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