Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame



Peter Bauer

Office:  269 Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering

Phone:  574-631-8015


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Current Position
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Miami
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Technical University Munich

Research Interests
My research focuses on efficiency optimization in power generation and transportation systems, especially HEVs. Aspects include engine management for attaining optimal efficiency using hybridization techniques such as cycling and optimal operating point choice. Another effort focuses on infrastructural constraints for EV operation in cities. Optimization of charging station location is one such problem.

Key Words
Brake Specific Fuel Consumption, Efficiency, Hybrid Powertrain, Diesel Engines, Operating Points, Energy Consumption, Drive Cycles, Charging Station Placement, Energy Optimal Routing

Relevant Energy Publications

  1. Bauer, P.H.,and Bui, Q.T.  “On the optimal choice of operating points in large series hybrids”, EVS27, Barcelona, 2013.
  2. Bauer, P.H., and Pérez-Bernabeu E., “The effect of operating point choice on Fuel economy in series hybrids”, EVS27, Barcelona 2013.
  3. Bauer, P.H., and Yi, Z. “Energy consumption models and charging station placement for EVs”, Smartgreens 2014, Barcelona 2014.
  4. Peter Bauer, S. Mingo, B. Lantero, J. Larkin, "On Fuel Economy Bounds", IEEE Vehicle and Propulsion Conference (VPPC 2012), Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2011.