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Meet our Faculty

The Master of Energy Engineering faculty is accomplished and has expertise in multiple energy disciplines. As a student in the Master of Energy Engineering program you will be learning from experts with professional experience in their fields.

William A. Ryan

Originator and Director of the UIC Master of Energy Engineering Program,
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Education
     
  • Ph. D., Mechanical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology 1995
  • MBA, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1981
  • M. S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1979
  • B. S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 1977

  • Director, UIC Master of Energy Engineering 2006 - Present
    Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, UIC 2000 – Present


    Rodica Baranescu

    Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
    Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, University of Illinois at Chicago

    Member of the NAE (National Academy of Engineering)

    She is the first woman president of SAE International, the largest automotive society in the world.

    Education

  • Ph. D., Mechanical Engineering, Institute Francais du Petrol, Rueil-Malmaison
  • M. S. Mechanical Engineering, Politehnica University, Bucharest, Romania
  • B. S. Mechanical Engineering, Institute Francais du Petrol, Rueil-Malmaison

  • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, UIC 2005 - Present


    Roger N. Blomquist

    Nuclear Engineer,
    Argonne National Laboratory

    Education

  • Ph. D., Nuclear Engineering, Northwestern University
  • M.S. Nuclear Engineering, Northwestern University
  • B.S. Physics, College of William and Mary

  • Argonne National Laboratory - Present


    Steffen Mueller

    Principal Economist,
    Energy Resources Center, University of Illinois at Chicago

    Education

  • Ph.D., Public Policy/Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • MBA, Keller Graduate School of Management Business
  • B.S. Environmental Engineering, Berufsakademie Karlsruhe, Germany

  • Principal Economist, Energy Resources Center, UIC 2001 - Present


    John J. Cuttica

    Director,
    Energy Resources Center, University of Illinois at Chicago

    Education

  • M.S. Engineering Administration (Business), George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Catholic University of America, Washington, DCs

  • Energy Resourses Center, UIC 2000 – Present


    Roy A. Lindley

    Nuclear Engineer,
    Argonne National Laboratory

    Education

  • M. S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Idaho
  • B. S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Idaho

  • Argonne National Laboratory 1988 – Present


    John Manaves

    Adjunct Assistant Professor,
    University of Illinois at Chicago

    Education

  • BArch. University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Howard L. Wolfman

    Adjunct Professor,
    UIC Master of Engineering (MEng) Program

    Education

  • MBA, Northwestern University
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois

  • Elizabeth Zorza-Godbold

    AIA, LEED AP,
    Guest lecturer at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Education

  • M. Architecture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • B. S. Architecture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Rock E. Aker

    CHP,
    Acting Laboratory Director/Chief Operating Officer, DOE - New Brunswick Laboratory, Argonne, IL

    Education

  • Bachelor of Science – Physics, Purdue University
  • Certified Senior Reactor Operator – 1983

  • DOE - New Brunswick Laboratory, Argonne 2009 - Present

     

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