Mobility Systems Lab Team

Founding Director

Junmin Wang, Ph.D.
SAE Fellow | ASME Fellow
Lee Norris & Linda Steen Norris Endowed Professor

Junmin Wang is the Lee Norris & Linda Steen Norris Endowed Professor in Mechanical Engineering at University of Texas at Austin.  In 2008, he started his academic career at Ohio State University, where he founded the Vehicle Systems and Control Laboratory, was early promoted to Associate Professor in September 2013 and then very early promoted to Full Professor in June 2016.  In 2018, he left Ohio State University and joined University of Texas at Austin as the Accenture Endowed Professor in Mechanical Engineering.  Prof. Wang has a wide range of research interests covering control, modeling, estimation, optimization, and diagnosis of dynamical systems, especially for automotive, vehicle, transportation, smart and sustainable mobility applications.  Prof. Wang’s research contributions include the development of control and estimation methods that advance efficiency, driving safety, and emission performance of conventional, electrified, connected and autonomous/automated vehicles. He has five years of full-time industrial research experience (2003-2008) at Southwest Research Institute (San Antonio, Texas) where he was a Senior Research Engineer and led research projects sponsored by more than 50 industrial companies and governmental agencies worldwide. Prof. Wang’s research programs at UT Austin and Ohio State University have been funded by federal agencies and industrial companies such as National Science Foundation (NSF), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of Energy (DOE), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Texas Department of Transportation, GM, Ford, Honda, Tenneco, Eaton, Ftech, Denso, and others.

Dr. Wang is the author or co-author of more than 350 peer-reviewed publications (6 of which received best paper awards from IEEE, ASME, and SAE) including 180 journal articles and 13 U.S. and European patents. Prof. Wang is a recipient of the 2019 IEEE Best Vehicular Electronics Paper Award, 2018 IEEE Andrew P. Sage Best Transactions Paper Award, 2017 IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award, 2018 Ohio State University Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award, 2015 Ohio State University Harrison Faculty Award for Excellence in Engineering Education, 2012 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, 2012 Ohio State University Lumley Research Award, 2011 SAE International Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award, and 2009 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program (ONR-YIP) Award. Prof. Wang is an IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Lecturer (2015), SAE Fellow (2015), and ASME Fellow (2016).

Dr. Wang serves as a Senior Editor, Editor, Technical Editor, or Associate Editor for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, IFAC Control Engineering Practice, IFAC Mechatronics, ASME Transactions Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Journal of the Franklin Institute, and SAE International Journal of Engines. He has served as Chair of the ASME Automotive and Transportation Systems Technical Committee, Chair of the SAE International Control and Calibration Committee, member (Liaison for IEEE Control Systems Society) of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Steering Committee, and Vice Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems.

Prof. Wang has a multi-disciplinary education background in mechanical, electrical, and automotive engineering. He received the B.E. degree (with honors) in Automotive Engineering and his first M.S. degree in Power Machinery and Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing China in 1997 and 2000, respectively; his second and third M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2003, and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin in 2007.

Graduate Students

Jingqiang Zha
-M.S., University of Texas at Austin
-B.S., Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Zejiang Wang
-M.S., University of Paris-Saclay
-B.S., Southeast University
Hyunho Jung
-M.S., University of Texas at Austin
-B.S., Republic of Korea Air Force Academy
Hyunjin Ahn
-B.S., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Xingyu Zhou
-M.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
-B.S., Purdue University
Heran Shen
-M.S., Columbia University
-B.S., Beihang University
CeCe Kyler
-B.S., University of Texas at San Antonio
Yujing Zhou
-B.S., Bucknell University
Perry Scott
-B.S., University of Texas at Austin
Dylan Stephens
-B.S., Louisiana State University
Matthew Crocker
-M.S., Missouri University of Science and Technology
-B.S., United States Military Academy

B.S. Students

-Trent Walker

Lab Alumni (36: 17 Ph.D., 11 M.S., and 6 B.S. graduates, 2 post-doc researchers)

