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Susan Davies

Vice President of University Advancement and External Relations Development, University Advancement 1700 University Avenue
4-945 CC
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Susan Davies, Vice President for University Advancement and External Relations, joined Kettering in March, 2012.  She is head of all activities involving alumni relations, development including corporate and foundation giving, annual giving, estate and planned giving, and prospect management.  Susan has over 20 years of fund-raising and management experience.   She is a Certified Fund-Raising Executive (C.F.R.E.) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from CMU.

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Gregory Davis

Professor Graduate Faculty, Mechanical Engineering 1700 University Ave
2-121 MC
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Dr. Gregory W. Davis, professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in automotive engineering and energy systems.

Davis finds Kettering students to be motivated gearheads and feels that it is the cooperative education experience that distinguishes them from students at other colleges. He enjoys working with students, especially those involved in the SAE design teams (Clean Snowmobile, Baja, and Formula). It was automotive engineering and the teaching reputation of Kettering which first attracted Davis to teaching here.

Once a student came to Davis' office to ask about his grade during the last week of the term. He wanted to know if was going to pass the Plastics course. Davis doesn't teach Plastics; at the time it was taught by an older faculty member, Dr. C. Davis! Davis informed him that he was probably not doing well and sent him down the hall to discuss his situation with Dr. C. Davis.

His hot tip for prospective students is to "join an SAE student team to maximize your experience!"

Hidden talents and outside interests: When not teaching or working with SAE students, Davis spends time camping, hiking, fishing, and off-roading.

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Automotive emissions
Computer software packages
Engine development, multifuel
Engine testing
Finite element methods
Numerical methods

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Susan Davis-LaFeldt

Advisor Academic Success Center 1700 University Ave # 3-322 AB

Loretta Day

Customer Service Assistant Financial Aid, Marketing, Communications and Enrollment, Staff 1700 University Ave
4-100 CC

Bruce Deitz

Technical Library Assist-III – Serials & Inter-library Loan Head Library 1700 University Ave
2-202 AB

Arthur DeMonte

Department of Business, Graduate Faculty 1700 University Ave
4-318 P

Roy Densmore

Senior HVAC Technician Physical Plant 1700 University Avenue
5-700 CC

Ella Derricks

Program Coordinator Cooperative Education

Laura DiFilippo

Secretary - Sr. Staff, University Advancement 1700 University Ave
4-921-1 CC

Gianfranco DiGiuseppe

Associate Professor Graduate Faculty, Mechanical Engineering 1700 University Ave
2-117 MC
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Dr. Gianfranco DiGiuseppe, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, with expertise in thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, energy systems, batteries, and fuel cells.

DiGiuseppe has taught at Kettering since 2005 and finds Kettering students to be highly motivated, geared toward leadership, life-long learners and team players. He describes Kettering students as self-starters, leaders and passionate about their work and studies.

He came to Kettering to teach because of the University's outstanding programs, state-of-the-art laboratories and fuel cell program. The most rewarding aspect of teaching at Kettering is the interaction he has with students and their enthusiasm to keep on learning as much as possible.

Hot tip for prospective students: "Kettering is the place where you will interact with talented people. The University's state-of-the-art labs and classrooms will enhance your learning experience for years to come."

Hidden talents and outside interests: DiGiuseppe enjoys walking, playing tennis, watching movies and dining out when he's not busy with class work and research activities. 

