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Principal Investigator

Dongmei Chen
Dr. Dongmei Chen

Assitant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

B.Eng. in Precision Instrument and Mechanology - Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Research Staff

Zeyu
Dr. Zeyu Yan

Research Associate

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering - University of Texas at Austin

B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering - Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Current Project: Autonomous Vehicle Control

Current Students

Dushyant
Dushyant Palejiya

PhD

Control of Integrated Wind Turbine and Battery Systems

May 2015

M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering - University of New Mexico

B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering - Sardar Patel University, India

Victor
Victor Yu

PhD Candidate

Modeling and Control of Advanced Flow Battery

Expected May 2015

M.Sc. in Medical Physics - Purdue University

B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering - UC Berkeley

Alex
Alex Headley

PhD Pre-Candidate

Moving Boundary Model Development for PEM Fuel Cells

Expected May 2016

M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering - University of Texas at Austin

B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – University of Kentucky

Matt
Matthew Chu Cheong

PhD/MS Student

Modeling and Control of Microgrids with High Renewable Energy Penetration

Expected May 2017

B.Sc. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering - Princeton University

Certificate in Engineering Physics - Princeton University

Zheren
Zheren Ma

PhD/MS Student

Modeling and Control of Wind Turbines for Reduced Fatigue Loading

Expected May 2017

B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering - Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Vinod
Vinod Kumar Varala

PhD/MS Student

Modeling and Control of Drillstring Dynamics

Expected May 2018

B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering – Indian Institute of Technology at Madras, India

Ifedi
Ifedi Anyaegbunam

MS Student

Modeling Capacity Fade for Lithium Ion Batteries using Hybrid Neural Networks

Expected May 2016

B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – University of Kentucky

Julia
Julia Conger

Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Student

Modeling of Microgrids



Alumni

Mohamed
Dr. Mohamed L. Shaltout

PhD

Optimal Control of Wind Turbines for Distributed Power Generation

August 2015

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Mechanical Design and Production Department, Cairo University, Egypt

budi
Dr. Budi Hadisujoto

PhD

Control-Oriented Modeling of Dynamic Thermal behavior and Two‒phase Fluid Flow in Porous Media for PEM Fuel Cells

December 2013

Co-advised with Dr. Tess Moon.

Clay
Dr. Clay Hearn

PhD

Design Methodology of Hubless Flywheel Energy Storage for Stationary Grid Applications

August 2013

Co advised with Dr. Raul Longoria

Current Position: Researcher at the Center for Electromechanics - The University of Texas at Austin

John
Dr. John Hall

PhD

Design and Control of Variable Ratio Gearboxes for Distributed Wind Turbine System

May 2013

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the University at Buffalo - SUNY

Russell
Russell Hall

MSME

December 2012

Current Position:3PS Inc.

Cody
Cody Hill

MSEE May 2012

Current Position: Xtreme Power

Christine
Christine Mecklenborg

Current Position: Ticom Geomatics

Rehan
Rehan Refai

MSME May 2011

Current Position: Sparta Consulting Inc.

Sandy
Sandeep Yayathi

MSME May 2010

Current Position: NASA Johnson Space Center

Philipp
Philipp Rouenhoff

Diplom-Ingenieur June 2010

Exchange Student, Technische Universitat Munchen

MBA College des Ingenieurs, Paris

Royce
Royce Chang

BSME Honor May 2012

Current Position: BHP Billiton

lanlehin
Lanlehin Sope

BSME, December 2010

Monitoring and Control of Integrated Lithium-ion Battery Packs

Current Position: Cummins Inc.