Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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Contact details

Room 2 East 2.30

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386313

Email: m.zhang2@bath.ac.uk

PhD supervision

Interested in supervising students studying;

  • Study and development of superconducting devices
  • Grid integration of renewables
  • Modelling of high superconductors

Dr Min Zhang

BEng, MEng, PhD

PhD studentship available. Interested candidates should contact Dr Zhang directly.

Profile 

Dr Zhang received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Tsinghua University and her PhD from the University of Cambridge.

She then became a Junior Research Fellow of Newnham College at the University of Cambridge and joined the University of Bath in 2014. Dr Zhang is currently a lecturer (Assistant Professor) and also holds a research fellowship awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering (2017-2021).

Research

Dr Zhang’s research focuses on the application of superconductivity in energy sector. Her long-term goal is to facilitate the advantages of superconductors to tackle the challenges for a low carbon and sustainable power system.

She has extensive research experience in the design and modelling of superconducting devices.

Recent research activities include novel superconducting machines for wind generation, advanced superconducting motors for modern transportation, superconducting fault current limiters and very high field magnets.

Dr Zhang also has several years’ experience in power system stability and protection. She is particularly interested in the flexible integration of renewable generation and fault level control. 

Publications

Book Sections

Zhang, M., Dong, X., Bo, Z. Q., Caunce, B. R. J. and Klimek, A., 2007. A new current differential protection scheme for two-terminal transmission lines. In: Power Engineering Society General Meeting, 2007. IEEE. IEEE, pp. 1-6.

Zhang, M., Dong, X., Bo, Z. Q., J Caunce, B. R. J. and Klimek, A., 2006. Simulation tests of a novel criterion for neutral current differential protection. In: International Conference on Power System Technology (PowerCon), 2006. IEEE, pp. 1-5.

Articles

Venuturumilli, S., Berg, F., Zhang, Z., Liang, F., Patel, J., Zhang, M. and Yuan, W., 2017. Forthcoming. Forceful uniform current distribution among all the tapes of a coaxial cable to enhance the operational current. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 27 (4), 7792182.

Yang, Q., Le Blond, S., Liang, F., Yuan, W., Zhang, M. and Li, J., 2017. Design and application of superconducting fault current limiter in a multiterminal HVDC system. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 27 (4), 3800805.

Zhang, H., Zhang, M. and Yuan, W., 2017. An efficient 3D finite element method model based on the T-A formulation for superconducting coated conductors. Superconductor Science and Technology, 30 (2), 024005.

Li, J., Wang, X., Zhang, Z., Le Blond, S., Yang, Q., Zhang, M. and Yuan, W., 2017. Analysis of a new design of the hybrid energy storage system used in the residential m-CHP systems. Applied Energy, 187, pp. 169-179.

Zhang, Z., Kim, C. H., Kim, J. G., Kvitkovic, J., Pamidi, S., Zhang, M., Li, J. and Yuan, W., 2017. An Experimental Investigation of the Transient Response of HTS Non-insulation Coil. Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 30 (2), pp. 387-393.

Li, J., Yang, Q., Robinson, F., Liang, F., Zhang, M. and Yuan, W., 2017. Design and test of a new droop control algorithm for a SMES/battery hybrid energy storage system. Energy, 118, pp. 1110-1122.

Li, J., Yang, Q., Yao, P., Sun, Q., Zhang, Z., Zhang, M. and Yuan, W., 2016. A Novel use of the Hybrid Energy Storage System for Primary Frequency Control in a Microgrid. Energy Procedia, 103, pp. 82-87.

Liang, F., Yuan, W., Zhang, M., Zhang, Z., Li, J., Venuturumilli, S. and Patel, J., 2016. AC loss modelling and experiment of two types of low-inductance solenoidal coils. Superconductor Science and Technology, 29 (11), 115006.

Zhang, H., Zhu, J., Yuan, W., Qiu, M., Fu, S., Rao, S., Yang, W. and Zhang, M., 2016. Electromagnetic analysis of YBCO superconducting cables with high current transporting for electric devices. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 26 (7), 7496834.

Zhang, Z., Kim, J. G., Kim, C. H., Pamidi, S., Li, J., Zhang, M. and Yuan, W., 2016. Current distribution investigation of a laboratory-scale coaxial two-HTS-layer DC prototype cable. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 26 (4), 7386647.

Li, J., Zhang, M., Yang, Q., Zhang, Z. and Yuan, W., 2016. SMES/battery hybrid energy storage system for electric buses. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 26 (4), 7403905.

Zhang, M., Eastham, F. and Yuan, W., 2016. Design and modeling of 2G HTS armature winding for electric aircraft propulsion applications. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 26 (3), 7428847.

