Guan-Jun Zhang was born in Shandong Province, China, in October 1970. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), Xi’an, China, in 1991, 1994, and 2001, respectively. Since July 1994, he has been a Teacher Assistant with XJTU. From October 1998 to September 1999, he was a Visiting Researcher with Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, engaged in surface electroluminescence and discharge phenomena of solid insulating materials. Since June 2004, he has been a Full Professor with the State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment and the School of Electrical Engineering at XJTU. From August 2006 to February 2007, he was a Senior Visiting Fellow with Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, US, engaged in secondary electron emission characteristics and plasma simulation. From August to October 2008, he was a Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) with Saitama University, Saitama, Japan, engaged in flashover physics phenomena in vacuum. His current research interests include dielectric phenomena and theory under high voltage, discharge physics and plasma technology, as well as condition maintenance and fault diagnosis for power equipment. He has published more than 150 journal articles and conference papers. He received the 2008 Chatterton Young Investigator Award of IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum (ISDEIV), 2006 Fok Ying Tong Research Award for University Young Teachers of China Ministry of Education (MOE), 2003 National Top 100 Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award of China MOE, and some other awards and prizes from Chinese Government.
Biography Updated on 9 September 2009