Changfu Zou

Assistant Professor at Automatic Control

Changfu Zou is an Assistant Professor in the automatic control research group. His research interests include modelling and control of energy storage systems and electric transport, with the aim to improve their efficiency, safety and sustainability. He is currently involved in several research projects funded by the Swedish Research Council, Swedish Energy Agency, Swedish Innovation Agency, EU Horizon 2020, Mistra Innovation, etc. His work is in close collaboration with industry such as Volvo Cars, Volvo AB and Scania AB.

Dr Zou was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the same research group at Chalmers and a visiting researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. He obtained the B.E. degree in Vehicle Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology, China, and the PhD degree in Automation and Control Engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

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Showing 38 publications

2021

Constrained Ensemble Kalman Filter for Distributed Electrochemical State Estimation of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Yang Li, Binyu Xiong, D. Mahinda Vilathgamuwa et al
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. Vol. 17 (1), p. 240-250
Journal article
2021

Active Balancing of Lithium-Ion Batteries Using Graph Theory and A-Star Search Algorithm

Guangzhong Dong, Fangfang Yang, Kwok-Leung Tsui et al
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. Vol. 17 (4), p. 2587-2599
Journal article
2021

Electrochemical Model-Based Fast Charging: Physical Constraint-Triggered PI Control

Yang Li, D. Mahinda Vilathgamuwa, Evelina Wikner et al
IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
Journal article
2020

Run-to-Run Control for Active Balancing of Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery Packs

Xiaopeng Tang, Changfu Zou, Torsten Wik et al
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. Vol. 35 (2), p. 1499-1512
Journal article
2020

Cell Balancing Control for Lithium-Ion Battery Packs: A Hierarchical Optimal Approach

Quan Ouyang, Weiji Han, Changfu Zou et al
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. Vol. 16 (8), p. 5065-5075
Journal article
2020

Guest Editorial: Traffic Theory and Modelling in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data-Selected Papers from World Congress for Transport Research (WCTR) 2019

Sheng Jin, Yadan Yan, Xiaobo Qu et al
IET Intelligent Transport Systems. Vol. 14 (7), p. 637-638
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2020

Novel Mesoscale Electrothermal Modeling for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Yi Xie, Wei Li, Xiaosong Hu et al
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. Vol. 35 (3), p. 2595-2614
Journal article
2020

Guest Editorial: Special Section on Advanced Informatics for Energy Storage Systems in Electrified Vehicles and Smart Grids

Xiaosong Hu, S. Onori, D. A. Howey et al
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. Vol. 16 (5), p. 3330-3334
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2020

Next-Generation Battery Management Systems: Dynamic Reconfiguration

Weiji Han, Torsten Wik, Anton Kersten et al
IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine. Vol. 14 (4), p. 20-31
Journal article
2020

Cost-optimal energy management of hybrid electric vehicles using fuel cell/battery health-aware predictive control

Xiaosong Hu, Changfu Zou, Xiaolin Tang et al
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. Vol. 35 (1), p. 382-392
Journal article
2019

Near-Fastest Battery Balancing by Cell/Module Reconfiguration

Weiji Han, Changfu Zou, Liang Zhang et al
IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. Vol. 10 (6), p. 6954-6964
Journal article
2019

A novel framework for Lithium-ion battery modeling considering uncertainties of temperature and aging

Xiaopeng Tang, Yujie Wang, Changfu Zou et al
Energy Conversion and Management. Vol. 180, p. 162-170
Journal article
2019

Dynamic modeling and coordinate control for an engine-generator set

Wei Zhou, Changfu Zou, Junqiu Li et al
Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, p. 1015-1033
Book chapter
2019

Predicting battery aging trajectory via a migrated aging model and Bayesian Monte Carlo method

Xiaopeng Tang, Ke Yao, Changfu Zou et al
Energy Procedia. Vol. 158 (2019), p. 2456-2461
Paper in proceeding
2019

Aging trajectory prediction for lithium-ion batteries via model migration and Bayesian Monte Carlo method

Xiaopeng Tang, Changfu Zou, Ke Yao et al
Applied Energy. Vol. 254
Journal article
2019

Load-responsive model switching estimation for state of charge of lithium-ion batteries

