David Zietlow

Professor

Jobst Hall 314
(309) 677-2710
dzietlow@bradley.edu

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Bradley University
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Bradley University

Biography

Dr. David Zietlow, has the right mix of industrial (12 years) 
and academic experience (14 years) to teach engineers 
how to design energy systems. He has worked for a 
consulting engineering firm, has performed several 
energy audits for commercial and industrial facilities as a 
Senior Energy Services Representative for Central Illinois 
Light Company and now as Assistant Director of the 
Industrial Assessment Center at Bradley University, and 
has worked as a design engineer in the Climate Control 
Division of Ford Motor Company.
During the past fourteen years he has integrated this 
practical knowledge into all his courses to equip, even 
first semester thermodynamic students, with the tools 
they need to optimize energy systems. This combined 
experience, in industry and academia, has given him the 
perspective to help others understand energy systems, 
from not just at the component level, but at the system 
level.

Dr. David Zietlow, has the right mix of industrial (12 years) and academic experience (14 years) to teach engineers how to design energy systems. He has worked for a consulting engineering firm, has performed several energy audits for commercial and industrial facilities as a Senior Energy Services Representative for Central Illinois Light Company and now as Assistant Director of the Industrial Assessment Center at Bradley University, and has worked as a design engineer in the Climate Control Division of Ford Motor Company.

During the past fourteen years he has integrated this practical knowledge into all his courses to equip, even first semester thermodynamic students, with the tools they need to optimize energy systems. This combined experience, in industry and academia, has given him the perspective to help others understand energy systems, from not just at the component level, but at the system level.

Professional Experience

Ford, CILCO

Research Interests 

Experimental thermal sciences, Optimization of thermal systems, Engineering Equation Solver, Two-phase flow, Influence of thermal systems on the environment, HVAC, Heat Transfer, Nucleate Boiling

Teaching

  • ME 301: Thermodynamics I
  • ME 302: Thermodynamics II
  • ME 403: Mechanical Engineering Systems Laboratory

Scholarship

ProfMinute: "Entropy Earthquake"

Service

ASHRAE Advisor