Dr. Zoran Filipi holds the Timken Chair in Automotive Design and Development within the SmartState Center for Automotive Design and Development, one of four Centers within CU-ICAR (Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research).
Dr. Filipi's main research interests are alternative and hybrid powertrain systems, advanced engine concepts, alternative fuels, and energy for transportation. Prior to accepting his SmartState Endowed Chair in 2011 and tenure within Clemson's Department of Automotive Engineering, Dr. Filipi held two research professorships at the University of Michigan: Mechanical Engineering Department and the Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Dr. Filipi is the recipient of the SAE Forest R. McFarland Award and the IMechE Donald Julius Groen Award.
His research efforts are well funded. His work is supported by government and private industry, including the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, Bosch-Rexroth AG, General Motors Corporation, Chevron Energy Technology Co., Ricardo, Inc., and Detroit Diesel/Daimler Trucks.