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Dr Yue Zhou

Dr Yue Zhou

Lecturer in Cyber Physical Systems

School of Engineering

Email
zhouy68@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)7851974512
Campuses
Room E/2.11a, Queen's Buildings - East Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

I am the Lecturer in Cyber Physical Systems in the CIREGS centre of School of Engineering of Cardiff University. My research interests include power system demand side response, peer-to-peer energy trading, and distributed ledger technology (blockchain).

I am a Subject Assistant Editor of the journal Applied Energy (Impact factor: 8.848), and an Associate Editor of the journal IET Energy Systems Integration. I am also a Standing Director of Power Grid Operation & Control Subcommittee of IEEE PES Power System Relaying & Control Satellite Committee - China.

I received my B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, in 2011, 2016 and 2016, respectively. I was a post-doctoral research associate at School of Engineering, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK from 2017 to 2020. 

Biography

Education & Qualifications

PhD

Electrical Engineering, Tianjin University, China, 2016

   (Visiting student)

School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK (2015.8-2016.4)

MEng

Electrical Engineering, Tianjin University, China, 2016

BEng

Electrical Engineering, Tianjin University, China, 2011

Honours and awards

  • Applied Energy Highly Cited Paper Awards 2020 (2nd ‘Peer-to-Peer energy trading in a Microgrid’ & 27th Evaluation of peer-to-peer energy sharing mechanisms based on a multiagent simulation framework)
  • Outstanding Journal Paper of CSEE 2018 (Second Prize): C. Wang, D. Wang, Y. Zhou, “Framework analysis and technical challenges to smart distribution system,” Automation of Electric Power Systems, vol. 39, no. 9, pp. 1-9, 2015
  • International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems 2018 Outstanding Reviewer
  • Proceedings of the CSEE 2018 Outstanding Reviewer
  • Applied Energy 2016 Best Reviewer
  • National Scholarship of China 2015 during my PhD study at Tianjin University, China
  • 2011 Outstanding Graduate (Undergraduate) of Tianjin University
  • Excellent Undergraduate Graduation Thesis of School of Electrical Engineering and Automation of Tianjin University in 2011

Professional memberships

  • IEEE Member
  • IET Member
  • CICRE Member

Academic positions

Jan 2017 - Mar 2020

Research Associate, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK

Speaking engagements

  • “Global development and key aspects in peer-to-peer energy trading,” Panel 6: Power Market Promote Energy Transformation, IEEE PES Winter Conference (iSPEC 2020)’, Chengdu, 24 November 2020. (ca. 50 participants)
  • “Global development and key aspects in peer-to-peer energy trading (in Chinese),” EPower+ Forum, online organised by Tianjin University, 20 October 2020. (ca. 50 participants)
  • “Peer-to-peer energy trading,” Industry Workshop on Energy Utilization, online organised by the University of Pretoria, 17 September 2020. (ca. 40 participants, attended by delegates from Department of Science and Technology of Republic of South Africa, and Mining Precinct)
  • “The experience and process of reviewing of academic journals (in Chinese),” Three-Asking Forum, online organised by Tianjin University, 20 March 2020. (ca. 60 participants)
  • “Peer-to-peer energy trading,” Session 3: Digital and Low-Carbon Future Energy Networks, The National Conference on ‘Water Energy Nexus’, Dead Sea, Jordan, 4 November 2019. (ca. 100 participants, attended by the Minister of Energy of Jordan)
  • “Global development and key issues in peer-to-peer energy trading,” Workshop on System wide impacts of renewable energy integration to energy network, Charusat University of Science and Technology, India, 30 March 2019. (ca. 100 participants)
  • “Optimal scheduling and control of flexible demand in smart homes and power systems,” Workshop on Sustainability of Energy Systems through Smart Grid and Renewable Energy Integration, Charusat University of Science and Technology, India, 12-13 December 2017 (ca. 100 participants).
  • “Peer-to-peer energy trading,” Industry Workshop on Energy Utilization, held by Department of Science and Technology, Republic of South Africa, online, 17 September 2020. (ca. 30 participants)

Committees and reviewing

Editorial Roles

  • Assistant Editor, Applied Energy (Impact factor 8.848), 2021
  • Associate Editor, IET Energy Systems Integration, 2020
  • Secretary, Special Issue on Integrated Energy Systems in Process Industry, Applied Energy (Impact factor 8.848), 2021.
  • Guest Associate Editor for Smart Grids, Frontiers in Energy Research (Impact factor 2.960), 2020
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on Local Energy Markets for Local Energy Systems Integration, IET Energy Systems Integration, 2020
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on Secure and Resilient Operations of Cyber-Physical Urban Energy Systems, IET Energy Systems Integration, 2020

Reviewers

  • UK National Commission for UNESCO - Newton Prize 2020
  • International Intergovernmental Organization
  • - International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) (Since 2019)
  • Elsevier Journals
  • - Applied Energy (Since 2016)
  • - Energy Conversion and Management (Since 2014)
  • - International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems (Since 2017)
  • - Journal of Energy Storage (Since 2019)
  • - Sustainable Energy Grids & Networks (Since 2019)
  • - Ain Shams Engineering Journal (Since 2020)
  • - Electric Power System Research (Since 2019)
  • IEEE Journals
  • - IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (Since 2014)
  • - IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy (Since 2016)
  • - IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (Since 2019)
  • - IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (Since 2014)
  • - IEEE Access (Since 2019)
  • - IEEE Transactions on Industrial Applications (Since 2019)
  • IET Journals
  • - IET Renewable Power Generation (Since 2018)
  • - IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution (Since 2018)
  • - IET Smart Grid (Since 2019)
  • - IET Energy Systems Integration (Since 2019)
  • Other Journals
  • - Organization & Environment (Since 2019)
  • - Engineering (Since 2019)
  • - Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences (Since 2020)
  • - Applied Sciences (Since 2019)
  • - CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems (Since 2017)
  • - Proceedings of the CSEE (Since 2017)
  • - Journal of Environmental Planning and Management (Since 2019)

