Dr. Richard R. Lundstrom, professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. from Oakland University in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in dynamic systems engineering, automotive chassis design, vehicle dynamics, and vehicle performance prediction.
Lundstrom sees Kettering students as organized, focused, and busy and feels the cooperative education experience and the thesis requirement distinguishes Kettering students from students at other schools. He enjoys teaching students who are working in industry with current technology and concepts. Kettering's status as a private cooperative education institution first interested Lundstrom in teaching at Kettering.
He would tell prospective students that "If you are interested in a practical education that will help you to earn a living while contributing to society, you should consider us."
Hidden talents and outside interests: Lundstrom isn't just devoted to Mechanical Engineering; he also enjoys spending time with his family, activities in his community, reading, travel, hiking, and professional consulting.