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Dongmei (Maggie) Chen

Dr. Dongmei "Maggie" Chen joined the University of Texas, Austin in January 2009. She received her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from The University of Michigan in 2006. Before joining The University of Texas at Austin, she was with the General Motors Fuel Cell Activities Center. Dr. Chen's teaching and research area is dynamic systems and controls. She is an expert in automotive transmission, vehicle dynamics, and the PEM fuel cell system. Her current research focuses on non-linear control theory and its application in electrical vehicle and alternative energy systems, including the modeling and control of fuel cells, rechargeable batteries, and integrated wind turbine systems.

Dr. Chen received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2011 for her work on control of integrated wind turbine and rechargeable battery system. She received the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School Fellowship from 2000-2005. She was a recipient of the General Motors Powertrain Achievement Award in the Quest for Technical Excellence and a company-wide nominee for Ford Customer Driven Quality Award.

The Advanced Power Systems and Control Laboratory

The Advanced Power Systems and Control Laboratory (APSCL) was established to conduct long-term research in renewable energy. The goals of the APSCL are to:

  • conduct frontier research on networked, renewable energy systems though a model-based approach,
  • explore innovative control strategies and to achieve optimal system performance
  • and broaden the research impact through technology transfer and education of the future workforce of the renewable energy industry.

Dr. Chen's group is accepting applications from students at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Please contact Dr. Chen at dmchen@me.utexas.edu for more information.

Selected Publications

  1. D. Palejiya, J. Hall, C. Mecklenborg, D. Chen, "Stability of wind turbine switching control in an integrated wind turbine and rechargeable battery system: A common quadratic Lyapunov function approach", in press, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, (2012)
  2. C. Hill, M.C. Such, D. Chen, J. Gonzales and W. M. Grady, "Battery energy storage for enabling integration of distributed solar power generation", IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 3, (2012), 2, pp. 850-857
  3. J.F. Hall, C.A. Mecklenborg, and D. Chen, "The Effects of Membrane Properties and Structural Parameters on the Non-Minimum Phase Behavior of the PEM Fuel Cell Humidification System", ASME Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, Vol. 9, (2011), 1, pp. 0110051-0110057
  4. J.F. Hall, C.A. Mecklenborg, D. Chen, and S.B. Pratap, "Wind Energy Conversion with a Variable-Ratio Gearbox: Design and Analysis", Journal of Renewable Energy, Vol. 36, (2011), 3, pp. 1075-1080
  5. D. Chen and H. Peng, "Non-minimum phase phenomenon of PEM fuel cell membrane humidifiers", ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 130, (2008), 4, pp. 0445011-0445019

Most Recent Publications

  1. J.F. Hall and D. Chen, "Performance of a 100 kW Wind Turbine with a Variable Ratio Gearbox," Renewable Energy, Vol. 44, (2012), pp. 261-266
  2. J.F. Hall and D. Chen, "Dynamic Optimization of Drivetrain Gear Ratio to Maximize Wind Turbine Power Generation, Part 2: Control Design," In Press, ASME Journal Of Dynamic Systems, Measurement And Control, (2012)
  3. J.F. Hall and D. Chen, "Dynamic Optimization of Drivetrain Gear Ratio to Maximize Wind Turbine Power Generation, Part 1: System Model and Control Framework," In Press, ASME Journal Of Dynamic Systems, Measurement And Control, (2012)
  4. D. Palejiya, J. Hall, C. Mecklenborg, D. Chen, "Stability of wind turbine switching control in an integrated wind turbine and rechargeable battery system: A common quadratic Lyapunov function approach," In Press, ASME Journal Of Dynamic Systems, Measurement And Control, (2012)
  5. C. Hill, M.C. Such, D. Chen, J. Gonzales and W. M. Grady, "Battery energy storage for enabling integration of distributed solar power generation," IEEE Transactions On Smart Grid, Vol. 3, (2012), 2, pp. 850-857
  6. J.F. Hall, C.A. Mecklenborg, and D. Chen, "The Effects of Membrane Properties and Structural Parameters on the Non-Minimum Phase Behavior of the PEM Fuel Cell Humidification System," ASME Journal Of Fuel Cell Science And Technology, Vol. 9, (2011), 1
  7. J.F. Hall, C.A. Mecklenborg, D. Chen, and S.B. Pratap, "Wind Energy Conversion with a Variable-Ratio Gearbox: Design and Analysis," Journal Of Renewable Energy, Vol. 36, (2011), 3, pp. 1075-1080
  8. D. Chen, W. Li, and H. Peng, "An experimental study and model validation of a membrane humidifier for PEM fuel cell humidification control," Journal Of Power Sources, Vol. 180, (2008), 1, pp. 461-467
  9. D. Chen and H. Peng, "Non-minimum phase phenomenon of PEM fuel cell membrane humidifiers," ASME Journal Of Dynamic Systems, Measurement And Control, Vol. 130, (2008), 4, pp. 0445011-0445019
  10. D. Chen and H. Peng, "A thermodynamic model of membrane humidifiers for PEM fuel cell humidification control," ASME Journal Of Dynamic Systems, Measurement And Control, Vol. 127, (2005), 3, pp. 424-432