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Qilun Zhu

qilun-zhu-large.jpgResearch Assistant Professor
(864) 283-7239
4 Research Drive
Greenville, SC 29607

Dr. Qilun Zhu (pronounced Chilun Ju) is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Automotive Engineering at Clemson University. His research focuses on propulsion system control for future mobility. Some of these topics are energy management for hybrid powertrains, high-speed optimal control for electric motors and new concept heat engines, and battery management systems. Qilun also explores control algorithms for interdisciplinary applications between powertrain and other mobility features, including motion/trajectory planning and active safety. Most of his research outcomes were successfully demonstrated on prototypes developed by industry partners and the Deep Orange projects.

Dr. Zhu received his B.S. degree from Jilin University in 2010, M.Eng. degree from Cornell University in 2011, and Ph.D. degree from Clemson University in 2015. He is a member of the Automotive and Transportation Systems Technical Committee and Automotive Controls Technical Committee. He serves as an associate editor for the IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications and Proceedings of the IMechE, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering. Dr. Zhu won the 2019 SAE Young Professional Technical Paper Competition and the Best Paper award at the 2014 American Control Conference.