Zhang, H., Zhang, M., Zhu, J., Zhang, Z. and Yuan, W., 2016. Study of 2G HTS superconducting coils using line front track approximation. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 26 (3), 7404257.

Liang, F., Yuan, W., Zhang, M., Zhang, Z., Venuturumilli, S. and Patel, J., 2016. The Impact of critical current inhomogeneity in HTS coated conductors on the quench process for SFCL application. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 26 (3), 7390034.

Liang, F., Yuan, W., Baldan, C. A., Zhang, M. and Lamas, J. S., 2015. Modeling and experiment of the current limiting performance of a resistive superconducting fault current limiter in the experimental system. Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 28 (9), pp. 2669-2681.

Li, J., Gee, A. M., Zhang, M. and Yuan, W., 2015. Analysis of battery lifetime extension in a SMES-battery hybrid energy storage system using a novel battery lifetime model. Energy, 86, pp. 175-185.

Zhang, Z., Zhang, M., Zhu, J., Nie, Z., Zhang, G., Qu, T. and Yuan, W., 2015. An experimental investigation of critical current and current distribution behavior of parallel placed HTS tapes. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 25 (3), 6963325.

Kvitkovic, J., Davis, D., Zhang, M. and Pamidi, S., 2015. Magnetic shielding characteristics of second generation high temperature superconductors at variable temperatures obtained by cryogenic helium gas circulation. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 25 (3), 8800304.

Lai, L., Gu, C., Qu, T., Zhang, M., Li, Y., Liu, R., Coombs, T. and Han, Z., 2015. Simulation of AC Loss in Small HTS Coils With Iron Core. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 25 (3).

Zhu, J., Yuan, W., Qiu, M., Wei, B., Zhang, H., Chen, P., Yang, Y., Zhang, M., Huang, X. and Li, Z., 2015. Experimental demonstration and application planning of high temperature superconducting energy storage system for renewable power grids. Applied Energy, 137, pp. 692-698.

Zhang, M., Yuan, W., Hilton, D. K., Canassy, M. D. and Trociewitz, U. P., 2014. Study of second-generation high-temperature superconducting magnets:The self-field screening effect. Superconductor Science and Technology, 27 (9), 095010.

Zhang, M., Wang, W., Huang, Z., Baghdadi, M., Yuan, W., Kvitkovic, J., Pamidi, S. and Coombs, T. A., 2014. AC loss measurements for 2G HTS racetrack coils with heat-shrink tube insulation. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 24 (3), 4700704.

Zhu, J., Zhang, Z., Zhang, H., Zhang, M., Qiu, M. and Yuan, W., 2014. Electric measurement of the critical current, AC loss, and current distribution of a prototype HTS cable. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 24 (3), 9500104.

Wang, W., Zhang, M., Huang, Z., Zhai, Y., Zhong, Z., Spaven, F., Baghdadi, M. and Coombs, T., 2014. Study of the penetration of a 2 inches diameter YBCO thin film with the travelling magnetic wave. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 24 (3), 4600304.

Huang, Z., Zhang, M., Wang, W. and Coombs, T. A., 2014. Trial test of a bulk-type fully HTS synchronous motor. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 24 (3), 4602605.

Chudy, M., Chen, Y., Zhang, M., Baghdadi, M., Lalk, J., Pretorius, T. and Coombs, T., 2014. Power losses of 2G HTS coils measured in external magnetic DC and ripple fields. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 24 (1), 8200606.

Wang, W., Spaven, F., Zhang, M., Baghdadi, M. and Coombs, T., 2014. Direct measurement of the vortex migration caused by traveling magnetic wave. Applied Physics Letters, 104 (3), 032602.

Chudy, M., Chen, Y., Zhang, M. and Coombs, T. A., 2013. Anisotropy of 2G HTS racetrack coils in external magnetic fields. Superconductor Science and Technology, 26 (7), 075012.

Zhong, Z., Zhang, M., Wang, W., Chudy, M., Chen, Y., Hsu, C.-H., Huang, Z. and Coombs, T. A., 2013. 3D modeling of high temperature superconducting staggered array undulator. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 23 (3), p. 4101004.

Huang, Z., Xian, W., Zhang, M., Chudy, M., Chen, Y., Zhong, Z., Baghdadi, M., Wang, W., Spaven, F., Matsuda, K. and Coombs, T. A., 2013. Control and operation of a high temperature superconducting synchronous motor. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 23 (3), p. 5200204.

Kvitkovic, J., Davis, D., Zhang, M. and Pamidi, S., 2013. Influence of interlayer separation on magnetic shielding properties of 2G HTS sheets made of 46 mm wide RABiTS tape. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 23 (3), 8200605.

