• Director of Operations, Gulf Coast Regional Manufacturing Center
  • TEES Center Fellow
  • Adjunct Professor of Practice
Dean Schneider

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 1993
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 1986
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 1982

Research Interests

  • Smart grid conversion and distribution technologies; Electric power generation and storage; Smart grid architecture; Smart grid safety and security; Energy supply chain; Energy and sustainability; Energy and water supply chain; Energy efficiency in urban systems; Energy use, conservation and lighting technologies for buildings.

Industry Experience

  • • 20 years as USAF R&D Engineer in automation & process control for manufacturing, and human systems engineering
    • 14 years at Texas Center for Applied Technology (TEES) in energy/environmental program management
    • 2 years as manufacturing consultant at TCAT in projects in process control and process improvement
    • 3 years as Director of Southern Regional Manufacturing Center at the national Smart Manufacturing Institute (CESMII)