PUBLICATIONS

Thesis and Dissertation

          X. Zhang, Fractals in Gas Discharges: Models and Applications (Master's degree thesis), Tsinghua Univ. (2009), [A] X Zhang, Kerr Electro-Optic Measurements in Liquid Dielectrics (Ph.D. dissertation), MIT (2014)

Journal Publications

          X. Zhang, L. Dong, J. He, S. Chen, and R. Zeng, "Study on the Effectiveness of Single Lightning Rods by a Fractal Approach," Journal of Lightning Research 1, 1 (2009). [A]
          J. He, X Zhang, L. Dong, R. Zeng, and Z. Liu, "Fractal Model of Lightning Channel for Simulating Lightning Strikes to Transmission Lines," Science in China Series E: Technological Sciences 52, 3135 (2009). [A]
          X. Zhang, J. K. Nowocin, and M. Zahn, "Evaluating the Reliability and Sensitivity of the Kerr Electro-optic Field Mapping Measurements with High-voltage Pulsed Transformer Oil," Applied Physics Letters 103, 082903 (2013). [B1]
          X. Zhang and M. Zahn, "Kerr Electro-optic Field Mapping Study of the Effect of Charge Injection on the Impulse Breakdown Strength of Transformer Oil," Applied Physics Letters 103, 162906 (2013). 1B11
          X. Zhang and M. Zahn. "Electro-optic Precursors of Critical Transitions in Dielectric Liquids," Applied Physics Letters 104, 052914 (2014). [111]
          X. Zhang and M. Zahn, "Fractal-like Charge Injection Kinetics in Transformer Oil Stressed by High Voltage Pulses," Applied Physics Letters 104, 162901 (2014). 11311
          X. Zhang, "Electro-optic Signatures of Turbulent Electroconvection in Dielectric Liquids." Applied Physics Letters 104, 202901 (2014). [B 1]
          X. Zhang, Y. Zhu, S. Gu, and J. He, "Dynamics of Branching of Negative Downward Lightning Leaders," Applied Physics Letters 111, 224101 (2017).[A]
          Zhu, X. Zhang (co-first author), and J. He, "Predicting Streamer Discharge Front Splitting by Ionization Seed Profiling," Physics of Plasmas, 26, 023513 (2019). [A]
          X. Zhang and M. Shneider, "Dynamic Modeling of Carbon Nanofiber Growth in Strong Electric Fields," (in publication, Journal of Applied Physics). r1321

Conference: Peer-reviewed Papers

            X. Zhang, J. K. Nowocin, and M. Zahn, “Effects of AC Modulation Frequency and Amplitude on Kerr Electro-Optic Field Mapping Measurements in Transformer Oil,” Annual Report IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Oct. 15-17, 2012, Montreal, Canada, pp. 700-4. [B1]

          X. Zhang, J. K. Nowocin, and M. Zahn, “Experimental Determination of the Valid Time Range for Kerr Electro-Optic Measurements in Transformer Oil Stressed by High-voltage Pulses,” Annual Report IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Oct. 20-23, 2013, Shenzhen, China, pp. 523-6. [B1]

          X. Zhang and M. Zahn, “Desynchronization Waves in Power Grids Described by Kuramoto Model,” Proceedings of International Conference on Information, Business and Education Technology (Atlantis Press), Mar. 14-15, 2013, Beijing, China, pp. 1350-3. [C]

           M. Lainfiesta and X. Zhang, “Evolutionary Paths toward Prosumer Marketplace,” The International Conference on Electrical Engineering (Chinese Society of Electrical Engineers), Jul. 4-7, 2017, Weihai, China, pp. 539-42. [C]

          M. Lainfiesta, X. Zhang, and R. Sunday, “Design of Solar-Powered Microgrid at Texas A&M University-Kingsville,” 2018 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC), Feb. 8-9, 2018, College Station, TX, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/TPEC.2018.8312118. [C]

          X. Zhang, S.-W. Park, M. Lainfiesta, and M. Green, “Power-Up: A Model for Increasing Career Readiness in Power Engineering at Minority-Serving Institutions,” 2018 IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition (T&D), Apr. 17-19, 2018, Denver, CO, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1109/TDC.2018.8440293. [D]

          S. A. Subramanyam and X. Zhang, “Electricity Market Mechanism Design for Grid-Connected Prosuming Communities,” 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology (EIT), May. 3-5, 2018, Rochester, MI, pp. 18-22, doi: 10.1109/EIT.2018.8500212. [C]

          X. Zhang, “Design and Modeling of Smart Material Systems for High Voltage Applications,” 2018 IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC), Jun. 17-20, 2018, San Antonio, TX, pp. 377-380, doi: 10.1109/EIC.2018.8481056. [B2]

          M. Lainfiesta and X. Zhang, “Planning a Solar-Powered Microgrid for Remote Rural Communities on Mountainous Terrain,” 2018 ASME Power Conference, Jun. 24-28, 2018, Lake Buena Vista, FL, pp. V001T06A028 (6 pages), doi:10.1115/POWER2018-7525. [C]

          S. A. Subramanyam and X. Zhang, “Iterative Mechanism for Two-Sided Electricity Markets with Variable Renewable Energy Sources,” IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability, Nov. 11-13, 2018, Long Beach, CA. [C]

