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Bharatkumar Hegde

  • 930 Kinnear Rd
    Columbus, OH 43212


Research Interests

Bharat's research focuses on optimal control of hybrid electric vehicles applied to sensor based look ahead control of vehicles affected by traffic conditions, driver behavior and other environmental factors. Development of accurate simulators, formulation of control algorithms using techniques from optimal control, evaluation of effect of control on fuel economy are all part of his research.

Formerly worked on EcoCAR2 project supporting controls development, prototyping and HIL testing.


Dr. Giorgio Rizzoni.

Dr. Shawn Midlam-Mohler.


  • A.V. Rajendran, B. Hegde, Q. Ahmed and G. Rizzoni, "Design and Development of Traffic-In-Loop Powertrain Simulation" accepted for IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications 2017, Kohala Coast, Hawai’i.
  • B. Hegde, S. Midlam-Mohler, and P. J. Tulpule, “Thermal Model of Fuse Dynamics for Simulation Under Intermittent DC Faults,” presented at the ASME. Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Columbus, Ohio, 2015, vol. 2, p. V002T34A008.
  • K. Bovee, A. Hyde, M. Yatsko, M. Yard, M. Organiscak, B. Hegde, J. Ward, A. Garcia, S. Midlam-Mohler, G. Rizzoni., “Plant Modeling and Software Verification for a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle in the EcoCAR 2 Competition,” SAE Technical Paper, 2015.

Previous Education 

The Ohio State University, M.S. - Mechanical Engineering - 2014.

SRM University, B.Tech - Mechatronics Engineering - 2011.


Dharwad, Karnataka, India.

Hobbies/Personal Interests


Food - Cooking, baking and brewing.

Travel, camping, hiking and exploring national forests.