Kim Stelson

Image Unavailable

Kim Stelson

College of Science and Engineering Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Contact

Mechanical Engineering
Room 311
111 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Affiliations

Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power
Education

Sc. D. 1982, S. M. 1977, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S. 1974, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

Professional Background

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1981-1987
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1987-1994
Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1994-2015
Distinguished CSE Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2015-present

Scientific & Professional Societies
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Sigma Xi
Biography

 

ME Research Areas
Fluid Power
Sensing & Controls

ME Impact Areas
Energy Transition
Environment and Sustainability

Research Interests
  • Fluid power.
  • Fluid powered devices:
    • Energy efficient excavator.
    • Hydraulic hybrid passenger car.
    • Rescue bot.
    • Orthosis and fluid powered hand tools.

Research Group

Name: Location:
Hydraulic Power Transmission Lab ME 72

 

Teaching Subjects
ME 3281: System Dynamics and Control
ME 4053: Mechanical Engineering Modeling
ME 4054W: Design Projects
ME 4232: Fluid Power Control Lab
ME 5281: Feedback Control Systems
Honors and Awards
  • Phi Beta Kappa (1973)
  • Tau Beta Pi (1973)
  • N.S.F. Fellow (1974-77)
  • Terman Award (Stanford University, 1974)
  • Outstanding Teacher Award (Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota, 1983 &
  • 1986)
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award (N.S.F., 1985)
  • Young Engineer of the Year Award (Minnesota Chapter, A.S.M.E., 1985)
  • North American Manufacturing Research Institute (S.M.E., 1986)
  • Sigma Xi (1986)
  • Dow Award (A.S.E.E., 1987)
  • Visiting Senior Lecturer (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 1992-93).
  • Visiting Associate Professor (University of Auckland, 1996)
  • Rudolf Kalman Award for best paper in the Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement
  • and Control (A.S.M.E.; 1997, 2005)
  • Visiting Professor (University of Bath, 2001-02)
  • A.A.A.S. Fellow (2002)
  • Distinguished College of Science and Engineering Professor (University of Minnesota,
  • 2015)
  • Robert E. Koski Medal (A.S.M.E., 2016)
  • A.S.M.E. Fellow (2018)
  • Joseph Bramah Medal (I.Mech.E., 2018)
Selected Publications
  • Deppen, T. O., A. G. Alleyne, J. J. Meyer and K. A. Stelson, “Optimal Energy Use in a Light Weight Hydraulic Hybrid Passenger Vehicle,” to be published in Transactions of A.S.M.E., Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control.
  • Wang, Y., Z. X. Sun and K. A. Stelson, “Modeling, Control and Experimental Validation of a Transient Hydrostatic Dynamometer,” I.E.E.E. Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 19, no. 6, Nov. 2011, pp. 1578-1586
  • Secord, T. W., K. A. Stelson, and S. C. Mantell, “Scaling Analysis and a Critical Thickness Criterion for Thermosetting Composites,” Transactions of ASME, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 133, no. 1, Feb. 2011.
  • Stelson, K. A., “Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), A National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center, United States,” Journal of the Japan Fluid Power Society, Vol. 41, No. 1, Jan. 2010, pp. 60-63.
  • Yu, X., R. Rajamani, K. A. Stelson and T. Cui, “Fabrication of Carbon Nanotube Based Transparent Conductive Films using Layer-by-layer Technique,” Surface and Coatings Technology, Vol. 202, No. 10, Feb. 15 2008, pp. 2002-2007.

Google Scholar Profile