Jungme Park

Research Interests

Environmental Perception for Autonomous Driving

Driver Awareness System

HD map generation and Localization for Autonomous Driving

Artificial Intelligence –Deep Neural Networks

Hybrid Electrical vehicle Power management

 

Education

B.S. Statistics, Korea University, Seoul, Korea 1989

M.S. Computer Science, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 1996

Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 2001

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2017-present

Senior Research Engineer, Changan US R&D, Plymouth, MI, 2015-2016

Senior Research Engineer, Hyundai Mobis, Plymouth, MI, 2014-2015

Research Scientist, University of Michigan Dearborn, Dearborn, MI, 2006-2014

 

Research Activities

High Definition Map generation for Autonomous Driving using Camera and GPS sensors, Changan US R&D center, 2016.

North America Traffic Sign recognition system for the Multi Function Camera, Hyundai Mobis, 2015.

North America GNSS system evaluation for Autonomous Driving, Hyundai Mobis, 2015.

Advanced Speed and Energy Profile Trip Modeling using Static and Dynamic Information, Ford Motor Company-UM alliance program grant (grant number: N013596), 08/01/2010-07/31/2014. PI: Yi L. Murphey, Co-PI: Jungme Park 

Vehicle Implementation and Evaluation of Energy Management Strategy based on Machine Learning Approach Ford Motor Company-UM alliance program grant, Aug. 2009 – July 2010. PI: Y. L. Murphey, Co-PI: Jungme Park.

Cognitive Electric Power Management in Military Vehicular Systems Using Artificial Intelligence” Phase I ~ Phase III, US Army RDECOM-TARDEC, , 2007 ~ 2011, PI: Y. L. Murphey, Co-PI: Chris Mi, Project leader: Jungme Park.

Machine Learning Approaches to Vehicle Power Management, State of Michigan 21st Century Jobs Fund, 2007 ~ 2008, PI: Y. L. Murphey, project leader: Jungme Park.

TRW Educational Foundation, “A Real Time Machine Vision System for Traffic Sign Detection,” 2007 ~ 2010, PI: Y. L. Murphey, project leader: Jungme Park.

TRW Educational Fund, “Robust algorithms for pedestrian detection and tracking,” 2006 ~ 2007, PI: Y. L. Murphey, project leader: Jungme Park.

 

Selected Publications

Jungme Park, Yi L. Murphey, Abul Masrur, “Intelligent Energy Management and Optimization in a Hybridized All-Terrain Vehicle With Simple On–Off Control of the Internal Combustion Engine.” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 65.6 (2016): 4584-4596.

Jungme Park, Tianyu Wang, “Robust Real Time Traffic Sign Detection Methodology with Smart Adaptive Scanning Scheme,” HKMC group technology 2015 conference.

Jungme Park, Yi Lu Murphey, Johannes Kristinsson, Ryan McGee, Ming Kuang, Tony Phillips, “Intelligent Trip Modeling for Prediction of Origin-Destination Traveling Speed Profile,” IEEE Intelligent Transportation System, pp 1-15, Jan. 2014.

Xipeng Wang, Jungme Park, Yi L. Murphey, Kristinsson, Ming Kuang, Tony Phillips, “Intelligent Trip Modeling on Ramps using Ramp Classsification and Knowledge Base,” IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), 2014.

Qi Dai, Jungme Park, Yi L. Murphey, and Dev Kochhar, “Nonintrusive Automated Heart Rate Estimation Using Video Images with Intelligent Machine Learning,” FISITA 2014 World Automotive Congress, 2014.

Yi L. Murphey, Jungme Park, Leonidas Kiliaris, Ming Kuang, Abul Masrur, Anthony Phillips, and Qing Wang, “Intelligent Hybrid Vehicle Power Control – Part II: Online Intelligent Energy Management,” IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology, vol. 62(1), pp 69-79, 2013.

Yi L. Murphey, Jungme Park, and Abul Masrur, “Intelligent Energy Management in a Low Cost Hybrid Electric Vehicle Power System,” IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2013-Fall, Sep. 2013, Las Vegas, USA.

Jungme Park, Yi L. Murphey, Johannes Kristinsson, Ryan McGee, Ming Kuang, and Tony Phillips, “Intelligent speed profile prediction on urban traffic networks with machine learning,” IJCNN 2013, August 2013.

Yi L. Murphey, Jungme Park, ZhiHang Chen, Ming Kuang, Abul Masrur, Anthony Phillips, “Intelligent Hybrid Vehicle Power Control – Part I: Machine Learning of Optimal Vehicle Power,” IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology, vol. 61(8), pp 3519-3530, 2012.

Jungme Park, Li Dai, Yi L. Murphey, Johannes Kristinsson, Ryan McGee, Ming Kuang, and Tony Phillips, “Real time vehicle speed profile generation using neural network,” IJCNN 2011, July 2011.

Ruoqian Liu, Shen Xu, Jungme Park, and Yi L. Murphey, “Real time vehicle speed prediction using gas-kinetic traffic modeling,” IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence – SSCI 2011, April 2011.

Jungme Park, Zhihang Chen and Yi L. Murphey, “Intelligent vehicle power management through neural learning,” IJCNN2010, July 2010.

Jungme Park,  ZhiHang Chen, Leonidas Kiliaris, Ming Kuang, Abul Masrur, Anthony Phillips and Yi L. Murphey, “Intelligent  Vehicle Power Control based on Machine Learning of Optimal Control Parameters and Prediction of Road Type and Traffic Congestions,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 58, No. 9,  November, 2009.

Jialin Jiao, Zhong Zheng, Jungme Park and Yi L. Murphey, “A robust multi-class traffic sign detection and classification system using asymmetric and symmetric features,” 2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man& Cybernetics, October. 2009.

Jungme Park, Y Luo, H Wang, and Yi L. Murphey, “Pedestrian detection by modeling local convex shape features,” International Conference for Pattern Recognition, December 2008.

Jungme Park and Hong Tae Kang, “Prediction of Fatigue Life for Spot Welds Using Back-Propagation Neural Networks,” Materials & Design, vol. 28, pp. 2577-2584, 2007.

Yi L. Murphey, Zhihang Chen, L Kiliaris, Jungme Park, Ming Kuang, A Masrur, and A Phillips, “Neural learning of predicting driving environment for vehicle power management,” IJCNN2008, June 2008.

Jungme Park, Z Chen, L Kiliaris, Ming Kuang, A Masrur, A Phillips, and Yi L. Murphey “Intelligent vehicle power control based on prediction of road type and traffic congestions,” IEEE 68th Vehicular Technology Conference, September, 2008.

Jungme Park, H. Chen, and S. T. Huang, “A new gray-level edge thinning method,” Proceedings of the ISCA 13th International Conference: Computer Applications in Industry and Engineering, pp. 114-119, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, November, 2000

Jungme Park, C. Looney, and H. C. Chen, “A fast connected component labeling algorithm,” Proceedings of ISCA 15th International Conference: Computer and their Applications, pp. 373-376, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, March, 2000.

D. S. Chen, H. C. Chen and Jungme Park, “Solving Constrained Cell Formation Problems: A Neural Network Approach,” in Group Technology & Cellular Manufacturing Methodologies & Applications, (A. K. Kamrani editor), Chapter 8, 1997.

D. S. Chen, H. C. Chen and Jungme Park, “An Improved ART Neural Net for Machine Cell Formation,” Journal of Materials Processing Technology, vol 61, pp1-6, 1996.

 

Contact Information

Email: jpark@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7852

Office: 2-7030 AB

James K. Huggins

Research Interests

Formal Methods

Algorithm Specification and Verification

Computer Science Education

Computing Ethics

 

Education

B.S., Computer Science, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1989

M.S., Computer Science & Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1991

Ph.D., Computer Science & Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1995

 

Experience

Associate Professor,  Kettering University,  Flint,  MI,  2002-present

Assistant Professor,  Kettering University,  Flint,  MI,  1997-2002

Lecturer,  Wayne State University,  Detroit,  MI,  1996-1997

Research Fellow,  University of Michigan,  Ann Arbor,  MI,  1995-1996

 

Selected Publications

Steven C. Cater and James K. Huggins, “An ASM Dynamic Semantics for Standard ML”. In Y. Gurevich, P. Kutter, M. Odersky, and L. Thiele, eds., Abstract State Machines: Theory and Applications, Proceedings of ASM 2000 International Workshop, Springer LNCS 1912, 2000, 203–222.

Kevin Compton, James Huggins, and Wuwei Shen, “A Semantic Model for the State Machine in the Unified Modeling Language”. In Gianna Reggio, Alexander Knapp, Bernhard Rumpe, Bran Selic, and Roel Wieringa, eds., “Dynamic Behaviour in UML Models: Semantic Questions”, Workshop Proceedings, UML 2000 Workshop, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Institut für Informatik, Bericht 0006, October 2000, 25-31.

Yuri Gurevich and James K. Huggins, “Equivalence Is In The Eye Of The Beholder”, Theoretical Computer Science (179) 1-2 (1997), 353–380.

Yuri Gurevich and James K. Huggins, “The Semantics of the C Programming Language”, in Computer Science Logic, Selected papers from CSL’92, eds. E. Börger, H. K. Büning, G. Jäger, S. Martini, and M. M. Richter, Springer LNCS 702, 1993, 274–308.

James K. Huggins, “The Assumptions of Computing”, Ethics in the Computer Age, ACM Conference Proceedings, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, November 11-13, 1994, pp. 46–50.

James K. Huggins, “Engaging computer science students through cooperative education”, ACM SIGCSE Bulletin, volume 41, number 4 (December 2009), 90–94.

James K. Huggins, “Kermit: Specification and Verification”, in Specification and Validation Methods, ed. E. Börger, Oxford University Press, 1995, 247–293.

James K. Huggins, “Modular Term-Long CS2 Projects”, Proceedings of Frontiers in Education 2000, Kansas City, MO, 18-21 October 2000, Paper S2C.1.

James K. Huggins, “Using a Barrel of Monkeys in Computer Science”. Frontiers in Education 2005, Indianapolis, IN, 19-22 October 2005, Session F4C.

James K. Huggins and Wuwei Shen, “The Static and Dynamic Semantics of C (Extended Abstract)”. In Abstract State Machines — ASM 2000, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Abstract State Machines, Monte Verita, Switzerland, TIK-Report 87, Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, March 2000, 272–284.

James K. Huggins and David Van Campenhout, “Specification and Verification of Pipelining in the ARM2 RISC Microprocessor “, ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems, volume 3, number 4 (October 1998), 563-580.

James K. Huggins, “Computing History and Ethics: The Relevance of the Real World for Social Change”. SIGCAS Symposium on Computing for the Social Good: Educational Practices, 4 March 2015. (Abstract published in ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society 45, 2 (July 2015), 34.)

James K. Huggins, “Rock-paper-scissors: nifty tools and assignments”, presentation, Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual CCSC Midwestern Conference, 23-24 September 2011, Huntington University, Huntington, IN. (Abstract published in J. Comput. Sci. Coll. 27, 1 (October 2011), 90.)

James K. Huggins (moderator), Joseph Bergin, James Caristi, and Ellen Walker, “Survivor: Getting Through That Class The First Time”, panel discussion, ACM SIGCSE 2003, 21 February 2003.  

 

Contact Information

Email: jhuggins@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9500 ext. 5439

Office: 2-300G Academic Buidling

Javad Baqersad

Research Interests

Analytical and experimental modal analysis with structural dynamics applications

Computer-aided design and engineering

Finite element analysis and model updating

Automobile body structure design and crash analysis

Measurement techniques with a focus on non-contact methods

Health monitoring of structures

Dynamics of rotating machinery

Vehicle powertrain  simulation

 

Education

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, 2015

M.S.E. Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, 2014

M.S. Automotive Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2008

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran, 2008

 

Research Activities

Experimental modal test on a 57-meter long wind turbine blade in Wind Technology Testing Center, Charlestown, MA (2014).

Digital Image Correlation (DIC) test on a 50-meter wind turbine blade in Wind Technology Testing Center, Charlestown, MA (2014).

 

Selected Publications

J. Baqersad, C. Niezrecki, and P. Avitabile, “Extracting Full-Field Dynamic Strain on a Wind Turbine Rotor Subjected to Arbitrary Excitations using 3D Point Tracking and a Modal Expansion Technique”, doi:10.1016/j.jsv.2015.04.026, Sound and Vibration Journal (2015).

J. Baqersad, C. Niezrecki, and P. Avitabile, “Numerical and Experimental Analysis of the Boundary Conditions Effects on the Dynamics of Wind Turbines”, Wind Engineering Journal, V39 (4), 437–452 (2015).

J. Baqersad, C. Niezrecki, and P. Avitabile, “Full-Field Dynamic Strain Prediction on a Wind Turbine using Displacements of Optical Targets Measured by Stereophotogrammetry”, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing Journal, doi:10.1016/j.ymssp.2015.03.021 (2015).

T. Lundstrom, J. Baqersad, and C. Niezrecki, “Monitoring the Dynamics of a Robinson R44 Helicopter Main Rotor with High-Speed Stereophotogrammetry”, Experimental Techniques Journal, doi: 10.1111/ext.12127 (2015).

S. E. Obando, J. Baqersad, and P. Avitabile, “Improved Modal Characterization Using Hybrid Data” Sound and Vibration, V. 48, 8-12, June (2014).

J. Carr, J. Baqersad, C. Niezrecki, and P. Avitabile, “Full Field Dynamic Strain on Wind Turbine Blade Using Digital Image Correlation Techniques and Limited Sets of Measured Data from Photogrammetric Targets” Experimental Techniques Journal, doi: 10.1111/ext.12129 (2014).

B. Mashhadi, A. Kakaee, J. Baqersad, “Vibration Characteristics of Continuously Variable Transmission Push Belts” Iranian Journal of Science and Technology Transactions of Mechanical Engineering, V. 39, 77-82 (2013).

J. Baqersad, P. Poozesh, C. Niezrecki, and P. Avitabile, “Comparison of Modal Parameters Extracted Using MIMO, SIMO, and Impact Hammer Tests on a Three-Bladed Wind Turbine” 32th IMAC, A Conference on Structural Dynamics, Orlando, FL (2014).

 

Contact Information

Email: jbaqersad@kettring.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7494

Office: 2-231MC

Arnaldo Mazzei

Research Interests

Automotive

Vibrations

 

Education

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1998

M. Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1991

B. Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1987

 

Experience

Professor-Mechanical Engineering,  Kettering University,  Flint,  MI  1999 – present

Research Associate – Mechanical Engineering,  University of Michigan,  Dearborn,  MI,  1998 – 1999

Assistant Professor,  University of Sao Paulo,  Brazil,  1990 – 1993

 

Research Activities

Consulting – Driveline vibration instability, No collaborators,American Axle & Manufacturing, Rochester Hills, MI, 2009 – 2010

Consulting – Parts re-design and optmization, No collaborators,Regency Plastics, Bad Axe, MI, 2008 – 2008

Consulting – Chassis vibration, No collaborators, Delphi, Flint, MI, 2006 – 2006

 

Selected Publications

Mazzei, A. and Scott, R. A.; 2013, Journal of Vibration and Control vol. 19 (5), 771 – 786, On the Effects of Non-Homogeneous Materials on the Vibrations and Static Stability of Tapered Shafts.

Mazzei, A.; 2012, Journal of Shock and Vibration vol. 19 (6), 1315 – 1326, On the Effect of Functionally Graded Materials on Resonances of Rotating Beams.

Mazzei, A. and Scott, R. A.; 2011, ASME – Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Vol.133, Iss.6, December 2011, Effect of Functionally Graded Materials on Resonances of Bending Shafts Under Time-Dependent Axial Loading.

Mazzei, A.; 2011, Journal of Vibration and Control vol. 17 (5), 667 – 677, Passage through Resonance in a Universal Joint Driveline System.

Mazzei, A. and Scott, R. A.; 2003, Journal of Sound and Vibration 265(4), 863-885, Effects of Internal Viscous Damping on the Stability of a Rotating Shaft Driven through a Universal Joint.

Mazzei, A. and Scott, R. A.; 2001, Journal of Sound and Vibration 244(3), 555-562, Principal Parametric Resonance Zones of a Rotating Rigid Shaft Driven through a Universal Joint.

Mazzei, A., Argento, A., and Scott, R. A.; 1999, Journal of Sound and Vibration 222(1), 19-47, Dynamic stability of a rotating shaft driven through a universal joint.


Contact Information

Email: amazzei@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7878

Office: 2-237 Mott Building

Raghu Echempati

Research Interests

Mechanical Engineering Design, Mechanisms Design

Fatigue Design

Automotive Body Design and Engineering

Vehicle Dynamics and Chassis System Design

Mechanical Vibrations

Metal Forming Process Simulation

Applied Design of Experiments (DOE)

Finite Element Analysis

 

Education

Bachelor of Engineering, Andhra University (India), 1970

Master of Technology (Machine Design and Vibrations), Indian Institute of Technology, 1972

Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, 1978

Masters in Engineering Management, Kettering University, Michigan, 2014

Post-Doctoral Associate, NSF Funded, University of Florida, Gainesville, 1979-80

 

Experience

Consultant,QFD Plastics, Flint,  MI,  2014

Faculty Intern, GEMA (Chrysler Group), Dundee,  MI,  2007

Faculty Intern, General Motors,  Various locations,  MI, Ohio,  2000-2001

Consultant, Hayssen Industries,  Duncan,  SC,  2001

Consultant, Wolverine Tubes,  Decatur,  AL,  2000

Consultant,  Laser Sensing System,  Bloomfield Hills,  MI,  1999

 

Research Activities

Development of online Solid Mechanics Course, CETL Grant: – Completed in 2015

Development of Everyday Engineering Examples in classroom, ENGAGE Mini-grant – Completed 2015

Study of wire coil winding machine, QFD Plastics, Flint, MI, 2014.

Development and implementation of Statics Online Learning Initiatives (OLI) in to classrooms, NSF-CCLI Collaborative Project – completed in 2014

Faculty Intern to study Error and Mistake Proofing (EMP) Devices, GEMA (Chrysler Group), 2007

Development of Sheetmetal Forming Course Modules, GM-PACE FOUNDATION, Warren, MI, 2004

Faculty Intern, Formability Analysis Division to do variety of projects of interestt to GM, General Motors Corporation (Faculty Intern), Troy, MI, 2001-02

Development of simulation studies for potato packaging mechanism, Hayssen Industries, Duncan, SC, 2001 (with co-investigators)

Modeling and analysis using LS-Dyna of tubes for heat exchangers, Wolverine Tube, Inc., Decatur, AL, 2000 (with co-investigators)

Design of a platform for holding Laser Sensing System, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 1999 (with co-investigators)

Design and analysis of a wheel chair for partially disabled, Wheelchariot, Chicago, IL, 1998-2000 (with co-investigators)

Analysis of pressure vessels, CMI-Schneible, Holly, MI, 1998 (with co-investigators)

Study of airbag related injuries, Bosch Professorship, 1998.

 

Selected Publications

1. A. Eideh, Uday S. Dixit and Raghu Echempati, “A Simple Analytical Model of Laser Bending Process, paper published in Lasers Based Manufacturing, Topics in Mining, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering by Springer India 2015, edited by S.N. Joshi and U.S. Dixit (eds.), , DOI 10.1007/978-81-322-2352-8_1.

2. R. Echempati, LeBlanc, N., Sahu, A., and Dani, P., “Quick-return Mechanism Revisited”, Computers in Education Journal (Division of ASEE), Vol. 25, No. 2, April-June 2014 issue.

3. Y. Dong, A. Mazzei and R. Echempati, “On the Wind-shield Mechanism Design to Enhance Student Understanding of Design Courses”, Proceedings of ASEE 2012 Conference held in Sa Antonio, TX, June 2012. A modified version of this is published in Computers in Education Journal, Volume 23, Number 1, January-March 2013 issue.

4. R. Echempati and A. Fox, “Integrated Metal Forming, Vibration Analysis, and Thickness Optimization of Sheet Metal Parts”, Proceedings of TMCE 2010 Congress held in Ancona, Italy, April 2010 (modified version of this paper is accepted for publication in Journal of Computers in Engineering), 2012.

5. R. Echempati, “Math-Based Modeling of Sheet Metal Forming with Applications”, Proceedings of TEHNONAV 2008 World Conference held at Constanta, Romania, 2008 (this paper is being considered for publication in a Journal).

6. R. Echempati, “Assessment of Student Understanding of Program Outcomes in Machine Design Course”, J. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education, Volume 8, Issue 1 & 2 January-June 2007.

7. R. Echempati and Aakash Tamhaney, “Forming, Spring Back and Modal Analysis of a Rectangular Pan”, paper published in the Journal of Engineering Manufacture, UK, August 2005.

8. R. Echempati, “Dynamic Characteristics of the Pultruded Composite Coupler of A Four-Bar Linkage,” International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration (IJAV), pp. 198-204, V 9, N 4, December 2004.

9. R. Echempati and Y. J. Huh, “Design and Analysis of the Swaging Manufacturing Process Using CAE”, J. of Korean Academy of Industrial Society (KAIS), Vol. 5, No. 5, pp. 442-446, 2004.

10. R. Echempati and C. White, “Case Study of Hinge Alignment Problems”, Production and Inventory Management Journal, Second Quarter 2000.

11. R. Echempati, “Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Whirling Speeds of Pultruded Composite Shafts,” SAE paper #1999-01-1028, 1999.

12. M. D. Rao, R. Echempati and S. Nadella, “Dynamic Analysis and Damping of Composite Structures Embedded with Viscoelastic Layers”, Paper published in Composites Engineering Journal, 1998.

13. R. Kashani, R. Echempati and T. Vivekanandan, “Computer Aided Torch Trajectory Generation for Automated Coating of Parts with Complex Surfaces”, Paper published in the ASM Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, V 3, N2, pp.208-215, Jun 1994.

14. P.M.Jawahar, K.N. Gupta and R. Echempati, “Mathematical Modeling for Lateral Dynamic Simulation of a Railway Vehicle with Conventional and Unconventional Wheelset”, Journal of Mathematical and Computer Modeling, V 14, pp. 989-994, 1990; Published by Pergamon Press.

15. K.C. Makwana, K.N. Gupta, and R. Echemapti, “A Continuous Mass Model for Predicting Elastodynamic Behavior of Rocker in a Planar Four Bar Linkage Having Elastic Coupler and Rocker”, Journal of Mathematical and Computer Modeling, V 14, pp. 1002-1007, 1990; Published by Pergamon Press. (Won a 1990 Best Paper Award)

16. A. Balasubramonian and R. Echempati, “Experimental Study of the Elastodynamic Behavior of the Unbalanced and the Counterweighted Four Bar Mechanisms”, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, vol. 112, Sept. 1990, pp. 271.

17. R. Echempati and R. Balasubramonian, “Vibratory Response of the Elastic Coupler of a Four Bar Linkage”, Journal of Mechanisms and Machine Theory, V22, N2, 1987, pp. 153.

18. A. Balasubramonian and R. Echempati, “Stability Analysis of Elastic Coupler of a Four-Bar Mechanism”, Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), vol. 66, pt. ME 6, May 1986.

19. A. Balasubramonian and R. Echempati, “Vibratory Response of an Elastic Coupler of a Four Bar Linkage”, ASME Paper No. 86-DET-194, 1986.

20. George Sandor, A. G. Erdman and R. Echempati, “Double-Valued Solutions of the Euler-Savary Equation and its Counterpart in Bobillier’s Constructions”, Journal of Mechanisms and Machine Theory, vol. 20, No. 2, 1985, pp. 145.

21. B.L. Sachdeva and R. Echempati, “Dynamic Characteristics of Cam-Follower Systems”, Journal of Engineering Design, vol. 2, No. 1, April 1984, pp. 20.

22. J.S. Rao, R. Echempati and N. Kumar, “Mathematical Modeling to Simulate the Transient Dynamic Longitudinal Force in Drawbar of a Train Consist”, Journal of Sound and Vibration, V94, N3, 8 Jun 1984, pp. 365.

23. V.V.R. Rao., et. al., “Rotating Water Table for the Determination of No-Steady Forces in a Turbine Stage Through Modified Hydraulic Analogy”, Defense Science Journal, Oct. 1983, pp. 273. (Awarded Best Paper of the Issue)

24. G.N. Sandor and R. Echempati, “Material Conservation Through Engineering Design”, Journal of Corrosion and Maintenance, April-June 1983, pp. 83.

25. G.N. Sandor, et. al., “New Complex Number Form of the Cubic of Stationary Curvature in a Computer-Oriented Treatment of Planar Path Curvature Theory for Higher-Pair Rolling Contact”, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Jan, 1982, pp. 233.

26. G.N. Sandor, et. al., “New Complex-Number Forms of the Euler-Savary Equation in a Computer-Oriented Treatment of Planar Path Curvature Theory for Higher-Pair Rolling Contact”, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Jan, 1982, Vol 104, pp. 227.

27. G.N. Sandor, et. al., “Coriolis Acceleration Analysis of Planar Mechanisms by Complex Number Algebra”, Journal of Mechanisms and Machine Theory, V17, N6, 1982, pp. 405.

28. R. Echempati and N.T. Asnani, “Computer Program for Design of a Helical Spring for Minimum Weight, Minimum Volume and Minimum Length”, Journal of Institution of  Engineers (India), Vol 59, pt ME 6, May 1979, pp. 274.

29. R. Echempati, S.K. Anand and N.T. Asnani, “Computer Program for Design of a Helical Spring for Optimum Frequency”, Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), Vol 59, pt ME 4, Jan 1979, pp. 171.

30. R. Echempati and J.S. Rao, “Jump Phenomena in Cam Follower Systems – A Continuous Mass Model Approach”, ASME Paper No. 76-WA/DE-26.

31. R. Echempati and J.S. Rao, “Experimental Determination of Jump Characteristics in Cam Follower Systems”, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (London), 1975, pp. 951-956.

 

Conference papers

1. R. Echempati, “Learning Outcomes of using Real Life (or Everyday) Examples in Mechanics Stream of Courses”, Proc. of ASEE Annual Conference held at Seattle, WA, June 2015.

2. Tianwu Li, R. Echempati and R. Fiedler, “Analysis and Redesign of Structural Walls of Sink-float Tank of Plastic Recycling Machine”, Proc. of ASEE NCS Conference held at Cincinnati, OH, April 2015.

3. Yi Yang and R. Echempati, “Use of technology and software in the classroom – Active learning and project-based learning”, Proc. of ASEE NCS Conference held at Cincinnati, OH, April 2015.

4. Vyasa, R., and Echempati, R. (2014). Finite Element Analysis of a Lathe Spindle”. Paper presented at ASME IMECE 2014 Conference held in Montreal, Canada, September 2014.

5. Echempati, R. (2014) Statics Concepts Inventory Results at Kettering University. Proceedings of ASEE 2014 Conference held in Indianapolis, IN, June 2014.

6. Vyasa, R., Kwintiane, B., Echempati, R., and Roller, D. (2014). 5-axes Response Surface Graph for Optimal Control of Lathe Spindle Vibration. Proceedings of TMCE-2014 Conference held in Budapest, Hungary, May 2014.

7. R. Echempati and Sala, A. (2013). Experiences of Implementing Blended Teaching and Learning Technique in Mechanics and Design Courses. Proceedings of ASEE 2013 Conference held in Atlanta, GA., June 2013.

8. R. Echempati and Anca Sala, “Experiences of Implementing Blended Teaching and Learning Technique in Mechatronics and FEA Courses”, Proceedings of ASEE 2013 Conference held in Atlanta, GA, June 24, 2013.

9. R. Echempati, et al., “Quick-Return Mechanism Revisited”, Proceedings of ASEE 2013 Conference held in Atlanta, GA, June 24, 2013.

10. Raghu Echempati, et al, “Design Optimization of a Car Truck Stand”, Proceedings of ASEE 2012 Conference held in San Antonio, TX, June, 2012.

11. Yaomin Dong, Arnaldo Mazzei and Raghu Echempati, “On the Use of a Windshield Wiper Mechanism Simulation Project to Enhance Student Understanding of Design Topics”, Proceedings of ASEE 2012 Conference held in San Antonio, TX, June, 2012.

12. Anca Sala, Raghu Echempati, and Firas Aakasheh, “Assessment of Student Learning Through Class Work and Homework Intervention Method”, Proceedings of ASEE 2012 Conference held in San Antonio, TX, June, 2012.

13. Raghu Echempati, “Integration of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Topics in Mechanics and Design Courses”, paper presented at the Regional KEEN Conference, Mercer University, Macon, GA, March 17, 2012.

14. John Clark and Raghu Echempati, “Design and Analysis of a Car-Truck Stand (Paper No. IMECE2011-63902)”, Proceedings of ASME IMECE 2011 Conference held in Denver, CO, November 2011.

15. Raghu Echempati, et. al., “Optimal Central Composite Design for Manufacturing Simulation of 0.50 Caliber Projectile (Paper No. IMECE2011-63226)”, Proceedings of ASME IMECE 2011 Conference held in Denver, CO, November 2011.

16. Raghu Echempati, “Integration of entrepreneurship Topics in Design Courses – Experiences and Lessons Learned”, Proceedings of ASEE 2011 Conference held at Vancouver, BC, June 26-29, 2011.

17. Raghu Echempati, et. al., “Virtual forming and gage thickness optimization of sheet metal components”, Proceedings of the  ICoRD ’11 International Conference held at I.I.Sc., Bangalore, India, January 2011.

18. Raghu Echempati, “Applications of linear and nonlinear finite element analysis in education – future trends”, technical paper/keynote address delivered at AIMTDR 2010 Conference held at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India, December 2010.

19. Raghu Echempati, et. al., “Integrating Sustainable Energy Topics in to Graduate Engineering Program”, invited lecture for panel discussion at International Conference 2010 on SUSTAINABILITY: Management & Beyond, held at IIM, Shillong, India, December 2010.

20. Raghu Echempati, et. al., “Assessment of a Common Finite Element Analysis Course”, Proceedings of ASEE 2010 Conference held in Louisville, KY, June 2010.

21. Raghu Echempati and Richard Dippery, “Teaching and Assessment Experiences of an Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Design Course”, Proceedings of ASEE 2010 Conference held in Louisville, KY, June 2010.

22. Raghu Echempati and Andy Fox, “Development of a Sample Tutorial for Metal Forming Using Advanced Computer Aided Engineering Tools”, Proceedings of ASEE 2010 Conference held in Louisville, KY, June 2010.

23. Raghu Echempati and Andy Fox, “Integrated Metal Forming, Vibration Analysis, and Thickness Optimization of Sheet Metal Parts”, Proceedings of TMCE 2010 Congress held in Ancona, Italy, April 2010 (paper being considered for publication in an International Journal)

24. Raghu Echempati and Enayat Mahajerin, “Experiences of Finite Element Analysis Course Assessment”, Proceedings of INTERTECH 2010 Conference held in Brazil, March 2010.

25. Raghu Echempati and Andy Fox, “Use of Advanced CAE Tools for Mechanism Design and Metal Forming Analysis”, Proceedings of MES 2009 Conference held in Taiwan during December 17 – 19, 2009.

26. Raghu Echempati and Andy Fox, “Mechanism Modeling and Virtual Forming Studies of a Sheet Metal Component Using Advanced Computational Tools”, technical paper/keynote Lecture delivered at ICAMB 2009 International Conference held in Vellore Institute of Technology during December 14 – 16, 2009.

27. Andy Fox and Raghu Echempati, “Modeling, Forming, Modal Analysis, and Gauge Optimization of Sheet Metal Parts”, paper presented and published in the proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC 2009), held in West Lafayette, IN, during October 4-7, 2009, Paper #MSEC2009-84326.

28. Raghu Echempati, Enayat Mahajerin and Anca Sala, “Development of an Assessment Procedure for Integration of Mathematical and CAE Tools in Engineering Courses”, Proceedings of ASEE 2009 Conference, Paper #2009-2059, June 2009.

29. Anca Sala and Raghu Echempati, “Lessons Learned from Teaching and Assessment in the Physics for Engineers Course Sequence”, Proceedings of ASEE 2009 Conference, Paper #2009-1924, June 2009.

30. Raghu Echempati and Andy Fox, “Integration of Concepts in Mechanism and Finite Element Analysis using Advanced CAE Tools”, Proceedings of ASEE 2009 Conference, Paper #2009-2412, June 2009.

31. Raghu Echempati and Michael Butsch, “Assessment of Mechanical Engineering Study Abroad programs in Germany: Experiences and Lessons Learned”, Proceedings of ASEE 2009 Conference, Paper #2009-2396, June 2009.

32. Raghu Echempati, “Study Abroad Programs: Assessment and New Prospects”, Proceedings of VI International Conference on Engineering and Computer Education (ICECE) 2009 Congress, March 8, 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2009.

33. Raghu Echempati, Enayat Mahajerin and Anca Sala, “Effective Integration of Mathematical and CAE Tools in Engineering Curriculum”, Proceedings of ASEE 2008 Conference, Paper #AC 2008-697, June 2008.

34. Anca Sala and Raghu Echempati, “Direct Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes in Physics for Engineers Courses”, Proceedings of ASEE 2008 Conference, Paper #AC 2008-923, June 2008.

35. Raghu Echempati, “Math-Based Modeling of Sheet Metal Forming with Applications”, Proceedings of TEHNONAV 2008 World Conference held at Constanta, Romania, 2008.

36. Raghu Echempati, “Integrated Product and Process Development for Optimum Metal Forming – Case Study”, technical paper/keynote address at the All India Seminar on New Vistas in Manufacturing, organized by the Institution of Engineers (India), 2008.

37. Raghu Echempati, “Metal Forming Simulation – Issues and Optimum Design”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Design and Manufacture, Karunya Nagar, India, 2008.

38. Raghu Echempati, “Learning Experiences of Using Assessment Tools for Solid Mechanics Course”, ASEE 2007 Conference, Hawaii, June 2007.

39. Raghu Echempati and Michael Butsch, “Mechanical Engineering Study Abroad program in Germany – Experiences and Lessons Learned, ASEE Conference, Hawaii, June 2007.

40. Raghu Echempati, and Enayat Mahajerin, “Integration and assessment of mathematical tools in the Engineering curriculum,” Proc. of WCCSETE2006 Congress, Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 2006.

41. Raghu Echempati, and A. Mazzei, “On the use of CAE software in Mechanical Engineering design courses”, Proc. of WCCSETE2006 Congress, Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 2006.

42. Raghu Echempati and S. Nasef, “Mechanism Design Using MATLAB®,” Proceedings of WCETE2005 World Conference, Santos, Brazil, March 2005.

43. Raghu Echempati, et al, “Fuel Cell Engineering Education at Kettering University”, Proceedings of WCETE2005 World Conference, Santos, Brazil, March 2005.

44. Raghu Echempati and E. Mahajerin “Integration and assessment of mathematical tools in the Engineering curriculum,” Proc. of WCCSETE2006 Congress, Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 2006.

45. A. Mazzei and Raghu Echempati, “On the use of CAE software in Mechanical Engineering design courses,” Proc. of WCCSETE2006 Congress, Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 2006.

46. Raghu. Echempati and S. Nasef, “Mechanism Design Using MATLAB®,” Proceedings of WCETE2005 World Conference, Santos, Brazil, March 2005.

47. K. J. Berry, R. Echempati, K. Wolf and A. Mazzei, “Fuel Cell Engineering Education at Kettering University,” Proceedings of WCETE2005 World Conference, Santos, Brazil, March 2005.

48. Raghu Echempati, “Assessment of Student Understanding of Program Outcomes in Machine Design Course,” J. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education (STEM), January 2005.

49. Raghu Echempati, Arnaldo Mazzei and Karim Nasr, “Student Understanding of Program Outcomes through Formative and Summative Course-Level Assessment”,” Proceedings of the ASEE2004 Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 2004 (won Best Poster Award at CETL 2004 Conference).

50. W. Waldron, R. Echempati, C. Hoff and P. Zang, “Learning Module for using Dynaform® to Study the Effects of Die-Entry and Punch-Nose Radii on Drawing Cups”, Proceedings of 8th International LS-DYNA Users’ Conference, Detroit, MI, May 2004.

51. A. Mazzei and R. Echempati, “Integrating Simulation Software into Mechanical Engineering Design Courses,” Proceedings of WCETE2004 World Conference, Santos, Brazil, March 2004

52. Raghu Echempati and Aakash Tamhaney, “Forming, Spring Back and Modal Analysis of a Rectangular Pan,” Proceedings of the ICME2004 Conference, Melbourne, Australia, October 2003

53.  Raghu Echempati and Aakash Tamhaney, “Modal Analysis of Simple V-Shaped Bending Parts,”Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress on Sound and Vibration held in Stockholm, pages 4377 – 4384, July 2003

54. Raghu Echempati and V.M.S. Sathya Dev, “Simple Spring Back Studies in Aluminum Alloys,” Proceedings (Vol I) of NUMISHEET2002 International Congress, Je Ju Island, Korea, October 2002

55. Raghu Echempati and V.M.S. Sathya Dev, “Statistical Design Study of Aluminum Forming,” Proceedings (Vol I) of NUMISHEET2002 International Congress, Je Ju Island, Korea, October 2002

56. Raghu Echempati, Benchmark A: “Drawing Simulation of Aluminum Cylindrical Cups subjected to High and Low Binder Forces,” Proceedings (Vol II) of NUMISHEET2002 International Congress, Je Ju Island, Korea, October 2002.

57. Karim Nasr, et al, “Global Engineering Education Through Study-Abroad Experiences:  Assessment and Lessons Learned”, ASEE/SEFI/TUB Colloquium, Berlin, 2002.

58. Raghu Echempati and Arnaldo Mazzei, “Teaching and Learning Experiences of an Integrated Mechanism and Machine Design Course,” Proceedings of ASEE 2002 Conference in Montreal, Canada, June 2002.

59. Raghu Echempati and V.M.S. Sathya Dev, “Experimental Design Study of Metal Forming,” Proceedings of ASEE 2002 Conference in Montreal, Canada, June 2002.

60. William Broene and R. Echempati, “Improved Crash Analysis Through the Estimation of Residual Strains Brought About by Forming Metal,” Proceedings of 7th International LS-DYNA Users Conference, Detroit, MI, May 2002.

61. Raghu Echempati and V.M.S. Sathya Dev, “Spring Back Studies in Aluminum Alloys,” Proceedings of SAE 2002 World Congress, Detroit, MI, March 2002.

62. Raghu Echempati and Arnaldo Mazzei, “An Integrated Mechanism and Machine Design Course,” INTERTECH 2002, Santos, Brazil, March 2002.

63. Raghu Echempati, “An Integrated Real and Virtual Metal Forming Course,” Proceedings of ASEE2001 Conference, Phoenix, AZ, 2001.

64. R. Echempati, “Virtual and Real Forming of Aluminum – A Classroom Scenario”, International Conference on Gearing, Transmissions and Mechanical Systems in Nottingham, England in July 2000.

65. R. Echempati, “Computer Simulation of Swaging Manufacturing Process”, Raghu Echempati, International Conference on Gearing, Transmissions and Mechanical Systems in Nottingham, England in July 2000.

66. Raghu Echempati, William J. Riffe and K. Joel Berry, “Virtual and Real Forming of Sheet Metal – A Classroom Scenario”, presented at the Regional meeting at Michigan State University, E. Lansing in  March 2000 and the National ASEE Conference in St. Louis in June 2000 (nominated for best paper award).

67. R. Echempati and S. Likhite, “Educational and Research Issues Concerning Virtual and Real Forming of (steel) Sheet Metal,” 2000 LS-DYNA user’s conference, Detroit, MI, April 2000.

68. Raghu Echempati, Sarang Likhite and M. Blakely, “Numerical Analysis And Simulation Of Swaging Process Using LS –DYNA Software”, paper presented in the LS-DYNA User’s Conference, September 1998, Detroit, MI.

69. Raghu Echempati and Sarang Likhite, “Formability Studies of Aluminum Alloys,” ASME Regional Student’s Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, April 2000.

70. R. Echempati, W. Riffe and K. J. Berry, “Virtual and Real Forming of Sheet Metal – A Classroom Scenario,” American Society of Engineering Education Regional conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, March 2000.

71. R. Echempati and W. Riffe, “Real and Virtual Manufacturing – A class room scenario,” Raghu Echempati and William Riffe, AmeriPam 2000 World Conference, Detroit, MI, 2000.

72. Raghu Echempati and Sanjeev Srinivasan, “Computer Simulation of Swaging Manufacturing Process,” 1999 LS-DYNA user’s conference, Detroit, MI, September 1999.

73. Raghu Echempati, “Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Whirling Speeds of Pultruded Composite Shafts,” SAE paper #1999-01-1028.

74. Raghu Echempati and M. Meganathan, “Dynamic Characteristics Of A Four-Bar Linkage Coupler Fabricated From Pultruded Composite Materials,” Proceedings of 1999 SAE International Congress held in Detroit, MI, 1999.

75. Richard Dippery and Raghu Echempati, “Robust Design of Gears”, paper presented in the 1998 ASME Power Transmission and Gearing Conference, September 13 – 16, 1998, Atlanta, GA, and published in the Proceedings of ASME DETC.

76. Richard Dippery, Raghu Echempati and John Ellis, “Design And Stress Analysis of Gears Using Boundary Element Method”, paper presented in the 1998 ASME Power Transmission and Gearing Conference, September 13 – 16, 1998, Atlanta, GA, and published in the Proceedings of ASME DETC, 1998.

77. Raghu Echempati and Meganathan Mohanraj, “Rotordynamic Studies on Pultruded Composite Shafts”, by Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Composites Engineering, July 1997, pp 303-304.

 

Contact Information

Email: rechempa@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7835

Office: 2-217 Mott Building

Salomon Turgman Cohen

Research Interests

Computational fluid dynamics

Computational material science

Two-dimensional polymeric materials

Transport Phenomena

 

Education

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2010

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 2005

 

Experience

Postdoctoral Researcher, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2011-2013

Graduate Research Assistant, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2005-2010

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2004-2005

 

Selected Publications

Turgman-Cohen, S.; Escobedo, F.A.; “Transport Properties of polyamines/CO2 complexes via Molecular Dynamics Simulations” Submitted.

Patil, R.R.; Turgman-Cohen, S.; Srogl, J.; Kiserow, D.; Genzer, J.; “On-demand degrafting and the study of molecular weight and grafting density of poly (methyl methacrylate) brushes on flat silica substrates”; Langmuir 31, 2372 (2015); DOI: 10.1021/la5044766

Patil, R.R.; Turgman-Cohen, S.; Srogl, J.; Kiserow, D.; Genzer, J.; “Direct Measurement of Molecular Weight and Grafting Density by Controlled and Quantitative Degrafting of Surface-Anchored Poly (methyl methacrylate)”; ACS Macro Letters 4, 251 (2015); DOI: 10.1021/mz5007188

Turgman-Cohen, S.; Araque, J.C.; Hoek, E.M.V.; Escobedo, F.A. “Molecular Dynamics of Equilibrium and Pressure-Driven Transport Properties of Water through LTA-type Zeolites” Langmuir 29, 12389 (2013); DOI: 10.1021/la402895h

Bain, E.D.; Turgman-Cohen, S.; Genzer J.; “Progress in Computer Simulation of Bulk, Confined, and Surface-initiated Polymerizations”; Macromol. Theo. Sim. 22, 8 (2013); DOI: 10.1002/mats.201200030

Turgman-Cohen, S.; Genzer, J. “Computer Simulation of Concurrent Bulk- and Surface-Initiated Living Polymerization”, Macromolecules 45, 2128 (2012). DOI: 10.1021/ma202679r

Turgman-Cohen, S.; Genzer, J. “Simultaneous Bulk- and Surface-Initiated Controlled Radical Polymerization from Planar Substrates”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133, 17567 (2011). DOI: 10.1021/ja2081636

Dong L.B.; Turgman-Cohen, S.; Roberts, G.W.; Kiserow, D.J. “Effect of Polymer Size on Heterogeneous Catalytic Polystyrene Hydrogenation”, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 49, 11280 (2010). DOI: 10.1021/ie1011905

Turgman-Cohen, S.; Genzer, J. “Computer Simulation of Controlled Radical Polymerization: Effect of Chain Confinement Due to Initiator Grafting Density and Solvent Quality in “Grafting From” Method”, Macromolecules 43, 9567 (2010). DOI: 10.1021/ma102046q

Liu, X.; Wu, D.; Turgman-Cohen, S.; Genzer, J.; Theyson, T.W.; Rojas, O.J. “Adsorption of a Nonionic Symmetric Triblock Copolymer on Surfaces with Different Hydrophobicity”, Langmuir 26, 9565 (2010). DOI: 10.1021/la100156a

Turgman-Cohen, S.; Fischer, D.A.; Kilpatrick, P.K.; Genzer, J. “Asphaltene Adsorption onto Self-Assembled Monolayers of Alkyltrichlorosilanes of Varying Chain Length”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 1, 1347 (2009). DOI: 10.1021/am900203u

Turgman-Cohen, S.; Smith, M.B.; Fischer, D.A.; Kilpatrick, P.K.; Genzer, J. “Asphaltene Adsorption onto Self-Assembled Monolayers of Mixed Aromatic and Aliphatic Trichlorosilanes”, Langmuir 25, 6260 (2009). DOI: 10.1021/la9000895

 

Contact Information

Email: sturgmancohen@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 249-4045

Office: 2224B AB

Allan R. Taylor

Research Interests

Electric Machine Drives

Renewable Energy Systems

High Density Power Electronics Systems

Battery Management Systems

Electric Vehicles

 

Education

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2009

M.S. Engineering, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2011

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, (expected 2018)

 

Experience

Research Engineer, Kettering University,  Flint,  MI  2011 – 2014

Technical Support / Web Designer,  SerTop LLC, LasVegas,  NV  2009

Co-op Student / Electrical Engineer,  Autoliv Electronics America,  Southfield,  MI  2004 – 2008

 

Research Activities

High Power-Density Low-Voltage 10kW Inverter Design for Start-Stop Inverter, for APES, 2014

Development of Sinusoidal Control Algorithm for BLDC Motor Drives, for APES, 2014

Design of a 90kW Motor Drive System, for Broad Ocean Technologies, 2013-2014

Electronic Powertrain and Battery Management System Design for Electric Scooters, for Mahindra, 2012-2013

Development of Control Board and Gate Drive Board for 55kW Traction Inverter, for SinoEV, 2012

12V/1kW Motor Drive System for Deisel Emissions Controls, for Tenneco, 2011-2012

11kW Power Factor Correction Controller used in Electric Vehicle Fast-Chargers, for Magna E-car, 2011

Design and Implementation of a Bench-Top Electric-Vehicle Testing Laboratory, for U.S. Department of Energy, 2009 – 2011

 

Selected Publications

Fei Yang; Taylor, A.; Hua Bai; Bing Cheng; Khan, A.; Young Joo Lee; Zhong Nie, “Using D-Q transformation to variable switching frequency PWM control for interior permanent magnet synchronous motor drives,” Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2014 IEEE , vol., no., pp.5192,5197, 14-18 Sept. 2014

Fei Yang; Chenguang Jiang; Taylor, A.; Hua Bai; Kotrba, A.; Yetkin, A.; Gundogan, A., “Design of a High-Efficiency Minimum-Torque-Ripple 12-V/1-kW Three-Phase BLDC Motor Drive System for Diesel Engine Emission Reductions,” Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on , vol.63, no.7, pp.3107,3115, Sept. 2014

Li, Yu; Taylor, Allan; Bai, Kevin, “A hybrid observer for the full-speed-range sensorless control of interior permanent magnet motor drives,” Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), 2014 IEEE , vol., no., pp.1,5, 15-18 June 2014

Chenguang Jiang; Taylor, A.; Chen Duan; Bai, K., “Extended Kalman Filter based battery state of charge(SOC) estimation for electric vehicles,” Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), 2013 IEEE , vol., no., pp.1,5, 16-19 June 2013

Chen Duan; Chenguang Jiang; Taylor, A.; Bai, K., “Design of a zero-voltage-switching large-air-gap wireless charger with low electrical stress for Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), 2013 IEEE , vol., no., pp.1,5, 16-19 June 2013

Guo, Wei; Bai, Kevin; Taylor, Allan; Patterson, Jeff; Kane, James, “A novel soft starting strategy of an LLC resonant DC/DC converter for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles,” Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2013 Twenty-Eighth Annual IEEE , vol., no., pp.2012,2015, 17-21 March 2013

Bai, H.; Taylor, A.; Guo, W.; Szatmari-Voicu, G.; Wang, N.; Patterson, J.; Kane, J., “Design of an 11 kW power factor correction and 10 kW ZVS DC/DC converter for a high-efficiency battery charger in electric vehicles,” Power Electronics, IET , vol.5, no.9, pp.1714,1722, November 2012

Taylor, A.; Xuntuo Wang; Hua Bai; Szatmari-Voicu, G.; Patterson, J.; Kane, J., “Design of A 97%-efficiency 10kW power factor correction for fast electric chargers of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), 2012 IEEE , vol., no., pp.1,6, 18-20 June 2012

Wei Guo; Hua Bai; Szatmari-Voicu, G.; Taylor, A.; Patterson, J.; Kane, J., “A 10kW 97%-efficiency LLC resonant DC/DC converter with wide range of output voltage for the battery chargers in Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), 2012 IEEE , vol., no., pp.1,4, 18-20 June 2012


Contact Information

Email:  ataylor@kettering.edu

Phone:  (810) 762-9500 ext. 5656

Office:  2-703V AB

Michelle Ammerman

Research Interests

RNA binding proteins

Gene regulation in Trypanosoma brucei

Medicinal properties of plant extracts

Anaerobic digestion and biogas production

 

Education

B.A. Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 1999

PhD Biochemistry, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 2006

 

Experience

Assistant Professor,  Kettering University,  Flint,  MI,  2013 – present

Postdoctoral Associate,  University at Buffalo,  Buffalo,  NY  2006-2013

 

Research Activities

Medicinal Properties of Supercritical Fluid Extraction Products from Commonly Discarded Fruit Parts, Jonathan Wenzel, Lihua Wang, Cheryl Samaniego, Ali Zand, Kettering University, Flint, MI 2013-present

Analysis of anaerobic digestion and biogas production, Steve Nartker and Chad Antle, Bioworks Energy LLC, 2013-present

RNA binding proteins  in the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma brucei, 2006-present

 

Selected Publications

McAdams, N. M., Ammerman, M. L., Nanduri, J., Lott, K., Fisk, J. C., & Read, L. K. (2014). An arginine-glycine rich RNA binding protein impacts the abundance of specific mRNAs in the mitochondria of Trypanosoma brucei. Eukaryotic cell, EC-00232.

Nartker, S., Ammerman, M., Aurandt, J., Stogsdil, M., Hayden, O., & Antle, C. (2014). Increasing biogas production from sewage sludge anaerobic co-digestion process by adding crude glycerol from biodiesel industry. Waste Management, 34(12), 2567-2571.

Ammerman, M. L., Tomasello, D. L., Faktorová, D., Kafková, L., Hashimi, H., Lukeš, J., & Read, L. K. (2013). A Core MRB1 Complex Component Is Indispensable for RNA Editing in Insect and Human Infective Stages of Trypanosoma brucei. PloS one, 8(10), e78015.

Hashimi, H., Zimmer, S. L., Ammerman, M. L., Read, L. K., & Lukeš, J. (2013). Dual core processing: MRB1 is an emerging kinetoplast RNA editing complex. Trends in parasitology, 29(2), 91-99.

Kafková, L., Ammerman, M. L., Faktorová, D., Fisk, J. C., Zimmer, S. L., Sobotka, R., … & Hashimi, H. (2012). Functional characterization of two paralogs that are novel RNA binding proteins influencing mitochondrial transcripts of Trypanosoma brucei. RNA, 18(10), 1846-1861.

Ammerman, M.L., Downey, K.M., Hashimi, H., Fisk, J.C., Tomasello, D.L., Faktorova, D., Kafkova, L., King, T., Lukes, J., and Read, L.K. “Architecture of the trypanosome RNA editing accessory complex, MRB1.” (2012) Nucleic acids Res 40, 5637-5650.

Read, L. K., Zimmer, S. L., & Ammerman, M. L. (2011). Marked for Translation: Long A/U Tails as an Interface between Completion of RNA Editing and Ribosome Recruitment. Molecular cell, 42(1), 6-8.

Ammerman, M.L., Hashimi, H., Novotna, L., Cicova, Z., McEvoy, S.M., Lukes, J., and Read, L.K. (2011). MRB3010 is a core component of the MRB1 complex that facilitates an early step of the kinetoplastid RNA editing process. RNA 17, 865-877.

Ammerman, M. L., Presnyak, V., Fisk, J. C., Foda, B. M., & Read, L. K. (2010). TbRGG2 facilitates kinetoplastid RNA editing initiation and progression past intrinsic pause sites. RNA, 16(11), 2239–2251.

Fisk, J.C., Presnyak, V., Ammerman, M.L., and Read, L.K. (2009). Distinct and overlapping functions of MRP1/2 and RBP16 in mitochondrial RNA metabolism. Mol Cell Biol 29, 5214-5225.

Khaperskyy, D.A., Ammerman, M.L., Majovski, R.C., and Ponticelli, A.S. (2008). Functions of Saccharomyces cerevisiae TFIIF during transcription start site utilization. Mol Cell Biol 28, 3757-3766.

Fisk, J.C., Ammerman, M.L., Presnyak, V., and Read, L.K. (2008). TbRGG2, an essential RNA editing accessory factor in two Trypanosoma brucei life cycle stages. J Biol Chem 283, 23016-23025.

Ammerman, M. L., Fisk, J. C., & Read, L. K. (2008). gRNA/pre-mRNA annealing and RNA chaperone activities of RBP16. RNA , 6, 1069–1080.

Fish, R. N., Ammerman, M. L., Davie, J. K., Lu, B. F., Pham, C., Howe, L., Ponticelli, A. S., & Kane, C. M. (2006). Genetic interactions between TFIIF and TFIIS. Genetics, 4, 1871–1884.

Ghazy, M. A., Brodie, S. A., Ammerman, M. L., Ziegler, L. M., & Ponticelli, A. S. (2004). Amino acid substitutions in yeast TFIIF confer upstream shifts in transcription initiation and altered interaction with RNA polymerase II. Molecular and cellular biology, 24, 10975–10985.

Ziegler, L. M., Khaperskyy, D. A., Ammerman, M. L., & Ponticelli, A. S. (2003). Yeast RNA polymerase II lacking the Rpb9 subunit is impaired for interaction with transcription factor IIF. The Journal of biological chemistry, 49, 48950–48956. 

 

Contact Information

Email: mammerman@kettering.edu

Phone:  (810) 249-4381

Office:  2212G AB

Gillian Lynn Ryan

Research Interests

Biological Physics

Cytoskeleton & Cellular Mechanics

Mathematical Modelling

Computer Simulations

Image Analysis

Phase Transitions

Nucleation Theory

Graphene

Biophysics

 

Education

B.S. Physics, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS 2004

M.S. Physics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, 2006

Ph.D. Physics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, 2010

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI  2013-present

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA  2010-2013

 

Selected Publications

Sawako Yamashiro, Hiroaki Mizuno, Matthew B. Smith, Gillian L. Ryan, Tai Kiuchi, Dimitrios Vavylonis, and Naoki Watanabe. 2014. New single-molecule speckle microscopy reveals modification of the retrograde actin flow by focal adhesions at nanometer scales. Mol. Biol. Cell 25:1010-1024.

Gillian L. Ryan, Naoki Watanabe, and Dimitrios Vavylonis. 2013. Image Analysis Tools to Quantify Cell Shape and Protein Dynamics near the Leading Edge. Cell Structure and Function. 19:1-7.

Gillian L. Ryan, Naoki Watanabe, and Dimitrios Vavylonis. 2012. A review of models of fluctuating protrusion and retraction patterns at the leading edge of motile cells. Cytoskeleton. 69: 195-206.

Gillian L. Ryan, Heather M. Petroccia, Naoki Watanabe, and Dimitrios Vavylonis. 2012. Excitable Actin Dynamics in Lamellipodial Protrusion and Retraction. Biophysical Journal 102: 1493-1502.

A. Kayitmazer, Bonnie Quinn, Kozue Kimura, Gillian L. Ryan, Angela Tate, David Pink, and Paul Dubin. 2010. Protein Specificity of Charged Sequences in Polyanions and Heparins. Biomacromolecules. 11:3325-3331.

Gillian L. Ryan and Andrew D. Rutenberg. 2007. Clocking out: modeling phage-induced lysis of E. coli. Journal of Bacteriology. 189:4749-4755.

D.A. Pink, C.B. Hanna, B.E. Quinn, V. Levadny, G.L. Ryan, L. Filion, and A.T. Paulson. 2006. Modeling electrostatic interactions in complex soft systems. Food Research International 39:1031-1045.

Michael O. Steinitz, G. Shane MacLeod, David A. Pink, Bonnie Quinn, and Gillian L. Ryan. 2004. Magnetoelasticity and the spin rotation transition in cobalt. Canadian Journal of Physics. 82:1077-1084.


Contact Information

Email: gryan@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9919

Office: 2-323M AB

Veronica R. Moorman

Research Interests

Biochemistry

Protein structure and dynamics

Macromolecular interactions

Protein allostery

Enzyme kinetics

Phosphatases

 

Education

Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

B.A., Molecular Biology, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2006

 

Experience

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Kettering University, Flint,  MI,  2014-present

Lecturer (Biology), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA,  2012-2014

 

Selected Publications

Moorman, V. R., Valentine, K. G., Bédard, S., Kasinath, V., Dogan, J., Love, F. M., & Wand, A. J. (2014). Dynamic and Thermodynamic Response of the Ras Protein Cdc42Hs upon Association with the Effector Domain of PAK3. J Mol Biol, 426(21), 3520-3538. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2014.07.031

Moorman, V. R., Valentine, K. G., & Wand, A. J. (2012). The dynamical response of hen egg white lysozyme to the binding of a carbohydrate ligand. Protein Sci, 21(7), 1066-1073. doi: 10.1002/pro.2092

Tommos, C., Valentine, K. G., Martínez-Rivera, M. C., Liang, L., & Moorman, V. R. (2013). Reversible phenol oxidation and reduction in the structurally well-defined 2-Mercaptophenol-alpha(3)C protein. Biochemistry, 52(8), 1409-1418. doi: 10.1021/bi301613p

Wand, A. J., Moorman, V. R., & Harpole, K. W. (2013). A surprising role for conformational entropy in protein function. Top Curr Chem, 337, 69-94. doi: 10.1007/128_2012_418

Fu, Y., Kasinath, V., Moorman, V. R., Nucci, N. V., Hilser, V. J., & Wand, A. J. (2012). Coupled motion in proteins revealed by pressure perturbation. J Am Chem Soc, 134(20), 8543-8550. doi: 10.1021/ja3004655

Lichtenstein, B. R., Moorman, V. R., Cerda, J. F., Wand, A. J., & Dutton, P. L. (2012). Electrochemical and structural coupling of the naphthoquinone amino acid. Chem Commun (Camb), 48(14), 1997-1999. doi: 10.1039/c2cc16968a

Sarachan, K. L., Valentine, K. G., Gupta, K., Moorman, V. R., Gledhill, J. M., Jr., Bernens, M., Tommos, C., Wand, A. J., Van Duyne, G. D. (2012). Solution structure of the core SMN-Gemin2 complex. Biochem J, 445(3), 361-370. doi: 10.1042/BJ20120241

Nucci, N. V., Marques, B. S., Bédard, S., Dogan, J., Gledhill, J. M., Jr., Moorman, V. R., Peterson, R. W., Valentine, K. G., Wand, A. L., Wand, A. J. (2011). Optimization of NMR spectroscopy of encapsulated proteins dissolved in low viscosity fluids. J Biomol NMR, 50(4), 421-430. doi: 10.1007/s10858-011-9528-y

 

Contact Information

Email: vmoorman@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7918

Office: 3-215MC

Theresa Atkinson

Research Interests

Computational Biomechanics and Simulation of the Human Body

MVA Occupant Injury Prevention

Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Device Design

Injury Epidemiology

Entrepreneural Mindset in Engineering Education

 

Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 1990

M.S. Mechanics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 1994

PhD Mechanics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 1998

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2013 – Current

Visting Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2012 – 2013

Adjunct Faculty/Research Scientist, Kettering University,  Flint, MI,  2009 – 2012

Sr. Consultant,  BIOS Consulting, LLC,  Grand Blanc,  MI,  2000 – Current

Assistant Professor,  Wayne State University,  Detroit,  MI,  1998 – 2000

Release Engineer, Delphi (Harrison),  Lockport,  NY,  1990 – 1994

 

Research Activities

Kern Family Foundation, Creating an Engaging Technical Pitch: A Flipped Classroom Proposal, Collaborators: Joy Arbor, PhD (Kettering) and Michael Rust, PhD (WNE), 2014

McLaren Foundation, Feasibility Study for an Ankle Registry, Collaborators: Norman Walter, MD, Jeffrey Peck, MD, Osy Dubaku, MD (all from McLaren Flint), 2013

TRW, Injury Patterns in Second Row Occupants, Collaborators: Janet Brelin-Fornari (Kettering), 2013-2014

Tesla Motors, Injury Epidemiology Training, 2013

 

Selected Publications

Gudlur, A, Atkinson, T. 2015. Injury Patterns in Second Row Occupants in Frontal Crashes, in Review for 2015 SAE World Congress.

