J. Benson, Ph.D., PE
Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Building 752, Mahan Hall
West Point, NY
Stanford University, 2011
M.S., Stanford University, 2003
B.S.E.E., United States Military Academy
COL Mike Benson was commissioned from the United States Military Academy as
an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1994. He has served
in the United States, Bosnia, and Iraq. He is an Academy Professor
teaching at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Turbomachinery film cooling,
Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Mechanics.
Mikesell, Ph.D., PE
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ohio Northern University
525 S. Main St.
Ada, OH 45810
Ohio State University, 2008
M.S., Ohio State University, 2006
B.S.M.E., Ohio Northern University, 1997
David R. Mikesell is an assistant professor of
mechanical engineering at Ohio Northern University. His research interests
are in land vehicle dynamics, autonomous vehicles, and robotics. He
joined the faculty in 2007 after work in automotive engineering at Ohio State
(MS 2006, PhD 2008), six years designing automated assembly machines and
metal-cutting tools for Grob Systems, and four
years’ service as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He holds bachelor
degrees in German (Duke 1990) and Mechanical Engineering (ONU 1997).
Professor and Chair
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
2390 York St., Clarence M., Knudson Hall, Room 200
Denver, CO 80208
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1992
M.S., Stanford University, 1987
B.S.M.E., Stanford University, 1986
Dr. Matt Gordon is Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical &
Materials Engineering. His research areas include numerical and experimental
plasma physics, chemical and physical vapor deposition, electronic packaging,
and bio-medical engineering. He has supervised to completion 26 MSME students
and 5 PhD students. Publications include 1 book chapter, 31 journal
publications, 44 refereed conference proceedings, 29 non-refereed
publications, and 27 non-refereed presentations.
Thomas W. DeNucci, Ph.D.
Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
20 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT, 06320
Ph.D., Delft University, NL, 2012
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, 2005
B.S.E.E., United States Coast Guard Academy, 1994
CDR Tom DeNucci from the
United States Coast Guard Academy in 1994. He has served aboard the CGC HEALY
as the damage control assistant and electrical officer. Following his time
aboard HEALY, CDR DeNucci served as a port engineeri and maintenace corrdinators for USCG cutters in the Pacific Northwest.
He is a tenured military professor teaching at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
Ship Design, Design Process, Optimization
Nominating Committee Chair
Immediate Past Chair
Van Treuren, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development
One Bear Place #97356
Selection Committee Chair
1700 University Avenue
Flint, MI 48504
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
of Michigan, 2010
M.S., University of Illinois, 2000
B.S., University of Notre Dame, 1993
Dr. Diane Peters, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering has expertise
in combined design and control of mechatronic systems. She was attracted to
Kettering in particular because of the school’s strong connections with
industry and the students’ enthusiasm and drive. She thinks that Kettering
students are talented, mature, and a lot of fun to be around. She enjoys
teaching them and advising the students in both A and B sections of the
Society of Women Engineers
Control Systems, Dynamic Systems
Rungun Nathan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Program Chair,
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Pennsylvania State University
in IISC, MS (System Science)
Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Rungun Nathan is an associate professor and
program chair for mechanical engineering in the division of engineering at
Penn State Berks. He got his BS from University of
Mysore, DIISc from Indian Institute of Science, MS
from Louisiana State University and PhD from Drexel University. He has worked
in the area of Electronic Packaging in C-DOT (India) and then as a Scientific
Assistant in the Robotics laboratory at Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore, India. He worked as a post-doc at
University of Pennsylvania in the area of Haptics and Virtual Reality. His
research interests are in the areas of unmanned vehicles particularly
flapping flight, mechatronics, robotics, MEMS, virtual reality and haptics,
and teaching with technology. He has ongoing research in flapping flight,
Frisbee flight dynamics, lift in porous material and brain injury He is an
active member of ASEE and ASME and reviewer for several ASME, IEEE and ASEE,
FIE conferences and journals.
Charles Baukal, Ph.D.
Director John Zink
George Fox University
M.S., Drexel University
B.S., Drexel University
CHARLES E. BAUKAL, Jr., PhD, Ed.D.,
P.E., is the Director of the John Zink Institute which is part
of John Zink Hamworthy Combustion in Tulsa, OK
where he has been since 1998. He has 35 years of experience in the
field of industrial combustion in the metals, minerals, incineration,
textiles, paper, chemicals, and petrochemicals industries. He is a
licensed Professional Engineer, is an inventor on eleven U.S. patents, and
has authored/edited 13 books on industrial combustion along with over 150
other publications and presentations. He also has an
MEd from the University of Oklahoma and an EdD from
Oklahoma State University with a dissertation on CPD for engineers. He
is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, the American
Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Combustion Institute. He serves on
several boards for those organizations as well as for several others.
He has been an adjunct instructor for 30 years and currently teaches at the
University of Tulsa and Oral Roberts University.h a
passion. Mike enjoys competitive volleyball, baseball, photography, hiking,
and hanging out with his family. His wife, Luann, is an exercise physiologist
and a student in the George Fox PsyD program. They
are parents to two energetic boys.