- 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)
Research Interests and History
- Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook University, 2008 – Present
- Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, IL, 2004-2008
- General Electric Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY, 2002
Lei Zuo's research interest includes energy harvesting, vibration and control, mechatronic design, 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 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 two and half years at SBU he has obtained over one million dollars of research funds as the principal investigator from federal agencies NSF and DOE, state agency NYSERDA, and industry. His recent work on alternative energy has been reported by a few news media including PysyOrg, New York Times, MIT Technology Review, Newsday, TV 10/55, etc. He is the award winner of the Best Technology Development of Energy Harvesting in the conference of Energy Harvesting and Storage USA 2010.
Lei Zuo has published thirty five papers in academic journals and technical conferences. He serves as a frequent reviewer for over ten 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 two technical committees. He has been a symposium chair/co-chair for several ASME/IEEE conferences.