Atkinson, T., Zand, A,  Nowakowski, A and Navaz, H. 2014. A Comprehensive model for multi-component multi-phase transport, chemical reaction and adsorption in porous media. AICHE Journal, Vol. 60 (7): pp. 2557-2565.;

Mayor, D, Patel, S., Perry, C., Burton, S., Walter, N. and Atkinson, T.  2014. Nine year follow up of a ceramic-on-ceramic bearing total hip arthroplasty utilizing a layered monoblock acetabular component. Iowa Orthopaedic Journal. Vol. 34: pp. 78-83.

 

Navaz, H.K., Zand, A., Atkinson, T., Gat, A., Nowakowski, A., and S. Paikoff. 2014. Contact dynamic modeling of a liquid droplet between two approaching porous materials,” AIChE Journal. Vol 60: pp. 2346–2353.

Atkinson, T, Fras, A, Telehowski, P. 2010. The Influence of Occupant Anthropometry and Seat Position on Ejection Risk in a Rollover. Traffic Injury Prevention. Vol. 11(4): pp. 417-424.

Atkinson, T, Atkinson, P, Lower Extremity Injuries in Motor Vehicle Collisions: A Survey of NASS 1997-1999. 2003. International Journal of Vehicle Design. Vol. 32: pp 173-183.

Fisher, SR, Markel, DC, Koman, JD, Atkinson, TS. 2002. Pull-out and shear failure strengths of arthroscopic meniscal repair systems. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc.: Vol. 10(5): pp. 294-9.

Atkinson, P, Hariharan, P, Mari-Gowda, S, Telehowski, P, Martin, S, Van Hoof, J, Bir, C, Atkinson, T. 2002. An under-hand steering wheel grasp produces significant injury risk to the upper extremity during airbag deployment. Annu Proc Assoc Adv Auto Med.. Vol. 46: pp. 45-62.

Bowker, RM, Atkinson, PJ, Atkinson, TS, Haut, RC. 2001. Effect of contact stress in bones of the distal interphalangeal joint on microscopic changes in articular cartilage and ligaments. Am J Vet Res.. Vol. 62(3): pp. 4141-24.

Atkinson, T, Atkinson, P. 2000. Knee injuries in motor vehicle collisions: A study of the National Accident Sampling System database for the years 1979-1995. Accid Anal Prev. Vol. 32(6): pp. 779-86.
Contact Information

Email:  tatkinso@kettering.edu

Phone:  (810) 762-9949

Office:  2109 Mott Bldg

Ronald J. Tackett

Research Interests

Characterization of Magnetic Nanoparticles

Magnetic Fluid Hyperthermia using Magnetic Nanoparticles

Targeted Drug Delivery using Magnetic Nanoparticles

Superprotonic Materials

 

Education

Ph.D. Physics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2008

M.S. Physics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2007

B.S. Engineering Physics, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 2003

 

Experience

Assistant Professor of Physics, Kettering University, Flint, MI  2014 – present

Assistant Professor of Physics, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR  2010 – 2014

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX  2008 – 2010

Graduate Research Assistant, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI  2004 – 2008

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI  2003 – 2004

NSF-REU Research Assistant, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI  2002 – 2003

 

Research Activities

2014 Faculty Research Fellowship, R. Tackett, R. Kumon, C. Rablau, P. Vaishnava, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2014 – present

Arkansas Tech University Undergraduate Research Award, R. Tackett, J. Pennington, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR, 2013 – 2014

Arkansas Space Grant Consortium (NASA), R. Tackett, J. Pennington, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR, 2012 – 2013

Arkansas Space Grant Consortium (NASA), R. Tackett, J. Counts, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR, 2011 – 2012

Arkansas Tech University Undergraduate Research Award, R. Tackett, J. Smith, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR, 2010 – 2011

 

Selected Publications

Laha, S.S., Tackett, R.J., Lawes, G. (2014). Interactions in gamma-Fe2O3 and Fe3O4 nanoparticle systems. Physica B – Condensed Matter, 448, 69-72. doi:10.1016/j.physb.2014.03.036

Botez, C.E., Tackett, R.J., Hermosillo, J.D., Zhang, J.Z., Zho, Y.S., Wang, L.P. (2012). High pressure synchrotron x-ray diffraction studies of superprotonic transitions in phosphate solid acids, Solid State Ionics, 213, 58-62, doi:10.10.16/j.ssi.2011.05.015

Barathi, K.K., Tackett, R.J., Botez, C.E., Ramana, C.V. (2011). Coexistence of spin glass behavior and long-range ordering in La- and Dy-doped Co ferrite, Journal of Applied Physics, 109(7), 07A510, doi:10.1063/1.3562201

Tackett, R., Lawes, G., Suryanarayanan, R. Apostu, M., Revcolevschi, A. (2011). The zero-field glassy ground state and field-induced ferromagnetic transition in (La0.4Pr0.6)1.2Sr1.8Mn2O7, Journal of Physics:  Condensed Matter, 23(15), 156004, doi:10.1088/0953-8984/23/15/156004

Botez, C.E., Bhuiya, A.W., Tackett, R.J. (2011). Dynamic-susceptibility studies of the interplay between the Néel and Brown magnetic relaxation mechanisms, Applied Physics A, 104(1), 144-181, doi:10.1007/s00339-010-6098-x

Botez, C.E., Carbajal, D., Adiraju, V.A.K, Tackett, R.J., Chianelli, R. (2010). Intermediate-temperature polymorphic phase transition in KH2PO4:  A synchrotron x-ray diffraction study, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 71(11), 1576-1580, doi:10.10.16/j.jpcs.2010.08.004

Tackett, R.J., Parsons, J.G., Machado, B.I., Gaytan, S.M., Murr, L.E., Botez, C.E. (2010). Evidence of low-temperature superparamagnetism in Mn3O4 nanoparticle ensembles, Nanotechnology, 21(36), 365703, doi:10.1088/0957-4484/21/36/365703

Tackett, R.J., Bhuiya, A.W., Botez, C.E. (2009). Dynamic susceptibility evidence of surface spin freezing in ultrafine NiFe2O4 nanoparticles. Nanotechnology, 20(44), 445705, doi:10.1088/0957-4484/20/445705

Botez, C.E., Martinez, H., Tackett, R.J., Chianelli, R.R., Zhang, J., Zho, Y. (2009). High-temperature crystal structure and chemical modifications in RbH2PO4, Journal of Physics:  Condensed Matter, 21(32), 325401, doi:10.1088/0953-8984/21/32/325401

Senevirathna, K. Tackett, R. Kharel, P.R., Lawes, G., Somaskandan, K., Brock, S.L. (2009). Discrete, dispersible MnAs nanocrystals from solution methods:  phase control on the nanoscale and magnetic consequences, ACS Nano, 3(5), 1129-1138, doi:10.102/nn900194f

Regmi, R., Tackett, R., Lawes, G. (2009). Supression of low-temperature magnetic states in Mn3O4 nanoparticles, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 321(15), 2296-2299, doi:10.10.16/j/jmmm.2009.01.041

Melot, B.C., Tackett, R., O’Brien, J., Hector, A.L., Lawes, G., Seshadri, R., Ramirez, A.P. (2009). Large low-temperature specific heat in pyrocholore Bi2Ti2O7, Physical Review B, 79, 224111, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.79.224111

Putatunda, S.K., Singar, A.V., Tackett, R., Lawes, G. (2009). Development of a high strength toughness ausferritic steel, Materials Science and Engineering:  A, 513-514, 329-339, doi:10.1016/j.msea.2009.02.013

Shen, Y., Cheng, Y.N., Lawes, G., Neelavalli, J. Chandran, S., Tackett, R., Ramnath, H.P., Haacke, E.M. (2008). Quantifying magnetic nanoparticles in non-steady flow by MRI, Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology, and Medicine, 21(5), 345-356, doi:10.1007/s10334-008-0140-4

Rablau, C., Vaishnava, P.P., Sudakar, C.., Tackett, R. Lawes, G., Naik, R. (2008). Magnetic-field-induced optical anisotropy in ferrofluids:  a time-dependent light-scattering investigation, Physical Review E, 78, 051502, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.78.051502

Tackett, R., Sudakar, C., Naik, R., Lawes, G, Rablau, C., Vaishnava, P.P. (2008). Magnetic and optical response of tuning the magnetocrystalline anisotropy in Fe3O4 nanoparticle ferrofluids by Co doping, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 320(21), 2755-2759, doi:10.10.16/j.jmmm.2008.06.006

Singh, S., Suryanarayanan, R., Tackett, R., Lawes, G., Sood, A.K., Berthet, P., Revcolevschi, A. (2008). Ordered spin-ice state in the geometrically frustrated metallic ferromagnet Sm2Mo2O7, Physical Review B, 77, 020406, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.77.020406

Vaishnava, P.P., Tackett, R., Dixit, A., Sudakar, C., Naik, R., Lawes, G. (2007). Magnetic relaxation and dissipative heating in ferrofluids, Journal of Applied Physics, 102(6), 063914, doi:10.1063/1.2784080

Tackett, R., Lawes, G., Melot, B.C., Grossman, M., Toberer, E.S., Seshadri, R. (2007). Magnetodielectric coupling in Mn3O4, Physical Review B, 76, 024409, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.76.024409

Cao, J, Rai, R.C., Brown, S., Musfeldt, J.L, Tackett, R, Lawes, G., … Revcolevschi, A. (2007). Observation of 300K high energy magnetodielectric contrast in the bilayer manganite (La0.4Pr0.6)1.2Sr1.8Mn2O7, Applied Physics Letters, 91(2), 021973, doi:10.1063/1.2757120

Putatunda, S.K., Kesani, S., Tackett, R., Lawes, G. (2006) Development of austenite free ADI (austempered ductile cast iron), Materials Science and Engineering:  A, 435-436, 112-122, doi:10.1016/j.msea.2006.07.051

Lawes, G., Tackett, R., Adhikary, B., Naik, R., Masala, O., Seshadri, R. (2006). Positive and negative magnetocapacitance in magnetic nanoparticle systems, Applied Physics Letters, 88(24), 242903, doi:10.1063/1.2213194

Tsoi, G.M., Senaratne, U., Tackett, R.J., Buc, E.C., Naik, R., Vaishnava, P.P., … Wenger, L.E. (2005). Memory effects and magnetic interactions in a gamma-Fe2O3 nanoparticle system, Journal of Applied Physics, 97(10), 10J507, doi:10.1063/1.1853898

Tsoi, G.M., Senaratne, U., Tackett, R.J., Buc, E.C., Naik, R., … Naik, V. (2005). Memory effects in a superparamagnetic gamma-Fe2O3 system, Physical Review B, 72, 014445, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.72.014445

 

Contact Information

Email: rtackett@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7499

Office: 2-323K AB

Massoud S. Tavakoli

Research Interests

Vehicle Crash Safety and Occupant Protection

Vehicle Accident Reconstruction and Forensics

Vehicle Injury Biomechanics

Product Design and Safety

Patent Analysis and Litigation

Engineering Entrepreneurship

 

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1987

M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1983

B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering,, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 1981

 

Experience

Director of Entrepreneurship Across the University,  Kettering University,  Flint,  MI, 2012 – present

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Kettering University (formerly, GMI), 1999-present

Visiting Professor, Univ. of Michigan Hospital International Center for Automotive Medicine (ICAM), 2012

Coordinator for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Kettering University, 2009

Industry Liaison for Sponsored Research and Consulting, Kettering University, 2004-2006

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Kettering University, 1994-1999

 

Selected Publications

Janca, S. Shanks, K., Brelin-Fornari, J., Tangirala, R., and Tavakoli, M.S., “Side Impact Testing of the Near-Side, Rear Seat Occupant Using a Deceleration Sled,” SAE 2014-01-0547.

Brelin-Fornari, J., Janca, S. and Tavakoli, M.S., “Kinematic Comparison of Acceleration versus Deceleration Sled Methods in Child Seat Side Impact Testing,” presented at SAE 2013 Government/Industry Meeting, Washington, DC.

Cummins, C. and Tavakoli, M.S., “Computational Consideration of Crush Energy Estimation in Frontal Collisions with Underride and Lateral Offset,” SAE 2012-01-0595.

Braganza, J., Tavakoli, M.S. and Fornari, J. “Investigation of Rear Occupant Head Restraint Interaction in High-Severity Rear Impact Using BioRID and HIII,” SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars – Mechanical Systems, June 2011, V. 4, pp. 251-271; also SAE 2011-01-0273.

Iyer, R.H.S., Tavakoli, M.S., “Trailer Rear Impact Protection: Influence of Guard Support Deformation,” SAE 2010-01-0227, 2010.

Tavakoli, M.S., Brelin-Fornari, J., Shetty, V., “Effect of Seat Belts Equipped with Pretensioners on Rear Seat Adult Occupant in High-Severity Rear Impact,” SAE 2008-01-1488, 2008.

Tavakoli, M.S., George, A.M.V., “Characteristics of Trailer Rear Impact Guard – Interdependence of Guard Strength, Energy Absorption, Occupant Forces and Passenger Compartment Intrusion,” SAE 2008-01-0155, 2008.

Tavakoli, M.S., Valliappan, P., Pranesh, A. and Savage, Jr., C.M., “Estimation of Frontal Crush Stiffness Coefficients for Car-to-Heavy Truck Underride Collisions,” SAE 2007-01-0731, 2007.

Sathyanarayana, D., Tavakoli, M.S., Atkinson, P.J., Anseth, S., Raley, T., Walters, N., “External Knee Geometry Surface Variation as a Function of Subject Anthropometry and Flexion Angle for Human and Surrogate Subjects,” SAE 2007-01-1161, 2007.

 

Contact Information

Email: massoud.tavakoli@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7922

Office: Mott 2-131

Craig J. Hoff

Research Interests

Automotive Powertrain Systems – Conventional Vehicles

Automotive Powertrain Systems – Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Alternative Fuels

Development of In-Vehicle Data Acquistition Systems

Automotive Crash Safety

Sustainable Energy Systems

Modeling of Thermal/Mechanical Systems

 

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1992

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1981

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1979

Professional Engineer, State of Michigan, since 1981

 

Experience

Professor, Kettering University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Flint, MI,  (1999 – Current)

Associate Professor, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI,  (1981-1999)

Consultant, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI,  (2014 – Current)

Consultant, Select Engineering Services, Ogden, UT  (2005 – 2012)

Consultant, Arvin Meritor, Troy, MI, (2004-2007)

 

Research Activities

Lead Technical Expert – U.S. Army’s Fuel Efficient Demonstrator (FED) vehicle program, Select Engineering Services,  Ricardo, & U.S. Army TARDEC, Warren, MI, (2008-2012)

“Legacy Vehicle Fuel System Testing with Intermediate Ethanol Fuel Blends,” $125,000, U.S. Department of Energy, Co-PI: Dr. Greg Davis (ME), (2010-2011).

“Development of a Green Mobility Laboratory,” $500,000,  U.S. Department of Energy, Co-PI: Dr. Mark Thompson (EE) and Dr. Jim Gover (EE),  (2010-2011)

“Analytical and Simulation Study of Advantages of High Voltage (≥ 600 V) versus Low Voltage (≤ 300 V) Hybrid System Operation,” PAICE, LLC, Bonita Springs, FL, Co-PI: Dr. Mark Thompson (EE) and Dr. Jim Gover (EE) (2010)

“Effect of Low-Blend Ethanol and the Fuel Systems of Classic Cars, $50,000, “Hagerty Insurance Company, Traverse City, MI, Co-PI: Dr. Gregory Davis (ME),  (2008-2009)

“Development of a Course on Environmentally Benign Design and Manufacturing,”, $300,000, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, Co: PI: Dr. Terri Lynch-Caris (IME), Dr. Andy Borchers (BUS), Dr. Jenifer Aurandt (CHEM), Dr. Ben Redekop (LS), and Dr. Jackie El-Sayed (ME) , (2006-2008)

“Innovative Emulsion Recycling Technology for the Metal Working Process,” $50,000, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality/Crystal Filtration, Co-PI:  Dr. Terri Lynch-Caris (IME) (2007)

“Development of a chassis dynamometer to support a Hybrid Electric Vehicle Course,” $88,000, NextEnergy Corporation, Detroit, MI, (2005).

“Development of a Fuel-Cell Powered Range Extended  Electric Vehicle,”, $150,000, U.S. Army Tank and Automotive Command (TACOM), Warren, MI Co-PI: , Prof. Brenda Lemke (ME), Dr. Mark Thompson (EE), (2004)

 

Selected Publications

Dewan, A., Ramadan, B.H., and Hoff, C., “A Numerical Study on Combustion and Emissions in A Dual Fuel Directly Injected Engine Using Biogas and Diesel”. ASME- ICEF2014-5541, ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division 2014 Fall Technical Conference, Columbus, IN. [2014].

Wu, Y.Y, Duan, C., Hong, K.X., Tsai, H.C., Hoff, C.J., “Design, Modeling and Development of a Serial Hybrid Motorcycle with HCCI Engine”, Advances in Automobile Engineering Journal. [2013].

Davis, G.W., Hoff, C.J., Borton, Z., and Ratcliff, M.A., “Legacy Vehicle Fuel System Testing with Intermediate Ethanol Blends,” Technical Report, NREL/TP-5400-53606, March [2012]

Aurandt, J., Borchers, A.S., Lynch-Caris, T.L., El-Sayed, J., and Hoff, C.J., “Bringing Environmental Sustainability to Undergraduate Engineering Education: Experiences in an Inter-Disciplinary Course,” Journal of STEM Education, Volume 13, Issue 2, April 2012.

Fahland, J., Hoff, C.J., Brelin-Fornari, J, “Evaluating Impact Attenuator Performance for a Formula SAE Vehicle,” SAE Paper 2011-01-1106, SAE World Congress, Detroit, MI, 2011. Also published in: SAE Int. J. of Passeng. Cars – Mech. Syst. June 2011 4:836-847•

Thompson, M.G, Hoff, C.J., and Gover J.E., “A Model to Estimate the Effect of DC Bus Voltage on HEV Powertrain Efficiency,” IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, Lille, France, September 2010.

Gover, J.E., Thompson, M.G., Hoff, C.J., “Design of a Hybrid Electric Vehicle Education Program Based on Corporate Needs,” IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, Lille, France, September 2010.

Rising, D., Kane, J., Vernon, N., Adkins, J., Hoff, C.J., Brelin-Fornari, J., “Analysis of a Frontal Impact of a Formula SAE Vehicle,” SAE Paper 2006-01-3627, SAE Motorsports Engineering Conference, Dearborn, MI, October 2006.

 

Contact Information

Email: choff@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9856

Office: 2-103 Mott

Justin Young

Research Interests

Ergonomics & Human Factors

Human-Computer Interaction

Occupational Safety

Work Design

Upper Limb Biomechanics

 

Education

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2005

M.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2006

M.S. Industrial & Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2008

Ph.D. Industrial & Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2011

Postdoctoral Fellowship (EHS), Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 2011-2012

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2012-present

Research Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2010-2012

Research Fellow, Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, Hopkinton, MA, 2010

 

Research Activities

Ergonomics of Touchless Gestural Controls for Computing, Office Ergonomics Research Committee (OERC), 2014

Gesture Identification and Task Monitoring with Markerless Motion Tracking Systems, Kettering Faculty Research Fellowship, 2014-15

Evaluation of Handhold Design and Hand Performance in Falls, Kettering Internal Grant, 2014-15

 

Selected Publications

Onyebeke, L; Young, JG; Trudeau, MB; Dennerlein, JT. (2013) Effects of Forearm and Palm Supports on the Upper Extremity during Computer Mouse Use. Applied Ergonomics, 45:3, 564-570

Young, J. G., Trudeau, M. B., Odell, D., Marinelli, K., & Dennerlein, J. T. (2013). Wrist and shoulder posture and muscle activity during touch-screen tablet use: Effects of usage configuration, tablet type, and interacting hand. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation. 45:1, 59-71.

Young, J. G., Lin, J. H., Chang, C. C., & McGorry, R. W. (2013). The natural angle between the hand and handle and the effect of handle orientation on wrist radial/ulnar deviation during maximal push exertions. Ergonomics, 56:4, 682-691.

Ehrlich, P; Young, JG; Ulin, S; Woolley, CB; Armstrong, TJ; Galecki, A; Chen, S; Ashton-Miller, JA. (2013) Maximum Hand-Rung Coupling Forces In Children: The Effects Of Diameter. Human Factors, 55:3, 545-556.

Trudeau, MB; Young, JG; Jindrich, DL; Dennerlein, JT. (2012) Thumb motor performance varies with thumb and wrist posture during single-handed mobile phone use. Journal of Biomechanics, 45:14, 2349-54.

Young, JG; Woolley, C; Ashton-Miller, JA; Armstrong, TJ. (2012). The effect of handhold orientation, size, and wearing gloves on hand-handhold breakaway strength. Human Factors, 54:3, 316 – 333.

Young, JG; Trudeau, M; Odell, D; Marinelli, K; Dennerlein, JT. (2012) Touch-screen tablet user configurations and case-supported tilt affect head and neck flexion angles. Work, 41, 81–91.

Seo, NJ; Armstrong, TJ; Young, JG. (2010). Effects of handle orientation, gloves, handle friction, and elbow posture on maximum horizontal pull and push forces. Ergonomics, 53:1, 92-101.

Young, JG; Woolley, C; Armstrong, TJ; Ashton-Miller, JA. (2009). Hand/handhold coupling: effect of handle shape, orientation, and friction on breakaway strength. Human Factors, 51:5, 705-717.

Young, J., Lin, M., Bick, A., Sarwar, A., & Dennerlein, J. (2013, September). Gestural Workspaces for Computer Interaction Configuration and Performance. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 424-428). SAGE Publications.

Young JG; Endresen Reme, S; Caban-Martinez, A; Arlinghaus A., Gray G. (2013) Teaching Transdisciplinary Research: A Novel Framework and Case-Study. SciTS: Science of Team Science Conference, Chicago IL. June.

Young, J. G., Sackllah, M. E., & Armstrong, T. J. (2010, September). Force distribution at the hand/handle interface for grip and pull tasks. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 54, No. 15, pp. 1159-1163). SAGE Publications.

Young, JG; Woolley, CB; Armstrong, TJ. (2010). Effect of handhold orientation, size, and wearing gloves on the ability to hang on. In: Research and Practice for Fall Injury Control in the Workplace, 2010.

Young, JG; Woolley, CB; Armstrong, TJ; Ashton-Miller, JA. (2010). Effects of using rungs or rails on hand forces while ascending and descending fixed ladders. In: Research and Practice for Fall Injury Control in the Workplace, 2010.

Armstrong, T. J., Young, J., Woolley, C., Ashton-Miller, J., & Kim, H. (2009, October). Biomechanical aspects of fixed ladder climbing: Style, ladder tilt and carrying. In Proceedings of the human factors and ergonomics society annual meeting (Vol. 53, No. 14, pp. 935-939). Sage Publications.

 

Contact Information

Email: jyoung@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7951

Office: 1-700C AB

Srinivas Chakravarthy

Research Interests

Applied Stochastic Modeling

Applied Statistics

Applied Probability

Queues

Inventory

Reliability

Healthcare Modeling

Simulation

 

Education

B.S. Mathematics, University of Madras, Madras, India 1973

M.S. Statistics, University of Madras, Madras, India 1975

Ph.D. Operations Research, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 1983

 

Experience

Head and Professor, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Kettering University, 2014-present

Interim Department Head & Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2013-2014

Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 1999-present

Visiting Faculty, University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain, 2005

Consultant, STI Inc., Ohio, 2004-2005

Visiting Faculty, University of Science & Technology, Cochin, India, 2004

Consultant, FANUC, Michigan, 2003

Visiting Faculty, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, 2003

Operations Research Group Manager, General Motors, Pontiac, MI, 2000-2001

Consultant, PCE, 1998-2000

Sloan Fellow, FORD, 1997

Consultant, GM, 1990-1992

Associate Professor, GMI Engineering & Management Institute, Flint, MI, 1986-1990

Lilly Fellowship, UPS, 1988

Assistant Professor, GMI Engineering & Management Institute, Flint, MI, 1983-1986

Research Assistant, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 1981-1983

Teaching Assistant, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 1978-1981

Research Fellow, University of Madras, Madras, India, 1976-1978

 

Selected Publications

M.F. Neuts and S. Chakravarthy. A Single Server Queue with Platooned Arrivals and Phase Type Services. European J. of Operational Research, 8, 379-389, 1981.

S. Chakravarthy. Reliability Analysis of a Parallel System with Exponential Life Times and Phase Type Repairs. OR Spektrum, 5, 25-32, 1983.

S. Chakravarthy. On the Optimal Control Problem of a Single Server Queueing System. J. of Optimization Theory and its Applications, 41, 317-325, 1983.

S. Chakravarthy. A Stochastic Model for Two Servers Sharing a Common Tool Magazine and its Analysis. Mathematical Modelling, 6, 307-332, 1985.

S. Chakravarthy. A Single Machine Scheduling Problem with Random Processing Times. Naval Research Logistics Quarterly, 33, 391-397, 1986.

S. Chakravarthy. On Two Cyclic Exponential Machines Sharing a Common Tool Magazine. American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences, Vol. 7, 205-232, 1987.

S. Chakravarthy. Analysis of Production Line Systems with Two Unreliable Machines with Phase Type Processing Times and a Finite Storage Buffer. Stochastic Models, 3, 369-391, 1987.

S. Chakravarthy, J.R. Pimentel and K.V. Ravi. A Flow and Error Control Model with Phase Type Timeout Periods. Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Factory Communications, March 1987, 179-197.

S. Chakravarthy and Marcel F. Neuts. Algorithms for the Design of Finite Capacity Service Units. Naval Research Logistics, 36, 147-165, 1989.

S. Chakravarthy and R. Parthasarathy. A Finite Capacity Queueing Model with Primary and Secondary Jobs. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 16, 97-108, 1989.

S. Chakravarthy and  K.V. Ravi. A Stochastic Model for a Computer Communication Network Node with Phase Type Timeout Periods. Chapter 14 in Numerical Solutions of Markov Chains, Marcel Dekker 1991.

S. Chakravarthy. A Finite Capacity Dynamic Priority Queueing Model. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 22, 369-385, 1992.

S. Chakravarthy A Finite Capacity GI/PH/1 Queue with Group Services. Naval Research Logistics 39, 345-357, 1992.

S. Chakravarthy Analysis of a Finite MAP/G/1 Queue with Group Services. Queuing Systems: Theory and Applications, 13, 385-407, 1993.

S. Chakravarthy A Finite Capacity Queuing Network with Single and Multiple Processing Nodes. Queueing Networks with Finite Capacity, edited by R.F. Onvural and I.F. Akyildiz, 197-211, 1993, North-Holland, Netherlands.

S. Chakravarthy and A.S. Alfa. A Multi-server Queue with Markovian Arrivals and Group Services with Thresholds Naval Research Logistics, 40, 811-827, 1993.

S. Chakravarthy. Finite Capacity Queuing Models in Manufacturing and Production Systems. Proceedings of the 1994 NSF Design and Manufacturing Grantees Conference, 253-254, 1994.

A.S. Alfa and S. Chakravarthy. A Discrete Queue with the Markovian Arrival Process and Phase Type Primary and Secondary Services. Stochastic Models, 10, 437-451, 1994.

S. Chakravarthy and A.S. Alfa. A Finite Capacity Queue with Markovian Arrivals and Two Servers with Group Services. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Stochastic Analysis 7, 161-178, 1994.

S. Chakravarthy and S.Y. Lee. An Optimization Problem in a Finite Capacity PH/PH/1 Queue with Group Services. Stochastic Models, Optimization Techniques and Computer Applications, edited by G. V. Krishna Reddy, et al., 3-13, 1994.

S. Chakravarthy. Markovian Arrival Processes in Manufacturing and Production Systems. Proceedings of the 1995 NSF Design and Manufacturing Grantees Conference, 185-186, 1995.

A.S. Alfa, K.L. Dolhun, and  S. Chakravarthy. A Discrete Single Server Queue with Markovian Arrivals and Phase Type Group Services . Journal of Applied Mathematics and Stochastic Analysis, 8, 151-176, 1995.

S. Chakravarthy and T. Dimitrova. Service Control of a Queueing System with Nonrenewal Arrivals and Phase Type Services. Proceedings of the International Mathematica Symposium, 93-102, 1995.

S. Chakravarthy Two Finite Queues in Series with Nonrenewal Input and Group Services. Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis, 78-87, 1995.

S. Chakravarthy, S. Chukova and B. Dimitrov A Stochastic Model for Resequencing of Messages. Proceedings of the Second International IEMS Conference, 601-606, 1995.

S.. Chakravarthy Analysis of the MAP/PH/1/K Queue with Service Control. Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis, 12, 179-191, 1996.

S. R. Chakravarthy and A. S. Alfa. A Production Capacity Queuing Model with Parallel Servers and Group Services. Advances in Industrial Engineering Applications and Practice I, 1114-1119, 1996.

S. R. Chakravarthy and A. S. Alfa. Matrix-Analytic Methods in Stochastic Models. Marcel Dekker, New York, 1997.

S. R. Chakravarthy and S. Kanchi. Performance Evaluation of a Parallel System First International Conference on Operations and Quantitative Management, 1997.

S. R. Chakravarthy and A. Agarwal. Analytic Comparison of Functional and Cellular Manufacturing Systems with Markovian Arrival Process. First International Conference on Operations and Quantitative Management, 1997.

S. R. Chakravarthy and L. Bin. Performance Analysis of a Resequencing Model in Telecommunications Network. Fifth International Conference on Telecommunication Systems, 633-652, 1997.

S. R. Chakravarthy and L. Bin. A Finite Capacity Queue with Nonrenewal Input and Exponential Dynamic Group Services. ORSA Journal on Computing, 9, 276-287, 1997.

S. R. Chakravarthy and T. Sashisekaran. Two Parallel Finite Queues with Simultaneous Services and Markovian Arrivals. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Stochastic Analysis, 10, 383-405, 1997.

A.S. Alfa and S. R. Chakravarthy. Advances in Matrix-Analytic Methods for Stochastic Models, Notable Publications Inc, New Jersey, 1998.

S. R. Chakravarthy, S. Chukova and B. Dimitrov. Analysis of MAP/M/2/K Queueing Model with Resequencing. Performance Evaluation, 31, 211-228, 1998.

S. R. Chakravarthy. Analysis of a Priority Polling System with Group Services. Stochastic Models, 14, 25-49, 1998.

S. R. Chakravarthy and S. Thiagarajan A stochastic model for a hysteresis based priority queueing strategy for ATM networks with batch arrivals – Theory. Proceedings of the Third IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, 530-536, 1998.

S. R. Chakravarthy. A Finite Capacity Queueing Network with Two Parallel Exponential Servers and Secondary Group Services of Phase Type. Stochastic Processes and Their Applications, Eds. A. Vijayakumar and M. Sreenivasan, 177-185, 1999.

D.A. Bini, S. R. Chakravarthy and B. Meini. A New Algorithm for the Design of Finite Capacity Service Units. Proceedings of the Third international Conference on the Numerical Solution  of Markov Chains, Saragoza, Spain, 1999.

S. R. Chakravarthy. Analysis of a Multi-server Queue with Batch Markovian Arrivals and Group Services. Engineering Simulation, 18, 51-66, 2000.

D.A. Bini, S. R. Chakravarthy and B. Meini. Control of BMAP/PH/1/K Queue with Group Services. Advances in Algorithmic Methods in Stochastic Models, Eds., G. Latouche and P. Taylor, Notable Publications Inc., 57-72, 2000.

B. Dimitrov, S. Chukova, and S. R. Chakravarthy A Simple Unreliable Service Model Characterizes Exponential Distribution. Kuwait Journal of Science and Engineering, 28, 203-213, 2001.

S. R. Chakravarthy. The Batch Markovian Arrival Process: A Review and Future Work. In Advances in Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes, Eds., A. Krishnamoorthy, et al., 21-49, 2001, Notable Publications, Inc., New Jersey.

S. R. Chakravarthy and A.S. Alfa. Overload Control of a Finite Buffer Discrete Queue. In Advances in Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes, Eds., A. Krishnamoorthy, et al., 1-12, 2001, Notable Publications, Inc., New Jersey.

S. R. Chakravarthy, A. Krishnamoorthy and P.V. Ushakumari. A k-out-of-n Reliability System with an Unreliable Server and Phase Type Repairs and Services: The (N, T) Policy. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Stochastic Analysis, 14, 361-380, 2001.

S. R. Chakravarthy and A. Dudin. A Batch Markovian Queue with a Variable Number of Servers and Group Services. In Matrix-Analytic Methods – Theory and Applications, Eds., G. Latouche and P. Taylor, 63-88, 2002, World Scientific Publishing Co., Singapore.

A. Dudin and S. R. Chakravarthy. Optimal Hysteretic Control for the BMAP/G/1 with Single and Group Service Modes. Annals of Operations Research, 112, 153-169, 2002.

S. R. Chakravarthy and A. Dudin. A Single Sever Retrial Queuing Model with Batch Arrivals and Group Services. Advances in Stochastic Modelling, Eds., J.R. Artalejo and A. Krishnamoorthy, 1-21, 2002, Notable Publications, Inc., New Jersey.

S. R. Chakravarthy and A. Dudin. A Multi-server Retrial Queue with BMAP Arrivals and Group Services.  Queuing Systems: Theory and Applications, 42, 5-31, 2002.

S. R. Chakravarthy and A. Dudin. Analysis of a Retrial Queuing Model with MAP Arrivals and Two Types of Customers. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 37, 343-363, 2003.

S. R. Chakravarthy Analysis of a Machine Repair Problem with an Unreliable Server and Phase Type Repairs and Services (with A. Agarwal). Naval Research Logistics, 50, 462-480, 2003.

S. R. Chakravarthy Multi-threshold Control of the BMAP/SM/1/K Queue with Group Services (with A. Dudin). Journal of Applied Mathematics and Stochastic Analysis, 16, 327-348, 2003.

S. R. Chakravarthy and Paul D. Young. A Circuit Testing Assembly Line Model with Markovian Arrival Process. Journal of Mathematical Sciences, 2, 10-33, 2003.

S. R. Chakravarthy. How to Increase the Ability of a Student to Learn. Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition.

S. R. Chakravarthy and Jacob Daniel. A Markovian Inventory System with Random Shelf Time and Back Orders. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 47, 315-337, 2004.

S. R. Chakravarthy, V. I. Klimenok and A. N. Dudin. A Multi-server Markovian Queueing Model with Primary and Secondary Services. Proceedings of the eighteenth Belarussian winter workshop in queueing theory, 70-79, 2005.

S. R. Chakravarthy and S.R. Agnihothri. Optimal Workforce Mix in Service Systems with Two Types of Customers. Production and Operations Management, 14, 218-231, 2005.

S. R. Chakravarthy and S. Chukova A Finite Capacity Resequencing Model with Markovian Arrivals. Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, 22, 409-443, 2005.

V. I. Klimenok, S. R. Chakravarthy and A. N. Dudin. Algorithmic Analysis of a Multi-Server Markovian Queue with Primary And Secondary Services. Computers and Mathematics with Applications, 50, 1251-1270, 2005.

S. R. Chakravarthy and S. Thiagarajan. Analysis of a Hysteresis based Queueing Strategy for ATM Networks with batch Markovian Arrivals – Numerical Results. Proceedings of the Third National Conference on Mathematical and Computational Models, Eds., R. Arumuganathan and R. Nadarajan, 109-135, 2005.

S. R. Chakravarthy and S. Kanchi. A Stochastic Model for a Web Environment with Static and Dynamic Page requests. International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services, February 23-25, 2006.

S. R. Chakravarthy, A. Krishnamoorthy and V. C. Joshua. Analysis of a Multi-server Retrial Queue with Search of Customers from the Orbit. Performance Evaluation, 63, 776-798, 2006.

J. R. Artalejo and S. R. Chakravarthy. Algorithmic Analysis of a Maximum Level Length in General-block Two-dimensional Markov Processes. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Volume 2006 (2006), Article ID 53570, 15 pages.

J. R. Artalejo and S. R. Chakravarthy. Maximal Queue Length in a Busy Period of a MAP/M/c Retrial Queue. Applied Mathematics and Computation, 183, 1399-1409, 2006.

J. R. Artalejo and S. R. Chakravarthy. Algorithmic Analysis of a MAP/PH/1 Retrial Queue. TOP, 14, 293-332, 2006.

S. R. Chakravarthy. Analysis of a k-out-of-N System with Spares, Repairs, and a Probabilistic Rule. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Stochastic Analysis, Volume 2006 (2006), Article ID 39093, 23 pages.

S. R. Chakravarthy. A Multi-server Queueing Model with Markovian Arrivals and Multiple Thresholds. Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, 24, 223-243, 2007.

S. R. Chakravarthy. A multi-server synchronous vacation model with thresholds and a probabilistic decision rule. European Journal of Operational Research, 182, 305-320, 2007.

J.R. Artalejo,  Lopez-Herrero, and S. R. Chakravarthy. The busy period and the waiting time analysis of a MAP/M/c queue with finite retrial group. Stochastic Analysis and Applications, 25, 445-469, 2007.

S. R. Chakravarthy and S. R. Agnihothri. A Server Backup Model with Markovian Arrivals and Phase Type Services. European Journal of Operational Research, 184, 584-609, 2008.

S. R. Chakravarthy and A. G. Gomez-Corral. The influence of delivery times on repairable k-out-of-N systems with spares. Applied Mathematical Modeling, 33, 2368-2387, 2009.

S. R. Chakravarthy Analysis of a multi-server queue with Markovian arrivals and synchronous phase type vacations. Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, 26, 85-113, 2009.

S. R. Chakravarthy. A disaster queue with Markovian arrivals and impatient customers. Applied Mathematics and Computation, 214, 48-59, 2009.

A. Krishnamoorthy,  V. C. Narayanan, and S. R. Chakravarthy. The impact of priority generations in a multi-priority queueing system – A simulation approach. Proceedings of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference, 1622-1633. Editors: M. D. Rossetti, R. R. Hill, B. Johansson, A. Dunkin, and R. G. Ingalls.

S. R. Chakravarthy, A. N. Dudin and V. I. Klimenok. A retrial queueing model with MAP arrivals, catastrophic failures with repairs, and customer impatience. Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, 27, 727-752, 2010.

S. R. Chakravarthy Markovian Arrival Processes. Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. Published Online: 15 JUN 2010.

Catherine Brickner, Dennis Indrawan, Derrick Williams, and S. R. Chakravarthy. A stochastic model for a service system – A simulation approach. Proceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference, 1636-1647. Editors: B. Johansson, S. Jain, J. Montoya-Torres, J. Hugan, and E. Yücesan.

S. R. Chakravarthy. An inventory system with Markovian demands, phase type distributions for perishability and replenishment. OPSEARCH, 47, 266-283, 2010.

S. R. Chakravarthy. Analysis of a two-phase queueing model with MAP arrivals and fixed batch and individual services. J. Indian Society of Probability and Statistics, 12, 17-42, 2010.

S. R. Chakravarthy. Stochastic modeling in healthcare systems. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications, 109-115, 2011.

S. R. Chakravarthy. Stochastic modelling and simulation in healthcare system. Computational and Mathematical Modelling, 46-64, 2012, Editors: R. Nadarjan, R.S. Lekshmi, and G. Sai Sundara Krishnan.

S. R. Chakravarthy and Huang Qing. Analytical and Simulation Modeling of a Multi-server Queue with Markovian arrivals and Priority Services. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 28, 12-26, 2012.

S. R. Chakravarthy. Maintenance of a deteriorating single server system with Markovian arrivals. European Journal of Operational Research, 222, 508-522, 2012.

S. R. Chakravarthy. Reliability, Heathcare, and Simulation. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 29, 44-51, 2012.

A. Krishnamoorthy, V. Jacob, and S. R. Chakravarthy. On a customer induced interruption in a service system. Journal of Stochastic Analysis and Applications, 30, 949-962, 2012.

S. R. Chakravarthy. A stochastic model for a dynamic service facility with threshold and lead time. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Stochastic Modelling and Simulation. Ed., S. Udayabaskaran, 3-22, 2012.

S. R. Chakravarthy and H. Karatza. Two-server Parallel System with Pure Sharing and Markovian Arrivals. Computers and Operations Research, 40, 510-519, 2013.

C. Sreenivasan, S. R. Chakravarthy and A. Krishnamoorthy. MAP/PH/1 queue with working vacations, vacation interruptions and N Policy. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 37, 3879-3893, 2013.

S. R. Chakravarthy Analysis of MAP/PH/c retrial queue with phase type retrials – Simulation approach. A. Dudin et al. (Eds.): BWWQT 2013, CCIS 356, 37-49, 2013.

S. R. Chakravarthy. Stochastic Modeling in Production, Manufacturing, and Service Systems. International Conference on Advances in Stochastic Modeling. Ed., V. Perumal, 15 pages, 2013.

S. R. Chakravarthy, M. Senthil Kumar and R. Arumuganathan. Preemptive Resume Priority Call Center Model with Two Classes of MAP Arrivals. Applied Mathematical Sciences, 7 (52), 2569 – 2589, 2013.

S. R. Chakravarthy and T. Ngniatedema. A Stochastic Model for a Delayed Product Customization. IAPQR TRANSACTIONS – Indian Association for Productivity, Quality & Reliability, 2013.

A. Krishnamoorthy, P. Pramod, and S. R. Chakravarthy. A note on characterizing service interruptions with phase type distribution. Stochastic Analysis and Applications, 31 (4), 671-683, 2013.

S. R. Chakravarthy. Analysis of MAP/PH_1,PH_2/1 queue with vacations and optional secondary services. Applied Mathematical Modeling, 37, 8886-8902, 2013.

S. R. Chakravarthy. Analysis of a multi-server queueing model with vacations and optional secondary services. Mathematica Applicanda, 41 (1), 127-151, 2013.

S. R. Chakravarthy. Making environment better with stochastic modeling. International Conference on Frontiers of Statistics and its Applications, Ed., Tirupathi Rao Padi, 175-179, Bonfring, 2013.

S. R. Chakravarthy.  A multi-server queueing model with server consultations. European Journal of Operational Research, 233, 625-639, 2014.

S. R. Chakravarthy and Marcel F. Neuts. Analysis of a multi-server queueing model with MAP arrivals of regular customers and phase type arrivals of special customers. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 43, 79-95, 2014.

A. Krishnamoorthy, P. Pramod, and S. R. Chakravarthy. Queues with interruptions: A survey. TOP, 22, 290-320, 2014. (DOI 10.1007/s11750-012-0256-6; Published online: 16 March 2012.

B. Dimitrov, L. Gawarecki, and S. R. Chakravarthy. Proceedings of Flint International Conference on Statistics – Celebration of International Year of Statistics, Kettering University, June 2014.

 

Contact Information

Email: scharkrav@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7906

Office: 1-700N AB

Jonathan Wenzel

Research Interests

High pressure reaction engineering

Supercritical fluids

Process development

Extraction

 

Education

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 1999

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 2008

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2011-present

Visiting Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2010-2011

Assistant Research Engineer, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, MO, 2006-2010

Research Assistant, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2002-2006

Teaching Assistant, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 1999-2002

Student Assistant, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 1999

College Algebra Tutor, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 1998-1999

Co-op Student, MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., St. Peters, MO, 1998

 

Research Activities

“MRI: Acquisition of a CHNSO Elemental Determinator to Support  Multidisciplinary Applied Research,”  National Science Foundation, NSF Grant Number CBET-1228432, PI:  Dr. Jonathan Wenzel, Co-PI’s: Drs. L. Wang, S. Nartker, J. Aurandt, M. Rabago-Smith.  9/1/2012-8/31/2014, $70,698.

“Non-catalytic reactions producing phenol from aromatic hydrocarbons using hydrogen peroxide and supercritical and subcritical water,” American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, PRF Award Number 52948-UNI9, PI: Dr. Jonathan Wenzel. 1/1/2013-8/13/2015, $50,000.

“Supercritical fluid extraction and evaluation of antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory agents from grape stems, pomegranate, walnut hulls, and local flora,” Kettering University Faculty Fellowship, PI: Dr. Jonathan Wenzel, Chemical Engineering Co-PI’s: Dr. Michelle Ammerman and Cheryl Samaniego, Applied Biology; Dr. Lihua Wang and Dr. Ali Zand, Chemistry. 9/27/2013-6/30/2014, $6,000.

“Production of biodiesel in a compact reactor from soybean oil using a naturally-derived acid catalyst and supercritical methanol,” Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, PI: Dr. Jonathan Wenzel, Chemical Engineering Co-PI: Dr. Ali Zand, Chemistry. 4/1/2014-3/31/2015, $24,500.

“Alternative Energy and Green Process Technologies Reactor and Process Unit,”  Kettering University.  1/1/2012-12/31/2012.  $85,000.

“High Pressure Reactor System,”  DRS Technical Services, Inc., PI:  Dr. Jonathan Wenzel.  06/20/13, $120,000.

 

Selected Publications

Lee, S., Lanterman, H., Sardesai, A., Wenzel, J.,Marshall, B., Yen, J., Amin-Sanayei, A., Moucharik, M.  Polymerization of Vinylidene Fluoride (VF2) in a Supercritical Fluid Medium.  U.S. Patent Number 7,091,288 issuedAugust 15, 2006.

Wenzel, J., Lanterman, H., Lee, S.  Experimental P-T-r measurements of carbon dioxide and 1,1-difluoroethene mixtures.  Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data 2005, 50, 774-776.

Lee, S., Lanterman, H., Wenzel, J., Picou, J.  Noncatalytic reformation of JP-8 fuel in supercritical water for production of hydrogen.  Energy Sources 2009, 31, 1750-1758.

Lee, S., Lanterman, H., Picou, J., Wenzel, J.  Kinetic modeling of JP-8 reforming by supercritical water.  Energy Sources 2009, 31, 1813-1821.

Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Lanterman, H., Lee, S.  Hydrogen production by noncatalytic autothermal reformation of aviation fuel using supercritical water.  Energy and Fuels 2009, 23, 6089-6094.

Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Lanterman, H., Niemoeller, A., Lee, S.  A kinetic model based on the sequential reaction mechanism for the noncatalytic reformation of jet fuel in supercritical water.  Energy Sources 2011¸33,785-794.

Picou, J., Stever, M., Bouquet, J., Wenzel, J., Lee, S.  Kinetics of the noncatalytic water gas shift reaction in supercritical water.  Energy Sources  2014, 36, 2666-2672. 

Wenzel, J., Samaniego, C., Wang, L., Nelson, L., Ketchum, K., Ammerman, M., Zand, A.  Superheated Liquid and Supercritical Ethanol Extraction of Antioxidants from Crimson Red Grape Stems.  International Journal of Food Science and Technology, submitted.

Lee, S., Lanterman, H., Wenzel, J., Picou, J., Factor, M., Leavitt, L.  Global kinetics of supercritical water reformation of JP-8 fuels.  Preprints-American Chemical Society, Division of Petroleum Chemistry  2006, 51, 487-490.

Lee, S., Lanterman, H., Wenzel, J., Edwards, N., Adams, A., Wootton, J., Garcia, A.  Noncatalytic direct reformation of JP-8 fuel in supercritical water.  Preprints-American Chemical Society, Division of Petroleum Chemistry  2006, 51, 521-523

Wenzel, J., Picou, J., Factor, M., Lee, S.  Kinetics of supercritical water reformation of ethanol to hydrogen.  In Energy Materials, 2007 Proceedings of the Materials Science and Technology Conference, Greyden Press: Columbus, OH, 2007.

Lee, S., Wenzel, J., Picou, J., Stever, M., Putta, S., Bouquet, J, Henthorn, K., Ludlow, D., Retzloff, D, Lanterman, B.  Hydrogen generation via novel supercritical water reformation technology.  Missouri Energy Summit Proceedings, University of Missouri Press:  Columbia, MO, 2009, 54-58.

Liu, H., Lee, Y. Wenzel, J.  High-pressure compaction of municipal solid waste to form an upgraded fuel for co-firing at power plants.  Pipeline and Environmental Engineering for the Next Millennium.  Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.  July 23-26, 2000.

Wenzel, J. and Lee, S.  Binary Interaction Parameters for Supercritical Carbon Dioxide and Vinylidene Difluoride.  AIChE 2003 Spring National Meeting.  Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.  March 30-April 3, 2003.

Vincent, L., Mabusela, W., Folk, W., Weitz, F., Rottinghaus, G., Mawhinney, T., Khan, I., Lee, S., Wenzel, J., Applequist, W., Gqaleni, N., Johnson,  Q.  Ethnobotanical studies of artemisia afra jacq. ex willd. (african wormwood).  2007 Missouri Life Science Week Poster Session.  Conference, Columbia, Missouri.  April 16-20, 2007.

Wenzel, J., Niemoeller, A., Stever, M., Lee, S.  Kinetics of reforming ethanol into hydrogen in a supercritical water medium.  AIChE 2007 Fall National Meeting.  Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.  November 4-9, 2007.

Wenzel, J., Lanterman, H., Lee, S.  Free radical polymerization of 1,1-difluoroethene in a supercritical carbon dioxide medium.  AIChE 2007 Fall National Meeting.  Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.  November 4-9, 2007.

Factor, M., Lanterman, H., Wenzel, J., Lee, S.  Use of haynes alloy 230 for supercritical water reactorsAIChE 2007 Fall National Meeting.  Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.  November 4-9, 2007.

Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Lanterman, H., Lee, S.  Autothermal non-catalytic reformation of jet fuel in a supercritical water medium.  AIChE 2007 Fall National Meeting.  Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.  November 4-9, 2007.

Wenzel, J., Picou, J., Lee, S.  Control of ethanol dehydration in the supercritical water reforming of ethanol into hydrogen.  AIChE 2008 Spring National Meeting.  Conference, New Orleans.  April 6-10, 2008.

Stever, M., Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Putta, S., Lanterman, H., Lee, S.  Effects of pressure above and below the pure water critical pressure on coke compositions in Jet-A reformation to hydrogen.  AIChE 2008 Spring National Meeting.  Conference, New Orleans. April 6-10, 2008.

Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Lanterman, H., Lee, S.  Kinetics of noncatalytic water gas shift reaction in a supercritical water medium.  AIChE 2008 Spring National Meeting.  Conference, New Orleans.  April 6-10, 2008.

Putta, S., Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Lanterman, H., Lee, S.  Hydrogen conversion by reformation of jet fuel in a supercritical water medium—effects of the water-to-fuel feed ratio on the conversion.  AIChE 2008 Spring National Meeting.  Conference, New Orleans.  April 6-10, 2008.

Wenzel, J., Lanterman, H., Lee, S.  The kinetics of tert-butyl-peroxy-acetate initiated polymerization of 1,1-difluoroethene in a supercritical carbon dioxide medium.  AIChE 2008 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Philadelphia.  November 16-21, 2008.

Wenzel, J., Picou, J., Lee, S.  Thermal effects of non-catalytic supercritical water partial oxidation of mid-distillate hydrocarbon fuels.  AIChE 2008 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Philadelphia.  November 16-21, 2008.

Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Stever, M., Bouquet, J., Lee, S.  Reformation of sucrose in supercritical water.  AIChE 2008 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Philadelphia.  November 16-21, 2008.

Bouquet, J., Picou, J., Stever, M., Wenzel, J., Lee, S., Lim, T., Lee, B.  The Effects of Space Time upon the Supercritical Water Reformation of Glycerol.  AIChE 2009 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Nashville.  November 8-13, 2009.

Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Stever, M., Bouquet, J., Lee, S.  Effects and Roles of Air Feed On the Noncatalytic Gasification of Jet Fuel in Supercritical Water.  AIChE 2009 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Nashville.  November 8-13, 2009.

Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Stever, M., Bouquet, J., Lee, S.  Synthesis Gas Production by Noncatalytic Reforming of Glycerin in Supercritical Water: Effect of Reaction Temperature.  AIChE 2009 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Nashville.  November 8-13, 2009.

Wenzel, J., Picou, J., Lanterman, H., Tschannen, R., Lee, S.  Control of C2-Hydrocarbon Formation in the Supercritical Water Reformation of Jet Fuel.  AIChE 2009 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Nashville.  November 8-13, 2009.

Bouquet, J.; Stever, M.; Picou, J.; Wenzel, J.; Tschannen, R.; Lee, S.  The Effects of Temperature upon the Supercritical Water Reformation of Alcohols for Hydrogen Productions.  AIChE 2010 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Salt Lake City.  November 7-12, 2010.

Rabago-Smith, M.; Wenzel, J.; Meredith, S.; Holcomb, P.; Zand, A.  Enzymatic Reactions at High Pressures.  43rd ACS Central Regional Meeting.  Conference, Dearborn, Michigan.  June 5-9, 2012.

Wenzel, J.; Hernandez de la Pena, L.  Reaction Kinetics for the Production of Hydrogen from Bioethanol in an Inconel 625 Reactor from 600 to 700°C.  AIChE 2012 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Pittsburg.  October, 28-November 2, 2012.

Wenzel, J.; Rabago-Smith, M.; Zand, A.; Holcomb, P.  Non-catalytic reactions producing phenol from benzene with hydrogen peroxide and water at near and supercritical water conditions.   AIChE 2012 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Pittsburg.  October, 28-November 2, 2012.

Wenzel, J.; Maricq, E.; Stogsdill, M.; Zand, A.  Evaluation of ascorbic acid and acetic acid as catalysts in the transesterfication of virgin soybean oil.  AIChE 2013 Annual Meeting.  Conference, San Francisco.  November 3-8, 2013.

Wenzel, J.; Beck, B.; Rodgerson, T.; Seeley, S.  Use of pre-laboratory orientation and safety videos for the landolt iodine clock reaction experiment in undergraduate reaction engineering.  AIChE 2013 Annual Meeting.  Conference, San Francisco.  November 3-8, 2013.

Wenzel, J.; DeCrane, S.; Wang, L.; Zand, A.  Supercritical fluid extraction of polyphenolic compounds from pomegranate peels.  AIChE 2013 Annual Meeting.  Conference, San Francisco.  November 3-8, 2013.

Maricq, E.; Wenzel, J.; Zand, A.  Production phenol by partial oxidation of benzene in supercritical water, effects of temperature and benzene feed ratio.  Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters.  Meeting, Rochester, Michigan.  February 28, 2014.

Tibbs, M.; Shaffer, A.; Ammerman, M.; Zand, A.; Samaniego, C.; Wang, L.; Wenzel; J.  Evaluation of Antioxidant Properties of Supercritical Fluid Extraction Products of Grape Stems.   Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters.  Meeting, Rochester, Michigan.  February 28, 2014.

Wenzel, J.; Maricq, E.; Zand, A.  Hydrocarbon Products from Supercritical Water Partial Oxidation of Benzene Between 375 to 440 °C.  AIChE 2014 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Atlanta.  November 16-21, 2014.

Wenzel, J.; Davis, J.; Maricq, E.; Stogsdill, M.; Zand, A.  Production of Biodiesel from Michigan Soybean Oil Using Supercritical Methanol with Acetic Acid.  AIChE 2014 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Atlanta.  November 16-21, 2014.

Wenzel, J.; Dixon, T.; Tucker, E.; Stuckey, A.; Wang, L.; Ammerman, M.; Samaniego, C.  Extraction of Antioxidants from Chokeberries Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide with Ethanol.  AIChE 2014 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Atlanta.  November 16-21, 2014.

 

Contact Information

Email: jwenzel@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 249-4042

Office: 2-228 AB

Peter Stanchev

Research Interests

Multimedia Systems

Database Systems

Multimedia Semantics

 

Education

M.S. Computer Science, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria 1972

Ph.D. Computer Science, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria 1975

D.Sc. Mathematics/Computer Science, Sofia University – 1998

 

Experience

Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2001-present

Professor, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2001-present

Guest Professor, ISTI Italian CNR, Pisa, Italy, 2004-present

Guest Professor, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, 2004

Guest Professor, University of Nantes, Nantes, France, 2002

Visiting Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1999-2001

 

Research Activities

Project coordinatorHigh Level Semantic Analysis of Bulgarian and Israel Collections”, common project between Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University and Bulgarian   Academy   of   Sciences,          2012-2014

Project coordinator  “2nd-Generation Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe” FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2011, project number 283595, 41 partners covering all European member-states,   2011-2014

Project coordinator Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe (OpenAIRE), FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2009, project number 246686,   38 partners covering all European member-states,   2009-2012

Project coordinator  “Content Presentation and Services Integration in Czech and Bulgarian Mathematical Digital Libraries”, common project between Institute of Mathematics, Czech Academy of Sciences and Bulgarian   Academy   of   Sciences, project coordinator, 2011-2014

Editor-in-Chief for International Journals: Journal of Computational Information Systems (JCIS) and  Serdica Journal 2009 – to date

 

Selected Publications

Kristina Arnaoudova, Peter Stanchev, Conceptual IT Service Provider Model Ontology, 9th MIBES international conference, 30th of May – 1st of June 2014 – Perrotis College, American Farm School Thessaloniki, Greece, 1-12

John Geske, Peter Stanchev, Next-Generation, Communications in Computer and Information Science, volume 7899, Springer, 2014, 1-11

Wim Jansen, Roberto Barbera, Michel Drescher, Antonella Fresa, Matthias Hemmje, Yannis loannidis, Norbert Meyer, Nick Poole, Peter Stanchev, e-Infrastructures for Digital Libraries. the Future in Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8092, Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, 2013, pp. 480-481

Peter Stanchev, Georgi Simeonov, Fourth National Information Day and Workshop: Open Access to Scientific Information and Data, in UNESCO Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage conference, Sofia,  issue: III / 2013, pages: 243-246

John Geske, Peter Stanchev, The Future of the Next Generation Internet and Possible Applications into Education and Culture Heritage, in UNESCO Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage conference, Sofia,  issue: III / 2013, pages: 17-24

Nicolas Spyratos, Peter Stanchev, Krasimira Ivanova, Iliya Mitov, Query Enrichment for Image Collections by Reuse of Classification Rules, in UNESCO Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage conference, Sofia,  issue: III / 2013, pages: 121-125

Loi Huynh, Peter Stanchev, Virtual Celebrator Machine, in UNESCO Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage conference, Sofia,  issue: III / 2013, pages: 63-71

Radoslav Pavlov, Peter Stanchev, Preface, in UNESCO Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage conference, Sofia,  issue: III / 2013, pages: 5-8

Peter Stanchev, Enhanced Publication, 1-st International Conference BiblioWorld: Technology, Resources, Practices, Sofia, 26-27 September 2013

Stanchev P., Converting a regular course into distance course,  International conference e-learning, part of IADIS multi conference on computer science and information systems, Prague 22-26 July 2013, xxii

John Geske, Peter Stanchev, Next-Generation Internet,  17-th International Conference on Distributed Computer and Communication Networks (DCCN-2013): Control, Computation, Communications, 7- 10 October 2013, Moscow, 8-10

Ivanova, K., Mitov, I., Stanchev, P., Velikova, E., Vanhoof, K., Depaire, B., Kannan, R.: Local Features in APICAS (Analyzing of Added Value of the Descriptors Based on MPEG-7 Vector Quantization). Int. J of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, 2(4), Dec. 2012,  pp. 23-32, ISSN: 2226-4450 (online) 2226-4469 (print).

