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Giuseppe Turini

Assistant Professor of Computer Science Computer Science 1700 University Avenue
Kettering University - Academic Building
Department of Computer Science - Room 2-300 D

Laurie Turyn

Safety Officer Campus Safety, Staff, Student Life 1700 University Ave
2-000 CC

Lee Tuttle

Professor of Metal Casting Graduate Faculty, Industrial Engineering 1700 University Ave
1-700R AB
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Dr. B. Lee Tuttle, professor of Metal Casting
Ph.D. from Penn State University in Metallurgy.

Tuttle finds Kettering students confident, goal-oriented and mature. He feels that the two years of professional experience in their field that they have by graduation distinguishes them from students at other colleges. What first interested him in teaching at Kettering was the focus on learning by doing, utilizing a laboratory that was coupled with the lecture in nearly all courses. He enjoys the opportunity to work directly with the students in the laboratory to apply engineering principles.

His advice for prospective students is to "focus first on your academic endeavors to achieve success in this first phase of your life-long, continuous learning experience."

Hidden talents and outside interests: Outside the Kettering community, Tuttle is actively involved with another great community. He conducts role playing and learning training sessions for Cub Scout leaders and staffs Cub Scout special activities.

Research Associations:

Design for Manufacturing and Assembly
Non Ferrous Foundry Metallurgy
Permanent Mold Casting

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Etim Ubong

Associate Professor Graduate Faculty, Mechanical Engineering 1700 University Ave
2-225 MC
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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.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of teaching at Kettering is the pride Ubong feels when his students graduate and go on to successful careers. And as far as the reason he chose to teach at Kettering, Ubong says that the school's efforts in researching fuel cells and alternative energy pushes him to enhance his study into his specific areas of specialization.

Hot tip for prospective students: "Consider studying alternative fuels and fuel cells, since our world will require new sources of power in the near and long-term future."

Hidden talents and outside interests: When he's not on campus, Ubong enjoys playing tennis and soccer. 

Research Associations:

Alternative fuels
Automotive emissions
Diesel engines
Engine development, multifuel
Engine testing
Fuels (alternative)

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Julie Ulseth

Director of Marketing Services Marketing, Communications and Enrollment, Staff 1700 University Ave
4-100 CC
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Marketing Services

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Prem Vaishnava

Professor of Physics Physics 1700 University Ave
2-323 E AB
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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.

Vaishnava also collaborates with colleagues in the Department of Physics at Wayne State University. This collaboration has led to additional research in the field of nanotechnology, leading to progress in targeted drug delivery and hyperthermia and cross-exchange between students from Kettering and Wayne State.

One of his core interests is in introducing high school students to science and engineering. He has organized and directed Kettering-based workshops funded through the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy.

He would advise incoming students to take advantage of the unparalleled education, mentorship and research opportunities offered at Kettering University.

Research Associations:
  • LEED and Auger electron characterization of thin films
  • Low and High Tc superconductors
  • Magnetic Characterization using SQUID
  • Materials Characterization
  • Mossbauer spectroscopy
  • Nanotechnology: Applications in Medicine
  • Occupational and consumer product safety management and engineering
  • Optical characterization of electronic materials
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy 
  • X-ray diffraction, Transmission Electron microscopy
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Dan Van Cura

Lab Technician Chemical Engineering 1700 University Ave
2-228 AB

Chere VanNoy

Technical Library Assist-II - Acquisitions Library 1700 University Ave
2-202 AB

Paul Vaughn

Safety Officer Campus Safety, Staff, Student Life 1700 University Avenue
2-000 CC

Dale Venable

Custodial-TH Auxiliary Services 1700 University Ave
5-700 CC