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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

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    Personal profile


    I joined Aston University in August 2011 into Power Systems and Power Electronic Group (now PEMPS group), and an Associate Member of the EBRI, School of Engineering and Applied Science. Prior to joining Aston University, I had research experiences in academia working in China, Australia and UK.


    • 2011 – present: Lecturer, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
    • 2010 – 2011: Researcher, the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    • 2006 – 2007: Associate Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering, North China Electric Power University, China

    Teaching Activity

    • Programme Director of BEng (Hons) Professional Engineering (Power Systems)
    • Foundation degree program in Power Engineering (EPE & PSM); module coordinator for EE2FM4 (Protection & System Management) and EE2F02 (Protection)
    • ME3P01 Sustainable and Renewable Technologies, BEng (Hons) Professional Engineering (Power Systems)
    • EE4102 Smart Grid Technologies, MSc/BEng module

    Research Interests

    • Renewable power generation systems, including fault analysis, simulation and protection schemes
    • Active distribution systems, including Smart Grid infrastructure, distribution network planning, distributed generation, electric vehicles
    • Smart Grid and low-carbon technologies related to Smart Cities
    • P2P energy trading and energy-blockchain technologies
    • Power system and renewable power economics

    Funding Applications and Awards

    Since joining Aston University I have been awarded/involved with the following grants:

    • EPSRC EP/R001456/1 'Electricity Satnav' GOW page
    • Innovate UK V2G project 'VIGIL'
    • Innovate UK V2G project 'Net-Form'
    • LCNF Tier2 project FALCON with Western Power Distribution plc.
    • International Collaboration Fund (with State Key Laboratory of Alternate Electrical Power System  with Renewable Energy Sources, Beijing, China)

    Membership of Professional Bodies

     Senior Member IEEE, Member IET, Fellow HEA

    Contact Details

    Phone number: +44 (0)121 204 3539


    Room number: NW 415

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    Research Output 2010 2019

    • 22 Conference contribution
    • 12 Article
    • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
    • 1 Conference article

    An evaluation of V2G for distribution network harmonic suppression.

    Serrano, C., Ivry, P., Yang, J., Lin, Z., Scott, J. & Gissing, G., 9 Jun 2019, 25th International Conference on Electricity Distribution. Advanced Institute of Management Research (AIM), 1170

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
    Power quality
    Electric power distribution
    Electric potential

    Backward/Forward Method for Three-phase Power Flow Calculation in Low Voltage Distribution Networks with EV Charging Points

    Meena, N. K., Yang, J. & Singh, P., 7 May 2019, 8th IEEE India International Conference on Power Electronics, IICPE 2018. IEEE, Vol. 2018-December. 8709560. (2018 8th IEEE India International Conference on Power Electronics (IICPE)).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Electric vehicles
    Electric power distribution
    Electric potential

    Feasibility study: investigation of car park-based V2G services in the UK central hub

    Strickland, D., Embley, T., Osborne, J., Yang, J., Qiao, Z., Malhotra, A., Corliss, A. & Ashworth, K., 17 Jun 2019, In : The Journal of Engineering . 2019, 17, p. 3967-3971

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    Railroad cars
    Energy storage
    Electric vehicles

    Impact Analysis of V2G Services on EV Battery Degradation -A Review

    Guo, J., Yang, J., Lin, Z., Serrano, C. & Cortes, A. M., 26 Aug 2019, 2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech, PowerTech 2019. IEEE, p. 1-6 8810982

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Electric vehicles
    Gas emissions
    Greenhouse gases
    Energy storage

    Modified Taguchi-Based Approach for Optimal Distributed Generation Mix in Distribution Networks

    Meena, N. K., Swarnkar, A., Yang, J., Gupta, N. & Niazi, K. R., 18 Sep 2019, In : IEEE Access.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    Taguchi methods
    Distributed power generation
    Electric power distribution
    Heuristic methods