Three world-class faculty lined up for the MAE Mobility and Sustainable Transportation Seminar Series

Posted: August 25, 2022
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The Center for Automotive Research will be hosting the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Advances in Automotive Controls (AAC) Symposium, at the Blackwell hotel on August 28-31. During this 3-day conference, 170 researchers from Industry and Academia, representing 14 countries, will present contribute to future research and development in the field of Smart and Sustainable Mobility through active exchanges. As a result, there will be three world-class faculty lined up for the MAE Mobility and Sustainable Transportation Seminar Series during the period of August 26 to Sept. 6.

Mauro Salazar, Assistant Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands, Carlos Guardiola, Professor at the Universitat Politècnica de València in Spain, and Ouafae El-Ganaui-Mourlan, Professor and Co-holder of the Chair "Electric, Connected and Autonomous Vehicle for Smart Mobility" at the IFP School in France, are world-renowned faculty in the automotive industry that will be speaking on campus for this unique line-up of seminars.

Ouafae El-Ganaui-Mourlan
Ouafae El-Ganaui-Mourlan

“Hosting the conference in Columbus and at OSU, allowed us to extend the invitation to several high-profile researchers to give a seminar that will be open to all our students and not just the conference attendees,” Stephanie Stockar, the MAE Automotive Seminar Chair and organizer of these events, said. “This is a unique opportunity for our students to broaden their knowledge horizons beyond courses and own research.”

Ouafae El-Ganaui-Mourlan’s research focuses on electric, connected and autonomous vehicles and her seminar titled “Research and Education Trends on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles at IFP School/IFPEN” will be given on August 26 at 12 p.m at the Center for Automotive Research.

Ouafae El Ganaoui-Mourlan joined IFP School in 2011. She supervises the Powertrain Engineering program since 2012. In 2019, she was named co-holder of the Chair "Electric, connected and autonomous vehicle for smart mobility". An engineer from the École Centrale de Marseille, Ouafae has a PhD in Fluid Mechanics from the University of Aix Marseille II. Ouafae has published a dozen scientific papers in the field of nuclear energy, scientific calculations and fluid mechanics.

Mauro Salazar
Mauro Salazar

Mauro Salazar’s research focuses on optimization models and methods for cyber-socio-technical systems and control, with applications on sustainable and human-centered mobility, pandemics, and material design and his seminar titled “Optimization for Sustainable Mobility Systems: From Electric Racing to Human-centered Urban Mobility” will be given on Sept. 2 at 12 p.m. at the Center for Automotive Research.

Mauro Salazar is an Assistant Professor in the Control Systems Technology section at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands, with a co-affiliation at Eindhoven AI Systems Institute (EAISI). He received the PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zürich in collaboration with the Ferrari Formula 1 team in 2019, and then moved to Stanford University for his Postdoc until 2020.

He was awarded the ETH Medal for his MSc and PhD theses, and his papers were recognized with the Best Student Paper award at the 2018 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference and at the 2022 European Control Conference. In 2022, he was nominated for TU/e’s Young Researcher Award.

Carlos Guardiola’s research focuses on air pollution control and energy management systems and his seminar yet to be titled will be given on Sept. 6 at 12 p.m. at the Center for Automotive Research.

Carlos Guardiola
Carlos Guardiola

According to IEEE Xplore , Carlos Guardiola received the M.S. degree in mechanical engineering and the Ph.D. degree from the Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain, in 2000 and 2005, respectively. He has coauthored of more than 100 scientific works, including books, patents and journal and conference papers. Dr. Guardiola was the Co-Editor of “Automotive Model Predictive Control: Model, Methods and Applications,” and is the member of SAE, of the Technical Committee on Automotive Control of the International Federation of Automatic Control, and of the Editorial Board of the Proceeding of the Institution of Mechanical Engineering, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering. In 2014, he was the recipient of the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award by SAE International. He honored with the First National Award by the Spanish Education Ministry.

“The MAE Department and CAR are delighted to welcome Ouafae, Carlos and Mauro to visit our facilities and spend a day with us,” Marcello Canova, the Assistant Chair for Graduate Programs in MAE, said. “The speakers will spend time at CAR and meet with our students and researchers. This is a unique opportunity for all of our students in the department to interact with three renowned faculty who are thought leaders in their fields.  We look forward to a strong participation at the seminars.”