Steven Hoffenson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an M.S.E. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. As an undergraduate, Steven had internships at Anheuser-Busch, ExxonMobile and Flowserve Pump Division. Following his Ph.D., Steven worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, and then he went on to serve as a Congressional fellow in Washington, D.C. His research focuses on design optimization, sustainable design, systems modeling, and policy analysis.