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Member of the Electrochemical Society (ECS)
Member of ASME

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Fuel Cells/SOFC
Batteries
CFD/Modeling
Thin Film Deposition Technologies
Electrochemical Characterization
Impedance Spectroscopy
Materials/Ceramics

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  1. G. DiGiuseppe and L. Sun, “Long-term SOFCs Button Cell Testing,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 11, 021007 (2014).
  2. G. DiGiuseppe, N. K. Honnagondanahalli, O. Taylor, and J. Dederer, “Modeling Studies of Tubular SOFCs for Transportation Markets,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 10, 021009 (2013).
  3. G. DiGiuseppe, “Surface-to-Surface Radiation Exchange Effects in a 3D SOFC Stack Unit Cell,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 9, 061007-1 (2012).
  4. G. DiGiuseppe, “Seal Leakage Effects on the Electrical Performance of an SOFC Button Cell,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 9, 061006-1 (2012).
  5. G. DiGiuseppe and L. Sun, “On the Identification of Impedance Spectroscopy Processes of an SOFC under Different Hydrogen Concentrations,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 9, 051004 (2012).
  6. G. DiGiuseppe, Y. J. Gowda, and N. K. Honnagondanahalli, “A 2D Modeling Study of a Planar SOFC Using Actual Cell Testing Geometry and Operating Conditions,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 9, 011016 (2012).
  7. G. DiGiuseppe and L. Sun, “Electrochemical Performance of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell with an LSCF Cathode under Different Oxygen Concentrations,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36, 5076 (2011)
  8. R. Stanley and G. DiGiuseppe, “An Efficient Way to Increase the Engineering Student’s Fundamental Understanding of Thermodynamics by Utilizing Interactive Web Based Animation Software”, ASEE Computers in Education Journal, 20, No. 3, Jul-Oct, 2010.
  9. G. DiGiuseppe and L. Sun, “Electrochemical Characterization and Mechanisms of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells by Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy under Different Applied Voltages,” Proceedings of FuelCell2010, Eight International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, ASME Paper no. 2010-3349, Brooklyn, NY (2010).
  10. G. DiGiuseppe, “An Electrochemical Model of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Using Experimental Data for Validation of Material Properties,” Proceedings of FuelCell2010, Eight International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, ASME Paper no. 2010-3348, Brooklyn, NY (2010).
  11. G. DiGiuseppe and L. Sun, “Semi-Empirical Equations to Estimate SOFC Lifetime,” Solid Oxide Fuel Cells XI, K. Eguchi, S. C. Singhal, H. Yokokawa, and J. Mizusaki, Editors, The Electrochemical Society Transactions, Vol. 25, No. 2, p. 801, Pennington, NJ (2009).
  12. R. Draper and G. DiGiuseppe, “High Power Density Solid Oxide Fuel Cells for Auxiliary Power Unit Applications,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 5, 035001 (2008).
  13. G. DiGiuseppe and R. Draper, “Optimal Design of Current Take Off Bus Bars for Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cells,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 5, 021013 (2008).
  14. G. DiGiuseppe and G. M. Licon, “A Modeling Study of the Effect of Cathode Delamination on SOFC Performance,” Proceedings of FuelCell2008, Sixth International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, ASME Paper no. 65030, Denver, CO (2008).
  15. G. DiGiuseppe, “The Electrical Performance of a 5-Cell Planar SOFC Stack,” Solid Oxide Fuel Cells X, K. Eguchi, S. C. Singhal, H. Yokokawa, and J. Mizusaki, Editors, The Electrochemical Society Transactions, Vol. 7, No. 1, p. 205, Pennington, NJ (2007).
  16. A. Iyengar, G. DiGiuseppe, N. Desai, S. Vora, and L. Shockling, “Computational Modeling of Thermal and Electrical Fields of a High Power Density Solid Oxide Fuel Cell,” Proceedings of FuelCell2006: 4th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, ASME Paper no. 97053, Irvine, CA (2006).
  17. G. DiGiuseppe, “High Power Density Cell Development at Siemens Westinghouse,” Solid Oxide Fuel Cells IX, S. C. Singhal and J. Mizusaki, Editors, The Electrochemical Society Proceedings Series, p. 322, Pennington, NJ (2005).
  18. S. Gopalan and G. DiGiuseppe, “Fuel Sensitivity in Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cells,” Journal of Power Sources, 125, 183 (2004).
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