Professor Steven J. Skerlos is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan. He is a tenured faculty member in Mechanical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering. He also serves as a UM Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Sustainability.
He is Director of the U-M Program in Sustainable Engineering and Co-Director of the Engineering Sustainable Systems Program. He is Chairman of the Board and Founder of Fusion Coolant Systems. In 2015 he co-launched the Insitu Center for Socially Engaged Design. He has also served as Director of Sustainability Education Programs for the College of Engineering since 2012.
Professor Skerlos has gained national recognition and press for his research and teaching in the fields of technology policy and sustainable design. He has co-founded two successful start-up companies (Accuri Cytometers and Fusion Coolant Systems), co-founded BLUElab, served as Director of the Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering (2009-2012), and served as associate and guest editor for four different academic journals.
His Ph.D. students in the Environmental and Sustainable Technologies Laboratory have addressed sustainability challenges in the fields of systems design, technology selection, manufacturing, and water.
From 2005-2012, he served as Principal Investigator for a $2M National Science Foundation Award to study Greenhouse Gas Policies in the Automotive Sector.