Dr. Steven Hoffenson

School: School of Systems & Enterprises
Building: Babbio Center
Email: shoffens@stevens.edu
  • 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.

Dr. Hoffenson 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 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 August 2015, Dr. Hoffenson served as a Congressional Science & Engineering Fellow sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, D.C.