The majority of my group's research is related to vehicle systems. This includes the development of hybrid powertrains (electric and air hybrid engines), component sizing and power management design through concurrent optimization, vehicle modeling through real time simulation and hardware-in-the-loop, active and adaptive suspension systems, and vehicle stability. As the driving force of my research is the modeling and control of dynamic systems, my research has also extended to ultra high-speed robotics, automated laser fabrication, and micro-electrical-mechanical systems.
All projects incorporate both fundamental and applied research elements, allowing students to develop a strong theoretical and experimental background for their future career. This approach has also resulted in several technology transfers, patents and start-up companies. All projects are supported jointly by both government funding agencies and industrial sponsors.