Bill Schubert, Adjunct Professor, Benedictine University
William (Bill) Schubert, PE, BCEE is a civil engineer with over 40 years of experience in geo-environmental engineering, most of which occurred during his 35-year career with Waste Management, Inc. (WM) At WM, Mr. Schubert managed numerous landfill engineering, waste treatment, and renewable energy projects, developed composite liner products for landfills, and developed standard operational practices to optimize landfill gas recovery. The Governor of Illinois appointed Mr. Schubert to serve on several boards and commissions to review environmental policy in the state. Later in his career, Mr. Schubert headed landfill operations for WM, including cost control, development, and operational responsibility for WM landfills in the Midwest and Canada, as well as operational maintenance for over 275 projects. In 2016, Mr. Schubert retired from WM. He now serves as adjunct faculty at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. He also consults with Patrick Engineering in Lisle in the areas of landfill maintenance and renewable energy development.
Dr. Stefan Stefanoski, Professor of Physics and Engineering, Benedictine University
Dr. Stefan Stefanoski is an Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL since 2017. His research interests span the renewable energy technologies, particularly solar-photovoltaics and batteries. As a Carnegie postdoctoral fellow at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C., he was focused on the synthesis of materials with enhanced photovoltaic properties. As a visiting professor of renewable energy engineering and physics at the Oregon Institute of Technology in Portland, OR, Dr. Stefanoski worked on solar projects in developing countries, including Tanzania in Africa. In the period 2015-2018, he was a special adviser to the chief scientists at Xnrgi Inc., a private company in the state of Washington focused on the development of a new Li-ion battery technology. In addition to his contributions in the field of materials science, he was the liaison between Xnrgi and Argonne National Lab, and the Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology in Luxembourg. Current research activities at Benedictine U. include design and installation of solar systems in Tanzania, analysis of the solar market in the state of Illinois, and design and characterization of dye-sensitized solar cells.