Dr. Kumon received his B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Michigan State University and his Ph.D. in Physics with specialization in physical acoustics from The University of Texas at Austin. He subsequently worked as a research physicist at the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (Materials Reliability Division), University of Windsor (Physics), Case Western Reserve University (Biomedical Engineering), and University of Michigan (Biomedical Engineering).
Ph.D. from Jodhpur University (India) in Condensed Matter Physics and post doctoral research experience from Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, Illinois and Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Expertise in the synthesis, characterization, and application of nano-structured, superconducting and magnetic materials.
Vaishnava finds Kettering students scientifically and intellectually talented and admires their professionalism and maturity. Vaishnava recruits and encourages Kettering students to participate in his research.
Dr. Uma Ramabadran joined Kettering University after working several years for Wright Patterson Airforce Base. She performs research on characterizing semiconductor and optical materials using techniques such as optical microscopy and various types of laser spectroscopy including Raman spectroscopy and Photoluminescence. Other areas in which she has worked include nonlinear optics and crystal growth.
Dr. Corneliu Rablau is an Associate Professor of Applied Physics at Kettering University and the Director of the Kettering University Photonics and Fiber Optics Lab, specializing in Applied Optics and Photonics/Opto-Electronics Materials and Devices. Dr. Rablau holds a BS in Engineering Physics from the University of Bucharest, and a MS and PhD in Physics from West Virginia University. Prior to joining the Applied Physics group at Kettering University, between 2000 and 2003, Dr. Rablau has served as a Sr. Fiber Optics Engineer at JDS Uniphase Corporation in San Jose, CA. Dr.
Ph.D. from Brigham Young University in Physics and Musical Acoustics, with expertise in underwater acoustics, African instruments and acoustic resonators, brass instruments, noise and vibration.
Dedicated to excellence in teaching, Ludwigsen is currently developing two new Acoustics courses and a course in methods of computer use in Physics. He is also the principal investigator for a National Science Foundation grant to Kettering to redesign the Physics I laboratory to include new teaching methodology and crash safety study.