Yuhang Yang

Ph.D. Student

Yuhang Yang received his B.S degree in vehicle engineering from Xi`an Jiaotong University (XJTU), Xi`an, Shaanxi, China, in 2018. During his undergraduate study, he focused on vehicle design and worked as team leader of XJTU Formula-SAE race car team. He joined McMaster Automotive Resource Center in September 2018 as a master student and started pursuing Ph.D. degree of mechanical engineering in September 2019 under supervision of Dr.Emadi. His current research area includes power electronics, mechanical design, battery system, electric vehicle and hybrid electric vehicle system.

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passion in vehicle and engineering from a very young age. He built up a solid background of math and physics in high school and was accepted to Mechanical Engineering department of Xi`an Jiaotong University, Xi`an, Shaanxi, China, in 2014, which is one of the top universities in China especially in the field of STEM. Besides obtaining good grades, he participated a lot of engineering programs in his undergraduate years. He fulfilled three National Undergraduate Innovation Training Fund Programs on vehicle design, transmission system, regenerative braking control. His major experience in his university is working in XJTU Formula-SAE race car team. As team leader and technical director, he had a valuable opportunity to design and manufacture formula race cars with his outstanding team members. A great deal of experience was accumulated including designing, simulation, manufacturing, testing, teamwork and cooperation with industry. These experiences have given him a further look at the joys and challenges involved in the automotive industry, with which he is deeply aware of that the automotive industry is going through an unprecedented change of electrification and intellectualization. He decided to work on car electrification and make contribution to this revolution after his graduation.

He is currently working in McMaster Automotive Resource Center under the supervision of Dr.Emadi. Joining as a master student in September 2018, he started his research on inverter design. He transferred to Ph.D. student of Mechanical Engineering department in September 2019 to continue in-depth study and contribution to automotive electrification field. His current research area includes power electronics, mechanical design, battery system, electric vehicle and hybrid electric vehicle system.

Besides study and research, Yuhang has extensive interests in basketball, driving, music, reading and so on.

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