Jiazi Zhang

Jiazi Zhang

Researcher IV-Electrical Engineering


Jiazi Zhang is an electrical research engineer in the Grid Operations Planning Group within NREL's Grid Planning and Analysis Center. Her research focuses on large-scale power system modeling and optimization, long-duration energy storage modeling, high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) macrogrid design, power system resiliency and cybersecurity analysis, and power-transportation sector cosimulation. 

Research Interests

Continental-scale power system modeling, optimization, and analysis

Scalable hybrid DC-AC grid design and analysis

Power system cybersecurity and resiliency

Long-duration energy storage

Power-transportation sector cosimulation 


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Shandong University

Professional Experience

Researcher, NREL (2019–present)

Postdoctoral Researcher, NREL (2018–2019)

Postdoctoral Researcher, Arizona State University (2017–2018)

Associations and Memberships

Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Member, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)