Yaoyu Li

Professor - Mechanical Engineering
yxl115230@utdallas.edu
972-883-4698
ECN3210
Tags: Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Computer Engineering

Professional Preparation

PhD - Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University - 2004
MS - Agricultural Engineering
University of Saskatchewan - 1997
BS - Mechatronics
Tsinghua University - 1992

Research Areas

Honors and Awards
  • 2007 Honda Initiation Grant Award for “Trip Based Optimal Power Management for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles” (among the seven winners among 300+ proposals)
  • 2009-2010 Top Ten Research Expenditure, College of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • 2008-2009 Top Ten Research Expenditure, College of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 
  • Cummins Fellowship, Purdue University, Summer 2003
  • Donnan Fellowship, Purdue University, Summer 2002 
  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Saskatchwan, Saskatoon, Canada, Fall 1995 
  • Elite Scholarships, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1988-1990 
  • Third Prize, National High-School Olympic Chemistry Competition, Beijing, China, 1987

Publications

Li, X., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. Dynamic Modeling and Self-optimizing Operation of Chilled Water Systems Using Extremum Seeking Control, accepted byEnergy and Buildings. forthcoming - Publication
Yang, Z., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. “Individual Pitch Control for Wind Turbine Load Reduction Including Wake Interaction,” to appear in Wind Engineering. forthcoming - Publication
Ugle, R., Li, Y. and Dhingra, A. Equalization Integrated Online Monitoring of Health Map and Worthiness of Replacement for Battery Packof Electric Vehicles, Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 223, No. 1, February 2013, pp. 293-305. 2013 - Publication
Li, P., Seem, J.E. and Li, Y. Experimental Validation for dp/dt Assumption of Heat Exchangers in Vapor Compression Refrigeration Cycles, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 134, No. 11, 114502 (6pages), November 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4006157 2012 - Publication
Lei, P., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. MPPT and Integrated Diagnostics for Multi-String PV System with Multi-Input ESC, accepted by 2012 ASME DSCC, Washington, DC. 2012 - Publication
Lei, Y. and Li, Y. Development and Control of Broken-Strap Monitoring System for Newspaper Flexi-Roll Machines, International Journal of Automation and Control, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 81-103, 2012 2012 - Publication
Yang, Z., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. Individual Pitch Control for Wind Turbine Load Reduction with Wake Meandering Modelling, to be presented at the50th AIAA Aerospace Science Meeting, January 9-12, 2012, Nashville, TN 2012 - Publication
Lei, Y. and Li, Y. Development and Control of Broken-Strap Monitoring System for Newspaper Flexi-Roll Machines, International Journal of Automation and Control, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 81-103, 2012 2012 - Publication
Wu, X. and Li, Y. Self-Learning Based Centrifugal Compressor Surge Mapping with Computationally Efficient Adaptive Asymmetric Support Vector Machine, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 134, No. 5, 051008 (10 pages), September 2012 2012 - Publication
Li, P., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. Consistent Initialization of System of Differential-Algebraic Equations for Dynamic Simulation of Centrifugal Chillers, Journal of Building Performance Simulation., Vol. 5, No. 2, March 2012, 115-139 2012 - Publication

Appointments

Associate Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2011–Present]
Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin [2010–2011]
Consultant
Eaton Corporation Innovation Center [2009–2018]
Consultant
Johnson Controls, Inc. [2006–Present]
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin [2004–2010]
Graduate Instructor
Purdue University [2003–2018]
Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant
Purdue University [1998–2004]
Graduate Research Assistant
Purdue University [1996–1998]
Graduate Research Assistant
University of Saskatchewan [1994–1996]
Assistant Research Engineer
Committee of Science and Technology of Inner Mongolia [1992–1994]

Additional Information

Professional Affiliations
  • Members of ASME, IEEE, SAE, ASHRAE and AIAA.
Academic Service
  • Member of Undergraduate Program Curriculum Committee, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas 
  • Chair, Graduate Program Committee, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (2009 ~ 2010) 
  • Publication Chair, 2010 IEEE/ASME Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM’10) 
  • Editorial Board for 2008 ASME 1st Dynamic System and Controls Conference Proceedings. 
  • Co-Chair of Industrial Process Control Panel in ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division, 2005~2007. 
  • Journal Reviewer: ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control; IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics; Control Engineering Practice; IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology; IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology; Journal of Process Control; Automatica; Transportation Research Board (TRB) Journal; Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing; IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics;

News Articles

Sustainable Energy Expert to Join UT Dallas
The newest mechanical engineering professor at UT Dallas is an expert in monitoring and control systems that boost the energy efficiency of buildings and vehicles and maximize the energy captured from wind and sunlight.

“My primary research interest is in energy efficiency and renewable energy systems, with an emphasis on dynamic modeling, control, optimization and condition monitoring,” said Dr. Yaoyu Li. “I believe these technologies can have a great impact on the efficiency and reliability of conventional, renewable and alternative energy systems.”