The DTE Power Electronics Laboratory was developed through a grant of $190,000 from DTE Energy, a matching grant from NSF, and an internal matching grant.

It is equipped with the-state-of-the-art power electronics facilities, including induction, PM and DC motors, universal power converter modules, DSPACE real-time control systems, power and spectrum analyzers, digital oscilloscopes, voltage and current probes, and accessory testing equipment. The lab allows the faculty and students to pursue power electronics for alternate sources of energy, including fuel cells and hybrid vehicles.

Student enrollment in power electronics courses has grown significantly over the past five years, reflecting the increasing public interest in energy conservation and environment protection. The lab allows the electrical and computer engineering department to deepen its curriculum and strengthen it through additional educational and research projects. The faculty team has developed several research projects addressing electric motor control with industrial and automotive applications, power factor correction strategies for industrial and utility systems, regenerative braking, wind power generation systems, hybrid vehicle powertrain, DC-DC converter and inverter systems, and HEV prognostics.

Our Research

The research at the Power and Energy Group is the areas of power electronics, hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), and renewable energy systems.

The research is focused on realizing more efficient use of electric energy and exploring the application of new alternative energy sources. Higher efficiency translates to cost saving, stronger economy, and oil independence. The research work related to alternative powered vehicles can help reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, thus improve our environment. However, there are still abundant technical challenges in these areas, such as size, cost, and efficiency. Our research is to tackle these challenges.

  • Hybrid Electric Vehicles

    Research in this area covers topics such as modeling and simulation of hybrid powertrain; novel hybrid powertrain topologies; hybrid vehicle testing; cognitive power management of HEV; applications of bond graphs, fuzzy logic, and iterative learning control in antilock braking and traction control of HEV.

  • Intelligent Power Management of Hybrid Electric Vehicles

    The research in this area uses advanced control algorithms such as iterative learning control, fuzzy logic and machine learning to achieve optimal fuel economy for hybrid electric vehicles.

  • High Efficiency, High Power Density Power Conversions

    Topics in this area include design and implementation of high efficiency and high power density DC-DC converters, DC-AC inverters and PFC converters. Topology, filtering requirements, switches, switching frequency, electromagnetic interference considerations, thermal management, types of magnetic components, cost, reliability, weight, and volume are among the critical factors of the new system designs.

  • Applications of Wind Bandgap Semiconductor Devices

    The commonly used Silicon-based devices are limited in enabling the power conversions to meet the stringent requirements, such as efficiency, weight, and power density, etc. Utilizing wide bandgap devices, such as silicon carbide or gallium nitride MOSFETs and diodes, is believed to be one of the essential approaches to realize the revolution in power electronics. The wide bandgap devices have demonstrated their superior performance in switching characteristic, thermal capability, efficiency and reliability. 

  • Transportation Electrification

    The transportation electrification enables significant economic and environmental benefits. It requires innovative power electronics technology, mainly in battery chargers and drivetrain converters, to meet stringent requirements, such as cost, weight, drivetrain performance and efficiency, power density and reliability. 

Our Partners and Sponsors

DTE Power Electronics and Electric Drives Laboratory was established through a $190,000 grant from DTE Energy and an internal matching grant. The research is in the area of power electronics, hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), and renewable energy systems.

Publications

  • Books and Book Chapters
    1. Chunting Mi, Abul Masrur, and Wenzhong Gao, "Modern Hybrid Electric Vehicles", John Wiley UK, August 2011, 472 pages, ISBN: 9780470747735. Available from Wiley and Amazon.
    2. Xi Zhang, and Chunting Mi, "Vehicle Power Management- Modeling, Control, and Optimization", Springer UK, August 2011, 360 pages, ISBN: 9780857297358. Available fromSpringer and Amazon .
    3. Hua Bai, and Chunting Mi, "Short Timescale Transient Phenomenon of Power Electronic Systems", John Wiley UK, September 2011, 288 pages, ISBN: 9780470686645. Available from Wiley and Amazon .
  • Journal Publications
    1. M. Wang, S. Guo, Q. Huang, W. Yu and A.Q. Huang, “An Isolated bi-directional single-state DC-AC converter using wide-bandgap devices with novel carrier-based Unipolar modulation technique under synchronous rectification”, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 2016.
    2. Xiaofeng Ding and Chunting Mi, "Modeling of Eddy Current Loss and Temperature of the Magnets in Permanent Magnet Machines," Journal of Control, Systems, and Computers, vol. 20, pp. 1-15, 2011.
    3. ​Linni Jian, Kt Chau, and Chunting Mi, "Analytical Method for Magnetic Field Calculation in a Low-Speed Permanent-Magnet Harmonic Machine," Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 26, pp. 862-870, 2011.​
    4. Zhiguang Zhou and Chris Mi, "Power Management of PHEV Using Quadratic Programming," International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, vol. 3, 2011.
    5. Zhang Bingzhan, C. C. Mi, and Zhang Mengyang, "Charge-Depleting Control Strategies and Fuel Optimization of Blended-Mode Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles,"Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 60, pp. 1516-1525, 2011.​
    6. Xiaofeng Ding and Chunting Mi, "Impact of Inverter on Losses and Thermal Characteristics of Induction Motors," International Journal of Power Electronics, vol. 3, pp. 641-651, 2011.
    7. Hua Bai, Yong Zhang, Chris Semanson, Chen Luo, and Chunting Mi, "Modeling, Design and Optimization of a Fast Charger for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles," IET Electric Systems in Transportation, vol. 1, pp. 3-10, 2011.
    8. Liu Changhong, C. C. Mi, and B. Q. Li, "The Plasmon Resonance of a Multilayered Gold Nanoshell and its Potential Bioapplications," Nanotechnology, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 10, pp. 797-805, 2011.
    9. Zheng Chen, Xi Zhang, and Chunting Mi, "Slide Mode and Fuzzy Logic Based Powertrain Controller for the Energy Management and Battery Lifetime Extension of Series Hybrid Electric Vehicles," Journal of Asia Electric Vehicles, vol. 8, pp. 1-7, 2010.
    10. Bai Hua, Nie Ziling, and C. C. Mi, "Experimental Comparison of Traditional Phase-Shift, Dual-Phase-Shift, and Model-Based Control of Isolated Bidirectional DC–DC Converters," Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 25, pp. 1444-1449, 2010.
    11. Xiaofeng Ding, Madhur Bhattacharya, and Chunting Mi, "Simplified Thermal Model of PM Motors in Hybrid Vehicle Applications Taking into Account Eddy Current Loss in Magnets," Journal of Asia Electric Vehicles, vol. 8, pp. 1337-1343, 2010.
    12. Liu Changhong, B. Q. Li, and C. C. Mi, "Fast Transient Thermal Analysis of Gold Nanoparticles in Tissue-Like Medium," NanoBioscience, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 8, pp. 271-280, 2009.
    13. Hua Bai, Sanbo Pan, Chris Mi, and Tim Lin, "A Functional Model of Silicon Carbide JFET and Its Use in the Analysis of Switching-Transient and Impact of Gate Resistor, Miller Effect, and Parasitic Inductance," International Journal on Power Electronics,vol. 2, pp. 164-175, 2010.
    14. Xi Zhang and Chunting Mi, "Integrated Design of Powertrain Controllers in Series Hybrid Electric Vehicles for Efficiency Enhancement and Battery Lifetime Extension,"World Electric Vehicle Journal, vol. 3.
    15. C. C. Mi, Li Yongbin, and H. Karmaker, "Modeling of the Starting Performance of Large Solid-Pole Synchronous Motors Using Equivalent Circuit Approach,"Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 45, pp. 5399-5404, 2009.
    16. Liu Changhong, C. C. Mi, and B. Q. Li, "Transient Temperature Response of Pulsed-Laser-Induced Heating for Nanoshell-Based Hyperthermia Treatment,"Nanotechnology, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 8, pp. 697-706, 2009.
    17. O. Vodyakho and C. C. Mi, "Three-Level Inverter-Based Shunt Active Power Filter in Three-Phase Three-Wire and Four-Wire Systems," Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 24, pp. 1350-1363, 2009.
    18. Bai Hua, Zhao Zhengming, and C. Mi, "Framework and Research Methodology of Short-Timescale Pulsed Power Phenomena in High-Voltage and High-Power Converters," Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 56, pp. 805-816, 2009.
    19. Xi Zhang, Chunting Mi, Abul Masrur, and David Daniszewski, "Wavelet Based Power Management of Hybrid Electric Vehicles with Multiple Onboard Power Sources," Journal of Power Sources, vol. 185, pp. 1533-1543, 2008.
    20. Xiong Yali, Cheng Xu, Z. J. Shen, Mi Chunting, Wu Hongjie, and V. K. Garg, "Prognostic and Warning System for Power-Electronic Modules in Electric, Hybrid Electric, and Fuel-Cell Vehicles," Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 55, pp. 2268-2276, 2008.
