Dr. Hua Bai, assistant professor of Electrical Engineering
Ph.D. from Tsinghua University, China
Hua Bai was born in Chifeng City, Inner-Mongolia, China in 1980. He received B S and PHD degree in Department of Electrical Engineering of Tsinghua University., Beijing, China in 2002 and 2007, respectively. Bai was a post-doc fellow and research scientist in Univ of Michigan-Dearborn, USA, in 2007 and 2009, respectively. Now he is an assistant professor in Department of Electrical and Compurter Engineering, Kettering University, MI, USA.
Dr. Ravi Warrier, professor of Electrical Engineering
Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in Electrical Engineering, with expertise in signal processing.
Dr. Mark G. Thompson, professor of Electrical Engineering
Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Electrical Engineering, with expertise in electronic circuit and system design, automotive electronic systems, and alternative/renewable energy systems.
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.
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.
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."