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

University of Michigan (U-M) Mechanical Engineering (ME) faculty are playing key roles in two new national manufacturing innovation institutes announced by President Obama in early 2014

Clean tech product receives major funding and heads towards production

University research concerning the "green" disposal of pharmaceuticals led by Professor Steven Skerlos was featured recently on NPR

MconneX will provide entertaining and educational content to the almost 70,000 engineering alumni -- all online and free

This fellowship recognizes outstanding graduate students and includes three years of support for the winner's proposed studies

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