Ph.D. Graduates

  1. Dr. Siyang Song, Ph.D. Summer 2020, Senior R&D Engineer at Halliburton Inc.
  2. Prof. Yao Ma, Ph.D. Spring 2019, Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University.
  3. Prof. Yimin Chen, Ph.D. Spring 2019, Associate Professor at Northwestern Polytechnical University.
  4. Dr. SeHwan Kim, Ph.D. Spring 2019, Senior Research Engineer at Magna Inc.
  5. Dr. Zitian Yu, Ph.D. Summer 2018, R&D Engineer at Aptiv.
  6. Dr. Guoguang Zhang, Ph.D. Summer 2017, Algorithm Engineer at Delphi Automotive.
  7. Dr. Scott Schnelle, Ph.D. Autumn 2016, Federal Engineer at National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA.
  8. Prof. Xiangrui Zeng, Ph.D. Summer 2016, Ford Motor Company and then Assistant Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
  9. Prof. Umar Ibrahim, Ph.D. Autumn 2015, Assistant Professor at University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar.
  10. Dr. Junfeng Zhao, Ph.D. Spring 2015, Cummins Inc. and then Researcher at GM Global Research Center.
  11. Prof. Pingen Chen, Ph.D. Autumn 2014, Cummins Inc. and then Assistant Professor at Tennessee Technological University.
  12. Dr. Xiaoyu Huang, Ph.D. Summer 2014, Senior Researcher at GM Global Research Center.
  13. Prof. Rongrong Wang, Ph.D. Spring 2013, Associate Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
  14. Prof. Yan Chen, Ph.D. Spring 2013, Cummins Inc. and then Assistant Professor at Arizona State University.
  15. Prof. Fengjun Yan, Ph.D. Spring 2012, Associate Professor at McMaster University.
  16. Dr. Kerem Bayar, (co-advisor), Ph.D. Spring 2011, Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company.
  17. Dr. Ming-Feng Hsieh, Ph.D. Summer 2010, Technical Advisor at Cummins Inc.

M.S. Graduates

  1. Mr. Adrian Cosio, M.S. Spring 2021, joined Sandia National Laboratories after graduation.
  2. Mr. Juan Sebastian Rincon, M.S. Summer 2020, joined Tamosi after graduation.
  3. Mr. Vibhav Gaur, M.S. Spring 2020, joined MathWorks Inc. after graduation.
  4. Mr. Zihao Zhu, M.S. Spring 2016, joined GKN Driveline Inc. after graduation.
  5. Mr. Qi Liu, M.S. Spring 2016, joined Dura Automotive Systems Inc. after graduation.
  6. Mr. Yuhao Shui, M.S. Summer 2015, joined Delphi after graduation
  7. Mr. Christopher Wiet, M.S. Spring 2014, joined ERICO Co. after graduation
  8. Mr. Adit Joshi, M.S. Spring 2014, joined General Motors after graduation
  9. Mr. Michael Gallagher, M.S. Spring 2014, joined Seakeeper, Inc. after graduation
  10. Mr. Madhu Soodhanan Govindarajan, M.S. Summer 2013, joined MathWorks, Inc. after graduation
  11. Mr. Benjamin Haber, M.S. Spring 2010, joined Rolls-Royce Co. after graduation

Post-doc Researchers

  1. Prof. Chuan Hu, Post-doc Researcher, 2018 – 2020, Assistant Professor at University of Alaska Fairbanks.
  2. Prof. Hui Zhang, Post-doc Researcher, 2012 – 2015, Professor at Beihang University.

B.S. Graduates

  1. Mr. Brent Milligan, B.S. Spring 2020, joined U.S. Naval Reactors after graduation.
  2. Mr. Daniel Estadt, B.S. Honor’s, joined General Motors as an Engineer after graduation, Spring 2016.
  3. Mr. Cong Ding, B.S., joined University of California at Berkeley as a graduate student after graduation, Spring 2016.
  4. Mr. Allen Sun, B.S. Spring 2013, joined Ohio State University as graduate student after graduation
  5. Ms. Jillian Rushnock, B.S. Autumn 2012.
  6. Mr. Zili Chen, B.S. Spring 2011, joined Stanford University as a graduate student after graduation

Recent Posts

  1. Zejiang received George J. Heuer, Jr. Ph.D. Endowed Graduate Fellowship Leave a reply
  2. The Inaugural Modeling, Estimation and Control Conference (MECC) will be Held Online and at UT-Austin Oct. 24-27, 2021 Leave a reply
  3. Zejiang’s work received 2020 Automotive Systems Best Paper Award from ASME Leave a reply
  4. Siyang finished his Ph.D. program and joins Halliburton as Senior R&D Engineer Leave a reply