Huei Peng received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992. He is now 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 electrified vehicles, and connected/automated vehicles.
In the last 10 years, he was involved in the design of several military and civilian concept vehicles, including FTTS, FMTV, Eaton/Fedex, and Super-HUMMWV—for both electric and hydraulic hybrid concepts. He served as the US Director of the DOE sponsored Clean Energy Research Center—Clean Vehicle Consortium, which supports more than 30 research projects related to the development of clean vehicles in US and China.
He currently serves as the Director of the University of Michigan Mcity, which studies connected and autonomous vehicle technologies and promotes their deployment. He has served as the PI or co-PI of more than 50 research projects, with a total funding of more than 45 million dollars. He has more than 250 technical publications, including 110 in referred journals and transactions and four books. His h-index is 63 according to the Google scholar analysis. The total number of citations to his work is more than 15,000. He believes in setting high expectation and helping students to exceed it by selecting forward-looking and high-impact research topics. One of his proudest achievements is that more than half of his Ph.D. students have each published at least one paper cited more than 100 times.
Huei Peng has been an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is both an SAE fellow and an ASME Fellow. He is a ChangJiang Scholar at the Tsinghua University of China.
- Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1992
- M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1988
- B.S., Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1984
- Director, US-China Clean Energy Research Center, Clean Vehicle Consortium, 2011-2016
- Executive Director, Michigan Interdisciplinary and Professional Engineering, 2007-2011
- Director, Automotive Engineering Program, 2002-2007
Honors and Awards:
- Michael J. Rabins Leadership Award, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Dynamic Systems and Control Division, 2016
- Roger L. McCarthy Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 2015
- UofM College of Engineering Vulcans Education Excellence Award, 2015
- UofM College of Engineering David E. Liddle Research Excellence Award, 2014
- Fellow, Society of Automotive Engineers, 2013
- Best Paper Award, ASME Automotive and Transportation Systems Technical Committee – ACC 2013
- Chang-Jiang Scholar, Tsinghua University, China, 2010
- Best Paper Award, 10th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control, 2010
- Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2008
- Outstanding Achievement Awards, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2005
- Best Paper Award, 7th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control, 2004
- CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 07/1998 – 06/2002