Yi Zhang appointed CTO of RTDS Technologies
We are very pleased to announce the recent appointment of Yi Zhang as VP, R&D & Chief Technology Officer of RTDS Technologies!
Dr. Yi Zhang has been a valuable member of the RTDS family for 18 years. Starting with us after completing his postdoctoral research at the University of Alberta, he has been a major developer in RTDS development team for many years. Dr. Zhang has contributed to numerous developments including load flow, UMEC transformer, various HVDC and FACTS models, etc. In his most recent position as VP, R&D-Power Systems, Dr. Zhang led a highly technical team of engineers responsible for model development and applications. Dr. Zhang has been a key contributor to RTDS’ success, not only in a technical capacity, but also in marketing & sales as he also performs the role of Acting Manager for the China region. He brings a unique combination of expertise to the CTO role with his technical background and customer-facing experience. Reporting to the CEO, he will provide overall strategic technical direction and lead the R&D function including hardware, software & model development.
Dr. Zhang is a registered professional engineer in the province of Manitoba. He holds Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba and Shanghai Jiaotong University. Dr. Zhang also serves as an adjunct professor of the University of Manitoba and an editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery.