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An Interdisciplinary Program for Education in Hybrid and Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

Start Date

June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Multidisciplinary Engineering Potpourri

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Multidisciplinary Engineering

Page Count

15

Page Numbers

25.173.1 - 25.173.15

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https://peer.asee.org/20933

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Wayne Weaver Michigan Technological University

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Wayne Weaver received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from GMI Engineering & Management Institute in 1997, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He was a Research and Design Engineer at Caterpillar, Inc., Peoria, Ill., from 1997 to 2003. From 2006-2008, he also worked as a researcher at the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC), Construction Engineering Research Lab (CERL), in Champaign, Ill., on distributed and renewable energy technology research. Weaver is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Illinois. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Michigan Technological University.

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Jeremy John Worm P.E. Michigan Technological University

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Jeremy John Worm is the Director of the Mobile Sustainable Transportation Laboratory at Michigan Tech and a Research Engineer in the Advanced Power Systems Research Center. Worm teaches several courses pertaining to hybrid vehicles, and IC engines. In addition to teaching, his research interests include internal combustion engines, alternative fuels, and vehicle hybridization. Prior to coming to Michigan Tech, Worm was a Lead Engine Development Engineer at General Motors, working on high efficiency engines in hybrid electric vehicle applications.

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Jeffrey D. Naber Michigan Technological University

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Leonard J. Bohmann Michigan Technological University

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Leonard J. Bohmann received his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Dayton in 1983, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1986 and 1989, respectively. After graduating, he accepted a faculty position at Michigan Tech in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Bohmann was appointed Interim Chair of the department for the 2007-08 academic year, and in 2007, he was also appointed to his present position: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs within the College of Engineering.He is an ASEE member, and participates in the Electrical and Computer Engineering, Energy Conversion and Conservation, Computers in Education, and Educational Research and Methods divisions. He is the Past Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Division.

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John E. Beard Michigan Technological University

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Carl L. Anderson Michigan Technological University

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Carl L. Anderson is a professor in the Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Department and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs in the College of Engineering at Michigan Technological University. He is the Principal Investigator for the Department of Energy project: An Interdisciplinary Program for Education and Outreach in Transportation Electrification. He serves on the governing board of the Michigan Academy for Green Mobility Alliance (MAGMA) that works with the state of Michigan to promote hybrid electric vehicle engineering education.

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Bo Chen Michigan Technological University

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Bo Chen received the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Davis, in 2005. She conducts interdisciplinary researches in the areas of agent-based intelligent systems, pattern recognition, engine and hybrid vehicle powertrain control, and real-time monitoring systems. Chen has authored or co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. She received the Best Paper Award at 2008 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications. Chen has been an active member of the ASME and IEEE. She is the Vice Chair of the ASME Technical Committee on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA) and the Program Chair of the 2012 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications.

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Jason M. Keith Mississippi State University

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Jason Keith is a professor and Director of the Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering at Mississippi State University. He is also the holder of the Earnest W. Deavenport, Jr., Chair. Prior to joining Mississippi State, he was employed at Michigan Technological University. Keith's research and teaching interests are in the energy and emissions areas. Keith was the 2008 recipient of the Raymond W. Fahien Award from the Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE for educational scholarship and teaching effectiveness.

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Abstract

An Interdisciplinary Program for Education in Hybrid & Electric Drive Vehicle EngineeringThe automotive industry is in a transformation towards powertrain electrification, requiringautomotive engineers to develop and integrate technologies from multiple disciplines. We havedeveloped a new program in interdisciplinary master of engineering degree and graduate andundergraduate certificates in Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering. The vehicle levelaspects of the program include vehicle requirements, integration of propulsion technologies,safety, diagnostics, control and calibration. We and our industrial partners see these as criticallimiting factors in the development and production of advanced electric transportation systems.Additionally, the effort leverages the existing distance learning program in electric power. Theresult is an interdisciplinary program that meets the needs of the transportation and powerindustries and provides students with a unique skill set to accelerate the advancement anddevelopment of electric drive vehicles.The education program delivers courses to on campus and distance learning students for theAdvanced Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering Certificates. Students are able to continue on fortheir masters or PhD degrees in their respective departments or select an interdisciplinarymaster’s of engineering degree which is focused on preparing students to work in and educatingthose already in industry. The undergraduate and graduate certificates, each requiring 15 credits,contain two interdisciplinary courses (1) Introduction to and (2) Advanced Propulsion Systemsfor Electric Drive Vehicles (EDV). Most of the coursework is in existing classes that havemodified sections to directly address EDV issues. This program leverages and links theautomotive systems, engines, and controls expertise in the Mechanical Engineering Departmentwith the electric power, electric machines and power electronics expertise in the ElectricalEngineering Department.Our distance learning students come from both the transportation and electric power industries.We seek guidance from these industries to ensure that the program meets the needs of their workforce with the course contents reviewed by topical industry experts. This education program willprovide a supply of engineers to a significant and sustainable US job base.

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