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Peng delivers keynote speech at 8th Annual IEEE/ASME MESA Conference

Huei PengME Professor Huei Peng delivered the keynote at the 8th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA 2012). The conference was held from July 8-10, in Suzhou, China, and was sponsored by the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society.

Abstract: Modern vehicles provide personal and freight mobility that are essential to the convenience, welfare and economic activities of the society. The sustainability of existing transportation solutions faces serious challenges. The availability, security and diversity of traditional liquid fossil fuels are being questioned. In addition, effort to mitigate CO2 emission from ground vehicles is firming up in both US and EU. Designing next generation vehicles to meet the transportation demands of society while dramatically reducing their environmental impacts require innovative technical and socio-economic solutions.

The goal of this talk is to present current development trend and effort of electrified vehicles, as well as to the application of modern modeling, design and control techniques on the design of electrified vehicles, as well as their integration into the future transportation and grid energy solution. We will first explain how modeling and control techniques enable the fast and exhaustive search of large number of hybrid powertrain configurations, and how optimization techniques such as dynamic programming and Sequential Quadratic Programming are applied to ensure all design concepts are assessed on equal footings. Design case studies comparing and contrasting Toyota Prius and Chevy Vote will be presented.

Biography: Huei Peng received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992. He is currently a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. His research interests include adaptive control and optimal control, with emphasis on their applications to vehicular and transportation systems. His current research focuses include design and control of hybrid vehicles and vehicle active safety systems.

In the last 10 years, he was involved in the design of several military and civilian concept vehicles, including FTTS, FMTV, and Super-HUMMWV—for both electric and hydraulic hybrid vehicle concept designs. He is currently the US Director of the Clean Energy Research Center—Clean Vehicle Consortium, which supports 29 research projects related to the development and analysis of clean vehicles in US and China. He also leads an education project funded by DOE to develop 10 undergraduate and graduate courses including three laboratories courses focusing on transportation electrification. He has more than 200 technical publications, including 85 in referred journals and transactions.

Huei Peng has been an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the ASME Dynamic System and Control Division (DSCD). He served as the chair of the ASME DSCD Transportation Panel from 1995 to 1997, and is a member of the Executive Committee of ASME DSCD. He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics from 1998-2004 and for the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control from 2004-2009. He received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Career award in 1998. He is an ASME Fellow. He is a ChangJiang Scholar at the Tsinghua University.

For more information, visit the ASME's MESA website.

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