Graduate continues passion for sustainable energy as PhD student

Aug 5, 2013

Xuntouo (Nelson) Wang's team entered the MIT Clean Energy competition with a project centered on high-efficiency charging solutions for electric vehicles.

Xuntouo (Nelson) Wang's team entered the MIT Clean Energy competition with a project centered on high-efficiency charging solutions for electric vehicles.

Kettering graduate thriving at a Michigan ‘Company to Watch’

Jul 30, 2013

“Kettering just makes good engineers,” Will Sommerville said. “If you look at the roster of alumni, they just do abnormally well."

“Kettering just makes good engineers,” Will Sommerville said. “If you look at the roster of alumni, they just do abnormally well."

Student combining two passions in co-op as Dept. of Defense contractor

Jul 23, 2013

Alexander Bush works as a software engineer focusing on submarine simulation for two programs at the Naval Service Warfare Center in Maryland.

Alexander Bush works as a software engineer focusing on submarine simulation for two programs at the Naval Service Warfare Center in Maryland.

Karen Palmer

Dr. Karen Palmer, associate professor of Electrical Engineering
Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering, with expertise in controls.

A Kettering alumnae, Palmer thinks Kettering students stand out because the cooperative education experience helps them mature quickly. "Our freshmen are like those at other schools," she said, "but by the time they graduate they are years ahead of recent grads from other schools - employers recognize that."

Michael Elta

Dr. Michael Elta, associate professor of Electrical Engineering
Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Electrical Engineering, with expertise in solid-state devices, optics, electronics manufacturing and VLSI processing.

Another alumnus, Elta feels Kettering students have an advantage over students at traditional universities in that they gain practical experience from their co-op employment that can be directly related to their field of academic study.

Mo Torfeh

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.

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