He is currently Laboratory Fellow and Technical Group Manager with the Energy and Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, USA. He leads the Advanced Grid Analytics portfolio at PNNL and manages the Optimization and Control Group, focusing on developing and adapting latest math, computing, and data analytical techniques to understand and manage the emerging complexity in the power grid and other associated infrastructures. Dr. Huang’s research interests include high performance computing, data analytics, and optimization and control for power and energy systems. His ability to link fundamental science with engineering problems was well recognized. He has led research and development efforts that produced important software packages for power grid modeling and simulation including GridPACK and HELICS. He pioneered the use of modern high performance computing in power systems and currently leads the only exascale computing project for power grid applications.

Dr. Huang has over 140 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Huang is a Fellow of IEEE and is active in several IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) technical committees, including officer roles at committee, subcommittee, and working group levels. He led the Richland Chapter to win the 2007 IEEE PES Outstanding Small Chapter Award. He is recipient of the 2008 PNNL Ronald L. Brodzinski’s Award for Early Career Exceptional Achievement and the 2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society Outstanding Young Engineer Award. Dr. Huang is a registered Professional Engineer in Washington State. He can be reached at zhenyu.huang@pnl.gov.