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Dr Min Pan is a Reader, a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. She joined the department as a Lecturer in 2016. She 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 worked as an Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Zhejiang University in 2014 and 2015. Dr Pan has been awarded prestigious Fellowships from the Royal Academy of Engineering (2019-2021), The Leverhulme Trust (2020-2022) and the UKRI.

Min's main research interests include intelligent machine sytems and control, numerical modelling of dynamic systems, fluid-borne noise control and robotics. In 2014, she was awarded the prestigious IMechE Donald Julius Groen Prize for outstanding achievements in the areas of mechatronics, informatics and control. Her work has been featured on the Front Covers for a variety of world-leading journals including Advanced Science, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Materials Technologies, Advanced Intelligent Systems, iSceince (Cell) and Soft Matter. Min is collaborating with academics and industrial partners. Her research encompasses fundamental analysis, complex modelling, novel design and innovative applications. Her research has been widely funded by the UKRI, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society, the Leverhulme Trust and the Innovate UK.

Recent research activities

  • Intelligent machine systems and control
  • Efficient fluid power control
  • Soft actuation, control and robotics
  • Control of fluid-borne noise in fluid power systems


  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath, 2012

Teaching interests

Dr Pan teaches on the following units:

  • Robotics Engineering (ME40331)
  • Group business design project supervision (ME30068/40228)
  • Final year research project supervision (ME40321)
  • Experimentation, engineering skills and applied engineering (ME10001)
  • CPD courses in Power Transmission and Motion Control

Willing to supervise doctoral students

Min is available to supervise research degree students.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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