ABOUT ME

Dr. Xuewei Zhang received his B.SC. and M.SC. in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA. He did a postdoc in the Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA and in 2015 he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

 
His areas of expertise include: Applied Physics: plasma physics, dielectric physics, nonlinear physics, electrohydrodynamics, electro-optics. Electric Power Engineering: power systems, high voltage engineering, electricity markets, renewable energy Computer Science: image processing and analysis, machine learning. 


His research areas include: A. Lightning physics and lightning protection, B. Electrical insulation and dielectric phenomena, (BI) Mechanisms and dynamics of dielectric breakdown in insulating materials (B2) Smart material system designs to improve insulation in high voltage equipment. C. Sustainable energy systems design. D. Other (control and optimization, energy harvesting, engineering education, etc.)

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Applied Physics: plasma physics, dielectric physics, nonlinear physics, electrohydrodynamics, electro-optics

Electric Power Engineering; power systems, high voltage engineering, electricity markets, renewable energy

Computer Science: image processing and analysis, machine learning

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Assistant professor (tenure-track) 

September 2015 — present,

TAMU-Kingsville Dept. of EECS, Ph.D.

Program in Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering (ESEN)

Postdoctoral scholar 

September 2014 — June 2015,

UCLA Dept. of Physics & Astronomy,

California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)

Research/teaching assistant 

September 2009 — June 2014

MIT Dept. of EECS,

Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE)

EDUCATION

2009-2014

Massachusetts Institute of Technology,  

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering.

2007 - 2009

Tsinghua University (Beijing, China),

M.S. Electrical Engineering.

2003-2007

Tsinghua University (Beijing, China),

B.S. Electrical Engineering.

RESEARCH AREAS

A. Lightning physics and lightning protection

B. Electrical insulation and dielectric phenomena

    (BI) Mechanisms and dynamics of dielectric breakdown in insulating materials

    (B2) Smart material system designs to improve insulation in high voltage equipment

C. Sustainable energy systems design

D. Other (control and optimization, energy harvesting, engineering education, etc.)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor-G (with full responsibility), 2013 Fall, MIT 6.641: Electromagnetic Fields, Forces, and Motions

Recitation instructor (TA), 2014 Spring, MIT 6.262: Discrete Stochastic Processes

Adjunct instructor, 2015 Spring, Univ. of the West (Rosemead, CA) PSC100: Introduction to Physical Sciences

 

Instructor (volunteer), 2015 Summer, Univ. of the People (Online) CS 4407: Data Mining and Machine Learning

 

Instructor, 2015-16 (5 TAMTJK subjects), EEEN 3321 Electronics I, EEEN 4342 Electronics II, EEEN 3333 Linear Signals and Systems, EEEN 3324 Electromagnetics, ESEN 6312 Energy System Integration & Design

Instructor, 2016-17 (4 TAMUK subjects), EEEN 332 l Electronics I, ESEN 6329 Multiphysics Modeling, EEEN 3324 Electromagnetics. ESEN 6312 Energy System Integration & Design

 

Instructor, 2017-18 (5 TAMUK subjects), ESEN 6321 Smart Grids, ESEN 6329 Multiphysics Modeling, EEEN 3324 Electromagnetics, ESEN 6312 Energy System Integration & Design, ESEN 6102 Seminar

Instructor, 2018-19 (6 TAMUK subjects), ESEN 6313 Advanced Engineering Math, EEEN 5303.803 Stochastic Processes, ESEN 6102 Seminar in ESEN, CSEN 2303 Introduction to Computing with Basic and Excel, ESEN 6312 Energy System Integration and Design, and ESEN 6334 Energy Resource Management and Optimization