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Gregory Kremer

Associate Director (OCRC) / Chair and Robe Professor (ME)
Mechanical Engineering,Ohio Coal Research Center
STKR 253
Phone: 740-593-1561

Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering since 2006, Dr. Greg Kremer also teaches the program’s senior design capstone and courses in automotive engineering. He is also an associate director for the Ohio Coal Research Center, supervising energy-related projects such as engine testing of biodiesel blends and performance testing of pressurized solid oxide fuel cells.

Kremer, selected as a Carnegie Scholar for 2005-2006, participates in the scholarship of teaching of learning with such projects as developing and assessing student achievement of ""professional skills outcomes"" — ABET accreditation board outcomes related to teamwork, communication, global/societal impact, ethics, lifelong learning, contemporary issues, and others. Kremer is his department’s organizer for assessment and continuous improvement.

Kremer is also advisor for the student chapters of the Society of Automotive Engineers and Engineers Without Borders, which traveled to Ghana in 2006 and continues a partnership with a rural village there.

He began his career as a mechanical design engineer for General Electric Aircraft Engines (1988-1993) before pursuing his advanced degrees. He joined Ohio University in 1998.



Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, including integrative learning, outcomes assessment and effective methods for development and demonstration of professional skills.
Energy and the environment, including alternative methods of power production and clean coal technologies; Advanced automotive technologies, including alternative fuels, fuel cell vehicles and hybrid-electric vehicles; Design of mechanical systems, including total life-cycle design, design creativity and decision methods; 

Research Interests: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, CAD/CAM/CAE, Design, Environmental Engineering

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 1998. M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 1995. B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1989.


(book chapter) Kremer, G.G. "Designing to Make A Difference," included in the book Connected Science, Ferrett, T. and Geelan, D. editors. 2012.

Burnette, D.D., Kremer, G.G., and Bayless, D.J., “The Use of Hydrogen-depleted Coal Syngas in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells,” Journal of Power Sources (182) pp. 329-333, 2008.

Bayless, D.J., Kremer, G., Vis, M., Stuart, B., Shi, L., Cuello, J., Ono, E., “Photosynthetic CO2 Mitigation using a Novel Membrane-based Photobioreactor,” Journal of Environmental Engineering and Management, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 209-215, April 2006.

Kremer, G.G., “Enhanced Robust Stability Analysis of Large Hydraulic Control Systems via a Bifurcation Based Procedure,” Journal of the Franklin Institute, Vol. 338, No. 7, November 2001, pg. 781-809.

Kremer, G.G. and Thompson, D.F., “A Bifurcation Based Procedure for Designing and Analyzing Robustly Stable Nonlinear Hydraulic Servo Systems,” Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, (Vol 212 Part I), 1998, pp. 383-394.


Carnegie Scholar (2005); Robe Professor (2012); Russ College Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award (2010); Ohio University Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award (2000); Ability One National Design Competition (multiple awards won by student teams I have mentored)

Something you may not know about me: I love to experience nature on foot or on a mountain bike. I've run 6 marathons and ridden in numerous 100 mile mountain bike races and competed in other endurance and adventure races. I'm also very active in my Church community.