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Pavitra Sundar

Assistant Professor of Humanities Liberal Studies 1700 University Avenue
4-530 AB
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Education

PhD from University of Michigan in Women's Studies and English

Courses Taught

HUMN 201:  Introduction to the Humanities

Topics in global film cultures

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Kathryn Svinarich

Department Head, Associate Professor of Physics Physics 1700 University Ave
2-323J AB
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Dawn Swanson

Technical Services Librarian - Cataloging Library 1700 University Ave
2-202 AB

Timothy Swartout

Audio/Visual Technician II Video Studios 1700 University Ave
4-321 CC

Leanna Sweezea

Central Receiving & Support Clerk Auxiliary Services 1700 University Ave
1-217 AB

Bonnie Switzer

Admissions, Graduate Office, Staff 1700 University Ave
5-116 CC

David Szymanski

Lab Technician Electrical & Computer Engineering 1700 University Ave
2-2703B AB
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Nozar Tabrizi

Associate Professor of Computer Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering, Graduate Faculty 1700 University Ave
2-703 M AB

Ronald Tackett

Assistant Professor Physics 2-323 K AB

Massoud Tavakoli

Professor Graduate Faculty, Mechanical Engineering 1700 University Ave
2-131 MC
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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.

Tavakoli sees Kettering students as mature, ambitious and professional. In fact, he feels it is this accelerated rate of maturity that distinguishes them from students at other universities. Tavakoli originally came to teach at Kettering because of the close ties to industry and the opportunities to learn about what takes place in industry. It is the hands-on flavor of education, the laboratory intensiveness and the students that have become his favorite part of teaching at Kettering.

Hidden talents and outside interests: When not in the lab or teaching his students, Tavakoli enjoys camping and community service.

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2D and 3D simulation of dynamic systems
Accident forensics
Automotive accident recontruction and occupant safety
Design Methodology
Failure analysis
Finite element analysis
Finite element simulation
ISO 9000 quality systems development
ISO standards compliance development
Machine design
Orthopedic and medical devices
Product development
Stress analysis
Theoretical and experimental vibration analysis
Vehicle crash dynamics

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