Alternative Energy Researchers

  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...