Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Hybrid Powertrain Program: Electric, Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Research

Jianbin Liang

Ph.D. Student

Short Biography

Jianbin Liang received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Chongqing University, China in 2012 and Master’s Degree in Vehicle Engineering from State Key Laboratory of Mechanical Transmissions, Chongqing University, China, in 2015. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His research interests include design, analysis of noise and vibration in traction motors, electrified powertrains and control and optimization.

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Jianbin is very interested in the research of mechatronics systems especially when he realized that mechanical systems are more like mechatronics systems after he participated in several projects in his graduate study in China. HEV and EV are typical examples of mechatronics systems. He believes that he will gain more research experience in mechatronics during his study in the Program of the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Hybrid Powertrain at MacAUTO.

In his graduate study in China, Jianbin focuses on the mechanical design and optimization of transmissions and gearboxes. He played an active role in his supervisor’s projects during his master. One of the projects is “Research on Gear Transmission of Coal Mining Machine in Heavy Duty and its Adaptive Control Methods”, which is a National Major Basic Research Program (973 Program) granted by China government. In this project, Jianbin worked on efficiency optimization & lubrication of high-speed-ratio planetary gear transmissions and the load carrying capacity of asymmetric involute planetary gear transmissions. During the participation of this project, he was glad to have the chance to communicate academically with the leading gearbox researchers from Germany and the US. He also participated in the other project- “Research on the Reliability of Gear Transmissions in Wind Turbine based on Flexible Multi-body Dynamics”. In this project, Jianbin researched on the dynamics of wind turbine gearboxes using lumped-parameter method.

In his undergraduate study, he valued every chance to learn knowledge and practise what he has learned from the class. He was also active in participation in contests. He won the Honorable Mention of Mathematical Contest in Modeling & Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (MCM/ICM), which was organized by COMAP (the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Application) of America, 2011. He was also the Meritorious Winner of National Contest in Mathematical Modeling of P.R.China in 2010.