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Career Summary

Biography

I obtained my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Queensland in 2007. Since then, I have been working as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland (2007 - 2008), a Graduate Analyst at Suncorp Corporation (2008), and a Research Fellow at the University of Queensland (2009 - 2011). I joined the University of Newcastle at 2011 as the Principal Research Scientist at the Centre for Intelligent Electricity Networks (CIEN). Since Jun 2012, I have been appointed as a Senior Lecturer at School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Electrical Engineering), University of Queensland, 09/07/2007

Research

Research keywords

  • computational intelligence
  • cyber-physical systems
  • data mining
  • energy economics and electricity markets
  • power system control and stability
  • power system planning
  • renewable and distributed generation technologies
  • smart grid
  • statistical methods

Research expertise

Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems

Power System Planning

Power System Control and Stability

Renewable and Distributed Generation Technologies

Energy Economics and Electricity Markets

Computational Intelligence and its application

Data mining and statistical methods

Languages

  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
090607Power And Energy Systems Engineering (Excl. Renewable Power)50
080109Pattern Recognition And Data Mining30
090600Electrical And Electronic Engineering20

Awards

Honours.

2012PVC's Award for Excellence in Research Performance
The University of Newcastle (Australia)
This award is for the researcher with outstanding research performance.

Collaboration

I have established research collaboration with a number of top research institutes around the world, which include:

  • Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), USA
  • The University of Sydney, Australia
  • The University of Western Australia, Australia
  • The University of Michigan, USA
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • State Grid Electric Power Research Institute (SGEPRI), China
  • Zhejiang University, China
  • Hunan University, China

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • electricity market
  • information systems
  • power systems analysis

Teaching expertise

Electricity market

Power system analysis

Curriculum development for electricity market and power systems courses

Information systems

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Publications

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Journal article (25 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Wu M, Dong J, Zhao A, Tang WC, Sher W, Chen GW, et al., 'A Cooling Vest for Construction Workers', Advanced Materials Research, 1061-1062 728-732 (2015) [C1]
2014Zheng Y, Dong ZY, Xu Y, Meng K, Zhao JH, Qiu J, 'Electric Vehicle Battery Charging/Swap Stations in Distribution Systems: Comparison Study and Optimal Planning', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, 29 221-229 (2014) [C1]
2014Yang H, Yi D, Zhao J, Luo F, Dong Z, 'Distributed optimal dispatch of virtual power plant based on elm transformation', Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization, 10 1297-1318 (2014) [C1]
2014Yao W, Zhao J, Wen F, Dong Z, Xue Y, Xu Y, Meng K, 'A multi-objective collaborative planning strategy for integrated power distribution and electric vehicle charging systems', IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 29 1811-1821 (2014) [C1]
2014Lai M, Yang H, Yang S, Zhao J, Xu Y, 'CYBER-PHYSICAL LOGISTICS SYSTEM-BASED VEHICLE ROUTING OPTIMIZATION', JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL AND MANAGEMENT OPTIMIZATION, 10 701-715 (2014) [C1]
2014Luo F, Zhao J, Qiu J, Foster J, Peng Y, Dong Z, 'Assessing the transmission expansion cost with distributed generation: An australian case study', IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 5 1892-1904 (2014) [C1]
2014Yang H, Yang S, Zhao J, Dong Z, 'Complex dynamics and chaos control of electricity markets with heterogeneous expectations', INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRICAL ENERGY SYSTEMS, 24 1047-1064 (2014) [C1]
2014Zhao J, Xu Y, Luo F, Dong Z, Peng Y, 'Power system fault diagnosis based on history driven differential evolution and stochastic time domain simulation', Information Sciences, (2014)
2014Zhao J, Xu Y, Luo F, Dong Z, Peng Y, 'Power system fault diagnosis based on history driven differential evolution and stochastic time domain simulation', Information Sciences, 275 13-29 (2014)
2013Yang H, Yi D, Zhao J, Dong Z, 'Distributed optimal dispatch of virtual power plant via limited communication', IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 28 3511-3512 (2013) [C1]
2013Yao W, Zhao J, Wen F, Xue Y, Ledwich G, 'A Hierarchical Decomposition Approach for Coordinated Dispatch of Plug-in Electric Vehicles', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, 28 2768-2778 (2013) [C1]
2013Yang H, Chung CY, Zhao J, 'Application of plug-in electric vehicles to frequency regulation based on distributed signal acquisition via limited communication', IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 28 1017-1026 (2013) [C1]
2013Yang H, Yi J, Zhao J, Dong Z, 'Extreme learning machine based genetic algorithm and its application in power system economic dispatch', Neurocomputing, 102 154-162 (2013) [C1]
2013Yang H, Chung CY, Zhao J, Dong Z, 'A probability model of ice storm damages to transmission facilities', IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 28 557-565 (2013) [C1]
2013Xie Y, Xue Y, Wen F, Dong Z, Zhao J, 'Space-time evaluation for impact of ice disaster on transmission line fault probability', Dianli Xitong Zidonghua/Automation of Electric Power Systems, 37 (2013) [C2]
2013WANG H, WANG G, ZHAO J, WEN F, LI J, 'Optimal Planning for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Considering Traffic Network Flows', Automation of Electric Power Systems, 37 63-69 (2013) [C2]
2013YE X, ZHAO J, WEN F, 'Quantitative Vulnerability Assessment for Power Information System Based on Adjacency Matrix', Automation of Electric Power Systems, 37 41-46 (2013)
2013Zhang LY, Zhao JH, Wen FS, Xue YS, Wang J, 'Networked Robust Control of Electric Vehicles Based on Linear Matrix Inequalitie', Automation of Electric Power Systems, 37 54-62 (2013)
2013Xie YY, Xue YS, Wen FS, Dong ZY, Zhao JH, 'Space-time Evaluation for Impact of Ice Disaster on Transmission Line Fault Probability', Automation of Electric Power Systems, 37 32-41 (2013)
2012Dong ZY, Zhao J, Hill DJ, 'Numerical simulation for stochastic transient stability assessment', IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 27 1741-1749 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: JOE DONG

