Intelligent Control to Reduce Vehicle Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics


My career in Mechanical Engineering began in 2005 as a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Davis. My postdoctoral research focused on developing a mobile agent system called Mobile-C and using Mobile-C to enable mobile robotic systems to dynamically accept and execute mobile software agents (computer programs). In 2007, I joined Michigan Technological University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics. Since then, I have been collaborating with my colleagues and industrial partners to develop advanced control technologies in several research and educational projects funded by the Department of Energy and Industry. The objectives of these projects include the development of an interdisciplinary curriculum that can lead to a Master of Engineering degree and graduate certificate in advanced electric-drive vehicles, the development of an advanced gasoline turbocharged direct injection engine, and the predictive control of connected vehicles to reduce energy consumption. I have also collaborated with Argonne National Laboratory EV–Smart Grid Interoperability Center to develop control strategies for electric vehicle and grid integration. Through these projects, I have established a research program in the areas of connected and automated vehicles and electric vehicle–grid integration.

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Women in Mechanical Engineering