Dr. Guoming George Zhu


The research conducted in our group focuses on modeling physical systems for model-based control and applying advanced control techniques to automotive and aerospace systems. The current research areas include engine combustion modeling with application to hardware-in-the-loop simulations, closed-loop combustion control, system identification, model order reduction, ionization based combustion diagnostics, LPV(linear par-ameter varing) optimal control with hard constrains and/or noisy parameters, LPV control applications to automotive and aerospace systems.

♦ Closed Loop combustion control of internal combustion engines(SI, HCCI, and CI)

♦ Adaptive and model reference control of hydraulic and electric valve actuation

♦ Closed loop system identification and control of automotive systems

♦ Hybrid powertrain system control and optimization

♦ Automotive system modeling for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulations

♦ Combustion control and optimization for ethanol engines

♦ Variable displacement engines

♦ Ionization based combustion diagnostics and control

♦ TEG (thermo-electric generator) system management

♦ Application of the smart material to automotive systems

♦ LPV (linear parameter varying) optimal control with hard constraints

♦ LPV gain-scheduling control with noisy parameter measurements

♦ LPV control with application to airplane wing vibration suppression

♦ Control application to agriculture systems

Research is mainly funded by DOE (Department of Energy), EPA (Environmental Protec-

tion Agency), NSF (National Science Foundation), NASA (National Aeronautics and Space

Administration), USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), Ford, Fiat-Chrysler(FCA)

and GM.