- Advanced Powertrain Systems
- Automotive Systems Integration
- Human Factors/HMI
- Manufacturing and Materials
- Vehicle Performance
- Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-Infrastructure Integration
- Vehicular Electronics
There are several strategic research areas within advanced powertrains: optimization of hybrid powertrain layout and operating strategy, advanced internal combustion engine concepts, emissions aftertreatment modeling and control, battery pack control and diagnostics, electric powertrains, model-based control, and improving energy efficiency using vehicle connectivity.
Students who chose to specialize in this area will study at a number of topics related to reducing the environmental impact and cost of ground vehicle powertrains. Courses offered in this area include a mix of fundamental principles, modeling and simulation, control system development, powertrain calibration, sub-system and component design, and extensive laboratory experiences.