Zongxuan Sun

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Zongxuan Sun

Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering
Rm 3110
111 Church Street SE





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

Ph.D. 2000, M.S. 1998, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at

B.S. 1995, Automatic Control, Southeast University, China

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: Automotive Propulsion Control Laboratory
Location: ME 54


Name: Center for Compact & Efficient Fluid Power


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.