The work of Dr. Janet Brelin-Fornari, Kettering University professor of Mechanical Engineering and director of the Crash Safety Center, supports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) notice of proposed rulemaking on a side-impact standard for automotive infant and child safety seats. The NHTSA work is due to be released later this year.
This fall, Brelin-Fornari, among the foremost scholars in the field of vehicle crash safety, will deliver a lecture to TRW executives, explaining the new rules from NHTSA.
Kettering University Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department was once again ranked No. 1 in the country.
“In my first term (at Kettering), I ran into a guy who raced. He got me into racing and that took over my life from that point forward," Matt Borland said.
Dr. Diane Peters, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, with expertise in combined design and control of mechatronic systems.
Dr. Peters joined Kettering in 2013. She was attracted to Kettering in particular because of the school’s strong connections with industry and the students’ enthusiasm and drive. She thinks that Kettering students are talented, mature, and a lot of fun to be around. She enjoys teaching them and advising the students in both A and B sections of the Society of Women Engineers.
Dr. Raghu Echempati, professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in design simulation and metal forming.
Dr. Arnaldo Mazzei, professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in dynamics and vibrations of mechanical systems and computer aided engineering (CAE).
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."
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.
Dr. Massoud S. Tavakoli, professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. from Ohio State University in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in product design and safety and vehicle collision reconstruction.