Michael Zavlanos, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Michael M. Zavlanos received his diploma in mechanical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 2002 and his M.S.E. and Ph.D. in electrical and systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, PA in 2005 and 2008, respectively. From 2008-09 he was a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He then joined the Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, where he remained until 2012. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University. He also holds a secondary appointment in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His current research interests include a wide range of topics in the emerging discipline of networked systems and science, with applications in robotic, sensor, biomolecular, and social networks. He is particularly interested in hybrid solution techniques, on the interface of control theory with the discrete science of networks and graphs. Dr. Zavlanos was a finalist for the Best Student Paper Award at the 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in 2006 and a recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2011.