Anna G. Stefanopoulou is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan and the Director of the Automotive Research Center (ARC), a U.S. Army Center of Excellence in Modeling and Simulation of Ground Vehicles. Her current research efforts address estimation and control of internal combustion engines and electrochemical processes such as fuel cells and batteries.
She obtained her Diploma (1991, Nat. Tech. Univ. of Athens, Greece) in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and her Ph.D. (1996, University of Michigan) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She was an assistant professor (1998-2000) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, a technical specialist (1996-1997) at Ford Motor Company and a visiting professor (2006) at ETH, Zurich.
She is an ASME Fellow (08), an IEEE Fellow (09), the Inaugural Chair of the ASME DSCD Energy Systems Technical Committee, a member of the SAE Dynamic System Modeling Standards Committee and a member of a U.S. National Academies committee on Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards. She was an elected member of the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) Board of Governors, and served as an associate editor of journals and member of multiple award committees in the IEEE and ASME societies.
She is a recipient of the 2012 University of Michigan, College of Engineering Research Award, the 2009 ASME Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award, a 2008 Univ. of Michigan Faculty Recognition award, the 2005 Outstanding Young Investigator by the ASME DSC division, a 2005 Henry Russel award, a 2002 Ralph Teetor SAE educational award, a 1997 NSF CAREER award and selected as one of the 2002 world’s most promising innovators from the MIT Technology Review. She has a book on Control of Fuel Cell Power Systems, 10 US patents, 5 best paper awards and 200 publications.