Faculty Profile

Dr. Steven Hoffenson

Building: Babbio Center
Email: shoffens@stevens.edu
School:  School of Systems & Enterprises
Department:  School of Systems and Enterprises
  • Ph.D. (2012), Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
  • M.S.E. (2008), Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
  • B.S. (2007), Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland
  • Sustainable Design
  • Systems Thinking
  • Product Development
  • Design for Market Systems
General Information

Steven Hoffenson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Systems and Enterprises at the Stevens Institute of Technology. His research brings systems thinking into interdisciplinary approaches to design, with an emphasis on sustainability. This combines engineering models, decision theory models, economic models, and a systems framework to build an understanding of how different decisions with respect to product development and adoption will affect the economic, environmental, and social sustainability of the surrounding world.

Steven earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan, where his research focused on design optimization of vehicles for safety accounting for uncertainty, human factors, and market considerations. He followed this with a 2-year postdoctoral position in the Department of Product and Production Development at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, where his research focused on interdisciplinary product design for quality and sustainability. From September 2014 through September 2015, Steven is taking a leave of absence as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Congressional Fellow in Washington, D.C.


Ph.D. Student Position

Steven is looking to hire a new Ph.D. student with a strong background and similar research interests to start in or around the Fall of 2015. Potential students should email Steven a resume/CV and a concise description of interests and research goals.