    21. Ruifang Liu, Chunting Mi, and Wenzhong Gao, "Modeling of Iron Losses of Electrical Machines and Transformers Fed by PWM Inverters," IEEE Transaction on Magnetics, vol. 44, pp. 2021-2028, 2008.
    22. Bai Hua, C. C. Mi, and S. Gargies, "The Short-Time-Scale Transient Processes in High-Voltage and High-Power Isolated Bidirectional DC–DC Converters,"Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 23, pp. 2648-2656, 2008.
    23. Bai Hua and C. Mi, "Eliminate Reactive Power and Increase System Efficiency of Isolated Bidirectional Dual-Active-Bridge DC–DC Converters Using Novel Dual-Phase-Shift Control," Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 23, pp. 2905-2914, 2008.
    24. Liu Changhong, C. C. Mi, and B. Q. Li, "Energy Absorption of Gold Nanoshells in Hyperthermia Therapy," NanoBioscience, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 7, pp. 206-214, 2008.​ 
    25. Chunting Mi, Fang Z Peng, Ken Kelly, and Michael O'keefe, "Topology, Design, Analysis, Control, and Thermal Management of Power Electronics for Electric, Hybrid Electric, and Fuel Cell Vehicles," International Journal on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, vol. 1, pp. 276-294, 2008.
    26. Chunting Mi, Hua Bai, Chongwu Wang, and Sonya Gargies, "The Operation, Design, and Control of Dual H-Bridge Based Isolated Bidirectional DC-DC Converter," IET Power Electronics, vol. 1, pp. 507-517, 2008.
    27. R. C. Stevenson, R. Palma, C. S. Yang, S. K. Park, and Chunting Mi, "Comprehensive Modeling for Automotive Ignition Systems," Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, SAE Transactions, 2008.
    28. Abul Masrur, Hongjie Wu, Chunting Mi, Zhihang Chen, and Yi Lu Murphey, "Fault Diagnostics in Power Electronics Based Brake-by-Wire Systems," Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK), Part D, Journal of Automobile Engineering, vol. 222, pp. 1-11, 2008.
    29. D. W. Gao, C. Mi, and A. Emadi, "Modeling and Simulation of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles," Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 95, pp. 729-745, 2007.
    30.  M. Ducusin, S. Gargies, and Mi Chunting, "Modeling of a Series Hybrid Electric High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle," Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 56, pp. 557-565, 2007
    31. Li Yongbin and Mi Chunting Chris, "Doubly Salient Permanent-Magnet Machine With Skewed Rotor and Six-State Commutating Mode," Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 43, pp. 3623-3629, 2007.
    32. Wenzhong Gao and Mi Chunting, "Hybrid Vehicle Design Using Global Optimization Algorithms," International Journal on Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, vol. 1, pp. 57-70, 2007.
    33. Mi Chunting, "Field Oriented Control of Induction Motor Drives with Direct Rotor Current Estimation for Application in Electric and Hybrid Vehicles," Journal of Asian Electric Vehicle, vol. 5, pp. 989-992, 2007.
    34. Yi Zhang, Mi Chunting, Zhang Bo, and Hui Lin, "Performance Modeling and Optimization of a Novel Multi-mode Hybrid Powertrain," Journal of Mechanical Design, vol. 128, pp. 79-89, 2006.
    35. C. C. Mi, "Analytical design of permanent-magnet traction-drive motors," Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 42, pp. 1861-1866, 2006.
    36. Sonya Gargies, Henry Wu, and Mi Chunting, "Design and Control of an Isolated Bidirectional DC-DC Converter for Hybrid Vehicle Applications," Journal of Asia Electric Vehicles, vol. 4, pp. 851-856, 2006.
    37. M. Filippa, Mi Chunting, J. Shen, and R. C. Stevenson, "Modeling of a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain test cell using bond graphs," Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 54, pp. 837-845, 2005.
    38. Mi Chunting, Lin Hui, and Zhang Yi, "Iterative learning control of antilock braking of electric and hybrid vehicles," Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 54, pp. 486-494, 2005.
    39. Mi Chunting, Z. J. Shen, and T. Ceccarelli, "Continuing education in power electronics," Education, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 48, pp. 183-190, 2005.
    40. C. C. Mi, G. R. Slemon, and R. Bonert, "Minimization of iron losses of permanent magnet synchronous machines," Energy Conversion, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 20, pp. 121-127, 2005.
    41. Mi Chunting, M. Filippa, J. Shen, and N. Natarajan, "Modeling and control of a variable-speed constant-frequency synchronous generator with brushless exciter,"Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 40, pp. 565-573, 2004.
    42. Mi Chunting, M. Filippa, Liu Weiguo, and Ma Ruiqing, "Analytical method for predicting the air-gap flux of interior-type permanent-magnet machines," Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 40, pp. 50-58, 2004
    43. H. Karmaker and Mi Chunting, "Improving the starting performance of large salient-pole synchronous machines," Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 40, pp. 1920-1928, 2004.
    44. Mi Chunting, G. R. Slemon, and R. Bonert, "Modeling of iron losses of permanent-magnet synchronous motors," Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 39, pp. 734-742, 2003.
    45. Majitoba Mirsalim and Chunting Mi, "Design and Performance of Permanent Magnet Motors for High Efficiency Industrial Drives," Scientia Iranica, International Journal of Science and Technology, vol. 6, pp. 18-24, 1999.