Stanchev, P. The Third National Information Day: Open Access to Scientific Information. Proc. of the 2nd Int. Conf. “Digital Preservation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage”, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, IMI-BAS, Sofia, 2012, ISSN 1314-4006, pp. 199-201.

Ivanova, K., Mitov, I., Stanchev, P., Ein-Dor, Ph., Vanhoof, K. Establishing Correspondences between Attribute Spaces and Complex Concept Spaces Using Meta-PGN Classifier. Proc. of the 2nd Int. Conf. “Digital Preservation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage”, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, IMI-BAS, Sofia, 2012, ISSN 1314-4006, pp.71-77 – best paper award

Rakosnik, J., Stanchev, P., Simeonov, G., Pavlov, R. Bulgarian Digital Mathematical Library BulDML and Czech Digital Mathematical Library DML-CZ as Parts of the European Digital Mathematics Library EuDML. Proc. of the 2nd Int. Conf. “Digital Preservation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage”, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, IMI-BAS, Sofia, 2012, ISSN 1314-4006, pp.60-67.

Grigorova, V., Sotirova, K., Naoumova, V., Sameva, A., Dobreva, M., Ivanova, K., Stanchev, P. Digitization of Old Mathematical Periodicals Published by the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Proc. of the 2nd Int. Conf. “Digital Preservation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage”, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, IMI-BAS, Sofia, 2012, ISSN 1314-4006, pp.222-227.

Krassimira Ivanova, Evgenia Velikova, Peter Stanchev, Iliya Mitov, Chapter 3: Automated Metadata Extraction from Art Images in Ivanova, K., Dobreva, M., Stanchev, P., Totkov, G. (editors) Access to Digital Cultural Heritage: Innovative Applications of Automated Metadata Generation, University Publishing House “Paisii Hilendarski”, 2012, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, ISBN: 978-954-423-722-6, 97-151

Krassimira Ivanova, Peter Stanchev, Koen Vanhoof, Milena Dobreva, Chapter 4: APICAS – Content-Based Image Retrieval in Art Image Collections Utilizing Colour Semantics in Ivanova, K., Dobreva, M., Stanchev, P., Totkov, G. (editors) Access to Digital Cultural Heritage: Innovative Applications of Automated Metadata Generation, University Publishing House “Paisii Hilendarski”, 2012, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, ISBN: 978-954-423-722-6, 153-202

Peter L. Stanchev, Multimedia Standards (Invited Talk), International Conference “Digital Preservation and Presentation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage”, DIPP 2011, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, 11 – 14 September, 2011, 7-14

Iliya Mitov, Anatolij Krissilov, Oleksandr Palagin, Peter Stanchev, Vitalii Velychko, Volodymyr Romanov, The Intelligent Principle of Virtual Laboratories for Computer Aided Design of Smart Sensor Systems, in Methods and Instruments Of Artificial Intelligence, Galina Setlak, Krassimir Markov (ed.)  119-125, ISBN 978-954-16-0049-8, C\o Jusautor, Sofia, 2010

Oleksandr Palagin, Peter Stanchev, Volodymyr Romanov, Krassimir Markov, Igor Galelyuka, Vitalii Velychko, Oleksandra Kovyriova, Oksana Galelyuka, Iliya Mitov, Krassimira Ivanova, Calculating of Reliability Parameters of Microelectronic Components and Devices by Means of Virtual Laboratory, in New trends in the information technologies, Krassimir Markov, Vitalii Velychko, Fernando de Mingo Lopez, Juan Casellanos (edts) 134-143, ISBN 978-954-16-0044-9, C\o Jusautor, Sofia, 2010

Krassimir Markov, Iliya Mitov, Krassimira Ivanova, Vitalii Velychko, Koen Vanhoof, Peter Stanchev, Benoit Depaire, Chapter 15. Multi-dimensional Information Spaces, in Intelligent Data Processing in Global Monitoring for Environment and Security, Krassimir Markov, Vitalii Velychko, (editors), 336-354,ISBN: 978-954-16-0045-0, C\o Jusautor, Sofia, 2010

O. Palagin, P. Stanchev, V. Romanov, K. Markov, I. Galelyuka, V. Velychko, O. Kovyriova, O. Galelyuka, I. Mitov, K. Ivanova. Calculating of Reliability Parameters of Microelectronic Components and Devices by Means of Virtual Laboratory. i.Tech 2010, June 24-27, 2010, Varna

Ivanova, Krassimira; Stanchev, Peter; Vanhoof, Koen; and Ein-Dor, Phillip, SEMANTIC AND ABSTRACTION CONTENT OF ART IMAGES (2010). MCIS 2010 Proceedings. Paper 42, http://aisel.aisnet.org/mcis2010/42

Ivanova, Kr., Dobreva, M., Stanchev, P.: “Discovery and use of art images on the web: an overview”, Third International Euro-Mediterranean Conference EuroMed 2010, November 8-13,2010, Lemesos, Cyprus, 205-211

Ivanova Kr., Stanchev, P., Velikova, E., Vanhoof, K., Depaire, B., Kannan, R., Mitov, I., Markov, Kr.: “Features for art painting classification based on vector quantization of MPEG-7 descriptors”, Second International Conference on Data Engineering and Management ICDEM 2010, July 29-30, 2010, India, Published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS Volume 6411), Springer Verlag, Heidelberg-Germany.

Ivanova, Kr., Stanchev, P., Vanhoof, K.: “Automatic tagging of art images with color harmonies and contrasts characteristics in art image collections”, International Journal on Advances in Software, Volume 3, 2010, 474-484

Krassimira Ivanova, Ilia Mitov, Krassimir Markov, Peter Stanchev, Koen Vanhoof, Levon Aslanyan, Hasmik Sahakyan, Metric Categorization Relations Based on Support System Analysis, Computer Science and Information Technologies Conference, 28 September – 2 October, 2009, Yerevan, Armenia, 85-88

Mitov, K. Ivanova, K. Markov, V. Velychko, K. Vanhoof, P. Stanchev, “PaGaNe” – A Classification Machine Learning System Based on the Multidimensional Numbered Information Spaces, the 4th International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Engineering (ISKE2009), November 27-28, 2009, Hasselt, Belgium, 279-287

Palagin, V. Romanov, K. Markov, V. Velichko, I. Galeljka, K. Ivanova, P. Stanchev, I. Mitov, M. Staneva, Basic ontology distributed virtual laboratory for sensor system design, International Book Series “Information Science and Computing, Number 15 – Knowledge – Dialogue – Solution, , ITHEA, 2009, 19-23 (in Russian language)

Juliana Peneva, George Totkov, Peter Stanchev, Elena Shoikova, Automatic Metadata Generation for Specification of e-Documents –The Metaspeed Project, Information Science & Computing, International Book Series, Number 14, New Trends in Intelligent Technology, ITHEA, 2009, 118-126

Dimitar Blagoev, George Totkov, Milena Staneva, Krassimira Ivanova, Krassimir Markov, Peter Stanchev, Indirect Spatial Data Extraction from Web Documents, Information Science & Computing, International Book Series, Number 14, New Trends in Intelligent Technology, ITHEA, 2009, 89-100

Ilia Mitov, Krassimira Ivanova, Krassimir Markov, Vitalii Velychko, Peter Stanchev, Koen Vanhoof, Comparison of Discretization Methods for Preprocessing Data for Pyramidal Growing Network Classification Method, Seventh International Conference “Information Research and Applications“, 2-5 September 2009, Madrid, Spain Information Science & Computing, International Book Series, Number 14, New Trends in Intelligent Technology, ITHEA, 2009, 31-39

Oleksandr Palagin, Volodymyr Romanov, Krassimir Markov, Vitalii Velychko, Peter Stanchev, Igor Galelyuka, Krassimira Ivanova, Ilia Mitov, Developing of Distributed Virtual Laboratories for Smart Sensor System Design Based on Multi-Dimensional Access Method, International Book Series “Information Science and Computing” No: 8 – Intelligent Processing, ITHEA 2009, 155-161

Ivanova K., Stanchev P., Color Harmonies and Contrasts Search in Art Image Collections, The First International Conference on Advances in Multimedia, IEEE MMEDIA 2009, July 20-25, 2009, Colmar, France, 180-187 – best paper award

F. Fotouhi, W. Grosky, P. Stanchev, The Many Face of Semantics, IEEE Multimedia, April-/June 2009, 2-3

B. Dimitrov, D. Green, P. Stanchev, Warranty and fair pricing for used items in two-dimensional life time, Sixth international conference ”Mathematical methods in reliability. Theory. Methods. Applications”, 22-29 June 2009, Moscow, Russia

K. Ivanova, P. Stanchev, B. Dimitrov, Analysis of the Distributions of Color Characteristics in Art Painting Images, Serdica J. Computing 2 (2008), 111-136, cited by 2

C. Wu, J. Derwent, P. Stanchev, Retinal Radius Estimation and a Vessel Center Line Segmentation Method Based on Ridge Description, J. Sign Process System, 2008

F. Falchi, C. Gennaro, P. Savino, P. Stanchev, “Efficient Video Stream Filtering”, IEEE Multimedia, January – March 2008, 52-61, cited by 6

P. Stanchev, K. Ivanova, “Multimedia Retrieval”, International Scientific-and-Technological Exhibition-Congress “MECHATRONICS AND ROBOTICS (M&R-2007)”, October 2-5, 2007, St. Petersburg, Russia, 46-49

Sandra F. Witelson, Debra L. Kigar, Anton Scamvougeras, David M. Kideckel, Brian Buck, Peter L. Stanchev, Michael Bronskill, Sandra Black, “Corpus Callosum Anatomy in Right-Handed Homosexual and Heterosexual Men”, Archives of Sexual Behaviour, 2008, 37:857-863, cited by 1

P. Stanchev, “Multimedia retrieval – state of the art”, Fifth International conference I.Tech 2007, Varna, June 2007, 11-13

P. Stanchev, “Information research department”, International conference “New trends in Mathematics and Informatics”, Sofia, 6-8 July, 2007

B. Dimitrov, D. Green Jr., P. Stanchev, “Multidimensional Life Time Equivalence”, International Workshop “Distributed computer and communication networks. Theory and applications”, Moscow, Russia, September 10-12, 2007, 26-33

B. Dimitrov, G. Hayrapetyan, and P.Stanchev, Aging and Longevity Control of Biological Systems via Drugs – A Reliability Model, e-journal “Reliability: Theory& Applications” No 2 (Vol.2), 2007, 10-20

Wu, Chang-Hua, Agam Gady , Stanchev, Peter, A General Framework for Vessel Segmentation in Retinal Images, 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation,
June 20-23, 2007, Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Chang-Hua Wu,  Gady Agam, P. Stanchev,  A Hybrid Filtering Approach to Retinal Vessel Segmentation, 2007 IEEE International Symposium On Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, April 12-15, 2007, Metro Washington DC, USA, 604-607

P. Stanchev, Converting a regular learning course into distance course, Education in the information society conference, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 13-14 October 2006, 63-66

P. Stanchev, D. Green Jr., B. Dimitrov, Some Issues in the Art Image Database Systems, Journal of Digital Information Management, Volume 4, Issue 4, December  2006, 227-232, cited by 3

Bill Grosky, Peter Stanchev, Introduction to Multimedia Semantics ’06, Journal of Digital Information Management, Volume 4, Issue 4, December  2006, 206

P. Stanchev, Converting a regular learning course into distance course, keynote speech at Modern e-Learning conference, Varna, Bulgaria, July 2-5, 2006

Dimitrov B., Green D. Jr., Rykov V., Stanchev P.,  On the Fail Share of the Reliability of an Entry between its Components, Maintenance and Reliability, 2 (30), 2006. 44-47.

P. Stanchev, D. Green Jr., B. Dimitrov, Semantic Notation and Retrieval in Art and Architecture Image Collections, Journal of Digital Information Management, Vol. 3, No. 4, December 2005, 218-221, cited by 1

P. Stanchev, D. Green Jr., B. Dimitrov, Semantic Notation and Retrieval in Art and Architecture Image Collections, Third special workshop “Multimedia semantics, Pisa, June 22-24 2005, 45-53

Stanchev P., “Converting a Regular Learning Course into Distance Course”, 17th Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching, West, March 18-19, 2005, Pomona, California.

Dimitrov B., Green D. Jr., Stanchev P., “Age Affecting Control in Biological Systems”, 55th Session of the International Statistical Institute, Sydney, Australia, 2005, 337.

Stanchev P, Green D, Jr, Dimitrov B., “MPEG-7: The multimedia content description interface”, International Journal “Information Theories & Applications”, 2004, Vol. 11, No 2, 120-126., cited by 2

Amato G., Falchi F., Gennaro C., Rabitti F., Savino P , Stanchev P., “Improving Image Similarity Search Effectiveness in a Multimedia Content Management System”,  Tenth International Workshop on Multimedia Information Systems, August 25 – 27, 2004 College Park, MD, 139-146, cited by 8

Stanchev P., “The “Web Technology” Distance course”, Conference on Information Technology in Education, September 18, 2004, Elizabethtown, PA, 31-37.

Agrawal R., Fotouli F., Stanchev P., Dong M., “MPEG-7 Based Image Retrieval on the World Wide Web”, International Journal “Information Theories & Applications”, 2004, Vol. 11, No 2, 112-119.

Stanchev P., Dimitrov B., “WWW-based distance education course “Management Support Systems”, International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies (CCCT 2004), Austin, Texas, August 14-17, 2004, 222-226.

Stanchev P., Amato G., Falchi F., Gennaro C., Rabitti F., Savino P., “Selection of MPEG-7 Image Features for Improving Image Similarity Search on Specific Data Sets”, 7-th IASTED International Conference on Computer Graphics and Imaging, CGIM 2004, Kauai, Hawaii, 2004, 395-400.

Rykov V., Dimitrov B., Green D, Jr., Stanchev P., “Reliability Model for Biological Objects”, International conference “The Model of Durability, Aging and Degradation in Medicine, Biology, and Technique”, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 7-9, 2004, 230-240.

Rykov V., Dimitrov B., Green D, Jr., Stanchev P., “Reliability of Complex Hierarchical Fault Tolerance Systems”, MMR 2004, Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 21-25, 2004, cited by 13

Dimitrov B., Green D, Jr., Rykov V., Stanchev P., “On Statistical Hypothesis Testing via Simulation Method”,  International journal “Information Theories & Applications”, Vol. 10, No 4, 2003, 408-414.

Stanchev P, Green D, Jr, Dimitrov B., “High level color similarity retrieval”, International Journal “Information Theories & Applications”, Vol. 10, No 3,  2003, 283-287, cited by 10

Stanchev P., “Using Image Mining for Image Retrieval”, IASTED International Conference “Computer Science and Technology”, May 19-21, 2003, Cancun, Mexico, 214-218, cited by 14

Hafri Y., Djeraba C., Stanchev P., Bachimont B., “A Web Profiling Approach”, Lecture Notes in CS 2642, 2003, 227-238.

Younes Hafri, Bruno Bachimont, Peter Stanchev, “Extraction of Dynamic user behaviors from Web log”, Lecture Notes in CS 2690, 2003, 584-595

Hafri Y., Djeraba C., Stanchev P., Bachimont B., “A Markovian Approach For Web User Profiling and Clustering”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Web Technologies and Applications, 2637, book chapter, 2004, 191-202, cited by 7

Dinev T., Stanchev P., “Image Data Mining – Conceptual Overview of Implementation and Methodology Challenges”, IADIS International Conference, e-Society 2003, Lisbon, Portugal , 3-6 June 2003.

Stanchev P., Fotouhi F., Siadat M-R., and Soltanian-Zadeh H., Multimedia Mining- “A High Way to Intelligent Multimedia Documents”, book chapter 7- Medical Multimedia and Multimodality Databases, D. Djeraba (Eds) – Kluwer Accademic Publishers, 2002, 139-160.

Dimitrov B., Green Jr. D., Rykov V., Stanchev P., “On Performance Evaluation and Optimization problems in Queues with Resequencing”, Advances in Stochastic Modelling, edt. J. Artalejo, A. Krishnamoorty, Notable Publications, 2002, 55-72.

Barneva R., Brimkov V., Stanchev P., “Multilingual Multimedia Electronic Dictionary for Children”, International Conference Advances in Infrastructure for e-Business, e-Education, e-Science, and e-Medicine on the Internet, L’Aquila, July 29-August 4, 2002.

Stanchev P., Fotouhi F. , “Medical Multimedia and Multimodality Databases System”, 6th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (SCI 2002),  Orlando, USA, July 14 to 18, 2002, 195-199.

Stanchev P., Green D., “Formal Languages for Image Primitives Description”, International Journal Information Theory & Applications, Vol. 9, No 2, 2002, 51-60, cited by 8

Dimitrov B., Rykov V., Stanchev P., “On multi-state reliability systems, Third International conference on Mathematical Methods in Reliability”, MMR 2002, Trondheim, Norway, 201-204.

Stanchev P., Dimitrov B., Rukov V., “Object recognition in the ANIMATION system”, 5th IASTED International Conference “Computer Graphics and Imaging”, CGIM 2002, August 12-14, Kauai, Hawaii, USA, 2002,  27-31, cited by 1

Stanchev P., Green D., “Current State and Research Trend in the Image Database Systems”, Mathematics and Education in Mathematics, Borovez, 2002 66-76.

Stanchev P., Fotouhi F., MEDIMAGE – “A Multimedia Database Management System for Alzheimer’s Disease Patients”, in Chang S., Chen Z., Lee S. (edts.) Recent Advances in Visual Information Systems, Lecture Notes in CS 2314, 2002, 187-193.

Stanchev P., “ANIMATION – System for Animation Scene and Content Creation, Retrieving and Viewing”, SPIE, Vol 4672, 2002, 86-94.

Stanchev P., Grosky W., Geske J.,“FrSq:  A Binary Image Coding Method”, 1st IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, December 28-30, 2001, Cairo, Egypt, 338-342.

Stanchev P., “Content-Based Image Retrieval Systems”, CompSysTech’2001, June 21-22, 2001, Sofia, Bulgaria., P1: 1-6, cited by 11

Stanchev P., “Distance Education Courses”, International Journal “Information Theories and Applications”, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2001, 41-46, cited by 2

Stanchev P., “WWW-based distance education course methodology”, Lilly Conference on College Teaching, MI, Sept. 2001.

Grosky W., Stanchev P., “Object-Oriented Image Database Model”, 16th International Conference on Computers and Their Applications (CATA), March 28-30, 2001, Seattle, Washington, 94-97.

Stanchev P., “WWW-based distance education course methodology. Distance education courses: “Business on the Internet”, “Management Support Systems”, “Relational Database Management Systems”, Teaching and Learning with New Technologies Conference, WSU, March 8, 2001, 54-58.

Grosky W., Stanchev P., “An Image Data Model”, in Advances in Visual Information Systems, R. Laurini (edt.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Advances in Visual Information Systems, 1929, book chapter, 2000, 14-25, citated by 17

Black S., Moffat S., Yu D., Stanchev P., Bronskill, M., “Callosal Atrophy Correlates with Temporal Lobe Volume and Mental Status in Alzheimer’s Disease”, Can J. Neurol. Sci, 27, 2000, 204-209, cited by 17

Stanchev P., “General Image Database Model”, Informatologia, Vol 32, 1999, No. 3-4, 137-273.

Stanchev P., “Object – Oriented Image Model”, Technology of Object-Oriented Languages and Systems TOOLS Eastern Europe’99, June 2-4, 1999, 98-109, cited by 1

Stanchev P., “General Image Database Model”, in Visual Information and Information systems, Huijsmans, D. Smeulders A., (etd.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1614, 1999, 29-36, cited by 15

Stanchev P., Ivanov I, “Exploring with Logo: Use of Colours, Drawing Tools and Predefined Figures by Children”, Eurologo 99, Sofia 22-25 August 1999, 327-333.

Stanchev P., “General Image Retrieval Model”, Mathematics and Education in mathematics, Pleven, Bulgaria 1998, 63-71.

Kidron D., Black S., Stanchev P., Buck B., Szalai J., Parker J., Szekely C., Bronskill, M., “Quantitative MR Volumetry in Alheimer’s Disease: Topographical Markers and the Effects of Sex and Education”, Neurology, Dec. 1997, 1504-1512., cited by 29 Stanchev P., “Method for Choosing the Image Content Attributes in Image Database System”, 21 ITP, Plovdiv, 1996, 56-63.

Graham S., Stanchev P., Bronskill M., ”Criteria for Analysis of Multicomponent Tissue T2 Relaxation Data”, MRM, No 35, 1996, 370-378, cited by 23

Graham S., Stanchev P., Lloyd-Smith J., Bronskill M., Plewes D., “Changes in Dibroglandular Volume and Water Content of Breast Tissue During the Menstrual Cycle Observed by MR Imaging at 1.5 T”, JMRI No. 5, 1995, 695-701, cited by 18

Stanchev P., “SOFIA: An Image Database with Image Retrieval by Image Content”, International Conference Information and Communication Technologies and Programming, Plovdiv, 1995, 108-115.

Stanchev P., “An Interactive Environment for Image Analysis and Manipulation”, International Journal on Information Theories & Applications, Vol 3, No 6, 1995, 18-25, cited by 1

Yu D., Black S., Parker Y., Buck B., Kidron D., Stanchev P., Bronskill M., “Regional Corpus Callosum Atrophy Indexes Regional Cortical Degeneration and Mental Status Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease”, Neurology 45, 1995 (Suppl 4, A319.

Wood M., Shivji M., Stanchev P., “Planar-Motion Correction Using K-Space Data Acquired by Fourier MR Imaging”, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Vol. 5, 1994, 57-64, cited by 36

Stanchev, P. L. “Medical Image Conversion”, National Conference – Computer Science’94, Sofia, Bulgaria 1994, 196‑203.

Kidron D., Black S., Stanchev P., Buck B., Bronskill M., “Volumetric Brain-Behaviour Correlations in Alzheimer’s Disease”, Le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques, 21 (2), May 1994, S19.

Black S., Kidron D., Stanchev P., Cheung G., Buck B., Bronskill M., Foster J., “Quantitative Volumerty in Alzheimer’s Disease: Brain-Behaviour Correlations and the Effect of Education”, Neurology 44 (suppl 2), April 1994 A134.

Wood M., Stanchev P., Shivji M., “Correction for Planar Rigid-Body Movements during MRI”, JMRI 1994, 4(P): 62.

Stanchev P., Bronskill M., Black S., Kidron D., Buck B., Cheung G., “Semiautomatic Method to Separate Sulcal and Ventricular CSF Compartments in Alzheimer’s Decease: Clinical Correlations”, Proceedings of the Society of Magnetic Resonance, Second Meeting, August 1994, 804.

Graham S., Stanchev P., Bronskill M., Plewes D., “Variations in the MR Characteristics of Breast Tissue during the Menstrual Cycle”, Proceedings of the Society of Magnetic Resonance, Second Meeting, August 1994, 1467.

Graham S., Stanchev P., Bronskill M., “Feasibility of Multicomponent T2 Relaxation Analysis using Data Measured on Clinical MR Scanners”, Proceedings of the Society of Magnetic Resonance, Second Meeting, August 1994, 848.

Wood M., Shivji M., Stanchev P., “Planar-Motion Correction Using K-Space Data Acquired by Fourier MR Imaging”, Proceedings of the Society of Magnetic Resonance, Second Meeting, August 1994, 841.

Foster J., Black S., Stanchev P., Buck B., Moscovich M., Winocur G., Bronskill M., “Regional Brain – Behaviour Correlations Using Magnetic Resonance Volumetric Measures in Alzheimer’s Disease”, Annals of Neurology 1993, No. 34, 293.

Stanchev P., Shivji M., Wood M., “Correction for Planar Rotational Movements of Patients during MRI”, Twelfth Annual Scientific Meeting, Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, New York, NY, August 14-20, 1993, 713.

Bronskill M., Stanchev P., Black S., Foster J., Buck B., “Regional Brain-Behaviour Correlations with MR Volumetric Measures in Alzheimer’s Disease”, Twelfth Annual Scientific Meeting, Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, New York, NY, August 14-20, 1993, 1438.

Rubenstein J., Kim J, Protzner I., Stanchev P., Henkelman R.M., “Effects of Collagen on MR Imaging Characteristics of Borine Articular Cartilage”, Radiology, No. 188,  1993, 219-226,  cited by 104

Stanchev P., Foster J., Bronskill M., Black D., Cheung G., “Correlations of Brain Structures and Behaviour in Alzheimer’s Disease using MR Image Segmentation”, GE Research Workstation SUN Users’ Meeting, Palo Alto, California, Sep. 14, 15, 1992.

Stanchev P., Smeulders A., Groen F., “An Approach to Image Indexing of Documents”, Visual Database Systems, II, IFIP Transaction, A-7, E.Knuth and L.Wegner  (eds.), North-Holland 1992, 63-78, cited by 32

Stanchev P., Smeulders A., Groen F., “Retrieval from a Geographical Information System”, Computing Science in the Netherlands, Stichting Mathematisch Centrum, Amsterdam 1991, 528- 539.

Stanchev P., Vutov V., “A Model – Based Technique with a New Indexing Mechanism for Industrial Object Recognition” 9-th 1990 IEEE/CHMT International Electronics Manufacturing Technology Symposium, Washington DC, USA, October 1‑3, 1990, 56-60, cited by 2

Stanchev P., Vutov V., “GAL: An Economic Geography Maps Database System. Functional Description”, Research in Informatics, Vol. 3, Akademie-Verlag, Berlin, 1990, 197-206.

Stanchev P., Sabev V., “CNLS ‑ Computer Network Lecturing System”, ” Multi‑User Interfaces and Applications”, S.Gibbs and A.Verrijn-Stuart (eds.), North-Holland 1990, 323-333, cited by 2

Stanchev P., Vutov V.,”Instrumentos Computadoorizados para la Codification, Almacenamiento, Reconocimiento y Recuperacion de Imagenes”, 45th Conference and Congress “Information, a Resource for Development”, Sept 13-22, 1990 Havana, Cuba, 54-56.

Rabitti F., Stanchev P., “GRIM_DBMS ‑ a GRaphical IMage DataBase System”, in “Visual Database Systems”, T. Kunii (edt.) North-Holland 1989, 415‑430, cited by 46

Stanchev P., Rabitti F., “Image DataBase Management System. Applied Theories, Tools and Decisions”, Mathematical Research, Vol. 55, Academe Verlag, Berlin 1989, 208‑214.

Rabitti F., Stanchev P., “An Image Database Management System.  Functional Description”, in “Artificial Intelligence and Information‑Control Systems of Robots ‑ 89″,  I. Plander (edt.), North‑Holland 1989, 383‑396.

Stanchev P., “Graphical Image Retrieval in Multimedia Document Systems”, Proc. of the 17-th Conference of the Union of Bulgarian Math., Sl. Briag, Bulgaria, 1888, 112-120.

Stanchev P., “Medical Knowledge Acquisition for Expert Consultation System”, book chapter in  Medical Expert Systems, Chytel M., Engelbrecht R. (eds.), Sigma press, London 1988, 153‑163, cited by 2

Stanchev P., “I Program at the Age of Nine”, Narodna Prosveta Publishing Company, in Bulgarian language, Sofia 1987.

Barnev P., Stanchev P., Fuzzy sets, Narodna Prosveta Publishing Company, in Bulgarian language, Sofia 1987.

Rabitti F., Stanchev P., “Graphical Image Retrieval from Large Image Databases”, Proc. Annual Conf. of the Italian Computer Society (AICA), Trento, Italy 1987, 69‑89.

Rabitti F., Stanchev P., “An Approach to Image Retrieval from Large Image Databases”, Proc. 10‑th Annual Intern. ACMSIGIR Conf. on Research & Development in Information Retrieval, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 1987, 284‑295., cited by 5

Rabitti F., Stanchev P., “What Can We Do with Images in a Multimedia Document Filing System”, Proc. Annual Conf. of the Italian Computer Society (AICA), Rome 1984, 439‑461, cited by 2

Stanchev P., Vutov V., Grigorov A., Stancheva E.,  “MOTHER – An Expert System in Obstetrics and Gynaecology”, in “Knowledge, Information and Medical Education”, J. van Bemmel and J. Zvarova (eds.), North-Holland 1991, 406-413.

Conti P., Rabitti F., Savino P., Stanchev P.,  “Managing Uncertainty in a Multimedia Document System”, Proc. of Conference on Intelligent Management Systems, Varna, Bulgaria, 26 Sep.‑ 2 Oct. 1989, 177‑186, cited by 1

Stanchev P.,  “One Aspect of Building Medical Expert Consultation Systems”, in  “Computer Aided Medical Decision Making System”, Van Bemmel J., Gremy F., Zvarova J. (eds.), North‑Holland, Amsterdam 1985, 74‑80.

Stanchev P., Stancheva E., Kaloianov K.,  “A Decision Information System”, Proc. 13‑th Conf. of the Union of Bulgarian Math., Sl. Briag, Bulgaria 1984, 431‑439.

Stanchev P., Stancheva E.,  “Fuzzy Theory Approaches to Medical Diagnosis Problems”, Proc. 12‑th  Conf. of the Union of Bulgarian Math., Sl. Briag, Bulgaria 1983, 239‑347, cited by 1

Stanchev P., Stancheva E.,  “A Medical Diagnosis Program System”, Proc. 11‑th Conf. of the Union of Bulgarian Math., Sl. Briag, Bulgaria 1982, 423‑430.

Barnev P., Dimitrov V., Stanchev P.,  “Fuzzy System Approach to Decision Making Based on Public Opinion Investigation through Questionnaires”, Proc. IFAC Symp. of Stochastic Control, Budapest 1974, 637‑642.

 

Contact Information

Email: pstanche@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7927

Office: 2-300E AB

Jaerock Kwon

Research Interests

Computation Neuroscience

Robotic Microscopes

Automated Microscrope Systems

Intelligent Systems

Artificial Intelligence

Neural Networks

Mobile Robotics

Autonomous Navigation and Localization

Mobile Applications

Wearable Systems

loT

Wireless Sensors

 

Education

B.S. Communications Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea 1992

M.S. Communications Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea 1994

Ph.D. Computer Engineering, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX 2009

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2010-present

Visiting Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2009-2010

Senior Software Engineer, Qualcomm Korea,  , South Korea, 2002-2004

Senior Software Engineer, SK Teletech, Seoul, South Korea, 2000-2002

Research Engineer, LG Electronics,  , South Korea, 1994-1999

 

Research Activities

NSF-MRI (Major Research Instrument) Development of High-Throughput and High-Resolution Three-Dimensional Tissue Scanner with Internet-Connected 3D Virtual Microscope for Large-Scale Automated Histology (Award No. ECCS-1337983, PI: Kwon) Sep 1, 2013 – Aug 31, 2016.

Electrified Motorcycle for US College Students, 2013

A development of LED system lighting engine module with compact sized data communication modules and driver IC/Processor control parts based on multi-sensor (supported by the MKE/Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Korea supervised by the KEIT/Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology; Subcontract, 2012-2015)

Data information display method of data broadcasting receiver and apparatus thereof , US Patent No: 7100117, August 29, 2006

 

Selected Publications

Matthew Clark, Jaerock Kwon, Girma Tewolde, Health Monitoring Device for the Elderly, The Fifth International Conference on Sensor Device Technologies and Applications, SENSORDEVICES 2014

Jaewook Yoo, Jaerock Kwon, and Yoonsuck Choe, Predictable Internal Brain Dynamics in EEG and Its Relation to Conscious States, Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 2014

Young Seek Cho, Jaerock Kwon, Seyeong Choi, and Dae-Hee Park, Development of Smart LED Lighting System Using Multi–Sensor Module and Bluetooth Low Energy Technology, IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communications and Networking (SECON), 2014

Jongil Lim, SeokJu Lee, Girma Tewolde, and Jaerock Kwon, Ultrasonic-Sensor Deployment Strategies and Use of Smartphone Sensors for Mobile Robot Navigation in Indoor Environment, 2014 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on ELECTRO/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

SeokJu Lee, Jongil Lim, Jaerock Kwon, and Girma Tewolde, Autonomous Tour Guide Robot by using QR code Recognition in Indoor Environment, 2014 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on ELECTRO/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Girma Tewolde and Jaerock Kwon, Robots and Smartphones for Attracting Students to Engineering Education, 2014 Zone 1 Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2014.

SeokJu Lee, Girma Tewolde, and Jaerock Kwon, Design and Implementation of Vehicle Tracking System Using GPS/GSM/GPRS Technology and Smartphone Application, IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things WF-IoT 2014.

Jaerock Kwon, Enhanced Image Processing Pipeline and Parallel Generation Of Multiscale Tiles for Web-Based 3D Rendering of Whole Mouse Brain Vascular Networks, International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM) 2014.

Yoonsuck Choe, Jaerock Kwon, David Mayerich, and Louise C. Abbott. Connectome, mouse. In Dieter Jaeger and Ranu Jung, editors, Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience. Springer, Berlin, 1st edition, 2014. In press.

Young Seek Cho, Jaerock Kwon, and Hwan-Yong Kim, Design and Implementation of LED Dimming System with Intelligent Sensor Module, Journal of information and communication convergence engineering, Vol 11 (4), 2013.

Yoonsuck Choe, Jaerock Kwon andJi Ryang Chung, Time, Consciousness, and Mind Uploading, International Journal of Machine Consciousness (IJMC), 2012.

Y.C. Kim, W.S Yang, J. Kwon, Y.S. Choe, S. Choi and D.H. Park, Development of LED Lighting System using Bluetooth Wireless Communication, The Korean Institute of Electrical and Electronic Material Engineers General Meeting & Annual Autumn Conference, 2012.

Ji Ryang Chung, Jaerock Kwon, Timothy A. Mann, and Yoonsuck Choe. Evolution of time in neural networks: From the present to the past, and forward to the future. In A. Ravishankar Rao and Guillermo A. Cecchi, editors, The Relevance of the Time Domain to Neural Network Models. Springer, Berlin, 2011. In press.

David Mayerich, Jaerock Kwon, Chul Sung, Louise Abbott, John Keyser, and Yoonsuck Choe, Fast macro-scale transmission imaging of microvascular networks using KESM, Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 2, Issue 10, pp. 2888-2896 (2011)

Yoonsuck Choe, David Mayerich, Jaerock Kwon, Daniel Miller, Ji Ryang Chung, Chul Sung, John Keyser, and Louise Abbott , Knife-Edge Scanning Microscopy for Connectomics Research, IJCNN 2011 – International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, San Jose, California, 2011 (In press).

Yoonsuck Choe, David Mayerich, Jaerock Kwon, Daniel E. Miller, Chul Sung, Ji Ryang Chung, Todd Huffman, John Keyser, and Louise C. Abbott. Specimen Preparation, Imaging, and Analysis Protocols for Knife-Edge Scanning Microscopy. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 2011. In press.

J. R. Chung, C. Sung, D. Mayerich, J. Kwon, D. E. Miller, T. Huffman, L. C. Abbott, J. Keyser, and Y. Choe. Multiscale exploration of mouse brain microstructures using the knife-edge scanning microscope brain atlas. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 2011.

G. Tewolde and J. Kwon, Efficient WiFi-based Indoor Localization using Particle Swarm Optimization, International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, Chongqing, China, 2011.

Kwon, J., David, M., and Choe, Y., Automated Cropping and Enhanced Noise Removal for Knife-Edge Scanning Microscopy, IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging. Chicago, Illinois, 2011.

David, M., Kwon, J., Panchal A., Keyser, J., and Choe, Y., Fast Cell Detection in High-throughput Imagery Using GPU-Accelerated machine Learning, IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging. Chicago, Illinois, 2011.

Jaerock Kwon and Yoonsuck Choe. Predictive internal neural dynamics for delay compensation. In Second World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing(NaBIC2010), 2010.

Kwon, J. and Choe, Y., Facilitating Neural Dynamics for Delay Compensation: A Road to Predictive Neural Dynamics?, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, April 2009

Chung, J., Kwon, J., and Choe, Y., Evolution of Recollection and Prediction in Neural Networks., International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 2009

Y. Choe, L.C. Abbott, D. Han, P. Huang, J. Keyser, J. Kwon, D. Mayerich, Z. Melek, B.H. McCormick, Knife-Edge Scanning Microscopy: High-throughput Imaging and Analysis of Massive Volumes of Biological Microstructures, In R. Rao and G. Cecchi, editors, High-throughput Image Reconstruction and Analysis: Intelligent Microscopy Applications, Series on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Imaging, Artech House Publishers, 2008.

Kwon, J., and Choe, Y., Internal State Predictability as an Evolutionary Precursor of Self-Awareness and Agency. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Development and Learning, pages 109-114. IEEE, 2008

David, M., Kwon, J., Choe, Y., and Keyser, J., Constructing High-Resolution Microvascular Models., 3rd International Workshop on Microscopic Image Analysis with Applications in Biology, 2008

Kwon, J. and David, M., Lateral Sectioning for Knife Edge Scanning Microscopy., IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging., Paris, France, 2008

Kwon, J. and Choe, Y., Enhanced Facilitatory Neuronal Dynamics for Delay Compensation., In Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks., Piscataway, NJ, 2007. IEEE Press. (Awardee of travel grants for IEEE IJCNN 2007 conference)

Kwon, J., Kang, S., Kim, Y., Woo, Y., Kim, H., and Choi, B., The Design and Implementation of Korean Generator Using Feature Structure., In Proceedings of the Institute of Electronics Engineers of Korea., , Vol. 16, 2. p979-983, November 1993

 

Contact Information

Email: jkwon@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9500 ext. 5917

Office: 2-703K AB

Ali Zand

Education

B.S. Chemistry, Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, MI 1989

M.S. Medicinal Organic Chemistry, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 1992

Ph.D. Organic Photochemistry, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI 1996

 

Experience

Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2007-present

Associate Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2002-2007

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 1997-2002

Visiting Research Scholar & Adjunct Lecturer, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, 1997-present

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, 1996-1997

Graduate Assistant, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, 1991-1996

 

Selected Publications

Farhat, S.; Gilliam, M.; Rabago-Smith, M.; Baran, C.; Walter, N.; Zand, A. Polymer Coatings for Biomedical Applications Using Low Temperature, Atmospheric Pressure Plasma. Surf. Coat. Tech. 2013, in press.

Gilliam, M.; Farhat, S.; Zand, A.; Stubbs, B.; Magyar, M.; Garner, G. Atmospheric Plasma Surface Modification of PMMA and PP Micro-Particles. Plasma Process. Polym. (under review).

Das, S.; Kolavennu, P; Hedrick, J.; Beholz, L.; Berry, J; Zand, A. Synthesis and Characterization of Composite Membrane for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell. J. Fuel Cell Sci. Tech. 2009, 6(1), 011021-1 – 011021-6.

Zand, A.; Walters, N.; Bahu, N.; Ketterer, S.; Sanders, M.; Sikorski, Y.; Cunningham, R.; Beholz, L. Preparation of Hydroxylated Polyethylene Surfaces. J. Biomat. Sci-Polym. E. 2008, 19(4), 467- 477.

Beholz, L. G.; Aronson, C.; Zand, A.R. Adhesion Modification of Polyolefin Surfaces with Sodium Hypochlorite in Acidic Media. Polymer. 2005, 46(13), 4604-4613.

Li, H.; Zand, A.; Sikorski, Y.; Markicevic, B.; Meyers, J.; Rincon, C.; Bowden, E.; Bethel, T.; Sanders, M.; Navaz, H.; Rabago-Smith, M. Simple and Effective Method to Measure the Diffusion Coefficient of Organic Vapors in Porous Media. Anal. Method. Instrum. 2011, 3, 2809-2814.

Markicevic, B.; Hoff, C.; Li, H.; Zand, A.; Navaz, H. Capillary Force Driven Primary and Secondary Unidirectional Flow of Wetting Liquid into Porous Medium. Int. J. Multiphas. Flow. 2012, 39, 193-204.

Markicevic, B.; Li, H.; Sikorski, Y.; Zand, A.; Sanders, M.; Navaz, H. Infiltration Time and Imprint Shape of a Sessile Droplet Imbibing Porous Medium. J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 2009, 336, 698-706.

Navaz, H. K.; Markicevic, B.; Zand, A.; Sikorski, Y.; Chan, E.; Sanders, M.; D’Onofrio, T. Sessile Droplet Spread into Porous Substrates – Determination of Capillary Pressure Using a Continuum Approach. J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 2008, 325, 440-446.

Zand, A.; Sikorski, Y.; Sanders, M.; Navaz, H. A Simple Laboratory Experiment for the Measurement of Single Phase Permeability. J. Phys. Natur. Sci. 2007, 1(2), 1-10.

 

Contact Information

Email: azand@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7971

Office: 3-219 MC

Gianfranco DiGiuseppe

Research Interests

Fuel Cells / SOFC / Energy Systems

Li-ion Batteries

CFD/Modeling/Heat Transfer

Thin Film Deposition Technologies

Electrochemical Characterization

Impedance Spectroscopy

Materials / Ceramics

 

Education

B.A. Chemistry & Biology, Dominican University, River Forest, IL 1994

M.S. Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 1997

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 2000

 

Experience

Associate Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2010-present

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2005-2010

Adjunct Professor, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2003-2005

Principal Engineer, Siemens Power Generation, Pittsburgh, PA, 2000-2005

Research Assistant, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, 1995-2000

Research Assistant, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, 1994-1995

 

Research Activities

Entrepreneurial Modules for Engineers, Kern Family Foundation, Waukesha, WI, 2010-present

SOFC Testing, Delphi Corporation, Fenton, MI, 2006-present

SOFC Modeling, Pittsburgh Electric Engine Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, 2006-2010

 

Selected Publications

G. DiGiuseppe and L. Sun, “Long-term SOFCs Button Cell Testing,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 11, 021007 (2014).

G. DiGiuseppe, N. K. Honnagondanahalli, O. Taylor, and J. Dederer, “Modeling Studies of Tubular SOFCs for Transportation Markets,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 10, 021009 (2013).

G. DiGiuseppe, “Surface-to-Surface Radiation Exchange Effects in a 3D SOFC Stack Unit Cell,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 9, 061007-1 (2012).

G. DiGiuseppe, “Seal Leakage Effects on the Electrical Performance of an SOFC Button Cell,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 9, 061006-1 (2012).

G. DiGiuseppe and L. Sun, “On the Identification of Impedance Spectroscopy Processes of an SOFC under Different Hydrogen Concentrations,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 9, 051004 (2012).

G. DiGiuseppe, Y. J. Gowda, and N. K. Honnagondanahalli, “A 2D Modeling Study of a Planar SOFC Using Actual Cell Testing Geometry and Operating Conditions,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 9, 011016 (2012).

G. DiGiuseppe and L. Sun, “Electrochemical Performance of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell with an LSCF Cathode under Different Oxygen Concentrations,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36, 5076 (2011).

R. Stanley and G. DiGiuseppe, “An Efficient Way to Increase the Engineering Student’s Fundamental Understanding of Thermodynamics by Utilizing Interactive Web Based Animation Software”, ASEE Computers in Education Journal, 20, No. 3, Jul-Oct, 2010.

G. DiGiuseppe and L. Sun, “Electrochemical Characterization and Mechanisms of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells by Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy under Different Applied Voltages,” Proceedings of FuelCell2010, Eight International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, ASME Paper no. 2010-3349, Brooklyn, NY (2010).

G. DiGiuseppe, “An Electrochemical Model of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Using Experimental Data for Validation of Material Properties,” Proceedings of FuelCell2010, Eight International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, ASME Paper no. 2010-3348, Brooklyn, NY (2010).

G. DiGiuseppe and L. Sun, “Semi-Empirical Equations to Estimate SOFC Lifetime,” Solid Oxide Fuel Cells XI, K. Eguchi, S. C. Singhal, H. Yokokawa, and J. Mizusaki, Editors, The Electrochemical Society Transactions, Vol. 25, No. 2, p. 801, Pennington, NJ (2009).

R. Draper and G. DiGiuseppe, “High Power Density Solid Oxide Fuel Cells for Auxiliary Power Unit Applications,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 5, 035001 (2008).

G. DiGiuseppe and R. Draper, “Optimal Design of Current Take Off Bus Bars for Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cells,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 5, 021013 (2008).

G. DiGiuseppe and G. M. Licon, “A Modeling Study of the Effect of Cathode Delamination on SOFC Performance,” Proceedings of FuelCell2008, Sixth International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, ASME Paper no. 65030, Denver, CO (2008).

G. DiGiuseppe, “The Electrical Performance of a 5-Cell Planar SOFC Stack,” Solid Oxide Fuel Cells X, K. Eguchi, S. C. Singhal, H. Yokokawa, and J. Mizusaki, Editors, The Electrochemical Society Transactions, Vol. 7, No. 1, p. 205, Pennington, NJ (2007).

A. Iyengar, G. DiGiuseppe, N. Desai, S. Vora, and L. Shockling, “Computational Modeling of Thermal and Electrical Fields of a High Power Density Solid Oxide Fuel Cell,” Proceedings of FuelCell2006:  4th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, ASME Paper no. 97053, Irvine, CA (2006).

G. DiGiuseppe, “High Power Density Cell Development at Siemens Westinghouse,” Solid Oxide Fuel Cells IX, S. C. Singhal and J. Mizusaki, Editors, The Electrochemical Society Proceedings Series, p. 322, Pennington, NJ (2005).

S. Gopalan and G. DiGiuseppe, “Fuel Sensitivity in Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cells,” Journal of Power Sources, 125, 183 (2004).

 

Contact Information

Email: gdigiuse@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9666

Office: 2-117 MC

Mehrdad Zadeh

Research Interests

Haptics

Human Factors

Human Machine Interaction

Medical Robotics

 

Education

B.S. Computer Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran 1992

M.S. Electrical & Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada 2004

Ph.D. Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada 2009

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2009-present

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, 2009

Sessional Control Lab Instructor, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2008

Teaching & Research Assistant, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2004-2008

Application Developer, Real Contact Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2003

Teaching & Research Assistant,  Concordia University, Montreal, Canada,  2002-2004

Computer Engineer, Azar Refractory Co., Isfahan, Iran, 1996-2001

Application Developer, May 1995-July1996, Fars Nasr Co., Shiraz, Fars, Iran

 

Research Activities

NSF Award with four faculty, $114,039, “MRI: Acquisition of a Motion Capture System to Facilitate Multidisciplinary Research Efforts and Enhance Undergraduate Research Training”, 2013

MSK Devices Contract, $81,000, “Conducting feasibility study on the design and development of a medical device that encircle a given vessel, duct, or tissue in laparoscopic surgery”, 2012

McLaren Foundation Grant, $25,500, “Improving robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery (RMIS) by providing haptic feedback on pulling and stretching sutures”, 2011

National Instrument Gift, ~$21,000, “Development of a Haptic-Enabled Mobile Robotic Platform and Investigate the effects of Haptics on User Perception and Performance”, 2010

Kettering Faculty Research Fellowship, $6000, “Haptic Display of Interactions in Collaborative Tele-Mentoring Virtual Surgical Training in the Presence of Network Latency”, 2013

 

Selected Publications

Safavi A., Huynh L., Rahmat-Khah H., Zahedi E., and Zadeh,M.H., A Novel MPC Approach to Optimize Force Feedback for Human Robot Shared Control, 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 20015), accepted for oral presentation in Hamburg, Germany, September 28 – October 02, 2015.

Safavi A., Huynh L., Rahmat-Khah H., Zahedi E., and Zadeh, M.H., Model-based Haptic Guidance in Surgical Skill Improvement, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC 20015), accepted for oral presentation in Hong Kong, Oct. 9-12, 2015.

Potocny J., McNulty S., Maiga K., and Zadeh M.H., On the Incorporation of Haptic Effects in Security Authentication, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC 20015), accepted for poster presentation in Hong Kong, Oct. 9-12, 2015.

Rahmat‐Khah H., Zahedi E., and Zadeh M.H., “Gesture‐based Variable Haptic Guidance for Human‐Robot Interaction,” Presented in Compliant and Versatile Robot Control in Human Environments: Bridging the Gap between Learning and Control, International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2015), Seattle, Washington, May 30, 2015.

Rahmat‐Khah H., Zahedi E., Safavi A., Kia M., Dargahi J. and Zadeh M.H., “Adaptive Gesture‐based Haptic Guidance for Skill Improvement,” Presented at Work‐in‐Progress Poster session in IEEE World Haptics Conference, Evanston, IL, June 23, 2015.

Rahmat‐Khah H., Zahedi E., Huynh L., Kia M. and Zadeh M.H., “A Gesture‐based Adaptive Haptic Guidance Control for Laparoscopic Simulators,” 17th Annual MSU FAME, Flint, MI, May 2015.

Safavi A., Huynh L., Kia M. and Zadeh M.H., “Learning of Surgical Skills in Multimodal Virtual Environments by Providing Haptic Guidance,” 17th Annual MSU FAME, Flint, MI, May 2015.Yousefian R., Kia M.A., and Zadeh M.H., LigLAP: Encirclement and Ligation of Vessels in Laparoscopic Surgery: A Double-Layer Suture Sealing Approach.  2015 Apr 26. pii: 1553350615579728. [Epub ahead of print].

Yousefian R., Kia M.A., and Zadeh M.H., Sensorless resistive-based control of shape memory alloy actuators in locking mechanism. Published online before print April 17, 2014, doi: 10.1177/1045389X14529031. Accepted for publication in Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures (In press: ID JIM-13-283.R1, 2014).

Ehrampoosh S., Dave M., Kia M.A., Rablau C. and Zadeh M.H., Providing Haptic Feedback in Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery: A Direct Optical Force Sensing Solution for Haptic Rendering of Deformable Bodies. Computer Aided Surgery Journal, 18, no. 5-6 (2013):129-141.

Samra R., Zadeh M.H., and Wang D., Design of a Tactile Instrument to Measure Human Roughness Perception in a Virtual Environment, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol.60, no.11, pp.3582,3591, Nov. 2011.

Zadeh M.H., Wang D. and Kubica E., The effect of Sub-threshold Forces on Human Performance in Multi-Modal Computer-Aided Design. Computer-Aided Design journal, 42(5):471-477, 2010.

Zadeh M.H., Wang D. and Kubica E., Perception-Based Lossy Haptic Compression Considerations for Velocity-Based Interactions. ACM Springer Multimedia Systems Journal, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 275–282, Jan. 2008.

Yousefian R., Kia M.A., and Zadeh M.H., On the Design of Shape Memory Alloy Locking Mechanism: A Novel Solution for Laparoscopic Ligation Process. International Conference on Biophysical and Biomedical Engineering, WASET, V-78, pp. 1439–1442, June 2013.

July L., Cana E., and Zadeh M.H., On the Identification of Musical Notes via Multimodal Interaction, Human-Computer Interaction, Vol. 1: 46-50, May 2011, Washington, DC.

Zhang S., Simkani M., Zadeh M.H., Automatic Vehicle Parallel Parking Design using Fifth Degree Polynomial Path Planning, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall), pp.1-4, 5-8 Sept. 2011.

Jezewski J., Latuszek K., and Zadeh M.H., Teaching a Special Education Student to Count Money with a Haptic Device, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI 2011), Vol. 1: 35-39, May 16–18, 2011, Washington, DC, USA.

Cermak A., Holmen J., Zadeh M.H., and Dargahi J., Virtual-Reality Rehabilitation Utilizing a Haptic-Enabled Hand Function Test, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI 2011), Volume 1: 31-34, May 16 – 18, 2011, Washington, DC, USA.

Atieh A., Kalantari M., Ahmadi R., Dargahi J., Packirisamy M., and Zadeh M.H., FEM Analysis of the Interaction Between a Piezoresistive Tactile Sensor and Biological Tissues, World Acad Sci Eng Tech 78:106–111, July 2011.

Kalantari M., Shen J., Dargahi J.,  Kovecses J., and Zadeh M.H., Localization of Annulus with a Tactile Sensor, Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC), 2011 IEEE 37th Annual Northeast, pp.1,2, 1-3 Apr. 2011.

Racine D.,  Cramer N., and Zadeh M.H., Active Blind Spot Crash Avoidance System: A Haptic Solution to Blind Spot Collisions, the proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games, Volume 1: 140-144, 16-17 Oct. 2010.

Holmen J. and Zadeh M.H., Effects of Varying Haptic Feedback on Driver Distraction During Vehicular Window Adjustments, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI 2010), Vol. 1: 88-91, Nov. 11-12, 2010, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Schenck K. and Zadeh M.H., Haptic Enhanced Tutorials: Using Haptic Cues to Increase Visual Attention, the proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games, Volume 1: 79-82, 16-17 Oct. 2010.

Racine D., Holmen J., Zadeh M.H., and Thompson M., Improving Vehicular Window Control with Haptic and Visual Feedback, EuroHaptics (1) 2010: 379-384.

Samra R., Wang D., and Zadeh M.H., On Texture Perception in a Haptic-Enabled Virtual Environment, the proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games, Volume 1: 57-61, 16-17 Oct. 2010.

Samra R., Wang D., and Zadeh M.H., Design and Evaluation of a Haptic Tactile Actuator to Simulate Rough Textures, Virtual Reality Conference (VR), 2010 IEEE , pp.301-302, 20-24 March 2010.

Fisackerly S. and Zadeh M.H., Haptic-Enabled Virtual Handwriting: Multimodal Handwriting Instructions for Young Students, the proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games, Volume 1: 134-139, 16-17 Oct. 2010.

Zadeh M.H., Wang D., Kubica E. and Hovis J., Adaptation to Force in the Haptic Rendering of Virtual Environments. Proceedings of Eurohaptics 2008, LNCS 5024, Springer-Verlag, pp. 349–354, 2008, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008.

Zadeh M.H., Wang D., Kubica E., Active Manipulation of Users in Haptic-Enabled Virtual Environments. ICST International Conference on Ambient Media and Systems, 2008, Volume 1:121-129, 11-14 Feb. 2008.

Zadeh M.H., Wang D. and Kubica E., Human Factors for Designing a Haptic Interface for Interaction with a Virtual Environment. IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and their Applications. vol. 1:21-26, 13-14 Oct. 2007.

Zadeh M.H. and Kubica E., Modelling Haptic Devices using a Rule-Based Expert System, IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and their Applications, 2005, vol. 1:82-87, 1-2 Oct. 2005.

Zadeh M.H. and Khorasani K., Control Strategies for a Haptic Device Interfacing with Virtual Environment, IEEE Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics, 2004 IEEE Conference on , Volume 1, 2004, Page(s):181 – 185.

Zadeh M.H. and Khorasani K., Design of a Haptic Display for Interacting and Sliding on Deformable Objects, IEEE Conference on Cybernetics and Intelligent systems, 2004 IEEE Conference on Volume 1, 2004, Page(s):164 – 169.

Mehrdad Hosseini Zadeh, David Wang and Eric Kubica (2010). Factors Affecting the Perception-Based Compression of Haptic Data, Advances in Haptics, Mehrdad Hosseini Zadeh (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-093-3, INTECH,  Available from: http://sciyo.com/articles/show/title/factors-affecting-the-perception-based-compression-of-haptic-data

Ehrampoosh S., Yousefian R, Dave M., Rablau C., Kia M.A. and Zadeh M.H, Haptic-Enabled Robot-Assisted Surgery using Optical Force Sensor. 14th  MSU/FAME Community Research Forum, MI, USA, May 2012.

Lee George, Kunz James, and Zadeh M.H., Human-in-the-loop Time Delay Compensation in Networked Training Environments, poster in OCE/CITO’s Innovators Showcase: From the lab to the Marketplace, 2005.

 

 

Contact Information

Email: mzadeh@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9500 ext. 5914

Office: 2-703P AB

Terri Lynch-Caris

Research Interests

Work Design

Productivity Improvement

Occupational Ergonomics

Lean Processes

Environmental Sustainability

Applied Statistics

 

Education

B.S. Industrial Engineering, Kettering University, Flint, MI 1988

M.S. Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 1990

Ph.D. Industrial & Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2000

 

Experience

Director of CETL, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2011-present

Professor, Kettering University, 2014 – present

Associate Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2007-2014

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2002-2007

Lecturer, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2002

Lecturer, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 1998-2002

Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1997-1998

Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 1988-1990

Manufacturing and Product Design Engineer, Ford Motor Company, 1990-1996

Engineering Intern, General Motors Corp., Baltimore Assembly Plant, 1989

Computer Systems Engineer, Computer Horizons Corporation, 1988

Engineering Co-op Student, General Motors Corp., Central Foundry Div., 1983-1988

 

Research Activities

MRI: Acquisition of a high-accuracy, three-dimensional motion capture system which will be used to enable collaborative research projects and enhance undergraduate research training and outreach efforts, National Science Foundation (NSF), Co-PI, 2013-2015

 

Selected Publications

T.M. Lynch-Caris, Karl Majeske, Janet Brelin-Fornari, Shrishail Nasi, “Establishing Reference Values for Cervical Spine Range of Motion in Pre-pubescent Children” Journal of Biomechanics 41 (2008), pp. 2714-2719.

J. Brelin-Fornari, K.M. Majeske, T.M. Lynch-Caris, “Effect of Head and Neck Anthropometry on the Normal Range of Motion of the Cervical Spine of Prepubescent Children” Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering Conference, June 9-11, 2009, Gothenburg, Sweden (09DHM- 0067)

T. M. Lynch-Caris, N. LaRocque, “Integrating Physical Fitness Research into the Ergonomics Classroom” ASEE Conference, 2005. *Best Paper-new IE Educator.

Jennifer Aurandt, A. Borchers, T. Lynch-Caris, J. El-Sayed, C. Hoff, “Bringing Environmental Sustainability to Undergraduate Engineering Education: Experiences in an inter-disciplinary course,” Journal of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (JSTEM) Education, Article #1552 Volume 13, Issue 2, 2012.

Ludwigsen, Dan, Terri Lynch-Caris, Lihua Wang, Eric Ethington, “Using a Systematic Approach to Build an Institutional Process for Instructional Technology” 7th International Technology, Education and Development (INTED2013) conference in Valencia, Spain, March 4-5, 2013.

Bohn, Alex and T. Lynch-Caris, “Getting Into The Game: Increasing Project Management Skills via Role-Playing Simulations,” Industrial Engineer Magazine, Volume 45, Number 1, January 2013.

Kleinke, Darrell, Jonathan Weaver & Terri Lynch-Caris, “Biomimicry: Tools and Techniques,” Published by Innovation in Action Inc., available through itunes for ipad download, Oct 2012.

T.M. Lynch-Caris, “End-of-life considerations in the design process,” Center for Sustainable Engineering Electronic Library, accessible at www.csengin.org as of September 2011, 13 pages.

T.M. Lynch-Caris, D. Ludwigsen, “Integrating Student Experience into the Classroom,” American Society for Engineering Education Conference, Houston, TX, June, 2009. – Awarded Best Paper in Industrial Engineering Division

J. Brelin-Fornari, B. Homsher, T.M. Lynch-Caris, “Impact of Pre-College Program on High School Girls’ Interest in Engineering” American Society for Engineering Education, Conference Proceedings, ASEE 2008-1861, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008.

S. Luck, Lynch-Caris, T., “From Orientation to the First Year Experience,” First Year Engineering Education (FYEE) Conference, August 2014.

Lynch-Caris, T., “The Effect of Active Collaborative Learning on Instructor Evaluations: An Observational Study,” American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Industrial Engineering Division, Indianapolis, IN, Paper Accepted for June 2014

Stanley, R., T. Lynch-Caris, “An Innovative Method to Apply the Flipped Learning Approach In Engineering Courses via Web Based Tools,” American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Zone Conference, New Orleans, LY, May 2014

Murray, S., Lynch-Caris, T, “Educating the Professional Engineer of 2020”, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Industrial Engineering Division, Paper #6598, Atlanta, GA, June 2013.

