Research

Research Areas

  • Mechatronics and embedded systems
  • Modeling and control of hybrid electric vehicles
  • Vehicle-grid integration and smart grid
  • Battery control for HEV and energy storage systems
  • IC engine management systems

Grants and Research Projects

  • Department of Energy
    • NEXTCAR: Connected and Automated Control for Vehicle Dynamics and Powertrain Operation on a Light-Duty Multi-Mode Hybrid Electric Vehicle ($3.5M), (Co-PI, Control Thrust Leader), 2017-2020.
    • Multi-Lab EV Smart Grid Integration Requirements Study: Providing Guidance on Technology Development and Demonstration, Argonne National Laboratory participant, 2014-2015.
    • An Interdisciplinary Program for Education and Outreach in Transportation Electrification ($3.8M), (Co-PI). 2009-2012.
  • Argonne National Laboratory
    • Modeling and Control Development for Electric Vehicle and Smart Grid Integration (PI), 2016-2017.
  • National Science Foundation
  • Ford Motor Company
    • Sensor Evaluation and Fusion for Closed Loop Combustion Control (CLCC) for SI Engines (Co-PI), 2017.
    • Model-Based Combustion Analysis and Control (Co-PI), 2016.
    • Closed-Loop Combustion Control (CLCC) for SI Engines (Co-PI), 2015.
    • Combustion Control for SI Engines (Co-PI), 2014.
    • Advanced Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection Engine Development ($1.4M), (Co-PI), 2010-2013.
  • Nexteer Automotive
    • Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Simulation of Electric Power Steering (EPS) System (Co-PI), 2014.
  • Nostrum Energy
    • Continued Engine Research (PI), 2014.
    • Continued Engine Research (Co-PI), 2013.
    • Continued Study of Natural Gas Genset (PI), 2013.
    • Continued Study of Natural Gas Genset (Co-PI), 2013.
    • Continued Study of Natural Gas Genset (PI), 2012.
    • Development and testing Nostrum cycle for natural gas and diesel Genset (Co-PI), 2012
    • Study of Natural Gas Genset (PI), 2012.
    • Development and Testing of Diesel GenSet (Co-PI), 2011.
    • Control System Development for a Diesel GenSet (PI), 2011.
    • Study of High Efficiency Genset (PI), 2010-2011.
    • Investigation of HCCI Operation of an Engine with Water Injection (Co-PI), 2010.
  • Michigan Space Grant Consortium
    • Initial Analysis for a Semi-Active Vibration Damping System for Spacecraft in Launch Vehicles (PI), 2009-2010.
  • Michigan Tech Research Excellence Fund
    • Immune-Inspired Design Methodology for Building Autonomous Structural Health Monitoring Systems (PI), 2009-2010.
    • Mentoring Grant (PI), 2008-2009.
  • PACE/HP (Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education/Hewlett Packard)
    • Hardware Grant for “Model-based open development environment for automotive control systems,” (PI), 2013.
    • Hardware Grant for “Hardware-in-the-loop simulator for hybrid electric vehicles,” (PI), 2012.
    • Hardware Grant for “Distributed Embedded Control Systems” Teaching Laboratory,” (PI), 2010.