Electric Power and Energy Systems (EPES) Research Lab

Zhifang Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
School of Engineering
Virginia Commonwealth University
601 West Main Street, Richmond, VA 23220
Email: zfwang@vcu.edu

    Dr.Zhifang Wang joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University in August 2012 where she is currently an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering.She is an IEEE Senior Member and IEEE PES Member since 2012. She received the IEEE Donald G. Fink Award in 2013 and HICCS-48 Best Paper Award in 2015.

Ph.D., Cornell University, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ithaca, NY, USA, Aug 2005.
Dissertation: Bluetooth Enabled Wireless Network and Its application in Electric Power Systems.
Advisor:Dr. Robert J. Thomas, IEEE life Fellow .
M.S., Tsinghua University, Electrical Power Engineering, Beijing, China, Aug 1998 .
Dissertation: Secondary Voltage Control.
Advisor:Dr. Qiang Lu, IEEE Fellow.
B.S., Tsinghua University, Electrical Power Engineering, Beijing, China, 1995.
Dissertation: Dynamic Long-term Voltage Stability.
Advisor:Dr. Yuanzhang Sun, IEEE senior member.
  • Assistant Professor, ECE, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2012-Present.

  • Associate Specialist, ECE, University of California, Davis, CA, 2010- 2012.

  • Postdoc, Information Trust Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,2008-2010.

  • Postdoc, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, 2005-2008.

  • Power System Modeling and Optimization.

  • Integration of Renewable Generation.

  • Grid Vulnerability Analysis.

  • Voltage Stability and Controls.

  • Smart Grid Communication Architecture.

  • HICSS'48 Best Paper Award (2015)

  • IEEE Donald G. Fink Award (2013)

  • IEEE Senior Member (2012)

  • Cornell Graduate Fellowship (1998)

  • Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering Scholarship First Prize (1995)