Professor

Phone: 86-27-87557273

Email: lixi@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Fuel cell system integration, modeling, diagnosis and control; Energy and power management of integrated hybrid power systems; Advanced control methodologies and their real-time applications.

Research Interests:

Xi Li is a professor and Ph.D supervisor of the Department of Automatic Control, School of Automation. He is a member of Key Laboratory of Education Ministry for Image Processing and Intelligent Control. Professor Li's research is focused primarily on modeling, identification, diagnosis, control algorithm development and integration, transient energy management, control system rapid prototyping and experimental validation of energy systems including advanced control methodologies and their real-time applications.

Academic Degrees

Sep. 1996-Jul.2000, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, B.S. in Industry Automation
Sep. 2000-Mar.2003, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, M.S. in Control Theory and Control Engineering
Mar.2003-Mar.2006, Shanghai Jiaotong University,Ph.D. in Control Theory and Control Engineering

Professional Experience

Nov. 2012- present: Professor, School of Automation,Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST).
Apr. 2011-Apr.2012: Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), USA.
Nov. 2007-Oct. 2012: Associate Professor, Department of Control Science and Engineering,HUST.
Nov. 2006-Oct. 2007: Lecturer, Department of Control Science and Engineering, HUST.
 

Selected Publications

1.Hongliang Cao, Xi Li*, Thermal management oriented multivariable robust control of a kW scale solid oxide fuel cell stand-alone system.
IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 2016, 10.1109/TEC.2015.2510030.

2.Xiaowei Fu,Yuhan Xiang, Xi Li*. Solid oxide fuel cell anode image segmentation based on a 
novel quantum-inspired fuzzy clustering
Journal of Power Sources 2015; 300(1): 57-68.
3.Lin Zhang, Jianhua Jiang, Huan Cheng, Zhonghua Deng, Xi Li*. Control strategy for power management, efficiency-optimization and operating-safety of a 5-kW solid oxide fuel cell system
Electrochimica Acta2015; 177(20):237-249.
4.Jianhua Jiang, Xi Li*, Jian Li. Modeling and Model-based Analysis of SOFC Thermal-Electrical Management System with an Air Bypass Valve
Electrochimica Acta2015; 177(20):250-263.
5.Lin Zhang, Xi Li*, Jianhua Jiang, et al. Dynamic modeling and analysis of a 5-kW solid oxide fuel cell system from the perspectives of cooperative control of thermal safety and high efficiency
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2015; 40(1): 456-476.
6.Huan Cheng,Xi Li*, Jianhua Jiang, et al. A Nonlinear Sliding Mode Observer for the Estimation of Temperature Distribution in a Planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2015; 40(1): 593-606.
7.Wenyin Gong, Zhihua Cai, Jie Yang, Xi Li, et al; Parameter identification of an SOFC model with an efficient, adaptive differential evolution algorithm.
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2014; 39(10): 5083 - 5096.
8.Jianhua Jiang, Xi Li*, Zhonghua Deng, et al; Control-oriented dynamic optimization of steam reformer with an improved optimization algorithm.

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2013; 38(26): 11288-11302.

9.Jianhua Jiang, Li Xi*, Jie Yang, Jian Li; Steady-state analysis of 5kW SOFC system with novel configuration.

Electrochemical Society Transactions 2013; 57(1): 437-442.

10.Cao HongLiang, Li Xi*, Deng ZhongHua, et al; Thermal management oriented steady state analysis and optimization of a kW scale solid oxide fuel cell stand-alone system for maximum system efficiency.

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2013; 35(4): 1749-1758.

11.Jiang Jianhua, Li Xi*,Deng ZhongHua, et al; Thermal management of an independent steam reformer for a solid oxide fuel cell with constrained generalized predictive control.

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2012; 37(17): 12317-12331.

12.Li Xi*, Deng ZhongHua, Qin Yi, et al;Parameter optimization of thermal-model-oriented control law for PEM fuel cell stack via novel genetic algorithm.

Energy Conversion and Management, 2011; 52(11): 3290-3330.

13.Li Xi*, Deng ZhongHua, Qin Yi, et al; Novel variable structure control for the temperature of PEM fuel cell stack based on the dynamic thermal affine model.

Energy Conversion and Management, 2011; 52(11): 3265-3274.

14.Cao HongLiang, Li Xi*, Deng ZhongHua, et al; Dynamic modeling and experimental validation for the electrical coupling in a 5-cell solid oxide fuel cell stack in the perspective of thermal coupling.

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2011; 36(7): 4409-4418.

15.Yang Jie, Li Xi*, Jiang JianHua, et al;Parameter optimization for tubular solid oxide fuel cell stack based on the dynamic model and an improved genetic algorithm.

