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Dr Min Pan joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering as a Lecturer in 2016. Min was awarded her PhD from the University of Bath in June 2012 for research into fluid-borne noise control in digital hydraulic systems. After graduation, she continued at Bath as a postdoctoral researcher working on the efficient fluid power control project in the Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control. She became an Assistant Professor at Zhejiang University in 2014 and an Adjunct Professor in 2018.


Min's main research interests include smart fluid power actuation and control, numerical modelling of dynamic systems, fluid-borne noise control and robotics. She has published outstanding research articles in Institution of Mechanical Engineers journals and American Society of Mechanical Engineers journals. In 2014, she was awarded the prestigious IMechE Donald Julius Groen Prize for outstanding achievements in the areas of mechatronics, informatics and  control. Min has collaborated with academics in overseas universities and with international companies. Her research encompasses fundamental engineering analysis, complex simulation and novel experimental work.

Recent research activities

  • new integrated control of fluid-borne noise in hydraulic systems
  • smart fluid power actuation and control
  • efficient fluid power control
  • Soft robotics


  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath, 2012

Willing to supervise PhD

Min is available to supervise research degree students.

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Projects 2016 2020

Design and Optimisation of Switched Inertance Hydraulic Converters

Pan, M.


Project: Research-related funding

High Speed Hydraulic Valves for Switched Inertance Hydraulic Converters

Pan, M. & Wiens, T.


Project: Research-related funding

Integrated control
Acoustic variables control

Research Output 2010 2019

3D Printing for Energy-Saving: Evidence from Hydraulic Manifolds Design

Zhang, J., Liu, G., Ding, R., Zhang, K., Pan, M. & Liu, S., 26 Jun 2019, In : Energies. 12, 13, 2462.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Downloads (Pure)

Advanced Artificial Muscle for Flexible Material-Based Reconfigurable Soft Robots

Jiao, Z., Zhang, C., Wang, W., Pan, M., Yang, H. & Zou, J., 4 Sep 2019, In : Advanced Science. p. 1-6 6 p., 1901371.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

A review of high-speed electro-hydrostatic actuator pumps in aerospace applications: challenges and solutions

Chao, Q., Zhang, J., Xu, B. & Pan, M., 1 May 2019, In : Journal of Mechanical Design. 141, 5, p. 1-13 13 p., 050801.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Deadzone compensation control based on detection of micro flow rate in pilot stage of proportional directional valve

Lu, Z., Zhang, J., Xu, B., Wang, D., Su, Q., Qian, J., Yang, G. & Pan, M., 2 Apr 2019, In : ISA Transactions. 19, 30

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Active Control of Pressure Pulsation in a Switched Inertance Hydraulic System

Author: Pan, M., 30 Apr 2012

Supervisor: Johnston, D. (Supervisor) & Hillis, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD