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Ph.D. Candidates

Xueyang Cheng 
Research Assistant
Ph.D. Candidate


Areas of Interest: Power system dynamic stability analysis and control, power system operations, power system model parameter identification, short circuit study and protective relay coordination.

E-Mail: xueyang.cheng@mavs.uta.edu
Zhaohao Ding 
Graduate Teaching Associate
Ph.D. Candidate

Areas of Interest: Zhaohao Ding (S'11) received his Bachelor of Science degree in 2010 from Shandong University, Jinan, China. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). He is also a research member of Energy Systems Research Center (ESRC). His research interests include power system planning and operation, renewable energy integration, microgrid, power market and stochastic optimization.

E-Mail: zhaohao.ding@mavs.uta.edu
Meng Liu 
Teaching Assistant & Research Assistant – Ph.D. Candidate

Areas of Interest: Renewable energy, energy storage, and microgrid integration.

E-Mail: meng.liu@mavs.uta.edu
Franklin L. Quilumba 
Research Assistant
Ph.D. Candidate

Areas of Interest: Power systems analysis, operation, control, and stability; power plants; computer simulation of electric power systems; and power load modeling.

E-Mail: franklin.quilumba@mavs.uta.edu
Shiuan-Hau Rau 
Reasearch Assistant
Ph.D. Candidate

Areas of Interest: Power systems analysis, stability analysis, power system operations, numerical methods in power system simulations.

E-Mail: shiuan-hau.rau@mavs.uta.edu
Piampoom Sarikprueck 
Research Assistant
Ph.D. Student

Areas of Interest: Energy conversion, rotating electric machines, power systems, renewable energy technologies, plug in hybrid electric vehicle infrastructure, energy and market price forecasting.

E-Mail: piampoom.sarikpreuck@mavs.uta.edu
zhang Zhenyuan Zhang 
Research Assistant
Ph.D. Candidate
IEEE 1584 Arc Flash Working Group Member
IEEE/NFPA Arc Flash Collaborate Research Group Member

Areas of Interest:
Arc Flash Analysis; Power system protection; Electrical safety analysis; Smart grid; Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI); Power systems analysis, operation and control; Hybrid energy storage
E-Mail: zhenyuan.zhang@mavs.uta.edu

Visiting Scholars

Jinping He 
Research Assistant– EE Department

Areas of Interest: Application of power electronic technology in power system; Fault and stability analysis of power system; Design and implementation of digital power electronic device in inductive motor drive and regeneration energy recycle.

E-Mail: mypowerpassion@gmail.com
image not available Meng-Fu Kao 
Senior Power Resource Engineer of the Department of System Operations of Taiwan Power Company

Areas of Interest: Short term (between one month and two years) dispatch operations plans of the Taiwan Power System; include load forecasting, the fuel (coal, oil, LNG) estimate, and power production simulation.

E-Mail: MENGFU@uta.edu