-Connected Power Electronics Devices", Spring 2014
  • EE 432/432L/532/532L - "Power Electronics", Fall 2013
  • EE 330/330L - "Energy Systems", Spring 2013, Spring 2014
  • ELCT 551 - "Power System Design and Analysis", Fall 2011



Last updated: January 2014 @ South Dakota School of Mines and Technology