Zongxuan Sun

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Zongxuan Sun

Professor,
Mechanical Engineering

Contact

Mechanical Engineering
Rm 3110
111 Church Street SE

Minneapolis,

MN

55455

Affiliations

Director, Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)
Education

Ph.D. 2000,  Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign
M.S. 1998, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign
B.S. 1995, Automatic Control, Southeast University, China

Professional Background

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of
Minnesota, 2016-present
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University
of Minnesota, 2012-2016
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2007-2012
 

Scientific & Professional Societies
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Biography

 

ME Research Areas
Dynamic Systems and Control
Automotive Propulsion System

ME Impact Areas
Energy Transition
Robotics & Mobility
Environment & Sustainability

Research Interests
  • Dynamic systems and control.
  • Tracking control and disturbance rejection.
  • Nonlinear and time-varying control.
  • Mechatronics.
  • Fluid power.
  • Applications to automotive propulsion systems.

Research Group

Name: Location:
Automotive Propulsion Control Laboratory ME 54
Center for Compact & Efficient Fluid Power ME 325B

 

Teaching Subjects
ME 3281: System Dynamics and Control
ME 4231: Motion Control Lab
ME 5281: Analog and Digital Control
ME 8287: Design and Control of Automotive Powertrain
Honors and Awards
  • Best Paper Award, ASME Automotive and Transportation Systems Technical Committee, 2018.
  • Charles E. Bowers Faculty Teaching Award, College of Science and Engineering,
  • University of Minnesota, 2015.
  • CAREER Award, NSF, 2012.
  • George W. Taylor Career Development Award, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2012.
  • Best Paper Award, the 2012 International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Technologies and Integration.
  • Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, SAE, 2011.
  • “Inventor Milestone” Award, GM R&D, 2006.
  • Spark Plug Award, GM R&D, 2005, “For Demonstrating the Importance of Spirit and Moral”.
  • Charles L. McCuen Special Achievement Award, GM R&D, 2004.
Selected Publications
  • Tripathi, A., Zhang, C and Sun, Z., “A Multizone Model of the Combustion Chamber Dynamics in a Controlled Trajectory Rapid Compression and Expansion Machine (CT-RCEM)”, Applied Energy, in press, 2018.
  • Zhang, C. and Sun, Z., “A Control-Oriented Model for Trajectory-Based HCCI Combustion”, ASME Transactions on Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 140, 091013, September, 2018.
  • Li, K., Zhang, C and Sun, Z., “Transient Motion Control for a Free Piston Engine”, Proceedings of the IMechE, Part D, Journal of Automobile Engineering, Vol. 231, pp.1709-1717, Oct. 2017.
  • Shao, Y., Mohd Zulkefli, A. and Sun, Z., “Vehicle and Powertrain Optimization for Autonomous and Connected Vehicles”, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Magazine, Vol.5, No. 3, pp.15-19, Sept., 2017.
  • Hu, J., Shao, Y., Sun, Z., and Bared, J., “Integrated Vehicle and Powertrain Optimization for Passenger Vehicles with Vehicle-Infrastructure Communication”, Transportation Research Part C, 79, pp.85-102, 2017.

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