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Lei Zuo

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Associate Professor


212 Heavy Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2300

Contact Info

Phone: (631) 632- 9327
Fax: (631) 632-8544
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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D. 2005
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.M. 2002  (M.S. in ME and M.S. in EE)
  • Tsinghua University, China, B.S. 1997 (with Highest Honors)
Professional Experience
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook University, 2008 – Present
  • Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, IL, 2004-2008
  • General Electric Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY, 2002
Research Interests and History

Lei Zuo's research interest includes energy harvesting, mechatronic system design, vibration and control, thermoelectrics, smart structures and sensors. Lei Zuo completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and MS degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from MIT, and a BS degree with highest honor in Automotive Engineering from Tsinghua University. Prior to joining in Stony Brook in Fall 2008, he had worked four years in industry where he won Scientific Innovation Award by Abbott Laboratories and Hats-Off Award by GE Global Research Center. In the past five years at SBU he has obtained over four million dollars of research funds from federal agencies NSF, DOE, DOT, and EPA, state agency NYSERDA and SUNY/RF, and industry. His recent work on alternative energy has been reported by a few news media including PysyOrg, New York Times, MIT Technology Review, ASME Mechanical Engineering Magazine, Newsday, TV 10/55, etc. He won a R&D 100 Award in 20111, Winner of the Best Technology Development of Energy Harvesting in 2010, and Winner of the Best Application of Energy Harvesting in 2012.

Lei Zuo has published nearly 90 papers in academic journals and technical conferences, including over 30 journal articles. He serves as a frequent reviewer for over thirty journals and many conferences,  and a grant reviewer for federal and state agencies.  Lei Zuo is a member of ASME and IEEE, and severs as an elected member of five technical committees. He has been a symposium organizer/co-organizer for quite a few ASME/IEEE conferences.