Faculty Profile

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Chao Hu

Associate Professor

Campus Location: Engineering II Building, Room 211

Tel: (860) 486-2371
Fax: (860) 486-5088

Personal Website: https://chaohulab.engr.uconn.edu/

Short Bio:

Dr. Chao Hu received his B.E. degree in Engineering Physics from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, in 2007 and his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park in Maryland, in 2011. He worked first as a Senior Reliability Engineer and then as a Principal Scientist at Medtronic in Minnesota from 2011 to 2015; he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University in 2015 and worked first as an Assistant Professor and then as an Associate Professor from 2015 to 2022. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Hu’s research interests are engineering design under uncertainty, lifetime prediction of lithium-ion batteries, and prognostics and health management. He has received several awards and recognitions for his research, including two Highly Cited Research Paper Awards (2012-2013 and 2020) in the Journal of Applied Energy, received in 2015 and 2022, respectively; the ASME Design Automation Young Investigator Award in 2018; and the Best Paper Awards at the ASME Design Automation Conference and the IEEE International Conference on Prognostics and Health Management in 2013 and 2012, respectively.

Dr. Hu serves as a Review Editor of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization and an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design and IEEE Sensors Journal.

Keywords: Engineering Design under Uncertainty, Prognostics and Health Management (PHM), Physics-Informed Machine Learning for PHM, Design for Failure Recovery of Lithium-ion Batteries

Keywords: active faculty, batteries, Current, uncertainty quantification