Yonghua Song#

Yonghua Song
Membership Number:4996
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:CHINA

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2018/01 - Present Rector and Chair Professor, University of Macau, China
  • 2012 - 2017/12 Executive Vice President, Zhejiang University, China
  • 2009/09 - 2012/12 Director, National Office of the Recruitment Program of Global Experts, Beijing, China
  • 2009/02 - 2009/08 Assistant President (from April 2009) and Professor of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China
  • 2007/01 - 2009/02 Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Liverpool, UK; Executive President, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China
  • 2004/08 - 2006/12 Pro-Vice-Chancellor (from Aug 2004), Brunel University, UK
  • 1997/01 - 2004/07 Professor of Electrical Energy Systems, Brunel University, UK
  • 1994/12 - 1996/12 Lecturer, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Bath, UK
  • 1993/10 – 1994/11 Lecturer, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • 1992 /02 - 1993/09 Research Officer, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Bath, UK

Fields of Scholarship
  • Smart grid
  • Power system optimization
  • Controllable load
  • Electricity pricing
  • Power market
  • Renewable power generation
  • Hybrid optimization method
  • Ancillary service
  • Smart dispatch and control
  • Congestion managemen
  • Flexible AC power transmission system
  • Multi-stage optimization

Honours and Awards
  • Honours
    • 2008 Fellow of the IEEE, USA
    • 2007 Fellow of International Euro-Asia Academy of Sciences, Russia
    • 2004 Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK
    • 2002 Fellow of the IET, UK
    • 2001 Yangtze River Scholar, The Ministry of Education of China
  • Government Awards for Research Achievements
    • 2018 The Award for Science and Technology Progress of Jiangsu Province, for Electric Vehicle Charging/Discharging Optimization and Control Technology, awarded by the Government of Jiangsu Province, China. Professor Song led a research team in China to conduct the pioneer research work on electric vehicle to power grid problem. He proposed the strategies for optimal schedule and control of electric vehicle charging/discharging to flatten the daily load profile and secure operation of bulk power systems. Five published papers have been cited more than 200 times in China and abroad.
    • 2017 The Ministry of Education of China Award for Science and Technology Progress, for Optimization and Control Theory of Demand-side Flexible Resources in Renewable Power Systems. Professor Song proposed optimization and control methodologies of the demand-side flexible resources in renewable energy power systems, thus providing a new way to promote renewable energy consumption capability of modern power system.
  • Academic Book and Research Paper Awards:
    • 2016 "One-hundred Most Influential Research Papers in China" Award granted to the paper by Zechun Hu, Yonghua Song, Zhiwei Xu, Zhuowei Luo, Kaiqiao Zhan, and Long Jia, "Impacts and utilization of electric vehicles integration into power systems" in Zhongguo Dianji Gongcheng Xuebao (Proceedings of the Chinese Society of Electrical Engineering), vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 1-10., Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering, 2012.
    • 2015 "One-hundred Most Influential Research Papers in China" Award granted to the paper by Xu Zhiwei, Zechun Hu, Yonghua Song, Zhuowei Luo, Kaiqiao Zhan, and Heng Shi, "Coordinated charging of plug-in electric vehicles in charging stations" in Automation of Electric Power Systems 36, no. 11 (2012): 38-43.
    • 1997 "National Excellent Academic Book Special Award" granted to the book by "Yonghua Song, Allan Johns, and Raj Aggarwal, "Computational Intelligence Applications to Power Systems". New York: Science Press and Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996.
  • Honorary degrees
    • 2019 DSc (Honorary), University of Edinburgh, UK
    • 2014 EngD (Honorary), University of Bath, UK
    • 2002 DSc, Brunel University, London, UK

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