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William A. Ryan, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor

Director of the Master of Energy Engineering Program

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Building & Room:

3053 ERF


842 West Taylor Street, MC 251, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(630) 996-3606



Research Interests

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.

Notable Honors

2022, Fellow, American Society of Heating Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)


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

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