Yaoyu Li

Yaoyu Li

[email protected]
Phone: 972-883-4698
Mail Box: ECW 31
Office: ECSW 3.355F
800 West Campbell Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080-3021


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Professor of Mechanical Engineering


PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2004.

MS, University of Saskatchewan, 1997.

BS, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1992.

Research Interests

Mechatronics and control systems; control, optimization, dynamic modeling and fault diagnosis for mechanical and electromechanical systems, with strong emphasis on energy systems; dynamic modeling and controls for building HVAC systems; control and fault diagnosis for renewable energy systems (wind and solar); energy management and battery health management for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles.

Five Most Recent Journal Publications, Book Chapters, and Books

  • Xiao, Y., Li, Y. and Rotea, M.A. “CART3 Field Tests for Wind Turbine Region-2 Operation with Extremum Seeking Controllers,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Available online from April 2018, DOI: 10.1109/TCST.2018.2825450.
  • Mu, B., Li, Y., House, J.M., Salsbury, T.I. “Real-time Optimization and Sequencing of Chilled-water Plant with Parallel Chillers Based on Extremum Seeking Control,” Applied Energy, Vol. 208, pp. 766-781, December 2017, doi:
  • Zhang, L. and Li, Y. “Regime-Switching Based Vehicle-to-Building Operation against Electricity Price Spikes,” Energy Economics, Vol. 66, pp. 1-8, August 2017, doi: 10.1016/j.eneco.2017.05.019.
  • Zhang, L. and Li, Y. “A Game Theoretic Approach to Optimal Scheduling of Parking-lot Electric Vehicle Charging,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 65(6), pp. 4068 – 4078 October 2016, doi: 10.1109/TVT.2015.2487515.
  • Yang, Z. Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. “Maximizing Wind Farm Energy Capture by Nested-loop Extremum Seeking Control,” ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, 137(12): 121010-121010-9, DS-14-1398, doi: 10.1115/1.4031593.

Major Honors and Awards

  • 2007 Honda Initiation Grant Award for “Trip Based Optimal Power Management for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles” (among the seven winners among 300+ proposals)
  • 2009-2010 Top Ten Research Expenditure, College of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • 2008-2009 Top Ten Research Expenditure, College of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee