Future Grid Lab

Mr Zhiding Wu

Research Interests

Smart grid, optimisation, distributed generation, coordinated control, and wireless power transfer.


Zhiding Wu is a probationary Ph.D. student at the University of Melbourne. Previously, he had been an Electrical Engineer at the Department of Smart Grid from Guangxi Electric Power Research Institute of China Southern Power Grid, China from 2011 to 2014. He received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Guangxi University, China in 2011 and his B.E. degree in Electronic Information Engineering from Northeastern University, China in 2008.

PhD research project: Optimal coordinated control in distributed generation integrated micro grid

Multiple distributed generations (DGs) such as photovoltaic, wind turbine, and battery bring great challenge to the control of micro grid and distribution network. Optimal coordinated control of these power sources is proposed in this project for the regulation of voltage, frequency, power, and harmonic both in grid-connected mode or islanding mode. Furthermore, optimal coordinated control between DGs and other electric power facilities, such as substation, on-load tap changer (OLTC) transformer, static var compensator (SVC), and static synchronous compensator (STATCOM), is developed. In addition, a novel intelligent algorithm called water cycle-like algorithm (WCA) is presented for handling the optimisation problems in this project.


Assoc Prof Mohammad Aldeen
Dr Iman Shames
Dr Sajeeb Saha

Selected Publications

[1] Zhiding Wu, Qijun Deng, Xiongwei Xie, et al. The Researches on The Effect of Iron Core on Transmission Efficiency in Resonance Coupling Wireless Energy Transmission. 10th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation (ICCA2013), 2013, pp. 196-201.

[2] Like Gao, Wenshan Hu, Zhiding Wu, et al. Magnetic Coupling Resonant Wireless Energy Transmission Coil Quantitative Relation Modeling and Simulation Research. 10th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation (ICCA2013), 2013, pp. 202-207.

[3] Zhiding Wu, Hong Zhou, Like Gao, et al. Research on Transmission Efficiency of Waveform in Resonant Induction Wireless Energy Transmission System. International Conference on Energy (Energy 2013), 2013, pp. 373-379.

[4] Like Gao, Hong Zhou, Zhiding Wu, et al. Review of Magnetic Coupling Resonance Wireless Energy Transmission. International Conference on Energy (Energy 2013), 2013, pp. 330-337.

[5] Zhiding Wu, Like Gao, Chiyang Zhong. Short-term Energy-saving and Emission Reduction Economic Dispatch of Wind Generation Integrated Power System Based on Water Cycle-like PSO. East China Electric Power, 2012, v. 40, n. 11, pp. 1923-1928.

[6] Zhiding Wu, Jiekang Wu. Water Cycle-like Algorithm for Unconstrained Optimization Problem. Computer Engineering, 2011, v. 37, n. 22, pp. 187-190.

[7] Zhiding Wu. Energy-Saving Optimized Scheduling For Multi Power Source System Based On Water Cycle-Like Algorithm. M.S. thesis, 2011.

Contact Us

Assoc Prof Mohammad Aldee

Director, Future Grid Laboratory

T: +61 3 8344 7298

Dr Iman Shames

T: +61 3 8344 6689

Contact Zhiding Wu


Web: people.eng.unimelb.edu.au/zhidingw