Lynch-Caris, T., M. Palmer, “Enjoyable Instructional Technology Can Enhance Learning” American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Industrial Engineering Division, Atlanta, GA, June 2013. Paper #6920.

 

Contact Information

Email: tlynch@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9859

Office: 1-700P AB

Kevin (Hua) Bai

Research Interests

Power Electronics with Motor Drive Systems

High Power-density DC/DC Converters

Battery Management Systems

Electric Vehicles

 

Education

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, P.R., China 2002

M.S. Electrical Engineering & Power Electronics, Tsinghua University, P.R., China 2007

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering & Power Electronics, Tsinghua University, P.R., China 2007

Postdoctoral Fellow Power Electronics, University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI 2010

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2010-present

Research Scientist, University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI, 2009-2010

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI, 2007-2009

 

Research Activities

Design a Solar based Bidirectional Battery Charging Station for Electric Vehicles, CZAR Power Ltd, 2015

The Next-generation High-efficiency Battery Charger for Electric Vehicles, Hella Coporate Center USA Inc, 2015

Design a Wide-bandgap Device Based 720V/380V 5kW DC/DC Converter, Bosch LLC and GaN Systems Inc, 2014

Design A High-efficiency Fast Charger for Electric Vehicle,  Derindere Motorlu Araclar, 2014

Design Sinusoidal Control for BLDC Motor Drive, APES, 2014

Design a Wide-bandgap Device Based 720V/380V 5kW DC/DC Converter, Bosch LLC, 2014

Variable Switching Frequency PWM for Electric Motor Drive System in EVs/PHEVs, for Chrysler, LLC, 2013

Design a 90kW Motor Drive System, for Broad Ocean Technologies, LLC, 2013-2014

Designing the Electric Powertrains of Mahindra Scooters, for Mahindra, 2012-2013

Functionality Test of A 160kW DC/AC Inverter, for FEV, 2012

2.5kW 365V/12V DC/DC Converter for PHEV, for Chrysler LLC, 2012

Development of Control Board and Gate Drive Board for 55kW Traction Inverter, for SinoEV, 2012

12V/1kW Motor Drive System, for Tenneco, 2011-2012

High Efficiency Battery Charger for PHEV, for Magna E-car, 2011-2012

11kW Power Factor Correction Controller, for Magna E-car, 2011

Impact of Charging Algorithms on Battery lifetime, 2011

A working table-top model and a virtual lab, KEEN Foundation, 2014

Control Algorithm Implementation and Experimental Verification of An In-wheel Motor for Electric Vehicle, Denso International North America, 2014

Na4Mn9O18 cathode material for sodium ion battery in aqueous system, Fu-Xin Energy Technology, 2014

 

Selected Publications

Philip Mike Johnson and Hua Bai, “Back-Emf Based Sensorless Control using the Hijacker Algorithm for full speed range of the motor drive in electrified automobile systems”, Accepted by IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification and could be searched online.

Chen Duan, Hua Bai, Wei Guo and Zhong Nie, “Design of A 2.5kW 400V/12V High-Efficiency DC/DC Converter Using A Novel Synchronous Rectification Control for Electric Vehicles”, Accepted by IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification and could be searched online.

Hua BAI and Chris Mi, “Transients of Modern Power Electronics”, Willey Publisher, Britain, September, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-470-68664-5.

Hua Bai, et al, “Design of A High-Efficiency Minimum-Torque-Ripple 12V/1kW 3-Phase BLDC Motor Drive System for Diesel Engine Emissions Reductions”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol.63, no.7,  2014, pp. 3107-3115.

Chenguang Jiang, Chen Duan and Hua Bai, “Design of A Zero-Voltage-Switching Large-Air-Gap Wireless Charger with Low Electrical Stress for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles”, IET Power Electronics, vol.6, no.9, 2013, pp. 1742 – 1750.

Hua Bai, Allan Taylor, Wei Guo, et al, “Design of An 11kW Power Factor Correction and 10kW ZVS DCDC Converter For A High-efficiency Battery Charger in Electric Vehicles ”, IET Power Electronics, vol.5, no.9, 2012, pp.1714-1722.

Xuesong Wang, Hua Bai, Zhengming Zhao, and Liqiang Yuan, “Mathematical Models of System-level Safe Operational Area of the Power Electronics Systems in PHEVs”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol.60, no.9, 2011, pp.4288-4298.

Sideng Hu, Zhengming Zhao, Hua Bai, and Liqiang Yuan, “An Enhanced DC Pre-excitation with Effective Flux-Linkage Control for the High-Power Induction Motor Drive System”, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol.26, no.9, 2011, pp.2375-2380.

Hua BAI, Ziling Nie and Chris Mi, “A Model Based Dead-band Compensation for the Dual Active Bridge Isolated Bidirectional DC-DC Converter”, IEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 2011, 6: 517-524.

Hua Bai, Chris Mi, and Chris Semeanson, “Modeling, Design and Optimization of a Fast Charger for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles”, IET Electrical System in Transportation, vol.1, no.1, 2011, pp. 3-10.

Hua Bai, Ziling Nie, and Chunting Mi, “Experimental Comparison of Traditional Phase-Shift Control, Dual-Phase-Shift Control, and Enhanced Model Based Control of Isolated Bidirectional DC- DC Converters,” IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, vol.25, no.6, 2010 , pp. 1444-1449.

Hua Bai, Sanbo Pan, Chris Mi, Sonya Gargies, and Tim Lin, “A Functional Model of Silicon Carbide JFET and its Use in the Analysis of Switching-transient and Impact of Gate Resistor, Miller Effect, and Parasitic Inductance”, International Journal of Power Electronics, vol. 2, no.2, 2010, pp.164-175.

H. Bai, Z.Zhao, C. Mi, “Framework and Research Methodology of Short-Timescale Pulsed Power Phenomena in High Voltage and High Power Converters”, IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics, vol. 56, no. 3, 2009, pp. 805-816.

Chunting Mi, Hua Bai, Chongwu Wang, and Sonya Gargies, “The Operation, Design, and Control of Dual H-Bridge Based Isolated Bidirectional DC-DC Converter,” IET Power Electronics, vol. 1, no. 3, 2008, pp. 176-187.

Hua BAI, Chunting Chris Mi, and Sonya Gargies, “The Short-Time-Scale Transient Processes in High-Voltage and High-Power Isolated Bidirectional DC-DC Converters”, IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, vol. 23, no. 6, 2008, pp. 2648 – 2656.

Hua Bai and Mi C, “Eliminate Reactive Power and Increase System Efficiency of Isolated Bidirectional Dual-Active-Bridge DC–DC Converters Using Novel Dual-Phase-Shift Control”, IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, vol. 23, no. 6, 2008, pp. 2905 – 2914

 

Contact Information

Email: hbai@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7958

Office: 2-703S AB

Leszek Gawarecki

Research Interests

Statistics

Probability

 

Education

M.S. Mathematics, Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland 1984

Ph.D. Statistics, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI 1994

 

Experience

Department Head, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2008-present

Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2002-present

Associate Professor, GMI Engineering & Management Institute, Flint, MI, 1998-2002

Assistant Professor, GMI Engineering & Management Institute, Flint, MI, 1994-1998

 

Research Activities

Consulting in statistical analysis of product design, General Motors, Oshawa, Canada, 2014

Consulting in biostatistical analysis of factors improving active aging, McLaren Hospital, Flint, MI, 2014

Consulting on quality control, TRW, Novi, MI, 2013

 

Selected Publications

Gawarecki, L., Mandrekar, V. (2015) “Stochastic Analysis for Gaussian Random Processes and Fields: With Applications” CRC Press  https://www.crcpress.com/Stochastic-Analysis-for-Gaussian-Random-Processes-and-Fields-With-Applications/Mandrekar-Gawarecki/9781498707817

Gawarecki L., Mandrekar V. (2011) “Stochastic Differential Equations in Infinite Dimensions with Applications to Stochastic Partial Differential Equations” Springer. http://www.springerlink.com/content/u040lr/#section=823672&page=1

Gawarecki, L.; Mandrekar, V. “On the existence of weak variational solutions to stochastic differential equations” Commun. Stoch. Anal. 4, no. 1, 1–20.

Gawarecki, L.; Mandrekar, V., Rajeev, B. (2009) “The monotonicity inequality for linear tial differential equations”, Infinite Dimensional Analysis, Quantum Probability and Related Topics, 3 Vol. 12, No. 4 , 1–17.

Gawarecki, L.; Mandrekar, V. Rajeev, B. (2008) “Linear stochastic differential equations in the dual of a multi-Hilbertian space”. Theory Stoch. Process. 14 , no. 2, 28—34.

Gawarecki, L.; Mandrekar, V. (2004) “ Non-linear filtering with Gaussian martingale noise: Kalman filter with fBm noise.” A festschrift for Herman Rubin,92–97, IMS Lecture Notes Monogr. Ser., 45, Inst. Math. Statist., Beachwood, OH

Gawarecki, L.; Mandrekar, V. (2003) Remark on “instrumentation problem” of A. V. Balakrishnan. J. Indian Statist. Assoc. 41 (2003), no. 2, 275–283.

Gawarecki, L.; Mandrekar, V. (2001) Stochastic differential equations with discontinuous drift in Hilbert space with applications to interacting particle systems. Proceedings of the Seminar on Stability Problems for Stochastic Models, Part I (Nalęczow, 1999). J. Math. Sci. (New York) 105 , no. 6, 2550–2554.

Gawarecki, L.; Mandrekar, V. Richard, P. (2001) Proper moving average representations and outer functions in two variables. Dedicated to Professor Nicholas Vakhania on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Georgian Math. J. 8, no. 2, 275–281.

Gawarecki, L.; Mandrekar, V. (2001) On the Zakai equation of filtering with Gaussian noise. Stochastics in finite and infinite dimensions, 145–151,Trends Math., Birkhäuser Boston, Boston, MA.

Gawarecki, L.; Mandrekar, V. (2000) Weak solutions to stochastic differential equations with discontinuous drift in Hilbert space. Stochastic processes, physics and geometry: new interplays, II (Leipzig, 1999), 199–205, CMS Conf. Proc., 29, Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI.

 

Contact Information

Email: lgawarec@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9557

Office: 2-100A AB

Diane Peters

Research Interests

Mechatronics

Control Systems

Dynamic Systems

Combined Design & Control

 

Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 1993

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 2000

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2010

Post Doctoral Research Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2010-2011

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2013-present

Senior Control Systems Engineer, LMS International, Troy, MI, 2011-2013

Lecturer, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 2010-2011

Project Engineer, Western Printing Machinery, Schiller Park, IL, 1999-2006

Instructor, Oakton Community College, Skokie, IL, 2002-2006

 

Selected Publications

Mosyjowski, E., Daly, S. R., Peters, D. L., Skerlos, S., & Baker, A. B. (2014). The PhD Advising Relationship: Needs of Returning and Direct-Pathway Students. Indianapolis, IN: American Society for Engineering Education

Mosyjowski, E., Daly, S. R., Peters, D. L., & Skerlos, S. (2013). Designing a Survey Instrument for a National Study of Traditional and Returning Engineering Graduate Students. Atlanta, GA: American Society for Engineering Education.

Peters, D. L., & Daly, S. R. (2013). Returning to Graduate School: Expectations of Success, Values of the Degree, and Managing the Costs. Journal of Engineering Education, 102(2), 244-268.

Peters, D. L. & Daly, S. R. (2012) Why Do Professionals Return to School For Graduate Degrees? San Antonio, TX: American Society for Engineering Education

Peters, D. L., & Daly, S. (2011). The challenge of returning: Transitioning from an engineering career to graduate school. Vancouver, BC: American Society for Engineering Education

Peters, D. L., Papalambros, P. Y., & Ulsoy, A. G. (2013) Sequential Co-Design of an Artifact and Its Controller Via Control Proxy Functions. Mechatronics, 23(4) 409-418, ISSN 0957-4158

Ersal, T., Ahn, C., Peters, D. L., Whitefoot, J., Mechtenberg, A. R., Hiskens, I.A., Peng, H., Stefanopoulou, A., Papalambros, P. Y., & Stein, J.L. (2013) Coupling between Component Sizing and Regulation Capability in Microgrids. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 4(3), 1576 – 1585.

Peters, D. L., Papalambros, P. Y., & Ulsoy, A. G. (2011). Control Proxy Functions for Sequential Design and Control Optimization. Journal of Mechanical Design, 133(9).

McGraw, G., Peters, D. L., & Forrest, S. R. (2011). Organic Vapor Jet Printing at Micrometer Resolution Using Microfluidic Nozzle Arrays. Applied Physics Letters 98.

Frischknecht, B. D., Peters, D. L., & Papalambros, P. Y. (2011). Pareto Set Analysis: Local Measures of Objective Coupling in Multi-objective Design Optimization. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 43(5). 

Alyaqout, S. F., Peters, D. L., Papalambros, P. Y., & Ulsoy, A. G. (2011). Generalized Coupling Management in Complex Engineering Systems Optimization. Journal of Mechanical Design, 133(9).

Mechtenberg, A. R. & Peters, D. L. (2012). Control of a 36 Mode Hybrid with Drive Option Selection – Incorporating Urban, Suburban, and Highway Driving. Orlando, FL: ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference.

Peters, D. L., Mechtenberg, A. R., Whitefoot, J. W., & Papalambros, P. Y. (2011). Model Predictive Control of a Microgrid with Plug-in Vehicles: Error Modeling and the Role of Prediction Horizon. Arlington, VA: ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference.

Whitefoot, J. W., Mechtenberg, A. R., Peters, D. L. & Papalambros, P. Y. (2011). Optimal Component Sizing and Forward-Looking Dispatch of an Electric Microgrid for Energy Storage Planning. Washington, DC: ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference.

Peters, D. L., Papalambros, P. Y., & Ulsoy, A. G. (2010). Relationship Between Coupling and the Controllability Grammian in Co-Design Problems. Baltimore, MD: American Control Conference.

Peters, D. L., Kurabayashi, K., Papalambros, P. Y., & Ulsoy, A. G. (2008). Co-Design of a MEMS Actuator and its Controller Using Frequency Constraints. Ann Arbor, MI: ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference.

 

Contact Information

Email: dpeters@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7916

Office: 2-127 MC

Boyan Dimitrov

Research Interests

Applied Probability

Applied Statistics

 

Education

B.S. Mathematics, University of Sofia “Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria 1965

M.S. Mathematics, University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria 1966

Ph.D. Mathematics, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia 1971

Doctor of Mathematical Sciences, University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria 1986

 

Experience

Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2001-present

Associate Professor, GMI Engineering & Management Institute, Flint, MI, 1995-2001

Adjunct Professor, GMI Engineering & Management Institute, Flint, MI, 1993-1995

Visiting Professor & Research Fellow, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 1992-1993

Visiting Professor & Research Fellow, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1992-1993

Professor, University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1989-1991

Dean of the School of Mathematics, University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1989-1991

Associate Professor, University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1976-1989

Researcher, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1971-1976

 

Research Activities

Activity: Probability models in politics, Collaborators: Dr. Sahib Esa, Company: Ministry of Education, City: Erbil, ST: Kurdistan, start-end (2009) (present)

Activity: Measures of dependence between random variables, Collaborators: Dr. Nikolai Kolev, Company: University of Sao Paulo, City: Sao Paulo, ST Brazil, Start-end: (2007-present)

Activity: Statistics of Fuel Cells, Collaborators: Dr. Etim Ubong, Company: ME Dept.  Kettering U.,, City Flint, ST Michigan start-end (2001) (present

 

Publications

S. Esa, B. Dimitrov, “Survival Models in Some Political Processes”, RT&A # 03 (30)  (Vol.8) 2013, Sept, pp 97 – 102.

B. Dimitrov, S. Esa2, N. Kolev, G. Pitselis, “Transfer a Global Measures of Dependence into Cumulative Local”, Applied Mathematics, 2014, 5, pp. 315-327.

B. Dimitrov, N. Kolev “The BALM Copula”, International Journal of Stochastic Analysis,. 2013, Article ID 652364, 6 pages, Hindawi Publishing Corporation 2013.

B. Dimitrov, “Measures of Dependence in Reliability”, Proceedings of the 8th Intntl. Conference on Reliability MMR’2013, Stelenbosh, South Africa July 1-6, 2013, pp 65-69

K. Ivanova, P. Stanchev, B. Dimitrov (2008) Analysis of the Distributions of Color Characteristics in Art Painting Images, Serdica J., Computing 2 pp. 111-136

B. Dimitrov (2010) Some Obreshkov Measures of Dependence and Their Use Compte Rendus de l’Academie Bulgare des Sciences Volume 63, No.1, pp. 15-18.

E. U. Ubong, B. Dimitrov (2010) Regression of the Response Variable of a High Temperature PEMFC-PBI Based Membrane, J. Electrochem. Soc., Volume 157, Issue 7, pp. B1059-B1067.

B. Dimitrov (2011) Distributions with periodic failure rates in reliability, Proceedings of the 7-th International Conf. on “Mathematical Methods in Reliability”, Theory, Methods, Applications (MMR2011), Editors Lirong Cui & Xian Zhao, Paper ID 031, Beijing, pp 721-756.

B. Dimitrov (2012) Do the life times with periodic failure rates exist in reliability? Internat. Conf. Probability Theory and its Applications, Moscow (June 26-30) Proceedings, pp280-281.

B. Dimitrov, and N. Yanev, (2007) Veroiatnosti i Statistika,University of Sofia “St.Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria (in Bulgarian; In Engl.”Probability and Statistics”, a textbook for Math and Science students, Third Edition

B. Dimitrov and A. Geshev (1982) Matematicheska Statistika, Plovdiv University, a textbook Provdiv Univ. Press,Plovdiv, Bulgaria (In Bulgarian). English translation Mathematical Statistics.

B. Dimitrov, S. Chukova, D. Green, Jr. (1997) Probability distributions in periodic random environment and their applications, SIAM J. Appl. Math. V. 57, No. 2, pp. 501- 517.

B. Dimitrov, S. Chukova, Z. Khalil (2004) Warranty costs: An age dependent failure/ repaire model, Naval Research Logistic Quarterly, v. 51, pp. 959-976.

 

Contact Information

Email: bdimitro@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7910

Office: 2-135E AB

Yunsheng Wang

Research Interests

Opportunistic Networks

Social Networks

Cellular Networks

Smartphone Applications

Vehicular Applications

 

Education

B.S.E. Electronic & Information Science, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China 2007

M.S.R. Telecommunications, University College London, London, UK 2008

Ph.D. Computer Science, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 2013

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2013-present

Research Assistant, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2009-2013

Teaching Assistant, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2009-2013

 

Research Activities

MRI: Acquisition of 4G LTE and WiMAX Wireless System to Facilitate Multidisciplinary Research Efforts and Enhance Undergraduate Research Training,  Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), PI, Duration: 2014 – 2016.

Research Assistant, Center for Networked Computing, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2009-2013

Research Assistant, Communications & Information Systems Group University College London, UK, 2007-2008

 

Selected Publications

Jie Wu and Yunsheng Wang (Eds.). “Opportunistic Mobile Social Networks”, CRC Press, 1st Edition. ISBN: 978-1466594944, 541 pages. August 5, 2014.

Yunsheng Wang and Jie Wu. “Multicast in Opportunistic Networks”, in Opportunistic Mobile Social Networks, J. Wu and Y. Wang (Eds.), CRC Press. 2014.

Jie Wu and Yunsheng Wang. “Hypercube-based Multi-path Social Feature Routing in Human Contact Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), vol. 63, no. 2, pp. 383-396, February, 2014.

Yunsheng Wang, Jie Wu, and Wei-Shih Yang. “Cloud-based Multicasting with Feedback in Mobile Social Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWC), vol. 12, no. 12, pp. 6043-6053, December, 2013.

Yunsheng Wang, Wei-Shih Yang, and Jie Wu. “Analysis of a Hypercube-based Social Feature Multi-Path Routing in Delay Tolerant Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), vol. 24, no. 9, pp. 1706-1716, Sept., 2013.

Yunsheng Wang, and Jie Wu. “Ticket-based Multiple Packet Broadcasting in Delay Tolerant Networks”, Journal of Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks, Vol. 19, No. 3-4, 171-188, 2013.

Yunsheng Wang, and Jie Wu. “A Dynamic Multicast Tree based Routing Scheme without Replication in Delay Tolerant Networks”, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC), Volume 72, Issue 3, Pages 424-436, 2012.

Yunsheng Wang, Xiaoguang Li, and Jie Wu. “Delegation Forwarding in Delay Tolerant Networks Multicasting”, Journal of Communications, Vol 6, No 5 (2011), 384-392, Aug. 2011.

Yunsheng Wang, Jie Wu, and Mingjun Xiao. “Hierarchical Cooperative Caching in Mobile Opportunistic Social Networks”, Accepted to appear in IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), Austin, TX, USA, December 2014.

Yunsheng Wang, and Jie Wu. “Complex Contagions in Opportunistic Mobile Social Networks”, In IEEE the 23rd International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), Shanghai, China, August 2014.

Huanyang Zheng, Yunsheng Wang, and Jie Wu. “Optimizing Multi-copy Two-hop Routing in Mobile Social Networks”, In  IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking (SECON), Singapore, June 2014.

Yunsheng Wang and Jie Wu. “Social-tie-based Information Influence in Mobile Opportunistic Social Networks”, In the 14th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM), Madrid, Spain, June 2013.

Yunsheng Wang, Jie Wu, Zhen Jiang, and Feng Li. “A Joint Replication-Migration-based Routing in Delay Tolerant Networks”, In IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Ottawa, Canada, June 2012.

Jie Wu and Yunsheng Wang. “Social Feature-based Multi-path Routing in DelayTolerant Networks”. In The 31st Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Orlando, FL, March 2012.

Yunsheng Wang, Yuhong Guo, and Jie Wu. “Making Many People Happy: Greedy Solutions for Content Distribution”, In The 40th Annual IEEE International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), Taipei, Taiwan, September 2011.

Yunsheng Wang, Xiaoguang Li, and Jie Wu. “Multicasting in Delay Tolerant Networks: Delegation Forwarding”, In IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Miami, December 2010.

Jie Wu and Yunsheng Wang. “A Non-Replication Multicasting Scheme in Delay Tolerant Networks”. In The 7th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS), San Francisco, November 2010.

Chi-Kin Chau, Muhammad Husni Wahab, Fei Qin, Yunsheng Wang, and Yang Yang. “Battery Recovery Aware Sensor Networks”, In IEEE 7th Intl. Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks (WiOpt), Seoul, June 2009.

 

Contact Information

Email: ywang@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9500 ext. 5979

Office: 2-300F AB

Joe (Xuan) Zhou

Research Interests

Materials and systems for energy storage

Battery materials R&D and manufacturing

Biomedical composite coating for implant applications

Contact materials (CuCr, AgSnO2)

Battery modeling and battery management for electric vehicles

 

Education

B.S. Metal Material Manufacturing, Taiyuan University of Technology, Shanxi, China 2002

M.S. Materials Physics and Chemistry, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Shaanxi, China 2005

Ph.D. Automotive System Engineering, University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI 2012

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI 2014-present

Visiting Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2013-2014

Scientist, Csquared Innovations LLC., Farmington Hills, MI, 2012-2013

Research Assistant, Advanced Functional Materials Key Laboratory, Xi’an, China, 2005-2006

 

Research Activities

Electrospun Fe2O3, Co3O4 anodes for Na-ion batteries

3D printing AgSnO2 contacts by direct metal deposition

Aqueous Na-ion battery based on Na4Mn9O18 cathode materials from solution precursors

Motor control, battery modeling and battery management for electric vehicle

Cold spray deposition of hydroxyapatite/titanium composite coating for biomedical applications and studied its corrosion, immersion and mechanical behavior.

Plasma spray deposition of hydroxyapatite/titanium composite coating under Argon environment and studied its corrosion, immersion and mechanical behavior.

Development and characterization of CuCr alloy contact materials by use of melt spinning technique for high voltage applications

 

Selected Publications

Xuan Zhou, Ramesh Guduru, HAp-metal based biocomposite coatings and characteristics of plasma-deposited Hap-Ti/Ti6Al4V coatings, Biomedical Composite, De Gruyter, 2014

Lu Lin, Xuan Zhou, Pravansu Mohanty, In Vitro Immersion Behavior of Cold Sprayed Hydroxyapatite/Titanium Composite Coatings, Journal of Biosciences and Medicines, 2 (2014) 10-16

Xuan Zhou, Ramesh Guduru and Pravansu Mohanty, Synthesis and characterization of Na0.44MnO2 from solution precursors, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 1 (2013) 2757-2761

Xuan Zhou and Pravansu Mohanty, Electrochemical behavior of cold sprayed hydroxyapatite/titanium composite in Hanks’ solution, Electrochimica Acta, 65 (2012) 134-140.

Jun Wang , Xuan Zhou, Lin Lu, Dongmei Li, Pravansu Mohanty , YapingWang,  Microstructure and properties of Ag/SnO2 coatings prepared by cold spraying; Journal of Surface and Coating Technology, 207 (2013) 343-349.

X. Zhou, Raj Siman, Lin Lu, Pravansu Mohanty, Argon atmospheric plasma sprayed hydroxyapatite/Ticomposite coating for biomedical applications, Journal of Surface and Coating Technology, 207 (2012) 343-349.

Xuan Zhou and Pravansu Mohanty, Corrosion behavior of cold sprayed titanium coatings in simulated body fluid, Corrosion engineering, science and technology, 47 (2012) 145-154.

You-hong Wang, Xiao-ping Song, Zhan-bo Sun, Xuan Zhou, Juan Guo, Effects of Ti addition on microstructures of melt-spun CuCr ribbons, Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China, 17 (2007) 72-76.

Y. Wang, X. Song, Z. Sun, X. Zhou, J. Guo, The solidification of CuCr alloys under various cooling rates, Materials Science-Poland, 25 (2007) 199-207.

Zhou, Xuan, Sun, Zhanbo, Wang, Youhong, Song, Xiaoping and Zhu, Ruihua, “Separation of supersaturation solid solution and the effects on resistivity in melt-spun Cu100- xCrx(x=2-35) ribbons”, The Chinese Journal of Nonferrous Metals,15 (2006) 935-939.

Y. Wang, X. Song, Z. Sun, X. Zhou, Effects of cooling rates on solidification of CuCr25 alloys, Rare Metal Materials and Engineering, 35 (2006) 1289.

Xuan Zhou and Pravansu Mohanty, Study of High-Frequency Artifacts on EIS Measurements of Ti and Its Alloys in Simulated Body Fluid, ECS Transaction, 33 (2011) 59-68.

Xuan Zhou, Ramesh Guduru and Pravansu Mohanty, Solution Precursor Calcination of Na0.44MnO2 Cathode Materials for Na-ion Batteries, MRS, Boston, 2012

Satish B. Chikkananavar,Nick Moroz, Xuan Zhou, Harishankar Umapathy and Pravansu Mohanty, LiFePO4 Cathodes for Rechargeable Li-ion Batteris by Plasma Spray Deposition, MRS, San Francisco, 2011

 

Contact Information

Email: xzhou@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9500 ext. 5990

Office: 2-703N AB

Steven Nartker

Research Interests

Nanotechnology

Membrane Separations

Electrospinning

Surface Science

Anaerobic digestion

 

Education

B.S. Environmental Chemistry, Kettering University, Flint, MI 2001

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI 2009

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2010-present

Research Assistant, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, 2003-2007

Lead Teaching Assistant, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI 2002-2003

Research Assistant, Engelhard Corporation, Wixom, MI, 1997-2001

 

Selected Publications

Ghosh, A., Seeley, S., Nartker, S., Seeley, J., Analysis of siloxanes in hydrocarbon mixtures using comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography.  Journal of Chromatography A 2014, Volume 1360, 19 September 2014, Pages 258-263

Nartker, S., Ammerman, M., Aurandt, J., Stogsdill, M., Hayden, O., Antle, C., Increasing biogas production from sewage sludge anaerobic co-digestion process by adding crude glycerol from biodiesel industry.  Waste Management,  22 September 2014

Nartker, S., Askeland, P., Wiederoder, S.  Surface Chemistry of Electrospun Cellulose Nitrate Nanofiber Membranes.  Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2011, 11, 1242-1247.

Luo, Y., Nartker, S., Miller, H. Surface functionalization of electrospun nanofibers for detecting E. coli O157:H7 and BVDV cells in a direct-charge transfer biosensor.  Biosensors & Bioelectronics 2010, 26, 1612-1617.

Nartker, S., Drzal, L.T. Electrospun Cellulose Nitrate Nanofibers.  Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2010, 10, 5810-5813.

 

Contact Information

Email: snartker@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 249-4041

Office: 2-230 AB

Lihua Wang

Research Interests

Synthesis and characterization of metal complexes and nanoparticles for potential biomedical applications.

Analysis and characterization of antioxidant activities of plant extracts.

 

Education

B.S. Analytical Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai, China 1984

Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 1991

Post Doctoral Research Fellow Biochemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1992-1993

 

Experience

Associate Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 1998-present

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 1994-1998

Visiting Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 1994

 

Publications

Wang, L.; Sntos, E; schenk, D.; Rabago-Smith, M.,  “ Kinetics and mechanistic study on the reaction between cytochrome c and tea catechins”, Antioxidants, 2014, 3(3), 559 – 568.

Preciado-Flores, S.; Wang, D; Wheeler, D.; Newhouse, R.; Hensel, J.; Schwartzberg, A.; Wang, L.; Zhu, J.; Barboza-Flores, M.; Zhang, J. “Highly Reproducible Synthesis of Hollow Gold Nanospheres with Near Infrared Surface Plasmon Absorption Using PVP as Stabilizing Agent”, J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 2344-2350.

Rabago-Smith, M; McAllister, R.; Newkirk, K.; Basing, A.; Wang, L. “Development of an Interdisciplinary Experimental Series for the Laboratory Courses of Cell and Molecular Biology and Advanced Inorganic Chemistry”, J. Chem. Educ., 2012, 89(1), 150 – 155.

Wang, L. “Using Molecular Modeling in Teaching Group Theory Analysis of the Infrared Spectra of Organometallic Compounds”, J. Chem. Educ., 2012, 89(3), 360 – 364.

 

Contact Information

Email: lwang@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7917

Office: 3-109 MC

Giuseppe Turini

Research Interests

Computer-assisted surgery and virtual surgery

Interactive 3D visualization and real-time physics simulation

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

Computer graphics and computer vision

 

Education

M.S.Computer Science, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy 2004

Ph.D. Health Technologies (Computer Engineering), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy 2011

Post Doctoral Computer Assisted Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy 2011-2012

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2012-present

Visiting Research Associate, EndoCAS Center for Computer Assisted Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 2016

Visiting Research Associate, EndoCAS Center for Computer Assisted Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 2015

Visiting Research Associate, EndoCAS Center for Computer Assisted Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 2013-2014

Temporary Research Associate, EndoCAS Center for Computer Assisted Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 2012

Ph.D. Student, EndoCAS Center for Computer Assisted Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 2007-2011

Research Fellow, EndoCAS Center for Computer Assisted Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 2005-2006

Research Fellow, Visiting Computing Lab (CNR-ISTI), Pisa, Italy, 2005

 

Research Activities

Office of Ergonomics Research Committee (OERC): “Development of Software Control-Display Parameters to Optimize Usability and Reduce Ergonomic Burden of Touchless Gestural Interfaces “ by J. Young (IME), and G. Turini (CS). Duration: December 2014 – December 2015.

Kettering University – Faculty Research Fellowship Award: “Gesture Identification and Task Monitoring with Markerless Motion Tracking Systems” by J. Young (IME), and G. Turini (CS). Duration: September 2014 – September 2015.

National Science Foundation (NSF) – Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) (grant CNS-1429352): “Acquisition of 4G LTE and WiMAX Wireless System to Facilitate Multidisciplinary Research Efforts and Enhance Undergraduate Research Training” by Y. Wang (PI, CS), J.G. Geske (Co-PI, CS), S. Kanchi (Co-PI, CS), G. Tewolde (Co-PI, ECE), and G. Turini (Co-PI, CS). Duration: August 2014 – August 2016.

Office of Ergonomics Research Committee (OERC): “Touchless Gestural Controls: Effects of Control-Display Gain, Gesture Workspace Constraints, and Support Affordances on Task Performance and User-Adopted Gesture Posture, Muscular Effort, Discomfort and Usability” by J. Young (IME), and G. Turini (CS). Duration: December 2013 – December 2014.

National Science Foundation (NSF) – Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) (grant CMMI-1337531): “MRI: Acquisition of a Motion Capture System to Facilitate Multidisciplinary Research Efforts and Enhance Undergraduate Research Training” by J. Young (PI, IME), T. Lynch-Caris (Co-PI, IME), G. Tewolde (Co-PI, ECE), G. Turini (Co-PI, CS), and M. Zadeh (Co-PI, ECE). Duration: September 2013 – September 2015.

European Commission (EC) Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) – Large-Scale Integrating Project (grant IP-ICT-2007-2#224565): “ARAKNES: Array of Robots Augmenting the KiNematics of Endoluminal Surgery” by Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Coordinator, Italy), Imperial College London (United Kingdom), Universita’ di Pisa (Italy), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland), MictoTech S.r.l. (Italy), KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. (Germany), ST Microelectronics (Italy), University of St. Andrews (United Kingdom), University of Barcelona (Spain), CNRS-LIRMM (France), and Novineon GmbH (Germany). Duration: May 2008 – April 2012. Website: www.araknes.org

 

Selected Publications

Turini, G., Condino, S., Postorino, M., Ferrari, V., Ferrari, M. (2016). Improving endovascular intraoperative navigation with real-time skeleton-based deformation of virtual vascular structures. In International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics (pp. 82-91). Springer.

Riyal, R., Patel, A. D., Murugesan, T., Turini, G., Young, J. G. (2015). Effect of control-display transfer function on pointing performance for a hand/finger based touchless gestural controls: a preliminary investigation. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 59(1), pp. 1085-1089. SAGE.

Murugesan, T., Patel, A. D., Riyal, R., Turini, G., Young, J. G (2015). Effect of armrest positioning and workspace constraints on muscle activity for touchless gestural controls. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 59(1), pp. 1291-1295. SAGE.

Turini, G., Condino, S., Stecco, A., Ferrari, V., Ferrari, M., Gesi, M. (2015). A 3D sparse motion field filtering for quantitative analysis of fascial layers mobility based on 3D ultrasound scans. In Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC, 2015 Annual International Conference of the IEEE (pp. 775-780). IEEE.

Condino, S., Turini, G., Parrini, S., Stecco, A., Busoni, F., Ferrari, V., Ferrari, M., Gesi, M. (2015). A semiautomatic method for in vivo three-dimensional quantitative analysis of fascial layers mobility based on 3D ultrasound scans. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 10(11), 1721-1735.

Carbone, M., Turini, G., Petroni, G., Niccolini, M., Menciassi, A., Ferrari, M., Mosca, F., Ferrari, V. (2012). Computer guidance system for single-incision bimanual robotic surgery. Computer Aided Surgery, 17(4), 161-171.

Turini, G., Moglia, A., Ferrari, V., Ferrari, M., Mosca, F. (2012). Patient-specific surgical simulator for the pre-operative planning of single-incision laparoscopic surgery with bimanual robots. Computer Aided Surgery, 17(3), 103-112.

Sala, A., Turini, G., Ferrari, M., Mosca, F., Ferrari, V. (2011, August). Integration of biomechanical parameters in tetrahedral mass-spring models for virtual surgery simulation. In Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC, 2011 Annual International Conference of the IEEE (pp. 4550-4554). IEEE.

Moglia, A., Turini, G., Ferrari, V., Ferrari, M., Mosca, F. (2010). Patient specific surgical simulator for the evaluation of the movability of bimanual robotic arms. Studies in health technology and informatics, 163, 379-385.

Turini, G., Pietroni, N., Megali, G., Ganovelli, F., Pietrabissa, A., Mosca, F. (2011). New techniques for computer-based simulation in surgical training. International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 5(4), 303-316.

Megali, G., Ferrari, V., Freschi, C., Morabito, B., Cavallo, F., Turini, G., Troia, E., Cappelli, C., Pietrabissa, A., Tonet, O., Cuschieri, A., Dario, P., Mosca, F. (2008). EndoCAS navigator platform: a common platform for computer and robotic assistance in minimally invasive surgery. The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, 4(3), 242-251.

Turini, G., Pietroni, N., Ganovelli, F., Scopigno, R. (2007). Techniques for Computer Assisted Surgery. In Eurographics Italian Chapter Conference (Vol. 2007).

Turini, G., Ganovelli, F., Montani, C. (2006). Simulating drilling on tetrahedral meshes. In Proceedings of Eurographics Conference (pp. 127-131).

 

Contact Information

Email: gturini@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9706

Office: 2-300 B AB

Girma Tewolde

Education

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1992

M.S. Computer Science & Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 1995

Ph.D. Systems Engineering, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 2008

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2008-present

Lecturer, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2002-2008

Department Head, University of Asmara, Asmara, Eritrea, 2000

Lecturer, University of Asmara, Asmara, Eritrea, 1995-1999

Graduate Assistant, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1992-1994

Microcomputer Specialist, INFOTEC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1992

 

Selected Publications

MacDougall, J., and Tewolde, G.S. “Tour Guide Robot Using Wireless Based Localization,” the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology (EIT 2013).

Tewolde, G. S. and Kwon, J. “Efficient WiFi-based Indoor Localization using Particle Swarm Optimization,” the 2011 International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI 2011), Advances in Swarm Intelligence, LNCS, Vol. 6728, pp. 203-211, 2011

Wu, C., Tewolde, G. S., Sheng, W., Xu, B. and Wang, Y. “Distributed Multi-Actuators Control for Workload Balancing in Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks,” the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control Special Issue on Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks, Vol. 56, Issue 10, pp. 2462-2467, October 2011.

Tewolde, G. S., Hanna, D. M. and Haskell, R. E. “Particle Swarm Optimization for Emission Source Localization in Sensor Networks,” the 19th  ANNIE (Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering) Conference, November 4-6, 2009, St. Louis, MO.

Tewolde, G. S. and Sheng, W. “Robot Path Integration in Manufacturing Processes: Genetic Algorithm versus Ant Colony Optimization,” IEEE Transactions On Systems, Man, and Cybernetics – Part A, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 278-207, March 2008.

Tewolde, G. S., Wu, C., Wang, Y. and Sheng, W. (2008), “Distributed Multi-Robot Work Load Partition in Manufacturing Automation,” the 4th Annual IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE2008), pp. 504-509, August 23-26, 2008, Washington, DC.

Sheng, W., Tewolde, G. and Ci, C. “Micro Mobile Robots in Active Sensor Networks: Closing the Loop”, the 2006 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2006), pp. 1440-1445, October 9-15, 2006, Beijing, China.

Sheng, W. and Tewolde, G. “Developing Active Sensor Networks with Micro Mobile Robots: Distributed Node Localization”, 19th International FLAIRS conference (FLAIRS2006), pp. 478-483, May 10-13, 2006, Melbourne Beach, Florida.

Tewolde, G. S. “Sensor Network Technology for Intelligent Transportation Systems,” the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology (EIT 2012)

Tewolde, G. S., Hanna, D. M. and Haskell, R. E. “A Modular and Efficient Hardware Architecture for Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm,” Elsevier Journal of Microprocessors and Microsystems, Vol. 36, Issue 4, pp. 289-302, June 2012.

 

Contact Information

Email: gtewolde@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9500 ext. 5642

Office: 2-703X AB

Susan Farhat

Research Interests

Microwave Technology

Dielectric Properties

Magnetic Properties

Polymers & Composites

 

Education

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI 2004

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI 2010

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2011-present

Post Doctoral Research Associate, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, 2010-2011

Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, 2004-2010

 

Selected Publications

Farhat, S., Gilliam, M., Zand, A., Rabago-Smith, M., Walter, N., and Baran, C. “Polymer coatings for biomedical applications using atmospheric pressure plasma.” Surface and Coatings Technology. In press.

Gilliam, M., Farhat, S., Zand, A., Stubbs, B., Magyar, M., Dobney, S.-K. “Atomspheric Plasma Surface Modification of PMMA and PP Micro-Particles.” Plasma Processes and Polymers. (under review).

Farhat, S., Gilliam, M., Zand, A., and Rabago-Smith, M. “Bio-compatible polymer coatings using low temperature, atmospheric pressure plasma.” Contact and Surface 2013 Proceedings. Siena, Italy. June 5-7, 2013.

Farhat, S., Hawley, M., et. al. “Magneto-dielectric Composites with Frequency Selective Surface Layers.” Proceedings of ICCM -17: Seventeenth International Conference on Composites Materials. Edinburgh, UK. July 27-31, 2009.

Invention Disclosure: Microwave Heating of Carbon for Vapor Recovery, File # 08047, Inventors: Martin Hawley, Leo Kempel, Susan Farhat, Sam Reddy.

Farhat, S., Hawley, M., Kempel, L. “Microwave Heating of Carbon: Design and Experimental Validation.” General Motors Technical Report, Project # NV-08-05 Nov. 2008.

Farhat, S., Hawley, M., Kempel, L. Kornbau, N. “Microwave Heating of Carbon.” General Motors Technical Report, Project # NV-08-05 Dec. 2007.

Farhat, S., Hawley, M., Kempel, L., Balasubramaniam, S. “Synthesis and Characterization of Magneto-dielectric Composites for Radio Frequency Applications.” Proceedings of Materials Science and Technology 2007 Conference and Exhibit. Detroit, MI. September 16-20, 2007.

Farhat, S., Hawley, M., et al. “Magneto-dielectric Composites for Radio Frequency Applications.” Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering (ICCE-15). Haikou, Hainan Island, China. July 15-17, 2007.

Farhat, S., Hawley, M., Kempel, L., Balasubramaniam, S. “Design and Synthesis of Polymer Nanocomposites for RF Applications.” Proceedings of American Society for Composites 21st Annual Technical Conference. Dearborn, MI. September 17-20, 2006.

 

Contact Information

Email: sfarhat@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 249-4044

Office: 2-226 AB

Prem Vaishnava

Research Interests

LEEN & Auger Electron Characterization of Thin Films

Magnetic Characterization Using SQUID

Scanning Electron Microscopy

X-ray Diffraction

 

Education

B.S. Physics, Jodhpur National University, Rajasthan, India 1963

M.S. Physics, Jodhpur National University, Rajasthan, India 1965

Ph.D. Physics, Jodhpur National University, Rajasthan, India 1976

Post-Doctoral Chemistry, Heriot-Watt University, Currie, UK 1978-1980

Post-Doctoral Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 1980-1983

Post-Doctoral Material Science, Argonne National Lab, Lemont, IL 1983-1986

 

Experience

Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 1991-present

Associate Professor, GMI Engineering & Management Institute, Flint, MI, 1986-1991

Visiting Associate Professor, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, 1983-1986

Visiting Associate Professor, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 1980-1983

 

Selected Publications

“Temperature dependent dissipation in magnetic nanoparticles”,R. Regmi, A. Naik, J.S. Thakur, P.P. Vaishnava, G. Lawes, J. Appl. Phys. 115, 17B301 (2014).

“Enhanctrochemical Performance of graphite modified LiFePO4 cathode material for Li ion batteries, K.S. Kulwinder, B.P. Mandal, K. Bazzi, M.W. Lin, M. Nazri, G.A. Nazri, V.M. Naik, V.K. Garg, A.C. Oliveira, P. Vaishnava, R. Naik, Z.X. Zhou, Solid State Ionics, 253, 94-100 (2013).

“Nanostructured high specific capacity C-LiFePO4 cathode material for lithium-ion batteries” Magnetic and optical response of tuning the magnetocrystalline anisotropy in Fe3O4 nanoparticle ferrofluids by Co doping,” K. Bazzi, K.S. Dhindsa, A. Dixit, M.B. Shana, C. Sudakar, M. Nazri, Z.X. Zhou, P. Vaishnava, V.M. Naik, R. Naik, J. Mat.. Res, 27, 7 (2011).

“Hyperthermia controlled rapid drug release from thermosensitive magnetic microgels” R. Regmi, S.R. Bhattarai, C. Sudakar, A.S. Wani, R. Cunningham, P.P. Vaishnava, R. Naik, D. Oupicky, G. Lawes, J. Mater. Chem. 20, 6158-6163 (2010)

“Effects of Surfactant on the Electrochemical Behavior on LiFePO4 cathode material for Li ion batteries”, K. Bazzi, B.P. Mandal, M. Nazri, V.M. Naik, V.K. Garg, A.C. Olivieria, P. P.ishnava, G.A. Nazri, R. Naik, J. Power Source, Submitted (2014)

“Fe3O4 Incorporated AOT-Alginate Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery,” C. Sudakar, A. Dixit, R. Regmi, R. Naik, G.Lawes, V.M. Naik, P.P. Vaishnava, U. Toti, J. Panyam, IEEE Trans. Magn. 44, 2800 , 2008

“Band Gap Engineering by Tuning Particle Size and Crystallinity of SnO2-Fe2O3 Nanocrystalline Composite Thin Films” M.B. Sahana, C. Sudakar, G. Setzler, A. Dixit, J.S. Thakur, G. Lawes, R. Naik, V.M. Naik, and P.P. Vaishnava, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231909, 2008.

“Magnetic properties of Fe2O3 nanoparticles incorporated in a polystyrene resin matrix,” P.P. Vaishnava, U. Senaratne, E.C. Buck, R.Naik, V.M. Naik, G.M. Tsoi, and L.E. Wenger, Phys. Rev. B 76, 024413 (2007)

“Magnetic Properties of cobalt-ferrite Nanoparticles Embedded in Polystyrene Resin”P.P. Vaishnava, U. Senaratne, E.C. Buc, R. Naik, V.M. Naik, G.M. Tsoi, L. E. Wenger and P. Boolchand, J. Appl. Phys. 99, 08G702, 2006.

Magnetic Properties of Nanosized Iron Oxide Particles Precipitated in Alginate Hydrogels”, R. Naik, U. Senaratne, N. Powell, E.C. Buc, and G.M. Tsoi, P.P. V.M. Naik, P.P. Vaishnava and L.E. Wenger, “J. Appl. Phys. 97, 10J313, 2005.

 

Contact Information

Email: pvashina@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7933

Office: 2-323E AB

Saroja Kanchi

Research Interests

Algorithms

Distributed Systems

Graph Theory

Wireless Networks

 

Education

B.S. Mathematics, Queen Mary’s College, Chennai, India 1983

M.S. Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India 1985

M.S. Applied Mathematics, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 1989

M.S. Engineering (Computer) Science, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 199X

Ph.D. Computer Science, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX 1993

 

Experience

Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2005-present

Associate Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 1998-2005

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI 1993-1998

 

Publications

S. Kanchi and Charles Welch, ” An Efficient Algorithm for Finding Large Localizable Regions in Wireless Sensor Networks” Procedia Computer Science, Vol 19, pp. 1081-1087 , 2013

S. Kanchi and Changhua Wu, “Distributed Algorithm for Maximal Rigid Region in Sparse Wireless Sensor Networks” Proceedings of the IEEE Asia-Pacific Services Computing Conference, 2010

Changhua Wu, Ying Zhang, Weihua Sheng, S. Kanchi, “Rigidity guided localization for mobile robotic snsor networks”, International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, Vol 6 No 2, pp.114-128, 2010 .

Changhua Wu, Weihua Sheng, Ying Zhang, S. Kanchi, “Mobility assisted localization for robotic sensor networks” , IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation, 2009.

S. Kanchi and Changhua Wu “Robot assisted localization of sensor networks guided by rigidity”, Proceedings of WICON pp 17-19, 2008.

S. Kanchi and J.R. Pimentel, “”An Online Bandwidth Scheduling Algorithm for Distributed Control Systems with Multirate Control Loops” the Proceedings of ICINCO 2008

S.Kanchi and S.Chakravarthy, “A Stochastic Model for a Web Environment with Static and Dynamic Page requests International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services, 2006.

S. Kanchi “On the number of relativized maximum genus embeddings” Proceeding of the Conference of Discrete Mathematics and Applications, 2005

S. Kanchi and D. Vineyard , “Time Optimal Distributed All pairs shortest path problem” International Journal of Information Theories and Applications, 2004

J.Chen and S.Kanchi “”Graph Ear Decompositions and Imbeddings” , SIAM Journal of Discrete Mathematics 229, No 2, pp. 229-243, 1999

 

Contact Information

Email: skanchi@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7987

Office: 2-300P AB

Uma Ramabadran

Research Interest

Spectroscopic and Microscopic Characterization of Optical & Semiconductor Materials

Graphen Films for supercapacitor construction

Phase transition materials

 

Education

B.S. Physics, University of Madras, Tamil Nadu, India 1983

M.S. Physics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 1985

Ph.D. Condensed Matter, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 1990

 

Experience

Associate Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2005-present

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2000-2005

Consultant for M Vision Inc., Belleville, MI, 2002

Adjunct Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 1997-2000

Research Physicist, UDRI, Dayton, OH, 1992-1996

Visiting Scientist, Systran Corporation, Dayton, OH, 1990-1992

 

Selected Publications

“Microscopic and spectroscopic characterization of chemo-mechanically polished, furnace annealed, nitrogen-doped 4H:SiC”,Uma Ramabadran, Bahram Roughani and Diana Phillips, J. Appl. Phys. A,81, 511-515 (2005).

“Materials Processing and Spectroscopic Characterization of 4H-SiC”, Bahram Roughani, U. Ramabadran and Diana Phillips, Proceedings of International Conference on Physics ICP 2004, 119 (2004).

“Chem-Mechanical Polishing and Rapid Thermal Annealing of SiC: Raman Spectroscopy and ESCA(XPS) Studies”, B. Roughani, U. Ramabadran, D. Phillips, W. C. Mitchel and C. L. Neslen,Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. 640, H5.40(2001) [Online Listing, MRS Proceedings Volume 640 # H5.40]

“Comparison of Mechanical and Chemomechanical and Polished SiC Wafers Using Photon Backscattering”, W. C. Mitchel, J. Brown, K. Mahalingam, F. D. Oraxio, Jr., P. Pirouz, H. J. R. Tseng, U. Ramabadran, and B. Roughani, Materials Science Forum, 338-342, 841 (2000) [online listing p841, or ISBN: 0-87849-854-0, 2000]

“Introducing Raman Spectroscopy of Crystalline Solids in the Undergraduate Curriculum.”, Bahram Roughani, David Warner and Uma Ramabadran (2013MRS Proceedings, , mrss13- 1583-eee01-08 doi:10.1557/opl.2013.772.

“Rubidium titanyl arsenate difference frequency generation and validation of new Sellmeier coefficients,” D. L. Fenimore, K. L. Schepler, D. E. Zelmon, S. Kuck, U. Ramabadran, P. V. Richter, and D. Small, J. Opt. Soc. Am B13, 1935 (1996).

“Optical characterization of triallyl thiourea cadmium chloride,” U. Ramabadran, D. E. Zelmon, Rama Vuppuladhadium and David Small, Applied Optics (1996).

”Nonlinear optical crystal development at the USAF Wright Laboratory”, Hopkins, F.K., Fernelius, N.C.; Ohmer, M.C.; Zelmon, D.E., Ramabadran, U.B., Proceedings of the IEEE 1995 National Aerospace and Electronics Conference. NAECON 1995 (Cat. No.95CH35797), 2, pt. 2, 914, 1995.

Investigation of second harmonic generation in glutamic acid-metal complexes, Cooper, T.M., Cline, S.M.; Zelmon, D.E.; Vuppuladhadium, R.; Gupta, S.D.; Ramabadran, U.B. Better Ceramics Through Chemistry VII: Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Materials. Symposium, 655-9, 1996.

“IR Corrected Sellmeier coefficients for potassium titanyl arsenate,” D. L. Fenimore, K. L. Schepler and U. Ramabadran and S. R. McPherson, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 794 (1995).

“Optical properties of deuterated Zinc Tris thiourea sulphate,” U. Ramabadran, A. L. McPherson and D. E. Zelmon, J. Appl.Phys. 76, 1150 (1994).

 

Contact Information

Email: uramabad@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9553

Office: 2-323N AB

Cheryl Storer Samaniego

Research Interest

Cell biology

Endocrine disruptors

Reproductive cancers

Molecular genetics

 

Education

B.S. Biochemistry, Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC 2004

Ph.D. Pathobiology, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 2013

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2013-present

Assistant Instructor, UTEP, El Paso, TX, 2012-2013

NSF Graduate STEM Fellow in K-12 Education, UTEP, El Paso, TX, 2010-2012

Research Coordinator 1, UTEP, El Paso, TX, 2009-2010

HHMI Undergraduate Trainer, UTEP, El Paso, TX, 2008-2009

Assistant Instructor, UTEP, El Paso, TX, 2007-2008

 

Research Activities

Biocompatibility of Polymer Coatings in Joint Replacement Materials, Susan Farhat, Cheryl Samaniego, Mary Gilliam, Ali Zand, Kettering University, Flint, MI,  2014-present

Medicinal Properties of Supercritical Fluid Extraction Products from Commonly Discarded Fruit Parts, Jonathan Wenzel, Lihua WangMichelle Ammerman, Cheryl Samaniego, Ali Zand, Kettering University, Flint, MI 2013-present

Cancer Properties of Warfarin Analogs, Shannon Timmons*, Lawrence Technical University, Detroit, MI*, Cheryl Samaniego, Kettering University, Flint, MI 2014-present

Endocrine Disruptors in Local Waterways, Cheryl Samaniego, Kettering University, Flint, MI 2013-present

 

Selected Publications

Storer CL, Dickey CA, Galigniana MD, Rein T, Cox MB. “FKBP51 and FKBP52 in Signaling and Disease” (2011). Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, 22(12):481-90.

De Leon JT, Iwai A, Feau C, Garcia Y, Balsiger HA, Storer CL, Suro RM, Garza KM, Lee S, Sang Kim Y, Chen Y, Ning YM, Riggs DL, Fletterick RJ, Guy RK, Trepel JB, Neckers LM, Cox MB, (2011) “Targeting the Regulation of Androgen Receptor Signaling by the Heat Shock Protein 90 Cochaperone FKBP52 in Prostate Cancer Cells.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(29):11878- 83.

Sivils JC, Storer CL, Galigniana MD, Cox MB. “Regulation of Steroid Hormone Receptor Function by the 52-kDa FK506-Binding Protein (FKBP52)” (2011). Current Opinions in Pharmacology. 11(4):314-9.

 

Contact Information

Email: csamaniego@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 249-4382

Office: 2-212E AB

Mary Gilliam

Research Interest

Low Temperature Plasma Technology

Surface Treatments and Coatings

Particle and Fiber Treatments

 

Education

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 2001

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 2006

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2011-present

Plasma Technology Leader, Sabic Innovative Plastics, Wixom, MI, 2006-2011

Research Assistant, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2001-2006

Teaching Assistant, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2003-2005

Engineering Co-op, Anheuser Busch Companies, Inc., St. Louis, MO, 2000

 

Research Activities

Research projects include surface treatments and coatings using atmospheric plasma for a variety of applications on rigid substrates, particles, and fibers.  Atmospheric plasma offers an eco-friendly process that is fast, continuous, and can be applied to bring about a variety of properties.  The process can be used to improve adhesion, tailor hydrophobic or hydrophilic properties, increase barrier properties, increase scratch and abrasion resistance, improve biocompatibility, tailor bioactivity, reduce friction, enhance resistance to chemicals, and reach other goals.

The methods developed in our labs have targeted areas such as biomedical materials, particle treatments, lightweight materials, UV-blocking coatings, scratch and abrasion, barrier coatings, seeds, and functional coatings for consumer goods.  For each application, the process is modified for the size and dimensions of the part.  Chemical precursors and precursor formulations are selected for experimentation to develop a coating that meets the application requirements.

 

Publications

Farhat, S.; Gilliam, M.; Rabago-Smith, M.; Baran, C.; Walter, N.; Zand, A. Polymer Coatings for Biomedical Applications Using Low Temperature, Atmospheric Pressure Plasma. Surf. Coat. Tech. 2013, in press.

Gilliam, M.; Farhat, S.; Zand, A.; Stubbs, B.; Magyar, M.; Garner, G. Atmospheric Plasma Surface Modification of PMMA and PP Micro-Particles. Plasma Process. Polym. (under review).

Higuchi, K.; Gilliam, M.; Yamaya, M.; Organic Resin Laminate. U.S. Patent 8,361,607 B2, 2013.

Gilliam, M.; Farhat, S.; Magyar, M.; Stubbs, B. Method and Apparatus for Surface Chemical Functionalization of Powders and Nanoparticles. U.S. Patent Application No. 61/788120, filing date Mar. 15, 2013.

Gilliam, M. Polymer Surface Treatment and Coating Technologies. In Handbook of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology; Nee, A., Ed.; Springer, 2013.

Gilliam, M.; Ritts, A.; Yu, Q. The Mesh Disturbance Effects in a Low-Temperature Cascade Arc Torch for Surface Modification of Low Density Polyethylene. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2010, 118(2), 805-817.

Giliam, M.; Yu, Q. Low-Temperature Plasma Processes for Polymeric Surface Modification. in Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing; Lee, S., Ed.; Taylor & Francis, 2007.

Gilliam, M.; Yu, Q. Surface Modification of a Group of Polymers Using a Low Temperature Cascade Arc Torch. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2007, 105, 360-372.

Gilliam, M.; Yu, Q.; Yasuda, H. Plasma Polymerization Behavior of Fluorocarbon Monomers in Low-
Pressure AF and RF Discharges. Plasma Process. Polym. 2007, 4, 165-172.

Gilliam, M.; Yu, Q. Surface Characterization of Low-Temperature Cascade Arc Plasma–Treated Low-Density Polyethylene Using Contact Angle Measurements. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2006, 99, 2528-2541.

 

Contact Information

Email: mgilliam@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 249-4043

Office: 2-224A AB

Matthew Causley

Research Interest

Numerical analysis

High performance computing

 

Education

B.S Applied Mathematics, Kettering University, Flint, MI 2006

Ph.D. Mathematical Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, 2011

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2014-present

Course Instructor, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, 2011-2014

Course Instructor, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, 2009-2010

Private Trigonometry Tutor, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, 2008

Teaching Assistant, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, 2006-2011

Actuarial Co-op, Towers Perrin, Southfield, MI, 2004-2006

Math & Physics Tutor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2002-2005

 

Research Activities

Novel methods for high order PDE solvers, Andrew Christlieb and David Seal, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 2011-present

Modeling for Optimal Stochastic Control Problems in online auctions, Albert Cohen, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 2014-Present

 

Selected Publications

Causley, M.F., and Christlieb, A., Higher order A-stable schemes for the wave equation using a successive convolution approach. accepted, SIAM Journal of Numerical Analysis.

Causley, M.F., Guclu, Y., Wolf, E. and Christlieb, A., Method of Lines Transpose: A Fast Implicit Wave Propagator. submitted, Mathematics of Computation.

Causley, M.F. and Petropoulos, P.G. On Numerically Solving the Cole-Cole Dielectric Model. in preparation.

Causley, M.F. and Petropoulos, P.G. On the Time-Domain Response of Havriliak-Negami Dielectrics. Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 61 (6) (2013), 3182-3189.

Causley, M.F., Christlieb, A., Van Groningen, L. and Ong, B. Method of Lines Transpose: An Implicit Solution to the One Dimensional Wave Equation. to appear, Mathematics of Computation.

Causley, M.F., Petropoulos, P.G. and Jiang, S. Incorporating the Havriliak-Negami Dielectric Model in the FD-TD Method. Journal of Computational Physics, 230 (10) (2011) 3884-3899.

McCartin, B.J, and Causley, M.F. Angled Derivative Approximation of the Hyperbolic Heat Conduction Equations. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computation, 182(2) (2006) 1581-1607.

