Yaoyu Li is Professor of Mechanical Engineering. His expertese is in "monitoring and control systems that boost the energy efficiency of buildings and vehicles and maximize the energy captured from wind and sunlight." His research interests include:

  • Control, modeling, optimization and condition monitoring of mechanical and electromechanical systems
  • Building HVAC systems: dynamic modeling, control, energy management and fault detection
  • Energy management and control for smart buildings, smart grid and microgrid systems
  • Control and condition monitoring for wind energy systems
  • Control and diagnostics of photovoltaic systems
  • Power management and battery management for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles; intelligent transportation systems
  • Extremum Seeking Control (ESC) under actuation nonlinearities and ESC integrated diagnostics

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