Hyundai Engineer Joins CAR to Collaborate on Electric Vehicle Project
Dr. Chun Yong Kang, senior research engineer from Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) will be visiting the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) for one year to collaborate with CAR faculty on the project “Aging Characterization for Hyundai EV Battery Cells,” part of an on-going HMC Global R&D Expert Course. This educational program, held annually, is designed to proactively respond to the agilely changing technology environment and lead the future automotive industry. Those who complete the program have the chance to be promoted to Global R&D Master, Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow corresponding to a research result at each step.
“The automobile industry is facing a period of great upheaval,” said Kang. “The global automaker is inclined to concentrate all of its vehicle development capabilities on electric vehicles, and HMC has already successfully launched its electric car brand IONIQ, and plans to launch its premium brand Genesis EV as well. This project will be the core of not only the upgrade of my research ability, but also HMC's new business.”
Under the project, Professor Giorgio Rizzoni, Associate Professor Marcello Canova, Assistant Professor Jung-Hyun Kim and Lead Engineer Prashanth Ramesh will collaborate with Kang to perform modeling and experimental characterization of EV battery cells. Other CAR members include Kaveh Khodadadi Sadabadi, PhD, Faissal El Idrissi, Gianluca Manduca, Michael Lee and Victor Reveron.
“Dr. Kang’s joining CAR and performing collaboration on the project will offer a true momentum of industry-academia partnership,” said Kim. “This will improve Ohio State’s engineering education and research output and leverage HMC and CAR expertise.”
“HMC has highly praised CAR for their consistently excellent research results through joint research related to Li-ion Battery durability and system control with global automakers,” said Kang. “HMC is expecting the collaboration with CAR to include excellent researcher and research infrastructure, resulting in successful completion of the project as well as future collaborations.”