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Xia Wang, Ph.D.

Xia Wang Headshot Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department
402 EC; (248) 370-2224; Fax: (248) 370-4416
[email protected]

Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2003

  • 2017-present Professor, Oakland University 
  • 2011-2017 Associate Professor, Oakland University
  • 2005-2011 Assistant Professor, Oakland University
  • 2004-2005 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
  • Member of ASME, ECS, ASEE


  • EGR 2500: Introduction to Thermal Engineering
  • ME 3500: Introduction to Fluid and Thermal Energy Transport
  • ME 4500: Energy System Analysis and Design
  • ME 6535: Fundamentals of Battery Systems for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
  • ME 6530: Fuel Cell Science and Technology
  • ME 6510: Convective Transport Phenomena


  • Modeling proton exchange membrane fuel cells and Li-ion batteries
  • Characterizing thermal properties of Li-ion batteries
  • Optimizing charging strategy for Li-ion batteries

Selected Publications

(1) Bazinski S. J., Wang, X.*, Brian Sangeorzan and Laila Guessous, Measuring and assessing the effective in-plane thermal conductivity of Lithium Ion Phosphate Pouch Cells, Energy, Volume/Issue 114C, Aug 2016, Pages 1085-1092.

(2) Bazinski S. J. and Wang, X.*, Predicting Heat Generation in a Lithium-ion Pouch Cell through Thermography and the Lumped Capacitance Model,” Journal of Power Sources, Volume 305, 15 February 2016, Pages 97-105.

(3) Xu, M., Zhang, Z.*, Wang, X. Jia, L. and Yang, L., “Two Dimensional Electrochemical-thermal coupled modeling of cylindrical LiFePO4 batteries,” Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 256, pp. 233-243, June 2014.

(4) Inman K. and Wang, X.*, Detection of Liquid Water in the Flow Channels of PEM Fuel Cell using an Optical Sensor, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 39, Issue 34, November 2014, pp. 19691-19700.

(5) Inman K. and Wang, X.*, “In-Situ Temperature Measurement on Cathode GDL in PEMFC Using an Optical Fiber Temperature Sensor,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Vol. 160, Issue 6, F496-F500, 2013.

School of Engineering and Computer Science

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