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Research Group

Dr. Su is looking for highly motivated PhD students starting from 2017. The research assistantship is available. An earned master degree is preferred. The prospective student will work on the project of grid integration of electric vehicles and distributed renewable energy sources. If you are interested in Dr. Su’s research areas, please send your resume to Dr. Su (wencong@umich.edu).

Visiting students/scholars, master-thesis students, and undergraduate students: Please email your CV to wencong@umich.edu, if you are interested in joining Dr. Su's group. Hourly-based financial support is available.

Ph.D. Students:
  1. Tao Chen (PhD committee chair), 2018 (expected)
  2. Hajir Pourbabak (PhD committee chair), 2018 (expected)
  3. Zheming Liang (PhD committee chair), 2019 (expected)
  4. Adetokunbo Ajao (PhD committee chair), 2020 (expected)
  5. Bowen Zhang (PhD committee co-chair), 2020 (expected)
  6. Xianzhi Gong (PhD committee co-chair), 2016 (Power Electronics and Battery Controls Engineer at Ford Motor Company) "Modeling of Lithium-ion Battery for Electric Vehicles Application Considering the Temperature and Aging Uncertainties"
  7. Chang Liu (PhD committee member)
  8. Ramakrishnan Rajavenkitasubramony (PhD committee member)
M.S. Thesis Students: (Name, Year of Graduation, Thesis Title, Organization of First Employment)
  1. Ni Zhang2015"Economic Operation of Residential Distribution System with High Participation of Distributed Electricity Prosumers", software engineer at N.S. International, Ltd.
  2. Yi Guo2015, "Two-stage Economic Operation of Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Stations Considering Dynamic Pricing and On-site Renewable Energy Generation", Ph.D. student at University of Alberta, Canada
  3. Jingwei Xiong2015"Investigate the Impacts of PEV Charging Facilities on Integrated Electric Distribution System and Electrified Transportation System", multimedia system validation engineer at Mobis North America
  4. Yu (Joy) Yan, 2015, "Investigating Bidding Strategy for Prosumer-centric Distribution Grid", R&D Engineer at DENSO International
  5. Shengyao Xu, 2015, "Economic Operation of Multiple Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Parking Decks based on Distributed Cooperative Control and Game Theory", software engineer at Ford Motor Company
  6. Rui Ma2016, "Evaluate the Customer Behavior in Competitive EV Charging and Parking Services", software developer at Deluxe Corporation
  7. Jingwei Luo, 2017, "Investigate Centralized and Decentralized Information Infrastructure for Future Electricity Market", electrical engineer at Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd
  8. Adetokunbo Ajao, 2017, "Intelligent Home Energy Management Systems for Distributed Renewable Generators, Dispatchable Residential Loads and Distributed Energy Storage Devices", PhD student at University of Michigan-Dearborn
  9. Bowen Zhang, 2017, "Optimal Routing and Ecological Driving Systems for EVs/HEVs", PhD student at University of Michigan-Dearborn
  10. Di Yao, 2017 (expected)
  11. Prudhvi Raj Rongali2017 (expected)
  12. Zhengshen Shu, 2018 (expected)
  13. Aigbe Awenlimobor, 2018 (expected)
M.S. Non-Thesis Students: (Name, Years in My Research Group, Organization of First Employment)
  1. Xuanchen Liu2013-2014, product engineer at ZF TRW
  2. Sakshi Mishra, 2014, graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University
  3. Chenxi Ye, 2014, unknown
  4. Jiaxin Tian,2014, telematics software engineer at Mobis technical center of North America
Undergraduate Students: (>40 Students since 2013; Here is a Partial list.)
  • Wency Zhao
  • Jasjot Kaur
  • Jiaming Shen
  • Ibrahim Haidar
  • Zachary Howard
  • Rabab Alrayes
  • Kareem Khalil
  • Yan Figueiredo Andrade
  • Guilherme Rocha Pereira
  • Wei Li
  • Kevin Foust
  • Hang Dai
  • Natalia Melo
  • Mário André Matos de Oliveira
  • Maksim Sukhorukov
  • Eric Macuga
  • Balazs Juhasz
  • Philip Lee
  • Kaylee Schonsheck
  • Doris Kotori
  • Rui Ma
  • Shengyao Xu
  • Yulong Li
  • Anzhen Zhao
  • Hongyu Zhu
  • Yumeng Zhou
  • Xuke Yan
  • Nee Gulvadi
  • Rong Fu
  • Di Wang
  • Jing Zhang
  • Hongseng Wang
  • Haohan Xie
  • Jianing Guan
  • Siqiao Chen
  • Zihao Zhao
Visiting Scholars:
  1. Dr. Qais H. Alsafasfeh (2015-2016, Dr. Alsafasfeh is currently an Associate Professor and Director of Energy and Oil Shale Research Center, Electrical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Tafila Technical University, Jordan)
  2. Dr. Hansang Lim (2015-2016, Dr. Lim is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics Convergence Engineering, Kwangwoon University, Korea)
Research Engineers and Postdoctoral Researchers:
  1. Dr. Abdollah Kavousi-Fard, (Advsior, 2016-2017)
  2. Mr. Shengyao Xu, (Advisior, 2016)
  3. Dr. Wei Zhang (Advisor, 2015-2016, Dr. Zhang is now a software engineer at DENSO International America, Inc.)
  4. Dr. Zheng (Steve) Chen (Co-advisor, 2014 summer, Dr. Chen is now a full professor at Kunming University of Science and Technology, China)