Publications

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

Teaching

I act as a lecturer in the following EEE undergraduate modules in the School of Engineering of Cardiff University:

Engineering Mathematics (Year 1): Vectors, Integration, Partial Differentiation, Data Analysis

Engineering Mathematics (Year 2): Vector Calculus, Fourier Analysis

Renewable Energy Technologies (Year 3): Frequency Control in Electric Power Systems

Three of my research areas are 1) power system demand side response, 2) peer-to-peer energy trading, and 3) distributed ledger technology and other cyber aspects of energy systems.

1) Power system demand side response

I have more than 10 years experience in power system demand side response. In this area, my research expands from Smart Home Energy Management, to Virtual Power Plants and Virtual Energy Storage Systems, and to Industrial Demand Side Response. The projects I am/was participating in this area are listed as follows:

Year

Projects (as PI or co-I)

Total

2018

EPSRC funded via JUICE 1st Early Stage Exchange Fund, “Virtual energy storage systems for providing frequency control services for power systems”

Role:       PI

£2,500

Year

Projects (as Researcher)

2020-now

EU H2020, “Virtual Power Plant for Interoperable and Smart isLANDS (VPP4Islands)”

Role:       Deputy of the Co-Is the at Cardiff University

2020-now

EPSRC, “Multi-energy Control of Cyber-Physical Urban Energy Systems (MC2)”

Role:       Deputy of the PI at Cardiff University

2018-2020

Royal Academy of Engineering funded UK-Jordan project “UK-Jordan educational and research partnership to build capacity of power grid to integrate solar PV systems”

Role:     Project Management & Researcher

2019-now

EPSRC funded, “Supergen Energy Networks Hub 2018”

Role:   Researcher

2018-now

European Commission funded via Horizon 2020 Program, “Bringing flexibility provided by multi energy carrier integration to a new MAGNITUDE”

Role:   Researcher

2017-now

European Regional Development Fund funded via Welsh Government, “Flexible Integrated Energy Systems (FLEXIS)”

Role:   Researcher

2017-now

EPSRC funded UK-India project, “Joint UK-India Clean Energy Centre (JUICE)”

Role:   Project Management & Researcher

2017-2019

Royal Academy of Engineering funded UK-India project “Industry-Academia Collaborative Project to Address System Wide Impacts of Renewable Energy Sources in Engineering Program”

Role:   Researcher

2) Peer-to-peer energy trading

I am one of the first groups of people who have researched in this area. The projects I am/was participating in this area are listed as follows:

Year

Projects (as Researcher)

2020-now

EPSRC, “Active Building Centre”

Role:       Deputy of the Co-Is at Cardiff University

2020-now

Welsh Government funded, “Flintshire local virtual private network (LVPN) development”

Role:       Project Management & Researcher

2018-2019

Welsh Government funded, “Flintshire local virtual private network (LVPN) demonstrator”

Role:     Project Management & Researcher

2015-2017

European Commission funded via Horizon 2020 Program, “Peer to peer smart energy distribution networks”

Role:   Project Management & Researcher

3) Distributed ledger technology & other cyber aspects of energy systems

I am in the one of the groups who have applied distributed ledger technology and smart contracts in electric power systems. I also started to research on cyber security and other cyber aspects of energy systems. The projects I am/was participating in this area are listed as follows:

Year

Projects (as PI or co-I)

Total

2020

Innovate UK, “CyCIS: Cyber-physical critical infrastructure security”

Role:       Co-I

£62,790

2019

Key Laboratory of Smart Grid, Ministry of Education of China funded via its Open Fund, “Blockchain-based multiagent simulation method and platform for peer-to-peer energy trading in a microgrid”

Role:        PI

£2,000

(20,000 CNY)

Year

Projects (as Researcher)

2020-now

EPSRC, “Active Building Centre”

Role:       Deputy of the Co-Is at Cardiff University

2018-2020

Scottish Power Electricity Networks, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, and UK Power Networks funded via Network Innovation Allowance (NIA), “Distributed ledger technology enabled distribution network operation”

Role:      Researcher

Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of:

  • Demand side response
  • Peer-to-peer energy trading
  • Distributed ledger technology and smart contracts and their application in energy systems
  • Optimization
  • Digital Twin

Past projects

MSc Students (Co-Supervisor)

  • Francesco Palmiotto, Optimal scheduling of electric vehicles in V2G configuration for load leveling and cost minimization of residential users, Master Thesis, Politecnico Di Bari, Italy, 2018.

BEng Students (Co-Supervisor)

  • Nicolas-Andrei Manea, Blockchain-enabled demand-side response from domestic customers, 2018/19 (EN3024/EN3400).
  • Bandar Rassam, Peer-to-peer energy trading in residential community microgrid with electric vehicles, 2017/18 (EN3100).