Kim Stelson
University of Minnesota

Dr. Stelson is the founding Director of the NSF-funded Engineering Research Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, a global leader in fluid power research. The CCEFP is a network of seven universities and 50 companies conducting pre-competitive research on transformational fluid power technology. During his management of the CCEFP, he has demonstrated the ability to attract a broad base of industry participants, while bringing together the foremost researchers around the US in the fluid power industry. His fluid power research includes work on hydraulic hybrid vehicles and hydrostatic transmissions for wind power, and his manufacturing research includes modeling and control of metal forming, polymer processing and composite materials manufacturing.