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. Beverly Jones, associate professor of Management
Ph.D. from Union Institute in Management
What Jones appreciates most about Kettering students is their time management skills. She went into teaching because she wanted to share her knowledge and professional experience and she's glad she did because of her interaction with what she calls "smart, assertive thinkers" at Kettering.
She encourages all prospective students to come to Kettering for the outstanding learning experience cooperative education has to offer.
Dr. Homayun Navaz, professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. from Rice University in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in aerospace, propulsion, combustion, computational fluid dynamics, radiation and reacting flows in porous materials.
Dr. Mohamed El-Sayed, professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. from Wayne State University in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in design optimization, machine design, theoretical and applied mechanics, product development, and vehicle integration.
Dr. Patrick Atkinson, professor of Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Kettering University, 1991
Master's (1994) and Ph.D. (1998) from Michigan State University in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in bioengineering, crash safety, orthopaedics, solid mechanics (how things deform when they are pushed or pulled), and lately, entrepreneurship education for engineering students
Dr. Matthew S. Sanders, professor of Industrial Engineering
Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Texas Tech University, with expertise in engineering economy, systems analysis, and project management.
Dr. Mohammad Torfeh, professor of Electrical Engineering
Ph.D. from Wayne State University, with expertise in control systems.
Torfeh finds Kettering students focused, efficient and hardworking. He feels that the cooperative education experience and their more realistic outlook distinguish Kettering students from students at other colleges. Torfeh was initially attracted to teaching at Kettering because of the practical aspect of the university, but it is working with his students and coworkers that has become his favorite part of teaching at Kettering.
Dr. Arnaldo Mazzei, professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in dynamics and vibrations of mechanical systems and computer aided engineering (CAE).