Zuomin Dong


Ph.D., P.Eng., FCSME

  • Modelling, Design and Control Optimizations of:
    • Advanced Hybrid Electric Propulsion Systems for Vehicles and Marine Vessels
    • PEM Fuel Cell Systems, and
    • Smart Power Grids
  • Applications of Data-driven Modelling and Intelligent Systems
  • Computational Design and Global Optimization Search Tools
  • Optimal Toolpath Generation for 5-Axis CNC Machining

Contact Information

Department of
Mechanical Engineering
EOW Building, Room 523
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 3055
Victoria, B.C., V8W 3P6

Tel: 250-721-8693
Fax: 250-721-6051

Biographical Sketch


Zuomin Dong received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, in 1989 and immediately joined the faculty of the University of Victoria. Served as the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering for over ten years, he is a Professor and a member of the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems at the University of Victoria. Dr. Dong is also a Professional Engineer registered in British Columbia and a Fellow of CSME. 


Dr. Dong's research expertise and interests include: 


• modelling, design and control optimizations of hybrid electric vehicles, marine vessels, and hydrogen fuel cell systems; 

• metamodel-based global optimization algorithms for solving complex virtual model-based optimization problems; 

• real-time optimal control of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and vessels, smart power grid, and traffic systems; 

• optimal 5-axis CNC tool path planning and generation.


These researches have been widely published in scientific journals, conference proceedings, and industrial patents. Dr. Dong has worked closely with the industry and served as Director, consultant and collaborator of companies and government agencies. He also served as a member of the editorial boards of several international journals and organization committees of several international conferences. 


Dr. Dong also contributed to several international academic and research collaboration programs at UVic and served as a reviewer for several funding agencies and universities.