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Graduate Faculty

Massoud Tavakoli

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.

Craig Hoff

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.

Hua Bai

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.

Peter Stanchev

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.

Paul Zang

Dr. Paul Zang, professor of Mechanical Engineering and PACE program coordinator
Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in heat transfer, mechanism design and symbolic algebra.

Zang finds Kettering students intelligent, motivated and personable. He feels that Kettering students have the ability to "push through complex problems." Zang enjoys when a student has an "I get it" moment. When he joined Kettering, Zang was most attracted by the University's "passion for excellence in educating engineering leaders."

Ravi Warrier

Dr. Ravi Warrier, professor of Electrical Engineering
Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in Electrical Engineering, with expertise in signal processing.

Etim Ubong

Dr. Etim U. Ubong, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. in Technology from the Helsinki University of Technology, with expertise in internal combustion engines, alternative fuels and fuel cells.

Ubong, who has taught at Kettering for 13 years, believes Kettering students are one step ahead of their counterparts at other schools because at Kettering students typically know exactly what they want to study. The three words he uses to describe Kettering students are focused, result oriented and confident.

Mark Thompson

Dr. Mark G. Thompson, professor of Electrical Engineering
Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Electrical Engineering, with expertise in electronic circuit and system design, automotive electronic systems, and alternative/renewable energy systems.

Laura Sullivan

Dr. Laura Sullivan, professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington in Materials Science and Engineering, with expertise in biomaterials, polymer processing and service learning.

After 15 years of teaching at Kettering, Sullivan finds her students innovative, practical and successful at working in teams. While she enjoys teaching, she especially likes getting to know students outside the classroom through their involvement in organizations such as Engineers Without Borders.

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