          H. Hayajneh, S. Bashetty, M. B. Salim, and X. Zhang, “Techno-Economic Analysis of a Battery Energy Storage System with Combined Stationary and Mobile Applications,” IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability, Nov. 11-13, 2018, Long Beach, CA. [C]

          T. Kim, X. Zhang, S.-W. Park, J. Zeng, and C. Wei, “A Novel Phase-Locked Loop-Enabled Power Estimator for Single-Phase Power Electronic Converters,” 2018 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Integrated Circuits and Microsystems (ICICM), Nov. 24-26, 2018, Shanghai, China, pp. 240-4, doi: 10.1109/ICAM.2018.8596626. [C]

          M. Lainfiesta, S. A. Subramanyam, and X. Zhang, “Robust Control and Optimal Operation of Multiple Microgrids with Configurable Interconnections,” IEEE Green Technology Conference, Apr. 3-6, 2019, Lafayette, LA. [C]

          H. Hayajneh, M. B. Salim, S. Bashetty, and X. Zhang, “Optimal Planning of Battery-Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Station Networks,” IEEE Green Technology Conference, Apr. 3-6, 2019, Lafayette, LA. [C]

          S. Subramanyam, X. Zhang, J. Wu, and H. Song, “Dynamic Analysis of Operating Reserve Demand Curve in Energy-Only Electricity Markets,” (Accepted, IEEE PES ISGT Asia, May 21-24, 2019, Chengdu, China). [C]

          M. Lainfiesta, X. Zhang, J. Wu, and H. Song, “Developing a Decision Support System for the Optimal Operating Strategies of a Polygeneration Facility,” (Accepted, IEEE PES ISGT Asia, May 21-24, 2019, Chengdu, China). [C]

Conference: Presentation/Abstract Only

          J. Jadidian, X. Zhang, J. K. Nowocin, and M. Zahn, “Numerical Modeling of Streamer Discharges in Liquid Dielectric Materials (invited workshop),” IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Oct. 15-17, 2012, Montreal, Canada. [B1]

          X. Zhang, “Toward a Variational Principle of Space Charge Stimulated Discharge in Electron Irradiated PMMA (poster),” SIAM Conf. on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science, May 8-12, 2016, Philadelphia, PA. [B1]

          X. Zhang, “High Voltage Electrodes Injecting Charges Electrohydrodynamically,” ASME 14th International Conf. on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, July 10-14, 2016, Washington, DC. [B2]

          X. Zhang, “Porous Electrode Swelling: Effects of Inhomogeneity and Geometry (poster),” APS March Meeting, Mar. 13-17, 2017, New Orleans, LA. [B2]

          X. Zhang and A. Hernandez, “Modeling a Circular Dielectric Elastomer Actuator under Dynamic Excitations (oral),” ASME Conf. on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures, and Intelligent Systems, Sep. 18-20, 2017, Snowbird, UT. [B2]

          X. Zhang and M. Shneider, “Effect of Strong Electric Field on Plasma-Enhanced Catalytic Growth of Carbon Nanofibers (oral),” 71st Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, Nov. 5-9, 2018, Portland, OR. [B2]

          X. Zhang, “Supply Chain Management Models for Mobile Battery Energy Storage Systems,” 2019 International Battery Association (IBA) Meeting, Mar. 3-8, 2019, La Jolla, CA. [C]

          X. Zhang, “AC Response of Coupled Phase Oscillators with Inertia (oral; accepted),” SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems (DS19), May 19-23, 2019, Snowbird, UT. [C]

          X. Zhang, “Optimal Control of a Nonlinear Telegraph Equation with Switching Parameters (oral; accepted),” SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT19), Jun. 19-21, 2019, Chengdu, China. [D]

          S. A. Subramanyam and X. Zhang, “Modeling Disaster Recovery of Tourism Destinations (accepted),” ASCE International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure, Nov. 7-9, 2019, Los Angeles, CA. [C]

Conference: Presentation/Abstract Only

          M. Lainfiesta and X. Zhang, “Study on the Control and Operation of Multi-Microgrid Systems,” (Journal of Modern Power System and Clean Energy). [C]

          M. Lainfiesta and X. Zhang, “Data-driven Modeling for the Optimal Planning and Operation of Polygeneration Facilities,” (Energies). [C]

          J. Wu, X. Zhang (co-first author), Y. Qu, and H. Song, “Low Frequency Oscillations in Networks of Coupled Phase Oscillators with Inertia,” (Scientific Reports). [C]

Full Papers Submitted to Conferences

          H. Hayajneh and X. Zhang, “Toward a Framework of Social Welfare Assessment of Wind Energy Systems,” (2019 2nd International Conference on Clean Energy and Electrical Systems). [C]

          H. Hayajneh, M. B. Salim, S. Bashetty, and X. Zhang, “Logistics System Management for Battery-Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Station Networks,” (2019 2nd International Conference on Clean Energy and Electrical Systems). [C]

Abstracts/Extended Abstracts Submitted to Conferences

          X. Zhang, “Electrohydrodynamics of Charge-Injecting High-Voltage Electrodes,” (2019 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena). [B2]

          X. Zhang and Y. Zhu, “Boundary and Interface Effects on Charge Relaxation Dynamics,” (2019 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena). [B1]

          X. Zhang, “Modified Kelvin Water Droppers for Energy Harvesting,” (2019 ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems). [D]

          X. Zhang, “A Theoretical Study of Ferrofluid Generator Powered by Waste Heat and Ambient Vibration,” (2019 ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems). [D]