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Steve Skerlos

Steve Skerlos

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

Individual Home Page
EASTLab

Address

3324 GGB
2350 Hayward, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Email: skerlos@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 615-5253

Degrees

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 & 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

Steve Skerlos receives 2020 Green Chemistry Challenge Award
06/16/2020
The United States Environmental Protection Agency awards Steve Skerlos with a 2020 Green Chemistry Challenge Award for his Pure-Cut technology. 

Outstanding Work in Cutting Fluids Earns Award for Professor Steve Skerlos
09/23/2019
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.

William T. Ennor Technology Award Presented to Steve Skerlos
06/18/2019
An award honoring the development of innovative manufacturing technology that has a significant economic benefit.

ME Professor Receives MINTS Funding for Industrial Tech Startup
10/29/2018
ME Professor, Steve Skerlos, has raised $8 million with help of Michigan Investment in New Technology Startups, among other supporters. 

Beyond EPA's Clean Power decision: Climate action window could close as early as 2023
10/11/2017
A new study from the University of Michigan underscores the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions—from both environmental and economic perspectives.

ME Faculty Receive CoE Awards
01/15/2016
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

Carbon capture analyst: 'Coal should stay in the ground'
12/14/2015
ME Professor Steve Skerlos and ME postdoctoral researcher Sarang Supekar's study finds that most economic analysis of carbon capture and storage technology severely underestimates the technique's costs and overestimates its energy efficiency

Fusion Coolant Systems Receives $600,000 in funding
03/13/2013
Clean tech product receives major funding and heads towards production

ME faculty research featured on NPR and Web MD
07/23/2012
University research concerning the "green" disposal of pharmaceuticals led by Professor Steven Skerlos was featured recently on NPR

Skerlos featured in MconneX 40-minute program on sustainability
05/02/2012
MconneX will provide entertaining and educational content to the almost 70,000 engineering alumni -- all online and free

Three NSFGRFP winners selected for the University of Michigan
04/30/2012
This fellowship recognizes outstanding graduate students and includes three years of support for the winner's proposed studies

ME faculty spin-out company takes 2nd in statewide award
03/13/2012
Born eight years ago in the ME laboratory of Professor Skerlos, the innovative and green technology of Fusion Coolant Systems has earned $150k and second place in the recent Accelerate Michigan Innovation competition

Skerlos Honored With Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship
02/20/2012
The Board of Regents established the Arthur F. Thurnau Professorships in 1988 to recognize and reward faculty for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education

CAFE Standards Could Mean Bigger Cars, Not Smaller Ones
12/09/2011
New fuel-economy standards would suggest cars are going to get much smaller and hybrids more prevalent. But according to ME Faculty Steve Skerlos, consumer demand for big cars would mean the opposite might become true

Engineering for the Greater Good: BLUElab Projects Make Lasting Impact
10/03/2011
Student members of BLUElab, Better Living Using Engineering, are on a mission: to conceive, develop and lead projects that address real-world problems and have a lasting impact--locally, nationally and around the globe

ME Faculty Receive CoE Awards
01/20/2011
Seven ME faculty have been honored with 2011 College of Engineering Awards.

Fusion Coolant Systems Cracks Big Problems in Manufacturing, Now Needs Customers
11/16/2010
An Ann Arbor-based startup is using technology co-invented by Associate Professor Steven Skerlos to replace traditional metalworking fluids.

Students Help Enable Cleaner Cooking Fuel in Nicaragua
01/29/2010

Skerlos Featured in University Record
01/22/2010

Garikipati, Skerlos Receive ME Department Achievement Awards
05/31/2009

Professor Skerlos Wins SAE Teetor Award
04/07/2008

First-of-its-kind dual degree combines engineering and sustainability
02/20/2008

Dual Degree Combines Engineering and Sustainability
11/07/2007

Manufacturing Research Seminar
08/16/2007

Kinetic Sculpture Exhibit
08/16/2007

Clarens Receives One of Two Top Paper Awards
08/09/2007