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 Jianzhong Wu

Jianzhong Wu

Head of School, Engineering.

School of Engineering

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Room E/2.19, Queen's Buildings - East Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA


Jianzhong Wu is a Professor of Multi-Vector Energy Systems and Head of School of Engineering, Cardiff University.

He is:

  • Co-Director of INCOSE UK Energy Systems Interest Group;
  • Co-Director of UK Energy Research Centre;
  • Associate-Director of Supergen Hub on Energy Networks;
  • a member of the Wales Smart Energy System Group;
  • a member of Northern Power Grid technical panel of ED2 business plan;
  • a member of the Scottish Power Energy Networks Strategic Stakeholder Panel for England and Wales; and
  • a member of the Academic Promotions Committee of Cardiff University.

He joined Cardiff University in June 2008 (Lecturer 2008; Senior Lecturer 2013; Reader 2014; Professor 2015). From 2006 to 2008, he was a Research Fellow at the University of Manchester.

Prof. Wu researches on Smart Grid and Multi-Vector Energy Systems (integrated energy infrastructure). He has contributed to more than 50 EU, EPSRC and industry funded projects as a Principal Investigator or a Co-Investigator. He has published more than 240 peer-reviewed papers, including 1 ESI Hot Paper and7 ESI Highly Cited Papers(@Sep 2020). He is a co-author of books “Smart Grid: Technology and Applications” (2012, Wiley), “Smart Electricity Distribution Networks” (2017, CRC) and "The Future of Gas Networks" (2019, Springer).

His professional involvements include: President of the UK Branch of China Electrotechnical Society; Co-Chair of the 9th International Conference on Applied Energy (2017); member of the Organizing Committees of International Conference on Applied Energy (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016); Vice-Chair of the Organizing Committee of 2012 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT Asia); and member of the Organizing Committee of 2010 45th International Universities' Power Engineering Conference (UPEC).

He is an Associate Editor of Applied Energy (Impact Factor: 8.848), Deputy Editor-in-Chief of IET Energy Systems Integration, and Director of International UNiLAB on Synergies between Energy Networks. He is a Fellow of Energy Institute.



  • 20-     Head of School of Engineering, Cardiff University
  • 18-20 Head of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering, Cardiff University
  • 15-     Professor on Multi-Vector Energy Systems, School of Engineering, Cardiff University
  • 14-15 Reader in Institute of Energy, Cardiff School of Engineering
  • 13-14 Senior Lecturer in Institute of Energy, Cardiff School of Engineering
  • 08-13 Lecturer in Institute of Energy, Cardiff School of Engineering
  • 06-08 Research Fellow in Joule Centre, University of Manchester
  • 06-08 Associate Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Tianjin University, China
  • 04-06 Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Tianjin University, China


  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, Tianjin University, 2004
  • MSc, Electrical Engineering, Tianjin University, 2002
  • BSc, Electrical Engineering, Tianjin University, 1999

Research Team @2020

  • Research Team Administrator:
    • Ms. Karolina Rucinska
  • Research Fellow:
    • Dr. Modassar Chaudry
  • Postdoc RA:
    • Dr. Xiandong Xu
    • Dr. Sathsara Abeysinghe
    • Dr. Lakshimi Srinivas Vedantham
    • Dr. Rui Jing

  • PhD students:
    • Mr. Mohamed Abdelrahman
    • Mr. Lahiru Jayasuriya
    • Mr. Alexandre Canet
    • Mr. Qiupeng Kong
    • Ms. Miriam Toporowska
    • Mr. Xun Jiang
    • Mr. Chris Jones
    • Mr. Nicolas Manea
    • Mr. Jonathan Amirmandhi
    • Mr. Kai Zhao