    The following papers are in Chinese. They can be found and downloaded from the link below:CNKI search - Dr. Chunting Mi 

    1. Baozong Buo, Chunting Mi, Xinhai Yang, Xiuhan Jiang, and Bo Qu, "Performance of Rare-earth Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Motors for Oil-Well Pumping Unit,"Journal of Xi'an Petroleum Institute, vol. 15, 2000.
    2. Chunting Mi and Yuhong Fu, "Computer-Aided Design of Rare-earth Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors," Journal of Small and Special Electrical Machines,1996.
    3. Yuhong Fu, Chunting Mi, and Xiangyang Mu, "A New Multi-Functional Electrical Fault Detection and Protection Device," Journal of Electronics, 1996.
    4. Chunting Mi, Baozong Buo, Xiuhan Jiang, and Xinhai Yang, "Calculation of Synchronous Machine Reactance," Journal of Xi'an Petroleum Institute, vol. 10, 1995.
    5. Chunting Mi, Baozong Buo, Xiuhan Jiang, and Bin Luo, "Operation of PM Synchronous Machines," Journal of Micromotors, vol. 27, 1994.
    6. Chunting Mi and Xiaoyin Ji, "Design of Back emf of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors," Journal of Northwestern Polytechnical University, vol. 12, 1994.
    7. Xiaoyin Ji, Chunting Mi, and Wanhong Zhang, "Computation of the Characteristics of Synchronous Generators," Journal of Small & Medium Size Electric Machines, vol. 21, 1994.
    8. Chunting Mi, Bin Luo, Xiaoyin Ji, and Zongrong Jiang, "Effects of Sleeve Ring Material on Air Gap Flux of Permanent Magnet Machines," Journal of  Northwestern Polytechnical University, vol. 11, 1993.
    9. Chunting Mi, "Design of PM Synchronous Motor with Integral Rotor Structure,"Journal of Journal of Electrotechnics, 1993.
    10. Chunting Mi, "Rare-Earth Permanent Magnet Materials and Their Application,"Journal of Rare Earth in Aerospace, vol. 3, 1992.
    11. Zongrong Jiang, Chunting Mi, and Manfeng Dou, "A Case Study on High Efficiency PM Synchronous Motor Starting Characteristics," Literature of Chinese Aviation,1991.
    12. Chunting Mi and Heqing Lu, "Equivalent Magnetic Circuit Calculation of Permanent Magnet  Synchronous Motors," Journal of Micro-motors, vol. 25, 1992.
    13. Chunting Mi and Zongrong Jiang, "Determination of the Volume of Permanent Magnet Material in PM Synchronous Motors," Journal of Small & Special Electrical Machines, 1992.
    14. Xiaoyin Ji and Chunting Mi, "Optimization of Motor Winding for Setting up Sine Air-gap Flux," Journal of Small & Special Electrical Machines, 1992.
    15. Xiaoyin Ji, Chunting Mi, and Wanhong Zhang, "Computation Method of Power Angle of Synchronous Generators," Journal of Electrical Machinery Technology,1992.
    16. Chunting Mi and Zhongming Li, "Theory and Application of Rare-Earth Permanent Magnet Machines," Journal of Northwestern Polytechnical University, 1991.
  • Conference Publications
    1. R. Raja, T. Sebastian, M. Wang, M. Islam. and A. Gebregergis, "Effect of position sensor error on the performance of IPMSM drives", 2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Milwaukee, WI, September 18-22, 2016.​
    2. X. Yu, F. Jin and M. Wang, " A Novel Soft-switching Modulation Scheme for Isolated DC-to-three-phase-AC Matrix-based Converter Using SiC Device ", 2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Milwaukee, WI, September 18-22, 2016.
    3. X. Yu and M. Wang, “An isolated bi-directional soft-switched three-phase DC-AC matrix-based converter with novel Unipolar SPWM modulation under synchronous rectification”, IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), Dearborn, MI, July 2016.​
    4. F. Jin and M. Wang, “A fuzzy logic control based power management strategy for hybrid energy storage system in hybrid plug-in electric vehicles considering battery degradation”, IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), Dearborn, MI, July 2016.
