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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 China in July 2014.


Min's main research interests include smart fluid power systems, numerical modelling of dynamic systems, fluid-borne noise control, fluid dynamics and measurement and hydraulic 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
  • modern digital fluid power systems
  • efficient fluid power control


  • 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

High Speed Hydraulic Valves for Switched Inertance Hydraulic Converters

Pan, M. & Wiens, T.


Project: Research-related fundingInternational Collaboration

Integrated control
Acoustic variables control

International Research Initiator Scheme - Advanced dynamic analysis of digital hydraulic systems

Pan, M.


Project: Research-related fundingInternational Relations Office Funding

Research Output 2010 2018

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

Chao, Q., Zhang, J., Xu, B. & Pan, M., 27 Sep 2018, In : Journal of Mechanical Design.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A Review of Switched Inertance Hydraulic Converter Technology

Yuan, C., Pan, M. & Plummer, A., Sep 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Churning losses analysis on the thermal-hydraulic model of a high-speed electro-hydrostatic actuator pump

Zhang, J., Li, Y., Xu, B., Chen, X. & Pan, M., 14 Jul 2018, In : International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 127, A, p. 1023-1030

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hydraulic models

Digital switched hydraulics

Pan, M. & Plummer, A., 1 Jun 2018, In : Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering. 13, 2, p. 225-231

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citations

Effects of splined shaft bending rigidity on cylinder tilt behaviour for high-speed electro-hydrostatic actuator pumps

Zhang, J., Chen, Y., Xu, B., Pan, M. & Chao, Q., 27 Mar 2018, In : Chinese Journal of Aeronautics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access


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