Department News

  • Engineering better medicine - one bead at a time

    Aug 8, 2003

    Medical doctors at McLaren Regional Medical Center and mechanical engineers at Kettering University have teamed-up to improve medical care for patients with massive soft tissue injuries to skin and muscle tissue, and persistent joint infections.

    Medical doctors at McLaren Regional Medical Center and mechanical engineers at Kettering University have teamed-up to improve medical care for patients with massive soft tissue injuries to skin and muscle tissue, and persistent joint infections.
  • "Real world" overlaps into classroom

    Jan 3, 2005

    Broken shredder discs and oil pumps are all part of the lesson in Dr. Echempati's MECH-312 Machine Design class.

    Broken shredder discs and oil pumps are all part of the lesson in Dr. Echempati's MECH-312 Machine Design class.
  • Pop star crash test

    Mar 3, 2006

    Britney Spears' very public error in judgement inspired crash safety researchers at Kettering University to take an unrestrained look at a crash event.

    Britney Spears' very public error in judgement inspired crash safety researchers at Kettering University to take an unrestrained look at a crash event.
  • The greening of diesel

    Aug 3, 2007

    Smashing mat material and injecting urea into exhaust are two ways Kettering researchers are trying to improve the performance of diesel engine exhaust systems.

    Smashing mat material and injecting urea into exhaust are two ways Kettering researchers are trying to improve the performance of diesel engine exhaust systems.
  • Identifying kids' range of motion

    Dec 12, 2008

    Current safety equipment and medical procedures for children are based on adult measurements and benchmarks. Two Kettering faculty have established child-sized measurements to improve everything from car seats to chiropractic care.

    Current safety equipment and medical procedures for children are based on adult measurements and benchmarks. Two Kettering faculty have established child-sized measurements to improve everything from car seats to chiropractic care.
  • Kettering's "Clean" Snowmobile produces lower emissions than the average car at SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge 2001

    Apr 20, 2001

    Kettering University's entry in the Clean Snowmobile Challenge 2001 in Jackson Hole, Wyo., produced significantly less unburned hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) than an average automobile, according to comparison test results.

    Kettering University's entry in the Clean Snowmobile Challenge 2001 in Jackson Hole, Wyo., produced significantly less unburned hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) than an average automobile, according to comparison test results.
  • Fewer moving parts is the key to better engines

    Sep 22, 2003

    Three recent innovations in combustion engine technology have been combined into one amazingly simple new engine design.

    Three recent innovations in combustion engine technology have been combined into one amazingly simple new engine design.
  • Validating computer simulations

    Jan 21, 2005

    A hands-on experimentation lab helps students validate computer simulations of engineered products and prove that time-tested methods are still useful in today's world of technology.

    A hands-on experimentation lab helps students validate computer simulations of engineered products and prove that time-tested methods are still useful in today's world of technology.
  • The matrix - chilled

    Mar 17, 2006

    A Kettering researcher is developing a matrix to make commercial refrigeration units more energy efficient.

    A Kettering researcher is developing a matrix to make commercial refrigeration units more energy efficient.
  • Poverty, sustainability and service

    Aug 24, 2007

    Kettering faculty members Andy Borchers and Laura Sullivan recently participated in a unique conference titled the Christian Scholars Conference at Rochester College that examined how the U.S. can gear its economic engine to help those who are less fortunate.

    Kettering faculty members Andy Borchers and Laura Sullivan recently participated in a unique conference titled the Christian Scholars Conference at Rochester College that examined how the U.S. can gear its economic engine to help those who are less fortunate.