Robert Gilbert, Ph.D., LEED AP
John Kissock, Ph.D., P.E.
Track E | Energy Basics
Robert B. Gilbert has a Ph.D. in engineering, is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Building Analyst Professional. He is a Professor of Engineering Management Technology at Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio, where he is also Director of The Center for Energy Education and Director of the Ohio Lean Building Program and the Commercial Assessment Center. He is an adjunct Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Dayton and Assistant Director of the University of Dayton Industrial Assessment Center. He has served on the Ohio Board of Building Standards, is on the Board of Directors of Green Energy Ohio, serves on the Faculty Review Panel of Renewable Energy for the Ohio Board of Regents and was the 2016 President of the West Central Ohio Chapter of The Association of Energy Engineers, 2018 Vice President of West Central Ohio Chapter of The Association of Energy Engineers.
Dr. Kissock is a Professor and Chair of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Renewable and Clean Energy program at the University of Dayton. He is a Visiting Professor at Dalian Institute of Technology. He is also Director of the University of Dayton Industrial Assessment Center and of the Ohio Lean Buildings program. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio. He has been a research engineer at the Center for Air Pollution Impact and Trend Analysis at Washington University, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna, Austria, Energy Systems Laboratory at Texas A&M University and the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies at Princeton University.
Dr. Kissock works in the fields of building, industrial and renewable energy systems. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in thermal sciences and energy systems. The University of Dayton’s Renewable and Clean Energy M.S. program originated from his courses on energy efficiency and renewable energy. Dr. Kissock was the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professor of the Year in 2009, and has twice been honored with the Distinguished Educator Award by Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.
He has published over 100 technical papers on energy systems in books, technical journals and conference proceedings. His research has been supported with over $7 million in contracts and grants. His scholarship and research center have been recognized with the 2003 and 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Center of Excellence Awards, the 2006 Ohio Governor’s Award for Excellence in Energy, the 2009 University of Dayton Alumni Award for Scholarship, the 2011 American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy Champion of Energy Efficiency award, and the 2012, 2014 and 2017 U.S. Department of Energy Excellence in Applied Energy Engineering Research Award.
Dr. Kissock served as Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering. He chaired the ASME Technical Committee on Conservation and Solar Buildings, the ACEEE 2007 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry, and numerous conference sessions.
Dr. Kissock is an internationally recognized leader in energy efficiency. He has conducted over 500 industrial and building energy assessments. He is a U.S. Department of Energy certified Energy Expert in compressed air and process heating systems. He has conducted over 50 seminars and training sessions on energy efficiency for companies, utilities, universities, industrial and government organizations in the U.S. and internationally, including in Taiwan, Singapore, Brazil, China and Russia.
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