Administration, Innovation and Engagement

  • Co-Director of UK Energy Research Centre, 2019-2024
  • Associate-Director of Supergen Hub on Energy Networks, 2018-2022
  • Co-Director of INCOSE UK Energy Systems Interest Group, co-led by Energy Systems Catapult, since 2018
  • Member of Wales Smart Energy System Group, since 2018
  • Member of Northern Power Grid Technical Panel of ED2 Business plan, 2020-
  • Member of CBI and University of Birmingham Energy Policy Commission on Thermal Energy (Heat), 2019 - 2020.
  • Associate Editor of Applied Energy (Elsevier Journal with Impact Factor 8.426, have been Subject Editor since 2015)
  • Deputy Editor-in-Chief of IET journal on Energy System Integration, 2018.
  • Received “Outstanding Dissemination Award of Editorial Board Member” from CSEE JPES Journal in recognition of the outstanding contribution to the dissemination of the journal, 2019
  • Received “Outstanding Contribution Award” from Elsevier in recognition of the outstanding contribution to the Applied Energy Journal as an Editor, 2018
  • Received “Outstanding Contribution Award of Editorial Board Member” from CSEE JPES Journal in recognition of the outstanding contribution as a member of the Editorial Board, 2018
  • Member of the Scottish Power Energy Networks Strategic Stakeholder Panel, since 2016
  • Founding Director of Applied Energy UNiLAB on Synergies between Energy Networks (, which includes leading research institutions and companies globally (DTU, KTH, GVGW, Imperial College, Tianjin University, Tsinghua University, TNO, KUL, Malardalen University, University of Pisa, Toshiba and Cardiff University), since 2016
  • President of the UK Branch of China Electrotechnical Society, since 2017
  • Acting President and Secretary-general of the UK Branch of China Electrotechnical Society, 2013 – 2016
  • Vice President of the UK Branch of Chinese Society of Electrical Engineering, since 2018.
  • Member of the Council of China Electrotechnical Society (CES has more than 50k members), since 2015
  • Associate Editor of IET Journal of Smart Grid, IET, since 2017
  • Editorial Board Member of CSEE Journal of Power & Energy Systems, since 2016
  • Member of the Special Committee of Energy Internet, China Electrotechnical Society, since 2016
  • Member of the Academic Promotion Committee of Cardiff University, since 2016
  • Co-Chair of 9th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE), Cardiff, UK, 21-24 Aug, 2017. There were over 630 delegates from 55 countries.
  • Chair of HubNet Colloquium on District Heating Networks - current practices and innovation gaps, Cardiff, UK, 1st March 2017. There were 80 attendees mainly from government and industry.
  • Guest-Editor-in-Chief of Special Issue on Synergies between Energy Networks for Applied Energy, 2016
  • Guest Editor of Applied Energy UNiLAB Special Issue on Distributed Energy & Microgrid” for Applied Energy, 2016
  • Guest-Editor-in-Chief of Special Issue on Integrated Energy Systems for Applied Energy, 2015
  • Executive Editor of the special subject on “Smart Grid” for journal Engineering, Chinese Academy of Engineering, 2015
  • Member of the Organizing Committee, Program and Track Chair of Applied Energy Symposium and Forum 2016 on Renewable Energy Integration with Mini/Microgrid (REM2016), Maldives, 19-21 April, 2016
  • Member of the Organizing Committee of 8th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE), Beijing, China, 8-11 Oct, 2016
  • Member of the Organizing Committee of Applied Energy Symposium and Submit 2015 on Low-Carbon Cities and Urban Energy, Fuzhou, China, Nov 15-17, 2015
  • Member of the Organizing Committee of 6th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 28 - 31, 2015
  • Member of the Organizing Committee of 5th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE), Pretoria, South Africa, 1-4 July, 2013
  • Member of the Organizing Committee of HubNet Smart Grid Symposium, Cardiff, Sep 2013
  • Selected participant of the Cardiff Futures Programme (The Vice-Chancellor’s development programme at Cardiff University), 2013/14
  • Selected participant of the Professorial Leadership Programme of Cardiff University, 2017
  • Tutor of MSc Electrical Energy Systems in ENGIN, Sep. 2012 – Sep. 2014
  • Member and Section 3 Leader of CIGRE Working Group WG C6.21 Smart metering – state of the art, regulation, standards and future requirements, 2012
  • Vice-Chair of the Organizing Committee of 2012 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT Asia), 2012
  • Member of the Organizing Committee of 2010 45th International Universities' Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), 2010
  • Member of Steering Committee of Smart Meters for Smart Grids Workshop, London, 2010

