People

Academic staff

Professor Hongming Xu

Professor Hongming Xu

Chair in Energy and Automotive Engineering
Head of Vehicle and Engine Technology Centre

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Hongming Xu is Professor of Energy and Automotive Engineering and Head of Vehicle and Engine Technology Centre. He has 6 years of industrial experience with Jaguar Land Rover and Premier Automotive Group of Ford. Formerly member of Ford HCCI, Global Steering Committee, project manager and technical leader of the UK Foresight Vehicle LINK projects, CHARGE and CHASE between 2002 and 2007. He ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 4153
Email
h.m.xu@bham.ac.uk

Professor Huw Williams

Professor Huw Williams

Honorary Professor of Automotive Engineering

School of Engineering

Huw Williams is an Honorary Professor in Automotive Engineering. He is a very well-known leader in the field of automotive engineering with wide industrial experience and significant contribution to research and development of new vehicle technology. Huw is a Fellow and past Vice President of the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications and he is also a Fellow of the Royal Statistical ...

Email
h.williams.5@bham.ac.uk

 Professor Mike Richardson

Research staff

Dr Quan Zhou

Dr Quan Zhou

Research Fellow

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr Quan Zhou is currently a research fellow and the team leader of the research on Connected and Autonomous Systems for Electrified Vehicles (CASE-V) at the University of Birmingham.

He gained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2019 that was distinguished by being the School of Engineering’s sole 2019 recipient of the UoB’s Ratcliffe Prizefor the best postgraduate research in the ...

Email
q.zhou@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ji Li – Research fellow at CASE-V team, working on Human-Machine-AI interactive optimization for autonomous and connected vehicles

Ph.D. Students

Mr Yinglong He – Vehicle platoon control and optimization
Mr Bin Shuai – CAV and reinforcement learning based control
Mr Zeyu Sun – Battery thermal management
Mr Cetengfei Zhang - Online optimal Energy Management Control for Hybrid vehicles
Miss Hua Min, Deep Reinforcement Learning for Real-time Control of Electrified Vehicles
Mr Xu He, Control Optimization of Extended-Range Electric Vehicles
Mr Chengqing Wen, Improvement of Energy Management System for Electric Vehicles

Alumni

Recent graduate PhD students/Reseach Fellows

Dr Ziyang Li – PhD project: GDI engine control and optimization – Project Manager at China National Petroleum Corporation
Dr Scott Cash – PhD project: HEV modelling and control – Engineer at Mclaren
Dr Yunfan Zhang – PhD project: Calibration and optimization for dual-loop EGR system – MBC Function Lead at JLR
Dr Cheng Tan – PhD project: Model based control for diesel engines - Senior Consultant at Altran

Previous research fellows

Dr Haoye Liu – Advanced Fuel and Engine Combustion - Associate Professor at Tianjin University
Dr Guoxiang Lu – Engine Production Development – Director at BYD Auto Ltd
Dr Wei Zhang – HEV energy management – Engineer at AVL
Dr He Ma – optimal Feedback control for engines – Engineer at Ricardo