A ceremony and lecture was held to honor Professor Huei Peng as the Roger L. McCarthy Professor of Mechanical Engineering. This prestigious honor recognizes his seminal research contributions in adaptive control and optimal control, with an emphasis on their applications to vehicular and transportation systems. His exceptional commitment to the pursuit of excellence in this field has helped him to excel in all areas of research, education, service, and leadership.
Huei Peng received his BS degree in mechanical engineering from National Taiwan University in Taipei Taiwan in 1984. He received his MS in mechanical engineering in 1988 from Pennsylvania State University and his PhD in 1992 from the University of California Berkeley. He began his career at the University of Michigan (U-M) in 1993 and is currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at U-M.
Because of his achievements in research and education, Professor Peng has received many awards, including both the CoE Research Excellence Award and Education Excellence Award. He is also a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Automotive Engineers.
The Roger L. McCarthy Professorship in Mechanical Engineering was established in 2003 through the generosity of University of Michigan Mechanical Engineering alum Roger L. McCarthy.
Peng's endowed professorship recognition was held on May 5th, 2016. Watch his lecture, titled “Energy and Safety of Automotive Systems” here.