Bio

Contact Information:

UIC Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (M/C 251), 2039 ERF, 842 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Office: 3053 ERF

Lab Location: 2041 ERF

Lab Website: UIC Master of Energy Engineering Program

Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology (1995)

M.B.A., University of Wisconsin (1981)

ASHRAE E.K Campbell Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2011

Chair – ASHRAE Technical Committee 8.3

Chair – ASHRAE Special Projects Committee 40

Chair – American National Standard Institute ANSI Z21-40 Committee, and the Executive Committee for the International Absorption Heat Pump Conference

Student Activities Subcommittee of Illinois ASHRAE

Faculty Advisor for the UIC Student ASHRAE Chapter

4 patents, 35 published papers in technical journals

Prior to taking on the directorate of the MEE program, directed a $15 million/year research program for the Gas Research Institute.

Professor Ryan’s research and educational interests include developing and teaching courses in the energy field, and directing the UIC Master of Energy Engineering Program, as well as teaching for the UIC Honors College. His industrial educational activities include the GTI Gas Industry Educational Webinar Series, Chartered Industrial Gas Consultant Program, and the Certified Gas Transmission Professional Series. Professor Ryan’s recent major accomplishments include developing original courses and texts for a High Efficiency Buildings course, and a Renewable and Emerging Power Generation course.