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Ali Zand

Professor, Organic Chemistry Chemistry / Biochemistry 1700 University Ave
3-219 MC
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Dr. Ali Zand, Professor of Organic Chemistry
Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Organic Chemistry.

Zand views Kettering students as dedicated, goal-oriented and driven, and feels that the cooperative education program distinguishes them from other college students. He enjoys the interactions with students that result from Kettering's smaller class sizes.

His advice for prospective students is "if you are driven, like a challenge, and want to know what real-life education is all about, give Kettering a try."

Hidden talents and outside interests: Zand gets in touch with his inner sportsman by playing golf and soccer.

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Paul Zang

Professor Graduate Faculty, Mechanical Engineering 1700 University Ave
2-107 MC
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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."

Zang's advice to prospective students is simple: "be prepared to be a partner in your educational experience."

Hidden talents and outside interests: Zang enjoys coaching little league baseball and AYSO soccer.

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Heat transfer
Mechanism design
Symbolic algebra

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Maciej Zgorzelski

Professor Graduate Faculty, Mechanical Engineering 1700 University Ave
2-137 MC
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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!"

Hidden talents and outside interests: When not unraveling design problems with students, Zgorzelski enjoys skiing, walking and reading.

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James Zhang

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Provost's Office 3-302 AB

Xuan Zhou

Assistant Professor Electrical & Computer Engineering 2-703 N AB x5990
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Dr. Xuan (Joe) Zhou, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
PhD. from the University of Michigan, Dearborn.

Xuan (Joe) Zhou was born in Yuncheng City, ShanXi, China in 1980. He received his Master degree in Materials Physics and Chemistry from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China in 2005 and PHD degree in Automotive System Engineering from University of Michigan, Dearborn in 2012, respectively. Joe was a scientist at Csquared Innovations, Michigan. Now he is an assistant professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Kettering University, Ml, USA.

Research interests: energy storage materials, battery test, modeling and control, Electric vehicle, renewable energy

Advice for prospective students:  "Work hard and innovatively; Plan and Execution"

Hidden talents and outside interests: basketball, music, traveling

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Battery materials development and characterization
Battery test, molding and control
Plasma spray and cold spray technique

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Catherine Zrakovi

Nurse Wellness Center 1-701 CC

Matthew Zuwala

Safety Officer Campus Safety, Office of Administration & Finance 1700 University Avenue
2-000 CC

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