Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Raghu Echempati, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is a native of India. He received his Bachelors (1970), Masters (1972) and Ph.D. (1978) all in Mechanical Engineering. His research areas included Kinematics, Dynamics and Vibrations of Machinery, Mechanical Engineering Design, Computer Aided Engineering (Solid Modeling, Assembly and Finite Element Analysis), and Metal Forming Simulation. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a Certified Manufacturing Engineer. In 1979, Dr. Echempati came to U.S.A. and worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate on kineto-elastodynamic analysis and synthesis of lower and higher-pair planar mechanisms, a NSF funded research project at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Subsequently, he taught at I.I.T. (Delhi), The Ohio State University, Washington State University, Michigan Technological University, University of Mississippi, before joining GMI/Kettering University in 1997.
Statics, Solid Mechanics, Dynamics, Machine Design, Computer Aided Engineering, Vibrations, Design of Mechanical Assemblies, Kinematics, Selection and Design of Machine Tools, Concurrent Engineering, and Finite Element Analysis.