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Herschel Pangborn

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Larson Transportation Institute

230 Reber Building

hxp5027@psu.edu

814-867-3293

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Energy Systems; Sensors & Controls; Thermal/Fluid Sciences; Transportation Systems

Interest Areas:

Dynamic systems and control, energy management in vehicles and buildings, predictive and distributed/hierarchical control, switched systems, modeling and optimization of electro-thermal systems

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2013
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
  • Ph D, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Justin P. Koeln, Herschel Pangborn, Matthew A. Williams, Malia L. Kawamura and Andrew G. Alleyne, 2019, "Hierarchical Control of Aircraft Electro-Thermal Systems", IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
  • Satya Ravi Teja Peddada, Daniel R. Herber, Herschel Pangborn, Andrew G. Alleyne and James T. Allison, 2019, "Optimal Flow Control and Single Split Architecture Exploration for Fluid-based Thermal Management", Journal of Mechanical Design, 141
  • Matthew A. Williams, Justin P. Koeln, Herschel Pangborn and Andrew G. Alleyne, 2018, "Dynamical Graph Models of Aircraft Electrical, Thermal, and Turbomachinery Components", Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 140, (4)
  • Herschel Pangborn, Justin P. Koeln, Matthew A. Williams and Andrew G. Alleyne, 2018, "Experimental Validation of Graph-Based Hierarchical Control for Thermal Management", Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 140
  • Herschel Pangborn, Joel E Hey, Timothy O. Deppen, Andrew G Alleyne and Timothy S Fisher, 2017, "Hardware-in-the-Loop Validation of Advanced Fuel Thermal Management Control", Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer
  • Herschel Pangborn and Andrew G. Alleyne, 2016, "Switched linear control for refrigerant superheat recovery in vapor compression systems", Control Engineering Practice, 57
  • Herschel Pangborn, Andrew G. Alleyne and Ning Wu, 2015, "A Comparison Between Finite Volume and Switched Moving Boundary Approaches for Dynamic Vapor Compression System Modeling", International Journal of Refrigeration, 53

Conference Proceedings

  • Herschel Pangborn, Cary E. Laird and Andrew G. Alleyne, 2020, "Hierarchical Hybrid MPC for Management of Distributed Phase Change Thermal Energy Storage Under Pulsed Loading"
  • Herschel Pangborn and Andrew G Alleyne, 2019, "Cooperativity and Hierarchical MPC of State-Constrained Switched Power Flow Systems"
  • Pamela J Tannous, Donald J Docimo, Herschel Pangborn and Andrew G Alleyne, 2019, "Hierarchical Estimation for Complex Multi-Domain Dynamical Systems"
  • Donald J Docimo, Herschel Pangborn and Andrew G. Alleyne, 2018, "Hierarchical Control for Electro-Thermal Power Management of an Electric Vehicle Powertrain"
  • Satya Ravi Teja Peddada, Daniel Herber, Herschel Pangborn, Alleyne A.G. and Allison J.T., 2018, "Optimal Flow Control and Single Split Architecture Exploration for Fluid-Based Thermal Management"
  • Herschel Pangborn, Justin P Koeln and Andrew G Alleyne, 2018, "Passivity and Decentralized MPC of Switched Graph-Based Power Flow Systems"
  • Herschel Pangborn, Matthew Williams, Justin Koeln and Andrew Alleyne, 2017, "Graph-Based Hierarchical Control of Thermal-Fluid Power Flow Systems"
  • Justin P Koeln, Matthew A Williams, Herschel Pangborn and Andrew G Alleyne, 2016, "Experimental Validation of Graph-Based Modeling for Thermal Fluid Power Flow Systems"
  • Herschel Pangborn, Joel E Hey, Timothy O. Deppen, Andrew G Alleyne and Timothy S Fisher, 2016, "Hardware-in-the-Loop Validation of Advanced Fuel Thermal Management Control"
  • Herschel Pangborn and Andrew G Alleyne, 2016, "Switched Linear Control of Vapor Compression Systems under Highly Transient Conditions"
  • Herschel Pangborn and Andrew G Alleyne, 2015, "Dynamic Modeling of Heat Exchangers with Humidity and Condensation"
  • Herschel Pangborn, Sean N Brennan and Karl M Reichard, 2013, "Development and applications of a robot tracking system for NIST test methods", IEEE

Other

  • Herschel Pangborn, 2019, "Hierarchical Control for Multi-Domain Coordination of Vehicle Energy Systems with Switched Dynamics"
  • Herschel Pangborn, 2015, "Dynamic Modeling, Validation, and Control for Vapor Compression Systems"
  • Herschel Pangborn, 2013, "Development and Applications of a Robot Tracking System for NIST Test Methods"

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • Best Paper Award, Energy Systems Technical Committee, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division, American Control Conference, 2019
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 2015 - 2018

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