    5. Zheng Chen, Ziling Nie, Yuhong Fu, and Chunting Mi, "A Bidirectional Power Converter for Battery of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles," presented at the IEEE Industrious Electronics Society Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, USA, Nov 7-10, 2010.
    6. Yanhui Xie, Jing Sun, and Chunting Mi, "Analysis and modeling of a DC hybrid power system testbed for power management strategy development," presented at the Fifth IEEE International Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC), Dearborn, Michigan, USA, September 7-11, 2009.​
    7. Ajinkya Joshi, Nirav P. Shah, and Chunting Mi, "Dual clutch based hybrid Electric vehicles," presented at the Fifth IEEE International Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC), Dearborn, Michigan, USA, September 7-11, 2009.​
    8. Sanbo Pan, Chunting Mi, and Tim Lin, "Design and testing of silicon carbide JFET based inverter," presented at the IEEE International Power Electronics and Machines Conference - ECCE Asia (IPEMC), Wuhan, China, May 17-20 2009.
    9. Bingzhan Zhang, Zhihang Chen, Chunting Mi, and Yi Lu Murphey, "Multi-objective optimization of power management of parallel hybrid electric vehicles using evolutionary algorithm," presented at the Fifth IEEE International Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC), Dearborn, Michigan, USA, September 7-11, 2009.
    10. Xiaofeng Ding and Chunting Mi, "Eddy current loss in the magnets of permanent magnet motors for hybrid and electric vehicle traction applications," presented at the Fifth IEEE International Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC), Dearborn, Michigan, USA, September 7-11, 2009.
    11. Xi Zhang and Chunting Mi, "Integrated Design of Powertrain Controllers in Series Hybrid Electric Vehicles for Efficiency Enhancement and Battery Lifetime Extension," presented at the 24th Battery, Hybrid, and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, EVS24, Stavanger, Norway, May 13-16, 2009.​
    12. Mengyang Zhang, Tim Coatesworth, Roland Holloman, Fred Household, Yan Yang, Yuhong Fu, and Chunting Mi, "Analytic system optimization and test verification for an idealized parallel ICE-electric Powertrain," presented at the Fifth IEEE International Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC), Dearborn, Michigan, USA, September 7-11, 2009.
    13. Zheng Chen and Chunting Mi, "An Adaptive Online Energy Management Controller for Power-Split HEV based on Dynamic Programming and Fuzzy Logic," presented at the Fifth IEEE International Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC), Dearborn, Michigan, USA,, September 7-11, 2009.
    14. Chunting Mi, "Extend the life and capacity of lithium batteries in renewable energy systems," presented at the Electric Energy Storage Application and Technologies, Seattle, Washington, USA, October 4-7, 2009.
    15. Ziling Nie and Chunting Mi, "Fast Battery Equalization with Isolated Bidirectional DC-DC Converter for PHEV Applications," presented at the Fifth IEEE International Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC), Dearborn, Michigan, USA, September 7-11, 2009.
    16. Ajinkya Joshi, Nirav P. Shah, and Chunting Mi, "Modeling and Simulation of a Dual Clutch Hybrid Vehicle Powertrain," presented at the Symposium on International Automotive Technology, Pune, India, January 21-23, 2009.
    17. Chunting Mi, "Extend the Cycle Life and Maximize the Capacity of Lithium Batteries in Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Batteries," presented at the Fuel Cell and Hybrid Electric Vehicles Symposium, Las Vegas, NV, USA, December 10, 2008.
    18. Chunting Mi, "ASIC Based Active Charger Balancing Lithium Battery to Extend Life and Maximize Capacity of Mobile and Laptop Batteries," presented at the Lithium Mobile 2008, Las Vegas, USA, December 7-9, 2008.
    19. Changhong Liu, Ben Q. Li, and Chunting Mi, "The Fast Transient Thermal Response of Gold Nanoparticle and Tissue in Hyperthermia with Pulsed and Continuous Laser," presented at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Boston, USA, October 30-31, 2008.
