Prof. Stebner works at the intersection of manufacturing, machine learning, materials, and mechanics. Prof. Stebner joined the Georgia Tech faculty as an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering in 2020. Previously, he was the Rowlinson Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at the Colorado School of Mines (2013 – 2020), a postdoctoral scholar at the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology (2012 – 2013), a Lecturer in the Segal Design Institute at Northwestern University (2009 – 2012), a Research Scientist at Telezygology Inc. establishing manufacturing and “internet of things” technologies for shape memory alloy-secured latching devices (2008-2009), a Research Fellow at the NASA Glenn Research Center developing smart materials technologies for morphing aircraft structures (2006 – 2008), and a Mechanical Engineer at the Electric Device Corporation in Canfield, OH developing manufacturing and automation technologies for the circuit breaker industry (1995 – 2000).
He has won numerous awards, including an NSF-Career award (2014), the Colorado School of Mines Researcher of the Year Award (2017), and a Visiting Professor Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Preservation of Science (JSPS, 2019).
Stebner serves as a board member of the ASM International Organization on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies (SMST) and as an international advisory committee member of the International Conference on Martensitic Transformations (ICOMAT). His research group is part of the joint industry–government–academia Consortium for the Advancement of Shape Memory Alloy Research and Technology (CASMART). Stebner is an Associate Editor for the journal Additive Manufacturing.