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Steve Skerlos

Steve Skerlos

Steve Skerlos
Arthur F Thurnau Professor, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director Academic Program, Socially Engaged Design, College of Engineering
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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 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.

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

My work contributes directly toward solving the United Nations SDGs listed below. Learn more.

6. Clean Water and Sanitation
7. Affordable and Clean Energy
9. Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
13. Climate Action
17. Partnerships for the Goals