Dr. Liuxi (Calvin) Zhang is Principle Project Manager with Emerging Technology group at Distribution System Planning, Smart Grid and Innovation in ComEd. His team evaluates emerging technologies and business models for ComEd's smart grid initiatives and provides technical leadership and management of ComEd's smart grid projects. Before joining Comed, he was lead of distribution systems analytic team in Nexant, Inc., where he led the research, software development and product management of transmission and distribution analytic applications.
Dr. Zhang is IEEE Senior Member. He obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, MA and his M.S. and B.S. from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. He is the recipient of 2013 IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award in Boston Chapter and 2012 IEEE Student Achievement Award in Boston Chapter.