Kunpeng ZHA was born in Henan, China, in 1977. He obtained the M.Sc. degree in High Voltage and Insulation Technology from China Electric Power Research Institute in 2002, and continued his studies there till he got the Ph.D. degree in Power Electronics in 2005. His special fields of research interest include high voltage technology, HVDC valve technology, high power electronics test technology, measurement and automation, etc. He is also a work group member of IEC and CIGRE. By far, he has published 30+ articles, compiled 2 monographs, and acquired 30+ authorized patents.
From 2005 till now, he has been working for C-EPRI Electric Power Engineering Company Limited as Department manager, Deputy Chief Engineer, then Deputy General Manager, and is the key contributor to the R&D of A5000 series Valve and relevant Test capability construction. He is currently in charge of engineering design and implementation of LCC-HVDC projects.