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Beichuan Hong

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About me

Beichuan holds a Ph.D. degree from the Unit of Mechatronics, Department of Engineering Design & Competence Center for Gas Exchange (CCGEx) at KTH, Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden (2023). His doctoral work was mainly with Dr. Andreas CronhjortProfessor. Mihai Mihaescu, and Dr. Anders Christiansen Erlandsson. His research was conducted in the KTH-CCGEx center and was funded by the Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten), KTH-CCGEx center and its industrial partners.

The presentation file for Beichuan's self-introduction on September 22, 2023: presentation_ver4.pdf

Beichuan now partially works on continuing his previous reaserch (2016-2018) in theDivision of Transport Planning,Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at KTH. His work on "Optimization of Construction Activities and Logistics" is mainly withDr. Wilco Burghout andProfessor. Erik Jenelius.

Beichuan's research interests include the evaluation and optimization of energy and propulsion systems, alongside modeling and control theory for automotive applications. His experience covers combustion engines using renewable fuel, energy optimization for hybrid powertrain systems, discrete-event simulation for transport systems, system identification for mechatronics, and optimal control for autonomous construction vehicles.

Profession & Education

My doctoral studies (2018-2023) have focused on thermal analyses and optimization of propulsion systems for marine and vehicle applications. I possess expertise in modeling, control, and estimation for dynamic systems within the automotive sector.


My work conducted at CCGEx focuses on exergy analysis of combustion systems and the exhaust pulsating flows. The study, carried out from 2018 to 2023, is related to biofuel combustion analysis, exhaust flow field measurement and estimation, as well as emission control strategies. The CCGEx project (2018-2023) cooperated with industrial partners is "Exergy analysis for high-efficiency gas exchange systems". A magazine interview in 2020 about this project: exergy study takes a practical approach to dual-fuel engine performance. The CCGEx project update poster in May 2022:  beichuan_2022ccgex_poster03.pdf

Meanwhile, at the Unit of Mechatronics  (2021-2023), I have also been involved in teaching and research projects concerning embedded systems for motor control, system identification of battery models, and energy optimization of hybrid powertrain systems.


From  2016 to 2018, I was a Licentiate student / research engineer at the KTH Transport Planning division within the project of “Optimal Construction Operations”, which was funded by Volvo Construction Equipment (Construction Climate Challenge). My work at the Transport Planning division, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering involves the optimal control application on construction operations.


Before moving to Sweden, Beichuan obtained both his bachelor and master degrees from Wuhan University of Technology, China. His bachelor degree was in Energy, Power Systems and Automation (2008-2012), and the master degree was in Marine and Power Machinery Engineering, specializing in Combustion Engines and Emission Control (2012-2014). Since 2014, he worked as a development engineer for 1.5 years at the Cummins East Asia Research & Development Center (Cummins EA R&D).


Teaching Activity

Teacher and teaching assistant:

  • MF133X Degree project in mechatronics (Spring 2022)
  • MF224X Degree project in mechatronics, second cycle (Autumn 2022)
  • MF2047 Internal combustion engines, I : Fundamentals (Autumn 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • MF2066 Internal combustion engines Advanced course (Spring 2019, 2022)
  • MF2083 Internal combustion engines, II: Combution process, gas dynamics, and engine simulation (Spring 2021, 2022)


Degree Project in Mechatronics, First Cycle (MF133X), teacher | Course web