Perry Li

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Perry Li

Professor, Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering
Room 309
111 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Ph.D. 1995, Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
M.S. 1990, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
B.A. 1987, Electrical and Information Sciences, Cambridge University

Research Interests
  • Fluid power.
  • Control of printing and imaging systems.
  • Rehabilitation Engineering.
  • Paper manufacturing and robotics.
  • Nonlinear and intelligent control.
  • Biomechanics.
  • Transportation systems.
  • Manufacturing
Selected Publications


  • S.Y. Lee, P. Y. Li and F. Eskilsson, "Energetically Passive Multi Degree-of-Freedom Hydraulic Human Power Amplifier with Assistive Dynamics", IEEE Trans. on Control Systems, 2019. [To appear]
  • H. Tian, P. Y. Li and J. D. Van de Ven, "Valve Timing Control for a Digital Displacement Hydraulic Motor using an Angle-Domain Repetitive Controller", ASME/IEEE Trans. on Mechatronics, 2019. [To appear].
  • Z. Du, K. L. Cheong and P. Y. Li, "Energy Management Strategy of a Power-split hydraulic hybrid vehicle based on Lagrange Multiplier and Its Modifications", Proc. of the IME, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control, 2018 [To appear].
  • A. Srivatsa and P. Y. Li, "How moisture content affects the performance of a liquid piston air compressor/expander", J. of Energy Storage, 2018., pp.121-132.
  • J. Wieberdink, P. Y. Li, T. W. Simon and J. D. Van de Ven, "Effects of Porous Media Insert on the Efficiency and Power Density of a High Pressure (210 bar) Liquid Piston Air Compressor/Expander - An Experimental Study", Applied Energy (212), Feb., 2018, pp. 1025-1037.