Dr. Yue-Yun Wang is a Technical Fellow at propulsion systems research lab in General Motors R&D. Before joining in GM, he was a technical advisor in Cummins Engine Company. He also held visiting positions as Alexander von Humboldt research fellow at Duisburg University, Germany, and at the Center for Automotive Research of Ohio State University, USA.
Dr. Wang’s primary role is to lead and drive research and innovations in vehicular propulsion system controls with clean technologies that impact mobility industry and environment. His research focuses are applying advanced electronic controls, model-based controls and optimal filtering, and artificial intelligence to vehicular propulsion systems that can significantly reduce vehicle emissions. He has been highly successful to bring a stream of research results into mass vehicle production applications. Dr. Wang was one of the main contributors in Cummins, who developed the control systems for 2022 world first highway 600 HP engines with 40% NOx emission reduction. He led and developed the controls of advanced lean NOx trap and particulate filter aftertreatment systems that further reduced 90% NOx and particulate emissions for the world’s lowest emission diesel pick-up trucks (Dodge Ram) in 2007. In General Motors, he and his team developed a breakthrough technology in multivariable nonlinear model-based air-charging control for downsize boosted engines, that enable 20% better fuel economy; and the model predictive control of dual CAN SCR emission aftertreatment systems, meeting the most stringent Euro-6d and EPA GHG emission standards, achieving 80% vehicle NOx reduction in real road driving. In a path to zero emissions, Dr. Wang leads the research and design of next generation battery management systems that further provide modularity, can handle mix-chemistry cells, and optimize pack performances based on the monitored health indicators of every battery cell to enhance safety and battery lifespan. He is also developing cloud-based ECO system solutions for the smart energy management of EVs and autonomous fleets.
Dr. Wang has authored or coauthored over 100 publications, holds 120 U.S. patents, over 45 of his patent inventions with the state-of-the-art clean technologies are implemented in millions of passenger cars, pickup trucks, and commercial vehicles. He has received 2021 SAE Environment Excellence in Transportation Award and 2022 IEEE Control Systems Technology Award. He is the IEEE VTS distinguished speaker and serves on the Board of Governors of the IEEE VTS Society, and the Industry Engagement Committee of IEEE VTS Conference since 2019. He was the Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (2013-2016), and the Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology (2016-2019), he was the Vice-Chair of the Automotive Controls Technical Committee of the IEEE Control Systems Society and served the IEEE student best paper selection committee for 2019 American control Conference. He also served at the Industry Advisory Board of Center for Automotive Research at The Ohio State University. Dr. Wang is SAE Fellow from Society of Automotive Engineers.