Invited Speeches and Activities

  1. Invited Speech entitled “Roadmap of Applications of DLT in Power Distribution Companies” in IEEE PES General Meeting 2020 in the Panel “Addressing Power System Operation Challenges Using Blockchain”, 5th Aug 2018, online conference.
  2. Invited Speech entitled “Distributed Ledger Technology for DNO to DSO Transition – Overview of Existing Trials and Use Cases” in IEEE PES General Meeting 2020 in the Panel “How Internet Thinking Change Energy Systems”, 4th Aug 2018, online conference.
  3. Keynote Speech entitled “Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading and Local Balancing” in CSEE-IET jointed online Workshop on Energy Internet, 21 July, 2020.
  4. Session Chair of the International Perspectives Session in EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Hub 2020 Online Conference, 14th May 2020.
  5. Invited to join the Energy Technologies 2030: Heat Workshop at the World Economic Forum, as a Co-Director of UKERC, London, 27th Nov, 2019.
  6. Keynote Speech entitled “Energy Infrastructure and Multi-vector Energy Systems” in the National Conference on Water Energy Nexus, Dead Sea, Jordan, 4-5 November, 2019.
  7. Keynote Speech entitled “Decarbonisation of Heat Supply Using a Multi-Energy Approach” in the Applied Energy Symposium 2019: Low Carbon Cities and Urban Energy Systems, Xiamen, China, 16-18 October, 2019.
  8. Keynote Speech entitled “Decarbonisation of Heat/Cooling Supply Systems Using a Multi-Energy Approach” in the 3rd International symposium on smart grid methods, tools and technologies, Jinan, China, 16-19 September 2019.
  9. Session Chair of the CSEE JPES Forum on Architecture & Model of Sustainable Power & Energy Systems, Mälardalen University, Sweden, 14th Aug 2019.
  10. Keynote Speech entitled “Green Energy and Energy Sharing” in the 180th XiaoGuWei Forum, Guangzhou, China, 23rd June, 2019.
  11. Keynote Speech entitled “Local Peer to Peer Energy Balancing and Sharing” in the Annual Conference of the China Electrotechnical Society, Guangzhou, China, 21st June, 2019.
  12. Keynote Speech entitled “State-of-the-art analysis and perspectives for peer-to-peer energy trading” in the 18th Annual Power Symposium 2019 Power & Energy Section, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Hong Kong, 14th June 2019.
  13. Invited by EPSRC, joined the EPSRC-NSFC Workshop in Sustainable Power Supply, to shape the UK-China call on Sustainable Power Supply, as one of the UK delegates. London, 3-4 June, 2019.
  14. Chairman of 2019 UK-China Workshop and YESS Programme on Electrical Technology and Energy Equipment, Cardiff, 28th May, 2019.
  15. Chairman of Workshop on Modelling of Integrated Multi-Energy Networks – Current Practices and Innovation Gaps, London, 5th April, 2019.
  16. Keynote Speech entitled “Modelling Tools for Multi-Vector Energy Systems” in the INCOSE workshop, Manchester, 14th Feb, 2019.
  17. Keynote Speech entitled “Smart Local Energy Systems” in the Workshop on Nexus of Smart Energy, Intelligent Manufacturing and Transportation Systems, Leeds, UK, 24-25 Jan 2019.
  18. Keynote Speech entitled “Future Energy Supply Networks” in IEEE 2nd International Electrical and Energy Conference (CIEEC2018), Beijing, China, 4th - 7th Nov, 2018.
  19. Invited Speech entitled “Smart Local Energy Systems” in IEEE 2018 International Conference on Power System Technology (PowerCon 2018), Guangzhou, China, 6th - 8th Nov, 2018.
  20. Keynote Speech entitled “Low-Carbon Local Energy Systems” on 22nd Oct 2018 in Global Engineering Conference (GEC), 22nd - 26th Oct 2018 in London. GEC is part of our ICE 200 bicentenary programme, the 50th anniversary of WFEO and the UK Government’s Year of Engineering. GEC brought together more than 2000 engineers from around the world to London to share ideas of how to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  21. Hosted visit of the Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, who is Minster of State for Energy and Clean Growth on 18th Oct 2018 in Cardiff University, as part of activities of the Green GB Week.
  22. Chair of Panel “Applied Energy Global UNiLAB of Multi-Energy Microgrids” in 10th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE), Hong Kong, 24 Aug, 2018.
  23. Invited Speech entitled “Coordinated Operation of Multi Energies” in IEEE PES General Meeting 2018 in the Panel “Energy Internet: Concept and Key Technologies”, Portland, the US, 7th Aug 2018.
  24. Invited Speech entitled “Future Energy Supply Networks” to the National Assembly for Wales Cross Party Group on Sustainable Energy, Cardiff, UK, 13th June, 2018
