Assistant Professor Quang Truong Dinh

Keynote Speech Title

"Sustainable Vehicle Technologies: A Research and Development Perspective"


In recent years, focusing on hybridisation and electrification technologies to reduce fuel consumption and pollutant emissions of both on/off-highway vehicles has become the main policy of governments around the world. In addition to pursuing hybrid and electric solutions to meet lower emissions targets, researchers and OEMs are trying to satisfy two other emerging trends with their technologies roadmaps: connectivity and autonomy.

This keynote speech will discuss the state of the art and key technologies for the sustainability of automotive industries. The perspective concepts ranging from hybrid electric vehicles to smart electric vehicles will be explored. The evolution of energy management and system control and the interaction of vehicles and smart grids will be reviewed. Finally, the recent development and future vision of low carbon transport sector at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) will be briefly introduced.

Biography of Speaker

Associate Professor Truong Quang Dinh, Assistant Professor in Energy Management and System Control, Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK.

Dr. Truong Quang Dinh received the B.Eng. degree in Mechatronics from Hochiminh City University of Technology, Hochiminh, Vietnam, in 2006 and the D.Eng. degree in Mechatronics from University of Ulsan, Ulsan, Korea in 2010. With the University of Ulsan, he took a Post-doctoral Research Fellow position in 2010-2012 and then a Research Professor position in 2012-2015. He has joined the WMG – University of Warwick from 2015. Before being promoted to the Assistant Professor in Energy Management and System Control, he was a Research Fellow and a Senior Research Fellow in WMG in 2015-2016 and 2016-2017, respectively.

He has done extensive research in the areas of control theories and applications, fluid power control systems, energy saving and power management systems, low carbon technologies for transports and construction sectors, and smart sensors and actuators. He has published more than 50 articles at high quality journals, 70 conference papers, 2 book chapters and 3 patents. He has received a number of awards, including the Best Student Paper Award (ICCAS 2007), the SICE International Scholarship Award and Finalist Awards (ICCAS-SICE 2009), the Best Conference Paper for A Young Researcher Award (ICMT 2009), the Best Conference Paper for Outstanding Paper Award (ICCAS 2010), and the Best Conference Paper for Outstanding Paper Award (ICCAS 2015).

As professional society contributions, he has been invited as section chairs for several international conferences, technical program manager and local committee member of ICMT2013, lead guest editors for international journals, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, and Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing, and editor for the Exchanges: the Warwick Research Journal. He has been a reviewer for over 15 high quality journals.