Ali Zand


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



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