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Zhi Chen’s Research Lab Electric Power System Lab

Welcome to Electric Power Systems Lab!

Directed by Dr. Zhi Chen


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Research interest:
  • Power System Operation and Planning
  • Power System Economics and Market
  • Power System Resilience
  • Power System Data Science

Student Recruiting

There are GRA openings in Dr. Chen’s group. Interested students shall contact him by emailing their CVs and Tofel/GRE scores.


Dr. Zhi Chen is an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University. He received the B.E. degree from Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, and the M.S. degree from Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, NY, and the Ph.D. degree from the Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY.

Dr. Chen is the Director of Energy Systems Innovation Center (ESIC) Vancouver branch at Washington State University as the affiliated faculty of ESIC and the only power systems faculty in Vancouver campus. His primary research and teaching areas are focused on Power and Energy System Optimization and Control, with specific interests in the Clean Energy Integration, Data Analysis and Storage, Intelligent Power Systems Technologies, and Electricity Market. He has extensive experiences working with the industry including Portland General Electric, Bonneville Power Administration, Lewis County PUD, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He is the co-author of over 20 research papers. He is the recipient of Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) grant in 2019. He is the recipient of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Visiting Faculty Program award in 2018. He is the recipient of the Energy Systems Innovation Center (ESIC) seed grant at Washington State University in 2017. He serves as reviewer and editor of several internationally recognized journals.


Course ID Title Semester
ECE 411 Energy Systems  Fall
ECE 451 Capstone Design I  Spring
ECE 452 Capstone Design II  Fall
ECE 461 Power Systems Analysis and Design I  Fall
ECE 462 Power Systems Analysis and Design II  Spring
ECE 536 Power Systems Economics and Electricity Markets  Spring