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Charles Hanson

Director Library Services Library 1700 University Ave
2-202 AB

Jeffrey Hargrove

Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering 1700 University Ave
2-245 MC
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Dr. Jeff Hargrove, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University, with expertise in bioengineering, medical research and mechatronics.

Hargrove, who is also a graduate of Kettering/GMI, has taught at the institution for 14 years and believes that Kettering students tend to be more mature and competent about real world matters than students from other schools. Additionally, he believes Kettering students have a much better appreciation of the value of business and industry than typical college students.

Three words he uses to describe Kettering students are mature, competent and driven. One of the best parts of teaching at Kettering for Hargrove is the opportunity to integrate real life issues into academic issues as part of a classroom environment. He chose to teach at Kettering because he is a firm believer in the school's cooperative education model.

Hot tip for prospective students: "Realize that your work ethic is the greatest asset you have in terms of achieving your goals and succeeding here as well as anywhere you go in life. Embrace the idea that your commitment to your education and your co-op activities must be your highest priorities, and work hard toward both. That will pay off BIG in your future."

Hidden talents and outside interests: When he's not in the classroom or laboratory, Hargrove enjoys studying the history of the American Civil War and collecting Civil War memorabilia. 

Research Associations:

Biomedical instrumentation and devices
Brain function in pain processing
Chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions
Respiratory mechanics

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Winfred Harrelson

Systems Administrator, Sr. Information Technology, Staff 1700 University Ave
2-340 AB

Gregory Hassold

Professor of Physics Physics 1700 University Ave
2-323 G AB
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Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in Physics, with expertise in ceramics/refractories; computer simulation/modeling; condensed matter; fatigue/fracture; mechanical properties, materials; physics, solid state and theoretical.

Hassold finds Kettering students driven, gifted and practical. He feels that what distinguishes them from students at other colleges is that "they're driven to practicality, with one eye on the job, and the other at school." Hassold was originally attracted to teaching at Kettering by the chance to teach high caliber students while continuing his own research and has discovered that "interacting with sharp, inquisitive students is rejuvenating!"

He would tell prospective students, "Kettering isn't for every student. . . but if there's a good fit between us, you won't find an educational experience like it anywhere else."

Hidden talents and outside interests: Hassold has a wide variety of interests outside Kettering. In addition to his family hosting high school exchange students with AFS, he enjoys music (choral, pipe organ), musical theater, travel, and photography.

Research Associations:

Computer simulation/modeling
Condensed matter
Mechanical properties, materials
Physics, solid state and theoretical

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Patrick Hayes

Director, University Communications Marketing, Communications and Enrollment 4-731 CC

Ruben Hayrapetyan

Professor of Mathematics Math 1700 University Ave
2-100K AB
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Dr. Ruben Hayrapetyan, professor of Mathematics
Ph.D. in Mathematics from Yerevan Armenia State University in 1981, and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, with expertise in Partial Differential Equations, Inverse and Ill-posed Problems, Nonlinear Analysis, Numerical Methods.

After working with Kettering students for eight years, Hayrapetyan finds them motivated, with a clear understanding of their goals. He enjoys convincing students that they are able to solve challenging problems both in Math and in their lives.

He sometimes experiences a challenge himself, as when he was juggling teaching both Calculus I and Calculus III classes in the same term. Hayrapetyan showed up for class one day and started a Calc III lecture. Suddenly, he had the feeling that something was wrong. He then recognized that he was delivering Calc III lecture to the Calc I class. To cover his faux pas and switch to a Calc 1 topic he said "All these important and beautiful things you will study next year. But in order to be able to understand them, let us return to Calc 1."

His advice for students is to "Study Math as much as you can, get a major or at least a minor in Math. You will never regret it. Math is the key to opening the world of modern Science and Technology."

Hidden talents: When not sharing his love of Mathematics with his students, Hayrapetyan enjoys recreational swimming, travel and reading.

Research Associations:

Integral Transforms
Inverse Problems
Nonlinear Analysis
Numerical methods
Partial Differential Equations

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Warren Hein

Adjunct Faculty Physics

Roger Hergenreder

Electrician Physical Plant

Lisandro Hernandez de la Pena

Assistant Professor, Physical Chemistry Chemistry / Biochemistry 1700 University Avenue
3-215 MC
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B.Sc. in Radiochemistry, Institute for Nuclear Sciences and Technology, Havana (Cuba), 1995 

M.Sc. in Radiochemistry, Institute for Nuclear Sciences and Technology, Havana (Cuba), 1997

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia (Canada), 2004

(click here to go to Dr. Hernandez research page)

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Research Interests:

             Theoretical chemical physics, statistical mechanics, condensed matter theory,  molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo method, coarse-grain modeling, quantum dynamics, path integral methods, non-equilibrium statistical mechanics.

Current Teaching:

  • Chemistry 361: Physical Chemistry I
  • Chemistry 363: Physical Chemistry II
  • Chemistry 491: Physical Chemistry Special Topics

  • L. Hernández de la Peña and G. H. Peslherbe, "Quantum effects on the free energy of ionic water clusters evaluated by nonequilibrium computational methods", J. Phys. Chem. B 114, 5404 (2010) 
  • R. van Zon, L. Hernández de la Peña, G. H. Peslherbe and J. Schofield, "Quantum free energy differences from non-equilibrium path-integrals: II. Convergence properties for the harmonic oscillator", Phys. Rev. E 78, 041104 (2008)

  • R. van Zon, L. Hernández de la Peña, G. H. Peslherbe and J. Schofield, "Quantum free energy differences from non-equilibrium path-integrals: I. Methods and numerical application", Phys. Rev. E 78, 041103 (2008)

  • L. Hernández de la Peña, R. van Zon, J. Schofield and S. B. Opps, "Discontinuous molecular dynamics for rigid bodies: Applications", J. Chem. Phys. 126, 074106 (2007)

  • L. Hernández de la Peña, R. van Zon, J. Schofield and S. B. Opps, "Discontinuous molecular dynamics for semi-flexible and rigid bodies", J. Chem. Phys. 126, 074105 (2007)

  • L. Hernández de la Peña and P. G. Kusalik, "Quantum effects in liquid water and ice: Model dependence", J. Chem. Phys. 125, 054512 (2006)

  • L. Hernández de la Peña, M. S. Gulam Razul and P. G. Kusalik, "Quantum effects in ice Ih", J. Chem. Phys. 123, 144506 (2005) 

  • L. Hernández de la Peña, M. S. Gulam Razul and P. G. Kusalik, "Effects of quantization on the properties of liquid water", J. Phys. Chem. A 109, 7236-7241 (2005)

  • L. Hernández de la Peña and P. G. Kusalik, "Temperature dependence of quantum effects in liquid water", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 127, 5246-5251 (2005)

  • L. Hernández de la Peña and P. G. Kusalik, "Quantum effects in light and heavy liquid water: A rigid body centroid molecular dynamics study", J. Chem. Phys. 121, 5992-6002 (2004)

  • L. Hernández de la Peña and P. G. Kusalik, "The rotational centroid and its application in quantum molecular dynamics simulations", Mol. Phys. 102, 927-938 (2004)


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Darren Herrick

Operational Service Shipping & Receiving Clerk Auxiliary Services 1700 University Ave
1-217 AB