Christopher Aksland

  • Resume
  • aksland2@illinois.edu
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering – University of Illinois (May 2019)
  • B.S. Mechanical¬†Engineering – University of Illinois¬†(May 2017)
  • Research Interests: Control Systems, Power Systems

Current Work

Improved power management techniques are required for electrified vehicles to operate with optimal performance and safety. Existing research shows strong coupling between the electrical and thermal domains for various the components found in electrified system, the most notable being the battery pack. Chris’ research focuses on the modeling and control for electrified vehicles at the intersection of the electrical and thermal domain. By capturing both the electrical and thermal dynamics of a vehicle system, improved decisions can be made on how to best manage the power flow between components. Ongoing work includes graph-based modeling for rapid development of system models and implementation in predictive controllers.