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Tatiana Minav

Associate Professor (tenure track), Hybrid Drives
Tampere University
phone number+358505940496
Hervanta Campus

About me

 Prof. T. Minav, (PI, D.Sc. (Tech.)) is part of the IHA-Innovative hydraulics and Automation unit at Tampere University/Finland. She has received a Doctor of Science degree (D.Sc.) from Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) in 2011. She is an expert in electro-hydrostatic systems and actuators, cylinder’s sensorless position motion control, simulation, energy balance, and energy recovery systems in non-road mobile machinery. During her academic career, she worked and lead industrial projects funded by Business Finland (former Tekes) and by the Academy of Finland) related to the electrification of off-road machinery and its implements.

Fields of expertise

Expertise description

  • Design of novel electric and hybrid powertrains for off-road machinery
  • Electrification of implements/working hydraulics and actuators e.g Zonal hydraulics
  • Energy balance and energy recovery systems in non-road mobile working machines. 
  • Component selection and dimensioning
  • Failure and condition monitoring, predictive maintenance systems
  • Thermal hydraulics simulation

Project links

Top achievements

 So far, I have authored in a total of 110 scientific publications. I am the first author of 39 of these publications comprising 15 peer-reviewed journal articles, 2 book chapters, and 22 conference proceedings ( number of open access publications 8). My H-index is 16 (according to Google scholar) and 10 (according to Scopus). In 2013, I changed the research environment and field from electric engineering to mechanical engineering (fluid power). In 2015, I added a parallel research topic with a focus on thermal study for arctic conditions.  

Research topics

Zonal hydraulics, Direct driven hydraulic drives, electrci and hybrid powertrains for off-road machinery and stationary applications

Research unit

IHA - Innovative Hydraulics and Automation

Research fields

Electrical and Mechanical engineering


Academy of Finland project: "Intelligent Techniques in Condition Monitoring of Electromechanical Energy Conversion Systems (ESTV)," consortium TAU, Aalto, and VTT (PI’s Tatiana Minav, Anouar Belahcen, Alex Jung, Janne Keränen Janne)