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Steve Skerlos

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Steve Skerlos

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering
3001F EECS (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)
1301 Beal
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122
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Phone: (734) 615-5253
Fax: (734) 647-3170

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Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, 2000
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, 1994

Research Interests

Environmental and sustainable technology systems; life cycle product design optimization; pollution prevention technologies for manufacturing; metalworking fluid formulation and performance; membrane filtration; supercritical fluid delivery of lubricants; biological detection and control in aqueous systems; technology policy analysis.

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Major Funding Sources

National Science Foundation; Ford

Honors and Awards

Second Place, Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, 2012

Neil Van Eenam Memorial Undergraduate Teaching Award, College of Engineering, The University of Michigan, 2011

Mechanical Engineering Department Achievement Award, 2009

Ralph Teetor Award, SAE, 2008

Kuo K. Wang Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2007

Education Excellence Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2006

Outstanding Student Group Advisor for Engineers Without Borders, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2004

Gilbert Whitaker Award for the Improvement of Teaching, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, 2003-2004

New Faces of Engineering, National Engineers Week, 2003

Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2002

1938E Class Excellence Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2002-2003

Robert Caddell Memorial Materials & Manufacturing Award (with Fu Zhao), 2002

Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2001

CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2000

In the News...

2013 - Fusion Coolant Systems Receives $600,000 in funding

2012 - ME faculty research featured on NPR and Web MD

2012 - Skerlos featured in MconneX 40-minute program on sustainability

2012 - ME faculty spin-out company takes 2nd in statewide award

2012 - Skerlos Honored With Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship


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