Welcome to Automotive Powertrain and Emissions Control Laboratory

Current and Past Sponsors: U.S. Department of Energy, TN Department of Transportation, Cummins Inc., DENSO, Nissan North America, and more.

The Automotive Powertrain and Emissions Control Laboratory (APECL) at Tennessee Technological University was established by Prof. Pingen Chen in 2016. Our main research focuses on modeling, diagnostics, controls, and optimizations of various automotive systems including conventional/hybrid/electric powertrains, electric vehicle eco-system, internal combustion engines, emissions control systems, automated and connected vehicles, energy-efficient mobility systems, and advanced engine combustion with alternative/renewable fuels.

Thank  you for visiting APECL website. We currently have several master and PhD position openings. Highly motivated applicants are suggested to check our website and send application materials such as CV and publications to Prof. Chen by email for review.