 

Contact Information

Email: mcausley@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7902

Office: 2-100H AB

Jungme Park

Research Interests

Environmental Perception for Autonomous Driving

Driver Awareness System

HD map generation and Localization for Autonomous Driving

Artificial Intelligence –Deep Neural Networks

Hybrid Electrical vehicle Power management

 

Education

B.S. Statistics, Korea University, Seoul, Korea 1989

M.S. Computer Science, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 1996

Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 2001

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2017-present

Senior Research Engineer, Changan US R&D, Plymouth, MI, 2015-2016

Senior Research Engineer, Hyundai Mobis, Plymouth, MI, 2014-2015

Research Scientist, University of Michigan Dearborn, Dearborn, MI, 2006-2014

 

Research Activities

High Definition Map generation for Autonomous Driving using Camera and GPS sensors, Changan US R&D center, 2016.

North America Traffic Sign recognition system for the Multi Function Camera, Hyundai Mobis, 2015.

North America GNSS system evaluation for Autonomous Driving, Hyundai Mobis, 2015.

Advanced Speed and Energy Profile Trip Modeling using Static and Dynamic Information, Ford Motor Company-UM alliance program grant (grant number: N013596), 08/01/2010-07/31/2014. PI: Yi L. Murphey, Co-PI: Jungme Park 

Vehicle Implementation and Evaluation of Energy Management Strategy based on Machine Learning Approach Ford Motor Company-UM alliance program grant, Aug. 2009 – July 2010. PI: Y. L. Murphey, Co-PI: Jungme Park.

Cognitive Electric Power Management in Military Vehicular Systems Using Artificial Intelligence” Phase I ~ Phase III, US Army RDECOM-TARDEC, , 2007 ~ 2011, PI: Y. L. Murphey, Co-PI: Chris Mi, Project leader: Jungme Park.

Machine Learning Approaches to Vehicle Power Management, State of Michigan 21st Century Jobs Fund, 2007 ~ 2008, PI: Y. L. Murphey, project leader: Jungme Park.

TRW Educational Foundation, “A Real Time Machine Vision System for Traffic Sign Detection,” 2007 ~ 2010, PI: Y. L. Murphey, project leader: Jungme Park.

TRW Educational Fund, “Robust algorithms for pedestrian detection and tracking,” 2006 ~ 2007, PI: Y. L. Murphey, project leader: Jungme Park.

 

Selected Publications

Jungme Park, Yi L. Murphey, Abul Masrur, “Intelligent Energy Management and Optimization in a Hybridized All-Terrain Vehicle With Simple On–Off Control of the Internal Combustion Engine.” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 65.6 (2016): 4584-4596.

Jungme Park, Tianyu Wang, “Robust Real Time Traffic Sign Detection Methodology with Smart Adaptive Scanning Scheme,” HKMC group technology 2015 conference.

Jungme Park, Yi Lu Murphey, Johannes Kristinsson, Ryan McGee, Ming Kuang, Tony Phillips, “Intelligent Trip Modeling for Prediction of Origin-Destination Traveling Speed Profile,” IEEE Intelligent Transportation System, pp 1-15, Jan. 2014.

Xipeng Wang, Jungme Park, Yi L. Murphey, Kristinsson, Ming Kuang, Tony Phillips, “Intelligent Trip Modeling on Ramps using Ramp Classsification and Knowledge Base,” IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), 2014.

Qi Dai, Jungme Park, Yi L. Murphey, and Dev Kochhar, “Nonintrusive Automated Heart Rate Estimation Using Video Images with Intelligent Machine Learning,” FISITA 2014 World Automotive Congress, 2014.

Yi L. Murphey, Jungme Park, Leonidas Kiliaris, Ming Kuang, Abul Masrur, Anthony Phillips, and Qing Wang, “Intelligent Hybrid Vehicle Power Control – Part II: Online Intelligent Energy Management,” IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology, vol. 62(1), pp 69-79, 2013.

Yi L. Murphey, Jungme Park, and Abul Masrur, “Intelligent Energy Management in a Low Cost Hybrid Electric Vehicle Power System,” IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2013-Fall, Sep. 2013, Las Vegas, USA.

Jungme Park, Yi L. Murphey, Johannes Kristinsson, Ryan McGee, Ming Kuang, and Tony Phillips, “Intelligent speed profile prediction on urban traffic networks with machine learning,” IJCNN 2013, August 2013.

Yi L. Murphey, Jungme Park, ZhiHang Chen, Ming Kuang, Abul Masrur, Anthony Phillips, “Intelligent Hybrid Vehicle Power Control – Part I: Machine Learning of Optimal Vehicle Power,” IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology, vol. 61(8), pp 3519-3530, 2012.

Jungme Park, Li Dai, Yi L. Murphey, Johannes Kristinsson, Ryan McGee, Ming Kuang, and Tony Phillips, “Real time vehicle speed profile generation using neural network,” IJCNN 2011, July 2011.

Ruoqian Liu, Shen Xu, Jungme Park, and Yi L. Murphey, “Real time vehicle speed prediction using gas-kinetic traffic modeling,” IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence – SSCI 2011, April 2011.

Jungme Park, Zhihang Chen and Yi L. Murphey, “Intelligent vehicle power management through neural learning,” IJCNN2010, July 2010.

Jungme Park,  ZhiHang Chen, Leonidas Kiliaris, Ming Kuang, Abul Masrur, Anthony Phillips and Yi L. Murphey, “Intelligent  Vehicle Power Control based on Machine Learning of Optimal Control Parameters and Prediction of Road Type and Traffic Congestions,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 58, No. 9,  November, 2009.

Jialin Jiao, Zhong Zheng, Jungme Park and Yi L. Murphey, “A robust multi-class traffic sign detection and classification system using asymmetric and symmetric features,” 2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man& Cybernetics, October. 2009.

Jungme Park, Y Luo, H Wang, and Yi L. Murphey, “Pedestrian detection by modeling local convex shape features,” International Conference for Pattern Recognition, December 2008.

Jungme Park and Hong Tae Kang, “Prediction of Fatigue Life for Spot Welds Using Back-Propagation Neural Networks,” Materials & Design, vol. 28, pp. 2577-2584, 2007.

Yi L. Murphey, Zhihang Chen, L Kiliaris, Jungme Park, Ming Kuang, A Masrur, and A Phillips, “Neural learning of predicting driving environment for vehicle power management,” IJCNN2008, June 2008.

Jungme Park, Z Chen, L Kiliaris, Ming Kuang, A Masrur, A Phillips, and Yi L. Murphey “Intelligent vehicle power control based on prediction of road type and traffic congestions,” IEEE 68th Vehicular Technology Conference, September, 2008.

Jungme Park, H. Chen, and S. T. Huang, “A new gray-level edge thinning method,” Proceedings of the ISCA 13th International Conference: Computer Applications in Industry and Engineering, pp. 114-119, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, November, 2000

Jungme Park, C. Looney, and H. C. Chen, “A fast connected component labeling algorithm,” Proceedings of ISCA 15th International Conference: Computer and their Applications, pp. 373-376, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, March, 2000.

D. S. Chen, H. C. Chen and Jungme Park, “Solving Constrained Cell Formation Problems: A Neural Network Approach,” in Group Technology & Cellular Manufacturing Methodologies & Applications, (A. K. Kamrani editor), Chapter 8, 1997.

D. S. Chen, H. C. Chen and Jungme Park, “An Improved ART Neural Net for Machine Cell Formation,” Journal of Materials Processing Technology, vol 61, pp1-6, 1996.

 

Contact Information

Email: jpark@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7852

Office: 2-7030 AB

James K. Huggins

Research Interests

Formal Methods

Algorithm Specification and Verification

Computer Science Education

Computing Ethics

 

Education

B.S., Computer Science, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1989

M.S., Computer Science & Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1991

Ph.D., Computer Science & Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1995

 

Experience

Associate Professor,  Kettering University,  Flint,  MI,  2002-present

Assistant Professor,  Kettering University,  Flint,  MI,  1997-2002

Lecturer,  Wayne State University,  Detroit,  MI,  1996-1997

Research Fellow,  University of Michigan,  Ann Arbor,  MI,  1995-1996

 

Selected Publications

Steven C. Cater and James K. Huggins, “An ASM Dynamic Semantics for Standard ML”. In Y. Gurevich, P. Kutter, M. Odersky, and L. Thiele, eds., Abstract State Machines: Theory and Applications, Proceedings of ASM 2000 International Workshop, Springer LNCS 1912, 2000, 203–222.

Kevin Compton, James Huggins, and Wuwei Shen, “A Semantic Model for the State Machine in the Unified Modeling Language”. In Gianna Reggio, Alexander Knapp, Bernhard Rumpe, Bran Selic, and Roel Wieringa, eds., “Dynamic Behaviour in UML Models: Semantic Questions”, Workshop Proceedings, UML 2000 Workshop, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Institut für Informatik, Bericht 0006, October 2000, 25-31.

Yuri Gurevich and James K. Huggins, “Equivalence Is In The Eye Of The Beholder”, Theoretical Computer Science (179) 1-2 (1997), 353–380.

Yuri Gurevich and James K. Huggins, “The Semantics of the C Programming Language”, in Computer Science Logic, Selected papers from CSL’92, eds. E. Börger, H. K. Büning, G. Jäger, S. Martini, and M. M. Richter, Springer LNCS 702, 1993, 274–308.

James K. Huggins, “The Assumptions of Computing”, Ethics in the Computer Age, ACM Conference Proceedings, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, November 11-13, 1994, pp. 46–50.

James K. Huggins, “Engaging computer science students through cooperative education”, ACM SIGCSE Bulletin, volume 41, number 4 (December 2009), 90–94.

James K. Huggins, “Kermit: Specification and Verification”, in Specification and Validation Methods, ed. E. Börger, Oxford University Press, 1995, 247–293.

James K. Huggins, “Modular Term-Long CS2 Projects”, Proceedings of Frontiers in Education 2000, Kansas City, MO, 18-21 October 2000, Paper S2C.1.

James K. Huggins, “Using a Barrel of Monkeys in Computer Science”. Frontiers in Education 2005, Indianapolis, IN, 19-22 October 2005, Session F4C.

James K. Huggins and Wuwei Shen, “The Static and Dynamic Semantics of C (Extended Abstract)”. In Abstract State Machines — ASM 2000, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Abstract State Machines, Monte Verita, Switzerland, TIK-Report 87, Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, March 2000, 272–284.

James K. Huggins and David Van Campenhout, “Specification and Verification of Pipelining in the ARM2 RISC Microprocessor “, ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems, volume 3, number 4 (October 1998), 563-580.

James K. Huggins, “Computing History and Ethics: The Relevance of the Real World for Social Change”. SIGCAS Symposium on Computing for the Social Good: Educational Practices, 4 March 2015. (Abstract published in ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society 45, 2 (July 2015), 34.)

James K. Huggins, “Rock-paper-scissors: nifty tools and assignments”, presentation, Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual CCSC Midwestern Conference, 23-24 September 2011, Huntington University, Huntington, IN. (Abstract published in J. Comput. Sci. Coll. 27, 1 (October 2011), 90.)

James K. Huggins (moderator), Joseph Bergin, James Caristi, and Ellen Walker, “Survivor: Getting Through That Class The First Time”, panel discussion, ACM SIGCSE 2003, 21 February 2003.  

 

Contact Information

Email: jhuggins@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9500 ext. 5439

Office: 2-300G Academic Buidling

Javad Baqersad

Research Interests

Analytical and experimental modal analysis with structural dynamics applications

Computer-aided design and engineering

Finite element analysis and model updating

Automobile body structure design and crash analysis

Measurement techniques with a focus on non-contact methods

Health monitoring of structures

Dynamics of rotating machinery

Vehicle powertrain  simulation

 

Education

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, 2015

M.S.E. Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, 2014

M.S. Automotive Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2008

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran, 2008

 

Research Activities

Experimental modal test on a 57-meter long wind turbine blade in Wind Technology Testing Center, Charlestown, MA (2014).

Digital Image Correlation (DIC) test on a 50-meter wind turbine blade in Wind Technology Testing Center, Charlestown, MA (2014).

 

Selected Publications

J. Baqersad, C. Niezrecki, and P. Avitabile, “Extracting Full-Field Dynamic Strain on a Wind Turbine Rotor Subjected to Arbitrary Excitations using 3D Point Tracking and a Modal Expansion Technique”, doi:10.1016/j.jsv.2015.04.026, Sound and Vibration Journal (2015).

J. Baqersad, C. Niezrecki, and P. Avitabile, “Numerical and Experimental Analysis of the Boundary Conditions Effects on the Dynamics of Wind Turbines”, Wind Engineering Journal, V39 (4), 437–452 (2015).

J. Baqersad, C. Niezrecki, and P. Avitabile, “Full-Field Dynamic Strain Prediction on a Wind Turbine using Displacements of Optical Targets Measured by Stereophotogrammetry”, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing Journal, doi:10.1016/j.ymssp.2015.03.021 (2015).

T. Lundstrom, J. Baqersad, and C. Niezrecki, “Monitoring the Dynamics of a Robinson R44 Helicopter Main Rotor with High-Speed Stereophotogrammetry”, Experimental Techniques Journal, doi: 10.1111/ext.12127 (2015).

S. E. Obando, J. Baqersad, and P. Avitabile, “Improved Modal Characterization Using Hybrid Data” Sound and Vibration, V. 48, 8-12, June (2014).

J. Carr, J. Baqersad, C. Niezrecki, and P. Avitabile, “Full Field Dynamic Strain on Wind Turbine Blade Using Digital Image Correlation Techniques and Limited Sets of Measured Data from Photogrammetric Targets” Experimental Techniques Journal, doi: 10.1111/ext.12129 (2014).

B. Mashhadi, A. Kakaee, J. Baqersad, “Vibration Characteristics of Continuously Variable Transmission Push Belts” Iranian Journal of Science and Technology Transactions of Mechanical Engineering, V. 39, 77-82 (2013).

J. Baqersad, P. Poozesh, C. Niezrecki, and P. Avitabile, “Comparison of Modal Parameters Extracted Using MIMO, SIMO, and Impact Hammer Tests on a Three-Bladed Wind Turbine” 32th IMAC, A Conference on Structural Dynamics, Orlando, FL (2014).

 

Contact Information

Email: jbaqersad@kettring.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7494

Office: 2-231MC

Arnaldo Mazzei

Research Interests

Automotive

Vibrations

 

Education

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1998

M. Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1991

B. Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1987

 

Experience

Professor-Mechanical Engineering,  Kettering University,  Flint,  MI  1999 – present

Research Associate – Mechanical Engineering,  University of Michigan,  Dearborn,  MI,  1998 – 1999

Assistant Professor,  University of Sao Paulo,  Brazil,  1990 – 1993

 

Research Activities

Consulting – Driveline vibration instability, No collaborators,American Axle & Manufacturing, Rochester Hills, MI, 2009 – 2010

Consulting – Parts re-design and optmization, No collaborators,Regency Plastics, Bad Axe, MI, 2008 – 2008

Consulting – Chassis vibration, No collaborators, Delphi, Flint, MI, 2006 – 2006

 

Selected Publications

Mazzei, A. and Scott, R. A.; 2013, Journal of Vibration and Control vol. 19 (5), 771 – 786, On the Effects of Non-Homogeneous Materials on the Vibrations and Static Stability of Tapered Shafts.

Mazzei, A.; 2012, Journal of Shock and Vibration vol. 19 (6), 1315 – 1326, On the Effect of Functionally Graded Materials on Resonances of Rotating Beams.

Mazzei, A. and Scott, R. A.; 2011, ASME – Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Vol.133, Iss.6, December 2011, Effect of Functionally Graded Materials on Resonances of Bending Shafts Under Time-Dependent Axial Loading.

Mazzei, A.; 2011, Journal of Vibration and Control vol. 17 (5), 667 – 677, Passage through Resonance in a Universal Joint Driveline System.

Mazzei, A. and Scott, R. A.; 2003, Journal of Sound and Vibration 265(4), 863-885, Effects of Internal Viscous Damping on the Stability of a Rotating Shaft Driven through a Universal Joint.

Mazzei, A. and Scott, R. A.; 2001, Journal of Sound and Vibration 244(3), 555-562, Principal Parametric Resonance Zones of a Rotating Rigid Shaft Driven through a Universal Joint.

Mazzei, A., Argento, A., and Scott, R. A.; 1999, Journal of Sound and Vibration 222(1), 19-47, Dynamic stability of a rotating shaft driven through a universal joint.


Contact Information

Email: amazzei@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7878

Office: 2-237 Mott Building

Raghu Echempati

Research Interests

Mechanical Engineering Design, Mechanisms Design

Fatigue Design

Automotive Body Design and Engineering

Vehicle Dynamics and Chassis System Design

Mechanical Vibrations

Metal Forming Process Simulation

Applied Design of Experiments (DOE)

Finite Element Analysis

 

Education

Bachelor of Engineering, Andhra University (India), 1970

Master of Technology (Machine Design and Vibrations), Indian Institute of Technology, 1972

Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, 1978

Masters in Engineering Management, Kettering University, Michigan, 2014

Post-Doctoral Associate, NSF Funded, University of Florida, Gainesville, 1979-80

 

Experience

Consultant,QFD Plastics, Flint,  MI,  2014

Faculty Intern, GEMA (Chrysler Group), Dundee,  MI,  2007

Faculty Intern, General Motors,  Various locations,  MI, Ohio,  2000-2001

Consultant, Hayssen Industries,  Duncan,  SC,  2001

Consultant, Wolverine Tubes,  Decatur,  AL,  2000

Consultant,  Laser Sensing System,  Bloomfield Hills,  MI,  1999

 

Research Activities

Development of online Solid Mechanics Course, CETL Grant: – Completed in 2015

Development of Everyday Engineering Examples in classroom, ENGAGE Mini-grant – Completed 2015

Study of wire coil winding machine, QFD Plastics, Flint, MI, 2014.

Development and implementation of Statics Online Learning Initiatives (OLI) in to classrooms, NSF-CCLI Collaborative Project – completed in 2014

Faculty Intern to study Error and Mistake Proofing (EMP) Devices, GEMA (Chrysler Group), 2007

Development of Sheetmetal Forming Course Modules, GM-PACE FOUNDATION, Warren, MI, 2004

Faculty Intern, Formability Analysis Division to do variety of projects of interestt to GM, General Motors Corporation (Faculty Intern), Troy, MI, 2001-02

Development of simulation studies for potato packaging mechanism, Hayssen Industries, Duncan, SC, 2001 (with co-investigators)

Modeling and analysis using LS-Dyna of tubes for heat exchangers, Wolverine Tube, Inc., Decatur, AL, 2000 (with co-investigators)

Design of a platform for holding Laser Sensing System, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 1999 (with co-investigators)

Design and analysis of a wheel chair for partially disabled, Wheelchariot, Chicago, IL, 1998-2000 (with co-investigators)

Analysis of pressure vessels, CMI-Schneible, Holly, MI, 1998 (with co-investigators)

Study of airbag related injuries, Bosch Professorship, 1998.

 

Selected Publications

1. A. Eideh, Uday S. Dixit and Raghu Echempati, “A Simple Analytical Model of Laser Bending Process, paper published in Lasers Based Manufacturing, Topics in Mining, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering by Springer India 2015, edited by S.N. Joshi and U.S. Dixit (eds.), , DOI 10.1007/978-81-322-2352-8_1.

2. R. Echempati, LeBlanc, N., Sahu, A., and Dani, P., “Quick-return Mechanism Revisited”, Computers in Education Journal (Division of ASEE), Vol. 25, No. 2, April-June 2014 issue.

3. Y. Dong, A. Mazzei and R. Echempati, “On the Wind-shield Mechanism Design to Enhance Student Understanding of Design Courses”, Proceedings of ASEE 2012 Conference held in Sa Antonio, TX, June 2012. A modified version of this is published in Computers in Education Journal, Volume 23, Number 1, January-March 2013 issue.

4. R. Echempati and A. Fox, “Integrated Metal Forming, Vibration Analysis, and Thickness Optimization of Sheet Metal Parts”, Proceedings of TMCE 2010 Congress held in Ancona, Italy, April 2010 (modified version of this paper is accepted for publication in Journal of Computers in Engineering), 2012.

5. R. Echempati, “Math-Based Modeling of Sheet Metal Forming with Applications”, Proceedings of TEHNONAV 2008 World Conference held at Constanta, Romania, 2008 (this paper is being considered for publication in a Journal).

6. R. Echempati, “Assessment of Student Understanding of Program Outcomes in Machine Design Course”, J. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education, Volume 8, Issue 1 & 2 January-June 2007.

7. R. Echempati and Aakash Tamhaney, “Forming, Spring Back and Modal Analysis of a Rectangular Pan”, paper published in the Journal of Engineering Manufacture, UK, August 2005.

8. R. Echempati, “Dynamic Characteristics of the Pultruded Composite Coupler of A Four-Bar Linkage,” International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration (IJAV), pp. 198-204, V 9, N 4, December 2004.

9. R. Echempati and Y. J. Huh, “Design and Analysis of the Swaging Manufacturing Process Using CAE”, J. of Korean Academy of Industrial Society (KAIS), Vol. 5, No. 5, pp. 442-446, 2004.

10. R. Echempati and C. White, “Case Study of Hinge Alignment Problems”, Production and Inventory Management Journal, Second Quarter 2000.

11. R. Echempati, “Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Whirling Speeds of Pultruded Composite Shafts,” SAE paper #1999-01-1028, 1999.

12. M. D. Rao, R. Echempati and S. Nadella, “Dynamic Analysis and Damping of Composite Structures Embedded with Viscoelastic Layers”, Paper published in Composites Engineering Journal, 1998.

13. R. Kashani, R. Echempati and T. Vivekanandan, “Computer Aided Torch Trajectory Generation for Automated Coating of Parts with Complex Surfaces”, Paper published in the ASM Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, V 3, N2, pp.208-215, Jun 1994.

14. P.M.Jawahar, K.N. Gupta and R. Echempati, “Mathematical Modeling for Lateral Dynamic Simulation of a Railway Vehicle with Conventional and Unconventional Wheelset”, Journal of Mathematical and Computer Modeling, V 14, pp. 989-994, 1990; Published by Pergamon Press.

15. K.C. Makwana, K.N. Gupta, and R. Echemapti, “A Continuous Mass Model for Predicting Elastodynamic Behavior of Rocker in a Planar Four Bar Linkage Having Elastic Coupler and Rocker”, Journal of Mathematical and Computer Modeling, V 14, pp. 1002-1007, 1990; Published by Pergamon Press. (Won a 1990 Best Paper Award)

16. A. Balasubramonian and R. Echempati, “Experimental Study of the Elastodynamic Behavior of the Unbalanced and the Counterweighted Four Bar Mechanisms”, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, vol. 112, Sept. 1990, pp. 271.

17. R. Echempati and R. Balasubramonian, “Vibratory Response of the Elastic Coupler of a Four Bar Linkage”, Journal of Mechanisms and Machine Theory, V22, N2, 1987, pp. 153.

18. A. Balasubramonian and R. Echempati, “Stability Analysis of Elastic Coupler of a Four-Bar Mechanism”, Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), vol. 66, pt. ME 6, May 1986.

19. A. Balasubramonian and R. Echempati, “Vibratory Response of an Elastic Coupler of a Four Bar Linkage”, ASME Paper No. 86-DET-194, 1986.

20. George Sandor, A. G. Erdman and R. Echempati, “Double-Valued Solutions of the Euler-Savary Equation and its Counterpart in Bobillier’s Constructions”, Journal of Mechanisms and Machine Theory, vol. 20, No. 2, 1985, pp. 145.

21. B.L. Sachdeva and R. Echempati, “Dynamic Characteristics of Cam-Follower Systems”, Journal of Engineering Design, vol. 2, No. 1, April 1984, pp. 20.

22. J.S. Rao, R. Echempati and N. Kumar, “Mathematical Modeling to Simulate the Transient Dynamic Longitudinal Force in Drawbar of a Train Consist”, Journal of Sound and Vibration, V94, N3, 8 Jun 1984, pp. 365.

23. V.V.R. Rao., et. al., “Rotating Water Table for the Determination of No-Steady Forces in a Turbine Stage Through Modified Hydraulic Analogy”, Defense Science Journal, Oct. 1983, pp. 273. (Awarded Best Paper of the Issue)

24. G.N. Sandor and R. Echempati, “Material Conservation Through Engineering Design”, Journal of Corrosion and Maintenance, April-June 1983, pp. 83.

25. G.N. Sandor, et. al., “New Complex Number Form of the Cubic of Stationary Curvature in a Computer-Oriented Treatment of Planar Path Curvature Theory for Higher-Pair Rolling Contact”, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Jan, 1982, pp. 233.

26. G.N. Sandor, et. al., “New Complex-Number Forms of the Euler-Savary Equation in a Computer-Oriented Treatment of Planar Path Curvature Theory for Higher-Pair Rolling Contact”, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Jan, 1982, Vol 104, pp. 227.

27. G.N. Sandor, et. al., “Coriolis Acceleration Analysis of Planar Mechanisms by Complex Number Algebra”, Journal of Mechanisms and Machine Theory, V17, N6, 1982, pp. 405.

28. R. Echempati and N.T. Asnani, “Computer Program for Design of a Helical Spring for Minimum Weight, Minimum Volume and Minimum Length”, Journal of Institution of  Engineers (India), Vol 59, pt ME 6, May 1979, pp. 274.

29. R. Echempati, S.K. Anand and N.T. Asnani, “Computer Program for Design of a Helical Spring for Optimum Frequency”, Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), Vol 59, pt ME 4, Jan 1979, pp. 171.

30. R. Echempati and J.S. Rao, “Jump Phenomena in Cam Follower Systems – A Continuous Mass Model Approach”, ASME Paper No. 76-WA/DE-26.

31. R. Echempati and J.S. Rao, “Experimental Determination of Jump Characteristics in Cam Follower Systems”, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (London), 1975, pp. 951-956.

 

Conference papers

1. R. Echempati, “Learning Outcomes of using Real Life (or Everyday) Examples in Mechanics Stream of Courses”, Proc. of ASEE Annual Conference held at Seattle, WA, June 2015.

2. Tianwu Li, R. Echempati and R. Fiedler, “Analysis and Redesign of Structural Walls of Sink-float Tank of Plastic Recycling Machine”, Proc. of ASEE NCS Conference held at Cincinnati, OH, April 2015.

3. Yi Yang and R. Echempati, “Use of technology and software in the classroom – Active learning and project-based learning”, Proc. of ASEE NCS Conference held at Cincinnati, OH, April 2015.

4. Vyasa, R., and Echempati, R. (2014). Finite Element Analysis of a Lathe Spindle”. Paper presented at ASME IMECE 2014 Conference held in Montreal, Canada, September 2014.

5. Echempati, R. (2014) Statics Concepts Inventory Results at Kettering University. Proceedings of ASEE 2014 Conference held in Indianapolis, IN, June 2014.

6. Vyasa, R., Kwintiane, B., Echempati, R., and Roller, D. (2014). 5-axes Response Surface Graph for Optimal Control of Lathe Spindle Vibration. Proceedings of TMCE-2014 Conference held in Budapest, Hungary, May 2014.

7. R. Echempati and Sala, A. (2013). Experiences of Implementing Blended Teaching and Learning Technique in Mechanics and Design Courses. Proceedings of ASEE 2013 Conference held in Atlanta, GA., June 2013.

8. R. Echempati and Anca Sala, “Experiences of Implementing Blended Teaching and Learning Technique in Mechatronics and FEA Courses”, Proceedings of ASEE 2013 Conference held in Atlanta, GA, June 24, 2013.

9. R. Echempati, et al., “Quick-Return Mechanism Revisited”, Proceedings of ASEE 2013 Conference held in Atlanta, GA, June 24, 2013.

10. Raghu Echempati, et al, “Design Optimization of a Car Truck Stand”, Proceedings of ASEE 2012 Conference held in San Antonio, TX, June, 2012.

11. Yaomin Dong, Arnaldo Mazzei and Raghu Echempati, “On the Use of a Windshield Wiper Mechanism Simulation Project to Enhance Student Understanding of Design Topics”, Proceedings of ASEE 2012 Conference held in San Antonio, TX, June, 2012.

12. Anca Sala, Raghu Echempati, and Firas Aakasheh, “Assessment of Student Learning Through Class Work and Homework Intervention Method”, Proceedings of ASEE 2012 Conference held in San Antonio, TX, June, 2012.

13. Raghu Echempati, “Integration of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Topics in Mechanics and Design Courses”, paper presented at the Regional KEEN Conference, Mercer University, Macon, GA, March 17, 2012.

14. John Clark and Raghu Echempati, “Design and Analysis of a Car-Truck Stand (Paper No. IMECE2011-63902)”, Proceedings of ASME IMECE 2011 Conference held in Denver, CO, November 2011.

15. Raghu Echempati, et. al., “Optimal Central Composite Design for Manufacturing Simulation of 0.50 Caliber Projectile (Paper No. IMECE2011-63226)”, Proceedings of ASME IMECE 2011 Conference held in Denver, CO, November 2011.

16. Raghu Echempati, “Integration of entrepreneurship Topics in Design Courses – Experiences and Lessons Learned”, Proceedings of ASEE 2011 Conference held at Vancouver, BC, June 26-29, 2011.

17. Raghu Echempati, et. al., “Virtual forming and gage thickness optimization of sheet metal components”, Proceedings of the  ICoRD ’11 International Conference held at I.I.Sc., Bangalore, India, January 2011.

18. Raghu Echempati, “Applications of linear and nonlinear finite element analysis in education – future trends”, technical paper/keynote address delivered at AIMTDR 2010 Conference held at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India, December 2010.

19. Raghu Echempati, et. al., “Integrating Sustainable Energy Topics in to Graduate Engineering Program”, invited lecture for panel discussion at International Conference 2010 on SUSTAINABILITY: Management & Beyond, held at IIM, Shillong, India, December 2010.

20. Raghu Echempati, et. al., “Assessment of a Common Finite Element Analysis Course”, Proceedings of ASEE 2010 Conference held in Louisville, KY, June 2010.

21. Raghu Echempati and Richard Dippery, “Teaching and Assessment Experiences of an Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Design Course”, Proceedings of ASEE 2010 Conference held in Louisville, KY, June 2010.

22. Raghu Echempati and Andy Fox, “Development of a Sample Tutorial for Metal Forming Using Advanced Computer Aided Engineering Tools”, Proceedings of ASEE 2010 Conference held in Louisville, KY, June 2010.

23. Raghu Echempati and Andy Fox, “Integrated Metal Forming, Vibration Analysis, and Thickness Optimization of Sheet Metal Parts”, Proceedings of TMCE 2010 Congress held in Ancona, Italy, April 2010 (paper being considered for publication in an International Journal)

24. Raghu Echempati and Enayat Mahajerin, “Experiences of Finite Element Analysis Course Assessment”, Proceedings of INTERTECH 2010 Conference held in Brazil, March 2010.

25. Raghu Echempati and Andy Fox, “Use of Advanced CAE Tools for Mechanism Design and Metal Forming Analysis”, Proceedings of MES 2009 Conference held in Taiwan during December 17 – 19, 2009.

26. Raghu Echempati and Andy Fox, “Mechanism Modeling and Virtual Forming Studies of a Sheet Metal Component Using Advanced Computational Tools”, technical paper/keynote Lecture delivered at ICAMB 2009 International Conference held in Vellore Institute of Technology during December 14 – 16, 2009.

27. Andy Fox and Raghu Echempati, “Modeling, Forming, Modal Analysis, and Gauge Optimization of Sheet Metal Parts”, paper presented and published in the proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC 2009), held in West Lafayette, IN, during October 4-7, 2009, Paper #MSEC2009-84326.

28. Raghu Echempati, Enayat Mahajerin and Anca Sala, “Development of an Assessment Procedure for Integration of Mathematical and CAE Tools in Engineering Courses”, Proceedings of ASEE 2009 Conference, Paper #2009-2059, June 2009.

29. Anca Sala and Raghu Echempati, “Lessons Learned from Teaching and Assessment in the Physics for Engineers Course Sequence”, Proceedings of ASEE 2009 Conference, Paper #2009-1924, June 2009.

30. Raghu Echempati and Andy Fox, “Integration of Concepts in Mechanism and Finite Element Analysis using Advanced CAE Tools”, Proceedings of ASEE 2009 Conference, Paper #2009-2412, June 2009.

31. Raghu Echempati and Michael Butsch, “Assessment of Mechanical Engineering Study Abroad programs in Germany: Experiences and Lessons Learned”, Proceedings of ASEE 2009 Conference, Paper #2009-2396, June 2009.

32. Raghu Echempati, “Study Abroad Programs: Assessment and New Prospects”, Proceedings of VI International Conference on Engineering and Computer Education (ICECE) 2009 Congress, March 8, 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2009.

33. Raghu Echempati, Enayat Mahajerin and Anca Sala, “Effective Integration of Mathematical and CAE Tools in Engineering Curriculum”, Proceedings of ASEE 2008 Conference, Paper #AC 2008-697, June 2008.

34. Anca Sala and Raghu Echempati, “Direct Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes in Physics for Engineers Courses”, Proceedings of ASEE 2008 Conference, Paper #AC 2008-923, June 2008.

35. Raghu Echempati, “Math-Based Modeling of Sheet Metal Forming with Applications”, Proceedings of TEHNONAV 2008 World Conference held at Constanta, Romania, 2008.

36. Raghu Echempati, “Integrated Product and Process Development for Optimum Metal Forming – Case Study”, technical paper/keynote address at the All India Seminar on New Vistas in Manufacturing, organized by the Institution of Engineers (India), 2008.

37. Raghu Echempati, “Metal Forming Simulation – Issues and Optimum Design”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Design and Manufacture, Karunya Nagar, India, 2008.

38. Raghu Echempati, “Learning Experiences of Using Assessment Tools for Solid Mechanics Course”, ASEE 2007 Conference, Hawaii, June 2007.

39. Raghu Echempati and Michael Butsch, “Mechanical Engineering Study Abroad program in Germany – Experiences and Lessons Learned, ASEE Conference, Hawaii, June 2007.

40. Raghu Echempati, and Enayat Mahajerin, “Integration and assessment of mathematical tools in the Engineering curriculum,” Proc. of WCCSETE2006 Congress, Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 2006.

41. Raghu Echempati, and A. Mazzei, “On the use of CAE software in Mechanical Engineering design courses”, Proc. of WCCSETE2006 Congress, Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 2006.

42. Raghu Echempati and S. Nasef, “Mechanism Design Using MATLAB®,” Proceedings of WCETE2005 World Conference, Santos, Brazil, March 2005.

43. Raghu Echempati, et al, “Fuel Cell Engineering Education at Kettering University”, Proceedings of WCETE2005 World Conference, Santos, Brazil, March 2005.

44. Raghu Echempati and E. Mahajerin “Integration and assessment of mathematical tools in the Engineering curriculum,” Proc. of WCCSETE2006 Congress, Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 2006.

45. A. Mazzei and Raghu Echempati, “On the use of CAE software in Mechanical Engineering design courses,” Proc. of WCCSETE2006 Congress, Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 2006.

46. Raghu. Echempati and S. Nasef, “Mechanism Design Using MATLAB®,” Proceedings of WCETE2005 World Conference, Santos, Brazil, March 2005.

47. K. J. Berry, R. Echempati, K. Wolf and A. Mazzei, “Fuel Cell Engineering Education at Kettering University,” Proceedings of WCETE2005 World Conference, Santos, Brazil, March 2005.

48. Raghu Echempati, “Assessment of Student Understanding of Program Outcomes in Machine Design Course,” J. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education (STEM), January 2005.

49. Raghu Echempati, Arnaldo Mazzei and Karim Nasr, “Student Understanding of Program Outcomes through Formative and Summative Course-Level Assessment”,” Proceedings of the ASEE2004 Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 2004 (won Best Poster Award at CETL 2004 Conference).

50. W. Waldron, R. Echempati, C. Hoff and P. Zang, “Learning Module for using Dynaform® to Study the Effects of Die-Entry and Punch-Nose Radii on Drawing Cups”, Proceedings of 8th International LS-DYNA Users’ Conference, Detroit, MI, May 2004.

51. A. Mazzei and R. Echempati, “Integrating Simulation Software into Mechanical Engineering Design Courses,” Proceedings of WCETE2004 World Conference, Santos, Brazil, March 2004

52. Raghu Echempati and Aakash Tamhaney, “Forming, Spring Back and Modal Analysis of a Rectangular Pan,” Proceedings of the ICME2004 Conference, Melbourne, Australia, October 2003

53.  Raghu Echempati and Aakash Tamhaney, “Modal Analysis of Simple V-Shaped Bending Parts,”Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress on Sound and Vibration held in Stockholm, pages 4377 – 4384, July 2003

54. Raghu Echempati and V.M.S. Sathya Dev, “Simple Spring Back Studies in Aluminum Alloys,” Proceedings (Vol I) of NUMISHEET2002 International Congress, Je Ju Island, Korea, October 2002

55. Raghu Echempati and V.M.S. Sathya Dev, “Statistical Design Study of Aluminum Forming,” Proceedings (Vol I) of NUMISHEET2002 International Congress, Je Ju Island, Korea, October 2002

56. Raghu Echempati, Benchmark A: “Drawing Simulation of Aluminum Cylindrical Cups subjected to High and Low Binder Forces,” Proceedings (Vol II) of NUMISHEET2002 International Congress, Je Ju Island, Korea, October 2002.

57. Karim Nasr, et al, “Global Engineering Education Through Study-Abroad Experiences:  Assessment and Lessons Learned”, ASEE/SEFI/TUB Colloquium, Berlin, 2002.

58. Raghu Echempati and Arnaldo Mazzei, “Teaching and Learning Experiences of an Integrated Mechanism and Machine Design Course,” Proceedings of ASEE 2002 Conference in Montreal, Canada, June 2002.

59. Raghu Echempati and V.M.S. Sathya Dev, “Experimental Design Study of Metal Forming,” Proceedings of ASEE 2002 Conference in Montreal, Canada, June 2002.

60. William Broene and R. Echempati, “Improved Crash Analysis Through the Estimation of Residual Strains Brought About by Forming Metal,” Proceedings of 7th International LS-DYNA Users Conference, Detroit, MI, May 2002.

61. Raghu Echempati and V.M.S. Sathya Dev, “Spring Back Studies in Aluminum Alloys,” Proceedings of SAE 2002 World Congress, Detroit, MI, March 2002.

62. Raghu Echempati and Arnaldo Mazzei, “An Integrated Mechanism and Machine Design Course,” INTERTECH 2002, Santos, Brazil, March 2002.

63. Raghu Echempati, “An Integrated Real and Virtual Metal Forming Course,” Proceedings of ASEE2001 Conference, Phoenix, AZ, 2001.

64. R. Echempati, “Virtual and Real Forming of Aluminum – A Classroom Scenario”, International Conference on Gearing, Transmissions and Mechanical Systems in Nottingham, England in July 2000.

65. R. Echempati, “Computer Simulation of Swaging Manufacturing Process”, Raghu Echempati, International Conference on Gearing, Transmissions and Mechanical Systems in Nottingham, England in July 2000.

66. Raghu Echempati, William J. Riffe and K. Joel Berry, “Virtual and Real Forming of Sheet Metal – A Classroom Scenario”, presented at the Regional meeting at Michigan State University, E. Lansing in  March 2000 and the National ASEE Conference in St. Louis in June 2000 (nominated for best paper award).

67. R. Echempati and S. Likhite, “Educational and Research Issues Concerning Virtual and Real Forming of (steel) Sheet Metal,” 2000 LS-DYNA user’s conference, Detroit, MI, April 2000.

68. Raghu Echempati, Sarang Likhite and M. Blakely, “Numerical Analysis And Simulation Of Swaging Process Using LS –DYNA Software”, paper presented in the LS-DYNA User’s Conference, September 1998, Detroit, MI.

69. Raghu Echempati and Sarang Likhite, “Formability Studies of Aluminum Alloys,” ASME Regional Student’s Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, April 2000.

70. R. Echempati, W. Riffe and K. J. Berry, “Virtual and Real Forming of Sheet Metal – A Classroom Scenario,” American Society of Engineering Education Regional conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, March 2000.

71. R. Echempati and W. Riffe, “Real and Virtual Manufacturing – A class room scenario,” Raghu Echempati and William Riffe, AmeriPam 2000 World Conference, Detroit, MI, 2000.

72. Raghu Echempati and Sanjeev Srinivasan, “Computer Simulation of Swaging Manufacturing Process,” 1999 LS-DYNA user’s conference, Detroit, MI, September 1999.

73. Raghu Echempati, “Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Whirling Speeds of Pultruded Composite Shafts,” SAE paper #1999-01-1028.

74. Raghu Echempati and M. Meganathan, “Dynamic Characteristics Of A Four-Bar Linkage Coupler Fabricated From Pultruded Composite Materials,” Proceedings of 1999 SAE International Congress held in Detroit, MI, 1999.

75. Richard Dippery and Raghu Echempati, “Robust Design of Gears”, paper presented in the 1998 ASME Power Transmission and Gearing Conference, September 13 – 16, 1998, Atlanta, GA, and published in the Proceedings of ASME DETC.

76. Richard Dippery, Raghu Echempati and John Ellis, “Design And Stress Analysis of Gears Using Boundary Element Method”, paper presented in the 1998 ASME Power Transmission and Gearing Conference, September 13 – 16, 1998, Atlanta, GA, and published in the Proceedings of ASME DETC, 1998.

77. Raghu Echempati and Meganathan Mohanraj, “Rotordynamic Studies on Pultruded Composite Shafts”, by Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Composites Engineering, July 1997, pp 303-304.

 

Contact Information

Email: rechempa@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7835

Office: 2-217 Mott Building

Salomon Turgman Cohen

Research Interests

Computational fluid dynamics

Computational material science

Two-dimensional polymeric materials

Transport Phenomena

 

Education

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2010

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 2005

 

Experience

Postdoctoral Researcher, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2011-2013

Graduate Research Assistant, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2005-2010

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2004-2005

 

Selected Publications

Turgman-Cohen, S.; Escobedo, F.A.; “Transport Properties of polyamines/CO2 complexes via Molecular Dynamics Simulations” Submitted.

Patil, R.R.; Turgman-Cohen, S.; Srogl, J.; Kiserow, D.; Genzer, J.; “On-demand degrafting and the study of molecular weight and grafting density of poly (methyl methacrylate) brushes on flat silica substrates”; Langmuir 31, 2372 (2015); DOI: 10.1021/la5044766

Patil, R.R.; Turgman-Cohen, S.; Srogl, J.; Kiserow, D.; Genzer, J.; “Direct Measurement of Molecular Weight and Grafting Density by Controlled and Quantitative Degrafting of Surface-Anchored Poly (methyl methacrylate)”; ACS Macro Letters 4, 251 (2015); DOI: 10.1021/mz5007188

Turgman-Cohen, S.; Araque, J.C.; Hoek, E.M.V.; Escobedo, F.A. “Molecular Dynamics of Equilibrium and Pressure-Driven Transport Properties of Water through LTA-type Zeolites” Langmuir 29, 12389 (2013); DOI: 10.1021/la402895h

Bain, E.D.; Turgman-Cohen, S.; Genzer J.; “Progress in Computer Simulation of Bulk, Confined, and Surface-initiated Polymerizations”; Macromol. Theo. Sim. 22, 8 (2013); DOI: 10.1002/mats.201200030

Turgman-Cohen, S.; Genzer, J. “Computer Simulation of Concurrent Bulk- and Surface-Initiated Living Polymerization”, Macromolecules 45, 2128 (2012). DOI: 10.1021/ma202679r

Turgman-Cohen, S.; Genzer, J. “Simultaneous Bulk- and Surface-Initiated Controlled Radical Polymerization from Planar Substrates”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133, 17567 (2011). DOI: 10.1021/ja2081636

Dong L.B.; Turgman-Cohen, S.; Roberts, G.W.; Kiserow, D.J. “Effect of Polymer Size on Heterogeneous Catalytic Polystyrene Hydrogenation”, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 49, 11280 (2010). DOI: 10.1021/ie1011905

Turgman-Cohen, S.; Genzer, J. “Computer Simulation of Controlled Radical Polymerization: Effect of Chain Confinement Due to Initiator Grafting Density and Solvent Quality in “Grafting From” Method”, Macromolecules 43, 9567 (2010). DOI: 10.1021/ma102046q

Liu, X.; Wu, D.; Turgman-Cohen, S.; Genzer, J.; Theyson, T.W.; Rojas, O.J. “Adsorption of a Nonionic Symmetric Triblock Copolymer on Surfaces with Different Hydrophobicity”, Langmuir 26, 9565 (2010). DOI: 10.1021/la100156a

Turgman-Cohen, S.; Fischer, D.A.; Kilpatrick, P.K.; Genzer, J. “Asphaltene Adsorption onto Self-Assembled Monolayers of Alkyltrichlorosilanes of Varying Chain Length”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 1, 1347 (2009). DOI: 10.1021/am900203u

Turgman-Cohen, S.; Smith, M.B.; Fischer, D.A.; Kilpatrick, P.K.; Genzer, J. “Asphaltene Adsorption onto Self-Assembled Monolayers of Mixed Aromatic and Aliphatic Trichlorosilanes”, Langmuir 25, 6260 (2009). DOI: 10.1021/la9000895

 

Contact Information

Email: sturgmancohen@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 249-4045

Office: 2224B AB

Allan R. Taylor

Research Interests

Electric Machine Drives

Renewable Energy Systems

High Density Power Electronics Systems

Battery Management Systems

Electric Vehicles

 

Education

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2009

M.S. Engineering, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2011

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, (expected 2018)

 

Experience

Research Engineer, Kettering University,  Flint,  MI  2011 – 2014

Technical Support / Web Designer,  SerTop LLC, LasVegas,  NV  2009

Co-op Student / Electrical Engineer,  Autoliv Electronics America,  Southfield,  MI  2004 – 2008

 

Research Activities

High Power-Density Low-Voltage 10kW Inverter Design for Start-Stop Inverter, for APES, 2014

Development of Sinusoidal Control Algorithm for BLDC Motor Drives, for APES, 2014

Design of a 90kW Motor Drive System, for Broad Ocean Technologies, 2013-2014

Electronic Powertrain and Battery Management System Design for Electric Scooters, for Mahindra, 2012-2013

Development of Control Board and Gate Drive Board for 55kW Traction Inverter, for SinoEV, 2012

12V/1kW Motor Drive System for Deisel Emissions Controls, for Tenneco, 2011-2012

11kW Power Factor Correction Controller used in Electric Vehicle Fast-Chargers, for Magna E-car, 2011

Design and Implementation of a Bench-Top Electric-Vehicle Testing Laboratory, for U.S. Department of Energy, 2009 – 2011

 

Selected Publications

Fei Yang; Taylor, A.; Hua Bai; Bing Cheng; Khan, A.; Young Joo Lee; Zhong Nie, “Using D-Q transformation to variable switching frequency PWM control for interior permanent magnet synchronous motor drives,” Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2014 IEEE , vol., no., pp.5192,5197, 14-18 Sept. 2014

Fei Yang; Chenguang Jiang; Taylor, A.; Hua Bai; Kotrba, A.; Yetkin, A.; Gundogan, A., “Design of a High-Efficiency Minimum-Torque-Ripple 12-V/1-kW Three-Phase BLDC Motor Drive System for Diesel Engine Emission Reductions,” Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on , vol.63, no.7, pp.3107,3115, Sept. 2014

Li, Yu; Taylor, Allan; Bai, Kevin, “A hybrid observer for the full-speed-range sensorless control of interior permanent magnet motor drives,” Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), 2014 IEEE , vol., no., pp.1,5, 15-18 June 2014

Chenguang Jiang; Taylor, A.; Chen Duan; Bai, K., “Extended Kalman Filter based battery state of charge(SOC) estimation for electric vehicles,” Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), 2013 IEEE , vol., no., pp.1,5, 16-19 June 2013

Chen Duan; Chenguang Jiang; Taylor, A.; Bai, K., “Design of a zero-voltage-switching large-air-gap wireless charger with low electrical stress for Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), 2013 IEEE , vol., no., pp.1,5, 16-19 June 2013

Guo, Wei; Bai, Kevin; Taylor, Allan; Patterson, Jeff; Kane, James, “A novel soft starting strategy of an LLC resonant DC/DC converter for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles,” Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2013 Twenty-Eighth Annual IEEE , vol., no., pp.2012,2015, 17-21 March 2013

Bai, H.; Taylor, A.; Guo, W.; Szatmari-Voicu, G.; Wang, N.; Patterson, J.; Kane, J., “Design of an 11 kW power factor correction and 10 kW ZVS DC/DC converter for a high-efficiency battery charger in electric vehicles,” Power Electronics, IET , vol.5, no.9, pp.1714,1722, November 2012

Taylor, A.; Xuntuo Wang; Hua Bai; Szatmari-Voicu, G.; Patterson, J.; Kane, J., “Design of A 97%-efficiency 10kW power factor correction for fast electric chargers of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), 2012 IEEE , vol., no., pp.1,6, 18-20 June 2012

Wei Guo; Hua Bai; Szatmari-Voicu, G.; Taylor, A.; Patterson, J.; Kane, J., “A 10kW 97%-efficiency LLC resonant DC/DC converter with wide range of output voltage for the battery chargers in Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), 2012 IEEE , vol., no., pp.1,4, 18-20 June 2012


Contact Information

Email:  ataylor@kettering.edu

Phone:  (810) 762-9500 ext. 5656

Office:  2-703V AB

Michelle Ammerman

Research Interests

RNA binding proteins

Gene regulation in Trypanosoma brucei

Medicinal properties of plant extracts

Anaerobic digestion and biogas production

 

Education

B.A. Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 1999

PhD Biochemistry, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 2006

 

Experience

Assistant Professor,  Kettering University,  Flint,  MI,  2013 – present

Postdoctoral Associate,  University at Buffalo,  Buffalo,  NY  2006-2013

 

Research Activities

Medicinal Properties of Supercritical Fluid Extraction Products from Commonly Discarded Fruit Parts, Jonathan Wenzel, Lihua Wang, Cheryl Samaniego, Ali Zand, Kettering University, Flint, MI 2013-present

Analysis of anaerobic digestion and biogas production, Steve Nartker and Chad Antle, Bioworks Energy LLC, 2013-present

RNA binding proteins  in the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma brucei, 2006-present

 

Selected Publications

McAdams, N. M., Ammerman, M. L., Nanduri, J., Lott, K., Fisk, J. C., & Read, L. K. (2014). An arginine-glycine rich RNA binding protein impacts the abundance of specific mRNAs in the mitochondria of Trypanosoma brucei. Eukaryotic cell, EC-00232.

Nartker, S., Ammerman, M., Aurandt, J., Stogsdil, M., Hayden, O., & Antle, C. (2014). Increasing biogas production from sewage sludge anaerobic co-digestion process by adding crude glycerol from biodiesel industry. Waste Management, 34(12), 2567-2571.

Ammerman, M. L., Tomasello, D. L., Faktorová, D., Kafková, L., Hashimi, H., Lukeš, J., & Read, L. K. (2013). A Core MRB1 Complex Component Is Indispensable for RNA Editing in Insect and Human Infective Stages of Trypanosoma brucei. PloS one, 8(10), e78015.

Hashimi, H., Zimmer, S. L., Ammerman, M. L., Read, L. K., & Lukeš, J. (2013). Dual core processing: MRB1 is an emerging kinetoplast RNA editing complex. Trends in parasitology, 29(2), 91-99.

Kafková, L., Ammerman, M. L., Faktorová, D., Fisk, J. C., Zimmer, S. L., Sobotka, R., … & Hashimi, H. (2012). Functional characterization of two paralogs that are novel RNA binding proteins influencing mitochondrial transcripts of Trypanosoma brucei. RNA, 18(10), 1846-1861.

Ammerman, M.L., Downey, K.M., Hashimi, H., Fisk, J.C., Tomasello, D.L., Faktorova, D., Kafkova, L., King, T., Lukes, J., and Read, L.K. “Architecture of the trypanosome RNA editing accessory complex, MRB1.” (2012) Nucleic acids Res 40, 5637-5650.

Read, L. K., Zimmer, S. L., & Ammerman, M. L. (2011). Marked for Translation: Long A/U Tails as an Interface between Completion of RNA Editing and Ribosome Recruitment. Molecular cell, 42(1), 6-8.

Ammerman, M.L., Hashimi, H., Novotna, L., Cicova, Z., McEvoy, S.M., Lukes, J., and Read, L.K. (2011). MRB3010 is a core component of the MRB1 complex that facilitates an early step of the kinetoplastid RNA editing process. RNA 17, 865-877.

Ammerman, M. L., Presnyak, V., Fisk, J. C., Foda, B. M., & Read, L. K. (2010). TbRGG2 facilitates kinetoplastid RNA editing initiation and progression past intrinsic pause sites. RNA, 16(11), 2239–2251.

Fisk, J.C., Presnyak, V., Ammerman, M.L., and Read, L.K. (2009). Distinct and overlapping functions of MRP1/2 and RBP16 in mitochondrial RNA metabolism. Mol Cell Biol 29, 5214-5225.

Khaperskyy, D.A., Ammerman, M.L., Majovski, R.C., and Ponticelli, A.S. (2008). Functions of Saccharomyces cerevisiae TFIIF during transcription start site utilization. Mol Cell Biol 28, 3757-3766.

Fisk, J.C., Ammerman, M.L., Presnyak, V., and Read, L.K. (2008). TbRGG2, an essential RNA editing accessory factor in two Trypanosoma brucei life cycle stages. J Biol Chem 283, 23016-23025.

Ammerman, M. L., Fisk, J. C., & Read, L. K. (2008). gRNA/pre-mRNA annealing and RNA chaperone activities of RBP16. RNA , 6, 1069–1080.

Fish, R. N., Ammerman, M. L., Davie, J. K., Lu, B. F., Pham, C., Howe, L., Ponticelli, A. S., & Kane, C. M. (2006). Genetic interactions between TFIIF and TFIIS. Genetics, 4, 1871–1884.

Ghazy, M. A., Brodie, S. A., Ammerman, M. L., Ziegler, L. M., & Ponticelli, A. S. (2004). Amino acid substitutions in yeast TFIIF confer upstream shifts in transcription initiation and altered interaction with RNA polymerase II. Molecular and cellular biology, 24, 10975–10985.

Ziegler, L. M., Khaperskyy, D. A., Ammerman, M. L., & Ponticelli, A. S. (2003). Yeast RNA polymerase II lacking the Rpb9 subunit is impaired for interaction with transcription factor IIF. The Journal of biological chemistry, 49, 48950–48956. 

 

Contact Information

Email: mammerman@kettering.edu

Phone:  (810) 249-4381

Office:  2212G AB

Gillian Lynn Ryan

Research Interests

Biological Physics

Cytoskeleton & Cellular Mechanics

Mathematical Modelling

Computer Simulations

Image Analysis

Phase Transitions

Nucleation Theory

Graphene

Biophysics

 

Education

B.S. Physics, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS 2004

M.S. Physics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, 2006

Ph.D. Physics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, 2010

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI  2013-present

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA  2010-2013

 

Selected Publications

Sawako Yamashiro, Hiroaki Mizuno, Matthew B. Smith, Gillian L. Ryan, Tai Kiuchi, Dimitrios Vavylonis, and Naoki Watanabe. 2014. New single-molecule speckle microscopy reveals modification of the retrograde actin flow by focal adhesions at nanometer scales. Mol. Biol. Cell 25:1010-1024.

Gillian L. Ryan, Naoki Watanabe, and Dimitrios Vavylonis. 2013. Image Analysis Tools to Quantify Cell Shape and Protein Dynamics near the Leading Edge. Cell Structure and Function. 19:1-7.

Gillian L. Ryan, Naoki Watanabe, and Dimitrios Vavylonis. 2012. A review of models of fluctuating protrusion and retraction patterns at the leading edge of motile cells. Cytoskeleton. 69: 195-206.

Gillian L. Ryan, Heather M. Petroccia, Naoki Watanabe, and Dimitrios Vavylonis. 2012. Excitable Actin Dynamics in Lamellipodial Protrusion and Retraction. Biophysical Journal 102: 1493-1502.

A. Kayitmazer, Bonnie Quinn, Kozue Kimura, Gillian L. Ryan, Angela Tate, David Pink, and Paul Dubin. 2010. Protein Specificity of Charged Sequences in Polyanions and Heparins. Biomacromolecules. 11:3325-3331.

Gillian L. Ryan and Andrew D. Rutenberg. 2007. Clocking out: modeling phage-induced lysis of E. coli. Journal of Bacteriology. 189:4749-4755.

D.A. Pink, C.B. Hanna, B.E. Quinn, V. Levadny, G.L. Ryan, L. Filion, and A.T. Paulson. 2006. Modeling electrostatic interactions in complex soft systems. Food Research International 39:1031-1045.

Michael O. Steinitz, G. Shane MacLeod, David A. Pink, Bonnie Quinn, and Gillian L. Ryan. 2004. Magnetoelasticity and the spin rotation transition in cobalt. Canadian Journal of Physics. 82:1077-1084.


Contact Information

Email: gryan@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9919

Office: 2-323M AB

Veronica R. Moorman

Research Interests

Biochemistry

Protein structure and dynamics

Macromolecular interactions

Protein allostery

Enzyme kinetics

Phosphatases

 

Education

Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

B.A., Molecular Biology, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2006

 

Experience

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Kettering University, Flint,  MI,  2014-present

Lecturer (Biology), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA,  2012-2014

 

Selected Publications

Moorman, V. R., Valentine, K. G., Bédard, S., Kasinath, V., Dogan, J., Love, F. M., & Wand, A. J. (2014). Dynamic and Thermodynamic Response of the Ras Protein Cdc42Hs upon Association with the Effector Domain of PAK3. J Mol Biol, 426(21), 3520-3538. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2014.07.031

Moorman, V. R., Valentine, K. G., & Wand, A. J. (2012). The dynamical response of hen egg white lysozyme to the binding of a carbohydrate ligand. Protein Sci, 21(7), 1066-1073. doi: 10.1002/pro.2092

Tommos, C., Valentine, K. G., Martínez-Rivera, M. C., Liang, L., & Moorman, V. R. (2013). Reversible phenol oxidation and reduction in the structurally well-defined 2-Mercaptophenol-alpha(3)C protein. Biochemistry, 52(8), 1409-1418. doi: 10.1021/bi301613p

Wand, A. J., Moorman, V. R., & Harpole, K. W. (2013). A surprising role for conformational entropy in protein function. Top Curr Chem, 337, 69-94. doi: 10.1007/128_2012_418

Fu, Y., Kasinath, V., Moorman, V. R., Nucci, N. V., Hilser, V. J., & Wand, A. J. (2012). Coupled motion in proteins revealed by pressure perturbation. J Am Chem Soc, 134(20), 8543-8550. doi: 10.1021/ja3004655

Lichtenstein, B. R., Moorman, V. R., Cerda, J. F., Wand, A. J., & Dutton, P. L. (2012). Electrochemical and structural coupling of the naphthoquinone amino acid. Chem Commun (Camb), 48(14), 1997-1999. doi: 10.1039/c2cc16968a

Sarachan, K. L., Valentine, K. G., Gupta, K., Moorman, V. R., Gledhill, J. M., Jr., Bernens, M., Tommos, C., Wand, A. J., Van Duyne, G. D. (2012). Solution structure of the core SMN-Gemin2 complex. Biochem J, 445(3), 361-370. doi: 10.1042/BJ20120241

Nucci, N. V., Marques, B. S., Bédard, S., Dogan, J., Gledhill, J. M., Jr., Moorman, V. R., Peterson, R. W., Valentine, K. G., Wand, A. L., Wand, A. J. (2011). Optimization of NMR spectroscopy of encapsulated proteins dissolved in low viscosity fluids. J Biomol NMR, 50(4), 421-430. doi: 10.1007/s10858-011-9528-y

 

Contact Information

Email: vmoorman@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7918

Office: 3-215MC

Theresa Atkinson

Research Interests

Computational Biomechanics and Simulation of the Human Body

MVA Occupant Injury Prevention

Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Device Design

Injury Epidemiology

Entrepreneural Mindset in Engineering Education

 

Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 1990

M.S. Mechanics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 1994

PhD Mechanics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 1998

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2013 – Current

Visting Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2012 – 2013

Adjunct Faculty/Research Scientist, Kettering University,  Flint, MI,  2009 – 2012

Sr. Consultant,  BIOS Consulting, LLC,  Grand Blanc,  MI,  2000 – Current

Assistant Professor,  Wayne State University,  Detroit,  MI,  1998 – 2000

Release Engineer, Delphi (Harrison),  Lockport,  NY,  1990 – 1994

 

Research Activities

Kern Family Foundation, Creating an Engaging Technical Pitch: A Flipped Classroom Proposal, Collaborators: Joy Arbor, PhD (Kettering) and Michael Rust, PhD (WNE), 2014

McLaren Foundation, Feasibility Study for an Ankle Registry, Collaborators: Norman Walter, MD, Jeffrey Peck, MD, Osy Dubaku, MD (all from McLaren Flint), 2013

TRW, Injury Patterns in Second Row Occupants, Collaborators: Janet Brelin-Fornari (Kettering), 2013-2014

Tesla Motors, Injury Epidemiology Training, 2013

 

Selected Publications

Gudlur, A, Atkinson, T. 2015. Injury Patterns in Second Row Occupants in Frontal Crashes, in Review for 2015 SAE World Congress.