2012Zhao J, Wen F, Dong ZY, Xue Y, Wong KP, 'Optimal dispatch of electric vehicles and wind power using enhanced particle swarm optimization', IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 8 889-899 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: JOE DONG

2012Xu Y, Dong ZY, Meng K, Zhao J, Wong KP, 'A hybrid method for transient stability-constrained optimal power flow computation', IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 27 1769-1777 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: JOE DONG, KE MENG

2012Xu Y, Dong ZY, Zhao J, Zhang P, Wong KP, 'A reliable intelligent system for real-time dynamic security assessment of power systems', IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 27 1253-1263 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: JOE DONG

2011Yang H, Xu W, Zhao J, Wang D, Dong ZY, 'Predicting the probability of ice storm damages to electricity transmission facilities based on ELM and Copula function', Neurocomputing, 74 2573-2581 (2011) [C1]
2011Zhao J, Wen F, Xue Y, Dong ZY, 'Modeling analysis and control research framework of cyber physical power systems', Dianli Xitong Zidonghua - Automation of Electric Power Systems, 35 1-8 (2011) [C2]

Co-authors: JOE DONG

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Conference (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Chen G, Zhao J, Dong ZY, Weller SR, 'Complex network theory based power grid vulnerability assessment from past to future', APSCOM 2012 Proceedings, Hong Kong (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: JOE DONG, STEVEN WELLER

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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants6
Total funding$425,635

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2014 (2 grants)

Developing an intelligent system for real-time assessment of power system short-term voltage stability in a smart grid environment $13,135
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Daniel Xu, Miss Rui Zhang, Doctor Andy Zhao
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$13,13520142014
GNo:G1400979

Load modelling for electricity networks in a smart grid environment$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Joe Dong, Doctor Andy Zhao
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020142014
GNo:G1301376

2013 (1 grants)

New Staff Grant 2013$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Andy Zhao
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020132013
GNo:G1300803

2012 (3 grants)

Part II STATCOM Study$175,000
Funding Body: Department of Resources Energy and Tourism

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Joe Dong, Doctor Andy Zhao
SchemeRole
Smart Grid, Smart City ProjectInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$175,00020122013
GNo:G1201066

Network vulnerability assessment and risk management strategy for a smart grid$145,000
Funding Body: Department of Defence

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Joe Dong, Doctor Andy Zhao
SchemeRole
Research Support for National SecurityInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$145,00020122013
GNo:G1101177

ERM Grid Battery Research$77,500
Funding Body: Department of Resources Energy and Tourism

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Joe Dong, Doctor Andy Zhao
SchemeRole
Smart Grid, Smart City ProjectInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$77,50020122013
GNo:G1201065
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions5
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL2.25

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Electrical Engineering)Co-SupervisorEnergy Storage System Planning in Power System with High Renewable Penetration
20142018PhD (Electrical Engineering)Principal SupervisorA Cyber Physical System Based Networked Control for Electric Vehicles
20132017PhD (Electrical Engineering)Principal SupervisorPower System Security Assessment and Enhancement Considering Energy Storage Resources and Renewable Energy Generation
20122020PhD (Electrical Engineering)Co-SupervisorIntelligent Electricity Networks
20122016PhD (Electrical Engineering)Principal SupervisorInvestigation on Planning of Smart Power Distribution Systems
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Dr Junhua (Andy) Zhao

Work Phone(02) 4033 9187
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
Centre for Intelligent Electricity Networks
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaElectrical and Computer Engineering
Office
EAG15
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/andy-zhao