Steven J. Skerlos, PhD, is Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He also holds a faculty appointment in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He earned a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with Highest Honors from the University of Illinois. Professor Skerlos is a researcher in the fields of sustainable design, sustainable manufacturing, sustainable water systems, and technology policy. He has co-authored over 80 publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings and has co-founded two start-up companies based upon research in the area of metalworking fluids. His metalworking fluids research has led improved understanding of their environmental impact as well as to novel formulations, recycling methods, and performance testing methods. He has served as Associate and Guest Editor for four different journals in design, manufacturing, and environmental technology. He was awarded the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2000 and the College of Engineering Education Excellence Award in 2006. He has received numerous other awards for research scholarship and education excellence including recognitions from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the Society of Automotive Engineers.