Mindy Wagenmaker

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  • mindajw2@illinois.edu
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering – The University of Illinois (May 2021)
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering – The University of Alabama (May 2019)







Research Summary:

As the trend towards electrification continues, improving thermal management control has become an important consideration in designing reliable systems. My current research involves building graph-based models of electro-thermal systems and using these models to perform an analytical sensitivity analysis. The graphical structure of these models is extremely useful since they can be used to model multi-domain power systems, and their modular structure makes them easily extendable to large systems. The results of my sensitivity analysis allow me to determine which system inputs or parameters have the highest effect on the system, and thus, where most of our co-design efforts to optimize the plant and controller should be focused.

Research Interests:

  • Dynamic Modeling and Control

This research is supported by:



[1] Wagenmaker, Minda and Middleton, Robert, “Transmission Shift Strategies for Electrically Supercharged Engines,” SAE Technical Paper 2019-01-0308, World Congress Experience Conference, April 2019.