  25. Invited Speech entitled “Multi-Vector Innovation” in Utility Week Live, Birmingham, UK, 22nd May, 2018.
  26. Invited Speech entitled “Integration of the Networks” in the Wales Energy Conference 2018, Cardiff, UK, 16th May, 2018.
  27. Keynote Speech entitled “Virtual Energy Storage Systems for Power System Frequency Response” in 2017 China International Electrical and Energy Conference, Beijing, China, 26th Oct, 2017.
  28. Chair of Round Table “Applied Energy UNiLAB” in 2017 China International Electrical and Energy Conference, Beijing, China, 26th Oct, 2017.
  29. Chair of Panel “UNiLAB of Distributed Energy and Microgrids” in International Symposium of Renewable Energy Integration through Mini/Microgrids (REM), Cardiff, UK, 19th Oct, 2017.
  30. Keynote Speech entitled “Synergies between Multi-Energy Networks” in the 33rd Annual Conference of Electric Power and Automation, Shenyang, China, 14th Oct 2017.
  31. Chair of Panel “Synergies between Energy Networks” in 9th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE), Cardiff, UK, 22 Aug, 2017.
  32. Keynote Speech entitled “Robust Analysis of Smart Distribution Networks” in 2nd International symposium on smart grid methods, tools and technologies, Weihai, China, 4-7 July, 2017
  33. Invited by the InnovateUK and Scottish Power Energy Networks, joined the “Urban Innovation in Brazil Partnership Building Visit” organized by Newton Fund and KTN, and as one of the 14 UK delegated, visited Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte during 21st – 27th Jan 17.
  34. Keynote Speech entitled “Peer to Peer Smart Energy Systems” in Symposium of Energy Internet, Beijing, China, 11 Oct 2016.
  35. Chair of Panel “Integrated Energy Networks” in 8th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE), Beijing, China, 9 Oct, 2016.
  36. Invited Panel Member of “Applied Energy UNiLAB” in 8th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE), Beijing, China, 9 Oct, 2016.
  37. Invited by the RCUK, joined the RCUK-SIN-UKTI “Powering the future” event, Shanghai, China, 23rd Sep 2016. Powering the Future brought together UK and Chinese energy researchers with policymakers and businesses to showcase the best research and innovation for the future of energy provision. Building on the £70 million joint investment to date from EPSRC, the National Natural Sciences Foundation of China, the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, this event provided opportunities to disseminate research findings and network with key decision makers in Chinese energy policy and businesses interested in leading energy research.
  38. Invited speaker talking about “Peer to Peer Smart Energy Systems” in Low Carbon Cymru Conference, UK, 7th July, 2016.
  39. Chair of Panel “Energy Storage” in the IEEE 8th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (IPEMC 2016), Hefei, 22-25 May, 2016
  40. Invited by EPSRC, joined the EPSRC KETEP workshop in Smart Grids to shape the UK-Korea Smart Grid call as one of the 10 UK delegates. London, 1st July, 2015
  41. Invited Keynote speaker talking about “Multi-Vector Energy Systems” in Xiangshan Conference, China, 21-23 April 2015.
  42. Chair of Panel “Smart Energy Supply Networks” in the 5th IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) European 2014 Conference, October 12-15, 2014 in Istanbul.
  43. Invited Speaker in HubNet Smart Grid Symposium, 9-10 Sep, 2014, Glasgow
  44. Invited Speaker for the tutorial ““Future Grid with Non-Conventional Renewable Energy additions” during 2013 IEEE 8th International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (, 17-20 Dec 2013
  45. Invited Panel Member of the Round Table Session “Sharing of Smart Grid experience and roadmaps internationally”, The 22nd International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution (CIRED 2013), Sweden: 10-13 June 2013
  46. Invited by EPSRC, joined the EPSRC NSFC workshop on Smart Grids and the Integration of Electric Vehicles, to shape the UK-China Smart Grid call on Electric Vehicles, as one of the 10 UK delegates. Xiamen, China, 29-30 Oct, 2012
  47. Invited Speaker in the Panel of “Smart Grids beyond Electricity” at 2011 2nd IEEE PES ISGT Conference, Manchester, “Integrated Analysis of Smart Energy Infrastructures”, Dec 2011
  48. Invited by EPSRC, joined the EPSRC NSFC workshop on Smart Grids, to shape the 1st UK-China Smart Grid call, as one of the 12 UK delegates. Kunming, China, 7-8 Nov, 2011
  49. Invited Speaker at Smart Grid Research Symposium, Glasgow, 13-15 Apr 2010, “Smart Meters, Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Energy Systems”


  • Aithal A, Wu J, Fault Diagonotices in an Electricity Supply Network, Intellectual Property Office of the UK, No. 1816580.3, 11 Oct 2018
  • Long C, Wu J, Local Control of an Electricity Distribution Network using Voltage-Source Converters, Intellectual Property Office of the UK, No. 2006520.7, 4 May 2020.

PhD Examination

External Examiner for

  • Y Zhang, Cost-Reflective Network Pricing for High Voltage and Low Voltage Distribution Networks, University of Bath, May 2012
  • P Pachanapan, Power Quality Enhancement in Distribution Networks with Distributed Generation, University of Strathclyde, Oct 2012
  • Z Zheng, Overall CO2 Efficiency Assessment for A Low Carbon Energy System, University of Bath, April 2014
  • R Storry, A Multiple-Objective Optimisation Approach to the Network Arrangement of Electrical Thermal Storage, University of Strathclyde, Aug 2014
  • P Mathuria, Portfolio Optimization in Electricity Markets, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, India, Sep 2014
  • S Mohtashami, Strategic Distribution Network Planning with Smart Grid Technologies, Imperial College, Dec 2014
  • F Perkonigg, A Method for Development and Validation of Multi-Agent Systems using Accurate Communication Network Modelling, Imperial College, Dec 2014
  • F Starfelt, From Combined Heat and Power to Polygeneration, Mälardalen University, Sweden, April 2015
  • F Teng, Assessment of the Value of Flexibility by Using Stochastic Scheduling Tool, Imperial College, April 2015
  • B Numbi, Optimal Energy Management of Crushing Processes in the Mining Industry, University of Pretoria, June 2015
  • Y Fan, Distribution Network Integration of Electric Vehicles, University of Bath, Oct 2015.
  • N Ni, Optimal Energy Management of Power Systems and Microgrids Incorporating Demand Response Programs, University of Pretoria, Nov 2015
  • K Sharma, Large Scale Wind Power Integration in Competitive Electricity Market, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, India, Nov 2015
  • R Moreira, Business Models for Energy Storage Systems, Imperial College, Dec 2015
  • A Bruce, Impacts of Variable Renewable Generation on Thermal Power Plant Operating Regimes, University of Edinburgh, Jan 2016
  • T Lau, Verification of Carbon Savings in Energy Smart Infrastructure, Brunel University, Feb, 2016
  • Q Chen, Gaining Insight into the Smart Grid by Analysing Smart Metering Data, University of Bristol, May 2016
  • D Yu, Holistic Sizing and Operational Optimisation of Domestic Micro-CHP and Hybrid Energy Storage Systems, University of Bath, Jun 2016
  • J Devlin, A Gas Energy Flow Constrained Unit Commitment Analysis of the British and Irish Power Systems Considering High Wind Power Penetrations, Queen’s University of Belfast, Jun 2016
  • Z Zhang, Contributions of Distributed Generation to Electric Transmission System, University of Bath, Dec 2016
  • W Kong, Towards the Future Smart Electricity Grid Via Advanced Data Analytics for Customers, The University of Sydney, April 2017
  • Z Ma, Smart Transmission with Large Renewable Energy, University of Bath, Apr 2017
  • Y Zhang, Integration of Battery and Hydrogen Storage with Grid-Connected Photovoltaic System in Buildings, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, May 2017
  • K Murray, The Effect of Weather and Climate Change on Operation of Meshed Power Networks, University of Strathclyde, May, 2017
  • A Nechifor, Estimation of Dynamic Load Model Parameters using Real-time Measurements and a Flexible Phasor Data Concentrator, University of Manchester, May 2017
  • A Saint-Pierre, Analysis and Assessment of Flexibility in Multi-Energy Systems, University of Manchester, June 2017
  • H Ameli, Value of Flexibility Options in Transition to Lower Carbon Natural Gas and Power Systems Imperial College, Jan 2018
  • Q Zhai, Modelling of Energy Storage System in the Australian Electricity Market, UNSW, April 2018
  • G Hawker, Spatial and Temporal Disaggregation of Whole System Energy Models through Exemplar Local Multi-Carrier Networks, University of Strathclyde, May 2018.
  • M Syed, Enhanced Frequency Control for Greater Decentralisation and Distributed Operation of Power Systems: Design to Laboratory Validation. University of Strathclyde, June 2018.
  • C Zhang, Operation and Planning of Distributed Energy Resources in Active Distribution Networks, UNSW, June 2018
  • P Jain, Vehicle-to-Grid and Grid-to-Vehicle: Impact Assessment and Resource Modelling to Enable Grid Support, IIT Indore, July 2018.
  • R Mohanty, Protection and Fault Location for DC Microgrids, IIT Kharagpur, July 2018.
  • I Saratakos, Investigating the Impact of Asset Condition on Distribution Network Reconfiguration and its Capacity Value, Newcastle University, March 2019.
  • Ian Brocklebank, A Simple Model for District Heating Feasibility, The University of Sheffield, March 2019.
  • Yue Zhu, Ranking of Power System Loads Based on Their Influence on Power System Stability, The University of Manchester, Apr 2019.
  • Haoran Ji, Operation and Control of Flexible Distribution Network from the Perspective of Flexibility, Tianjin University, May 2019.
  • Zhenghui Zhao, Optimal Design and Planning of An Intelligent Distribution Network, The University of Manchester, Aug 2019.
  • Sebastian Long, Generalised Modelling Framework for Multi-Energy Systems with Model Predictive Control Applications, The University of Manchester, Nov 2019.
  • Firdous Nazir, Stochastic Volt/VAr Control of Power Distribution Systems, Imperial College, Dec 2019.
  • Erfan Bashar, A New Protection Scheme for Series Compensators in a Medium-Voltage Nework and Containing a PCT Thyristor’s Temperature Rise During a Short Circuit, The University of Warwick, May 2020.
  • Eleni Tsioumpri, Fault Anticipation in Distribution Networks, University of Strathclyde, May 2020.
  • Hamada Almasalma, Peer-to-Peer-Based Grid Support Functions for Smart Inverters - Distributed Voltage and Frequency Control,  KU Leuven, July 2020.

