EnergyDegrees.org Staff Writers & Editors
EnergyDegrees.org has a team of writers, editors, and expert reviewers who contribute to many of the energy education guides on this website. Our contributors have relevant credentials, including graduate degrees (e.g., PhD in Literature) and decades of experience covering higher education.
Jeff Wheeland is an expert in clean and renewable energy and an EnergyDegrees.org writer. His 15-year career in energy has been guided by his passion for environmental sustainability and combating climate change, which includes work with nonprofits, start-ups, and major energy companies. Jeff began his career as a program manager at the Center for Sustainable Energy, and today runs his own consulting company focused on energy grants and proposals. His work continues to help organizations nationwide secure funding for clean energy initiatives.
Matt Chester writes for EnergyDegrees.org, covering energy engineering, energy management, and related subjects. Matt’s professional experience includes time spent as a consultant on energy policy issues for companies contracted to the U.S. Department of Energy; providing unique market analysis and policy insights for clients in energy, sustainability, and cleantech; and offering data-backed energy insights as a part of his company, Chester Energy & Policy.
Matt Slavin, Ph.D.
Dr. Matthew Slavin is an energy policy author for EnergyDegrees.org and an expert in clean energy. His 30+ year career touches every corner of the energy industry, from sustainable commercial development to decarbonization technology, electrification, and sustainability. He has been a contributing editor to Renewable Energy World for more than a decade and is author of a multitude of publications featured in academic and professional journals, trade publications, and major metropolitan newspapers. His book, Sustainability in America’s Cities, established a genre for understanding urban sustainability initiatives.
Subject Matter Experts
Chris Comeau is a subject matter expert for EnergyDegrees.org. A mechanical engineer and Certified Energy Manager, Chris has over 20 years of energy management experience with an expertise in energy systems and efficiency. His professional history includes applying his technical knowledge and management skills at renowned organizations such as DuPont and ECOBAT. He now works as an energy and mechanical engineer at Mid-Hudson Tech.
Clay Bryan is an energy policy expert based in Washington, DC. After earning a B.A. in Political Science from George Washington University and spending four years in various legislative roles at the U.S. House of Representatives, he completed the M.S. in Energy Policy and Climate program at Johns Hopkins University. Clay uses his energy policy knowledge to identify how federal resources can help localities reduce emissions.
Evan Lowry, Ph.D.
Evan Lowry is an energy and engineering subject matter expert for EnergyDegrees.org. As a licensed professional engineer, he has experience in the energy industry as a scientist, design engineer, and project manager. He has worked on technology development and process plant design for traditional fossil energy and renewable energy projects ranging from plant-based diesel refining to upgrading biogas and landfill gas into renewable fuel. Evan has published many peer-reviewed articles in various industry journals (Energy & Fuels, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and Chemical Engineering and Processing) and has filed several invention patents for energy-related technologies.
Innocent Enyekwe, Ph.D.
Innocent is an energy management and engineering subject matter expert for EnergyDegrees.org. He has experience in the energy industry as a research scientist and design engineer. His work includes utilizing artificial intelligence to design and develop controllers for energy management and renewable energy technologies. Innocent has published peer-reviewed articles in reputable journals and also presented some of his research results at various recognized conferences worldwide (North America Power Symposium, International Federation of Automatic Control, and International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Electronics).
L. Andrew Gish, PhD, PE
L. Andrew Gish received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering from MIT. He served for 30 years in a number of roles in the U.S. Navy, including submarine officer, diving and salvage officer, and shipyard project manager. From 2013 to present, he served as an Associate Professor of Ocean Engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy. His research and teaching interests and expertise include ocean renewable energy, underwater vehicles, hydrodynamics, and fluid-structure interaction.
Ms. Yehudis Gottesfeld is a sustainable energy expert for EnergyDegrees.org. As a leader in sustainable energy, Ms. Gottesfeld holds an M.S. in Earth and Environmental Engineering from Columbia University, where she taught graduate students and pioneered research for sustainable energy technology materials. In her role as a research and technology development consultant in New York City, Ms. Gottesfeld excels in coordinating and modeling environmental impacts and developing technologies for diverse ventures.