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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.

Research

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

Education

  • 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.

1/01/1931/12/20

Project: Research-related funding

High Speed Hydraulic Valves for Switched Inertance Hydraulic Converters

Pan, M. & Wiens, T.

1/04/181/05/20

Project: Research-related funding

Integrated control
Acoustic variables control
Hydraulics
Fluids
Machinery

Visiting Professor Fund: Digital Hydraulic Systems

Pan, M.

1/09/1730/09/17

Project: Research-related funding

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
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, 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

3 Citations (Scopus)

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., 1 Feb 2019, In : Chinese Journal of Aeronautics. 32, 2, p. 499-512 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Energy Efficiency Improvement of Heavy-Load Mobile Hydraulic Manipulator with Electronically Tunable Operating Modes

Ding, R., Zhang, J., Xu, B., Cheng, M. & Pan, M., 15 May 2019, In : Energy Conversion and Management. 188, p. 447-461 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thesis

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

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