Wang Elected to SAE Fellow Status

Posted: October 29, 2015

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering’s Associate Professor Junmin Wang has been elected to the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Fellow grade of membership, the highest grade of membership recognizing long-term members who have made a significant impact on society’s mobility technology through research, innovation and/or creative leadership.

SAE Fellow election recognizes Wang’s pioneering and fundamental research in new control methods that allow substantial advances in the performance of engines, exhaust gas aftertreatment systems and vehicle chassis systems for conventional and electrified vehicles. 

Wang received a BE degree in Automotive Engineering and his first MS degree in Power Machinery and Engineering from the Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 1997 and 2000, respectively.  He received his second and third MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in 2003, and a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007.

Wang was previously a senior research engineer at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas where he led research projects sponsored by more than 50 industrial companies and governmental agencies worldwide.  In September 2008, he joined The Ohio State University and founded the Vehicle Systems and Control Laboratory (VSCL), whose major research interests include control, modeling, estimation, optimization, and diagnosis of dynamical systems, specifically for automotive engine, powertrain, aftertreatment, hybrid, flexible fuel, renewable energy, (electric) ground vehicle, transportation, sustainable mobility, energy storage, and mechatronic systems. His research has been funded by federal agencies and industrial companies across the globe and he is the author/co-author of more than 225 peer-reviewed publications.

Wang serves as an editor/associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, IFAC Control Engineering Practice, ASME Transactions Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control and SAE International Journal of Engines. 

He is a recipient of The Ohio State University 2015 Harrison Faculty Award for Excellence in Engineering Education, a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award in 2012, the SAE International Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award in 2012 and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 2009, among many other honors and awards.

Established in 1975, the grade of Fellow is administered by the SAE Fellows Committee.  Election to Fellow is an exceptional professional distinction bestowed on approximately 20 recipients each year.  Wang will be honored at the annual SAE Fellows reception and dinner and the SAE 2016 Awards Ceremony in Detroit, Michigan in April 2016; part of the SAE 2016 World Congress and Exhibition.

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