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2011; 36(10): 6160-6174.
16.Cao HongLiang, Deng ZhongHua, Li Xi*, Qin Yi; Dynamic modeling of electrical characteristics of solid oxide fuel cells using fractional derivatives.
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2010; 35(4): 1749-1758.
17.Deng ZhongHua, Cao HongLiang, Li Xi*, Jiang JianHua, Yang Jie, Qin Yi; Generalized predictive control for fractional order dynamic model of solid oxide fuel cell output power.
Journal of Power Sources 2010; 195(24): 8097-8103.
18.Yang Jie, Li Xi*, Mou HongGang, Li Jian; Predictive control of solid oxide fuel cell based on an improved Takagi-Sugeno fuzzy model.
Journal of Power Sources 2009; 193(2): 699-705.
19.Yang Jie, Li Xi*, Mou HongGang, Li Jian; Control-oriented thermal management of solid oxide fuel cells based on a modified Takagi-Sugeno fuzzy model.
 Journal of Power Sources 2009; 188(2): 475-482.
 

Awards and Honors

1. China’s Youth Award of HUST, 2015.
2. Excellent Headteacher HUST, 2014.
3. Second Prize of Excellent Teaching Achievement of HUST, 2014.
4. Huazhong Scholar of HUST, 2012
5. New Century Excellent Talent, Ministry of Education of China, 2010.
6. Academic New Talent of HUST, 2010.
7. The Third Prize of Science and Technology Progress in Hubei Province, 2010.
8. Excellent Young Teacher of HUST, 2009.
9. The Second Prize of Science and Technology Progress in Wuhan City, 2009.

Courses Taught

For Undergraduates:
Micro-computer Control Technology;
Computer Control Theory and Technology 
 
For Graduates:
Fuel Cell System and Control

Project

Current Research Projects:
Jan.2016-Dec.2019: National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant NO. 61573162): “Study of oriented load following thermal-electric management and control for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) with high system efficiency”.
 
Jan.2015-Dec.2016: Hubei Province Key Technology R&D Program (Grant No. 2015BCE059): “Instrument of thermal-electric coordination for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC)”.
 
Apr.2015-Dec.2017:National Key Technology R&D Program (Grant No.2015BAI01B08): “Development of high resolution single photon pathological tissue imaging system”.
 
Finished Research Projects:
2012-2015: Key Technology R&D Program in Wuhan Iron and Steel Company (WISCO):“The development of control-oriented temperature predictive models of laminar cooling for hot rolled strip”.
2011-2014: National Twelve-five “863” High-Tech Research and Development Program of China (Grant NO. 2011AA050702): “Control methodology for 5kW planar solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system”.
2011-2014: New Century Excellent Talents, Ministry of Education of China (Grant NO. NCET-10-0411): “The common problems of thermal-electrical coordination control strategy in fuel cell system”.
2011-2012: Youth Chengguang Program of Science and Technology of Wuhan City of China (Grant NO. 201150431120):“Research of oriented load following thermal-electrical characteristics in SOFC”.
2009-2011: National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant NO. 60804031): “The research of control-oriented based on fractional order differential and integral calculus for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) electrical characteristic model”.
2006-2009: National Eleven-five “863” High-Tech Research and Development Program of China (Grant NO. 2006AA05Z148): “Control system for intermediate temperature planar solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) modular power generation system”.
 
Patents and Software Copyright Registration
1. Chinese invention patent: A controller for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system, ZL 201210546452.0, 2015.
2. Chinese invention patent: A kind of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system and its thermal-electric coordination control method, ZL 201310104574.9, 2015.
3. Chinese invention patent: A kind of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) energy management system for ocean buoy, ZL 201310552132.2, 2015. 
4. Chinese invention patent: A kind of estimation method for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) stack temperature distribution, ZL 201410184688.3, 2015.
5. Chinese invention patent: A kind of parameter determination method for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system, ZL 201410185972.2, 2015. 
6. Chinese invention patent: A kind of temperature determination method of laminar cooling system for hot strip mill, ZL 201410110758.0, 2015.
7. Chinese invention patent: A kind of laminar cooling system and temperature control method, ZL 201310600841.1, 2015.
8. Chinese invention patent: A kind of control method for artificial climatic chamber, ZL 201410269592.7, 2015.
9. Chinese utility patent: A kind of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) test system, ZL 201520867670.3, 2016.
10. Chinese software copyright registration: Simulation software of laminar cooling manufacturing process prediction, 2013SR107758, 2013.
11. Chinese software copyright registration: Simulation software of model predictive control for laminar cooling manufacturing process, 2014.

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