Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Director of Sustainability Education Programs, College of Engineering
Director of Environmental and Sustainable Technologies Laboratory (EASTlab), College of Engineering
Co-Director of INSITU Center for Socially Engaged Design
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois, 2000
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1994
Professor Skerlos has been a faculty member at the University of Michigan since 2000. He is known as a scholar in the field of sustainable design focusing on applications of technology in product design, manufacturing, technology policy, and water reuse. Professor Skerlos is Chief Technology Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Fusion Coolant Systems, a startup developing gas-based coolants and lubricants for manufacturing. He is known as a serial entrepreneur having successfully started two companies based on his laboratory research. Professor Skerlos is the Director of Sustainability Education Programs in the College of Engineering and is Co-Director for INSITU: A Center of Excellence on Socially Engaged Design. He serves on the advisory boards for the UM Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, the Graham Sustainability Institute, as well as on external sustainability advisory boards for industrial corporations. More about Professor Skerlos's interests can be found at steve-skerlos.org.
Biking, astronomy, flying, guitar, and raising kids.
Post-doctoral Fellow, Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2014
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 2009
B.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Pune, 2006
CO2-based pollution prevention technologies; CO2 recovery for sequestration; Carbon accounting & carbon markets; Energy & transportation policy; Sustainable design & manufacturing
Ceramic arts, Indian classical music, guitar, running, photography, and woodworking.
Ph.D., Design Science, University of Michigan, 2015
M.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2009
B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University, 2007
Cooking, gardening for food, swimming, and Indian classical music.
Ph.D. Pre-Candidate, Design Science
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Florida State University, 2014
Study abroad terms
~ Spring 2011: Mechanical Engineering, Jönköping University, Sweden
~ Fall 2013: Mechanical Engineering, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
Design of humanitarian technologies; Engineering and design education; Design process; Design with end-users; Socially impactful design
The outdoors, tennis, ultimate frisbee, guitar, coffee, brewing beer, live music, travel, and other fun things