Email: kmcfall@spsu.edu
Phone: 678-915-3004

Office Location:
Electrical and Mechatronics Engineering
Southern Polytechnic State University
1100 South Marietta Parkway
Building Q, Room 344
Marietta, GA 30060

Office Hours:

MTWRF: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM or by appointment

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Kevin McFall

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Mechatronics Engineering

Office: Engineering Technology Center Q-340

Email: kmcfall@spsu.edu

Office Phone: 678-915-3004

 

 

 

Before coming to Southern Poly, Dr. McFall lived abroad for more than ten years. His international experiences began with a study abroad for his entire undergraduate senior year at the Luleå University of Technology in Sweden 50 miles south of the Arctic Circle. After graduating with his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech, his international travels continued during masters studies with an appointment at the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute in Japan. His work there involved heat transfer in the superconducting magnet systems for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project.


Such positive international experiences led to a research fellow position at Dalarna University in Sweden after graduation from MIT with his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering. His research shifted to artificial intelligence and image/signal processing where he was involved in developing an automated winter road condition sensor using artificial neural networks to classify road condition using image and sound input data. The research fellow position at Dalarna University quickly led to a permanent faculty position in the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics.

In order to help advance his career in academia, he left Dalarna University to pursue a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech’s European campus in Metz, France. He continued working in artificial intelligence by developing an alternative method for solving boundary value problems using artificial neural networks. After getting married soon after graduation, he moved his wife to France where he worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Georgia Tech for two years before accepting a tenure-track position Penn State's Lehigh Valley campus. His current position at Southern Poly allows Dr. McFall to live closer to family and pursue his passion for scholarship at a student-centered technical university.