Faculty

The faculty members in Wayne State’s Alternative Energy Technology program are consistently tapped by federal and private organizations. They work with departments across the College of Engineering and beyond to discover new fuel sources and systems. A group of entrepreneurial faculty members were among the founders of NextCAT Inc., a startup advancing biofuel catalyst technology on campus. And the Center for Automotive Research received several million dollars in funding for its pioneering research in optimizing engines with alternative fuels.

Kenneth Chelst Director of Engineering Management and Professor of Operations Research
Kyoung-Yun Kim Associate Professor, Site Director of the NSF Center for e-Design, Fellow of the Society for Design and Process Science
Jerry Ku Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mechanical Engineering
Ming-Chia Lai Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Mechanical Engineering
Leslie Monplaisir Professor and Chair, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Simon Ng Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Steven Salley Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Alternative Energy Technology, Electric-drive Vehicle Engineering
Mumtaz Usmen Chair and Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Le Yi Wang Professor, IEEE Fellow, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering