Dr. K. Joel Berry, professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Melon University, with expertise in fuel cells, heat transfer and computational fluid dynamics.
Berry, who has taught at Kettering and led the Mechanical Engineering Dept. for the past 21 years, feels that Kettering students are focused, committed and mature when compared to students at other institutions. Additionally, the three words he uses to describe them are determined, motivated and winners.
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
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.
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.
Dr. Ahmad Pourmovahed, professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Madison in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in energy systems and sustainable energy.
Dr. Homayun Navaz, professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. from Rice University in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in aerospace, propulsion, combustion, computational fluid dynamics, radiation and reacting flows in porous materials.
Dr. Henry Kowalski (a.k.a. Doc K), professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. from Wayne State University in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in engineering mechanics and aeronautical engineering.
Best known for unleashing his students' explosive creativity in his Experimental Mechanics class, Kowalski has spent 43 years encouraging "outside of the box" thinking. He likes teaching at Kettering because it has "the best students in the world to teach - very eager yet very pragmatic." He also sees them as future leaders.