Department of

Electrical Engineering

Serving society through excellence in education, research, scholarship, and public outreach

Minghui Zhu

Dorothy Quiggle Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

227E Electrical Engineering West

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-5315

E-mail: muz16_at_psu_dot_edu

Research Area: Control Systems

Research Group: Multi-agent Networks Laboratory

Prior to joining the electrical engineering faculty in 2013, Dr. Zhu spent two years as a postdoctoral associate in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received Ph.D. in Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of California, San Diego in 2011. His research interests lie in the design, analysis and control of multi-agent networks with applications in multi-vehicle networks, transportation networks and the smart grid.


Ph.D. University of California, San Diego, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.Phil. Chinese University of Hong Kong, Mechanical and Automation Engineering
B.E. Zhejiang University, Mechanical Engineering and Automation


Systems and control, multi-agent networks, distributed algorithms, robotics

Selected Publications and Patents

Please see this link for a list of selected publications.

Honors and Awards

Outstanding reviewer of Automatica (the IFAC Journal), 2013, 2014
Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Professorship in Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2013
Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 2011
Powell Fellowship, University of California, San Diego, 2007
Dr. Frank G. Back Engineering Fellowship, University of California, San Diego, 2007