CCEFP Summit

CCEFP Summit – Spring 2024

CCEFP Spring Summit Event

April 16 — 18th, 2024

On-Campus In-Person

Student Poster Show/Social Mixer Location: Mechanical Engineering Building #1130 (*updated room number)

Technical Conference Location: Lind Hall #325

Conference Dinner Location: Coffman Memorial Union– Dale Shephard Room 4th floor

Getting To and Around Campus:

  • Event locations are within walking distance of the East Bank Lightrail stop, the Washington Avenue Parking Ramp, and the Graduate Hotel.
  • From MSP Airport, consider an Uber, the Lightrail, or car rental to get to the UMN campus. Lightrail option: From MSP airport take the Blue line train going north towards downtown Minneapolis. There is a train station at the airport underneath the parking ramps. You can purchase a pass right there. Get off at the US Bank station (MN Vikings stadium) and then take the Green line train going east towards St Paul. Get off at East Bank station. The Graduate Minneapolis Hotel is right there.


Registration deadline: **April 1st**

DAY 1: Tuesday, April 16th

5:30pm – Student Poster Show and Casual Dinner – Mechanical Engineering Room #1130 (*updated room number)

DAY 2: Wednesday, April 17th  

Conference Location Lind Hall Room #325

7:45 AM -8:00 AM WELCOME – Prof Zongxuan Sun, Mechanical Engineering Prof and CCEFP Director, University of Minnesota 

SESSION I: Technical Presentations 

8:00 – 10:00 AM 

  • Prof Kim A. Stelson Research Group, University of Minnesota, Control of Hydrostatic Wind Turbines (30min)
  • Prof Van de Ven Research Group, University of Minnesota, Study of Hydraulic Power-take-off Architectures for Wave Energy Harvesting (30min)
  • Prof Li Research Group, University of Minnesota, Valve Timing Control of a Hondamatic (HMT) transmission (30min)
  • Prof Xingyong Song Research Group, Texas A&M University, On-line Prediction of Resistant Force During Soil-tool Interaction (30min

10:00-10:30 AM Break 

SESSION II: Technical Presentations 

10:30 – 12:00 PM 

  • Paul Michael Research Group, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Hydraulic Cylinder Seal Friction, Lubrication and Wear (30min)
  • Ario Kordestani, Iowa State University, Replicating Real World Field Conditions on the ISU Dyno (30 min)
  • Prof Yongsoon Yoon Research Group, Oakland University, Hydraulic System Diagnostic based on Inverse Model Estimation and Frequency Domain Analysis (30min)

12:00-1:00 PM LUNCH 

1:00 – 3:00 PM Invited presenters

  • Prof Chris Paredis, emeritus, Clemson University, Deep Orange Experiential Learning at its Best (60min) 
  • Dr Theodore Krause, Argonne National Lab Program Manager for Fuel Cell Technologies Office, Total Cost of Ownership Analysis of Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Selected Vehicle Applications in Agriculture and Construction,” (60min)

3:00-3:15 PM Break 

3:15-5:30 PM INDUSTRY PANEL DISCUSSIONOpportunities and challenges facing the fluid power and off-road industries 

  • Gary Kassen, Engineering Director, CNH Industrial 
  • Dr Aleks Egelja, Senior Technical Manager, Caterpillar 
  • Paul Kubinski, Engineering Manager. Parker Hannifin 
  • Ben Hoxie, Senior Director, Solutions, Danfoss Power Systems
  • Eric Severson, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, UMN 

6 PM DINNER – Dale Shepherd Room, Campus Club at Coffman Memorial Union 4th floor

DAY 3: Thursday, April 18th 

8:30 – 10:30 AM SESSION III: DOE Funded Research 

  • Optimization and Evaluation of Energy Savings for Connected and Autonomous Off-Road Vehicles – Zongxuan Sun, University of Minnesota (1hr) 
  • Fully Electric Powered, hydraulic assisted, Compact Track Loader – Perry Li, University of   Minnesota (1hr) 

10:30-10:45 AM Break

10:45-11:45 AM CCEFP Fall 2023 Workshop  Summary 

  • CCEFP Modeling & Simulation Workshop summary – Q&A – Zongxuan Sun, University of Minnesota

11:45 -12:45 PM Break for Lunch 

12:45-1:00 PM CCEFP Spring Summit Conference Closing Remarks 

1:00-2:30 PM IEC Board Members Only Meeting 


Event Logistics:


The Graduate Hotel
615 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

UMN rate of $174/night + taxes, fees, and parking


Registration deadline: **April 1st** 

Attendee Rates:

  • CCEFP Industry Members: $450
  • UMN Faculty, Students, Staff: $0
  • External Academic Faculty, Students, Staff: $150
  • Invited Guest Presenters: $0
  • Other attendees: $575
  • *Guest only dinner ticket add-on $75