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Dr. Nima Lotfi

      lotfi  Dr. Nima Lotfi - Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
School of Engineering
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1805
Room: EB 3068
Tel: (618)650-5189


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, USA, 2016
  • M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2010
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran, 2006

Research Interests

  • Control and estimation theory and applications in
    • Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems
    • Mechatronics
    • Electrified and Autonomous Transportation
    • Robotics
  • Characterization and electrochemical modeling of batteries
  • Traditional and electrochemical model-based battery management system design


  • ME 356-Dynamical Systems Modeling • ME 454-Robotics – Dynamics and Control

Selected Awards and Honors

  • DC Fellowship, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2015 – 2016
  • Graduate Leadership Development Program Certificate, University of Missouri System, 2014
  • First place at the student design competition in IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, Chicago, IL, USA, May 12 – 15, 2013
  • Best paper in session award at the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, October 17 – 19, 2012

Industrial Experience

  • Engineering Intern, Powertrain Architecture and Controls Division, Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, CA, USA, September 2013 – January 2014

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