Patrick Atkinson

Dr. Patrick Atkinson, professor of Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Kettering University, 1991
Master's  (1994) and Ph.D. (1998) from Michigan State University in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in bioengineering, crash safety, orthopaedics, solid mechanics (how things deform when they are pushed or pulled), and lately, entrepreneurship education for engineering students

Basem Alzahabi

Dr. Basem Alzahabi, professor of Mechanical Engineering and director of International Programs
Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan, with expertise in computational engineering mechanics, automotive noise vibration and harshness, and structural optimization and redesign.

Mohammad Ali

Dr. Mohammad Firoz Ali, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. from Mississippi State University in Thermal Fluids, with expertise in adhesion, analysis of energy systems, experimental fluid mechanics, and laser velocimetry.

Ali feels that the valuable cooperative education experience distinguishes Kettering students from students at other universities. He enjoys the small class size at Kettering University and would tell prospective students that Kettering is "one of the best colleges for the money."

Gianfranco DiGiuseppe

Dr. Gianfranco DiGiuseppe, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, with expertise in thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, energy systems, batteries, and fuel cells.

DiGiuseppe has taught at Kettering since 2005 and finds Kettering students to be highly motivated, geared toward leadership, life-long learners and team players. He describes Kettering students as self-starters, leaders and passionate about their work and studies.

Kent Eddy

Kent S. Eddy, lecturer of Mechanical Engineering
B.S.M.E and E.I.T. from Saginaw Valley State University, with expertise in CAD and HVAC.

Professor Eddy finds Kettering students to be intelligent and possessing above-average potential. He believes students are distinguished by a high maturity academically, emotionally and socially. Eddy enjoys encouraging students to set and attain their life goals. He says he was initially attracted to teaching at Kettering because he "wanted to be an encouragement and example to students to define their career and life goals".

Maciej Zgorzelski

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!"

Bassem Ramadan

Dr. Bassem Ramadan, professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in Computational Fluid Dynamics, combustion, fluid flow analysis and modeling, thermal systems design and modeling, energy conservation and analysis.

Brenda Lemke

Brenda Lemke, lecturer of Mechanical Engineering
M.S.E. from Kettering/GMI, with expertise in data acquisition, PEM fuel cells, instrumentation, and energy systems.