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Qing-Chang Zhong

Chair and Professor, Energy and Power Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology

Dr. Qing-Chang Zhong received the Ph.D. degree in control and power engineering from Imperial College London, London, U.K., in 2004 and the Ph.D. degree in control theory and engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 2000. 

He holds the Max McGraw Endowed Chair Professor in Energy and Power Engineering at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Power Electronics Society, IEEE Control Systems Society and IEEE Power and Energy Society. He (co-)authored three research monographs: Control of Power Inverters in Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Integration (Wiley-IEEE Press, 2013), Robust Control of Time-Delay Systems (Springer-Verlag, 2006), Control of Integral Processes with Dead Time (Springer-Verlag, 2010), and a fourth, Power Electronics-enabled Autonomous Power Systems: Next Generation Smart Grids, is scheduled for publication by Wiley-IEEE Press. He proposed the architecture for the next-generation smart grids based on the synchronization mechanism of synchronous machines to unify the interface and interaction of power system players with the grid and achieve autonomous operation of power systems. His research focuses on power electronics, advanced control theory and the seamless integration of both to address fundamental challenges in energy and power systems. 

He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of IET, a Vice-Chair of IFAC TC on Power and Energy Systems and was a Senior Research Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering/Leverhulme Trust, UK (2009-2010) and the UK Representative to the European Control Association (2013-2015). He serves/d as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Access, and IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics.