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Automotive Systems


To perform research and development in advanced automotive systems and technology. Emphasis on fuel efficiency and emissions minimization. Supporting both undergraduate and graduate activities in automotive engineering.


  • Alternative fuels
    • cold starting of alcohol fueled engines
    • natural gas fueled vehicles
    • bio-diesel fueled engines
  • Emission controls and evaluation
  • Hybrid electric vehicles
    • design
    • vehicle controls
    • vehicle modeling and simulation
  • Dynamometer design and control
  • Vehicle dynamics and control
  • Human-powered vehicle systems
  • On road vehicle data acquisition and analysis