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Office Location: ETC 5.136

Dongmei "Maggie" Chen


J. Mike Walker Professorship in Mechanical Engineering

Department Research Areas:
Advanced Design and Manufacturing
Clean Energy Technology
Robotics and Intelligent Mechanical Systems
Complex Systems

Dr. Dongmei "Maggie" Chen joined The University of Texas at Austin in January 2009. Previously, she was a Senior Control Algorithms Engineer at General Motors Fuel Cell Activities Center. Dr. Chen received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Michigan in 2006. Her B.S. was in precision instruments and mechanology from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Dr. Chen's teaching and research interests are in the area of automatic control and dynamic systems. Her current research is focused on theories of optimal control, switching control, non-minimum phase systems and control, and reduced order modeling, with applications in automatic ground vehicles as well as energy systems, including integrated wind turbines, fuel cells, rechargeable batteries, energy storage flywheels, smart microgrids, and automatic drilling systems. Dr. Chen is a recipient of a 2011 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award. She received a Best Paper in Session award at the 2012 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. She also received IEEE PES Prize Paper Awards in 2016. While in industry, Dr. Chen received a Powertrain Achievement Award in the Quest for Technical Excellence from General Motors and a company-wide nomination for Customer Driven Quality Award from The Ford Motor Company.Selected Publications

Selected Publications
  1. S. Bakshi, T. Feng, Z. Yan, Z. Ma, and D. Chen, (2021), “Energy-Conscientious Trajectory Planning for an Autonomous Mobile Robots in an Asymmetric Task Space,” Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, Vol. 101, Iss. 1, pp.1-14
  2. Q. Gu, A. Fallah, T. Feng, S. Bakshi, D. Chen, P. Ashok, D. Moore, and E. van Oort, (2021), “A Novel Dilution Control Strategy for Gas Kick Handling and Riser Gas Unloading Mitigation in Deepwater Drilling,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, p. 107973
  3. S. Bakshi, T. Feng, D. Chen, and W. Li, (2020), “Real-Time Bradycardia Prediction in Preterm Infants using a Dynamic System Identification Approach,” ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy, Vol. 3, Iss. 1, 011006
  4. A. Headley, M. Gross, and D. Chen, (2017), “Membrane Electrolyte Assembly Health Estimation Method for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells,” ASME Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, Vol. 14, Iss. 4, pp. 041008
  5. C. Hill, C. Such, D. Chen, M. Grady, and J. Gonzalez, (2012), “Battery Energy Storage for Enabling Integration of Distributed Solar Power Generation,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 461-467.
Recent Publications
  1. Q. Gu, A. Fallah, D. Chen, P. Ashok, and E. van Oort, (2021), “Real-Time Multi-Event Anomaly Detection using Isolation Forest and A Deep Neural Network for Enhanced MPD Robustness,” accepted, IADC/SPE Managed Pressure Drilling & Underbalanced Operations Virtual Conference & Exhibition, September 14-16
  2. A. Fallah, Q. Gu, D. Chen, P. Ashok, and E. van Oort, (2021), “Globally Scalable Geothermal Energy Production Through Managed Pressure Operation Control of Deep Closed-Loop Systems,” Energy Conversion and Management Journal, Vol. 236, pp. 114056
  3. J. Chu, F. Zhao, S. Bakshi, Z. Yan, and D. Chen, (2021), “Risk-Aware Path Planning with Uncertain Human Interactions,” Proceedings of 2021 American Control Conference, New Orleans, May 25-28
  4. Q. Zhao, T. Feng, W. Li, and D. Chen, (2020), "Power Management for a Fuel Cell/Battery/Supercapacitor Hybrid Locomotive,” Proceedings of ASME Dynamic Systems and Control conference, Pittsburgh, Pa, October 4 – 7
  5. T. Feng, S. Bakshi, Q. Gu, Z. Yan, and D. Chen, (2019), “Design Optimization of Bottom-Hole Assembly to Reduce Drilling Vibration,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Vol. 179, pp. 921-929
  6. M. K. Chu Cheong, Z. Ma, H. Qian, J. Conger, D. Chen, and P. Du, (2019), “Wind Turbine Participation in Primary Frequency Control,” ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, Vol. 141, Iss. 10, 104501
  7. S. Bakshi, Z. Yan and D. Chen, (2019), “Fast Scheduling of Autonomous Mobile Robots under Task Space Constraints with Priorities,” ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, Vol. 141, Iss.7, pp. 071009
  8. X. Hao, Q. Zhao, D. Chen, and W. Li, (2018), “Roll-to-Roll Mechanical Peeling for Dry Transfer of Chemical Vapor Deposition Graphene,” ASME Journal of Micro- and Nano-Manufacturing, Vol. 6, Iss.3, 031004
  9. M. L. Shaltout, Z. Ma, and D. Chen, (2018), “An Adaptive Economic Model Predictive Control Approach for Wind Turbines,” ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, Vol. 140, Iss. 5, pp. 051007