    20. Hua Bai and Chunting Mi, "Small Signal Model and Hybrid Controller for an Isolated Bidirectional DC-DC Converter," presented at the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, November 2008.
    21. Travis Anderson, Joe Barkman, and Chunting Mi, "Optimization of Power Management in Hybrid Electric Vehicles Using Fully Based Rule," presented at the IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion, Harbin, China, September 2008.​
    22. Chunting Mi, Chongwu Wang, and Sonya Gargies, "Isolated DC-DC Converter for Hybrid Vehicle Energy Management," presented at the 23rd Electric Vehicle Symposium Conference, Anaheim, California, USA, December 2-5, 2007.
    23. Yongbin Li and Chunting Chris Mi, "Analysis, Design and Simulation of Direct-drive PM Wind Power Generators with PWM Rectifiers," presented at the 33rd IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Annual Conference, IECON 2007, Taiwan, 5-8 Nov. 2007.
    24. Chunting Mi and Ben Q. Li, "Advanced Thermal Design of Lithium-Ion Battery for Grid Energy Storage Applications," presented at the Electrical Energy Storage Applications and Technologies Conferences (EESAT), San Francisco, California, USA, September 23-26, 2007.
    25. Chunting Mi, Ben Li, Derrick Buck, and Naoki Ota, "Advanced Electro-Thermal Modeling of Lithium-Ion Battery System for Hybrid Electric Vehicle Applications," presented at the Third IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC'07), Arlington, Texas, USA, September 9-12, 2007.
    26. B. Q. Li, Chunting Mi, C. Liu, G. Cheng, M. Fu, and G. Meadow, "Nanoparticle Heat Transfer And Its Application to Laser Hyperthermia," presented at the Proceedings of IMECE2007, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Seattle, Washington, USA, November 11-15, 2007.
    27. Bob Meyers, John Longnecker, and Chunting Mi, "Modeling of Plug-In Series Hybrid Powertrain for USPS Carrier Route Vehicle," presented at the SAE World Congress, Detroit, Michigan, USA, March 2007.
    28. R. C. Stevenson, R. Palma, C. S. Yang, S. K. Park, and Chunting Mi, "Comprehensive Modeling for Automotive Ignition Systems," presented at the SAE World Congress, Detroit, Michigan, USA, March 2007.
    29. Yongbin Li, Chunting Mi, and Haran Karmaker, "Modeling of the Starting Performance of Large Solid-pole Synchronous Motors Using Equivalent Circuit Approach," presented at the IEEE Power Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, USA, June 24-28, 
    30.  Ruifang Liu, Chunting Mi, and Wenzhong Gao, "Iron Losses of Electric Machines and Transformers Caused by PWM Supplies," presented at the IEEE Power Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, USA, June 24-28, 2007.
    31. Chunting Mi, Yongbin Li, Ling Luo, Haran Karmaker, and Peter Zhong, "Numerical Modeling of Large Solid Pole Synchronous Motors," in XVII International Conference on Electric Machines, (ICEM2006), Chania, Crete Island, Greece, September 2-5, 2006.
    32. Y. Xiong, X. Cheng, Z. J. Shen, C. Mi, H. Wu, and V. Garg, "A Prognostic and Warning System for Power Electronic Modules in Electric, Hybrid, and Fuel Cell Vehicles," presented at the IEEE/IAS 41st Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, USA, October 8-12, 2006.
    33. Shuqin Liu and Chunting Mi, "Coupled Electro-Thermal Modeling of Magnetic Bearing Systems," presented at the 10th International Symposium on Magnetic Bearing, Martigny, Switzerland, August 21-23, 2006.
    34. Yongbin Li and Chunting Mi, "Doubly Salient Permanent Magnet Machines with Skewed Rotor and Six-State Communication Control," presented at the IEEE International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, Shanghai, China, August 2006.
    35. Sonya Gargies, Hongjie Wu, and Chunting Mi, "Isolated Bidirectional DC/DC Converter Design," presented at the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Symposium, Traverse City, Michigan, USA, June 2006.
