Professor Anna Stefanopoulou has been appointed the William Clay Ford Professor of Manufacturing.
After earning her Ph.D. from Michigan’s EECS department in 1996, Anna joined the U-M faculty as an associate professor in 2000. She was promoted to professor in 2006. Since 2009, she has served as director of the Automotive Research Center. She is a fellow of ASME and of IEEE, a member of a U.S. National Academies committee on the 2025 U.S. Light Duty Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards and has served as an associate editor of multiple journals, among other distinctions.
In addition, Anna has been recognized with several awards, including the 2009 ASME Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award, a 2005 U-M Henry Russel Award, a 2005 Mechanical Engineering Department Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, a 2002 Ralph Teetor SAE Educational Award and a 1997 NSF CAREER Award. In 2002, she was also named one of the world’s most promising innovators by MIT’s Technology Review. Anna has co-authored the book Control of Fuel Cell Power Systems, earned 20 U.S. patents, received five best paper awards and produced more than 250 publications on the control of internal combustion engines and electrochemical processes such as fuel cells and batteries.
Endowed professorships recognize outstanding faculty members with distinguished records of teaching, research and impact.