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Prof. Guan-Jun Zhang’s Brief CV


Guan-Jun Zhang (M’02) 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.

From July 1994, he was 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 characteristic and plasma simulation. From August to October 2008, he was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellow with Saitama University, Saitama, Japan, engaged in flashover physics phenomena in vacuum. He is currently also an Adjunct Professor with the Beijing Key Laboratory of High Voltage and EMC, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China. His current research interests include dielectric phenomena under high voltage, discharge physics and plasma technology, and condition maintenance of power equipment. He has published more than 100 journal articles and conference papers. He may be reached at or

Dr. Zhang received the 2008 Chatterton Young Investigator Award from IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum (ISDEIV), 2006 Fok Ying Tong Research Award for University Young Teachers from China Ministry of Education (MOE), 2003 National Top 100 Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award from China MOE, and some other awards and prizes from Chinese Government.