Internal Examiner for

  • I Grau, Management of Electric Vehicle Battery Charging in Distribution Networks, 2012
  • M Ahemda, Earthing Performance of Transmission Line Towers, 2012
  • L Livermore, Integration of Offshore Wind Farms through High Voltage Direct Current Networks, 2013
  • J Licari, Control of a Variable Speed Wind Turbine, 2013
  • B. Whitby, Control of an Axial Flow Tidal Stream Turbine, 2013
  • M Al-Essa, The Integration of Distributed Energy Resources into Electric Power Systems, 2017
  • C Li, The Protection and Interconnection of HVDC Grids, 2017
  • M Nawir, Integration of Wind Farms into Weak AC Grids, 2017
  • K Zhang, An Affordable Nearly-Zero-Energy Townhouse Prototype for China’s Future Low-Carbon Housing, 2020























Since joining Cardiff, Jianzhong Wu has taught at all levels from Year 1 undergraduate to MSc students, from the school-level module (EN1042 with around 360 students) in large teaching theatres, down to 1 to 1 supervision. He is/was the module leader for EN1065 Power Engineering, EN3708 Renewable Energy Technologies, EN3701 Power System Analysis, ENT778 Power System Analysis, ENT774 Research Study, EN4705/ENT739 Alternative Energy Systems and ENT759 Dissertation. The modules he taught also include EN1064 Network Analysis, EN1042 Computing I, EN1040 Electrical Tech., EN1072 Laboratory, EN2073 Lab. and Design, ENT778 Power System Analysis and ENT777/EN4708 Power System Protection.


