Ali Zand

Dr. Ali Zand, Professor of Organic Chemistry
Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Organic Chemistry.

Zand views Kettering students as dedicated, goal-oriented and driven, and feels that the cooperative education program distinguishes them from other college students. He enjoys the interactions with students that result from Kettering's smaller class sizes.

His advice for prospective students is "if you are driven, like a challenge, and want to know what real-life education is all about, give Kettering a try."

Lihua Wang

Dr. Lihua Wang, Associate Professor of BioInorganic Chemistry
Ph.D. in Bioinorganic Chemistry from Purdue University, with expertise in the study of the properties of anti-cancer metal complexes and in the synthesis and characterization of inorganic compounds and nanomaterials for biomedical imaging applications.

Diana Phillips

Dr. Diana A. Phillips, Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry
Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in Physical Chemistry, with expertise in physical chemistry, catalysis, surface chemistry and analysis.

Montserrat Rabago-Smith

Dr. Montserrat Rabago-Smith, Assistant Professor of Bio-organic Chemistry
Ph.D. in Chemistry from Michigan State University, with expertise in organic chemistry and bioorganic chemistry.

Rabago-Smith finds Kettering students hardworking, smart and distinguished from students at other universities by their motivation and how hard they study. She was first attracted to teaching at Kettering because it is a small university with "a very good batch of students" and it is the interaction with these students that keeps her here.

Reg Bell

G. Reginald Bell, Professor of Polymer Chemistry
Master's degree from the University of Tennessee in Organic Chemistry and Polymer Science

Bell has never met a Kettering student, in 50 years of teaching, that wasn't one of his "favorite students." This ever-popular Chemistry professor likes Kettering students for their maturity, creativity and ability to plan and analyze. He enjoys the opportunity to interact inside and outside the classroom with what he calls "so many exceptional individuals."

Bob McAllister

Dr. Robert McAllister, Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Biochemistry
Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire in Chemistry.

McAllister sees Kettering students as hard working and smart, and feels the cooperative education program gives students a practical outlook on the world of work. He enjoys helping students better understand Chemistry and how it relates to Engineering.

His hot tip for prospective students is that "if you want to be successful in your career, then Kettering is the place for you."