Xiaoling Chen is a Research Associate Engineer at the Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State in 2021, specializing in the optimal control of combustion systems to suppress flame instabilities in gas turbine combustors. At Ohio State, Xiaoling’s main research interests focus on energy system modeling and control. He is actively involved in research activities oriented at developing improved models for new materials behavior in cell’s anodes, designing optimal control schemes for home energy management and traffic systems, improving battery aging models for better description of the capacity fade in calendar and cycling operations. In addition to conducting research, Xiaoling also assists in advising graduate students and contributes as a teaching assistant for continuing education courses.


Thermal and electrochemical system modeling, model identification, optimal control