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Mo Torfeh-Isfahani

Professor of Electrical Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering, Graduate Faculty 1700 University Ave
2-703 T
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Dr. Mohammad Torfeh, professor of Electrical Engineering
Ph.D. from Wayne State University, with expertise in control systems.

Torfeh finds Kettering students focused, efficient and hardworking. He feels that the cooperative education experience and their more realistic outlook distinguish Kettering students from students at other colleges. Torfeh was initially attracted to teaching at Kettering because of the practical aspect of the university, but it is working with his students and coworkers that has become his favorite part of teaching at Kettering.

He would tell prospective students that "cooperative education has a great value."

Hidden talents and outside interests: When not teaching, Torfeh enjoys activities with his children and reading news online.

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Digital controller design
Simultaneous engineering applications

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Lee Tuttle

Professor of Metal Casting Graduate Faculty, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering 1700 University Ave
1-700R AB
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Dr. B. Lee Tuttle, professor of Metal Casting
Ph.D. from Penn State University in Metallurgy.

Tuttle finds Kettering students confident, goal-oriented and mature. He feels that the two years of professional experience in their field that they have by graduation distinguishes them from students at other colleges. What first interested him in teaching at Kettering was the focus on learning by doing, utilizing a laboratory that was coupled with the lecture in nearly all courses. He enjoys the opportunity to work directly with the students in the laboratory to apply engineering principles.

His advice for prospective students is to "focus first on your academic endeavors to achieve success in this first phase of your life-long, continuous learning experience."

Hidden talents and outside interests: Outside the Kettering community, Tuttle is actively involved with another great community. He conducts role playing and learning training sessions for Cub Scout leaders and staffs Cub Scout special activities.

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Design for Manufacturing and Assembly
Non Ferrous Foundry Metallurgy
Permanent Mold Casting

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Etim Ubong

Associate Professor Graduate Faculty, Mechanical Engineering 1700 University Ave
2-225 MC
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Dr. Etim U. Ubong, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. in Technology from the Helsinki University of Technology, with expertise in internal combustion engines, alternative fuels and fuel cells.

Ubong, who has taught at Kettering for 13 years, believes Kettering students are one step ahead of their counterparts at other schools because at Kettering students typically know exactly what they want to study. The three words he uses to describe Kettering students are focused, result oriented and confident.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of teaching at Kettering is the pride Ubong feels when his students graduate and go on to successful careers. And as far as the reason he chose to teach at Kettering, Ubong says that the school's efforts in researching fuel cells and alternative energy pushes him to enhance his study into his specific areas of specialization.

Hot tip for prospective students: "Consider studying alternative fuels and fuel cells, since our world will require new sources of power in the near and long-term future."

Hidden talents and outside interests: When he's not on campus, Ubong enjoys playing tennis and soccer. 

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Alternative fuels
Automotive emissions
Diesel engines
Emissions
Engine development, multifuel
Engine testing
Fuels (alternative)

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Ravi Warrier

Professor of Electrical Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering, Graduate Faculty 1700 University Ave
2-703 Q AB
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Dr. Ravi Warrier, professor of Electrical Engineering
Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in Electrical Engineering, with expertise in signal processing.

Warrier finds Kettering students to be positive, prepared and perspicacious. He feels that what distinguishes a Kettering student from students at other colleges is that "a Kettering student applies education to real world problems instantaneously." Warrier was originally attracted to teaching at Kettering by the unique learning environment but what became his favorite part of teaching at Kettering is the interaction with the students.

He would tell prospective students to be themselves, "be willing to be challenged and Kettering will open a door for you to a successful career."

Hidden talents and outside interests: When not teaching, Warrier takes part in social and humanitarian activities.

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Digital signal processing and controls

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Justin Young

Assistant Professor Graduate Faculty, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering 1700 University Avenue
1-700 C AB

Mehrdad Zadeh

Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering, Graduate Faculty 1700 University Ave
2-703 P
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Mehrdad Hosseini Zadeh, Assistant Professor
Ph.D from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Zadeh, who received his B.A.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Shiraz University, Iran and his M.A.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, has more than 8 years of industry experience as an Electrical Engineer and Software Development specialist. He is interested largely in the areas of Haptics, Human Factors, Human Machine Interaction, Tele-Haptics, and Medical Robotics.

Hidden talents and outside interests: When not teaching, Zadeh enjoys playing soccer, pursuing physical fitness at the gym, and spending time with his family.

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http://www.kettering.edu/~mzadeh

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Paul Zang

Professor Graduate Faculty, Mechanical Engineering 1700 University Ave
2-107 MC
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Dr. Paul Zang, professor of Mechanical Engineering and PACE program coordinator
Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in heat transfer, mechanism design and symbolic algebra.

Zang finds Kettering students intelligent, motivated and personable. He feels that Kettering students have the ability to "push through complex problems." Zang enjoys when a student has an "I get it" moment. When he joined Kettering, Zang was most attracted by the University's "passion for excellence in educating engineering leaders."

Zang's advice to prospective students is simple: "be prepared to be a partner in your educational experience."

Hidden talents and outside interests: Zang enjoys coaching little league baseball and AYSO soccer.

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Heat transfer
Mechanism design
Symbolic algebra

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Maciej Zgorzelski

Professor Graduate Faculty, Mechanical Engineering 1700 University Ave
2-137 MC
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Dr. Maciej Zgorzelski, professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. from Technical University, Warsaw, Poland, in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in CAD/CAM, computer graphics and thermal sciences.

In his 25 years at Kettering, Zgorzelski has come to appreciate his students' maturity and motivation, and he finds them very industrious. What he enjoys most about teaching at Kettering is "sitting with students at a computer work station and solving design problems together."

For students considering Kettering University for college, Zgorzelski says "go for it!"

Hidden talents and outside interests: When not unraveling design problems with students, Zgorzelski enjoys skiing, walking and reading.

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