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Mr Tao Zhu BSc, MSc

Postgraduate research student

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Mr Tao Zhu is a Postgraduate research student within Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Southampton.

After graduated with a MSc degree from Jilin University, China, Tao went to University of Southampton in Sep 2017 to further his research on Automotive Engineering.

Tao’s current PhD project focuses on Hybrid Energy Storage System for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles, funded by University of Southampton and China Scholarship Council. This project aims at improving the vehicle energy utilization by configuration of dual energy storages and optimization of energy management.

Before coming to Southampton, Tao had participated in several engineering projects about electric vehicles, including battery thermal management, vehicle control strategies and vehicle energy management. In year 2010, Tao won China National Encouragement Scholarship. Tao was a member of State Key Laboratory of Automotive Simulation and Control, China for 3 years, where he accumulated experience in vehicle simulation.

Research interests

  • Electric & Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • Automotive Simulation & Control Strategies
  • Battery Thermal Management System
  • Hybrid Energy Storage System

PhD research

Title: Energy Management and Optimization of a Dual Energy Storage System for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Supervisors: Prof Roberto Lot and Dr Richard Wills

Funding: University of Southampton and China Scholarship Council

Research group

Energy Technology

Mr Tao Zhu
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

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