Steve Skerlos

Steve Skerlos
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering


GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)

2350 Hayward 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125

(734) 615-5253


Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, 2000
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, 1994

Research Interests

Environmental and sustainable technology systems; life cycle product design optimization; pollution prevention technologies for manufacturing; metalworking fluid formulation and performance; membrane filtration; supercritical fluid delivery of lubricants; biological detection and control in aqueous systems; technology policy analysis.

Honors and Awards

Second Place, Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, 2012
Neil Van Eenam Memorial Undergraduate Teaching Award, College of Engineering, The University of Michigan, 2011
Mechanical Engineering Department Achievement Award, 2009
Ralph Teetor Award, SAE, 2008
Kuo K. Wang Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2007
Education Excellence Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2006
Outstanding Student Group Advisor for Engineers Without Borders, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2004
Gilbert Whitaker Award for the Improvement of Teaching, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, 2003-2004
New Faces of Engineering, National Engineers Week, 2003
Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2002
1938E Class Excellence Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2002-2003
Robert Caddell Memorial Materials & Manufacturing Award (with Fu Zhao), 2002
Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2001
CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2000

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

The United States Environmental Protection Agency awards Steve Skerlos with a 2020 Green Chemistry Challenge Award for his Pure-Cut technology. 

Dr. Steve Skerlos, founder and CTO of Fusion Coolant Systems and professor of mechanical, civil, and environmental engineering at the University of Michigan, has been named ThomasNet's September 2019's Champion for Industry.

An award honoring the development of innovative manufacturing technology that has a significant economic benefit.

ME Professor, Steve Skerlos, has raised $8 million with help of Michigan Investment in New Technology Startups, among other supporters. 

A new study from the University of Michigan underscores the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions—from both environmental and economic perspectives.

Five ME faculty members received College of Engineering Awards in 2016. These recipients include Xiaogan Liang, Bogdan Epureanu, Margaret Wooldridge, Steve Skerlos, and Stani Bohac