Dr. Mark Kempski holds a B.S. Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University, M.S. and Ph.D.Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He teaches primarily system dynamics, and system control at the upper-division undergraduate level. Over his career Dr. Kempski has taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses associated with data acquisition and analysis, engineering mechanics theory and experimental practice, and systems modeling.
Since joining the faculty of RIT in 1986, Dr. Kempski has developed several undergraduate and graduate courses. He is likewise responsible for the creation, development, and direction of the Systems Studio Laboratory in mechanical engineering. Established in 1989 through National Science Foundation grant USE-8852420, and supported since by RIT and corporate philanthropy, the Systems Lab is a hallmark facility providing an innovative lecture and hands-on learning environment within the department for nearly 25 years.
Dr. Kempski has participated in research activities focused in cardiovascular biomechanics. His Ph.D. dissertation modeled vascular blood flow in cardiac muscle. Subsequent research activities have investigated heart rate variability after acute head trauma in pediatric patients, blood velocity variability and cardiovascular system modeling during early fetal development, and the processing of biomedical ultrasound signals. Dr. Kempski has applied artificial neural network, time-frequency analysis, and assorted data analysis techniques to the classification of data signatures for use in biomedical-system and machine-system health monitoring. During his career Dr. Kempski has also explored interests in experimental soft-tissue biomechanics.