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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. 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 Materials Technologies and Soft Matter. Min is collaborating with academics and industrial partners. Her research encompasses fundamental analysis, complex modelling, novel design and innovative applications.

Recent research activities

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


  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath, 2012

Willing to supervise doctoral students

Min is available to supervise research degree students.

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Research Output

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Carbon Fiber based Flexible Piezoresistive Actuator with an Inherent Sensing Capability

Pan, M., Yuan, C., Zou, J., Zhang, J. & Bowen, C., Jan 2020, (Acceptance date).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Development and Control of Smart Pneumatic McKibben Muscles for Soft Robots

Pan, M., Hao, Z., Yuan, C. & Plummer, A., 1 Feb 2020, (Acceptance date).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Research on wear prediction of piston/cylinder pair in axial piston pumps

Lyu, F., Zhang, J., Xu, B., Pan, M., Huang, X. & Xu, H., 14 May 2020, (Acceptance date) In : Wear.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Theoretical and Experimental Studies of a Digital Flow Booster Operating at High Pressures and Flow Rates

Yuan, C., Lim Mao Lung, V., Plummer, A. & Pan, M., 10 Feb 2020, In : Processes. 8, 2, 211.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)


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