    36. Yi Zhang, Yubao Chen, and Chunting Mi, "A Novel AMT Based Multi-mode Hybrid Powertrain," presented at the 7th International Conference on Frontiers of Design and Manufacturing, Guangzhou, China, 2006.
    37. Chunting Mi, "Analytical Design of Permanent Magnet Traction Drives," presented at the IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2005.
    38. Margaret Ducusin, Sonya Gargies, and Chunting Mi, "Modeling of Series Hybrid Electric High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle," presented at the IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2005.
    39. Abul Masrur, Hongjie Wu, Chunting Mi, Zhihang Chen, and Yi Lu Murphey, "Fault Diagnostics in Power Electronics Based Brake-by-Wire Systems," presented at the IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2005.
    40. Mariano Filippa, Chunting Mi, and John Shen, "Modeling of a Hybrid Electric Vehicle Powertrain Test Cell Using Bond Graphs," presented at the 2004 IEEE Workshop of Power Electronics on Transportation, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
    41. Chunting Mi, Mariano Filippa, John Shen, and Narashim Natarajan, "Field Oriented Control of Induction Motors with Direct Rotor Current Estimation," presented at the International Conference on Power Electronics and Motion Control, Xi'an, China, 2004.
    42. Chunting Mi, John Shen, and Theresa Ceccarelli, "Continue Education in Power Electronics," presented at the International Conference on Power Electronics and Motion Control, Xi'an, China, 2004.
    43. Yi Zhang, Yubao Chen, and Chunting Mi, "A Design and Analysis Model for Dual Clutch Powertrain Transmission," presented at the 6th International Conference on Frontiers of Design and Manufacturing, Xi'an, China, 2004.
    44. Chunting Mi, "Hybrid Electric Vehicles," presented at the Grand IEEE Symposium Mexico, Monterey, Mexico, 2003.
    45. Chunting Mi, Mariano Filippa, John Shen, and Narashim Natarajan, "Modeling and Control of Variable-Speed Constant-Frequency Wind Power Generation Systems," presented at the IEEE IAS 37th Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 2003.
    46. Chunting Mi, John Shen, and Narashim Natarajan, "Modeling of Variable-Speed Constant-Frequency Wind Power Generation System Using Rotating Converter and PM Exciter," presented at the Sixth International Power Engineering Conference (IPEC'03), Singapore, 2003.
    47. Chunting Mi, Mariano Filippa, and John Shen, "Development of the Power Electronics Laboratory at the University of Michigan - Dearborn," presented at the NSF Sponsored Workshop on Teaching First Course of Power Electronics and Electric Drives, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 2003.
    48. Chunting Mi, John Shen, and Narashim Natarajan, "Field-oriented Control of Induction Motors," presented at the IEEE Workshop on Power Electronics in Transportation (WPET'2002), Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA, 2002.
    49. Chunting Mi and John Shen, "Optimization of Hybrid Electric Vehicle Drivetrain," presented at the Global Conference on Hybrid Drivetrain Design, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, 2002.
    50. Chunting Mi, Gordon. R. Slemon, and Richard Bonert, "Modeling of Iron Losses of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors," presented at the IEEE Industry Application Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2001.
    51. Chunting Mi, Gordon. R. Slemon, and Richard Bonert, "Minimization of Iron Losses of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors," presented at the International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems, Shenyang, China, 2001.
    52. Chunting Mi and Zongrong Jiang, "The Eddy Current Field Calculation of REPM Synchronous Motor during Starting," presented at the Proceedings of Beijing International Symposium on Electromagnetic Fields in Electrical Engineering, Beijing, China, 1988.

