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Anna Stefanopoulou

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Anna Stefanopoulou

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Director, Automotive Research Center
2044 AL (W.E. Lay Auto Lab)
1231 Beal
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2133
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Phone: (734) 615-8461
Fax: (734) 764-4256

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Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, 1996
M.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, 1994
M.S., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan, 1992
Diploma, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering/Mechanica, National Technical University of Athens, 1991

Research Interests

Estimation and control of internal combustion engines and electrochemical processes such as fuel cells and batteries

Major Funding Sources

National Science Foundation; United States Department of Energy; Path/Caltrans; Ford; Mack Trucks; Turbodyne; Volvo

Honors and Awards

Research Excellence Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2012

Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2008

Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2008

Best paper in Advanced Vehicle Propulsion, co-authored by Ph.D. advisee Chia Jui Chiang, 8th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control (AVEC06), Taipei, Taiwan, August 24-26, 2006

Keynote Lecture: "New Trends on Engine Control, Simulation and Modeling", Les Rencontres Scientifiques de l'IFP, IFP/Rueil-Malmaison, France,, 2006

Plenary Talk, IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, UK, England,, September 6 - 8, 2006

Outstanding Young Investigator, American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Dynamic Systems and Control Division, 2005

Henry Russel Award, University of Michigan, 2005

Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, Mechanical Engineering Department, Univeristy of Michigan, 2005

Keynote Lecture, ASME 3rd International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, 2005

Best Paper Award co-authored by Ph.D. advisee Katherine Peterson, International Federation of Automatic Control, Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, Sydney, AU, 2004

Teaching Incentive Fund Award based on a new maximum in the student evaluation score for ME360 in the F02 term, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2003

Control Systems Society Transactions on Control Systems Technology Outstanding Paper Award, International Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., 2003

New Faces of Engineering, National Engineers Week, 2003

Best Paper Award, IEEE Transaction Control System Technology, 2001-2002

Named as one of World's Top 100 Young Innovators in Technology and Business, MIT's Technology Review Magazine,, 2002

Teetor Educational Award, Society of Automotive Engineers, 2002

Innovation Awards (based on patents issued and publications), Ford, 1998,1999, 2000, 2001

Faculty Early Career Development Award, National Science Foundation,, 1997

In the News...

2016 - Stefanopoulou appointed the William Clay Ford Professor of Manufacturing

2015 - U-Michigan ME receives $5.4M for energy projects

2015 - Investigating the Targets for the U.S. Light Duty Vehicles’ Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Emissions

2015 - ARC Enters Fourth Phase of Funding in TARDEC Contract


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