Dr. William Gillis, an adjunct instructor at Missouri University of Science and Technology and managing engineer in the planning, design, and construction department at the University of Missouri-Columbia, was named the 2015 Outstanding Professional Engineer in Education by the St. Louis Chapter of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers.
The award will be presented during an awards banquet in St. Louis on Feb. 27.
Gillis earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and a Ph.D. in engineering management from Missouri S&T. He also holds an MBA from Webster University.
He is a registered Professional Engineer in Missouri, a certified project management professional, a certified professional engineering manager, a LEED AP with specialization in Building Design and Construction, and a Qualified Commissioning Process Provider.
Gillis spent eight years as an engineer in industry and manufacturing working for top companies in their industries, then returned to Missouri S&T as a design engineer for the design and construction management department.
Gillis has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in building systems, environmental controls, management of construction costs, project management, and practical concepts for technical managers. He serves as the advisor for the ASHRAE student chapter at S&T and the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) student chapter at the University of Missouri.
Gillis has authored two book chapters, three conference papers, and was awarded 2nd place – Outstanding Student Paper at both the ASEM International Annual Conference 2012 and the IIE Annual Conference 2013.
Gillis served in the Army from 1995-2003. He is a member of the American Legion and Sons of the American Revolution.