DOE GATE Center for Electric Drive Transportation
The Center for Electric Drive Transportation (CEDT) at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is established in 2011 with a grant from the U. S. Department of Energy's Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) Program.
The GATE Program was first established in 1998 with 5 centers. This year (2011), it marks the third generation of 7 GATE Centers:
- University of Michigan - Dearborn
- Purdue University
- The Ohio State University
- Pennsylvania State University
- Clemson University
- The University of Colorado & Colorado Springs
- University of Alabama
DOE's GATE initiative will award $6.4 million over the course of 5 years to support those 7 Centers of Excellence at American colleges, universities, and university-affiliated research institutions. The awardees will focus on 3 critical automotive technology areas: hybrid propulsion, energy storage, and lightweight materials. By funding curriculum development and expansion as well as laboratory work, GATE allows higher education institutions to develop multidisciplinary training. As a result, GATE promotes the development of a skilled workforce of engineering professionals who will overcome technical barriers and help commercialize the next generation of advanced automotive technologies.
As one of the seven university research centers that were awarded the prestigious grants, CEDT is dedicated to achieving the synergy among technological development, research and graduate education in automotive engineering, with a focus on the following thrust areas that are crucial for the development of electric drive transportation:
• Power electronics and electric machines
• Hybrid powertrain control and power management
• Battery management and control
• Thermal management of Electric Drive Vehicles (EDV)
• Vehicle to Grid (V2G), charging infrastructure, grid impact of EDV
• Reliability, diagnostics, and prognostics of EDV
• Noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) of EDV
News and Events
April 18, 2013 - 2-Day Training Course: Optimal Design and Simulation of Electric Machines and Drives
April 18, 2013 - Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting, Dearborn, MI
The 2-Day Optimal Design and Simulation of Electric Machines and Drives Training Course is taught by leading international experts jointly organized and sponsored by the University of Michigan - Dearborn (GATE Center for Electric Drive Transportation, ANSYS, Inc. and Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA). The course will equip attendees with the theory and advanced simulation techniques required to effectively design electric machines and associated control systems. The emphasis will be on timely topics related to electric machine design optimization and its integration with controls and power electronics.
October 03, 2012 - Dr. Mi, Dr. Murphey, Dr. Xi and Dr. Jung received Funded Projects
Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting will be held on Thursday April 18, 2013 2:00 p.m. at the Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems (IAVS) building Room 2004, University of Michigan - Dearborn, MI 48128
For more information about the previous meetings, click the website link below:
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October 03, 2012 - Dr. Taehyung Kim received the IEEE IAS Prize Paper Award
Dr. Chris Mi, $134,988 from Ford Motor Company for his project
"Ford-UM innovation Alliance - Electrical Safety Study of Lithium Ion
Dr. Yi Lu Murphey, $62,500 from TRW, Inc. for her project
"Driver-Centered Intelligent Vehicle Systems Year 2."
Dr. Zhimin Xi, $50,000 from DENSO North America for his project
"Reliability Analysis of the Lithium-ion Battery Pack for thermal
Runaway Considering Insufficient Experimental Data."
Dr. Dohoy Jung, $40,000 from Ford Motor Company for his project
"Control Oriented Diesel Engine Model for Developing Dual Loop EGR
September 16, 2012 - Prof. Chris Mi is invited to give lectures in IEEE ECCE 2012
Dr. Taehyung Kim received the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS)
Prize Paper Award. Journal Paper: Taehyung Kim, Oleg Vodyakho, and
Jefferson Yang, "Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Scooter - Development of
The ceremony was held at the IEEE IAS annual conference in October 2012.
May 25, 2012 - Dr. Chris Mi is promoted to the rank of Professor
Prof. Chris Mi is invited to give lectures in Professional Education Seminars held at the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) 2012 in Raleigh, North Carolina, September 15-20, 2012.
Topic: Battery Management Systems for Electric Vehicle Applications
For more information, please visit:IEEE Energy Conversion Conference & Exposition
March 14, 2012 - A Free 3-Day Training Course on EV, HEV, and PHEV is offered by GATE CEDT
February 6,2012 - Prof. Chris Mi is Invited to Give Lectures in APEC IEEE
The GATE Center for Electric Drive Transportation at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is pleased to offer a low-cost, three-day training seminar for the GATE partner companies. Participants that complete all three days of training will be awarded 2.4 CEUs (continuing education units) upon request.
Topic: Electric, Hybrid, and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles -- Principles and Applications with Practical Perspectives
Dates: March 14-16, 2012
From Top to Bottom, Left to Right: In Professional Education Center (PEC) Prof. Chris Mi was giving lectures about Fundamentals of EV, HEV, and PHEV; Photo of technical seminar registration form online; A continental breakfast and lunch was provided each day of the 3-day seminar
Course descripting link: http://www.engin.umd.umich.edu/EPD/data/userfiles/tech_seminars/docs/Electric_Drive_Info.pdf
February 5, 2012 - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at UMD Invites Applications for a Tenure-track Faculty Position
Prof. Chris Mi is invited to give lectures in Professional Education Seminars held by the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) on Monday February 6, 2012.
Topic: S.15 Control and Management of Energy Storage Systems in Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles
For more information, please visit: APEC IEEE Professional Education Seminars
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Michigan-Dearborn invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. Consideration is primarily at the Assistant Professor level but applicants with outstanding experience at the Associate Professor and Professor levels will also be considered. Research thrust areas of interest include power systems, smart grids, and sustainable energy. The successful candidate is expected to develop strongly funded research to enhance the power/energy program in the department.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and names and contact information of at least three references to Prof. Chris Mi, ECE Search Committee Chair, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, Michigan, 48128, or email to email@example.com. Application review process will begin on February 5, 2012, but the applications will be accepted until the position is filled.