Xiaodong Liang

Xiaodong Liang

B.Eng, M.Eng, M.Sc, PhD, P.Eng

  • Assistant Professor
Contact Information
Ph: 709-864-2751
Em: xliang[at]mun.ca
Office: EN3031
  • Power and Energy
Research Interests
Power systems, Electric Machines, Renewable Energy
Personal Profile

Dr. Liang is an Assistant Professor with Memorial University of Newfoundland. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in 2013.

From 1995 to 1999, she served as a lecturer at Northeastern University, Shenyang, China. In October 2001, she joined Schlumberger in Edmonton, Canada, and in 2009 was promoted to be a Principal Power Systems Engineer with this large oil service company. After serving Schlumberger for 12 years, she joined Washington State University in Vancouver, Washington, United States in August 2013. From August 2013 to May 2015, she was an Assistant Professor at Washington State University. In July 2015, she joined Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, Canada, as an Assistant Professor.

Dr. Liang is a registered professional engineer in the provinces of Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. She is a Senior Member of IEEE, and serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications and IEEE Industry Application Magazine.

Her research interests include power systems dynamics; renewable energy; power quality; electric machines; synchrophasors and smart grid; and power systems applications for oil field facilities.

Research Highlights
  • Power system dynamics – load modeling;
  • Renewable energy sources – integration, modeling, and impact studies;
  • Power quality;
  • Synchrophasor technology and its applications;
  • Power system applications for oil field facilities;
  • Power electronic devices in power systems;
  • Electric machines – design, analysis, and control.
Other Contacts


Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000