Xiaopeng Tang, Furong Gao, Changfu Zou et al
Applied Energy. Vol. 238, p. 423-434
Journal article
2019

State-of-health estimation for Li-ion batteries by combing the incremental capacity analysis method with grey relational analysis

Xiaoyu Li, Zhenpo Wang, Lei Zhang et al
Journal of Power Sources. Vol. 410-411, p. 106-114
Journal article
2019

Model-based state of charge estimation algorithms under various current patterns

Shi Li, Changfu Zou, Mirco Küpper et al
Energy Procedia. Vol. 158, p. 2806-2811
Paper in proceeding
2019

Kalman filter for adaptive learning of two-dimensional look-up tables applied to OCV-curves for aged battery cells

Anton Klintberg, Changfu Zou, B. Fridholm et al
Control Engineering Practice. Vol. 84, p. 230-237
Journal article
2019

Advanced Vehicle State Monitoring: Evaluating Moving Horizon Estimators and Unscented Kalman Filter

Wenliang Zhang, Zhenpo Wang, Changfu Zou et al
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. Vol. 68 (6), p. 5430-5442
Journal article
2018

Estimation of Cell SOC Evolution and System Performance in Module-based Battery Charge Equalization Systems

Weiji Han, Changfu Zou, Chen Zhou et al
IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. Vol. 10 (5), p. 4717-4728
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2018

Random forest regression for online capacity estimation of lithium-ion batteries

Yi Li, Changfu Zou, Maitane Berecibar et al
Applied Energy. Vol. 232, p. 197-210
Journal article
2018

Real-time monitoring of capacity loss for vanadium redox flow battery

Zhongbao Wei, Arjun Bhattarai, Changfu Zou et al
Journal of Power Sources. Vol. 390, p. 261-269
Journal article
2018

Comparative study of methods for integrated model identification and state of charge estimation of lithium-ion battery

Zhongbao Wei, Jiyun Zhao, Changfu Zou et al
Journal of Power Sources. Vol. 402, p. 189-197
Journal article
2018

A review of fractional-order techniques applied to lithium-ion batteries, lead-acid batteries, and supercapacitors

Changfu Zou, Lei Zhang, Xiaosong Hu et al
Journal of Power Sources. Vol. 390, p. 286-296
Review article
2018

A Novel Multi-scale Co-estimation Framework of State of Charge, State of Health, and State of Power for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Xiaosong Hu, Haifu Jiang, Fei Feng et al
JOINT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENERGY, ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT ICEEE 2018 AND ELECTRIC AND INTELLIGENT VEHICLES ICEIV 2018
Paper in proceeding
2018

Model Predictive Control for Lithium-Ion Battery Optimal Charging

Changfu Zou, Chris Manzie, Dragan Nesic
IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. Vol. 23 (2), p. 947-957
Journal article
2018

Co-Estimation of State of Charge and State of Health for Lithium-Ion Batteries Based on Fractional-Order Calculus

Xiaosong Hu, Hao Yuan, Changfu Zou et al
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. Vol. 67 (11), p. 10319-10329
Journal article
2018

Charging pattern optimization for lithium-ion batteries with an electrothermal-aging model

Kailong Liu, Changfu Zou, Kang Li et al
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. Vol. 14 (12), p. 5463-5474
Journal article
2018

Electrochemical estimation and control for lithium-ion battery health-aware fast charging

Changfu Zou, Xiaosong Hu, Zhongbao Wei et al
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. Vol. 65 (8), p. 6635-6645
Journal article
2018

Online model identification and state-of-charge estimate for lithium-ion battery with a recursive total least squares-based observer

Zhongbao Wei, Changfu Zou, Feng Leng et al
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. Vol. 65 (2), p. 1336-1346
Journal article
2018

Nonlinear fractional-order model based battery state estimation with guaranteed robustness and stability

Changfu Zou, Xiaosong Hu, Satadru Dey et al
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. Vol. 65 (7), p. 5951-5961
Journal article
2018

Power capability prediction for lithium-ion batteries using economic nonlinear model predictive control

Changfu Zou, Anton Klintberg, Zhongbao Wei et al
Journal of Power Sources. Vol. 396, p. 580-589
Journal article
2018