Atkinson, T., Zand, A,  Nowakowski, A and Navaz, H. 2014. A Comprehensive model for multi-component multi-phase transport, chemical reaction and adsorption in porous media. AICHE Journal, Vol. 60 (7): pp. 2557-2565.;

Mayor, D, Patel, S., Perry, C., Burton, S., Walter, N. and Atkinson, T.  2014. Nine year follow up of a ceramic-on-ceramic bearing total hip arthroplasty utilizing a layered monoblock acetabular component. Iowa Orthopaedic Journal. Vol. 34: pp. 78-83.

 

Navaz, H.K., Zand, A., Atkinson, T., Gat, A., Nowakowski, A., and S. Paikoff. 2014. Contact dynamic modeling of a liquid droplet between two approaching porous materials,” AIChE Journal. Vol 60: pp. 2346–2353.

Atkinson, T, Fras, A, Telehowski, P. 2010. The Influence of Occupant Anthropometry and Seat Position on Ejection Risk in a Rollover. Traffic Injury Prevention. Vol. 11(4): pp. 417-424.

Atkinson, T, Atkinson, P, Lower Extremity Injuries in Motor Vehicle Collisions: A Survey of NASS 1997-1999. 2003. International Journal of Vehicle Design. Vol. 32: pp 173-183.

Fisher, SR, Markel, DC, Koman, JD, Atkinson, TS. 2002. Pull-out and shear failure strengths of arthroscopic meniscal repair systems. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc.: Vol. 10(5): pp. 294-9.

Atkinson, P, Hariharan, P, Mari-Gowda, S, Telehowski, P, Martin, S, Van Hoof, J, Bir, C, Atkinson, T. 2002. An under-hand steering wheel grasp produces significant injury risk to the upper extremity during airbag deployment. Annu Proc Assoc Adv Auto Med.. Vol. 46: pp. 45-62.

Bowker, RM, Atkinson, PJ, Atkinson, TS, Haut, RC. 2001. Effect of contact stress in bones of the distal interphalangeal joint on microscopic changes in articular cartilage and ligaments. Am J Vet Res.. Vol. 62(3): pp. 4141-24.

Atkinson, T, Atkinson, P. 2000. Knee injuries in motor vehicle collisions: A study of the National Accident Sampling System database for the years 1979-1995. Accid Anal Prev. Vol. 32(6): pp. 779-86.
Contact Information

Email:  tatkinso@kettering.edu

Phone:  (810) 762-9949

Office:  2109 Mott Bldg

Ronald J. Tackett

Research Interests

Characterization of Magnetic Nanoparticles

Magnetic Fluid Hyperthermia using Magnetic Nanoparticles

Targeted Drug Delivery using Magnetic Nanoparticles

Superprotonic Materials

 

Education

Ph.D. Physics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2008

M.S. Physics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2007

B.S. Engineering Physics, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 2003

 

Experience

Assistant Professor of Physics, Kettering University, Flint, MI  2014 – present

Assistant Professor of Physics, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR  2010 – 2014

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX  2008 – 2010

Graduate Research Assistant, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI  2004 – 2008

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI  2003 – 2004

NSF-REU Research Assistant, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI  2002 – 2003

 

Research Activities

2014 Faculty Research Fellowship, R. Tackett, R. Kumon, C. Rablau, P. Vaishnava, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2014 – present

Arkansas Tech University Undergraduate Research Award, R. Tackett, J. Pennington, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR, 2013 – 2014

Arkansas Space Grant Consortium (NASA), R. Tackett, J. Pennington, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR, 2012 – 2013

Arkansas Space Grant Consortium (NASA), R. Tackett, J. Counts, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR, 2011 – 2012

Arkansas Tech University Undergraduate Research Award, R. Tackett, J. Smith, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR, 2010 – 2011

 

Selected Publications

Laha, S.S., Tackett, R.J., Lawes, G. (2014). Interactions in gamma-Fe2O3 and Fe3O4 nanoparticle systems. Physica B – Condensed Matter, 448, 69-72. doi:10.1016/j.physb.2014.03.036

Botez, C.E., Tackett, R.J., Hermosillo, J.D., Zhang, J.Z., Zho, Y.S., Wang, L.P. (2012). High pressure synchrotron x-ray diffraction studies of superprotonic transitions in phosphate solid acids, Solid State Ionics, 213, 58-62, doi:10.10.16/j.ssi.2011.05.015

Barathi, K.K., Tackett, R.J., Botez, C.E., Ramana, C.V. (2011). Coexistence of spin glass behavior and long-range ordering in La- and Dy-doped Co ferrite, Journal of Applied Physics, 109(7), 07A510, doi:10.1063/1.3562201

Tackett, R., Lawes, G., Suryanarayanan, R. Apostu, M., Revcolevschi, A. (2011). The zero-field glassy ground state and field-induced ferromagnetic transition in (La0.4Pr0.6)1.2Sr1.8Mn2O7, Journal of Physics:  Condensed Matter, 23(15), 156004, doi:10.1088/0953-8984/23/15/156004

Botez, C.E., Bhuiya, A.W., Tackett, R.J. (2011). Dynamic-susceptibility studies of the interplay between the Néel and Brown magnetic relaxation mechanisms, Applied Physics A, 104(1), 144-181, doi:10.1007/s00339-010-6098-x

Botez, C.E., Carbajal, D., Adiraju, V.A.K, Tackett, R.J., Chianelli, R. (2010). Intermediate-temperature polymorphic phase transition in KH2PO4:  A synchrotron x-ray diffraction study, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 71(11), 1576-1580, doi:10.10.16/j.jpcs.2010.08.004

Tackett, R.J., Parsons, J.G., Machado, B.I., Gaytan, S.M., Murr, L.E., Botez, C.E. (2010). Evidence of low-temperature superparamagnetism in Mn3O4 nanoparticle ensembles, Nanotechnology, 21(36), 365703, doi:10.1088/0957-4484/21/36/365703

Tackett, R.J., Bhuiya, A.W., Botez, C.E. (2009). Dynamic susceptibility evidence of surface spin freezing in ultrafine NiFe2O4 nanoparticles. Nanotechnology, 20(44), 445705, doi:10.1088/0957-4484/20/445705

Botez, C.E., Martinez, H., Tackett, R.J., Chianelli, R.R., Zhang, J., Zho, Y. (2009). High-temperature crystal structure and chemical modifications in RbH2PO4, Journal of Physics:  Condensed Matter, 21(32), 325401, doi:10.1088/0953-8984/21/32/325401

Senevirathna, K. Tackett, R. Kharel, P.R., Lawes, G., Somaskandan, K., Brock, S.L. (2009). Discrete, dispersible MnAs nanocrystals from solution methods:  phase control on the nanoscale and magnetic consequences, ACS Nano, 3(5), 1129-1138, doi:10.102/nn900194f

Regmi, R., Tackett, R., Lawes, G. (2009). Supression of low-temperature magnetic states in Mn3O4 nanoparticles, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 321(15), 2296-2299, doi:10.10.16/j/jmmm.2009.01.041

Melot, B.C., Tackett, R., O’Brien, J., Hector, A.L., Lawes, G., Seshadri, R., Ramirez, A.P. (2009). Large low-temperature specific heat in pyrocholore Bi2Ti2O7, Physical Review B, 79, 224111, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.79.224111

Putatunda, S.K., Singar, A.V., Tackett, R., Lawes, G. (2009). Development of a high strength toughness ausferritic steel, Materials Science and Engineering:  A, 513-514, 329-339, doi:10.1016/j.msea.2009.02.013

Shen, Y., Cheng, Y.N., Lawes, G., Neelavalli, J. Chandran, S., Tackett, R., Ramnath, H.P., Haacke, E.M. (2008). Quantifying magnetic nanoparticles in non-steady flow by MRI, Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology, and Medicine, 21(5), 345-356, doi:10.1007/s10334-008-0140-4

Rablau, C., Vaishnava, P.P., Sudakar, C.., Tackett, R. Lawes, G., Naik, R. (2008). Magnetic-field-induced optical anisotropy in ferrofluids:  a time-dependent light-scattering investigation, Physical Review E, 78, 051502, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.78.051502

Tackett, R., Sudakar, C., Naik, R., Lawes, G, Rablau, C., Vaishnava, P.P. (2008). Magnetic and optical response of tuning the magnetocrystalline anisotropy in Fe3O4 nanoparticle ferrofluids by Co doping, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 320(21), 2755-2759, doi:10.10.16/j.jmmm.2008.06.006

Singh, S., Suryanarayanan, R., Tackett, R., Lawes, G., Sood, A.K., Berthet, P., Revcolevschi, A. (2008). Ordered spin-ice state in the geometrically frustrated metallic ferromagnet Sm2Mo2O7, Physical Review B, 77, 020406, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.77.020406

Vaishnava, P.P., Tackett, R., Dixit, A., Sudakar, C., Naik, R., Lawes, G. (2007). Magnetic relaxation and dissipative heating in ferrofluids, Journal of Applied Physics, 102(6), 063914, doi:10.1063/1.2784080

Tackett, R., Lawes, G., Melot, B.C., Grossman, M., Toberer, E.S., Seshadri, R. (2007). Magnetodielectric coupling in Mn3O4, Physical Review B, 76, 024409, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.76.024409

Cao, J, Rai, R.C., Brown, S., Musfeldt, J.L, Tackett, R, Lawes, G., … Revcolevschi, A. (2007). Observation of 300K high energy magnetodielectric contrast in the bilayer manganite (La0.4Pr0.6)1.2Sr1.8Mn2O7, Applied Physics Letters, 91(2), 021973, doi:10.1063/1.2757120

Putatunda, S.K., Kesani, S., Tackett, R., Lawes, G. (2006) Development of austenite free ADI (austempered ductile cast iron), Materials Science and Engineering:  A, 435-436, 112-122, doi:10.1016/j.msea.2006.07.051

Lawes, G., Tackett, R., Adhikary, B., Naik, R., Masala, O., Seshadri, R. (2006). Positive and negative magnetocapacitance in magnetic nanoparticle systems, Applied Physics Letters, 88(24), 242903, doi:10.1063/1.2213194

Tsoi, G.M., Senaratne, U., Tackett, R.J., Buc, E.C., Naik, R., Vaishnava, P.P., … Wenger, L.E. (2005). Memory effects and magnetic interactions in a gamma-Fe2O3 nanoparticle system, Journal of Applied Physics, 97(10), 10J507, doi:10.1063/1.1853898

Tsoi, G.M., Senaratne, U., Tackett, R.J., Buc, E.C., Naik, R., … Naik, V. (2005). Memory effects in a superparamagnetic gamma-Fe2O3 system, Physical Review B, 72, 014445, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.72.014445

 

Contact Information

Email: rtackett@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7499

Office: 2-323K AB

Massoud S. Tavakoli

Research Interests

Vehicle Crash Safety and Occupant Protection

Vehicle Accident Reconstruction and Forensics

Vehicle Injury Biomechanics

Product Design and Safety

Patent Analysis and Litigation

Engineering Entrepreneurship

 

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1987

M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1983

B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering,, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 1981

 

Experience

Director of Entrepreneurship Across the University,  Kettering University,  Flint,  MI, 2012 – present

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Kettering University (formerly, GMI), 1999-present

Visiting Professor, Univ. of Michigan Hospital International Center for Automotive Medicine (ICAM), 2012

Coordinator for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Kettering University, 2009

Industry Liaison for Sponsored Research and Consulting, Kettering University, 2004-2006

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Kettering University, 1994-1999

 

Selected Publications

Janca, S. Shanks, K., Brelin-Fornari, J., Tangirala, R., and Tavakoli, M.S., “Side Impact Testing of the Near-Side, Rear Seat Occupant Using a Deceleration Sled,” SAE 2014-01-0547.

Brelin-Fornari, J., Janca, S. and Tavakoli, M.S., “Kinematic Comparison of Acceleration versus Deceleration Sled Methods in Child Seat Side Impact Testing,” presented at SAE 2013 Government/Industry Meeting, Washington, DC.

Cummins, C. and Tavakoli, M.S., “Computational Consideration of Crush Energy Estimation in Frontal Collisions with Underride and Lateral Offset,” SAE 2012-01-0595.

Braganza, J., Tavakoli, M.S. and Fornari, J. “Investigation of Rear Occupant Head Restraint Interaction in High-Severity Rear Impact Using BioRID and HIII,” SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars – Mechanical Systems, June 2011, V. 4, pp. 251-271; also SAE 2011-01-0273.

Iyer, R.H.S., Tavakoli, M.S., “Trailer Rear Impact Protection: Influence of Guard Support Deformation,” SAE 2010-01-0227, 2010.

Tavakoli, M.S., Brelin-Fornari, J., Shetty, V., “Effect of Seat Belts Equipped with Pretensioners on Rear Seat Adult Occupant in High-Severity Rear Impact,” SAE 2008-01-1488, 2008.

Tavakoli, M.S., George, A.M.V., “Characteristics of Trailer Rear Impact Guard – Interdependence of Guard Strength, Energy Absorption, Occupant Forces and Passenger Compartment Intrusion,” SAE 2008-01-0155, 2008.

Tavakoli, M.S., Valliappan, P., Pranesh, A. and Savage, Jr., C.M., “Estimation of Frontal Crush Stiffness Coefficients for Car-to-Heavy Truck Underride Collisions,” SAE 2007-01-0731, 2007.

Sathyanarayana, D., Tavakoli, M.S., Atkinson, P.J., Anseth, S., Raley, T., Walters, N., “External Knee Geometry Surface Variation as a Function of Subject Anthropometry and Flexion Angle for Human and Surrogate Subjects,” SAE 2007-01-1161, 2007.

 

Contact Information

Email: massoud.tavakoli@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7922

Office: Mott 2-131

Craig J. Hoff

Research Interests

Automotive Powertrain Systems – Conventional Vehicles

Automotive Powertrain Systems – Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Alternative Fuels

Development of In-Vehicle Data Acquistition Systems

Automotive Crash Safety

Sustainable Energy Systems

Modeling of Thermal/Mechanical Systems

 

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1992

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1981

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1979

Professional Engineer, State of Michigan, since 1981

 

Experience

Professor, Kettering University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Flint, MI,  (1999 – Current)

Associate Professor, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI,  (1981-1999)

Consultant, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI,  (2014 – Current)

Consultant, Select Engineering Services, Ogden, UT  (2005 – 2012)

Consultant, Arvin Meritor, Troy, MI, (2004-2007)

 

Research Activities

Lead Technical Expert – U.S. Army’s Fuel Efficient Demonstrator (FED) vehicle program, Select Engineering Services,  Ricardo, & U.S. Army TARDEC, Warren, MI, (2008-2012)

“Legacy Vehicle Fuel System Testing with Intermediate Ethanol Fuel Blends,” $125,000, U.S. Department of Energy, Co-PI: Dr. Greg Davis (ME), (2010-2011).

“Development of a Green Mobility Laboratory,” $500,000,  U.S. Department of Energy, Co-PI: Dr. Mark Thompson (EE) and Dr. Jim Gover (EE),  (2010-2011)

“Analytical and Simulation Study of Advantages of High Voltage (≥ 600 V) versus Low Voltage (≤ 300 V) Hybrid System Operation,” PAICE, LLC, Bonita Springs, FL, Co-PI: Dr. Mark Thompson (EE) and Dr. Jim Gover (EE) (2010)

“Effect of Low-Blend Ethanol and the Fuel Systems of Classic Cars, $50,000, “Hagerty Insurance Company, Traverse City, MI, Co-PI: Dr. Gregory Davis (ME),  (2008-2009)

“Development of a Course on Environmentally Benign Design and Manufacturing,”, $300,000, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, Co: PI: Dr. Terri Lynch-Caris (IME), Dr. Andy Borchers (BUS), Dr. Jenifer Aurandt (CHEM), Dr. Ben Redekop (LS), and Dr. Jackie El-Sayed (ME) , (2006-2008)

“Innovative Emulsion Recycling Technology for the Metal Working Process,” $50,000, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality/Crystal Filtration, Co-PI:  Dr. Terri Lynch-Caris (IME) (2007)

“Development of a chassis dynamometer to support a Hybrid Electric Vehicle Course,” $88,000, NextEnergy Corporation, Detroit, MI, (2005).

“Development of a Fuel-Cell Powered Range Extended  Electric Vehicle,”, $150,000, U.S. Army Tank and Automotive Command (TACOM), Warren, MI Co-PI: , Prof. Brenda Lemke (ME), Dr. Mark Thompson (EE), (2004)

 

Selected Publications

Dewan, A., Ramadan, B.H., and Hoff, C., “A Numerical Study on Combustion and Emissions in A Dual Fuel Directly Injected Engine Using Biogas and Diesel”. ASME- ICEF2014-5541, ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division 2014 Fall Technical Conference, Columbus, IN. [2014].

Wu, Y.Y, Duan, C., Hong, K.X., Tsai, H.C., Hoff, C.J., “Design, Modeling and Development of a Serial Hybrid Motorcycle with HCCI Engine”, Advances in Automobile Engineering Journal. [2013].

Davis, G.W., Hoff, C.J., Borton, Z., and Ratcliff, M.A., “Legacy Vehicle Fuel System Testing with Intermediate Ethanol Blends,” Technical Report, NREL/TP-5400-53606, March [2012]

Aurandt, J., Borchers, A.S., Lynch-Caris, T.L., El-Sayed, J., and Hoff, C.J., “Bringing Environmental Sustainability to Undergraduate Engineering Education: Experiences in an Inter-Disciplinary Course,” Journal of STEM Education, Volume 13, Issue 2, April 2012.

Fahland, J., Hoff, C.J., Brelin-Fornari, J, “Evaluating Impact Attenuator Performance for a Formula SAE Vehicle,” SAE Paper 2011-01-1106, SAE World Congress, Detroit, MI, 2011. Also published in: SAE Int. J. of Passeng. Cars – Mech. Syst. June 2011 4:836-847•

Thompson, M.G, Hoff, C.J., and Gover J.E., “A Model to Estimate the Effect of DC Bus Voltage on HEV Powertrain Efficiency,” IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, Lille, France, September 2010.

Gover, J.E., Thompson, M.G., Hoff, C.J., “Design of a Hybrid Electric Vehicle Education Program Based on Corporate Needs,” IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, Lille, France, September 2010.

Rising, D., Kane, J., Vernon, N., Adkins, J., Hoff, C.J., Brelin-Fornari, J., “Analysis of a Frontal Impact of a Formula SAE Vehicle,” SAE Paper 2006-01-3627, SAE Motorsports Engineering Conference, Dearborn, MI, October 2006.

 

Contact Information

Email: choff@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9856

Office: 2-103 Mott

Justin Young

Research Interests

Ergonomics & Human Factors

Human-Computer Interaction

Occupational Safety

Work Design

Upper Limb Biomechanics

 

Education

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2005

M.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2006

M.S. Industrial & Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2008

Ph.D. Industrial & Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2011

Postdoctoral Fellowship (EHS), Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 2011-2012

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2012-present

Research Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2010-2012

Research Fellow, Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, Hopkinton, MA, 2010

 

Research Activities

Ergonomics of Touchless Gestural Controls for Computing, Office Ergonomics Research Committee (OERC), 2014

Gesture Identification and Task Monitoring with Markerless Motion Tracking Systems, Kettering Faculty Research Fellowship, 2014-15

Evaluation of Handhold Design and Hand Performance in Falls, Kettering Internal Grant, 2014-15

 

Selected Publications

Onyebeke, L; Young, JG; Trudeau, MB; Dennerlein, JT. (2013) Effects of Forearm and Palm Supports on the Upper Extremity during Computer Mouse Use. Applied Ergonomics, 45:3, 564-570

Young, J. G., Trudeau, M. B., Odell, D., Marinelli, K., & Dennerlein, J. T. (2013). Wrist and shoulder posture and muscle activity during touch-screen tablet use: Effects of usage configuration, tablet type, and interacting hand. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation. 45:1, 59-71.

Young, J. G., Lin, J. H., Chang, C. C., & McGorry, R. W. (2013). The natural angle between the hand and handle and the effect of handle orientation on wrist radial/ulnar deviation during maximal push exertions. Ergonomics, 56:4, 682-691.

Ehrlich, P; Young, JG; Ulin, S; Woolley, CB; Armstrong, TJ; Galecki, A; Chen, S; Ashton-Miller, JA. (2013) Maximum Hand-Rung Coupling Forces In Children: The Effects Of Diameter. Human Factors, 55:3, 545-556.

Trudeau, MB; Young, JG; Jindrich, DL; Dennerlein, JT. (2012) Thumb motor performance varies with thumb and wrist posture during single-handed mobile phone use. Journal of Biomechanics, 45:14, 2349-54.

Young, JG; Woolley, C; Ashton-Miller, JA; Armstrong, TJ. (2012). The effect of handhold orientation, size, and wearing gloves on hand-handhold breakaway strength. Human Factors, 54:3, 316 – 333.

Young, JG; Trudeau, M; Odell, D; Marinelli, K; Dennerlein, JT. (2012) Touch-screen tablet user configurations and case-supported tilt affect head and neck flexion angles. Work, 41, 81–91.

Seo, NJ; Armstrong, TJ; Young, JG. (2010). Effects of handle orientation, gloves, handle friction, and elbow posture on maximum horizontal pull and push forces. Ergonomics, 53:1, 92-101.

Young, JG; Woolley, C; Armstrong, TJ; Ashton-Miller, JA. (2009). Hand/handhold coupling: effect of handle shape, orientation, and friction on breakaway strength. Human Factors, 51:5, 705-717.

Young, J., Lin, M., Bick, A., Sarwar, A., & Dennerlein, J. (2013, September). Gestural Workspaces for Computer Interaction Configuration and Performance. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 424-428). SAGE Publications.

Young JG; Endresen Reme, S; Caban-Martinez, A; Arlinghaus A., Gray G. (2013) Teaching Transdisciplinary Research: A Novel Framework and Case-Study. SciTS: Science of Team Science Conference, Chicago IL. June.

Young, J. G., Sackllah, M. E., & Armstrong, T. J. (2010, September). Force distribution at the hand/handle interface for grip and pull tasks. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 54, No. 15, pp. 1159-1163). SAGE Publications.

Young, JG; Woolley, CB; Armstrong, TJ. (2010). Effect of handhold orientation, size, and wearing gloves on the ability to hang on. In: Research and Practice for Fall Injury Control in the Workplace, 2010.

Young, JG; Woolley, CB; Armstrong, TJ; Ashton-Miller, JA. (2010). Effects of using rungs or rails on hand forces while ascending and descending fixed ladders. In: Research and Practice for Fall Injury Control in the Workplace, 2010.

Armstrong, T. J., Young, J., Woolley, C., Ashton-Miller, J., & Kim, H. (2009, October). Biomechanical aspects of fixed ladder climbing: Style, ladder tilt and carrying. In Proceedings of the human factors and ergonomics society annual meeting (Vol. 53, No. 14, pp. 935-939). Sage Publications.

 

Contact Information

Email: jyoung@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7951

Office: 1-700C AB

Srinivas Chakravarthy

Research Interests

Applied Stochastic Modeling

Applied Statistics

Applied Probability

Queues

Inventory

Reliability

Healthcare Modeling

Simulation

 

Education

B.S. Mathematics, University of Madras, Madras, India 1973

M.S. Statistics, University of Madras, Madras, India 1975

Ph.D. Operations Research, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 1983

 

Experience

Head and Professor, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Kettering University, 2014-present

Interim Department Head & Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2013-2014

Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 1999-present

Visiting Faculty, University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain, 2005

Consultant, STI Inc., Ohio, 2004-2005

Visiting Faculty, University of Science & Technology, Cochin, India, 2004

Consultant, FANUC, Michigan, 2003

Visiting Faculty, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, 2003

Operations Research Group Manager, General Motors, Pontiac, MI, 2000-2001

Consultant, PCE, 1998-2000

Sloan Fellow, FORD, 1997

Consultant, GM, 1990-1992

Associate Professor, GMI Engineering & Management Institute, Flint, MI, 1986-1990

Lilly Fellowship, UPS, 1988

Assistant Professor, GMI Engineering & Management Institute, Flint, MI, 1983-1986

Research Assistant, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 1981-1983

Teaching Assistant, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 1978-1981

Research Fellow, University of Madras, Madras, India, 1976-1978

 

Selected Publications

M.F. Neuts and S. Chakravarthy. A Single Server Queue with Platooned Arrivals and Phase Type Services. European J. of Operational Research, 8, 379-389, 1981.

S. Chakravarthy. Reliability Analysis of a Parallel System with Exponential Life Times and Phase Type Repairs. OR Spektrum, 5, 25-32, 1983.

S. Chakravarthy. On the Optimal Control Problem of a Single Server Queueing System. J. of Optimization Theory and its Applications, 41, 317-325, 1983.

S. Chakravarthy. A Stochastic Model for Two Servers Sharing a Common Tool Magazine and its Analysis. Mathematical Modelling, 6, 307-332, 1985.

S. Chakravarthy. A Single Machine Scheduling Problem with Random Processing Times. Naval Research Logistics Quarterly, 33, 391-397, 1986.

S. Chakravarthy. On Two Cyclic Exponential Machines Sharing a Common Tool Magazine. American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences, Vol. 7, 205-232, 1987.

S. Chakravarthy. Analysis of Production Line Systems with Two Unreliable Machines with Phase Type Processing Times and a Finite Storage Buffer. Stochastic Models, 3, 369-391, 1987.

S. Chakravarthy, J.R. Pimentel and K.V. Ravi. A Flow and Error Control Model with Phase Type Timeout Periods. Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Factory Communications, March 1987, 179-197.

S. Chakravarthy and Marcel F. Neuts. Algorithms for the Design of Finite Capacity Service Units. Naval Research Logistics, 36, 147-165, 1989.

S. Chakravarthy and R. Parthasarathy. A Finite Capacity Queueing Model with Primary and Secondary Jobs. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 16, 97-108, 1989.

S. Chakravarthy and  K.V. Ravi. A Stochastic Model for a Computer Communication Network Node with Phase Type Timeout Periods. Chapter 14 in Numerical Solutions of Markov Chains, Marcel Dekker 1991.

S. Chakravarthy. A Finite Capacity Dynamic Priority Queueing Model. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 22, 369-385, 1992.

S. Chakravarthy A Finite Capacity GI/PH/1 Queue with Group Services. Naval Research Logistics 39, 345-357, 1992.

S. Chakravarthy Analysis of a Finite MAP/G/1 Queue with Group Services. Queuing Systems: Theory and Applications, 13, 385-407, 1993.

S. Chakravarthy A Finite Capacity Queuing Network with Single and Multiple Processing Nodes. Queueing Networks with Finite Capacity, edited by R.F. Onvural and I.F. Akyildiz, 197-211, 1993, North-Holland, Netherlands.

S. Chakravarthy and A.S. Alfa. A Multi-server Queue with Markovian Arrivals and Group Services with Thresholds Naval Research Logistics, 40, 811-827, 1993.

S. Chakravarthy. Finite Capacity Queuing Models in Manufacturing and Production Systems. Proceedings of the 1994 NSF Design and Manufacturing Grantees Conference, 253-254, 1994.

A.S. Alfa and S. Chakravarthy. A Discrete Queue with the Markovian Arrival Process and Phase Type Primary and Secondary Services. Stochastic Models, 10, 437-451, 1994.

S. Chakravarthy and A.S. Alfa. A Finite Capacity Queue with Markovian Arrivals and Two Servers with Group Services. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Stochastic Analysis 7, 161-178, 1994.

S. Chakravarthy and S.Y. Lee. An Optimization Problem in a Finite Capacity PH/PH/1 Queue with Group Services. Stochastic Models, Optimization Techniques and Computer Applications, edited by G. V. Krishna Reddy, et al., 3-13, 1994.

S. Chakravarthy. Markovian Arrival Processes in Manufacturing and Production Systems. Proceedings of the 1995 NSF Design and Manufacturing Grantees Conference, 185-186, 1995.

A.S. Alfa, K.L. Dolhun, and  S. Chakravarthy. A Discrete Single Server Queue with Markovian Arrivals and Phase Type Group Services . Journal of Applied Mathematics and Stochastic Analysis, 8, 151-176, 1995.

S. Chakravarthy and T. Dimitrova. Service Control of a Queueing System with Nonrenewal Arrivals and Phase Type Services. Proceedings of the International Mathematica Symposium, 93-102, 1995.

S. Chakravarthy Two Finite Queues in Series with Nonrenewal Input and Group Services. Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis, 78-87, 1995.

S. Chakravarthy, S. Chukova and B. Dimitrov A Stochastic Model for Resequencing of Messages. Proceedings of the Second International IEMS Conference, 601-606, 1995.

S.. Chakravarthy Analysis of the MAP/PH/1/K Queue with Service Control. Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis, 12, 179-191, 1996.

S. R. Chakravarthy and A. S. Alfa. A Production Capacity Queuing Model with Parallel Servers and Group Services. Advances in Industrial Engineering Applications and Practice I, 1114-1119, 1996.

S. R. Chakravarthy and A. S. Alfa. Matrix-Analytic Methods in Stochastic Models. Marcel Dekker, New York, 1997.

S. R. Chakravarthy and S. Kanchi. Performance Evaluation of a Parallel System First International Conference on Operations and Quantitative Management, 1997.

S. R. Chakravarthy and A. Agarwal. Analytic Comparison of Functional and Cellular Manufacturing Systems with Markovian Arrival Process. First International Conference on Operations and Quantitative Management, 1997.

S. R. Chakravarthy and L. Bin. Performance Analysis of a Resequencing Model in Telecommunications Network. Fifth International Conference on Telecommunication Systems, 633-652, 1997.

S. R. Chakravarthy and L. Bin. A Finite Capacity Queue with Nonrenewal Input and Exponential Dynamic Group Services. ORSA Journal on Computing, 9, 276-287, 1997.

S. R. Chakravarthy and T. Sashisekaran. Two Parallel Finite Queues with Simultaneous Services and Markovian Arrivals. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Stochastic Analysis, 10, 383-405, 1997.

A.S. Alfa and S. R. Chakravarthy. Advances in Matrix-Analytic Methods for Stochastic Models, Notable Publications Inc, New Jersey, 1998.

S. R. Chakravarthy, S. Chukova and B. Dimitrov. Analysis of MAP/M/2/K Queueing Model with Resequencing. Performance Evaluation, 31, 211-228, 1998.

S. R. Chakravarthy. Analysis of a Priority Polling System with Group Services. Stochastic Models, 14, 25-49, 1998.

S. R. Chakravarthy and S. Thiagarajan A stochastic model for a hysteresis based priority queueing strategy for ATM networks with batch arrivals – Theory. Proceedings of the Third IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, 530-536, 1998.

S. R. Chakravarthy. A Finite Capacity Queueing Network with Two Parallel Exponential Servers and Secondary Group Services of Phase Type. Stochastic Processes and Their Applications, Eds. A. Vijayakumar and M. Sreenivasan, 177-185, 1999.

D.A. Bini, S. R. Chakravarthy and B. Meini. A New Algorithm for the Design of Finite Capacity Service Units. Proceedings of the Third international Conference on the Numerical Solution  of Markov Chains, Saragoza, Spain, 1999.

S. R. Chakravarthy. Analysis of a Multi-server Queue with Batch Markovian Arrivals and Group Services. Engineering Simulation, 18, 51-66, 2000.

D.A. Bini, S. R. Chakravarthy and B. Meini. Control of BMAP/PH/1/K Queue with Group Services. Advances in Algorithmic Methods in Stochastic Models, Eds., G. Latouche and P. Taylor, Notable Publications Inc., 57-72, 2000.

B. Dimitrov, S. Chukova, and S. R. Chakravarthy A Simple Unreliable Service Model Characterizes Exponential Distribution. Kuwait Journal of Science and Engineering, 28, 203-213, 2001.

S. R. Chakravarthy. The Batch Markovian Arrival Process: A Review and Future Work. In Advances in Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes, Eds., A. Krishnamoorthy, et al., 21-49, 2001, Notable Publications, Inc., New Jersey.

S. R. Chakravarthy and A.S. Alfa. Overload Control of a Finite Buffer Discrete Queue. In Advances in Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes, Eds., A. Krishnamoorthy, et al., 1-12, 2001, Notable Publications, Inc., New Jersey.

S. R. Chakravarthy, A. Krishnamoorthy and P.V. Ushakumari. A k-out-of-n Reliability System with an Unreliable Server and Phase Type Repairs and Services: The (N, T) Policy. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Stochastic Analysis, 14, 361-380, 2001.

S. R. Chakravarthy and A. Dudin. A Batch Markovian Queue with a Variable Number of Servers and Group Services. In Matrix-Analytic Methods – Theory and Applications, Eds., G. Latouche and P. Taylor, 63-88, 2002, World Scientific Publishing Co., Singapore.

A. Dudin and S. R. Chakravarthy. Optimal Hysteretic Control for the BMAP/G/1 with Single and Group Service Modes. Annals of Operations Research, 112, 153-169, 2002.

S. R. Chakravarthy and A. Dudin. A Single Sever Retrial Queuing Model with Batch Arrivals and Group Services. Advances in Stochastic Modelling, Eds., J.R. Artalejo and A. Krishnamoorthy, 1-21, 2002, Notable Publications, Inc., New Jersey.

S. R. Chakravarthy and A. Dudin. A Multi-server Retrial Queue with BMAP Arrivals and Group Services.  Queuing Systems: Theory and Applications, 42, 5-31, 2002.

S. R. Chakravarthy and A. Dudin. Analysis of a Retrial Queuing Model with MAP Arrivals and Two Types of Customers. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 37, 343-363, 2003.

S. R. Chakravarthy Analysis of a Machine Repair Problem with an Unreliable Server and Phase Type Repairs and Services (with A. Agarwal). Naval Research Logistics, 50, 462-480, 2003.

S. R. Chakravarthy Multi-threshold Control of the BMAP/SM/1/K Queue with Group Services (with A. Dudin). Journal of Applied Mathematics and Stochastic Analysis, 16, 327-348, 2003.

S. R. Chakravarthy and Paul D. Young. A Circuit Testing Assembly Line Model with Markovian Arrival Process. Journal of Mathematical Sciences, 2, 10-33, 2003.

S. R. Chakravarthy. How to Increase the Ability of a Student to Learn. Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition.

S. R. Chakravarthy and Jacob Daniel. A Markovian Inventory System with Random Shelf Time and Back Orders. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 47, 315-337, 2004.

S. R. Chakravarthy, V. I. Klimenok and A. N. Dudin. A Multi-server Markovian Queueing Model with Primary and Secondary Services. Proceedings of the eighteenth Belarussian winter workshop in queueing theory, 70-79, 2005.

S. R. Chakravarthy and S.R. Agnihothri. Optimal Workforce Mix in Service Systems with Two Types of Customers. Production and Operations Management, 14, 218-231, 2005.

S. R. Chakravarthy and S. Chukova A Finite Capacity Resequencing Model with Markovian Arrivals. Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, 22, 409-443, 2005.

V. I. Klimenok, S. R. Chakravarthy and A. N. Dudin. Algorithmic Analysis of a Multi-Server Markovian Queue with Primary And Secondary Services. Computers and Mathematics with Applications, 50, 1251-1270, 2005.

S. R. Chakravarthy and S. Thiagarajan. Analysis of a Hysteresis based Queueing Strategy for ATM Networks with batch Markovian Arrivals – Numerical Results. Proceedings of the Third National Conference on Mathematical and Computational Models, Eds., R. Arumuganathan and R. Nadarajan, 109-135, 2005.

S. R. Chakravarthy and S. Kanchi. A Stochastic Model for a Web Environment with Static and Dynamic Page requests. International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services, February 23-25, 2006.

S. R. Chakravarthy, A. Krishnamoorthy and V. C. Joshua. Analysis of a Multi-server Retrial Queue with Search of Customers from the Orbit. Performance Evaluation, 63, 776-798, 2006.

J. R. Artalejo and S. R. Chakravarthy. Algorithmic Analysis of a Maximum Level Length in General-block Two-dimensional Markov Processes. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Volume 2006 (2006), Article ID 53570, 15 pages.

J. R. Artalejo and S. R. Chakravarthy. Maximal Queue Length in a Busy Period of a MAP/M/c Retrial Queue. Applied Mathematics and Computation, 183, 1399-1409, 2006.

J. R. Artalejo and S. R. Chakravarthy. Algorithmic Analysis of a MAP/PH/1 Retrial Queue. TOP, 14, 293-332, 2006.

S. R. Chakravarthy. Analysis of a k-out-of-N System with Spares, Repairs, and a Probabilistic Rule. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Stochastic Analysis, Volume 2006 (2006), Article ID 39093, 23 pages.

S. R. Chakravarthy. A Multi-server Queueing Model with Markovian Arrivals and Multiple Thresholds. Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, 24, 223-243, 2007.

S. R. Chakravarthy. A multi-server synchronous vacation model with thresholds and a probabilistic decision rule. European Journal of Operational Research, 182, 305-320, 2007.

J.R. Artalejo,  Lopez-Herrero, and S. R. Chakravarthy. The busy period and the waiting time analysis of a MAP/M/c queue with finite retrial group. Stochastic Analysis and Applications, 25, 445-469, 2007.

S. R. Chakravarthy and S. R. Agnihothri. A Server Backup Model with Markovian Arrivals and Phase Type Services. European Journal of Operational Research, 184, 584-609, 2008.

S. R. Chakravarthy and A. G. Gomez-Corral. The influence of delivery times on repairable k-out-of-N systems with spares. Applied Mathematical Modeling, 33, 2368-2387, 2009.

S. R. Chakravarthy Analysis of a multi-server queue with Markovian arrivals and synchronous phase type vacations. Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, 26, 85-113, 2009.

S. R. Chakravarthy. A disaster queue with Markovian arrivals and impatient customers. Applied Mathematics and Computation, 214, 48-59, 2009.

A. Krishnamoorthy,  V. C. Narayanan, and S. R. Chakravarthy. The impact of priority generations in a multi-priority queueing system – A simulation approach. Proceedings of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference, 1622-1633. Editors: M. D. Rossetti, R. R. Hill, B. Johansson, A. Dunkin, and R. G. Ingalls.

S. R. Chakravarthy, A. N. Dudin and V. I. Klimenok. A retrial queueing model with MAP arrivals, catastrophic failures with repairs, and customer impatience. Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, 27, 727-752, 2010.

S. R. Chakravarthy Markovian Arrival Processes. Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. Published Online: 15 JUN 2010.

Catherine Brickner, Dennis Indrawan, Derrick Williams, and S. R. Chakravarthy. A stochastic model for a service system – A simulation approach. Proceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference, 1636-1647. Editors: B. Johansson, S. Jain, J. Montoya-Torres, J. Hugan, and E. Yücesan.

S. R. Chakravarthy. An inventory system with Markovian demands, phase type distributions for perishability and replenishment. OPSEARCH, 47, 266-283, 2010.

S. R. Chakravarthy. Analysis of a two-phase queueing model with MAP arrivals and fixed batch and individual services. J. Indian Society of Probability and Statistics, 12, 17-42, 2010.

S. R. Chakravarthy. Stochastic modeling in healthcare systems. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications, 109-115, 2011.

S. R. Chakravarthy. Stochastic modelling and simulation in healthcare system. Computational and Mathematical Modelling, 46-64, 2012, Editors: R. Nadarjan, R.S. Lekshmi, and G. Sai Sundara Krishnan.

S. R. Chakravarthy and Huang Qing. Analytical and Simulation Modeling of a Multi-server Queue with Markovian arrivals and Priority Services. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 28, 12-26, 2012.

S. R. Chakravarthy. Maintenance of a deteriorating single server system with Markovian arrivals. European Journal of Operational Research, 222, 508-522, 2012.

S. R. Chakravarthy. Reliability, Heathcare, and Simulation. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 29, 44-51, 2012.

A. Krishnamoorthy, V. Jacob, and S. R. Chakravarthy. On a customer induced interruption in a service system. Journal of Stochastic Analysis and Applications, 30, 949-962, 2012.

S. R. Chakravarthy. A stochastic model for a dynamic service facility with threshold and lead time. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Stochastic Modelling and Simulation. Ed., S. Udayabaskaran, 3-22, 2012.

S. R. Chakravarthy and H. Karatza. Two-server Parallel System with Pure Sharing and Markovian Arrivals. Computers and Operations Research, 40, 510-519, 2013.

C. Sreenivasan, S. R. Chakravarthy and A. Krishnamoorthy. MAP/PH/1 queue with working vacations, vacation interruptions and N Policy. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 37, 3879-3893, 2013.

S. R. Chakravarthy Analysis of MAP/PH/c retrial queue with phase type retrials – Simulation approach. A. Dudin et al. (Eds.): BWWQT 2013, CCIS 356, 37-49, 2013.

S. R. Chakravarthy. Stochastic Modeling in Production, Manufacturing, and Service Systems. International Conference on Advances in Stochastic Modeling. Ed., V. Perumal, 15 pages, 2013.

S. R. Chakravarthy, M. Senthil Kumar and R. Arumuganathan. Preemptive Resume Priority Call Center Model with Two Classes of MAP Arrivals. Applied Mathematical Sciences, 7 (52), 2569 – 2589, 2013.

S. R. Chakravarthy and T. Ngniatedema. A Stochastic Model for a Delayed Product Customization. IAPQR TRANSACTIONS – Indian Association for Productivity, Quality & Reliability, 2013.

A. Krishnamoorthy, P. Pramod, and S. R. Chakravarthy. A note on characterizing service interruptions with phase type distribution. Stochastic Analysis and Applications, 31 (4), 671-683, 2013.

S. R. Chakravarthy. Analysis of MAP/PH_1,PH_2/1 queue with vacations and optional secondary services. Applied Mathematical Modeling, 37, 8886-8902, 2013.

S. R. Chakravarthy. Analysis of a multi-server queueing model with vacations and optional secondary services. Mathematica Applicanda, 41 (1), 127-151, 2013.

S. R. Chakravarthy. Making environment better with stochastic modeling. International Conference on Frontiers of Statistics and its Applications, Ed., Tirupathi Rao Padi, 175-179, Bonfring, 2013.

S. R. Chakravarthy.  A multi-server queueing model with server consultations. European Journal of Operational Research, 233, 625-639, 2014.

S. R. Chakravarthy and Marcel F. Neuts. Analysis of a multi-server queueing model with MAP arrivals of regular customers and phase type arrivals of special customers. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 43, 79-95, 2014.

A. Krishnamoorthy, P. Pramod, and S. R. Chakravarthy. Queues with interruptions: A survey. TOP, 22, 290-320, 2014. (DOI 10.1007/s11750-012-0256-6; Published online: 16 March 2012.

B. Dimitrov, L. Gawarecki, and S. R. Chakravarthy. Proceedings of Flint International Conference on Statistics – Celebration of International Year of Statistics, Kettering University, June 2014.

 

Contact Information

Email: scharkrav@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7906

Office: 1-700N AB

Jonathan Wenzel

Research Interests

High pressure reaction engineering

Supercritical fluids

Process development

Extraction

 

Education

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 1999

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 2008

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2011-present

Visiting Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2010-2011

Assistant Research Engineer, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, MO, 2006-2010

Research Assistant, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2002-2006

Teaching Assistant, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 1999-2002

Student Assistant, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 1999

College Algebra Tutor, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 1998-1999

Co-op Student, MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., St. Peters, MO, 1998

 

Research Activities

“MRI: Acquisition of a CHNSO Elemental Determinator to Support  Multidisciplinary Applied Research,”  National Science Foundation, NSF Grant Number CBET-1228432, PI:  Dr. Jonathan Wenzel, Co-PI’s: Drs. L. Wang, S. Nartker, J. Aurandt, M. Rabago-Smith.  9/1/2012-8/31/2014, $70,698.

“Non-catalytic reactions producing phenol from aromatic hydrocarbons using hydrogen peroxide and supercritical and subcritical water,” American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, PRF Award Number 52948-UNI9, PI: Dr. Jonathan Wenzel. 1/1/2013-8/13/2015, $50,000.

“Supercritical fluid extraction and evaluation of antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory agents from grape stems, pomegranate, walnut hulls, and local flora,” Kettering University Faculty Fellowship, PI: Dr. Jonathan Wenzel, Chemical Engineering Co-PI’s: Dr. Michelle Ammerman and Cheryl Samaniego, Applied Biology; Dr. Lihua Wang and Dr. Ali Zand, Chemistry. 9/27/2013-6/30/2014, $6,000.

“Production of biodiesel in a compact reactor from soybean oil using a naturally-derived acid catalyst and supercritical methanol,” Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, PI: Dr. Jonathan Wenzel, Chemical Engineering Co-PI: Dr. Ali Zand, Chemistry. 4/1/2014-3/31/2015, $24,500.

“Alternative Energy and Green Process Technologies Reactor and Process Unit,”  Kettering University.  1/1/2012-12/31/2012.  $85,000.

“High Pressure Reactor System,”  DRS Technical Services, Inc., PI:  Dr. Jonathan Wenzel.  06/20/13, $120,000.

 

Selected Publications

Lee, S., Lanterman, H., Sardesai, A., Wenzel, J.,Marshall, B., Yen, J., Amin-Sanayei, A., Moucharik, M.  Polymerization of Vinylidene Fluoride (VF2) in a Supercritical Fluid Medium.  U.S. Patent Number 7,091,288 issuedAugust 15, 2006.

Wenzel, J., Lanterman, H., Lee, S.  Experimental P-T-r measurements of carbon dioxide and 1,1-difluoroethene mixtures.  Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data 2005, 50, 774-776.

Lee, S., Lanterman, H., Wenzel, J., Picou, J.  Noncatalytic reformation of JP-8 fuel in supercritical water for production of hydrogen.  Energy Sources 2009, 31, 1750-1758.

Lee, S., Lanterman, H., Picou, J., Wenzel, J.  Kinetic modeling of JP-8 reforming by supercritical water.  Energy Sources 2009, 31, 1813-1821.

Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Lanterman, H., Lee, S.  Hydrogen production by noncatalytic autothermal reformation of aviation fuel using supercritical water.  Energy and Fuels 2009, 23, 6089-6094.

Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Lanterman, H., Niemoeller, A., Lee, S.  A kinetic model based on the sequential reaction mechanism for the noncatalytic reformation of jet fuel in supercritical water.  Energy Sources 2011¸33,785-794.

Picou, J., Stever, M., Bouquet, J., Wenzel, J., Lee, S.  Kinetics of the noncatalytic water gas shift reaction in supercritical water.  Energy Sources  2014, 36, 2666-2672. 

Wenzel, J., Samaniego, C., Wang, L., Nelson, L., Ketchum, K., Ammerman, M., Zand, A.  Superheated Liquid and Supercritical Ethanol Extraction of Antioxidants from Crimson Red Grape Stems.  International Journal of Food Science and Technology, submitted.

Lee, S., Lanterman, H., Wenzel, J., Picou, J., Factor, M., Leavitt, L.  Global kinetics of supercritical water reformation of JP-8 fuels.  Preprints-American Chemical Society, Division of Petroleum Chemistry  2006, 51, 487-490.

Lee, S., Lanterman, H., Wenzel, J., Edwards, N., Adams, A., Wootton, J., Garcia, A.  Noncatalytic direct reformation of JP-8 fuel in supercritical water.  Preprints-American Chemical Society, Division of Petroleum Chemistry  2006, 51, 521-523

Wenzel, J., Picou, J., Factor, M., Lee, S.  Kinetics of supercritical water reformation of ethanol to hydrogen.  In Energy Materials, 2007 Proceedings of the Materials Science and Technology Conference, Greyden Press: Columbus, OH, 2007.

Lee, S., Wenzel, J., Picou, J., Stever, M., Putta, S., Bouquet, J, Henthorn, K., Ludlow, D., Retzloff, D, Lanterman, B.  Hydrogen generation via novel supercritical water reformation technology.  Missouri Energy Summit Proceedings, University of Missouri Press:  Columbia, MO, 2009, 54-58.

Liu, H., Lee, Y. Wenzel, J.  High-pressure compaction of municipal solid waste to form an upgraded fuel for co-firing at power plants.  Pipeline and Environmental Engineering for the Next Millennium.  Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.  July 23-26, 2000.

Wenzel, J. and Lee, S.  Binary Interaction Parameters for Supercritical Carbon Dioxide and Vinylidene Difluoride.  AIChE 2003 Spring National Meeting.  Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.  March 30-April 3, 2003.

Vincent, L., Mabusela, W., Folk, W., Weitz, F., Rottinghaus, G., Mawhinney, T., Khan, I., Lee, S., Wenzel, J., Applequist, W., Gqaleni, N., Johnson,  Q.  Ethnobotanical studies of artemisia afra jacq. ex willd. (african wormwood).  2007 Missouri Life Science Week Poster Session.  Conference, Columbia, Missouri.  April 16-20, 2007.

Wenzel, J., Niemoeller, A., Stever, M., Lee, S.  Kinetics of reforming ethanol into hydrogen in a supercritical water medium.  AIChE 2007 Fall National Meeting.  Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.  November 4-9, 2007.

Wenzel, J., Lanterman, H., Lee, S.  Free radical polymerization of 1,1-difluoroethene in a supercritical carbon dioxide medium.  AIChE 2007 Fall National Meeting.  Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.  November 4-9, 2007.

Factor, M., Lanterman, H., Wenzel, J., Lee, S.  Use of haynes alloy 230 for supercritical water reactorsAIChE 2007 Fall National Meeting.  Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.  November 4-9, 2007.

Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Lanterman, H., Lee, S.  Autothermal non-catalytic reformation of jet fuel in a supercritical water medium.  AIChE 2007 Fall National Meeting.  Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.  November 4-9, 2007.

Wenzel, J., Picou, J., Lee, S.  Control of ethanol dehydration in the supercritical water reforming of ethanol into hydrogen.  AIChE 2008 Spring National Meeting.  Conference, New Orleans.  April 6-10, 2008.

Stever, M., Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Putta, S., Lanterman, H., Lee, S.  Effects of pressure above and below the pure water critical pressure on coke compositions in Jet-A reformation to hydrogen.  AIChE 2008 Spring National Meeting.  Conference, New Orleans. April 6-10, 2008.

Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Lanterman, H., Lee, S.  Kinetics of noncatalytic water gas shift reaction in a supercritical water medium.  AIChE 2008 Spring National Meeting.  Conference, New Orleans.  April 6-10, 2008.

Putta, S., Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Lanterman, H., Lee, S.  Hydrogen conversion by reformation of jet fuel in a supercritical water medium—effects of the water-to-fuel feed ratio on the conversion.  AIChE 2008 Spring National Meeting.  Conference, New Orleans.  April 6-10, 2008.

Wenzel, J., Lanterman, H., Lee, S.  The kinetics of tert-butyl-peroxy-acetate initiated polymerization of 1,1-difluoroethene in a supercritical carbon dioxide medium.  AIChE 2008 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Philadelphia.  November 16-21, 2008.

Wenzel, J., Picou, J., Lee, S.  Thermal effects of non-catalytic supercritical water partial oxidation of mid-distillate hydrocarbon fuels.  AIChE 2008 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Philadelphia.  November 16-21, 2008.

Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Stever, M., Bouquet, J., Lee, S.  Reformation of sucrose in supercritical water.  AIChE 2008 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Philadelphia.  November 16-21, 2008.

Bouquet, J., Picou, J., Stever, M., Wenzel, J., Lee, S., Lim, T., Lee, B.  The Effects of Space Time upon the Supercritical Water Reformation of Glycerol.  AIChE 2009 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Nashville.  November 8-13, 2009.

Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Stever, M., Bouquet, J., Lee, S.  Effects and Roles of Air Feed On the Noncatalytic Gasification of Jet Fuel in Supercritical Water.  AIChE 2009 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Nashville.  November 8-13, 2009.

Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Stever, M., Bouquet, J., Lee, S.  Synthesis Gas Production by Noncatalytic Reforming of Glycerin in Supercritical Water: Effect of Reaction Temperature.  AIChE 2009 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Nashville.  November 8-13, 2009.

Wenzel, J., Picou, J., Lanterman, H., Tschannen, R., Lee, S.  Control of C2-Hydrocarbon Formation in the Supercritical Water Reformation of Jet Fuel.  AIChE 2009 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Nashville.  November 8-13, 2009.

Bouquet, J.; Stever, M.; Picou, J.; Wenzel, J.; Tschannen, R.; Lee, S.  The Effects of Temperature upon the Supercritical Water Reformation of Alcohols for Hydrogen Productions.  AIChE 2010 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Salt Lake City.  November 7-12, 2010.

Rabago-Smith, M.; Wenzel, J.; Meredith, S.; Holcomb, P.; Zand, A.  Enzymatic Reactions at High Pressures.  43rd ACS Central Regional Meeting.  Conference, Dearborn, Michigan.  June 5-9, 2012.

Wenzel, J.; Hernandez de la Pena, L.  Reaction Kinetics for the Production of Hydrogen from Bioethanol in an Inconel 625 Reactor from 600 to 700°C.  AIChE 2012 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Pittsburg.  October, 28-November 2, 2012.

Wenzel, J.; Rabago-Smith, M.; Zand, A.; Holcomb, P.  Non-catalytic reactions producing phenol from benzene with hydrogen peroxide and water at near and supercritical water conditions.   AIChE 2012 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Pittsburg.  October, 28-November 2, 2012.

Wenzel, J.; Maricq, E.; Stogsdill, M.; Zand, A.  Evaluation of ascorbic acid and acetic acid as catalysts in the transesterfication of virgin soybean oil.  AIChE 2013 Annual Meeting.  Conference, San Francisco.  November 3-8, 2013.

Wenzel, J.; Beck, B.; Rodgerson, T.; Seeley, S.  Use of pre-laboratory orientation and safety videos for the landolt iodine clock reaction experiment in undergraduate reaction engineering.  AIChE 2013 Annual Meeting.  Conference, San Francisco.  November 3-8, 2013.

Wenzel, J.; DeCrane, S.; Wang, L.; Zand, A.  Supercritical fluid extraction of polyphenolic compounds from pomegranate peels.  AIChE 2013 Annual Meeting.  Conference, San Francisco.  November 3-8, 2013.

Maricq, E.; Wenzel, J.; Zand, A.  Production phenol by partial oxidation of benzene in supercritical water, effects of temperature and benzene feed ratio.  Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters.  Meeting, Rochester, Michigan.  February 28, 2014.

Tibbs, M.; Shaffer, A.; Ammerman, M.; Zand, A.; Samaniego, C.; Wang, L.; Wenzel; J.  Evaluation of Antioxidant Properties of Supercritical Fluid Extraction Products of Grape Stems.   Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters.  Meeting, Rochester, Michigan.  February 28, 2014.

Wenzel, J.; Maricq, E.; Zand, A.  Hydrocarbon Products from Supercritical Water Partial Oxidation of Benzene Between 375 to 440 °C.  AIChE 2014 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Atlanta.  November 16-21, 2014.

Wenzel, J.; Davis, J.; Maricq, E.; Stogsdill, M.; Zand, A.  Production of Biodiesel from Michigan Soybean Oil Using Supercritical Methanol with Acetic Acid.  AIChE 2014 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Atlanta.  November 16-21, 2014.

Wenzel, J.; Dixon, T.; Tucker, E.; Stuckey, A.; Wang, L.; Ammerman, M.; Samaniego, C.  Extraction of Antioxidants from Chokeberries Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide with Ethanol.  AIChE 2014 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Atlanta.  November 16-21, 2014.

 

Contact Information

Email: jwenzel@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 249-4042

Office: 2-228 AB

Peter Stanchev

Research Interests

Multimedia Systems

Database Systems

Multimedia Semantics

 

Education

M.S. Computer Science, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria 1972

Ph.D. Computer Science, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria 1975

D.Sc. Mathematics/Computer Science, Sofia University – 1998

 

Experience

Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2001-present

Professor, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2001-present

Guest Professor, ISTI Italian CNR, Pisa, Italy, 2004-present

Guest Professor, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, 2004

Guest Professor, University of Nantes, Nantes, France, 2002

Visiting Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1999-2001

 

Research Activities

Project coordinatorHigh Level Semantic Analysis of Bulgarian and Israel Collections”, common project between Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University and Bulgarian   Academy   of   Sciences,          2012-2014

Project coordinator  “2nd-Generation Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe” FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2011, project number 283595, 41 partners covering all European member-states,   2011-2014

Project coordinator Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe (OpenAIRE), FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2009, project number 246686,   38 partners covering all European member-states,   2009-2012

Project coordinator  “Content Presentation and Services Integration in Czech and Bulgarian Mathematical Digital Libraries”, common project between Institute of Mathematics, Czech Academy of Sciences and Bulgarian   Academy   of   Sciences, project coordinator, 2011-2014

Editor-in-Chief for International Journals: Journal of Computational Information Systems (JCIS) and  Serdica Journal 2009 – to date

 

Selected Publications

Kristina Arnaoudova, Peter Stanchev, Conceptual IT Service Provider Model Ontology, 9th MIBES international conference, 30th of May – 1st of June 2014 – Perrotis College, American Farm School Thessaloniki, Greece, 1-12

John Geske, Peter Stanchev, Next-Generation, Communications in Computer and Information Science, volume 7899, Springer, 2014, 1-11

Wim Jansen, Roberto Barbera, Michel Drescher, Antonella Fresa, Matthias Hemmje, Yannis loannidis, Norbert Meyer, Nick Poole, Peter Stanchev, e-Infrastructures for Digital Libraries. the Future in Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8092, Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, 2013, pp. 480-481

Peter Stanchev, Georgi Simeonov, Fourth National Information Day and Workshop: Open Access to Scientific Information and Data, in UNESCO Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage conference, Sofia,  issue: III / 2013, pages: 243-246

John Geske, Peter Stanchev, The Future of the Next Generation Internet and Possible Applications into Education and Culture Heritage, in UNESCO Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage conference, Sofia,  issue: III / 2013, pages: 17-24

Nicolas Spyratos, Peter Stanchev, Krasimira Ivanova, Iliya Mitov, Query Enrichment for Image Collections by Reuse of Classification Rules, in UNESCO Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage conference, Sofia,  issue: III / 2013, pages: 121-125

Loi Huynh, Peter Stanchev, Virtual Celebrator Machine, in UNESCO Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage conference, Sofia,  issue: III / 2013, pages: 63-71

Radoslav Pavlov, Peter Stanchev, Preface, in UNESCO Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage conference, Sofia,  issue: III / 2013, pages: 5-8

Peter Stanchev, Enhanced Publication, 1-st International Conference BiblioWorld: Technology, Resources, Practices, Sofia, 26-27 September 2013

Stanchev P., Converting a regular course into distance course,  International conference e-learning, part of IADIS multi conference on computer science and information systems, Prague 22-26 July 2013, xxii

John Geske, Peter Stanchev, Next-Generation Internet,  17-th International Conference on Distributed Computer and Communication Networks (DCCN-2013): Control, Computation, Communications, 7- 10 October 2013, Moscow, 8-10

Ivanova, K., Mitov, I., Stanchev, P., Velikova, E., Vanhoof, K., Depaire, B., Kannan, R.: Local Features in APICAS (Analyzing of Added Value of the Descriptors Based on MPEG-7 Vector Quantization). Int. J of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, 2(4), Dec. 2012,  pp. 23-32, ISSN: 2226-4450 (online) 2226-4469 (print).