TitlePeopleSponsorValue to ENGINDuration
Principal Investigator of EPSRC/NFSC project “Multi-energy Control of Cyber-Physical Urban Energy Systems (MC2)”Wu J, Ugalde-Loo C, Ming W, Abeysekeya M, Jenkins NEPSRC£422,70601/04/2020-31/03/2023
Cardiff Principal Investigator of EC 2020 project “Virtual Power Plant for Interoperable and Smart isLANDS (VPP4ISLANDS)”Wu J, Qadrdan MEuropean Commission - Horizon 2020€587,6202020-2024
Cardiff Principal Investigator and Co-Director of UK Energy Research Centre Phase 4 (£18m total Value)Wu J, Qadrdan MEPSRC£472,97201/05/2019-30/04/2024
Co-Investigator of National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc project “Assessing temporal and spatial impacts of decarbonising heat and transport on electricity networks”Qadrdan M, Wu J, Jenkins NNational Grid£132,4432019-2021
Cardiff Principal Investigator and Co-Director of EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Hub (£5.1m total value)Wu JEPSRC£536,65601/10/2018-30/09/2022
Co-Investigator of the Active Building Centre (£36m ISCF project total value)Wu J, Jenkins NEPSRC£122,26603/09/2018-02/03/2022
Energy Revolution Research Consortium - Core - EnergyREV (£8m total value)Wu JUKRI£74,63401/12/2018-31/03/2022
Energy Revolution Research Consortium - Plus - EnergyREV - Next Wave of Local Energy Systems in a Whole Systems Context (£1m total value)Wu JUKRI£145,88801/12/2018-31/03/2022
Cardiff PI of NIA project “Distributed Leger Technology-enabled distribution network operation (DeDSO)” Stage 1Wu J, Thomas L, Ming WScottish Power Energy Networks, SSE and UK Power Networks£131,05201/06/2018-31/12/2019
Cardiff PI of NIA project “Distributed Leger Technology-enabled distribution network operation (DeDSO)” Stage 2Wu J, Zhou Y, Ming WScottish Power Energy Networks, SSE and UK Power Networks£66,93601/08/2019-31/07/2020
Principal Investigator of the Welsh Government funded project “Flintshire Local Virtual Private Network development”Wu J, Zhou YWelsh Government£40,00001/09/18-31/12/20
UK-Jordan Educational and Research Partnership to Build Capacity of Power Grid to Integrate Solar PV SystemsWu J, Ming W, Long C, Zhou YRoyal Academy of Engineering£40,55501/04/2018-31/03/2020
Cardiff PI of InnovateUK funded project “Development of a Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Micro-grid Management Platform”Wu J, Abeysekera MInnovateUK£48,99101/12/2018-31/05/2019
CESI Flex Fund of EPSRC National Centre for Energy Systems Integration, “Decision Support Tool for the Operation of Public Sector Multi-energy Systems”Abeysekera M, Wu J, and  Jenkins NEPSRC£39,50801/01/2019-31/12/2019
Off-grid Microgrids for the Electrification of Remote Communities WorkshopWu J, Ming WBritish Council£23,1002017-2018
Cardiff PI of H2020 project "Bringing flexibility provided by multi energy carrier integration to a new MAGNITUDE" (€4m total value)Wu J, Qadrdan M, Ugalde-loo C, Jenkins NEuropean Commission - Horizon 2020€248,57501/10/2017-31/03/2021
Industry-Academia Collaborative Project to Address System Wide Impacts of Renewable Energy Sources in Engineering ProgramWu J, Ming W, Long CRoyal Academy of Engineering£95,79217/04/2017-16/04/2019
UK Consortium for the collaboration with Chinese Excellence League (E9) Group of UniversitiesWu JBritish Council£500,000 (Total project value)15/02/2017 - 14/02/2021
MISTRAL: Multi-scale Infrastructure Systems AnalyticsJenkins N, Wu JEPSRC£329,73611/02/2016 - 10/08/2020
NIC project Angle DC led by Scottish Power Energy NetworksLiang J, Wu J, Ugalde-loo COFGEM£220,00001/2016 - 04/2020
Co-Principal Investigator of "Flexible Integrated Energy Systems"Jenkins N, Wu J, Ugalde-loo C, Cipcigan L, Ming WWEFO£2,500,0002016-2021
Cardiff PI of Joint UK-India Clean Energy Centre (JUICE)Wu J, Jenkins NEPSRC£117,8122016 - 2020
Blockchain based smart contracts for peer to peer energy trading using the GB smart metering systemWu J, Thomas LEPSRC through HubNet£50,0912016 - 2017
SUPERGEN HDPS - Core - with Strathclyde - HIDEFJenkins N, Ekanayake J, Wu JEPSRC£421,81101/07/2009 - 30/06/2013
Autonomous regional active network management systemJenkins N, Wu JImperial College London£49,38017/03/2008 - 30/06/2010
Transformation of the top and tail of energy networksJenkins N, Haddad M, Pidgeon N (Psych), Wu JEPSRC via Imperial£538,08701/10/2011 - 30/09/2015
Long term dynamics of interdependent infrastructure systems - infrastructure transitions (ITRC)Jenkins N, Wu JEPSRC£285,73001/01/2011 - 31/12/2015
Role of Energy Storage in Enhancing Operation and Stability Performance of Sustainability Power Systems (RESTORES)Jenkins N, Wu JEPSRC via Manchester University£101,61001/07/2014 - 30/06/2017
HubNet: see award ref 1746Jenkins N, Wu JEPSRC Via Imperial College001/06/2011 - 31/05/2016
Integrated operation and planning for smart electric power distribution networks (OPEN)Jenkins N, Wu JEPSRC£1,002,35121/04/2013 - 20/04/2016
Economics and grid planning for smart electromobilityJenkins N, Wu J, Cipcigan LEPSRC via Imperial College London£325,17031/12/2013 - 30/12/2016
Increasing the observability of electrical distrubtion systems using smart metersWu J,EPSRC£99,73301/04/2012 - 30/09/2013
Peer to peer smart energy distribution networksWu J, Ekanyake J, Jenkins NEuropean Commission - Horizon 2020£304,59201/01/2015 - 31/12/2017
PI of NIC project "Development of dynamic demand models in DigSILENT powerfactory"Wu J, Jenkins NNational Grid£212,51901/05/2014 - 30/04/2016
High energy and power density (HEAPD): Solutions to large energy deficitsWu J, Jenkins NEPSRC via University of Bath£276,54401/05/2014 - 30/04/2017
Districts of the Future (DoF)Wu J, Jenkins NEuropean Commission£50,64511/01/2015 - 31/10/2016
Peer to Peer Smart Energy Distribution NetworksWu J, Ugalde-loo CToshiba Research Europe Ltd£58,05601/04/2014 - 31/03/2017
System architecture challenges: Supergen+ for HubnetUgalde-Loo C, Wu JEPSRC via Imperial College London£104,90701/01/2015 - 31/05/2016
Supporting energy efficiency in smart generations grids through ICT - SEESGEN-ICTEkanayake J, Wu YCommission of European Communities£11,52001/06/2009 - 31/05/2011
Mobile Energy Resources in Grids of Electricity (MERGE)Ekanayake J, Jenkins N, Cipcigan L, Wu JEuropean Commission (FP7)£238,55801/01/2010 - 31/12/2011
Demand management through smart metersEkanayake J, Wu JTOSHIBA RESEARCH EUROPE LTD£1,50001/10/2013 - 31/12/2013
Demand management through smart metersEkanayake J, Wu JToshiba Research Europe Ltd£20,18801/01/2010 - 30/09/2011
Commonwealth Professional Fellowship 2015 - Mr SamarakoonEkanayake J, Wu JCommonwealth Scholarship Commission£153926/01/2015 - 24/04/2015

