Alumnus Steve Zoz is returning to Iowa State University as a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Zoz received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University.
Before coming back to Ames, Zoz worked in the mechanical engineering industry, with multiple companies including Ford, GM, Cummins, John Deere, Navistar and Chrysler. Most recently, he was the senior engineer at Caterpillar in Illinois and Indiana.
Zoz is credited with four patents and has published several works within his field. He has vehicle and internal combustion engine design and consulting experience involving gasoline engines for automotive applications, natural gas engines for power generation, and heavy-duty diesel engines for construction and mining equipment. His research interests include thermodynamics, energy efficiency, heat transfer, internal combustion engines and heavy duty diesel engine applications.