Lei Zuo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engeering
Stony Brook University - SUNY

Positions Open

Research Interests

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

Teaching

  • MEC 560, Advanced Control (Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011)
  • MEC 402, Mechanical Vibration (Fall 2008, Fall 2009)
  • MEC 316, Sensors and Instrumentation (Fall 2009, Fall 2010)
  • MEC 220, Engineering Electronics and Circuits
  • MEC 696, Special Problems in Mechanical Engineering (Spring 2009-)

Educations

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

Experience

Stony Brook University - SUNY, Stony Brook, NY

  • 10/2013-Present, Associate Professor (10/2013 - ), 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

Honors

  • Award Winner of Best Application of Energy Harvesting, by the Energy Harvesting &
    Storage USA 2010 conference, Nov 7-8, 2012, Washington DC. ”Mechanical Motion Rectifier
    based Railroad Energy Harvester”
  • R&D 100 Award by R&D Magazine, “Energy-Harvesting Shock Absorbers”, for the 100 most
    significant technology innovations of the year in the word, 07/2011
  • Finalist of Semi-Plenary Presentations, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference,
    Fort Lauderdale, FL, 10/2012
  • Award Winner of Best Technology Development of Energy Harvesting, by the Energy
    Harvesting & Storage USA 2011 conference, Nov 15-16, 2011, Boston, MA (with T-B Xu)
  • Keynote Speaker, E2 - Energy Harvesting Technology Workshop, Hoboken, NJ, 12/07/2010
  • Award Winner of Best Technology Development of Energy Harvesting, by the Energy
  • Harvesting & Storage USA 2010 conference, Nov 16-17, 2010, Cambridge, MA
  • Research Highlights at MIT Technology Review, New York Times, Discovery News, PhysOrg,
    Newsday, TV 10/55
    , etc in 2010, 2011, and 2012
  • Press Releases about Lei Zuo’s research at Stony Brook News and SUNY Research Foundation
    in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
  • Paper selected into the 2010 Annual Journal Highlights of Smart Materials and Structures,
    2011
  • Scientific Innovation Award by Abbott Laboratories (2 over thousand researchers), 2008
  • Best Paper Presentation Award in the Session, the American Control Conference, 2003
  • Hats-Off Award, General Electric Global Research Center, 2002
  • Outstanding Graduate Gold Medal of Class 1997 (top 1% in the class),Tsinghua University
  • Research Grant from Tsinghua-Ford Foundation (RMB¥2000, student PI), 1997
  • Procter & Gamble Fellowship, 1995-1996; Dec 9th Excellent Student Fellowship, 1994-1995; Takata Fellowship, 1993-1994, Tsinghua University
  • Outstanding Student Honors, Tsinghua University, 1994, 1995, 1996

Professional Service

  • Associate Editor
    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: (631) 632- 9327
Fax: (631) 632-8544
lei.zuo@sunysb.edu, or
lei.zuo@stonybrook.edu

212 Heavy Engineering Building
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2300

C.V. of Prof Lei Zuo (09/2013)