Dr. Kremer has served as chair of the department since July 2006 and continues to teach the Sr. Capstone Design course and courses in Automotive Engineering. He also serves as an Associate Director in 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.
Dr. Kremer was selected as a Carnegie Scholar for 2005-2006, and continues to participate in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. One project of interest involves the study of methods to develop and assess student achievement of "professional skills outcomes" (ABET outcomes related to teamwork, communication, global/societal impact, ethics, lifelong learning, contemporary issues...).
Dr. Kremer is also active in research and implementation of effective assessment methods, and is the organizer of the ME department's efforts for assessment and continuous improvement.
Dr. Kremer advises the Society of Automotive Engineers student chapter and is co-advisor for the Engineers without Borders student group (which has already done one implementation trip to Ghana in the Summer of 2006 and is continuing the partnership with a rural village there).
After completing his BSME studies at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 1989, Dr. Kremer worked as a mechanical design engineer for General Electric Aircraft Engines (1988 - 1993), then returned to school (University of Cincinnati) for his MSME (1995) & Ph.D. degrees (1998). He began his career as an Assistant Professor in the Ohio University Mechanical Engineering Department in the Fall of 1998 and is currently an Associate Professor. (1998 - present)
Dr. Kremer's does research through the Ohio Coal Research Center, and is the Associate Director of the Center. Research projects include fuel cells, bioreactors, biodiesel, coal gasification, electrostatic precipitation, and others. He is also working on an Ammonia fuel car demonstration vehicle with Dr. Gerri Botte and Dr. Jim Zhu, currently funded by the 1804 fund with support of the college and the coal center.