Alumni

  • Post-Doctorates and Visiting Scholars
    • Dr. Tao Lei
    • Dr. Hongsheng Hou
    • Dr. Junhua Wang
    • Dr. Jiangui Li
    • Dr. Hui Lin
    • Dr. QIngmiao Zhou
    • Dr. Ling Luo
    • Dr. Yongbin Li
    • Dr. Ruifang Liu
    • Dr. Chongwu Wang 
    • Dr. Jinglin Liu
    • Dr. Bingli Zhang
    • Dr. Kevin Bai
    • Dr. Simon Zhang 
    • Dr. Hanna Liu
    • Dr. Nie Ziling
    • Dr. Oleg Vodyakho  
    • Dr. Sung-Yoon Jung
  • Ph.D. Candidates
    • Lei Jiang
    • Xiaofeng Ding
    • Bingzhan Zhang
    • Ruiwu Cao
    • Zhiguang Zhou
    • Chuan Yu
    • Xianzhi Gong
    • Chenwen You
    • Bing Xia
  • Graduate Student Research Assistants (GSRAs)
    • Mariano Filippa
    • Sonya Gargies
    • Herry Wu
    • Margeret Ducusin
    • Bo Zhang
    • Mike Rochon
    • Yan Yang
    • Luo Chen 
  • M.Sc
    • Bob Myers
    • John Longnecker
    • Jason Yang
    • Sang Kyu Park
    • Fulvio Dumoran
    • Joe Barkman
    • Travis Anderson
    • Darshan Shah
    • Nirav Shah
    • Ajenka Joshi
    • Steve Scott
    • Besim Demirovi

Available Courses

Courses in the area of energy systems engineering are offered through the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. The college currently offers a masters program in Energy Systems Engineering.

  • Undergraduate Courses
    • Electric Circuits (ECE210)
    • Microelectronics (ECE311) 
    • Electromagnetic Capability (ECE319)
    • Electronics Design (ECE414)
    • Power Electronics (ECE415)
    • Intelligent Motion Control (ECE425)
  • Graduate Courses
    • Hybrid Vehicle Systems (ECE5462, online)
    • Electric Vehicles (ECE546, online)
    • Vehicle Sensors and Actuators (ECE532, online)
    • Advanced Electric Drives (ECE517)
    • Vehicle Electronics I (AE510 online)
    • Vehicle Electronics II (ECE515, online)
    • Advanced topics in EMC (ECE525)

DTE Power Electronics and Electric Drives Lab

Dr. Mengqi Wang

Phone: 
313-593-6434
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