Vivek A Sujan

Distinguished Research Staff

Vivek Sujan is currently developing advanced decarbonization research of commercial vehicles at the NTRC, ORNL. Prior to this, Vivek had been with Cummins Inc. for nearly 18 years. He was the Senior Technical Director leading the Advanced Technology Planning and Concept Development for the New Power Business Unit (NPBU, Cummins). He managed and lead Advanced Technology activities for the NPBU, focused on Hydrogen and Electrification Power Systems (systems and infrastructure, hybrid systems, batteries, motor generators, power electronics, e-accessories, e-drivetrain, PEM fuel cells, hydrogen storage, and supported products) for On- and Off-Highway applications. This included North America and Global markets.  During this period, he has also held several positions with the Engine Business Unit and Research & Technology Department. Prior to working at Cummins Inc. Vivek worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Engineer at MIT/JPL-NASA for about 2 years, developing advanced control architectures for robotic systems in terrestrial and extra-terrestrial activities. Vivek received his BS degrees in Physics, Mathematics (1995) and Mechanical Engineering (1996) from CalTech, MS degree in Mechanical Engineering (1998), and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering/Control Systems (2002) from MIT. He holds over 100 US and over 100 International Granted Patents in the field of Automotive Systems/Vehicles/Diesel engines, System Dynamics, Powertrains, Automation, Eco-Systems and Controls.


US Patent 11,035,263 Compression release valvetrain design
US Patent 10,943,490 Platoon Systems for Vehicles