Energy Engineering Alumni
Ashley Eimers, Class of 2020, Energy engineer at CMTA Energy Solutions in Louisville, KY
My testimonial: The EEN program is extremely valuable because you're learning both the mechanical engineering and electrical engineering fields. The electives offered allow you to explore more energy related topics, from renewable energy to energy policy to HVAC - all of which are becoming increasingly important in today's society.
Corey Miller, Class of 2020, Distribution Design Engineer for Leidos, contracted for Duke Energy
"The EEN program provides a unique combination of mechanical and electrical familiarity geared towards one of the most important industries there is. One high level professional (architectural/construction background) described this expertise as "a unicorn" for any company concerned about energy optimization, but there are also ample opportunities for design/development work, from residential scale to nationwide transmission lines."
Carlos Rodolfo Cofino, Class of 2018, Transmission Planning Engineer I at Wabash Valley Power Alliance
The Energy Engineering program at IUPUI was a perfect opportunity for me to dynamically learn about energy generation using conventional and alternative resources, power transfer distribution and transmission networks, and energy storage. Being a student in this multi-disciplinary program gave me the foundations in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and science which made me successful as an Engineer at the Industrial Assessment Center where I was part of a student-led team of Engineers that conducted energy assessments on manufacturing facilities. Not only was I able to interact with industry leaders and gain professional work experience as a student, but also apply what I learned in class in real-world scenarios and see firsthand how it unfolds. I had the flexibility to concentrate my field of study in Electrical Power Systems which allowed me to pursue a career in Utilities upon graduation. Currently, I am a Transmission Planning Engineer for Wabash Valley Power Alliance, where I am responsible for conducting system impact studies including power flow, voltage stability, transfer capacity, and generation interconnection using computer-based modeling and simulation to assess the reliability of the transmission system serving our member-customer load and recommend action plans for expansion alternatives.
Richard Lefler, Class of 2018, Project Engineer – Energy Distribution Design, Citizens energy, Indianapolis
The EEN Program has provided me with the knowledge and confidence to excel in my engineering career. This program is vital in providing future engineers the skills needed for today’s evolving energy industry.
Andres Maynez, Class of 2017, Power Systems Engineer, ERCOT (Texas Utility)
The EEN is such a unique program since it covers many different engineering fields related to the efficient use of energy. I personally was extremely interested in renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency and facility management so this program was a great fit for me. During my time in the EEN program, I was lucky to have actual work experiences related to all these different fields. I had 2 internships at Indianapolis Power and Light, where I was a Resource Planning intern. This experience got me exposed to the advantages and disadvantages of utility scale wind farms. My second work experience was actually on campus at the Industrial Assessment Center, where me and other students helped manufacturing facilities reduce their energy consumption along with their energy cost. By being on the EEN program, I was able to see the importance of energy and how it gets used in the real world. It indeed helped me get where I am today. I am now a power systems engineer who works in the utility industry. The company that I work for manages the flow of electric power to more than 26 million people. The EEN program offers a great mix of mechanical and electrical engineering, so you can really go any direction you want.
Javier Tandazo, Class of 2017, Solar Engineer at NextEra Energy
“The energy engineering program embarks a very useful variety of engineering topics. Taking a combination of mechanical and electrical engineering classes has helped me understand and tackle engineering problems from both perspectives.”
Nathanael EDOU, Class of 2017, Protection and Control Engineer at Premier Power Maintenance, Indianapolis, IN
“The Bachelor of Science in Energy Engineering at IUPUI has provided me with the tools necessary to succeed as an engineer and has sparked my interest for reliable and innovative energy systems. Also, this program has shaped my understanding of power generation, transmission and distribution and has provided me with the skills necessary to develop safe and energy efficient power systems."
Jonathon Bell, Class of 2016, Energy Engineer and Mechanical Engineer with Ross & Baruzzini in their Government market,
"IUPUI's Energy Engineering Bachelor of Science program provided me with the everything I needed to excel as both a mechanical and energy engineer. This unique degree and the foundations it provided have made me a more attractive candidate in the job market and workplace."
Lilian Nguyen, Class of 2018, Sustainability Engineer at AECOM, Orange county, CA
"The Energy Engineering program at IUPUI helped solidify my dream job in California as a Sustainability Engineer, where I am showered with various projects I can apply green initiatives. I often reminisce about the network of peers and professors who supported my educational development until I reached my goals."
Ben Simon, Class of 2018, Project Manager/Energy Engineer Consultant, Willdan Company, Indianapolis, IN
“The Energy Engineering program through IUPUI provided a broad understanding of all the mechanical and electrical engineering career opportunities available, as well as the technical acumen necessary to excel in any field I chose. Through my education I am now able to pursue my passion of finding creative solutions that positively impact the sustainability and energy efficiency of our built environment.”