CCEFP Summit – Spring 2023

CCEFP Spring Summit

April 11 — 13th, 2023

Click Here for Presentation Slides (password protected, contact

Event Locations:
Department of Mechanical Engineering – ME #1130
University of Minnesota
111 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Campus Club Lounge
Coffman Memorial Union, 4th Floor Lounge
University of Minnesota
300 Washington Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 5545

Johnson Room – McNamara Alumni Center
University of Minnesota
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 5545

Getting To and Around Campus:

  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering, Campus Club (inside Coffman Memorial Union) and McNamara Alumni Center 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.

UMN Laboratory Tour Guidance

  • All attendees should meet at 3pm in ME #1130. Please do not wear open-toe shoes during the lab tours and please tie back any loose hair or articles of clothing.

UMN COVID-19 Policies

  • Masks are only required in the following areas:
    • In posted healthcare setting
    • In settings where Personal Protective Equipment is required due to environmental or hazardous material conditions
    • Isolation and quarantine spaces



Registration deadline: **April 1st**

DAY 1: Tuesday, April 11th  – ME 1130


3:10 PM LAB TOURS (Meet in Mechanical Engineering #1130)

6:00 PM DINNER Casual Dinner Buffet (Campus Club Lounge, Coffman Memorial Union)

DAY 2: Wednesday, April 12th – ME 1130

7:45-8:00 AM WELCOME

8:00-10:00 AM Session I: Technical Presentations

  • An Analysis of Hydraulic Rod Seal Stick‐Slip Mechanical and Sound Vibrations* Paul Michael, MSOE (30 min)
  • Molecular dynamic simulations and the critical shear rate of hydraulic fluids – Pawan Panwar, MSOE (30 min)
  • Extended Reality for Fluid Power Education* – Farid Breidi, Purdue University (30 min)
  • Simulation and Design of Externally Actuated Digital Pumps* – Farid Breidi, Purdue University (30 min)

10:00-10:15 AM Break

10:30 – 12:00 PM   Session II: Technical Presentations

  • Dynamic Temperature Control of HSTs – Daniel Escobar, UMN (30 min)
  • Net Zero Carbon Off-road Vehicles – Kim Stelson, UMN (30 min)
  • Powering Sustainability: Exploring Alternative Fuels and Technologies for Medium and Heavy-Duty Off-Road Engines – Sayan Biswas, UMN (30 min)

12:00-1:00 PM LUNCH

1:00-3:00 PM Session II Cont’d:

  • Hydraulic Transmission Architectures for Wave Energy Harvesting – James Van de Ven, University of Minnesota (30 min)
  • Electrified Off-Highway Machines – James Van de Ven, University of Minnesota (30 min)
  • Commercialization Analysis of Mid-power HST Wind Turbines – Yingkun Sheng, UMN (30 min)
  • Machine Learning based Diagnostics for Electrohydraulic Systems* – Zongxuan Sun, UMN (30 min)

3:15-3:45 PM Break


  • Topic: Decarbonizing Off-road Equipment – Doug Longman – ANL (45 min) 
  • Topic: High power DC Charging Challenges – Ted Bohn – ANL (45 min)

6:00 PM DINNER Johnson Room, McNamara Alumni Center

DAY 3: Thursday, April 13th – ME 1130

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, UMN (1 hr) 
  • Fully Electric Powered, hydraulic assisted, Compact Track Loader* – Perry Li, UMN (1 hr)

10:30-10:45 AM Break

10:45-11:15 AM CCEFP Strategic Initiatives

  • Building a Robust Workforce in Electrical Power Engineering by Democratizing Technical Education – Siddharth Raju, University of Minnesota (30 min)

11:315-12:00 PM CCEFP Strategic Initiatives Cont’d

  • CCEFP Electrification Workshop summary & Q&A – Zongxuan Sun, UMN (45 min)

12:00-1:00 PM LUNCH


1:15 – 2:00 PM CCEFP IEC BOARD MEETING (member representatives only)

Event Logistics:


A special event rate has been provided for $149/night

The Graduate Hotel
615 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

$149/night + taxes, fees, and parking
The Graduate Hotel Room Block Reservation Link – Click Here


Registration deadline: **April 1st** 

Attendee rates:

  • CCEFP Industry Members: $350
  • Faculty, Students, Staff: $0
  • Invited Guest Presenters: $0
  • Sponsorship Registrants: $0
  • Other attendees: $495
  • Media: $125