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Research Interests:

Renewable and distributed energy systems; power electronics;  electric and hybrid vehicles; plug-in HEV; electric power systems; speed-variable drives; permanent magnet machines; power systems; digital and analog electronics; finite element and analytical methods of electromagnetic fields; design, modeling, simulation and optimization of electrical machines; special electrical motors and generators for land, sea, air, and other industrial applications. Please refer to the list of research projects or visit the DTE Power Electronics and Electric Drives Laboratory for more information.

Short Biography:

Chris Mi is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan, Dearborn, and the Director of the DOE funded GATE Center for Electric Drive Transportation. He is a fellow of IEEE. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, all in electrical engineering. Previously he was an Electrical Engineer with General Electric Canada Inc. He was the President and the Chief Technical Officer of 1Power Solutions, Inc. from 2008 to 2011. His research interests are in electric and hybrid vehicles. He has taught tutorials and seminars on the subject of HEVs/PHEVs for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the IEEE, workshops sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Society of Professional Engineers. He has delivered courses to major automotive OEMs and suppliers, including GM, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Tyco Electronics, A&D Technology, Johnson Controls, Quantum Technology, Delphi, and the European Ph.D School. Dr. Mi is the recipient of Distinguished Teaching Award and Distinguished Research Award of University of Michigan Dearborn. He is a recipient of the 2007 IEEE Region 4 Outstanding Engineer Award, IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section Outstanding Professional Award. and the SAE Environmental Excellence in Transportation (E2T) Award, and ranked three times Top Associate Editors by IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. Dr. Mi is Associate Editor of three IEEE Transactions. Dr. Mi was the Chair (2008-2009) and Vice Chair (2006-2007) of the IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section, the general Chair of the 5th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference. He is the topic chair for the 2011 IEEE International Future Energy Challenge, and the General Chair for the 2013 IEEE International Future Energy Challenge. He is a Distinguished Lecturer (DL) of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.

Dr. Mi is originally from China, a country with the largest population in the world. If you ever visit China, do not forget to see the greatest terracotta warriors and horses in the city of Xi'an. He would be glad to give you some advices on your personal or business tour!

Still accept post-doctoral fellow, doctoral students, exchange students, in the research areas of power electronics, alternative energy, electric and hybrid vehicles, battery management, PM machines and variable speed drives. Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their resume via email to Prof. Mi. For a list of projects visit the GATE Website for details.

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