Kettering alumni with the startup LAVA will present on their success tied with their Kettering experience, and where they may be headed in the future. Recently, they had a successful Kickstarter campaign and reached a goal of $20,000 in just 3 days. The featured device is called Ion, a digital “mood” light that can be controlled from an Ion app.
Dr. Terri Lynch-Caris, Ph.D., P.E., Professor of Industrial Engineering
Director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Industrial and Operations Engineering
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.
Dr. Craig J. Hoff, professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in automotive powertrains (conventional, hybrid electric, fuel cell), in-vehicle data acquisition, design for the environment, and thermal and mechanical design.
Dr. Srinivas R. Chakravarthy, professor of Industrial Engineering
Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware, with expertise in applied probability, applied statistics, mathematics, operations research, reliability and stochastic modeling.
Dr. Hua Bai, assistant professor of Electrical Engineering
Ph.D. from Tsinghua University, China
Hua Bai was born in Chifeng City, Inner-Mongolia, China in 1980. He received B S and PHD degree in Department of Electrical Engineering of Tsinghua University., Beijing, China in 2002 and 2007, respectively. Bai was a post-doc fellow and research scientist in Univ of Michigan-Dearborn, USA, in 2007 and 2009, respectively. Now he is an assistant professor in Department of Electrical and Compurter Engineering, Kettering University, MI, USA.
Dr. Peter Stanchev, professor of Computer Science
Ph.D. and D.Sc. from Sofia University in Computer Science, with expertise in multimedia systems, database systems, multimedia semantics, and medical systems.