Junmin Wang

Junmin Wang

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University of Texas at Austin
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Junmin Wang is the Accenture Endowed Professor in Mechanical Engineering at University of Texas at Austin since August 2018.  In 2008, he started his academic career at Ohio State University, where he founded the Vehicle Systems and Control Laboratory, was early promoted to Associate Professor in September 2013 and then very early promoted to Full Professor in June 2016.  In 2018, he left Ohio State University and joined his alma mater, University of Texas at Austin, as the Accenture Endowed Professor in Mechanical Engineering.  Prof. Wang has a wide range of research interests covering control, modeling, estimation, optimization, and diagnosis of dynamical systems, especially for automotive, vehicle, transportation, smart and sustainable mobility applications.  Prof. Wang’s research contributions include the development of control and estimation methods that advance efficiency, cleanliness, and driving safety of conventional, electrified, connected and autonomous/automated vehicles. He has five years of full-time industrial research experience (2003-2008) at Southwest Research Institute (San Antonio, Texas) where he was a Senior Research Engineer and led research projects sponsored by more than 50 industrial companies and governmental agencies worldwide.  Prof. Wang’s research programs have been funded by federal agencies and industrial companies such as National Science Foundation (NSF), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of Energy (DOE), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Texas Department of Transportation, GM, Ford, Honda, Tenneco, Eaton, Ftech, and others. Dr. Wang is the author or co-author of more than 300 peer-reviewed publications including over 150 journal articles and 13 U.S. and European patents. Prof. Wang is an IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Lecturer (2015), SAE Fellow (2015), and ASME Fellow (2016).  Prof. Wang is a recipient of the 2019 IEEE Best Vehicular Electronics Paper Award, 2018 IEEE Andrew P. Sage Best Transactions Paper Award, 2017 IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award, 2018 Ohio State University Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award, 2015 Ohio State University Harrison Faculty Award for Excellence in Engineering Education, 2012 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, 2012 Ohio State University Lumley Research Award, 2011 SAE International Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award, and 2009 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program (ONR-YIP) Award. Dr. Wang serves as an Senior Editor, Editor, Technical Editor, or Associate Editor for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, IFAC Control Engineering Practice, IFAC Mechatronics, ASME Transactions Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Journal of the Franklin Institute, and SAE International Journal of Engines. He has served as Chair of the ASME Automotive and Transportation Systems Technical Committee, Chair of the SAE International Control and Calibration Committee, member (Liaison for IEEE Control Systems Society) of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Steering Committee, and Vice Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems. Prof. Wang has a multi-disciplinary education background in mechanical, electrical, and automotive engineering. He received the B.E. degree (with honors) in Automotive Engineering and his first M.S. degree in Power Machinery and Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing China in 1997 and 2000, respectively; his second and third M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2003, and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin in 2007.