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Anna Stefanopoulou

Anna Stefanopoulou

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
William Clay Ford Professor of Technology

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2044 AL
1231 Beal, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2133

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (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

Research Areas

Controls, Energy, Mobility Automotive & Transportation

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, SAE, 2018
  • Associate Editor IEEE Trans in Control Systems Technology, 2002-2007 and 2015- present
  • Elected Member Board of Governors for the IEEE Control Sys Society (CSS) 2006-2009, 2017-2020
  • Elected Member Executive Committee of the ASME Dynamic Systems Control Division, 2015-2019
  • Member IEEE Fellow: Evaluation Committee for IEEE Control System Society (2016-2018)
  • Member ASME Phi Tau Sigma Awards (Gold, Larsen, Richards) Selection Committee 2016-2017
  • Plenary, 56th IEEE Conference on Control and Decision, 2017
  • William Clay Ford Professor of Manufacturing, 2017
  • Control System Technology Award, IEEE Control System Society, 2016
  • Plenary, 2nd Symposium on Combustion Control, 2016
  • Keynote 8th IFAC international symposium on Advances in Automotive Control, 2016
  • Plenary 3rd Biannual International Conf. in Powertrain Modeling and Control, 2016
  • ASME Automotive and Transportation Systems Technical Committee (ATS-TC) best paper award for the “Methodology to Evaluate the Fuel Economy of a Multimode Combustion Engine With Three-Way Catalytic Converter,” 2016
  • Member National Research Council (NRC) committee for reviewing the USA National Corporate Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) Standards in Light Duty Vehicles 2012-2015
  • Semi-Plenary, American Control Conference, 2014
  • ASME Automotive and Transportation Systems Technical Committee (ATS-TC) best paper awards for the “Experiments and Analysis of High Cyclic Variability at the Operating Limits of Spark-Assisted HCCI Combustion,” 2013
  • Research Excellence Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2012
  • Keynote, The Advanced Engine Control Symposium, AECS2011, 2011
  • First and Luminaries: Battery Management: Prognostics and Health Monitoring Symposium, 2011
  • Keynote Lecture, Modeling and Simulation Symposium, GVSET, 2010
  • Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award, ASME, 2009
  • Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2008
  • University of Michigan Faculty Recognition Award, 2008
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2007
  • Keynote Lecture, CSChE2007 57th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, 2007
  • 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
  • Plenary Talk, International Federation of Automatic Control, Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, 2004
  • 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
  • Invitee of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) 4th German-American, 2001
  • Invitee of the National Academy of Engineering Symposium on Frontiers of Engineering, 1999
  • 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

Battery Aging and Fault Detection, with Professor Anna Stefanopoulou from University of Michigan
Anna Stefanopoulou, William Clay Ford Professor of Technology in the U-M Department of Mechanical Engineering, sat down recently with Let’s Talk!, a podcast series hosted by the Electrochemical Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at UL Research Institutes.

ME professor delivers keynote speech for Energy and Climate panel at Inaugural Symposium of the Hellenic Institute of Advanced Studies
Dr. Stefanopoulou spoke about her “research vision on electrification of the automotive sector and the challenges that are involved in advancing battery technology.”

Prepping for the Revolution
University of Michigan engineers are working to make our electrified future more equitable and avoid the mistakes of the past.

Control Engineering Practice Award presented to Anna Stefanopoulou
The American Automatic Control Council (AACC) award recognizes impactful contributions to the modeling, analysis, and control of advanced vehicle powertrain systems.

Urgent climate action: How engineers are heeding IPCC’s call
Efforts are underway to reduce CO2, develop sustainable energy, and adapt to a warmer future.

ME Faculty Represented at 2018 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
Two awards given to faculty and Peng delivers a lecture titled, "How Control Theories Were Used to Improve Energy and Safety of Automotive systems."

Stefanopoulou to serve as director of Energy Institute
Anna Stefanopoulou, a mechanical engineer with an expertise in modeling, control and optimization of internal combustion engines, batteries and fuel cells, will become director of the U-M Energy Institute.

Stefanopoulou elected SAE fellow
The SAE's highest grade of membership, the Fellow status recognizes and honors long-term members who have made a significant impact on the Society's mobility technology through leadership, research, and innovation.

Stefanopoulou selected to receive Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award
The Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Awards recognize tenured faculty from any discipline who are outstanding mentors of doctoral students, who support their intellectual, creative, scholarly, and professional growth, and foster a culture of intellectual engagement in which they thrive.

Spark Electric Racing represented at the North American International Auto Show
Spark Electric Racing showcases world record-breaking all-electric bike, Chronos, at North American International Auto Show. 

Stefanopoulou delivers Plenary Talk at the 56th Conference of Decision and Control describing Battery Controls
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.

Stefanopoulou and Siegel recipients of 2016 Control Systems Technology Award
They are honored for the development of an advanced battery management system accounting for electro-thermo-mechanical phenomena

Stefanopoulou appointed the William Clay Ford Professor of Manufacturing
Endowed professorships recognize outstanding faculty members with distinguished records of teaching, research and impact.

U-Michigan ME receives $5.4M for energy projects
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

A Push To Make Gasoline Engines More Efficient - ME Faculty on NPR Morning Edition
Technology exists for gas cars to get 55 miles per gallon — the fuel economy goal set by the Obama administration for the year 2025. But all the extra comforts consumers are used to can drive fuel economy down by half.

Stefanopoulou Receives ACSE Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award

Stefanopoulou, Tilbury Named IEEE Fellows

Stefanopoulou Receives Faculty Recognition Award

Peng and Stefanopoulou Receive Outstanding Achievement Awards

Stefanopoulou Elected as ASME Fellow

Stefanopoulou Team Awarded DOE Flex-Fuel Vehicle Funding

Anna Stefanopoulou Named One of World's Top 100 Young Innovators