A fast estimation algorithm for lithium-ion battery state of health

Xiaopeng Tang, Changfu Zou, Ke Yao et al
Journal of Power Sources. Vol. 396, p. 453-458
Journal article
2017

Technological Developments in Batteries: A Survey of Principal Roles, Types, and Management Needs

Xiaosong Hu, Changfu Zou, Caiping Zhang et al
IEEE Power and Energy Magazine. Vol. 15 (5), p. 20-31
Journal article
2017

Electrothermal dynamics-conscious lithium-ion battery cell-level charging management via state-monitored predictive control

Changfu Zou, Xiaosong Hu, Zhongbao Wei et al
Energy. Vol. 141, p. 250-259
Journal article
2016

Multi-time-scale observer design for state-of-charge and state-of-health of a lithium-ion battery

Changfu Zou, Chris Manzie, Dragan Nesic et al
Journal of Power Sources. Vol. 335, p. 121-130
Journal article
2016

A framework for simplification of PDE-based lithium-ion battery models

Changfu Zou, Chris Manzie, Dragan Nesic
IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. Vol. 24 (5), p. 1594-1609
Journal article

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Showing 13 research projects

2021–2023

AI-cloud-based Vehicle Management Strategies for Electrified Vehicles

Kun Gao GeoEngineering
Jiaming Wu Automatic Control
Xiaobo Qu GeoEngineering
Changfu Zou Automatic Control
Chalmers AI Research Centre (CHAIR)

2020–2022

Lithium-ion battery control for faster charging and longer life

Yang Li Automatic Control
Changfu Zou Automatic Control
European Commission (EC)

2020–2023

Data driven battery aging prediction

Changfu Zou Automatic Control
Swedish Energy Agency

2020–2021

Energy optimisation and control of autonomous electric vehicles

Changfu Zou Automatic Control
Xiaobo Qu GeoEngineering
Mingyang Pei Automatic Control
Chalmers

2020–2023

Battery control via adaptive modeling and predictive control

Changfu Zou Automatic Control
Torsten Wik Automatic Control
Swedish Research Council (VR)

2020–2023

BattVolt - Battery control with dynamically reconfiguration and controllable voltage

Torsten Wik Automatic Control
Albert Skegro Automatic Control
Changfu Zou Automatic Control
Mistra Innovation
Chalmers

2020–2022

Dynamic reconfiguration of vehicle battery systems

Torsten Wik Automatic Control
Changfu Zou Automatic Control
Yujing Liu Electrical Machines and Power Electronics
Xiaoliang Huang Electrical Machines and Power Electronics
Chalmers

2019–2022

System-Of-Systems for efficient Emergency Response and smart mobility (SoSER)

Xiaobo Qu GeoEngineering
Changfu Zou Automatic Control
Jie Zhu GeoEngineering
Christos Dimitrakakis Data Science
Ivana Tasic GeoEngineering
Ziling Zeng GeoEngineering
Kun Gao GeoEngineering
VINNOVA

2019–2022

Holistic and integrated emergency management technology & equipment in the event of traffic accidents

Xiaobo Qu GeoEngineering
Ivana Tasic GeoEngineering
Jie Zhu GeoEngineering
Kun Gao GeoEngineering
Ziling Zeng GeoEngineering
Changfu Zou Automatic Control
Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology
VINNOVA

2019–2021

Optimal control of intelligent electric vehicles for a fossil free, safe and efficient transport system

Xiaobo Qu GeoEngineering
Changfu Zou Automatic Control
Chalmers Library

2018–2019

Optimal usage of vehicle battery by multi-scale modelling

Patrik Johansson Condensed Matter Physics
Torsten Wik Automatic Control
Changfu Zou Automatic Control
Swedish Electromobility Centre
Chalmers

2017–2019

Battery Management

Torsten Wik Automatic Control
Changfu Zou Automatic Control
Anton Klintberg Automatic Control
Patrik Johansson Condensed Matter Physics
Chalmers

2017–2022

More efficient and health conscious usage of lithium ion batteries by adaptive modeling

Torsten Wik Automatic Control
Patrik Johansson Materials Physics
Lukas Wikander Automatic Control
Changfu Zou Automatic Control
Swedish Energy Agency

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