Dr. Yan Chen received the B.S. and M.S. degrees (with honors) in Control Science and Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China in 2004 and 2006, respectively. He received his second M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University, Houston in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University, Columbus in 2013.
Dr. Chen joined Arizona State University as an Assistant Professor and founded Dynamic Systems and Control Laboratory (DSCL) in August 2016, after three years of full-time automotive industrial research experience. Dr. Chen’s research interests include design, modeling, estimation, control, optimization, and safety of dynamic systems, specifically for connected and automated ground vehicle, (hybrid) electric vehicle, internal combustion engine, aftertreatment, energy, and mechatronic systems. Dr. Chen’s research projects have been funded by federal agencies and industrial companies, such as National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), General Motors (GM), Intel, SRP, and others. He is the author or co-author of more than 65 peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Chen serves as an Associate Editor for the journal of IFAC Mechatronics, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE CSS Conference Editorial Board, and ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC). He currently serves as the vice chair of ASME Automotive and Transportation Systems Technical Committee. He is a recipient of 2020 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award and 2019 DSCC Automotive and Transportation Systems Best Paper Award.