Supervised Students

Smart metering and its use for distribution network controlBURCHILL AlasdairGraduatePhD
Integrated load and state estimation using domestic smart meter measurementsALWAKEEL Ali Saad JawadGraduatePhD
Operation of a Soft Open Point in a distribution network under faulted network conditionsAITHAL Avinash VenkataramanaGraduatePhD
Peer-to-Peer energy trading in electrical distribution networksZHANG ChenghuaGraduatePhD
Connection imbalance in low voltage distribution networksTHOMAS Lee JamesGraduatePhD
The integrated design of new build multi-vector energy supply schemesREES MarcGraduatePhD
Modelling and analysis of a district heating networkPIROUTI MaroufGraduatePhD
Dynamic demand for frequency response services in the Great Britain power systemCHENG MengGraduatePhD
Modelling of an integrated gas and electricity network with significant wind capacityQADRDAN MeysamGraduatePhD
Combined analysis of coupled energy networksABEYSEKERA Muditha PrasannaGraduatePhD
Impact of the European gas network on the operation of Great Britain’s gas and electricity networksOLANREWAJU Oluwabamise TitilopeGradautePhD
Benefit analysis of using soft DC links in medium voltage distribution networksQI QiGraduatePhD
Virtual energy storage for frequency and voltage controlSAMI Saif SabahGraduatePhD
Analysis and design of integrated multi-vector energy networks.KANTEH SAKILIBA SambuGraduatePhD
A statistical assessment tool for electricity distribution networksABEYSINGHE Sathsara Madumali SulakshanaGraduatePhD
Analysis of integrated multi-vector energy systemsHOSSEINI Seyed Hamid RezaGraduatePhD
Residential demand response in the power systemNISTOR SilviuGraduatePhD
Soft Open Points for the operation of medium voltage distribution NetworksCAO WanyuGraduatePhD
Combined analysis of electricity and heat networksLIU Xue ZhiGraduatePhD