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Dr. Zoran Filipi

Timken Endowed Chair in Vehicle System Design*

Automotive Design and Development

  • Leader in the field of advanced engine concepts and alternative powertrains, including electric and hydraulic hybrids.
  • Pursues innovative approaches to translation of basic research into technology development
  • Emphasizes collaborations with industry to support the economic development, while also maintaining a strong relationship with relevant government agencies, such as DoE, DOD, and NSF.
  • Recent projects include Low Temperature Combustion Engines, ORC Waste Heat Recovery, Gasoline Particulate Emissions Reduction, Modeling, and Optimization of Electrified Propulsion Systems etc.

Dr. Zoran Filipi is a Professor, Timken Endowed Chair in Vehicle System Design, and Chair of the Automotive Engineering Department at Clemson University (CU). He also serves as the Executive Director of the Campbell Graduate Engineering Center, the academic anchor of the CU International Center for Automotive Research (CUICAR) in Greenville, SC. He was with the University of Michigan between 1994 and 2011, where he rose to the rank of Research Professor and held several leadership positions. Prof. Filipi received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Belgrade in 1992. His main research interests are advanced IC engine concepts, alternative fuels, hybrid powertrain systems, and energy for transportation. He published over 200 papers in international journals and refereed conference proceedings, and holds three patents. Dr. Filipi is an SAE Fellow, ASME Fellow, and the recipient of the SAE Forest R. McFarland Award (2009), the IMechE Donald Julius Groen Award (2010), Springer Award (2012) for the most cited article in the International Journal of Automotive Technology, IMechE Journal of Automobile Engineering Best Paper Award (2011), and the UofM Research Faculty Achievement Award (2010). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the SAE Journal of Alternative Powertrains.





*Note change from Timken Endowed Chair in Automotive Design and Development, approved by Timken.

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