Daofei Li

Associate Professor

Institute of Power Machinery and Vehicular Engineering

Department of Energy Engineering

Faculty of Engineering


Office: Institute of Power Machinery and Vehicular Engineering

Zhejiang University, Yuquan Campus

38 Zheda Road

Hangzhou, China 310027



(1)   Doctor of Philosophy: majoring in Vehicle Engineering, 2003 - 2008

Supervisor Prof. Fan Yu,

School of Mechanical Engineering,

Shanghai Jiaotong University  

(2)   Bachelor of Science: majoring in Vehicle Engineering, 1999 - 2003

Supervisor Prof. Lianzhu Zheng

College of Automotive Engineering,

Jilin University (formerly JUT, Jilin University of Technology)


Working Experience   

(1) 2016.01- Now, Associate Professor, Power Machinery and Vehicular Engineering Institute, Zhejiang University

(2) 2014.02- 2016.02, Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, USA

(3) 2010.07- 2015.12, Assistant Professor, Institute of Power Machinery and Vehicular Engineering, Department of Energy Engineering, Zhejiang University;

(4) 2011.08-2011.11, Visiting Scholar, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri, USA

(5) 2008.06-2010.06, Post-doc Researcher, College of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Zhejiang University;   


Course Teaching

(1) TGV: Theory of Ground Vehicles [Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2015, Spring-Summer 2016, Spring-Summer 2017]

(2) ACE: Automotive Control and Electronics [Summer 2009 ~ Spring 2013, Spring-Summer 2016]

(3) AHC: Automobile History and Culture [Summer 2012]



(1)    2015-2016. Autonomous vehicle control theory and application, Supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities.

(2)    2016-2017. Optimization of Hybrid Pneumatic Engine: Regenerative Braking, Funded by CEU State Key Lab.

(3)    2013-2015. Research on Coordinated Control of Tyre Forces for Future Automobiles with Electrified Powertrain (Funded by NSFC.)

(4)    2011-2013. Integrated Vehicle Dynamic Control for Electric Vehicles. (Funded by Zhejiang Province)

(5)    2010-2015. Hybrid Pneumatic Engine: Control Design and Simulation. (Funded by the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program))

(6)    2012-2013. Regenerative Braking through Engine Air Compression Cycle.

(7)    2011-2012. Small-sized electric vehicle: the mobility solution for the aging and the disabled. (Funded by Zhejiang Province)

(8)    2009-2012. Electric Vehicle Development: Power Matching and Simulation.

(9)    2009-2011. Powertrain Development for Off-Road Vehicles.

(10)2008-2011. Integrated Design Package for Chassis Design. (Funded by Zhejiang Province)

(11)2008-2011. Electronic Stability Control Algorithm


Academic Activities and Membership


Reviewer for: John Wiley & Sons Inc., Transportation Research (Part C), J. Franklin Institute, IMECHE J Part D: Automotive Engineering, IEEE ASME Trans. Mechatronics, etc. 


ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6909-0169,



Research work

1. Vehicle Dynamics and Control - Handling and Ride Comfort - Motion Control for Safety and Agility. 2. Human and Autonomous Vehicle: driver model, unmanned vehicle 3. New Energy Vehicle - Air Hybrid (Hybrid Pneumatic Engine) - Electric Vehicle, BEV and HEV.


E-mail:dfli AT zju DOT edu DOT cn