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Ardalan Vahidi

Ardalan Vahidi
Dr. Ardalan Vahidi
Associate Professor
Office: 208 Fluor Daniel Building
Phone: 864.656.4718
Fax: 864.656.4435
Email: avahidi

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Ardalan Vahidi joined the Department in 2005 after the completion of his Ph.D. at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Sharif University in 1996 and 1998 respectively and the M.S. degree in Transportation Safety from the George Washington University in 2001. 

Education 

PhD University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2005
MSc George Washington University, Washington, 2001
MSc Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, 1998
BSc Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, 1996 

Research Interests 

Energy Technology: Hybrid Electrics, Fuel Cells, Distributed Energy Systems, Vehicle Technology: Advanced Powertrain Control, Improved Mobility through Telematics, and Automatic Control: Optimization-Based Control, Adaptive Control. 

Selected Publications

McIntyre, Michael, Ghotikar, Tejas, Vahidi, Ardalan, Song, Xubin, and Dawson, Darren, "A Two-Stage Lyapunov-Based Estimator for Estimation of Vehicle Mass and Road Grade" to appear in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. 

Schmittinger, Wolfgang, and Vahidi, Ardalan "A Review of the Main Parameters Influencing Long-Term Performance and Durability of PEM Fuel Cells" Journal of Power Sources, 180, 1-14, 2008. 

Zhang, Chen, Vahidi, Ardalan, Li, Xiaopeng, and Essenmacher, Dean, "Role of Trip Information Preview in Fuel Economy of Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles" to appear in Proceedings of ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Hollywood, CA, 2009.  

Asadi, Behrang and Vahidi, Ardalan, "Predictive Use of Traffic Signal State for Fuel Saving", to appear in Proceedings of 12th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems, Redondo Beach, CA, 2009.  

Zhang, Chen, Vahidi, Ardalan, Pisu, Pierluigi, Li, Xiaopeng, and Tennant, Keith, "Utilizing Road Grade Preview For Increased Fuel Economy of Hybrid Vehicles", to appear in Proceedings of 12th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems, Redondo Beach, CA, 2009.  

Borhan, H. Ali, Vahidi, Ardalan, Phillips, Tony, Kuang, Ming, and Kolmanovsky, Ilya,"Predictive Energy Management of a Power-Split Hybrid Electric Vehicle" Proceedings of American Control Conference, St. Louis, MO, 2009.  

Greenwell, Wesley, and Vahidi, Ardalan, "Experiments in Predictive Coordination of a Fuel Cell/Ultracapacitor Hybrid" Proceedings of ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, 2008.  

Rotenberg, Dean, Vahidi, Ardalan, and Kolmanovsky, Ilya, "Ultracapacitor Assisted Powertrains: Modeling, Control, Sizing, and The Impact on Fuel Economy" Proceeding of the American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, pp. 981-987, 2008.

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