Zoran S. Filipi
Zoran S. Filipi is a Research Professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan and a Faculty Fellow of the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute. His main research interests are advanced IC engine combustion concepts and alternative powertrains. Regarding the combustion work, Professor Filipi pursues research of advanced internal combustion engines, including the Homogenous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) concept, and alternative fuels. In the modeling and simulation arena, he emphasizes integration of physics-based models into predictive simulation tools and development of methodologies for optimizing high degree-of-freedom powertrains. Professor Filipi and his students pursue in-depth analysis of heat transfer in the HCCI engine, and the impact of thermal stratification and combustion chamber deposits on HCCI combustion. Novel techniques for cycle-by-cycle diagnostics during diesel engine transients and mechanisms responsible for transient emissions of pollutants are very much in focus too. Professor Filipi’s interest in impact of transportation on energy supply and climate change motivated significant on-going efforts on simulation and analysis of hybrid propulsion systems. The particular emphasis has been on architecture, design, and control of electric and hydraulic hybrid powertrains for heavy vehicles, and more recently on ultra-efficient concepts for a hybrid city car and plug-in hybrids. Pioneering approach to engine-in-the-loop integration addresses propulsion system optimization for multiple objectives, including emissions, utilizing a combination of advanced experimental techniques and real-time simulation tools. Professor Filipi published over 100 papers in international journals and refereed conference proceedings. He is currently the Chair of the SAE Advanced Power Sources Committee, the Deputy Director of the Automotive Research Center at the University of Michigan, and the Member of the Michigan Renewable Fuels Commission.
Biography Updated on 1 December 2010