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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 fundingInternational Collaboration

Integrated control
Acoustic variables control
Hydraulics
Fluids
Machinery

Visiting Professor Fund: Digital Hydraulic Systems

Pan, M.

1/09/1730/09/17

Project: Research-related fundingInternational Collaboration

Research Output 2010 2019

Flexible Multifunctional Sensors for Wearable and Robotic Applications

Xie, M., Hisano, K., Zhu, M., Toyoshi, T., Pan, M., Okada, S., Tsutsumi, O., Kawamura, S. & Bowen, C., 4 Jan 2019, In : Advanced Materials Technologies. 1800626.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Vacuum-powered soft pneumatic twisting actuators to empower new capabilities for soft robots

Jiao, Z., Ji, C., Zou, J., Yang, H. & Pan, M., 1 Jan 2019, In : Advanced Materials Technologies. 4, 1, 1800429.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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. 141, 5, 050801.

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., 1 Dec 2018, In : International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 127, A, p. 1023-1030 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hydraulic models
hydrostatics
hydraulics
Actuators
actuators

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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