Anna Stefanopoulou

Anna Stefanopoulou
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
William Clay Ford Professor of Manufacturing
Director, Automotive Research Center


AL (W.E. Lay Auto Lab)

1231 Beal 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2133

(734) 615-8461


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

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

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

Stefanopoulou delivered "Control Engineers: The Unsung Heroes of Battery Technology" at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) in Melbourne Australia this past December.

They are honored for the development of an advanced battery management system accounting for electro-thermo-mechanical phenomena

Endowed professorships recognize outstanding faculty members with distinguished records of teaching, research and impact.

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States

The U-M project leaders are Jeff Sakamoto, an associate professor of mechanical engineering; and Anna Stefanopoulou, a professor of mechanical engineering. Both are affiliated with U-M’s Energy Institute

U-M ME Professor Anna Stefanopoulou Served on Committee