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Huei Peng

Huei Peng

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
US Director, US-China Clean Energy Research Center-Clean Vehicle Consortium
Roger L. McCarthy Professor
U-M MCity Director

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G036 AL
1231 Beal, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2133

Phone: (734) 936-0352


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1992
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1988
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, 1984

Research Interests

Vehicle dynamics and control; electromechanical systems; optimal control; human driver modeling; vehicle active safety systems; control of hybrid and fuel cell vehicles; energy system design and control for mobile robots.

Research Areas

Automotive & Future Transportation, Controls, Energy

Honors & Awards

Chang-Jiang Scholar Award, Tsinghua University, China, 2010
Fellow, ASME, 2008
Outstanding Achievement Awards, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2005
Best Paper Award, 7th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control, 2004
CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 07/1998 - 06/2002

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

Remembering Huei Peng
An innovative researcher, leader and educator in vehicle controls and connected/automated vehicles.

Professor Huei Peng appointed to the Michigan Council on Future Mobility and Electrification
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has appointed Professor Huei Peng to the Michigan Council on Future Mobility and Electrification.

Huei Peng is Honored with Two Awards from ASME
Peng has been awarded The Yasundo Takahashi Education Award and The Rufus Oldenburger Medal.

Huei Peng Receives ASME Rufus Oldenburger Award
The Dynamic Systems and Control Divison of ASME awarded this prestigious award to Huei Peng.

ME Faculty Represented at 2018 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
Two awards given to faculty and Peng delivers a lecture titled, "How Control Theories Were Used to Improve Energy and Safety of Automotive systems."

Peng receives E. & M. Ulsoy Citation Leader Award
The E. & M. Ulsoy Citation Leader Award is presented annually to the ME Faculty member who has the largest number of citations to his/her research work in the Scopus Database that year.

Cybersecurity in self-driving cars: U-M releases threat identification tool
Mcity report gives new insights into automated vehicle vulnerabilities

Improving vehicle efficiency and self-driving safety
Peng and his research group have developed an automated modeling methodology that searches designs to identify the optimal configuration and component size for a power-split system.

Self-driving cars can be even safer with connected technology
Mcity demonstrates the powerful pairing of connectivity and automation.

Peng receives ASME Michael J. Rabins Leadership Award
This award is presented for demonstrated sustained outstanding leadership contributions to the DSCD, to ASME, and to the fields of interest to the DSCD.

Ceremony and Lecture Honoring Huei Peng as 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

Four ME faculty received named professorships
The recipients are: Michael Thouless, Huei Peng, Steve Ceccio, and Kathleen Sienko

ME Faculty Receive CoE Awards
Four ME faculty members received College of Engineering Awards in 2015. These recipients include Jun Ni, Huei Peng, Katsuo Kurabayashi, and Jianping Fu

Byung-Joo Kim wins Best Paper at 2014 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
His paper is titled "Optimal Vehicle Motion Control to Mitigate Secondary Crashes After an Initial Impact"

Transformation in Transportation Making Connected and Automated Vehicles Reality
Although connectivity and automation technologies have matured, the transportation field has yet to fully embrace their capabilities. The U-M Mobility Transformation Center (MTC) is about to change that

Peng Elected SAE Fellow
Huei Peng has been elected SAE Fellow for his research with hybrid electric vehicles. The professional society elects only twenty of its most committed and distinguished members, each year

Professor Peng's new book explains modern transmission control systems
Book is catered to students and professionals alike

University-led energy project gets mid-term review
The joint project marks groundbreaking collaborations and intellectual property agreements between the two countries on energy research

Peng delivers keynote speech at 8th Annual IEEE/ASME MESA Conference
Professor Huei Peng delivered the keynote at the 8th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA 2012). The conference was held from July 8-10, in Suzhou, China

Moura Receives Honorable Mention in ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards
This award recognizes the most exceptional scholarly work produced by doctoral students at the University of Michigan

Peng Delivers Keynote at EVTeC 2011
The 1st International Electric Vehicle Technology Conference (EVTeC) was held in Yokohama, Japan, on May 17-19.

Perkins, Kota, and Peng to be Keynote Speakers in the upcoming ASME IDETC
At the upcoming ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conference (IDETC) in Washington, DC, professors Noel Perkins, Sridhar Kota, and Huei Peng will be keynote speakers.

ME Faculty Lead U.S.-China Clean Vehicle Consortium
University of Michigan will lead a consortium to focus on clean vehicles and vehicle electrification under the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center

Peng and Ahn Win Best Paper
ME Professor Huei Peng's paper received recognition at the 10th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Controls.

Smith Awarded SMART Scholarship
The DoD’s SMART program will provide ME Ph.D. William Smith with full tuition as well as employment placement after graduation.

Peng Elected Visiting Changjiang Scholar
The prestigious Changjiang Scholar Incentive Program finances outstanding Chinese scholars who are studying or researching abroad to give lectures or conduct research in China.

UM Receives $2.5M Grant for Green Vehicle Education

Michigan Researchers Secure NSF Funding for Vehicle-to-Grid Integration Research

Peng and Stefanopoulou Receive Outstanding Achievement Awards

Peng to Speak at Control Seminar