Dr. Michael E. Stevenson
BSMtE ‘98, MSMtE ’99,
After only seven years in Tuscaloosa, Michael E. Stevenson received three metallurgical and materials engineering degrees from The University of Alabama and became the fastest student to go from admission as a freshman to graduation with a doctorate.
Stevenson earned his bachelor’s in 1998, his master’s in 1999 and his doctorate in 2001. While still in school, he worked as a metallurgist and non-destructive technician for Ultrasonics and Magnetics Corporation in New Orleans and also played for the UA Rugby Football Club.
After graduate school, Stevenson co-founded the firm Metals and Materials Engineers in Suwanee, Georgia. He worked there as principal metallurgist and director of metallurgical services for three years before taking on the position of vice president and principal engineer, which he held for four years.
In 2007, Stevenson became the vice president and director of Georgia operations at Engineering Systems Inc. (ESi) in Norcross, Georgia, and later became the president and director of Georgia operations.
For the past eight years, he has held the title of president, principal and CEO of ESi. In this position, Stevenson is responsible for implementing the company’s vision and strategy daily, providing oversight and support for company operations, and harnessing the company’s capabilities to the fullest extent.
Stevenson is a professional engineer in 11 states. He has served on the industrial advisory board for both the aerospace engineering and mechanics department and the metallurgical and materials engineering department at UA.
He is a member of ASM International, the International Metallographic Society, The Minerals, Materials and Metals Society, the American Welding Society, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, the American Society for Testing and Materials, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing and the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Stevenson has authored more than 300 technical reports and has presented at numerous industry and technical forums. He has chaired and co-chaired several symposiums for the ASM Annual Meeting, the IMS Annual Meeting and the TMS Annual Meeting and is currently serving as editor-in-chief of ASM International’s Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention.
Stevenson has coached high school varsity rugby. Under his leadership, his teams have won three state championships. He has also volunteered with Camp to Belong Georgia, a week-long camp for siblings separated in the foster care system. He lives in Georgia with his wife, Julie, and their children.