Category Archive: Alternative Energy

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, …

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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 …

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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, …

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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

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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 & …

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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 …

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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

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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

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