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Jeffrey Stein

Jeffrey Stein

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering

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Automotive Research Center


2480 GGB
2350 Hayward, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: (734) 936-3336


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983
S.B., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976
S.M., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976
B.S., Psychology, University of Massachusetts, 1973

Research Interests

Systems and control including machine design, control, monitoring, and diagnostics; physical system modeling; automated modeling; bond graph theory; proper modeling of active suspensions; proper vehicle handling and ride models; high efficiency dynamic formulations for vehicle dynamics; monitoring and control of thermally induced spindle bearing loads; design and control of high speed spindles and novel milling machines.

Research Areas

Controls, Mobility Automotive & Transportation

Honors & Awards

  • Michael J. Rabins Leadership Award, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division, 2012
  • Dedicated Service Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2010
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2005
  • ME Teacher Incentive Program Outstanding Teacher, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1999-2000
  • Distinguished Publication Award, Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurement and Control, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1993
  • Best Paper Award, American Control Conference Technical Session, 1992
  • Selected as one of 125 Alumni-to-Watch, University of Massachusetts, 1989
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation, 1987-1992
  • Research Incentive Award, Exxon Foundation, 1984

Faculty Type


Related News

Jeff Stein honored with award from ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division
The ASME Henry M. Paynter Outstanding Investigator Award from the Dynamic Systems and Control Division for 2020 has been awarded to Jeff Stein. 

Duan wins Best Paper Award at the 2015 Dynamic Systems and Controls Conference
The paper was chosen for the award amongst 56 nominations and 6 finalists. It was co-authored by fellow ME Ph.D. student, Keval Ramani, and ME Assistant Professor, Chinedum Okwudire

Stein receives Michael J. Rabins Leadership Award
This award is given biennially to a DSCD member who has demonstrated sustained outstanding leadership contributions to the DSCD, to ASME, and to fields of interest to the DSCD

Moura Receives Honorable Mention in ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards
This award recognizes the most exceptional scholarly work produced by doctoral students at the University of Michigan

Stein Presents at Briefing on Capitol Hill
ME Professor Jeffrey Stein spoke on the benefits and future of electric vehicles

Stein Receives ASME Dedicated Service Award
This award recognizes individuals who have served the society for at least ten years and have contributed unusual dedicated voluntary service to the society.

Michigan Researchers Secure NSF Funding for Vehicle-to-Grid Integration Research

Jeffery L. Stein Elected as ASME Fellow