Prof. Zhou’s research interests include Partial Discharge based power plant condition monitoring, statistics based modelling for power plant failure and condition monitoring data analysis, modelling and analysis of power systems for design, control and operation of future Smart Grid, with incorporation of renewable generations and electric vehicle charging load. He has acted as consultant to EDF Energy, UK Power Network and Scottish Power plc, and has been the Principal Investigator of a number of EPSRC and industry funded research grants. He has so far published over 140 papers including over 30 in world’s leading journals.
Prof Zhou is currently member of CIGRE working group D1.39. He has been invited to chair international conference technical committees, sessions and to make invited speeches in his fields.