Stanchev, P. The Third National Information Day: Open Access to Scientific Information. Proc. of the 2nd Int. Conf. “Digital Preservation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage”, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, IMI-BAS, Sofia, 2012, ISSN 1314-4006, pp. 199-201.

Ivanova, K., Mitov, I., Stanchev, P., Ein-Dor, Ph., Vanhoof, K. Establishing Correspondences between Attribute Spaces and Complex Concept Spaces Using Meta-PGN Classifier. Proc. of the 2nd Int. Conf. “Digital Preservation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage”, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, IMI-BAS, Sofia, 2012, ISSN 1314-4006, pp.71-77 – best paper award

Rakosnik, J., Stanchev, P., Simeonov, G., Pavlov, R. Bulgarian Digital Mathematical Library BulDML and Czech Digital Mathematical Library DML-CZ as Parts of the European Digital Mathematics Library EuDML. Proc. of the 2nd Int. Conf. “Digital Preservation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage”, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, IMI-BAS, Sofia, 2012, ISSN 1314-4006, pp.60-67.

Grigorova, V., Sotirova, K., Naoumova, V., Sameva, A., Dobreva, M., Ivanova, K., Stanchev, P. Digitization of Old Mathematical Periodicals Published by the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Proc. of the 2nd Int. Conf. “Digital Preservation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage”, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, IMI-BAS, Sofia, 2012, ISSN 1314-4006, pp.222-227.

Krassimira Ivanova, Evgenia Velikova, Peter Stanchev, Iliya Mitov, Chapter 3: Automated Metadata Extraction from Art Images in Ivanova, K., Dobreva, M., Stanchev, P., Totkov, G. (editors) Access to Digital Cultural Heritage: Innovative Applications of Automated Metadata Generation, University Publishing House “Paisii Hilendarski”, 2012, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, ISBN: 978-954-423-722-6, 97-151

Krassimira Ivanova, Peter Stanchev, Koen Vanhoof, Milena Dobreva, Chapter 4: APICAS – Content-Based Image Retrieval in Art Image Collections Utilizing Colour Semantics in Ivanova, K., Dobreva, M., Stanchev, P., Totkov, G. (editors) Access to Digital Cultural Heritage: Innovative Applications of Automated Metadata Generation, University Publishing House “Paisii Hilendarski”, 2012, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, ISBN: 978-954-423-722-6, 153-202

Peter L. Stanchev, Multimedia Standards (Invited Talk), International Conference “Digital Preservation and Presentation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage”, DIPP 2011, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, 11 – 14 September, 2011, 7-14

Iliya Mitov, Anatolij Krissilov, Oleksandr Palagin, Peter Stanchev, Vitalii Velychko, Volodymyr Romanov, The Intelligent Principle of Virtual Laboratories for Computer Aided Design of Smart Sensor Systems, in Methods and Instruments Of Artificial Intelligence, Galina Setlak, Krassimir Markov (ed.)  119-125, ISBN 978-954-16-0049-8, C\o Jusautor, Sofia, 2010

Oleksandr Palagin, Peter Stanchev, Volodymyr Romanov, Krassimir Markov, Igor Galelyuka, Vitalii Velychko, Oleksandra Kovyriova, Oksana Galelyuka, Iliya Mitov, Krassimira Ivanova, Calculating of Reliability Parameters of Microelectronic Components and Devices by Means of Virtual Laboratory, in New trends in the information technologies, Krassimir Markov, Vitalii Velychko, Fernando de Mingo Lopez, Juan Casellanos (edts) 134-143, ISBN 978-954-16-0044-9, C\o Jusautor, Sofia, 2010

Krassimir Markov, Iliya Mitov, Krassimira Ivanova, Vitalii Velychko, Koen Vanhoof, Peter Stanchev, Benoit Depaire, Chapter 15. Multi-dimensional Information Spaces, in Intelligent Data Processing in Global Monitoring for Environment and Security, Krassimir Markov, Vitalii Velychko, (editors), 336-354,ISBN: 978-954-16-0045-0, C\o Jusautor, Sofia, 2010

O. Palagin, P. Stanchev, V. Romanov, K. Markov, I. Galelyuka, V. Velychko, O. Kovyriova, O. Galelyuka, I. Mitov, K. Ivanova. Calculating of Reliability Parameters of Microelectronic Components and Devices by Means of Virtual Laboratory. i.Tech 2010, June 24-27, 2010, Varna

Ivanova, Krassimira; Stanchev, Peter; Vanhoof, Koen; and Ein-Dor, Phillip, SEMANTIC AND ABSTRACTION CONTENT OF ART IMAGES (2010). MCIS 2010 Proceedings. Paper 42, http://aisel.aisnet.org/mcis2010/42

Ivanova, Kr., Dobreva, M., Stanchev, P.: “Discovery and use of art images on the web: an overview”, Third International Euro-Mediterranean Conference EuroMed 2010, November 8-13,2010, Lemesos, Cyprus, 205-211

Ivanova Kr., Stanchev, P., Velikova, E., Vanhoof, K., Depaire, B., Kannan, R., Mitov, I., Markov, Kr.: “Features for art painting classification based on vector quantization of MPEG-7 descriptors”, Second International Conference on Data Engineering and Management ICDEM 2010, July 29-30, 2010, India, Published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS Volume 6411), Springer Verlag, Heidelberg-Germany.

Ivanova, Kr., Stanchev, P., Vanhoof, K.: “Automatic tagging of art images with color harmonies and contrasts characteristics in art image collections”, International Journal on Advances in Software, Volume 3, 2010, 474-484

Krassimira Ivanova, Ilia Mitov, Krassimir Markov, Peter Stanchev, Koen Vanhoof, Levon Aslanyan, Hasmik Sahakyan, Metric Categorization Relations Based on Support System Analysis, Computer Science and Information Technologies Conference, 28 September – 2 October, 2009, Yerevan, Armenia, 85-88

Mitov, K. Ivanova, K. Markov, V. Velychko, K. Vanhoof, P. Stanchev, “PaGaNe” – A Classification Machine Learning System Based on the Multidimensional Numbered Information Spaces, the 4th International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Engineering (ISKE2009), November 27-28, 2009, Hasselt, Belgium, 279-287

Palagin, V. Romanov, K. Markov, V. Velichko, I. Galeljka, K. Ivanova, P. Stanchev, I. Mitov, M. Staneva, Basic ontology distributed virtual laboratory for sensor system design, International Book Series “Information Science and Computing, Number 15 – Knowledge – Dialogue – Solution, , ITHEA, 2009, 19-23 (in Russian language)

Juliana Peneva, George Totkov, Peter Stanchev, Elena Shoikova, Automatic Metadata Generation for Specification of e-Documents –The Metaspeed Project, Information Science & Computing, International Book Series, Number 14, New Trends in Intelligent Technology, ITHEA, 2009, 118-126

Dimitar Blagoev, George Totkov, Milena Staneva, Krassimira Ivanova, Krassimir Markov, Peter Stanchev, Indirect Spatial Data Extraction from Web Documents, Information Science & Computing, International Book Series, Number 14, New Trends in Intelligent Technology, ITHEA, 2009, 89-100

Ilia Mitov, Krassimira Ivanova, Krassimir Markov, Vitalii Velychko, Peter Stanchev, Koen Vanhoof, Comparison of Discretization Methods for Preprocessing Data for Pyramidal Growing Network Classification Method, Seventh International Conference “Information Research and Applications“, 2-5 September 2009, Madrid, Spain Information Science & Computing, International Book Series, Number 14, New Trends in Intelligent Technology, ITHEA, 2009, 31-39

Oleksandr Palagin, Volodymyr Romanov, Krassimir Markov, Vitalii Velychko, Peter Stanchev, Igor Galelyuka, Krassimira Ivanova, Ilia Mitov, Developing of Distributed Virtual Laboratories for Smart Sensor System Design Based on Multi-Dimensional Access Method, International Book Series “Information Science and Computing” No: 8 – Intelligent Processing, ITHEA 2009, 155-161

Ivanova K., Stanchev P., Color Harmonies and Contrasts Search in Art Image Collections, The First International Conference on Advances in Multimedia, IEEE MMEDIA 2009, July 20-25, 2009, Colmar, France, 180-187 – best paper award

F. Fotouhi, W. Grosky, P. Stanchev, The Many Face of Semantics, IEEE Multimedia, April-/June 2009, 2-3

B. Dimitrov, D. Green, P. Stanchev, Warranty and fair pricing for used items in two-dimensional life time, Sixth international conference ”Mathematical methods in reliability. Theory. Methods. Applications”, 22-29 June 2009, Moscow, Russia

K. Ivanova, P. Stanchev, B. Dimitrov, Analysis of the Distributions of Color Characteristics in Art Painting Images, Serdica J. Computing 2 (2008), 111-136, cited by 2

C. Wu, J. Derwent, P. Stanchev, Retinal Radius Estimation and a Vessel Center Line Segmentation Method Based on Ridge Description, J. Sign Process System, 2008

F. Falchi, C. Gennaro, P. Savino, P. Stanchev, “Efficient Video Stream Filtering”, IEEE Multimedia, January – March 2008, 52-61, cited by 6

P. Stanchev, K. Ivanova, “Multimedia Retrieval”, International Scientific-and-Technological Exhibition-Congress “MECHATRONICS AND ROBOTICS (M&R-2007)”, October 2-5, 2007, St. Petersburg, Russia, 46-49

Sandra F. Witelson, Debra L. Kigar, Anton Scamvougeras, David M. Kideckel, Brian Buck, Peter L. Stanchev, Michael Bronskill, Sandra Black, “Corpus Callosum Anatomy in Right-Handed Homosexual and Heterosexual Men”, Archives of Sexual Behaviour, 2008, 37:857-863, cited by 1

P. Stanchev, “Multimedia retrieval – state of the art”, Fifth International conference I.Tech 2007, Varna, June 2007, 11-13

P. Stanchev, “Information research department”, International conference “New trends in Mathematics and Informatics”, Sofia, 6-8 July, 2007

B. Dimitrov, D. Green Jr., P. Stanchev, “Multidimensional Life Time Equivalence”, International Workshop “Distributed computer and communication networks. Theory and applications”, Moscow, Russia, September 10-12, 2007, 26-33

B. Dimitrov, G. Hayrapetyan, and P.Stanchev, Aging and Longevity Control of Biological Systems via Drugs – A Reliability Model, e-journal “Reliability: Theory& Applications” No 2 (Vol.2), 2007, 10-20

Wu, Chang-Hua, Agam Gady , Stanchev, Peter, A General Framework for Vessel Segmentation in Retinal Images, 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation,
June 20-23, 2007, Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Chang-Hua Wu,  Gady Agam, P. Stanchev,  A Hybrid Filtering Approach to Retinal Vessel Segmentation, 2007 IEEE International Symposium On Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, April 12-15, 2007, Metro Washington DC, USA, 604-607

P. Stanchev, Converting a regular learning course into distance course, Education in the information society conference, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 13-14 October 2006, 63-66

P. Stanchev, D. Green Jr., B. Dimitrov, Some Issues in the Art Image Database Systems, Journal of Digital Information Management, Volume 4, Issue 4, December  2006, 227-232, cited by 3

Bill Grosky, Peter Stanchev, Introduction to Multimedia Semantics ’06, Journal of Digital Information Management, Volume 4, Issue 4, December  2006, 206

P. Stanchev, Converting a regular learning course into distance course, keynote speech at Modern e-Learning conference, Varna, Bulgaria, July 2-5, 2006

Dimitrov B., Green D. Jr., Rykov V., Stanchev P.,  On the Fail Share of the Reliability of an Entry between its Components, Maintenance and Reliability, 2 (30), 2006. 44-47.

P. Stanchev, D. Green Jr., B. Dimitrov, Semantic Notation and Retrieval in Art and Architecture Image Collections, Journal of Digital Information Management, Vol. 3, No. 4, December 2005, 218-221, cited by 1

P. Stanchev, D. Green Jr., B. Dimitrov, Semantic Notation and Retrieval in Art and Architecture Image Collections, Third special workshop “Multimedia semantics, Pisa, June 22-24 2005, 45-53

Stanchev P., “Converting a Regular Learning Course into Distance Course”, 17th Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching, West, March 18-19, 2005, Pomona, California.

Dimitrov B., Green D. Jr., Stanchev P., “Age Affecting Control in Biological Systems”, 55th Session of the International Statistical Institute, Sydney, Australia, 2005, 337.

Stanchev P, Green D, Jr, Dimitrov B., “MPEG-7: The multimedia content description interface”, International Journal “Information Theories & Applications”, 2004, Vol. 11, No 2, 120-126., cited by 2

Amato G., Falchi F., Gennaro C., Rabitti F., Savino P , Stanchev P., “Improving Image Similarity Search Effectiveness in a Multimedia Content Management System”,  Tenth International Workshop on Multimedia Information Systems, August 25 – 27, 2004 College Park, MD, 139-146, cited by 8

Stanchev P., “The “Web Technology” Distance course”, Conference on Information Technology in Education, September 18, 2004, Elizabethtown, PA, 31-37.

Agrawal R., Fotouli F., Stanchev P., Dong M., “MPEG-7 Based Image Retrieval on the World Wide Web”, International Journal “Information Theories & Applications”, 2004, Vol. 11, No 2, 112-119.

Stanchev P., Dimitrov B., “WWW-based distance education course “Management Support Systems”, International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies (CCCT 2004), Austin, Texas, August 14-17, 2004, 222-226.

Stanchev P., Amato G., Falchi F., Gennaro C., Rabitti F., Savino P., “Selection of MPEG-7 Image Features for Improving Image Similarity Search on Specific Data Sets”, 7-th IASTED International Conference on Computer Graphics and Imaging, CGIM 2004, Kauai, Hawaii, 2004, 395-400.

Rykov V., Dimitrov B., Green D, Jr., Stanchev P., “Reliability Model for Biological Objects”, International conference “The Model of Durability, Aging and Degradation in Medicine, Biology, and Technique”, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 7-9, 2004, 230-240.

Rykov V., Dimitrov B., Green D, Jr., Stanchev P., “Reliability of Complex Hierarchical Fault Tolerance Systems”, MMR 2004, Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 21-25, 2004, cited by 13

Dimitrov B., Green D, Jr., Rykov V., Stanchev P., “On Statistical Hypothesis Testing via Simulation Method”,  International journal “Information Theories & Applications”, Vol. 10, No 4, 2003, 408-414.

Stanchev P, Green D, Jr, Dimitrov B., “High level color similarity retrieval”, International Journal “Information Theories & Applications”, Vol. 10, No 3,  2003, 283-287, cited by 10

Stanchev P., “Using Image Mining for Image Retrieval”, IASTED International Conference “Computer Science and Technology”, May 19-21, 2003, Cancun, Mexico, 214-218, cited by 14

Hafri Y., Djeraba C., Stanchev P., Bachimont B., “A Web Profiling Approach”, Lecture Notes in CS 2642, 2003, 227-238.

Younes Hafri, Bruno Bachimont, Peter Stanchev, “Extraction of Dynamic user behaviors from Web log”, Lecture Notes in CS 2690, 2003, 584-595

Hafri Y., Djeraba C., Stanchev P., Bachimont B., “A Markovian Approach For Web User Profiling and Clustering”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Web Technologies and Applications, 2637, book chapter, 2004, 191-202, cited by 7

Dinev T., Stanchev P., “Image Data Mining – Conceptual Overview of Implementation and Methodology Challenges”, IADIS International Conference, e-Society 2003, Lisbon, Portugal , 3-6 June 2003.

Stanchev P., Fotouhi F., Siadat M-R., and Soltanian-Zadeh H., Multimedia Mining- “A High Way to Intelligent Multimedia Documents”, book chapter 7- Medical Multimedia and Multimodality Databases, D. Djeraba (Eds) – Kluwer Accademic Publishers, 2002, 139-160.

Dimitrov B., Green Jr. D., Rykov V., Stanchev P., “On Performance Evaluation and Optimization problems in Queues with Resequencing”, Advances in Stochastic Modelling, edt. J. Artalejo, A. Krishnamoorty, Notable Publications, 2002, 55-72.

Barneva R., Brimkov V., Stanchev P., “Multilingual Multimedia Electronic Dictionary for Children”, International Conference Advances in Infrastructure for e-Business, e-Education, e-Science, and e-Medicine on the Internet, L’Aquila, July 29-August 4, 2002.

Stanchev P., Fotouhi F. , “Medical Multimedia and Multimodality Databases System”, 6th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (SCI 2002),  Orlando, USA, July 14 to 18, 2002, 195-199.

Stanchev P., Green D., “Formal Languages for Image Primitives Description”, International Journal Information Theory & Applications, Vol. 9, No 2, 2002, 51-60, cited by 8

Dimitrov B., Rykov V., Stanchev P., “On multi-state reliability systems, Third International conference on Mathematical Methods in Reliability”, MMR 2002, Trondheim, Norway, 201-204.

Stanchev P., Dimitrov B., Rukov V., “Object recognition in the ANIMATION system”, 5th IASTED International Conference “Computer Graphics and Imaging”, CGIM 2002, August 12-14, Kauai, Hawaii, USA, 2002,  27-31, cited by 1

Stanchev P., Green D., “Current State and Research Trend in the Image Database Systems”, Mathematics and Education in Mathematics, Borovez, 2002 66-76.

Stanchev P., Fotouhi F., MEDIMAGE – “A Multimedia Database Management System for Alzheimer’s Disease Patients”, in Chang S., Chen Z., Lee S. (edts.) Recent Advances in Visual Information Systems, Lecture Notes in CS 2314, 2002, 187-193.

Stanchev P., “ANIMATION – System for Animation Scene and Content Creation, Retrieving and Viewing”, SPIE, Vol 4672, 2002, 86-94.

Stanchev P., Grosky W., Geske J.,“FrSq:  A Binary Image Coding Method”, 1st IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, December 28-30, 2001, Cairo, Egypt, 338-342.

Stanchev P., “Content-Based Image Retrieval Systems”, CompSysTech’2001, June 21-22, 2001, Sofia, Bulgaria., P1: 1-6, cited by 11

Stanchev P., “Distance Education Courses”, International Journal “Information Theories and Applications”, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2001, 41-46, cited by 2

Stanchev P., “WWW-based distance education course methodology”, Lilly Conference on College Teaching, MI, Sept. 2001.

Grosky W., Stanchev P., “Object-Oriented Image Database Model”, 16th International Conference on Computers and Their Applications (CATA), March 28-30, 2001, Seattle, Washington, 94-97.

Stanchev P., “WWW-based distance education course methodology. Distance education courses: “Business on the Internet”, “Management Support Systems”, “Relational Database Management Systems”, Teaching and Learning with New Technologies Conference, WSU, March 8, 2001, 54-58.

Grosky W., Stanchev P., “An Image Data Model”, in Advances in Visual Information Systems, R. Laurini (edt.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Advances in Visual Information Systems, 1929, book chapter, 2000, 14-25, citated by 17

Black S., Moffat S., Yu D., Stanchev P., Bronskill, M., “Callosal Atrophy Correlates with Temporal Lobe Volume and Mental Status in Alzheimer’s Disease”, Can J. Neurol. Sci, 27, 2000, 204-209, cited by 17

Stanchev P., “General Image Database Model”, Informatologia, Vol 32, 1999, No. 3-4, 137-273.

Stanchev P., “Object – Oriented Image Model”, Technology of Object-Oriented Languages and Systems TOOLS Eastern Europe’99, June 2-4, 1999, 98-109, cited by 1

Stanchev P., “General Image Database Model”, in Visual Information and Information systems, Huijsmans, D. Smeulders A., (etd.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1614, 1999, 29-36, cited by 15

Stanchev P., Ivanov I, “Exploring with Logo: Use of Colours, Drawing Tools and Predefined Figures by Children”, Eurologo 99, Sofia 22-25 August 1999, 327-333.

Stanchev P., “General Image Retrieval Model”, Mathematics and Education in mathematics, Pleven, Bulgaria 1998, 63-71.

Kidron D., Black S., Stanchev P., Buck B., Szalai J., Parker J., Szekely C., Bronskill, M., “Quantitative MR Volumetry in Alheimer’s Disease: Topographical Markers and the Effects of Sex and Education”, Neurology, Dec. 1997, 1504-1512., cited by 29 Stanchev P., “Method for Choosing the Image Content Attributes in Image Database System”, 21 ITP, Plovdiv, 1996, 56-63.

Graham S., Stanchev P., Bronskill M., ”Criteria for Analysis of Multicomponent Tissue T2 Relaxation Data”, MRM, No 35, 1996, 370-378, cited by 23

Graham S., Stanchev P., Lloyd-Smith J., Bronskill M., Plewes D., “Changes in Dibroglandular Volume and Water Content of Breast Tissue During the Menstrual Cycle Observed by MR Imaging at 1.5 T”, JMRI No. 5, 1995, 695-701, cited by 18

Stanchev P., “SOFIA: An Image Database with Image Retrieval by Image Content”, International Conference Information and Communication Technologies and Programming, Plovdiv, 1995, 108-115.

Stanchev P., “An Interactive Environment for Image Analysis and Manipulation”, International Journal on Information Theories & Applications, Vol 3, No 6, 1995, 18-25, cited by 1

Yu D., Black S., Parker Y., Buck B., Kidron D., Stanchev P., Bronskill M., “Regional Corpus Callosum Atrophy Indexes Regional Cortical Degeneration and Mental Status Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease”, Neurology 45, 1995 (Suppl 4, A319.

Wood M., Shivji M., Stanchev P., “Planar-Motion Correction Using K-Space Data Acquired by Fourier MR Imaging”, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Vol. 5, 1994, 57-64, cited by 36

Stanchev, P. L. “Medical Image Conversion”, National Conference – Computer Science’94, Sofia, Bulgaria 1994, 196‑203.

Kidron D., Black S., Stanchev P., Buck B., Bronskill M., “Volumetric Brain-Behaviour Correlations in Alzheimer’s Disease”, Le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques, 21 (2), May 1994, S19.

Black S., Kidron D., Stanchev P., Cheung G., Buck B., Bronskill M., Foster J., “Quantitative Volumerty in Alzheimer’s Disease: Brain-Behaviour Correlations and the Effect of Education”, Neurology 44 (suppl 2), April 1994 A134.

Wood M., Stanchev P., Shivji M., “Correction for Planar Rigid-Body Movements during MRI”, JMRI 1994, 4(P): 62.

Stanchev P., Bronskill M., Black S., Kidron D., Buck B., Cheung G., “Semiautomatic Method to Separate Sulcal and Ventricular CSF Compartments in Alzheimer’s Decease: Clinical Correlations”, Proceedings of the Society of Magnetic Resonance, Second Meeting, August 1994, 804.

Graham S., Stanchev P., Bronskill M., Plewes D., “Variations in the MR Characteristics of Breast Tissue during the Menstrual Cycle”, Proceedings of the Society of Magnetic Resonance, Second Meeting, August 1994, 1467.

Graham S., Stanchev P., Bronskill M., “Feasibility of Multicomponent T2 Relaxation Analysis using Data Measured on Clinical MR Scanners”, Proceedings of the Society of Magnetic Resonance, Second Meeting, August 1994, 848.

Wood M., Shivji M., Stanchev P., “Planar-Motion Correction Using K-Space Data Acquired by Fourier MR Imaging”, Proceedings of the Society of Magnetic Resonance, Second Meeting, August 1994, 841.

Foster J., Black S., Stanchev P., Buck B., Moscovich M., Winocur G., Bronskill M., “Regional Brain – Behaviour Correlations Using Magnetic Resonance Volumetric Measures in Alzheimer’s Disease”, Annals of Neurology 1993, No. 34, 293.

Stanchev P., Shivji M., Wood M., “Correction for Planar Rotational Movements of Patients during MRI”, Twelfth Annual Scientific Meeting, Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, New York, NY, August 14-20, 1993, 713.

Bronskill M., Stanchev P., Black S., Foster J., Buck B., “Regional Brain-Behaviour Correlations with MR Volumetric Measures in Alzheimer’s Disease”, Twelfth Annual Scientific Meeting, Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, New York, NY, August 14-20, 1993, 1438.

Rubenstein J., Kim J, Protzner I., Stanchev P., Henkelman R.M., “Effects of Collagen on MR Imaging Characteristics of Borine Articular Cartilage”, Radiology, No. 188,  1993, 219-226,  cited by 104

Stanchev P., Foster J., Bronskill M., Black D., Cheung G., “Correlations of Brain Structures and Behaviour in Alzheimer’s Disease using MR Image Segmentation”, GE Research Workstation SUN Users’ Meeting, Palo Alto, California, Sep. 14, 15, 1992.

Stanchev P., Smeulders A., Groen F., “An Approach to Image Indexing of Documents”, Visual Database Systems, II, IFIP Transaction, A-7, E.Knuth and L.Wegner  (eds.), North-Holland 1992, 63-78, cited by 32

Stanchev P., Smeulders A., Groen F., “Retrieval from a Geographical Information System”, Computing Science in the Netherlands, Stichting Mathematisch Centrum, Amsterdam 1991, 528- 539.

Stanchev P., Vutov V., “A Model – Based Technique with a New Indexing Mechanism for Industrial Object Recognition” 9-th 1990 IEEE/CHMT International Electronics Manufacturing Technology Symposium, Washington DC, USA, October 1‑3, 1990, 56-60, cited by 2

Stanchev P., Vutov V., “GAL: An Economic Geography Maps Database System. Functional Description”, Research in Informatics, Vol. 3, Akademie-Verlag, Berlin, 1990, 197-206.

Stanchev P., Sabev V., “CNLS ‑ Computer Network Lecturing System”, ” Multi‑User Interfaces and Applications”, S.Gibbs and A.Verrijn-Stuart (eds.), North-Holland 1990, 323-333, cited by 2

Stanchev P., Vutov V.,”Instrumentos Computadoorizados para la Codification, Almacenamiento, Reconocimiento y Recuperacion de Imagenes”, 45th Conference and Congress “Information, a Resource for Development”, Sept 13-22, 1990 Havana, Cuba, 54-56.

Rabitti F., Stanchev P., “GRIM_DBMS ‑ a GRaphical IMage DataBase System”, in “Visual Database Systems”, T. Kunii (edt.) North-Holland 1989, 415‑430, cited by 46

Stanchev P., Rabitti F., “Image DataBase Management System. Applied Theories, Tools and Decisions”, Mathematical Research, Vol. 55, Academe Verlag, Berlin 1989, 208‑214.

Rabitti F., Stanchev P., “An Image Database Management System.  Functional Description”, in “Artificial Intelligence and Information‑Control Systems of Robots ‑ 89″,  I. Plander (edt.), North‑Holland 1989, 383‑396.

Stanchev P., “Graphical Image Retrieval in Multimedia Document Systems”, Proc. of the 17-th Conference of the Union of Bulgarian Math., Sl. Briag, Bulgaria, 1888, 112-120.

Stanchev P., “Medical Knowledge Acquisition for Expert Consultation System”, book chapter in  Medical Expert Systems, Chytel M., Engelbrecht R. (eds.), Sigma press, London 1988, 153‑163, cited by 2

Stanchev P., “I Program at the Age of Nine”, Narodna Prosveta Publishing Company, in Bulgarian language, Sofia 1987.

Barnev P., Stanchev P., Fuzzy sets, Narodna Prosveta Publishing Company, in Bulgarian language, Sofia 1987.

Rabitti F., Stanchev P., “Graphical Image Retrieval from Large Image Databases”, Proc. Annual Conf. of the Italian Computer Society (AICA), Trento, Italy 1987, 69‑89.

Rabitti F., Stanchev P., “An Approach to Image Retrieval from Large Image Databases”, Proc. 10‑th Annual Intern. ACMSIGIR Conf. on Research & Development in Information Retrieval, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 1987, 284‑295., cited by 5

Rabitti F., Stanchev P., “What Can We Do with Images in a Multimedia Document Filing System”, Proc. Annual Conf. of the Italian Computer Society (AICA), Rome 1984, 439‑461, cited by 2

Stanchev P., Vutov V., Grigorov A., Stancheva E.,  “MOTHER – An Expert System in Obstetrics and Gynaecology”, in “Knowledge, Information and Medical Education”, J. van Bemmel and J. Zvarova (eds.), North-Holland 1991, 406-413.

Conti P., Rabitti F., Savino P., Stanchev P.,  “Managing Uncertainty in a Multimedia Document System”, Proc. of Conference on Intelligent Management Systems, Varna, Bulgaria, 26 Sep.‑ 2 Oct. 1989, 177‑186, cited by 1

Stanchev P.,  “One Aspect of Building Medical Expert Consultation Systems”, in  “Computer Aided Medical Decision Making System”, Van Bemmel J., Gremy F., Zvarova J. (eds.), North‑Holland, Amsterdam 1985, 74‑80.

Stanchev P., Stancheva E., Kaloianov K.,  “A Decision Information System”, Proc. 13‑th Conf. of the Union of Bulgarian Math., Sl. Briag, Bulgaria 1984, 431‑439.

Stanchev P., Stancheva E.,  “Fuzzy Theory Approaches to Medical Diagnosis Problems”, Proc. 12‑th  Conf. of the Union of Bulgarian Math., Sl. Briag, Bulgaria 1983, 239‑347, cited by 1

Stanchev P., Stancheva E.,  “A Medical Diagnosis Program System”, Proc. 11‑th Conf. of the Union of Bulgarian Math., Sl. Briag, Bulgaria 1982, 423‑430.

Barnev P., Dimitrov V., Stanchev P.,  “Fuzzy System Approach to Decision Making Based on Public Opinion Investigation through Questionnaires”, Proc. IFAC Symp. of Stochastic Control, Budapest 1974, 637‑642.

 

Contact Information

Email: pstanche@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7927

Office: 2-300E AB

Jaerock Kwon

Research Interests

Computation Neuroscience

Robotic Microscopes

Automated Microscrope Systems

Intelligent Systems

Artificial Intelligence

Neural Networks

Mobile Robotics

Autonomous Navigation and Localization

Mobile Applications

Wearable Systems

loT

Wireless Sensors

 

Education

B.S. Communications Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea 1992

M.S. Communications Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea 1994

Ph.D. Computer Engineering, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX 2009

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2010-present

Visiting Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2009-2010

Senior Software Engineer, Qualcomm Korea,  , South Korea, 2002-2004

Senior Software Engineer, SK Teletech, Seoul, South Korea, 2000-2002

Research Engineer, LG Electronics,  , South Korea, 1994-1999

 

Research Activities

NSF-MRI (Major Research Instrument) Development of High-Throughput and High-Resolution Three-Dimensional Tissue Scanner with Internet-Connected 3D Virtual Microscope for Large-Scale Automated Histology (Award No. ECCS-1337983, PI: Kwon) Sep 1, 2013 – Aug 31, 2016.

Electrified Motorcycle for US College Students, 2013

A development of LED system lighting engine module with compact sized data communication modules and driver IC/Processor control parts based on multi-sensor (supported by the MKE/Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Korea supervised by the KEIT/Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology; Subcontract, 2012-2015)

Data information display method of data broadcasting receiver and apparatus thereof , US Patent No: 7100117, August 29, 2006

 

Selected Publications

Matthew Clark, Jaerock Kwon, Girma Tewolde, Health Monitoring Device for the Elderly, The Fifth International Conference on Sensor Device Technologies and Applications, SENSORDEVICES 2014

Jaewook Yoo, Jaerock Kwon, and Yoonsuck Choe, Predictable Internal Brain Dynamics in EEG and Its Relation to Conscious States, Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 2014

Young Seek Cho, Jaerock Kwon, Seyeong Choi, and Dae-Hee Park, Development of Smart LED Lighting System Using Multi–Sensor Module and Bluetooth Low Energy Technology, IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communications and Networking (SECON), 2014

Jongil Lim, SeokJu Lee, Girma Tewolde, and Jaerock Kwon, Ultrasonic-Sensor Deployment Strategies and Use of Smartphone Sensors for Mobile Robot Navigation in Indoor Environment, 2014 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on ELECTRO/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

SeokJu Lee, Jongil Lim, Jaerock Kwon, and Girma Tewolde, Autonomous Tour Guide Robot by using QR code Recognition in Indoor Environment, 2014 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on ELECTRO/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Girma Tewolde and Jaerock Kwon, Robots and Smartphones for Attracting Students to Engineering Education, 2014 Zone 1 Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2014.

SeokJu Lee, Girma Tewolde, and Jaerock Kwon, Design and Implementation of Vehicle Tracking System Using GPS/GSM/GPRS Technology and Smartphone Application, IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things WF-IoT 2014.

Jaerock Kwon, Enhanced Image Processing Pipeline and Parallel Generation Of Multiscale Tiles for Web-Based 3D Rendering of Whole Mouse Brain Vascular Networks, International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM) 2014.

Yoonsuck Choe, Jaerock Kwon, David Mayerich, and Louise C. Abbott. Connectome, mouse. In Dieter Jaeger and Ranu Jung, editors, Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience. Springer, Berlin, 1st edition, 2014. In press.

Young Seek Cho, Jaerock Kwon, and Hwan-Yong Kim, Design and Implementation of LED Dimming System with Intelligent Sensor Module, Journal of information and communication convergence engineering, Vol 11 (4), 2013.

Yoonsuck Choe, Jaerock Kwon andJi Ryang Chung, Time, Consciousness, and Mind Uploading, International Journal of Machine Consciousness (IJMC), 2012.

Y.C. Kim, W.S Yang, J. Kwon, Y.S. Choe, S. Choi and D.H. Park, Development of LED Lighting System using Bluetooth Wireless Communication, The Korean Institute of Electrical and Electronic Material Engineers General Meeting & Annual Autumn Conference, 2012.

Ji Ryang Chung, Jaerock Kwon, Timothy A. Mann, and Yoonsuck Choe. Evolution of time in neural networks: From the present to the past, and forward to the future. In A. Ravishankar Rao and Guillermo A. Cecchi, editors, The Relevance of the Time Domain to Neural Network Models. Springer, Berlin, 2011. In press.

David Mayerich, Jaerock Kwon, Chul Sung, Louise Abbott, John Keyser, and Yoonsuck Choe, Fast macro-scale transmission imaging of microvascular networks using KESM, Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 2, Issue 10, pp. 2888-2896 (2011)

Yoonsuck Choe, David Mayerich, Jaerock Kwon, Daniel Miller, Ji Ryang Chung, Chul Sung, John Keyser, and Louise Abbott , Knife-Edge Scanning Microscopy for Connectomics Research, IJCNN 2011 – International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, San Jose, California, 2011 (In press).

Yoonsuck Choe, David Mayerich, Jaerock Kwon, Daniel E. Miller, Chul Sung, Ji Ryang Chung, Todd Huffman, John Keyser, and Louise C. Abbott. Specimen Preparation, Imaging, and Analysis Protocols for Knife-Edge Scanning Microscopy. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 2011. In press.

J. R. Chung, C. Sung, D. Mayerich, J. Kwon, D. E. Miller, T. Huffman, L. C. Abbott, J. Keyser, and Y. Choe. Multiscale exploration of mouse brain microstructures using the knife-edge scanning microscope brain atlas. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 2011.

G. Tewolde and J. Kwon, Efficient WiFi-based Indoor Localization using Particle Swarm Optimization, International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, Chongqing, China, 2011.

Kwon, J., David, M., and Choe, Y., Automated Cropping and Enhanced Noise Removal for Knife-Edge Scanning Microscopy, IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging. Chicago, Illinois, 2011.

David, M., Kwon, J., Panchal A., Keyser, J., and Choe, Y., Fast Cell Detection in High-throughput Imagery Using GPU-Accelerated machine Learning, IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging. Chicago, Illinois, 2011.

Jaerock Kwon and Yoonsuck Choe. Predictive internal neural dynamics for delay compensation. In Second World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing(NaBIC2010), 2010.

Kwon, J. and Choe, Y., Facilitating Neural Dynamics for Delay Compensation: A Road to Predictive Neural Dynamics?, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, April 2009

Chung, J., Kwon, J., and Choe, Y., Evolution of Recollection and Prediction in Neural Networks., International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 2009

Y. Choe, L.C. Abbott, D. Han, P. Huang, J. Keyser, J. Kwon, D. Mayerich, Z. Melek, B.H. McCormick, Knife-Edge Scanning Microscopy: High-throughput Imaging and Analysis of Massive Volumes of Biological Microstructures, In R. Rao and G. Cecchi, editors, High-throughput Image Reconstruction and Analysis: Intelligent Microscopy Applications, Series on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Imaging, Artech House Publishers, 2008.

Kwon, J., and Choe, Y., Internal State Predictability as an Evolutionary Precursor of Self-Awareness and Agency. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Development and Learning, pages 109-114. IEEE, 2008

David, M., Kwon, J., Choe, Y., and Keyser, J., Constructing High-Resolution Microvascular Models., 3rd International Workshop on Microscopic Image Analysis with Applications in Biology, 2008

Kwon, J. and David, M., Lateral Sectioning for Knife Edge Scanning Microscopy., IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging., Paris, France, 2008

Kwon, J. and Choe, Y., Enhanced Facilitatory Neuronal Dynamics for Delay Compensation., In Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks., Piscataway, NJ, 2007. IEEE Press. (Awardee of travel grants for IEEE IJCNN 2007 conference)

Kwon, J., Kang, S., Kim, Y., Woo, Y., Kim, H., and Choi, B., The Design and Implementation of Korean Generator Using Feature Structure., In Proceedings of the Institute of Electronics Engineers of Korea., , Vol. 16, 2. p979-983, November 1993

 

Contact Information

Email: jkwon@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9500 ext. 5917

Office: 2-703K AB

Ali Zand

Education

B.S. Chemistry, Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, MI 1989

M.S. Medicinal Organic Chemistry, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 1992

Ph.D. Organic Photochemistry, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI 1996

 

Experience

Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2007-present

Associate Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2002-2007

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 1997-2002

Visiting Research Scholar & Adjunct Lecturer, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, 1997-present

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, 1996-1997

Graduate Assistant, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, 1991-1996

 

Selected Publications

Farhat, S.; Gilliam, M.; Rabago-Smith, M.; Baran, C.; Walter, N.; Zand, A. Polymer Coatings for Biomedical Applications Using Low Temperature, Atmospheric Pressure Plasma. Surf. Coat. Tech. 2013, in press.

Gilliam, M.; Farhat, S.; Zand, A.; Stubbs, B.; Magyar, M.; Garner, G. Atmospheric Plasma Surface Modification of PMMA and PP Micro-Particles. Plasma Process. Polym. (under review).

Das, S.; Kolavennu, P; Hedrick, J.; Beholz, L.; Berry, J; Zand, A. Synthesis and Characterization of Composite Membrane for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell. J. Fuel Cell Sci. Tech. 2009, 6(1), 011021-1 – 011021-6.

Zand, A.; Walters, N.; Bahu, N.; Ketterer, S.; Sanders, M.; Sikorski, Y.; Cunningham, R.; Beholz, L. Preparation of Hydroxylated Polyethylene Surfaces. J. Biomat. Sci-Polym. E. 2008, 19(4), 467- 477.

Beholz, L. G.; Aronson, C.; Zand, A.R. Adhesion Modification of Polyolefin Surfaces with Sodium Hypochlorite in Acidic Media. Polymer. 2005, 46(13), 4604-4613.

Li, H.; Zand, A.; Sikorski, Y.; Markicevic, B.; Meyers, J.; Rincon, C.; Bowden, E.; Bethel, T.; Sanders, M.; Navaz, H.; Rabago-Smith, M. Simple and Effective Method to Measure the Diffusion Coefficient of Organic Vapors in Porous Media. Anal. Method. Instrum. 2011, 3, 2809-2814.

Markicevic, B.; Hoff, C.; Li, H.; Zand, A.; Navaz, H. Capillary Force Driven Primary and Secondary Unidirectional Flow of Wetting Liquid into Porous Medium. Int. J. Multiphas. Flow. 2012, 39, 193-204.

Markicevic, B.; Li, H.; Sikorski, Y.; Zand, A.; Sanders, M.; Navaz, H. Infiltration Time and Imprint Shape of a Sessile Droplet Imbibing Porous Medium. J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 2009, 336, 698-706.

Navaz, H. K.; Markicevic, B.; Zand, A.; Sikorski, Y.; Chan, E.; Sanders, M.; D’Onofrio, T. Sessile Droplet Spread into Porous Substrates – Determination of Capillary Pressure Using a Continuum Approach. J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 2008, 325, 440-446.

Zand, A.; Sikorski, Y.; Sanders, M.; Navaz, H. A Simple Laboratory Experiment for the Measurement of Single Phase Permeability. J. Phys. Natur. Sci. 2007, 1(2), 1-10.

 

Contact Information

Email: azand@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7971

Office: 3-219 MC

Gianfranco DiGiuseppe

Research Interests

Fuel Cells / SOFC / Energy Systems

Li-ion Batteries

CFD/Modeling/Heat Transfer

Thin Film Deposition Technologies

Electrochemical Characterization

Impedance Spectroscopy

Materials / Ceramics

 

Education

B.A. Chemistry & Biology, Dominican University, River Forest, IL 1994

M.S. Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 1997

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 2000

 

Experience

Associate Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2010-present

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2005-2010

Adjunct Professor, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2003-2005

Principal Engineer, Siemens Power Generation, Pittsburgh, PA, 2000-2005

Research Assistant, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, 1995-2000

Research Assistant, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, 1994-1995

 

Research Activities

Entrepreneurial Modules for Engineers, Kern Family Foundation, Waukesha, WI, 2010-present

SOFC Testing, Delphi Corporation, Fenton, MI, 2006-present

SOFC Modeling, Pittsburgh Electric Engine Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, 2006-2010

 

Selected Publications

G. DiGiuseppe and L. Sun, “Long-term SOFCs Button Cell Testing,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 11, 021007 (2014).

G. DiGiuseppe, N. K. Honnagondanahalli, O. Taylor, and J. Dederer, “Modeling Studies of Tubular SOFCs for Transportation Markets,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 10, 021009 (2013).

G. DiGiuseppe, “Surface-to-Surface Radiation Exchange Effects in a 3D SOFC Stack Unit Cell,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 9, 061007-1 (2012).

G. DiGiuseppe, “Seal Leakage Effects on the Electrical Performance of an SOFC Button Cell,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 9, 061006-1 (2012).

G. DiGiuseppe and L. Sun, “On the Identification of Impedance Spectroscopy Processes of an SOFC under Different Hydrogen Concentrations,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 9, 051004 (2012).

G. DiGiuseppe, Y. J. Gowda, and N. K. Honnagondanahalli, “A 2D Modeling Study of a Planar SOFC Using Actual Cell Testing Geometry and Operating Conditions,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 9, 011016 (2012).

G. DiGiuseppe and L. Sun, “Electrochemical Performance of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell with an LSCF Cathode under Different Oxygen Concentrations,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36, 5076 (2011).

R. Stanley and G. DiGiuseppe, “An Efficient Way to Increase the Engineering Student’s Fundamental Understanding of Thermodynamics by Utilizing Interactive Web Based Animation Software”, ASEE Computers in Education Journal, 20, No. 3, Jul-Oct, 2010.

G. DiGiuseppe and L. Sun, “Electrochemical Characterization and Mechanisms of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells by Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy under Different Applied Voltages,” Proceedings of FuelCell2010, Eight International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, ASME Paper no. 2010-3349, Brooklyn, NY (2010).

G. DiGiuseppe, “An Electrochemical Model of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Using Experimental Data for Validation of Material Properties,” Proceedings of FuelCell2010, Eight International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, ASME Paper no. 2010-3348, Brooklyn, NY (2010).

G. DiGiuseppe and L. Sun, “Semi-Empirical Equations to Estimate SOFC Lifetime,” Solid Oxide Fuel Cells XI, K. Eguchi, S. C. Singhal, H. Yokokawa, and J. Mizusaki, Editors, The Electrochemical Society Transactions, Vol. 25, No. 2, p. 801, Pennington, NJ (2009).

R. Draper and G. DiGiuseppe, “High Power Density Solid Oxide Fuel Cells for Auxiliary Power Unit Applications,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 5, 035001 (2008).

G. DiGiuseppe and R. Draper, “Optimal Design of Current Take Off Bus Bars for Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cells,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 5, 021013 (2008).

G. DiGiuseppe and G. M. Licon, “A Modeling Study of the Effect of Cathode Delamination on SOFC Performance,” Proceedings of FuelCell2008, Sixth International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, ASME Paper no. 65030, Denver, CO (2008).

G. DiGiuseppe, “The Electrical Performance of a 5-Cell Planar SOFC Stack,” Solid Oxide Fuel Cells X, K. Eguchi, S. C. Singhal, H. Yokokawa, and J. Mizusaki, Editors, The Electrochemical Society Transactions, Vol. 7, No. 1, p. 205, Pennington, NJ (2007).

A. Iyengar, G. DiGiuseppe, N. Desai, S. Vora, and L. Shockling, “Computational Modeling of Thermal and Electrical Fields of a High Power Density Solid Oxide Fuel Cell,” Proceedings of FuelCell2006:  4th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, ASME Paper no. 97053, Irvine, CA (2006).

G. DiGiuseppe, “High Power Density Cell Development at Siemens Westinghouse,” Solid Oxide Fuel Cells IX, S. C. Singhal and J. Mizusaki, Editors, The Electrochemical Society Proceedings Series, p. 322, Pennington, NJ (2005).

S. Gopalan and G. DiGiuseppe, “Fuel Sensitivity in Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cells,” Journal of Power Sources, 125, 183 (2004).

 

Contact Information

Email: gdigiuse@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9666

Office: 2-117 MC

Mehrdad Zadeh

Research Interests

Haptics

Human Factors

Human Machine Interaction

Medical Robotics

 

Education

B.S. Computer Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran 1992

M.S. Electrical & Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada 2004

Ph.D. Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada 2009

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2009-present

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, 2009

Sessional Control Lab Instructor, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2008

Teaching & Research Assistant, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2004-2008

Application Developer, Real Contact Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2003

Teaching & Research Assistant,  Concordia University, Montreal, Canada,  2002-2004

Computer Engineer, Azar Refractory Co., Isfahan, Iran, 1996-2001

Application Developer, May 1995-July1996, Fars Nasr Co., Shiraz, Fars, Iran

 

Research Activities

NSF Award with four faculty, $114,039, “MRI: Acquisition of a Motion Capture System to Facilitate Multidisciplinary Research Efforts and Enhance Undergraduate Research Training”, 2013

MSK Devices Contract, $81,000, “Conducting feasibility study on the design and development of a medical device that encircle a given vessel, duct, or tissue in laparoscopic surgery”, 2012

McLaren Foundation Grant, $25,500, “Improving robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery (RMIS) by providing haptic feedback on pulling and stretching sutures”, 2011

National Instrument Gift, ~$21,000, “Development of a Haptic-Enabled Mobile Robotic Platform and Investigate the effects of Haptics on User Perception and Performance”, 2010

Kettering Faculty Research Fellowship, $6000, “Haptic Display of Interactions in Collaborative Tele-Mentoring Virtual Surgical Training in the Presence of Network Latency”, 2013

 

Selected Publications

Safavi A., Huynh L., Rahmat-Khah H., Zahedi E., and Zadeh,M.H., A Novel MPC Approach to Optimize Force Feedback for Human Robot Shared Control, 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 20015), accepted for oral presentation in Hamburg, Germany, September 28 – October 02, 2015.

Safavi A., Huynh L., Rahmat-Khah H., Zahedi E., and Zadeh, M.H., Model-based Haptic Guidance in Surgical Skill Improvement, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC 20015), accepted for oral presentation in Hong Kong, Oct. 9-12, 2015.

Potocny J., McNulty S., Maiga K., and Zadeh M.H., On the Incorporation of Haptic Effects in Security Authentication, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC 20015), accepted for poster presentation in Hong Kong, Oct. 9-12, 2015.

Rahmat‐Khah H., Zahedi E., and Zadeh M.H., “Gesture‐based Variable Haptic Guidance for Human‐Robot Interaction,” Presented in Compliant and Versatile Robot Control in Human Environments: Bridging the Gap between Learning and Control, International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2015), Seattle, Washington, May 30, 2015.

Rahmat‐Khah H., Zahedi E., Safavi A., Kia M., Dargahi J. and Zadeh M.H., “Adaptive Gesture‐based Haptic Guidance for Skill Improvement,” Presented at Work‐in‐Progress Poster session in IEEE World Haptics Conference, Evanston, IL, June 23, 2015.

Rahmat‐Khah H., Zahedi E., Huynh L., Kia M. and Zadeh M.H., “A Gesture‐based Adaptive Haptic Guidance Control for Laparoscopic Simulators,” 17th Annual MSU FAME, Flint, MI, May 2015.

Safavi A., Huynh L., Kia M. and Zadeh M.H., “Learning of Surgical Skills in Multimodal Virtual Environments by Providing Haptic Guidance,” 17th Annual MSU FAME, Flint, MI, May 2015.Yousefian R., Kia M.A., and Zadeh M.H., LigLAP: Encirclement and Ligation of Vessels in Laparoscopic Surgery: A Double-Layer Suture Sealing Approach.  2015 Apr 26. pii: 1553350615579728. [Epub ahead of print].

Yousefian R., Kia M.A., and Zadeh M.H., Sensorless resistive-based control of shape memory alloy actuators in locking mechanism. Published online before print April 17, 2014, doi: 10.1177/1045389X14529031. Accepted for publication in Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures (In press: ID JIM-13-283.R1, 2014).

Ehrampoosh S., Dave M., Kia M.A., Rablau C. and Zadeh M.H., Providing Haptic Feedback in Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery: A Direct Optical Force Sensing Solution for Haptic Rendering of Deformable Bodies. Computer Aided Surgery Journal, 18, no. 5-6 (2013):129-141.

Samra R., Zadeh M.H., and Wang D., Design of a Tactile Instrument to Measure Human Roughness Perception in a Virtual Environment, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol.60, no.11, pp.3582,3591, Nov. 2011.

Zadeh M.H., Wang D. and Kubica E., The effect of Sub-threshold Forces on Human Performance in Multi-Modal Computer-Aided Design. Computer-Aided Design journal, 42(5):471-477, 2010.

Zadeh M.H., Wang D. and Kubica E., Perception-Based Lossy Haptic Compression Considerations for Velocity-Based Interactions. ACM Springer Multimedia Systems Journal, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 275–282, Jan. 2008.

Yousefian R., Kia M.A., and Zadeh M.H., On the Design of Shape Memory Alloy Locking Mechanism: A Novel Solution for Laparoscopic Ligation Process. International Conference on Biophysical and Biomedical Engineering, WASET, V-78, pp. 1439–1442, June 2013.

July L., Cana E., and Zadeh M.H., On the Identification of Musical Notes via Multimodal Interaction, Human-Computer Interaction, Vol. 1: 46-50, May 2011, Washington, DC.

Zhang S., Simkani M., Zadeh M.H., Automatic Vehicle Parallel Parking Design using Fifth Degree Polynomial Path Planning, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall), pp.1-4, 5-8 Sept. 2011.

Jezewski J., Latuszek K., and Zadeh M.H., Teaching a Special Education Student to Count Money with a Haptic Device, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI 2011), Vol. 1: 35-39, May 16–18, 2011, Washington, DC, USA.

Cermak A., Holmen J., Zadeh M.H., and Dargahi J., Virtual-Reality Rehabilitation Utilizing a Haptic-Enabled Hand Function Test, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI 2011), Volume 1: 31-34, May 16 – 18, 2011, Washington, DC, USA.

Atieh A., Kalantari M., Ahmadi R., Dargahi J., Packirisamy M., and Zadeh M.H., FEM Analysis of the Interaction Between a Piezoresistive Tactile Sensor and Biological Tissues, World Acad Sci Eng Tech 78:106–111, July 2011.

Kalantari M., Shen J., Dargahi J.,  Kovecses J., and Zadeh M.H., Localization of Annulus with a Tactile Sensor, Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC), 2011 IEEE 37th Annual Northeast, pp.1,2, 1-3 Apr. 2011.

Racine D.,  Cramer N., and Zadeh M.H., Active Blind Spot Crash Avoidance System: A Haptic Solution to Blind Spot Collisions, the proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games, Volume 1: 140-144, 16-17 Oct. 2010.

Holmen J. and Zadeh M.H., Effects of Varying Haptic Feedback on Driver Distraction During Vehicular Window Adjustments, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI 2010), Vol. 1: 88-91, Nov. 11-12, 2010, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Schenck K. and Zadeh M.H., Haptic Enhanced Tutorials: Using Haptic Cues to Increase Visual Attention, the proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games, Volume 1: 79-82, 16-17 Oct. 2010.

Racine D., Holmen J., Zadeh M.H., and Thompson M., Improving Vehicular Window Control with Haptic and Visual Feedback, EuroHaptics (1) 2010: 379-384.

Samra R., Wang D., and Zadeh M.H., On Texture Perception in a Haptic-Enabled Virtual Environment, the proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games, Volume 1: 57-61, 16-17 Oct. 2010.

Samra R., Wang D., and Zadeh M.H., Design and Evaluation of a Haptic Tactile Actuator to Simulate Rough Textures, Virtual Reality Conference (VR), 2010 IEEE , pp.301-302, 20-24 March 2010.

Fisackerly S. and Zadeh M.H., Haptic-Enabled Virtual Handwriting: Multimodal Handwriting Instructions for Young Students, the proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games, Volume 1: 134-139, 16-17 Oct. 2010.

Zadeh M.H., Wang D., Kubica E. and Hovis J., Adaptation to Force in the Haptic Rendering of Virtual Environments. Proceedings of Eurohaptics 2008, LNCS 5024, Springer-Verlag, pp. 349–354, 2008, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008.

Zadeh M.H., Wang D., Kubica E., Active Manipulation of Users in Haptic-Enabled Virtual Environments. ICST International Conference on Ambient Media and Systems, 2008, Volume 1:121-129, 11-14 Feb. 2008.

Zadeh M.H., Wang D. and Kubica E., Human Factors for Designing a Haptic Interface for Interaction with a Virtual Environment. IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and their Applications. vol. 1:21-26, 13-14 Oct. 2007.

Zadeh M.H. and Kubica E., Modelling Haptic Devices using a Rule-Based Expert System, IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and their Applications, 2005, vol. 1:82-87, 1-2 Oct. 2005.

Zadeh M.H. and Khorasani K., Control Strategies for a Haptic Device Interfacing with Virtual Environment, IEEE Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics, 2004 IEEE Conference on , Volume 1, 2004, Page(s):181 – 185.

Zadeh M.H. and Khorasani K., Design of a Haptic Display for Interacting and Sliding on Deformable Objects, IEEE Conference on Cybernetics and Intelligent systems, 2004 IEEE Conference on Volume 1, 2004, Page(s):164 – 169.

Mehrdad Hosseini Zadeh, David Wang and Eric Kubica (2010). Factors Affecting the Perception-Based Compression of Haptic Data, Advances in Haptics, Mehrdad Hosseini Zadeh (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-093-3, INTECH,  Available from: http://sciyo.com/articles/show/title/factors-affecting-the-perception-based-compression-of-haptic-data

Ehrampoosh S., Yousefian R, Dave M., Rablau C., Kia M.A. and Zadeh M.H, Haptic-Enabled Robot-Assisted Surgery using Optical Force Sensor. 14th  MSU/FAME Community Research Forum, MI, USA, May 2012.

Lee George, Kunz James, and Zadeh M.H., Human-in-the-loop Time Delay Compensation in Networked Training Environments, poster in OCE/CITO’s Innovators Showcase: From the lab to the Marketplace, 2005.

 

 

Contact Information

Email: mzadeh@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9500 ext. 5914

Office: 2-703P AB

Terri Lynch-Caris

Research Interests

Work Design

Productivity Improvement

Occupational Ergonomics

Lean Processes

Environmental Sustainability

Applied Statistics

 

Education

B.S. Industrial Engineering, Kettering University, Flint, MI 1988

M.S. Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 1990

Ph.D. Industrial & Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2000

 

Experience

Director of CETL, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2011-present

Professor, Kettering University, 2014 – present

Associate Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2007-2014

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2002-2007

Lecturer, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2002

Lecturer, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 1998-2002

Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1997-1998

Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 1988-1990

Manufacturing and Product Design Engineer, Ford Motor Company, 1990-1996

Engineering Intern, General Motors Corp., Baltimore Assembly Plant, 1989

Computer Systems Engineer, Computer Horizons Corporation, 1988

Engineering Co-op Student, General Motors Corp., Central Foundry Div., 1983-1988

 

Research Activities

MRI: Acquisition of a high-accuracy, three-dimensional motion capture system which will be used to enable collaborative research projects and enhance undergraduate research training and outreach efforts, National Science Foundation (NSF), Co-PI, 2013-2015

 

Selected Publications

T.M. Lynch-Caris, Karl Majeske, Janet Brelin-Fornari, Shrishail Nasi, “Establishing Reference Values for Cervical Spine Range of Motion in Pre-pubescent Children” Journal of Biomechanics 41 (2008), pp. 2714-2719.

J. Brelin-Fornari, K.M. Majeske, T.M. Lynch-Caris, “Effect of Head and Neck Anthropometry on the Normal Range of Motion of the Cervical Spine of Prepubescent Children” Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering Conference, June 9-11, 2009, Gothenburg, Sweden (09DHM- 0067)

T. M. Lynch-Caris, N. LaRocque, “Integrating Physical Fitness Research into the Ergonomics Classroom” ASEE Conference, 2005. *Best Paper-new IE Educator.

Jennifer Aurandt, A. Borchers, T. Lynch-Caris, J. El-Sayed, C. Hoff, “Bringing Environmental Sustainability to Undergraduate Engineering Education: Experiences in an inter-disciplinary course,” Journal of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (JSTEM) Education, Article #1552 Volume 13, Issue 2, 2012.

Ludwigsen, Dan, Terri Lynch-Caris, Lihua Wang, Eric Ethington, “Using a Systematic Approach to Build an Institutional Process for Instructional Technology” 7th International Technology, Education and Development (INTED2013) conference in Valencia, Spain, March 4-5, 2013.

Bohn, Alex and T. Lynch-Caris, “Getting Into The Game: Increasing Project Management Skills via Role-Playing Simulations,” Industrial Engineer Magazine, Volume 45, Number 1, January 2013.

Kleinke, Darrell, Jonathan Weaver & Terri Lynch-Caris, “Biomimicry: Tools and Techniques,” Published by Innovation in Action Inc., available through itunes for ipad download, Oct 2012.

T.M. Lynch-Caris, “End-of-life considerations in the design process,” Center for Sustainable Engineering Electronic Library, accessible at www.csengin.org as of September 2011, 13 pages.

T.M. Lynch-Caris, D. Ludwigsen, “Integrating Student Experience into the Classroom,” American Society for Engineering Education Conference, Houston, TX, June, 2009. – Awarded Best Paper in Industrial Engineering Division

J. Brelin-Fornari, B. Homsher, T.M. Lynch-Caris, “Impact of Pre-College Program on High School Girls’ Interest in Engineering” American Society for Engineering Education, Conference Proceedings, ASEE 2008-1861, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008.

S. Luck, Lynch-Caris, T., “From Orientation to the First Year Experience,” First Year Engineering Education (FYEE) Conference, August 2014.

Lynch-Caris, T., “The Effect of Active Collaborative Learning on Instructor Evaluations: An Observational Study,” American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Industrial Engineering Division, Indianapolis, IN, Paper Accepted for June 2014

Stanley, R., T. Lynch-Caris, “An Innovative Method to Apply the Flipped Learning Approach In Engineering Courses via Web Based Tools,” American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Zone Conference, New Orleans, LY, May 2014

Murray, S., Lynch-Caris, T, “Educating the Professional Engineer of 2020”, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Industrial Engineering Division, Paper #6598, Atlanta, GA, June 2013.

