Lei Zuo, Ph.D. Associate Professor

Director of Energy Harvesting and Mechatronics Research Lab
State University of New York at Stony Brook (Adjunct Appointment)
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 (Primary Appointment)

Positions Open

Research Interests

  • Energy Harvesting
  • Dynamics and Vibration
  • Control Systems
  • Mechatronic System Design
  • Smart Materials and Structures
  • Biosensors and Instrumentation
  • Vehicle Engineering


  • MEC 560, Advanced Control
  • MEC 402, Mechanical Vibration
  • MEC 316, Sensors and Instrumentation
  • MEC 220, Engineering Electronics and Circuits
  • MEC 696, Special Problems in Mechanical Engineering


Massachusets Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 08/1999 - 11/2004

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Feb 2005
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Feb 2002
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Feb 2002

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 09/1992 - 07/1997

  • B.S. with honors in Automotive Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering


Stony Brook University - SUNY, Stony Brook, NY

  • 08/2014-Present, Adjunct Associate Professor at Stony Brook University
    10/2013-Present, Associate Professor (10/2013 - 08/2014), early tenure promotion
  • 09/2008-09/2013, Assistant professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Abbott Laboratories, Global Pharmaceutical R&D Division, North Chicago, IL

  • 01/2008-08/2008, Associate Research Investigator, Department of Automation Engineering
  • 11/2004-12/2007, Senior Research Scientist, Department of Automation Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

  • 09/1999-11/2004, Research Assistant, Department Mechanical Engineering

MIT/Caltech LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Cambridge, MA

  • 09/2002 - 11/2004, Research Collaborator

GE Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY

  • 06/2002-08/2002, Research Intern, Department of Mechanical Dynamics

Professional Service

  • Associate Editor
    o IEEE/ASME Transaction on Mechatronics, 2014 -

    o ASME Journal of VIbration and Acoustics, 2014 -

    o Journal of Shock and Vibration, IOS Press / Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2014- 
    o Conference Editorial Board of ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, 2012-2015
    o Conference Editorial Board of American Control Conference (ACC), 2012-2015

  • Elected Technical Committee Member of 
    o ASME/DSCD Technical Committee on Mechatronics, Secretary 2014-, Secretary-Elect 2013-2014,  
    o ASME/DED Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound (TCVS), 2011-date; Chair of New Initiative Subcommittee 2013-
    o ASME/DED Technical Committee of Advanced Vehicle Technologies, 08/2011-date; Chair of Award Subcommittee
    o ASME/DSCD Technical Committee of Vibration Control of Smart Structures, 11/2011-, Organizer of invited sessions
    o ASME/AD Technical Committee on Energy Harvesting, 2012-
Phone: (540)-231-7270
leizuo@vt.edu, or

203 Hv. Engineering Building
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2300

C.V. of Prof Lei Zuo (04/2014))