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Jie Zhang
Assistant Professor-Mechanical Engineering
Office MailstopMail Box: EC-38, Room No.: ECN2226 
Email Address    Primary Phone Number 972-883-4541    URL Web Link    Media Contact
 Professional Preparation
 Ph.D.Mechanical EngineeringRensselaer Polytechnic Institute2012
 M.S.Mechanical EngineeringHuazhong University of Science & Technology2008
 B.S.Mechanical EngineeringHuazhong University of Science & Technology2006
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Research Interests

Dr. Zhang's research interests and expertise are:  multidisciplinary design optimization, complex engineered systems, big data analytics, power & energy systems, wind energy, renewable integration, energy systems modeling and simulation.  

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Zhang, J., Draxl, C., Hopson, T., Delle Monache, L., Vanvyve, E. and Hodge, B.-M., “Comparison of Numerical Weather Prediction Based Deterministic and Probabilistic Wind Resource Assessment Methods,” Applied Energy, Vol. 156, 2015, pp. 528-541.

Peer reviewed

Cui, M., Ke, D., Sun, Y., Gan, D., Zhang, J. and Hodge, B.-M., “Wind Power Ramp Event Forecasting Using a Stochastic Scenario Generation Method,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 2015, Vol. 6, Issue 2, 2015, pp. 422-433.

Peer reviewed

Zhang, J., Florita, A., Hodge, B.-M., Lu, S., Hamann, H. F., Banunarayanan, V. and Brockway, A., “A Suite of Metrics for Assessing the Performance of Solar Power Forecast- ing,” Solar Energy, Vol. 111, 2015, pp. 157-175.

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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2015-PresentAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Mechanical Engineering University of Texas at Dallas
2014-2015Research EngineerPower Systems Engineering Center National Renewable Energy Laboratory
2012-2014Postdoctoral ResearcherPower Systems Engineering Center National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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Major Honors and Awards
  • Best paper award, Renewable Energy Journal, 2015 
  • Best paper award, IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, 2015
  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Technical Committee (MDO TC) Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 2015 - Present
  • Solar Energy Division Technical Committee (SED TC) Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2014 – Present
  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Senior Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME)

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