Lynch-Caris, T., M. Palmer, “Enjoyable Instructional Technology Can Enhance Learning” American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Industrial Engineering Division, Atlanta, GA, June 2013. Paper #6920.

 

Contact Information

Email: tlynch@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9859

Office: 1-700P AB

Kevin (Hua) Bai

Research Interests

Power Electronics with Motor Drive Systems

High Power-density DC/DC Converters

Battery Management Systems

Electric Vehicles

 

Education

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, P.R., China 2002

M.S. Electrical Engineering & Power Electronics, Tsinghua University, P.R., China 2007

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering & Power Electronics, Tsinghua University, P.R., China 2007

Postdoctoral Fellow Power Electronics, University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI 2010

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2010-present

Research Scientist, University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI, 2009-2010

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI, 2007-2009

 

Research Activities

Design a Solar based Bidirectional Battery Charging Station for Electric Vehicles, CZAR Power Ltd, 2015

The Next-generation High-efficiency Battery Charger for Electric Vehicles, Hella Coporate Center USA Inc, 2015

Design a Wide-bandgap Device Based 720V/380V 5kW DC/DC Converter, Bosch LLC and GaN Systems Inc, 2014

Design A High-efficiency Fast Charger for Electric Vehicle,  Derindere Motorlu Araclar, 2014

Design Sinusoidal Control for BLDC Motor Drive, APES, 2014

Design a Wide-bandgap Device Based 720V/380V 5kW DC/DC Converter, Bosch LLC, 2014

Variable Switching Frequency PWM for Electric Motor Drive System in EVs/PHEVs, for Chrysler, LLC, 2013

Design a 90kW Motor Drive System, for Broad Ocean Technologies, LLC, 2013-2014

Designing the Electric Powertrains of Mahindra Scooters, for Mahindra, 2012-2013

Functionality Test of A 160kW DC/AC Inverter, for FEV, 2012

2.5kW 365V/12V DC/DC Converter for PHEV, for Chrysler LLC, 2012

Development of Control Board and Gate Drive Board for 55kW Traction Inverter, for SinoEV, 2012

12V/1kW Motor Drive System, for Tenneco, 2011-2012

High Efficiency Battery Charger for PHEV, for Magna E-car, 2011-2012

11kW Power Factor Correction Controller, for Magna E-car, 2011

Impact of Charging Algorithms on Battery lifetime, 2011

A working table-top model and a virtual lab, KEEN Foundation, 2014

Control Algorithm Implementation and Experimental Verification of An In-wheel Motor for Electric Vehicle, Denso International North America, 2014

Na4Mn9O18 cathode material for sodium ion battery in aqueous system, Fu-Xin Energy Technology, 2014

 

Selected Publications

Philip Mike Johnson and Hua Bai, “Back-Emf Based Sensorless Control using the Hijacker Algorithm for full speed range of the motor drive in electrified automobile systems”, Accepted by IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification and could be searched online.

Chen Duan, Hua Bai, Wei Guo and Zhong Nie, “Design of A 2.5kW 400V/12V High-Efficiency DC/DC Converter Using A Novel Synchronous Rectification Control for Electric Vehicles”, Accepted by IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification and could be searched online.

Hua BAI and Chris Mi, “Transients of Modern Power Electronics”, Willey Publisher, Britain, September, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-470-68664-5.

Hua Bai, et al, “Design of A High-Efficiency Minimum-Torque-Ripple 12V/1kW 3-Phase BLDC Motor Drive System for Diesel Engine Emissions Reductions”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol.63, no.7,  2014, pp. 3107-3115.

Chenguang Jiang, Chen Duan and Hua Bai, “Design of A Zero-Voltage-Switching Large-Air-Gap Wireless Charger with Low Electrical Stress for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles”, IET Power Electronics, vol.6, no.9, 2013, pp. 1742 – 1750.

Hua Bai, Allan Taylor, Wei Guo, et al, “Design of An 11kW Power Factor Correction and 10kW ZVS DCDC Converter For A High-efficiency Battery Charger in Electric Vehicles ”, IET Power Electronics, vol.5, no.9, 2012, pp.1714-1722.

Xuesong Wang, Hua Bai, Zhengming Zhao, and Liqiang Yuan, “Mathematical Models of System-level Safe Operational Area of the Power Electronics Systems in PHEVs”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol.60, no.9, 2011, pp.4288-4298.

Sideng Hu, Zhengming Zhao, Hua Bai, and Liqiang Yuan, “An Enhanced DC Pre-excitation with Effective Flux-Linkage Control for the High-Power Induction Motor Drive System”, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol.26, no.9, 2011, pp.2375-2380.

Hua BAI, Ziling Nie and Chris Mi, “A Model Based Dead-band Compensation for the Dual Active Bridge Isolated Bidirectional DC-DC Converter”, IEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 2011, 6: 517-524.

Hua Bai, Chris Mi, and Chris Semeanson, “Modeling, Design and Optimization of a Fast Charger for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles”, IET Electrical System in Transportation, vol.1, no.1, 2011, pp. 3-10.

Hua Bai, Ziling Nie, and Chunting Mi, “Experimental Comparison of Traditional Phase-Shift Control, Dual-Phase-Shift Control, and Enhanced Model Based Control of Isolated Bidirectional DC- DC Converters,” IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, vol.25, no.6, 2010 , pp. 1444-1449.

Hua Bai, Sanbo Pan, Chris Mi, Sonya Gargies, and Tim Lin, “A Functional Model of Silicon Carbide JFET and its Use in the Analysis of Switching-transient and Impact of Gate Resistor, Miller Effect, and Parasitic Inductance”, International Journal of Power Electronics, vol. 2, no.2, 2010, pp.164-175.

H. Bai, Z.Zhao, C. Mi, “Framework and Research Methodology of Short-Timescale Pulsed Power Phenomena in High Voltage and High Power Converters”, IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics, vol. 56, no. 3, 2009, pp. 805-816.

Chunting Mi, Hua Bai, Chongwu Wang, and Sonya Gargies, “The Operation, Design, and Control of Dual H-Bridge Based Isolated Bidirectional DC-DC Converter,” IET Power Electronics, vol. 1, no. 3, 2008, pp. 176-187.

Hua BAI, Chunting Chris Mi, and Sonya Gargies, “The Short-Time-Scale Transient Processes in High-Voltage and High-Power Isolated Bidirectional DC-DC Converters”, IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, vol. 23, no. 6, 2008, pp. 2648 – 2656.

Hua Bai and Mi C, “Eliminate Reactive Power and Increase System Efficiency of Isolated Bidirectional Dual-Active-Bridge DC–DC Converters Using Novel Dual-Phase-Shift Control”, IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, vol. 23, no. 6, 2008, pp. 2905 – 2914

 

Contact Information

Email: hbai@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7958

Office: 2-703S AB

Leszek Gawarecki

Research Interests

Statistics

Probability

 

Education

M.S. Mathematics, Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland 1984

Ph.D. Statistics, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI 1994

 

Experience

Department Head, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2008-present

Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2002-present

Associate Professor, GMI Engineering & Management Institute, Flint, MI, 1998-2002

Assistant Professor, GMI Engineering & Management Institute, Flint, MI, 1994-1998

 

Research Activities

Consulting in statistical analysis of product design, General Motors, Oshawa, Canada, 2014

Consulting in biostatistical analysis of factors improving active aging, McLaren Hospital, Flint, MI, 2014

Consulting on quality control, TRW, Novi, MI, 2013

 

Selected Publications

Gawarecki, L., Mandrekar, V. (2015) “Stochastic Analysis for Gaussian Random Processes and Fields: With Applications” CRC Press  https://www.crcpress.com/Stochastic-Analysis-for-Gaussian-Random-Processes-and-Fields-With-Applications/Mandrekar-Gawarecki/9781498707817

Gawarecki L., Mandrekar V. (2011) “Stochastic Differential Equations in Infinite Dimensions with Applications to Stochastic Partial Differential Equations” Springer. http://www.springerlink.com/content/u040lr/#section=823672&page=1

Gawarecki, L.; Mandrekar, V. “On the existence of weak variational solutions to stochastic differential equations” Commun. Stoch. Anal. 4, no. 1, 1–20.

Gawarecki, L.; Mandrekar, V., Rajeev, B. (2009) “The monotonicity inequality for linear tial differential equations”, Infinite Dimensional Analysis, Quantum Probability and Related Topics, 3 Vol. 12, No. 4 , 1–17.

Gawarecki, L.; Mandrekar, V. Rajeev, B. (2008) “Linear stochastic differential equations in the dual of a multi-Hilbertian space”. Theory Stoch. Process. 14 , no. 2, 28—34.

Gawarecki, L.; Mandrekar, V. (2004) “ Non-linear filtering with Gaussian martingale noise: Kalman filter with fBm noise.” A festschrift for Herman Rubin,92–97, IMS Lecture Notes Monogr. Ser., 45, Inst. Math. Statist., Beachwood, OH

Gawarecki, L.; Mandrekar, V. (2003) Remark on “instrumentation problem” of A. V. Balakrishnan. J. Indian Statist. Assoc. 41 (2003), no. 2, 275–283.

Gawarecki, L.; Mandrekar, V. (2001) Stochastic differential equations with discontinuous drift in Hilbert space with applications to interacting particle systems. Proceedings of the Seminar on Stability Problems for Stochastic Models, Part I (Nalęczow, 1999). J. Math. Sci. (New York) 105 , no. 6, 2550–2554.

Gawarecki, L.; Mandrekar, V. Richard, P. (2001) Proper moving average representations and outer functions in two variables. Dedicated to Professor Nicholas Vakhania on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Georgian Math. J. 8, no. 2, 275–281.

Gawarecki, L.; Mandrekar, V. (2001) On the Zakai equation of filtering with Gaussian noise. Stochastics in finite and infinite dimensions, 145–151,Trends Math., Birkhäuser Boston, Boston, MA.

Gawarecki, L.; Mandrekar, V. (2000) Weak solutions to stochastic differential equations with discontinuous drift in Hilbert space. Stochastic processes, physics and geometry: new interplays, II (Leipzig, 1999), 199–205, CMS Conf. Proc., 29, Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI.

 

Contact Information

Email: lgawarec@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9557

Office: 2-100A AB

Diane Peters

Research Interests

Mechatronics

Control Systems

Dynamic Systems

Combined Design & Control

 

Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 1993

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 2000

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2010

Post Doctoral Research Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2010-2011

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2013-present

Senior Control Systems Engineer, LMS International, Troy, MI, 2011-2013

Lecturer, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 2010-2011

Project Engineer, Western Printing Machinery, Schiller Park, IL, 1999-2006

Instructor, Oakton Community College, Skokie, IL, 2002-2006

 

Selected Publications

Mosyjowski, E., Daly, S. R., Peters, D. L., Skerlos, S., & Baker, A. B. (2014). The PhD Advising Relationship: Needs of Returning and Direct-Pathway Students. Indianapolis, IN: American Society for Engineering Education

Mosyjowski, E., Daly, S. R., Peters, D. L., & Skerlos, S. (2013). Designing a Survey Instrument for a National Study of Traditional and Returning Engineering Graduate Students. Atlanta, GA: American Society for Engineering Education.

Peters, D. L., & Daly, S. R. (2013). Returning to Graduate School: Expectations of Success, Values of the Degree, and Managing the Costs. Journal of Engineering Education, 102(2), 244-268.

Peters, D. L. & Daly, S. R. (2012) Why Do Professionals Return to School For Graduate Degrees? San Antonio, TX: American Society for Engineering Education

Peters, D. L., & Daly, S. (2011). The challenge of returning: Transitioning from an engineering career to graduate school. Vancouver, BC: American Society for Engineering Education

Peters, D. L., Papalambros, P. Y., & Ulsoy, A. G. (2013) Sequential Co-Design of an Artifact and Its Controller Via Control Proxy Functions. Mechatronics, 23(4) 409-418, ISSN 0957-4158

Ersal, T., Ahn, C., Peters, D. L., Whitefoot, J., Mechtenberg, A. R., Hiskens, I.A., Peng, H., Stefanopoulou, A., Papalambros, P. Y., & Stein, J.L. (2013) Coupling between Component Sizing and Regulation Capability in Microgrids. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 4(3), 1576 – 1585.

Peters, D. L., Papalambros, P. Y., & Ulsoy, A. G. (2011). Control Proxy Functions for Sequential Design and Control Optimization. Journal of Mechanical Design, 133(9).

McGraw, G., Peters, D. L., & Forrest, S. R. (2011). Organic Vapor Jet Printing at Micrometer Resolution Using Microfluidic Nozzle Arrays. Applied Physics Letters 98.

Frischknecht, B. D., Peters, D. L., & Papalambros, P. Y. (2011). Pareto Set Analysis: Local Measures of Objective Coupling in Multi-objective Design Optimization. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 43(5). 

Alyaqout, S. F., Peters, D. L., Papalambros, P. Y., & Ulsoy, A. G. (2011). Generalized Coupling Management in Complex Engineering Systems Optimization. Journal of Mechanical Design, 133(9).

Mechtenberg, A. R. & Peters, D. L. (2012). Control of a 36 Mode Hybrid with Drive Option Selection – Incorporating Urban, Suburban, and Highway Driving. Orlando, FL: ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference.

Peters, D. L., Mechtenberg, A. R., Whitefoot, J. W., & Papalambros, P. Y. (2011). Model Predictive Control of a Microgrid with Plug-in Vehicles: Error Modeling and the Role of Prediction Horizon. Arlington, VA: ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference.

Whitefoot, J. W., Mechtenberg, A. R., Peters, D. L. & Papalambros, P. Y. (2011). Optimal Component Sizing and Forward-Looking Dispatch of an Electric Microgrid for Energy Storage Planning. Washington, DC: ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference.

Peters, D. L., Papalambros, P. Y., & Ulsoy, A. G. (2010). Relationship Between Coupling and the Controllability Grammian in Co-Design Problems. Baltimore, MD: American Control Conference.

Peters, D. L., Kurabayashi, K., Papalambros, P. Y., & Ulsoy, A. G. (2008). Co-Design of a MEMS Actuator and its Controller Using Frequency Constraints. Ann Arbor, MI: ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference.

 

Contact Information

Email: dpeters@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7916

Office: 2-127 MC

Boyan Dimitrov

Research Interests

Applied Probability

Applied Statistics

 

Education

B.S. Mathematics, University of Sofia “Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria 1965

M.S. Mathematics, University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria 1966

Ph.D. Mathematics, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia 1971

Doctor of Mathematical Sciences, University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria 1986

 

Experience

Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2001-present

Associate Professor, GMI Engineering & Management Institute, Flint, MI, 1995-2001

Adjunct Professor, GMI Engineering & Management Institute, Flint, MI, 1993-1995

Visiting Professor & Research Fellow, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 1992-1993

Visiting Professor & Research Fellow, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1992-1993

Professor, University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1989-1991

Dean of the School of Mathematics, University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1989-1991

Associate Professor, University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1976-1989

Researcher, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1971-1976

 

Research Activities

Activity: Probability models in politics, Collaborators: Dr. Sahib Esa, Company: Ministry of Education, City: Erbil, ST: Kurdistan, start-end (2009) (present)

Activity: Measures of dependence between random variables, Collaborators: Dr. Nikolai Kolev, Company: University of Sao Paulo, City: Sao Paulo, ST Brazil, Start-end: (2007-present)

Activity: Statistics of Fuel Cells, Collaborators: Dr. Etim Ubong, Company: ME Dept.  Kettering U.,, City Flint, ST Michigan start-end (2001) (present

 

Publications

S. Esa, B. Dimitrov, “Survival Models in Some Political Processes”, RT&A # 03 (30)  (Vol.8) 2013, Sept, pp 97 – 102.

B. Dimitrov, S. Esa2, N. Kolev, G. Pitselis, “Transfer a Global Measures of Dependence into Cumulative Local”, Applied Mathematics, 2014, 5, pp. 315-327.

B. Dimitrov, N. Kolev “The BALM Copula”, International Journal of Stochastic Analysis,. 2013, Article ID 652364, 6 pages, Hindawi Publishing Corporation 2013.

B. Dimitrov, “Measures of Dependence in Reliability”, Proceedings of the 8th Intntl. Conference on Reliability MMR’2013, Stelenbosh, South Africa July 1-6, 2013, pp 65-69

K. Ivanova, P. Stanchev, B. Dimitrov (2008) Analysis of the Distributions of Color Characteristics in Art Painting Images, Serdica J., Computing 2 pp. 111-136

B. Dimitrov (2010) Some Obreshkov Measures of Dependence and Their Use Compte Rendus de l’Academie Bulgare des Sciences Volume 63, No.1, pp. 15-18.

E. U. Ubong, B. Dimitrov (2010) Regression of the Response Variable of a High Temperature PEMFC-PBI Based Membrane, J. Electrochem. Soc., Volume 157, Issue 7, pp. B1059-B1067.

B. Dimitrov (2011) Distributions with periodic failure rates in reliability, Proceedings of the 7-th International Conf. on “Mathematical Methods in Reliability”, Theory, Methods, Applications (MMR2011), Editors Lirong Cui & Xian Zhao, Paper ID 031, Beijing, pp 721-756.

B. Dimitrov (2012) Do the life times with periodic failure rates exist in reliability? Internat. Conf. Probability Theory and its Applications, Moscow (June 26-30) Proceedings, pp280-281.

B. Dimitrov, and N. Yanev, (2007) Veroiatnosti i Statistika,University of Sofia “St.Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria (in Bulgarian; In Engl.”Probability and Statistics”, a textbook for Math and Science students, Third Edition

B. Dimitrov and A. Geshev (1982) Matematicheska Statistika, Plovdiv University, a textbook Provdiv Univ. Press,Plovdiv, Bulgaria (In Bulgarian). English translation Mathematical Statistics.

B. Dimitrov, S. Chukova, D. Green, Jr. (1997) Probability distributions in periodic random environment and their applications, SIAM J. Appl. Math. V. 57, No. 2, pp. 501- 517.

B. Dimitrov, S. Chukova, Z. Khalil (2004) Warranty costs: An age dependent failure/ repaire model, Naval Research Logistic Quarterly, v. 51, pp. 959-976.

 

Contact Information

Email: bdimitro@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7910

Office: 2-135E AB

Yunsheng Wang

Research Interests

Opportunistic Networks

Social Networks

Cellular Networks

Smartphone Applications

Vehicular Applications

 

Education

B.S.E. Electronic & Information Science, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China 2007

M.S.R. Telecommunications, University College London, London, UK 2008

Ph.D. Computer Science, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 2013

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2013-present

Research Assistant, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2009-2013

Teaching Assistant, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2009-2013

 

Research Activities

MRI: Acquisition of 4G LTE and WiMAX Wireless System to Facilitate Multidisciplinary Research Efforts and Enhance Undergraduate Research Training,  Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), PI, Duration: 2014 – 2016.

Research Assistant, Center for Networked Computing, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2009-2013

Research Assistant, Communications & Information Systems Group University College London, UK, 2007-2008

 

Selected Publications

Jie Wu and Yunsheng Wang (Eds.). “Opportunistic Mobile Social Networks”, CRC Press, 1st Edition. ISBN: 978-1466594944, 541 pages. August 5, 2014.

Yunsheng Wang and Jie Wu. “Multicast in Opportunistic Networks”, in Opportunistic Mobile Social Networks, J. Wu and Y. Wang (Eds.), CRC Press. 2014.

Jie Wu and Yunsheng Wang. “Hypercube-based Multi-path Social Feature Routing in Human Contact Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), vol. 63, no. 2, pp. 383-396, February, 2014.

Yunsheng Wang, Jie Wu, and Wei-Shih Yang. “Cloud-based Multicasting with Feedback in Mobile Social Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWC), vol. 12, no. 12, pp. 6043-6053, December, 2013.

Yunsheng Wang, Wei-Shih Yang, and Jie Wu. “Analysis of a Hypercube-based Social Feature Multi-Path Routing in Delay Tolerant Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), vol. 24, no. 9, pp. 1706-1716, Sept., 2013.

Yunsheng Wang, and Jie Wu. “Ticket-based Multiple Packet Broadcasting in Delay Tolerant Networks”, Journal of Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks, Vol. 19, No. 3-4, 171-188, 2013.

Yunsheng Wang, and Jie Wu. “A Dynamic Multicast Tree based Routing Scheme without Replication in Delay Tolerant Networks”, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC), Volume 72, Issue 3, Pages 424-436, 2012.

Yunsheng Wang, Xiaoguang Li, and Jie Wu. “Delegation Forwarding in Delay Tolerant Networks Multicasting”, Journal of Communications, Vol 6, No 5 (2011), 384-392, Aug. 2011.

Yunsheng Wang, Jie Wu, and Mingjun Xiao. “Hierarchical Cooperative Caching in Mobile Opportunistic Social Networks”, Accepted to appear in IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), Austin, TX, USA, December 2014.

Yunsheng Wang, and Jie Wu. “Complex Contagions in Opportunistic Mobile Social Networks”, In IEEE the 23rd International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), Shanghai, China, August 2014.

Huanyang Zheng, Yunsheng Wang, and Jie Wu. “Optimizing Multi-copy Two-hop Routing in Mobile Social Networks”, In  IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking (SECON), Singapore, June 2014.

Yunsheng Wang and Jie Wu. “Social-tie-based Information Influence in Mobile Opportunistic Social Networks”, In the 14th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM), Madrid, Spain, June 2013.

Yunsheng Wang, Jie Wu, Zhen Jiang, and Feng Li. “A Joint Replication-Migration-based Routing in Delay Tolerant Networks”, In IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Ottawa, Canada, June 2012.

Jie Wu and Yunsheng Wang. “Social Feature-based Multi-path Routing in DelayTolerant Networks”. In The 31st Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Orlando, FL, March 2012.

Yunsheng Wang, Yuhong Guo, and Jie Wu. “Making Many People Happy: Greedy Solutions for Content Distribution”, In The 40th Annual IEEE International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), Taipei, Taiwan, September 2011.

Yunsheng Wang, Xiaoguang Li, and Jie Wu. “Multicasting in Delay Tolerant Networks: Delegation Forwarding”, In IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Miami, December 2010.

Jie Wu and Yunsheng Wang. “A Non-Replication Multicasting Scheme in Delay Tolerant Networks”. In The 7th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS), San Francisco, November 2010.

Chi-Kin Chau, Muhammad Husni Wahab, Fei Qin, Yunsheng Wang, and Yang Yang. “Battery Recovery Aware Sensor Networks”, In IEEE 7th Intl. Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks (WiOpt), Seoul, June 2009.

 

Contact Information

Email: ywang@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9500 ext. 5979

Office: 2-300F AB

Joe (Xuan) Zhou

Research Interests

Materials and systems for energy storage

Battery materials R&D and manufacturing

Biomedical composite coating for implant applications

Contact materials (CuCr, AgSnO2)

Battery modeling and battery management for electric vehicles

 

Education

B.S. Metal Material Manufacturing, Taiyuan University of Technology, Shanxi, China 2002

M.S. Materials Physics and Chemistry, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Shaanxi, China 2005

Ph.D. Automotive System Engineering, University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI 2012

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI 2014-present

Visiting Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2013-2014

Scientist, Csquared Innovations LLC., Farmington Hills, MI, 2012-2013

Research Assistant, Advanced Functional Materials Key Laboratory, Xi’an, China, 2005-2006

 

Research Activities

Electrospun Fe2O3, Co3O4 anodes for Na-ion batteries

3D printing AgSnO2 contacts by direct metal deposition

Aqueous Na-ion battery based on Na4Mn9O18 cathode materials from solution precursors

Motor control, battery modeling and battery management for electric vehicle

Cold spray deposition of hydroxyapatite/titanium composite coating for biomedical applications and studied its corrosion, immersion and mechanical behavior.

Plasma spray deposition of hydroxyapatite/titanium composite coating under Argon environment and studied its corrosion, immersion and mechanical behavior.

Development and characterization of CuCr alloy contact materials by use of melt spinning technique for high voltage applications

 

Selected Publications

Xuan Zhou, Ramesh Guduru, HAp-metal based biocomposite coatings and characteristics of plasma-deposited Hap-Ti/Ti6Al4V coatings, Biomedical Composite, De Gruyter, 2014

Lu Lin, Xuan Zhou, Pravansu Mohanty, In Vitro Immersion Behavior of Cold Sprayed Hydroxyapatite/Titanium Composite Coatings, Journal of Biosciences and Medicines, 2 (2014) 10-16

Xuan Zhou, Ramesh Guduru and Pravansu Mohanty, Synthesis and characterization of Na0.44MnO2 from solution precursors, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 1 (2013) 2757-2761

Xuan Zhou and Pravansu Mohanty, Electrochemical behavior of cold sprayed hydroxyapatite/titanium composite in Hanks’ solution, Electrochimica Acta, 65 (2012) 134-140.

Jun Wang , Xuan Zhou, Lin Lu, Dongmei Li, Pravansu Mohanty , YapingWang,  Microstructure and properties of Ag/SnO2 coatings prepared by cold spraying; Journal of Surface and Coating Technology, 207 (2013) 343-349.

X. Zhou, Raj Siman, Lin Lu, Pravansu Mohanty, Argon atmospheric plasma sprayed hydroxyapatite/Ticomposite coating for biomedical applications, Journal of Surface and Coating Technology, 207 (2012) 343-349.

Xuan Zhou and Pravansu Mohanty, Corrosion behavior of cold sprayed titanium coatings in simulated body fluid, Corrosion engineering, science and technology, 47 (2012) 145-154.

You-hong Wang, Xiao-ping Song, Zhan-bo Sun, Xuan Zhou, Juan Guo, Effects of Ti addition on microstructures of melt-spun CuCr ribbons, Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China, 17 (2007) 72-76.

Y. Wang, X. Song, Z. Sun, X. Zhou, J. Guo, The solidification of CuCr alloys under various cooling rates, Materials Science-Poland, 25 (2007) 199-207.

Zhou, Xuan, Sun, Zhanbo, Wang, Youhong, Song, Xiaoping and Zhu, Ruihua, “Separation of supersaturation solid solution and the effects on resistivity in melt-spun Cu100- xCrx(x=2-35) ribbons”, The Chinese Journal of Nonferrous Metals,15 (2006) 935-939.

Y. Wang, X. Song, Z. Sun, X. Zhou, Effects of cooling rates on solidification of CuCr25 alloys, Rare Metal Materials and Engineering, 35 (2006) 1289.

Xuan Zhou and Pravansu Mohanty, Study of High-Frequency Artifacts on EIS Measurements of Ti and Its Alloys in Simulated Body Fluid, ECS Transaction, 33 (2011) 59-68.

Xuan Zhou, Ramesh Guduru and Pravansu Mohanty, Solution Precursor Calcination of Na0.44MnO2 Cathode Materials for Na-ion Batteries, MRS, Boston, 2012

Satish B. Chikkananavar,Nick Moroz, Xuan Zhou, Harishankar Umapathy and Pravansu Mohanty, LiFePO4 Cathodes for Rechargeable Li-ion Batteris by Plasma Spray Deposition, MRS, San Francisco, 2011

 

Contact Information

Email: xzhou@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9500 ext. 5990

Office: 2-703N AB

Steven Nartker

Research Interests

Nanotechnology

Membrane Separations

Electrospinning

Surface Science

Anaerobic digestion

 

Education

B.S. Environmental Chemistry, Kettering University, Flint, MI 2001

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI 2009

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2010-present

Research Assistant, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, 2003-2007

Lead Teaching Assistant, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI 2002-2003

Research Assistant, Engelhard Corporation, Wixom, MI, 1997-2001

 

Selected Publications

Ghosh, A., Seeley, S., Nartker, S., Seeley, J., Analysis of siloxanes in hydrocarbon mixtures using comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography.  Journal of Chromatography A 2014, Volume 1360, 19 September 2014, Pages 258-263

Nartker, S., Ammerman, M., Aurandt, J., Stogsdill, M., Hayden, O., Antle, C., Increasing biogas production from sewage sludge anaerobic co-digestion process by adding crude glycerol from biodiesel industry.  Waste Management,  22 September 2014

Nartker, S., Askeland, P., Wiederoder, S.  Surface Chemistry of Electrospun Cellulose Nitrate Nanofiber Membranes.  Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2011, 11, 1242-1247.

Luo, Y., Nartker, S., Miller, H. Surface functionalization of electrospun nanofibers for detecting E. coli O157:H7 and BVDV cells in a direct-charge transfer biosensor.  Biosensors & Bioelectronics 2010, 26, 1612-1617.

Nartker, S., Drzal, L.T. Electrospun Cellulose Nitrate Nanofibers.  Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2010, 10, 5810-5813.

 

Contact Information

Email: snartker@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 249-4041

Office: 2-230 AB

Lihua Wang

Research Interests

Synthesis and characterization of metal complexes and nanoparticles for potential biomedical applications.

Analysis and characterization of antioxidant activities of plant extracts.

 

Education

B.S. Analytical Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai, China 1984

Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 1991

Post Doctoral Research Fellow Biochemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1992-1993

 

Experience

Associate Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 1998-present

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 1994-1998

Visiting Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 1994

 

Publications

Wang, L.; Sntos, E; schenk, D.; Rabago-Smith, M.,  “ Kinetics and mechanistic study on the reaction between cytochrome c and tea catechins”, Antioxidants, 2014, 3(3), 559 – 568.

Preciado-Flores, S.; Wang, D; Wheeler, D.; Newhouse, R.; Hensel, J.; Schwartzberg, A.; Wang, L.; Zhu, J.; Barboza-Flores, M.; Zhang, J. “Highly Reproducible Synthesis of Hollow Gold Nanospheres with Near Infrared Surface Plasmon Absorption Using PVP as Stabilizing Agent”, J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 2344-2350.

Rabago-Smith, M; McAllister, R.; Newkirk, K.; Basing, A.; Wang, L. “Development of an Interdisciplinary Experimental Series for the Laboratory Courses of Cell and Molecular Biology and Advanced Inorganic Chemistry”, J. Chem. Educ., 2012, 89(1), 150 – 155.

Wang, L. “Using Molecular Modeling in Teaching Group Theory Analysis of the Infrared Spectra of Organometallic Compounds”, J. Chem. Educ., 2012, 89(3), 360 – 364.

 

Contact Information

Email: lwang@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7917

Office: 3-109 MC

Giuseppe Turini

Research Interests

Computer-assisted surgery and virtual surgery

Interactive 3D visualization and real-time physics simulation

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

Computer graphics and computer vision

 

Education

M.S.Computer Science, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy 2004

Ph.D. Health Technologies (Computer Engineering), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy 2011

Post Doctoral Computer Assisted Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy 2011-2012

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2012-present

Visiting Research Associate, EndoCAS Center for Computer Assisted Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 2016

Visiting Research Associate, EndoCAS Center for Computer Assisted Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 2015

Visiting Research Associate, EndoCAS Center for Computer Assisted Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 2013-2014

Temporary Research Associate, EndoCAS Center for Computer Assisted Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 2012

Ph.D. Student, EndoCAS Center for Computer Assisted Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 2007-2011

Research Fellow, EndoCAS Center for Computer Assisted Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 2005-2006

Research Fellow, Visiting Computing Lab (CNR-ISTI), Pisa, Italy, 2005

 

Research Activities

Office of Ergonomics Research Committee (OERC): “Development of Software Control-Display Parameters to Optimize Usability and Reduce Ergonomic Burden of Touchless Gestural Interfaces “ by J. Young (IME), and G. Turini (CS). Duration: December 2014 – December 2015.

Kettering University – Faculty Research Fellowship Award: “Gesture Identification and Task Monitoring with Markerless Motion Tracking Systems” by J. Young (IME), and G. Turini (CS). Duration: September 2014 – September 2015.

National Science Foundation (NSF) – Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) (grant CNS-1429352): “Acquisition of 4G LTE and WiMAX Wireless System to Facilitate Multidisciplinary Research Efforts and Enhance Undergraduate Research Training” by Y. Wang (PI, CS), J.G. Geske (Co-PI, CS), S. Kanchi (Co-PI, CS), G. Tewolde (Co-PI, ECE), and G. Turini (Co-PI, CS). Duration: August 2014 – August 2016.

Office of Ergonomics Research Committee (OERC): “Touchless Gestural Controls: Effects of Control-Display Gain, Gesture Workspace Constraints, and Support Affordances on Task Performance and User-Adopted Gesture Posture, Muscular Effort, Discomfort and Usability” by J. Young (IME), and G. Turini (CS). Duration: December 2013 – December 2014.

National Science Foundation (NSF) – Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) (grant CMMI-1337531): “MRI: Acquisition of a Motion Capture System to Facilitate Multidisciplinary Research Efforts and Enhance Undergraduate Research Training” by J. Young (PI, IME), T. Lynch-Caris (Co-PI, IME), G. Tewolde (Co-PI, ECE), G. Turini (Co-PI, CS), and M. Zadeh (Co-PI, ECE). Duration: September 2013 – September 2015.

European Commission (EC) Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) – Large-Scale Integrating Project (grant IP-ICT-2007-2#224565): “ARAKNES: Array of Robots Augmenting the KiNematics of Endoluminal Surgery” by Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Coordinator, Italy), Imperial College London (United Kingdom), Universita’ di Pisa (Italy), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland), MictoTech S.r.l. (Italy), KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. (Germany), ST Microelectronics (Italy), University of St. Andrews (United Kingdom), University of Barcelona (Spain), CNRS-LIRMM (France), and Novineon GmbH (Germany). Duration: May 2008 – April 2012. Website: www.araknes.org

 

Selected Publications

Turini, G., Condino, S., Postorino, M., Ferrari, V., Ferrari, M. (2016). Improving endovascular intraoperative navigation with real-time skeleton-based deformation of virtual vascular structures. In International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics (pp. 82-91). Springer.

Riyal, R., Patel, A. D., Murugesan, T., Turini, G., Young, J. G. (2015). Effect of control-display transfer function on pointing performance for a hand/finger based touchless gestural controls: a preliminary investigation. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 59(1), pp. 1085-1089. SAGE.

Murugesan, T., Patel, A. D., Riyal, R., Turini, G., Young, J. G (2015). Effect of armrest positioning and workspace constraints on muscle activity for touchless gestural controls. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 59(1), pp. 1291-1295. SAGE.

Turini, G., Condino, S., Stecco, A., Ferrari, V., Ferrari, M., Gesi, M. (2015). A 3D sparse motion field filtering for quantitative analysis of fascial layers mobility based on 3D ultrasound scans. In Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC, 2015 Annual International Conference of the IEEE (pp. 775-780). IEEE.

Condino, S., Turini, G., Parrini, S., Stecco, A., Busoni, F., Ferrari, V., Ferrari, M., Gesi, M. (2015). A semiautomatic method for in vivo three-dimensional quantitative analysis of fascial layers mobility based on 3D ultrasound scans. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 10(11), 1721-1735.

Carbone, M., Turini, G., Petroni, G., Niccolini, M., Menciassi, A., Ferrari, M., Mosca, F., Ferrari, V. (2012). Computer guidance system for single-incision bimanual robotic surgery. Computer Aided Surgery, 17(4), 161-171.

Turini, G., Moglia, A., Ferrari, V., Ferrari, M., Mosca, F. (2012). Patient-specific surgical simulator for the pre-operative planning of single-incision laparoscopic surgery with bimanual robots. Computer Aided Surgery, 17(3), 103-112.

Sala, A., Turini, G., Ferrari, M., Mosca, F., Ferrari, V. (2011, August). Integration of biomechanical parameters in tetrahedral mass-spring models for virtual surgery simulation. In Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC, 2011 Annual International Conference of the IEEE (pp. 4550-4554). IEEE.

Moglia, A., Turini, G., Ferrari, V., Ferrari, M., Mosca, F. (2010). Patient specific surgical simulator for the evaluation of the movability of bimanual robotic arms. Studies in health technology and informatics, 163, 379-385.

Turini, G., Pietroni, N., Megali, G., Ganovelli, F., Pietrabissa, A., Mosca, F. (2011). New techniques for computer-based simulation in surgical training. International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 5(4), 303-316.

Megali, G., Ferrari, V., Freschi, C., Morabito, B., Cavallo, F., Turini, G., Troia, E., Cappelli, C., Pietrabissa, A., Tonet, O., Cuschieri, A., Dario, P., Mosca, F. (2008). EndoCAS navigator platform: a common platform for computer and robotic assistance in minimally invasive surgery. The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, 4(3), 242-251.

Turini, G., Pietroni, N., Ganovelli, F., Scopigno, R. (2007). Techniques for Computer Assisted Surgery. In Eurographics Italian Chapter Conference (Vol. 2007).

Turini, G., Ganovelli, F., Montani, C. (2006). Simulating drilling on tetrahedral meshes. In Proceedings of Eurographics Conference (pp. 127-131).

 

Contact Information

Email: gturini@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9706

Office: 2-300 B AB

Girma Tewolde

Education

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1992

M.S. Computer Science & Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 1995

Ph.D. Systems Engineering, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 2008

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2008-present

Lecturer, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2002-2008

Department Head, University of Asmara, Asmara, Eritrea, 2000

Lecturer, University of Asmara, Asmara, Eritrea, 1995-1999

Graduate Assistant, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1992-1994

Microcomputer Specialist, INFOTEC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1992

 

Selected Publications

MacDougall, J., and Tewolde, G.S. “Tour Guide Robot Using Wireless Based Localization,” the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology (EIT 2013).

Tewolde, G. S. and Kwon, J. “Efficient WiFi-based Indoor Localization using Particle Swarm Optimization,” the 2011 International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI 2011), Advances in Swarm Intelligence, LNCS, Vol. 6728, pp. 203-211, 2011

Wu, C., Tewolde, G. S., Sheng, W., Xu, B. and Wang, Y. “Distributed Multi-Actuators Control for Workload Balancing in Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks,” the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control Special Issue on Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks, Vol. 56, Issue 10, pp. 2462-2467, October 2011.

Tewolde, G. S., Hanna, D. M. and Haskell, R. E. “Particle Swarm Optimization for Emission Source Localization in Sensor Networks,” the 19th  ANNIE (Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering) Conference, November 4-6, 2009, St. Louis, MO.

Tewolde, G. S. and Sheng, W. “Robot Path Integration in Manufacturing Processes: Genetic Algorithm versus Ant Colony Optimization,” IEEE Transactions On Systems, Man, and Cybernetics – Part A, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 278-207, March 2008.

Tewolde, G. S., Wu, C., Wang, Y. and Sheng, W. (2008), “Distributed Multi-Robot Work Load Partition in Manufacturing Automation,” the 4th Annual IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE2008), pp. 504-509, August 23-26, 2008, Washington, DC.

Sheng, W., Tewolde, G. and Ci, C. “Micro Mobile Robots in Active Sensor Networks: Closing the Loop”, the 2006 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2006), pp. 1440-1445, October 9-15, 2006, Beijing, China.

Sheng, W. and Tewolde, G. “Developing Active Sensor Networks with Micro Mobile Robots: Distributed Node Localization”, 19th International FLAIRS conference (FLAIRS2006), pp. 478-483, May 10-13, 2006, Melbourne Beach, Florida.

Tewolde, G. S. “Sensor Network Technology for Intelligent Transportation Systems,” the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology (EIT 2012)

Tewolde, G. S., Hanna, D. M. and Haskell, R. E. “A Modular and Efficient Hardware Architecture for Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm,” Elsevier Journal of Microprocessors and Microsystems, Vol. 36, Issue 4, pp. 289-302, June 2012.

 

Contact Information

Email: gtewolde@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9500 ext. 5642

Office: 2-703X AB

Susan Farhat

Research Interests

Microwave Technology

Dielectric Properties

Magnetic Properties

Polymers & Composites

 

Education

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI 2004

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI 2010

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2011-present

Post Doctoral Research Associate, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, 2010-2011

Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, 2004-2010

 

Selected Publications

Farhat, S., Gilliam, M., Zand, A., Rabago-Smith, M., Walter, N., and Baran, C. “Polymer coatings for biomedical applications using atmospheric pressure plasma.” Surface and Coatings Technology. In press.

Gilliam, M., Farhat, S., Zand, A., Stubbs, B., Magyar, M., Dobney, S.-K. “Atomspheric Plasma Surface Modification of PMMA and PP Micro-Particles.” Plasma Processes and Polymers. (under review).

Farhat, S., Gilliam, M., Zand, A., and Rabago-Smith, M. “Bio-compatible polymer coatings using low temperature, atmospheric pressure plasma.” Contact and Surface 2013 Proceedings. Siena, Italy. June 5-7, 2013.

Farhat, S., Hawley, M., et. al. “Magneto-dielectric Composites with Frequency Selective Surface Layers.” Proceedings of ICCM -17: Seventeenth International Conference on Composites Materials. Edinburgh, UK. July 27-31, 2009.

Invention Disclosure: Microwave Heating of Carbon for Vapor Recovery, File # 08047, Inventors: Martin Hawley, Leo Kempel, Susan Farhat, Sam Reddy.

Farhat, S., Hawley, M., Kempel, L. “Microwave Heating of Carbon: Design and Experimental Validation.” General Motors Technical Report, Project # NV-08-05 Nov. 2008.

Farhat, S., Hawley, M., Kempel, L. Kornbau, N. “Microwave Heating of Carbon.” General Motors Technical Report, Project # NV-08-05 Dec. 2007.

Farhat, S., Hawley, M., Kempel, L., Balasubramaniam, S. “Synthesis and Characterization of Magneto-dielectric Composites for Radio Frequency Applications.” Proceedings of Materials Science and Technology 2007 Conference and Exhibit. Detroit, MI. September 16-20, 2007.

Farhat, S., Hawley, M., et al. “Magneto-dielectric Composites for Radio Frequency Applications.” Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering (ICCE-15). Haikou, Hainan Island, China. July 15-17, 2007.

Farhat, S., Hawley, M., Kempel, L., Balasubramaniam, S. “Design and Synthesis of Polymer Nanocomposites for RF Applications.” Proceedings of American Society for Composites 21st Annual Technical Conference. Dearborn, MI. September 17-20, 2006.

 

Contact Information

Email: sfarhat@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 249-4044

Office: 2-226 AB

Prem Vaishnava

Research Interests

LEEN & Auger Electron Characterization of Thin Films

Magnetic Characterization Using SQUID

Scanning Electron Microscopy

X-ray Diffraction

 

Education

B.S. Physics, Jodhpur National University, Rajasthan, India 1963

M.S. Physics, Jodhpur National University, Rajasthan, India 1965

Ph.D. Physics, Jodhpur National University, Rajasthan, India 1976

Post-Doctoral Chemistry, Heriot-Watt University, Currie, UK 1978-1980

Post-Doctoral Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 1980-1983

Post-Doctoral Material Science, Argonne National Lab, Lemont, IL 1983-1986

 

Experience

Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 1991-present

Associate Professor, GMI Engineering & Management Institute, Flint, MI, 1986-1991

Visiting Associate Professor, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, 1983-1986

Visiting Associate Professor, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 1980-1983

 

Selected Publications

“Temperature dependent dissipation in magnetic nanoparticles”,R. Regmi, A. Naik, J.S. Thakur, P.P. Vaishnava, G. Lawes, J. Appl. Phys. 115, 17B301 (2014).

“Enhanctrochemical Performance of graphite modified LiFePO4 cathode material for Li ion batteries, K.S. Kulwinder, B.P. Mandal, K. Bazzi, M.W. Lin, M. Nazri, G.A. Nazri, V.M. Naik, V.K. Garg, A.C. Oliveira, P. Vaishnava, R. Naik, Z.X. Zhou, Solid State Ionics, 253, 94-100 (2013).

“Nanostructured high specific capacity C-LiFePO4 cathode material for lithium-ion batteries” Magnetic and optical response of tuning the magnetocrystalline anisotropy in Fe3O4 nanoparticle ferrofluids by Co doping,” K. Bazzi, K.S. Dhindsa, A. Dixit, M.B. Shana, C. Sudakar, M. Nazri, Z.X. Zhou, P. Vaishnava, V.M. Naik, R. Naik, J. Mat.. Res, 27, 7 (2011).

“Hyperthermia controlled rapid drug release from thermosensitive magnetic microgels” R. Regmi, S.R. Bhattarai, C. Sudakar, A.S. Wani, R. Cunningham, P.P. Vaishnava, R. Naik, D. Oupicky, G. Lawes, J. Mater. Chem. 20, 6158-6163 (2010)

“Effects of Surfactant on the Electrochemical Behavior on LiFePO4 cathode material for Li ion batteries”, K. Bazzi, B.P. Mandal, M. Nazri, V.M. Naik, V.K. Garg, A.C. Olivieria, P. P.ishnava, G.A. Nazri, R. Naik, J. Power Source, Submitted (2014)

“Fe3O4 Incorporated AOT-Alginate Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery,” C. Sudakar, A. Dixit, R. Regmi, R. Naik, G.Lawes, V.M. Naik, P.P. Vaishnava, U. Toti, J. Panyam, IEEE Trans. Magn. 44, 2800 , 2008

“Band Gap Engineering by Tuning Particle Size and Crystallinity of SnO2-Fe2O3 Nanocrystalline Composite Thin Films” M.B. Sahana, C. Sudakar, G. Setzler, A. Dixit, J.S. Thakur, G. Lawes, R. Naik, V.M. Naik, and P.P. Vaishnava, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231909, 2008.

“Magnetic properties of Fe2O3 nanoparticles incorporated in a polystyrene resin matrix,” P.P. Vaishnava, U. Senaratne, E.C. Buck, R.Naik, V.M. Naik, G.M. Tsoi, and L.E. Wenger, Phys. Rev. B 76, 024413 (2007)

“Magnetic Properties of cobalt-ferrite Nanoparticles Embedded in Polystyrene Resin”P.P. Vaishnava, U. Senaratne, E.C. Buc, R. Naik, V.M. Naik, G.M. Tsoi, L. E. Wenger and P. Boolchand, J. Appl. Phys. 99, 08G702, 2006.

Magnetic Properties of Nanosized Iron Oxide Particles Precipitated in Alginate Hydrogels”, R. Naik, U. Senaratne, N. Powell, E.C. Buc, and G.M. Tsoi, P.P. V.M. Naik, P.P. Vaishnava and L.E. Wenger, “J. Appl. Phys. 97, 10J313, 2005.

 

Contact Information

Email: pvashina@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7933

Office: 2-323E AB

Saroja Kanchi

Research Interests

Algorithms

Distributed Systems

Graph Theory

Wireless Networks

 

Education

B.S. Mathematics, Queen Mary’s College, Chennai, India 1983

M.S. Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India 1985

M.S. Applied Mathematics, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 1989

M.S. Engineering (Computer) Science, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 199X

Ph.D. Computer Science, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX 1993

 

Experience

Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2005-present

Associate Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 1998-2005

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI 1993-1998

 

Publications

S. Kanchi and Charles Welch, ” An Efficient Algorithm for Finding Large Localizable Regions in Wireless Sensor Networks” Procedia Computer Science, Vol 19, pp. 1081-1087 , 2013

S. Kanchi and Changhua Wu, “Distributed Algorithm for Maximal Rigid Region in Sparse Wireless Sensor Networks” Proceedings of the IEEE Asia-Pacific Services Computing Conference, 2010

Changhua Wu, Ying Zhang, Weihua Sheng, S. Kanchi, “Rigidity guided localization for mobile robotic snsor networks”, International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, Vol 6 No 2, pp.114-128, 2010 .

Changhua Wu, Weihua Sheng, Ying Zhang, S. Kanchi, “Mobility assisted localization for robotic sensor networks” , IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation, 2009.

S. Kanchi and Changhua Wu “Robot assisted localization of sensor networks guided by rigidity”, Proceedings of WICON pp 17-19, 2008.

S. Kanchi and J.R. Pimentel, “”An Online Bandwidth Scheduling Algorithm for Distributed Control Systems with Multirate Control Loops” the Proceedings of ICINCO 2008

S.Kanchi and S.Chakravarthy, “A Stochastic Model for a Web Environment with Static and Dynamic Page requests International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services, 2006.

S. Kanchi “On the number of relativized maximum genus embeddings” Proceeding of the Conference of Discrete Mathematics and Applications, 2005

S. Kanchi and D. Vineyard , “Time Optimal Distributed All pairs shortest path problem” International Journal of Information Theories and Applications, 2004

J.Chen and S.Kanchi “”Graph Ear Decompositions and Imbeddings” , SIAM Journal of Discrete Mathematics 229, No 2, pp. 229-243, 1999

 

Contact Information

Email: skanchi@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7987

Office: 2-300P AB

Uma Ramabadran

Research Interest

Spectroscopic and Microscopic Characterization of Optical & Semiconductor Materials

Graphen Films for supercapacitor construction

Phase transition materials

 

Education

B.S. Physics, University of Madras, Tamil Nadu, India 1983

M.S. Physics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 1985

Ph.D. Condensed Matter, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 1990

 

Experience

Associate Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2005-present

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2000-2005

Consultant for M Vision Inc., Belleville, MI, 2002

Adjunct Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 1997-2000

Research Physicist, UDRI, Dayton, OH, 1992-1996

Visiting Scientist, Systran Corporation, Dayton, OH, 1990-1992

 

Selected Publications

“Microscopic and spectroscopic characterization of chemo-mechanically polished, furnace annealed, nitrogen-doped 4H:SiC”,Uma Ramabadran, Bahram Roughani and Diana Phillips, J. Appl. Phys. A,81, 511-515 (2005).

“Materials Processing and Spectroscopic Characterization of 4H-SiC”, Bahram Roughani, U. Ramabadran and Diana Phillips, Proceedings of International Conference on Physics ICP 2004, 119 (2004).

“Chem-Mechanical Polishing and Rapid Thermal Annealing of SiC: Raman Spectroscopy and ESCA(XPS) Studies”, B. Roughani, U. Ramabadran, D. Phillips, W. C. Mitchel and C. L. Neslen,Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. 640, H5.40(2001) [Online Listing, MRS Proceedings Volume 640 # H5.40]

“Comparison of Mechanical and Chemomechanical and Polished SiC Wafers Using Photon Backscattering”, W. C. Mitchel, J. Brown, K. Mahalingam, F. D. Oraxio, Jr., P. Pirouz, H. J. R. Tseng, U. Ramabadran, and B. Roughani, Materials Science Forum, 338-342, 841 (2000) [online listing p841, or ISBN: 0-87849-854-0, 2000]

“Introducing Raman Spectroscopy of Crystalline Solids in the Undergraduate Curriculum.”, Bahram Roughani, David Warner and Uma Ramabadran (2013MRS Proceedings, , mrss13- 1583-eee01-08 doi:10.1557/opl.2013.772.

“Rubidium titanyl arsenate difference frequency generation and validation of new Sellmeier coefficients,” D. L. Fenimore, K. L. Schepler, D. E. Zelmon, S. Kuck, U. Ramabadran, P. V. Richter, and D. Small, J. Opt. Soc. Am B13, 1935 (1996).

“Optical characterization of triallyl thiourea cadmium chloride,” U. Ramabadran, D. E. Zelmon, Rama Vuppuladhadium and David Small, Applied Optics (1996).

”Nonlinear optical crystal development at the USAF Wright Laboratory”, Hopkins, F.K., Fernelius, N.C.; Ohmer, M.C.; Zelmon, D.E., Ramabadran, U.B., Proceedings of the IEEE 1995 National Aerospace and Electronics Conference. NAECON 1995 (Cat. No.95CH35797), 2, pt. 2, 914, 1995.

Investigation of second harmonic generation in glutamic acid-metal complexes, Cooper, T.M., Cline, S.M.; Zelmon, D.E.; Vuppuladhadium, R.; Gupta, S.D.; Ramabadran, U.B. Better Ceramics Through Chemistry VII: Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Materials. Symposium, 655-9, 1996.

“IR Corrected Sellmeier coefficients for potassium titanyl arsenate,” D. L. Fenimore, K. L. Schepler and U. Ramabadran and S. R. McPherson, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 794 (1995).

“Optical properties of deuterated Zinc Tris thiourea sulphate,” U. Ramabadran, A. L. McPherson and D. E. Zelmon, J. Appl.Phys. 76, 1150 (1994).

 

Contact Information

Email: uramabad@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9553

Office: 2-323N AB

Cheryl Storer Samaniego

Research Interest

Cell biology

Endocrine disruptors

Reproductive cancers

Molecular genetics

 

Education

B.S. Biochemistry, Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC 2004

Ph.D. Pathobiology, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 2013

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2013-present

Assistant Instructor, UTEP, El Paso, TX, 2012-2013

NSF Graduate STEM Fellow in K-12 Education, UTEP, El Paso, TX, 2010-2012

Research Coordinator 1, UTEP, El Paso, TX, 2009-2010

HHMI Undergraduate Trainer, UTEP, El Paso, TX, 2008-2009

Assistant Instructor, UTEP, El Paso, TX, 2007-2008

 

Research Activities

Biocompatibility of Polymer Coatings in Joint Replacement Materials, Susan Farhat, Cheryl Samaniego, Mary Gilliam, Ali Zand, Kettering University, Flint, MI,  2014-present

Medicinal Properties of Supercritical Fluid Extraction Products from Commonly Discarded Fruit Parts, Jonathan Wenzel, Lihua WangMichelle Ammerman, Cheryl Samaniego, Ali Zand, Kettering University, Flint, MI 2013-present

Cancer Properties of Warfarin Analogs, Shannon Timmons*, Lawrence Technical University, Detroit, MI*, Cheryl Samaniego, Kettering University, Flint, MI 2014-present

Endocrine Disruptors in Local Waterways, Cheryl Samaniego, Kettering University, Flint, MI 2013-present

 

Selected Publications

Storer CL, Dickey CA, Galigniana MD, Rein T, Cox MB. “FKBP51 and FKBP52 in Signaling and Disease” (2011). Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, 22(12):481-90.

De Leon JT, Iwai A, Feau C, Garcia Y, Balsiger HA, Storer CL, Suro RM, Garza KM, Lee S, Sang Kim Y, Chen Y, Ning YM, Riggs DL, Fletterick RJ, Guy RK, Trepel JB, Neckers LM, Cox MB, (2011) “Targeting the Regulation of Androgen Receptor Signaling by the Heat Shock Protein 90 Cochaperone FKBP52 in Prostate Cancer Cells.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(29):11878- 83.

Sivils JC, Storer CL, Galigniana MD, Cox MB. “Regulation of Steroid Hormone Receptor Function by the 52-kDa FK506-Binding Protein (FKBP52)” (2011). Current Opinions in Pharmacology. 11(4):314-9.

 

Contact Information

Email: csamaniego@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 249-4382

Office: 2-212E AB

Mary Gilliam

Research Interest

Low Temperature Plasma Technology

Surface Treatments and Coatings

Particle and Fiber Treatments

 

Education

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 2001

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 2006

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2011-present

Plasma Technology Leader, Sabic Innovative Plastics, Wixom, MI, 2006-2011

Research Assistant, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2001-2006

Teaching Assistant, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2003-2005

Engineering Co-op, Anheuser Busch Companies, Inc., St. Louis, MO, 2000

 

Research Activities

Research projects include surface treatments and coatings using atmospheric plasma for a variety of applications on rigid substrates, particles, and fibers.  Atmospheric plasma offers an eco-friendly process that is fast, continuous, and can be applied to bring about a variety of properties.  The process can be used to improve adhesion, tailor hydrophobic or hydrophilic properties, increase barrier properties, increase scratch and abrasion resistance, improve biocompatibility, tailor bioactivity, reduce friction, enhance resistance to chemicals, and reach other goals.

The methods developed in our labs have targeted areas such as biomedical materials, particle treatments, lightweight materials, UV-blocking coatings, scratch and abrasion, barrier coatings, seeds, and functional coatings for consumer goods.  For each application, the process is modified for the size and dimensions of the part.  Chemical precursors and precursor formulations are selected for experimentation to develop a coating that meets the application requirements.

 

Publications

Farhat, S.; Gilliam, M.; Rabago-Smith, M.; Baran, C.; Walter, N.; Zand, A. Polymer Coatings for Biomedical Applications Using Low Temperature, Atmospheric Pressure Plasma. Surf. Coat. Tech. 2013, in press.

Gilliam, M.; Farhat, S.; Zand, A.; Stubbs, B.; Magyar, M.; Garner, G. Atmospheric Plasma Surface Modification of PMMA and PP Micro-Particles. Plasma Process. Polym. (under review).

Higuchi, K.; Gilliam, M.; Yamaya, M.; Organic Resin Laminate. U.S. Patent 8,361,607 B2, 2013.

Gilliam, M.; Farhat, S.; Magyar, M.; Stubbs, B. Method and Apparatus for Surface Chemical Functionalization of Powders and Nanoparticles. U.S. Patent Application No. 61/788120, filing date Mar. 15, 2013.

Gilliam, M. Polymer Surface Treatment and Coating Technologies. In Handbook of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology; Nee, A., Ed.; Springer, 2013.

Gilliam, M.; Ritts, A.; Yu, Q. The Mesh Disturbance Effects in a Low-Temperature Cascade Arc Torch for Surface Modification of Low Density Polyethylene. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2010, 118(2), 805-817.

Giliam, M.; Yu, Q. Low-Temperature Plasma Processes for Polymeric Surface Modification. in Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing; Lee, S., Ed.; Taylor & Francis, 2007.

Gilliam, M.; Yu, Q. Surface Modification of a Group of Polymers Using a Low Temperature Cascade Arc Torch. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2007, 105, 360-372.

Gilliam, M.; Yu, Q.; Yasuda, H. Plasma Polymerization Behavior of Fluorocarbon Monomers in Low-
Pressure AF and RF Discharges. Plasma Process. Polym. 2007, 4, 165-172.

Gilliam, M.; Yu, Q. Surface Characterization of Low-Temperature Cascade Arc Plasma–Treated Low-Density Polyethylene Using Contact Angle Measurements. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2006, 99, 2528-2541.

 

Contact Information

Email: mgilliam@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 249-4043

Office: 2-224A AB

Matthew Causley

Research Interest

Numerical analysis

High performance computing

 

Education

B.S Applied Mathematics, Kettering University, Flint, MI 2006

Ph.D. Mathematical Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, 2011

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2014-present

Course Instructor, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, 2011-2014

Course Instructor, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, 2009-2010

Private Trigonometry Tutor, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, 2008

Teaching Assistant, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, 2006-2011

Actuarial Co-op, Towers Perrin, Southfield, MI, 2004-2006

Math & Physics Tutor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2002-2005

 

Research Activities

Novel methods for high order PDE solvers, Andrew Christlieb and David Seal, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 2011-present

Modeling for Optimal Stochastic Control Problems in online auctions, Albert Cohen, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 2014-Present

 

Selected Publications

Causley, M.F., and Christlieb, A., Higher order A-stable schemes for the wave equation using a successive convolution approach. accepted, SIAM Journal of Numerical Analysis.

Causley, M.F., Guclu, Y., Wolf, E. and Christlieb, A., Method of Lines Transpose: A Fast Implicit Wave Propagator. submitted, Mathematics of Computation.

Causley, M.F. and Petropoulos, P.G. On Numerically Solving the Cole-Cole Dielectric Model. in preparation.

Causley, M.F. and Petropoulos, P.G. On the Time-Domain Response of Havriliak-Negami Dielectrics. Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 61 (6) (2013), 3182-3189.

Causley, M.F., Christlieb, A., Van Groningen, L. and Ong, B. Method of Lines Transpose: An Implicit Solution to the One Dimensional Wave Equation. to appear, Mathematics of Computation.

Causley, M.F., Petropoulos, P.G. and Jiang, S. Incorporating the Havriliak-Negami Dielectric Model in the FD-TD Method. Journal of Computational Physics, 230 (10) (2011) 3884-3899.

McCartin, B.J, and Causley, M.F. Angled Derivative Approximation of the Hyperbolic Heat Conduction Equations. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computation, 182(2) (2006) 1581-1607.

 

Contact Information

Email: mcausley@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7902

Office: 2-100H AB