Zhai, Y., Hsu, C. H., Spaven, F., Zhang, M., Wang, W. and Coombs, T. A., 2013. Soft ferrite used as thermal-magnetic conversion intermedium in the flux pumping technology. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 23 (3), 7800104.

Wang, W., Semerad, R., Spaven, F., Zhang, M., Hsu, C. H., Zhong, Z., Chen, Y., Huang, Z. and Coombs, T. A., 2013. The investigation of sweeping speed on the magnetization of a 2 inches diameter YBa2Cu3O7-δ thin film with the circular-type magnetic flux. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 23 (3), p. 8201104.

Chen, Y., Zhang, M., Chudy, M., Wang, W., Zhong, Z., Huang, Z. and Coombs, T., 2013. Theoretical and experimental magnetization loss comparison between IBAD coils and RABiTS coils. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 23 (3), p. 8201504.

Hsu, C.-H., Zhai, Y., Zhang, M., Wang, W. and Coombs, T. A., 2013. Thermal material with low Curie temperature in a thermally actuated superconducting flux pump system. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 23 (3), 7800304.

Zhang, M., Kvitkovic, J., Kim, C. H., Pamidi, S. V. and Combs, T. A., 2013. Study of 2G high temperature superconducting coils:influence of anisotropic characteristics. Journal of Applied Physics, 114 (4), 043901.

Zhang, M., Kvitkovic, J., Pamidi, S. V. and Coombs, T. A., 2012. Experimental and numerical study of a YBCO pancake coil with a magnetic substrate. Superconductor Science and Technology, 25 (12), p. 125020.

Coombs, T. A., Hadeler, O., Zhang, M. and Matsuda, K., 2012. Flux pumping, fluctuations and climbing fields. Superconductor Science and Technology, 25 (10), p. 104007.

Wang, W., Zhang, M., Hsu, C. and Coombs, T., 2012. Design consideration of a circular type magnetic flux pump device. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 22 (3), p. 5201304.

Zhang, M., Wang, W., Chen, Y. R. and Coombs, T., 2012. Design methodology of HTS bulk machine for direct-driven wind generation. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 22 (3), p. 5201804.

Chen, Y., Yuan, W., Zhang, M. and Coombs, T. A., 2012. The experiment to evaluate the AC Loss of 2G HTS windings in the application of rotating electric machines. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 22 (3), 4705204.

Zhang, M., Kim, J.-H., Pamidi, S., Chudy, M., Yuan, W. and Coombs, T. A., 2012. Study of second generation, high-temperature superconducting coils:Determination of critical current. Journal of Applied Physics, 111 (8), 083902.

Zhang, M. and Coombs, T. A., 2012. 3D modeling of high-Tc superconductors by finite element software. Superconductor Science and Technology, 25 (1), 015009.

Zhang, M., Kvitkovic, J., Kim, J.-H., Kim, C. H., Pamidi, S. V. and Coombs, T. A., 2012. Alternating current loss of second-generation high-temperature superconducting coils with magnetic and non-magnetic substrate. Applied Physics Letters, 101, p. 102602.

Zhang, M., Matsuda, K. and Coombs, T. A., 2012. New application of temperature-dependent modelling of high temperature superconductors:Quench propagation and pulse magnetization. Journal of Applied Physics, 112 (4), 043912.

Conference or Workshop Items

Zhu, J. H., Qiu, M., Fu, S. S., Zhang, H., Yuan, W. and Zhang, M., 2016. Electromagnetic analysis of high current carrying superconducting cable consisted of YBCO coated conductor. In: IEEE International Conference on Applied Superconductivity and Electromagnetic Devices, ASEMD 2015, 2015-11-20 - 2015-11-23. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 360-361.

Li, J., Zhang, M., Zhu, J., Yang, Q., Zhang, Z. and Yuan, W., 2015. Analysis of superconducting magnetic energy storage used in a submarine HVAC cable based offshore wind system.

Baghdadi, M., Ruiz, H. S., Fagnard, J. F., Zhang, M., Wang, W. and Coombs, T. A., 2014. Investigation of Demagnetization in HTS Stacked Tapes Implemented in Electric Machines as a Result of Crossed Magnetic Field. In: The 2014 Applied Superconductivity Conference, 2014-08-10 - 2014-08-15.

Zhu, J., Zhang, Z., Zhang, H., Zhang, M., Qiu, M. and Yuan, W., 2014. Inductance and current distribution analysis of a prototype HTS cable.

Zhang, M. and Soleimani, M., 2014. A combined Magnetic induction electrical capacitance tomography. In: Inverse problem-from Theory to Application, IPTA 2014, 2014-08-01, UK.

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