Crash Safety Center continues life-saving research

Oct 1, 2013

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 Industrial Engineering program once again named best

Sep 13, 2013

Kettering University Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department was once again ranked No. 1 in the country.

Kettering University Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department was once again ranked No. 1 in the country.

NASCAR’s Borland caught racing fever as Kettering student

Aug 26, 2013

“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.

“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.

Diane Peters

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.

Raghu Echempati

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.

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!"

Paul Zang

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."

Etim Ubong

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.

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