Anna Stefanopoulou, University of Michigan, USA
Anna Stefanopoulou

Anna G. Stefanopoulou is the William Clay Ford Professor of Technology at the University of Michigan. She was the Director of the Automotive Research Center, a multi-university U.S. Army Center of Excellence of Ground Vehicles, and the Michigan Energy Institute. She was also an assistant professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a technical specialist at Ford Motor Company.

She has been recognized as a Fellow of the ASME (08), IEEE (09), and SAE (18).  Her recent awards are the 2019 AACC Control Engineering Practice Award (“for the modeling, analysis, and control of advanced vehicle powertrain systems”), the 2018 ASME Charles Stark Draper Innovative Practice Award (for advancing engine, fuel cell, and battery management), and the 2017 IEEE Control System Technology award (for advanced battery management system accounting for electro-thermo-mechanical phenomena).

She has served on two U.S. National Academy committees (2015 and 2020), which were formed upon the request of the U.S. Congress to report on vehicle fuel economy standards and the transition to electrification. She has advised and mentored more than 50 Ph.D. students and co-authored with them a book, 25 U.S. patents, and more than 400 publications (seven of which have received awards) on the estimation and control of engines, fuel cells, and batteries.

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