Panos Papalambros

Panos Papalambros
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
James B Angell Distinguished University Professor & Donald C Graham Professor
Professor of Art and Design
Professor of Architecture


EECS (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)

1301 Beal 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122

(734) 647-8401


Ph.D., Design Division, Mechanical Engineering Department, Stanford University, 1979
M.S., Mechanical Engineering Department, Stanford University, 1976
Diploma, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 1974

Research Interests

Design optimization; large scale system synthesis; automotive systems design, including hybrid vehicles; eco-design; product design.

Honors and Awards

Best Paper Award, European Marketing Academy and the International Journal of Research in Marketing, 2012
Stephen S. Attwood Award, University of Michigan College of Engineering, 2009
Ruth & Joel Spira Outstanding Design Educator Award, ASME, 2008
Best Paper in Design Automation, ASME/Ford, 2005
Distinguished Achievement Award in Systems and Design, JSME, 2004
Fellow, SAE, 2003
Best Paper in Electromagnetic Compatibility Symposium, IEEE, 2003
Donald C. Graham Endowed Professorship, 2000-present
Excellence in Service Award, COE, 1999
Machine Design Award (highest society award in the field of mechanical design), ASME, 1999
Design Automation Award (for contributions to design optimization and automation), ASME, 1998
Best Paper in Design Automation, ASME/Black & Decker, 1995
Fellow, ASME, 1993
Excellence in Service Award, MEAM, 1992
Best Paper in Design Automation, ASME/Eastman Kodak, 1992
Academic Leadership Fellow, CIC, 1990-1991
Young Engineer of the Year, ASME, 1986
Exxon Foundation Award for Excellence in Research, MEAM, 1983-1984
Exxon Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching, MEAM, 1981-1982
Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Tau Beta Pi, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 1980-1981

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

Panos Papalambros, Jesse Austin-Breneman, Dan Cooper, and Michael Umbriac collectively have been selected winners of the 2019 ASME Ben C. Sparks Medal Award.

The recipients were Emrah Bayrak, Max Yi Ren (ME Alumnus), Alex Burnap, Jeffrey Hartley, Yanxin Pan, and Prof. Panos Papalambros

Panos Papalambros is the recipient of the 2014 ASEE Ralph Coats Roe Award and the 2014 ASME Robert E Abbott Award

Panos Papalambros, who was named James B. Angell Distinguished Professor in 2013, gave his DUP Lecture this past February

Papalambros' lecture will highlight his research at U-M and will take place on February 12th at 4 p.m. in the Rackham Amphitheatre, followed by a reception in Rackham Assembly Hall

The career profile of ME Alumnus, Andreas Malikopoulos, PhD, has been recently featured on the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's website.