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Zeng Awarded Prestigious Presidential Fellowship

From left to right: Lifeng Zhou and Xiangrui ZengXiangrui Zeng, graduate student working at the Center for Automotive Research from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, received a 2015 Presidential Fellowship awarded by The Ohio State University Graduate School. The Presidential Fellowship is the most prestigious award given by the Graduate School, recognizing outstanding scholarly accomplishments and potential of graduate students entering the final phase of their dissertation research or terminal degree project. 

Zeng’s research focuses on optimally-personalized vehicle powertrain-aftertreatment system control, specifically on driving behavior and styles in system control strategy optimization adaptive to human drivers. “Zeng has made significant contributions to this groundbreaking research topic,” said Associate Professor Junmin Wang, Zeng’s advisor. “He theoretically designed and validated several novel hybrid electric powertrain-aftertreatment system optimal control methods, instrumental for reducing the vehicle energy consumptions and emissions of conventional and hybrid electric vehicles during their real-world operations.”

Before joining The Ohio State University Zeng received a bachelors of engineering degree in vehicle engineering and a masters degree in power engineering and engineering thermophysics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. 

“It is a great honor to receive the Presidential Fellowship,” Zeng said. “I hope that my research, supported by the fellowship, can help to lower the energy consumption and tailpipe emissions for vehicles running in real-world scenarios in the future.”

A second recipient of the Presidential Fellowship in the department, Lifeng Zhou, was also recognized for his achievements. He is advised by Haijun Su and Carlos Castro. Read more about Zhou’s work in DNA origami here.

 “We are very pleased with this distinct recognition of Xiangrui and Lifeng for their research achievements,” said Ahmet Selamet, MAE Department Chair.

About the Presidential Fellowship

The Graduate School awards about 15 Presidential Fellowships each semester for outstanding academic achievement. The fellowship provides financial support so that each Presidential Fellow may devote one year of full-time study to the completion of his or her dissertation or degree project unimpeded by other duties.  Competitions are held autumn and spring semesters.

Content reposted with permission from Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.