Giorgio Rizzoni

Professor, Ford Motor Company Chair, and Director, Center for Automotive Research
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Giorgio Rizzoni received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering in 1980, 1982, and 1986 from the University of Michigan. From 1986 to 1990, he was a post-doctoral fellow, and then a lecturer and assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan. In 1990 he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The Ohio State University as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor of mechanical engineering in 1995 and to professor in 2000. In 1999 he was appointed director of Ohio State’s Center for Automotive Research. Since 2002 he has been the Ford Motor Company Chair in Electromechanical Systems and a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Design. Professor Rizzoni’s specialization is dynamic systems and control, and his research activities are related to sustainable mobility. He is a fellow of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the Society of Automotive Engineers. He has received numerous teaching and research awards, including the Stanley Harrison Award for Excellence in Engineering Education and the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award.