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FE/EIT Review Course Instructors

Mounir Khatib, MS, PE, PMP
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Mr. Khatib is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas with experience spanning fourteen years and multiple disciplines. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and CompTIA Network+ certified. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, in electrical engineering and biomedical engineering, minor in mathematics from The Johns Hopkins University. He also has a Master of Science in Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering, also from The Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Khatib has designed and deployed wireless systems from VHF to Microwave from frequency analysis to determining power specifications to specifying HVAC systems. He has also developed and deployed several IT systems, from networks and infrastructure, to architecture and applications. In terms of training experience, Mr. Khatib has authored and taught several technical courses at the professional level, including graduate level labs, across multiple modalities, including instructor led/in-person, virtual/teleconference, and written training. Apart from his professional pursuits, Mr. Khatib enjoys electronics, automation, and woodworking.

What Past Students Have to Say:

"I am really grateful to you and I really appreciate the effort that you spent with us during the course."

"I'll be registering for the PE PPI course next spring. Again, Thank you!!! You are an awesome coach."

James Mirabile, PE
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James A. Mirabile obtained his BSEE from Drexel University and a Master’s Degree in Administrative Science from the Johns Hopkins University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Maryland. In his 32 years with Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, Mr. Mirabile has held various technical and leadership positions.

Mr. Mirabile is a senior member of IEEE and IEEE Power and Energy Society, a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, Maryland Society of Professional Engineers, and the United States Green Building Council – Maryland Chapter. He is currently Northeast Vice Chair of NSPE’s Professional Engineers in Industry. He is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), Certified in Power Quality (CPQ), and a LEED AP O+M.

Mr. Mirabile was named IEEE Power and Energy Society – Baltimore Chapter’s 2011 Outstanding Engineer.” In 2018, he will become President of Maryland Society of Professional Engineers.

Dennis Dahlquist, MS, PE
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Dennis Dahlquist has taught electrical PE and the Fundamentals of Engineering exam review courses for PPI for many years. A licensed electrical engineer in California, Dennis has spent more than a decade in professional practice as a consultant in product design and development, rapid prototype design, and system design and analysis. In addition to teaching PE and FE courses, he has taught electrical engineering courses at the university and junior college levels. He is active in the IEEE, the National Society of Professional Engineers, and the California Society of Professional Engineers, for which he currently serves as vice president. He has published several papers on engineering and how to pass the professional licensing exams. Dennis earned bachelor of science and master of science degrees in electrical engineering at California State University, Sacramento.


What Past Students Have to Say:

"Dennis was able to bring a bit of levity to an otherwise very stressed out audience. I appreciated the way he kept the class moving and not allow any one person to interfere with the pace."

"I absolutely enjoyed the class. The instructor Dennis was fantastic, a wealth of knowledge, and very easy to talk with."

"Dennis was very personable and helped build confidence in his students. He had great tricks and tips."

Arthur Chianello, MS, PE
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Anthony Darmiento, PE
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Anthony Darmiento has taught undergraduate mechanical engineering courses as a graduate assistant, and has been teaching Fundamentals of Engineering since 2014. Anthony has over 20 years of experience working as a marine and industrial engineer. His interest includes reliability and maintainability in facility design and operation, as well as assisting small firms with research and development. He earned masters of science degrees in marine engineering and industrial engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He is a professional engineer in mechanical engineering.

Jerry Maffia, DE, MBA
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Jerry Maffia is a professor of chemical engineering at Manhattan College. After 20 years as a process engineer and manager in the petrochemicals industry, Jerry joined Widener University in the fall of 1992 as Chairman of the Department of Chemical Engineering. Prof. Maffia has broad research interests in environmental, energy and biotechnology areas. A specific research topic is the development of technologies based on the water retention properties of unraveled bovine hide collagen. At Widener, Prof. Maffia founded the Collagen Research Group, which has involved more than 300 students, industrial and government researchers and faculty colleagues. In 2010, Prof. Maffia retired from Widener as Emeritus Professor. In 2010, Prof. Maffia joined his Alma Mater, Manhattan College, as Professor of Chemical Engineering.

Prof. Maffia is an active consultant in chemical and bio-based processes, and is an associate of several consulting firms. He has offered short courses and training seminars on process engineering and related topics at sites around the world on six continents. A frequent volunteer for a variety of community and outreach activities, Prof. Maffia has also served on Meals on Wheels in Newtown Square, PA for the past 20 years. In 2008, Prof. Maffia established a student chapter of Engineers Without Borders at Widener University. He is now involved in service projects for potable water supply in Haiti, Kenya, and the Philippines through Manhattan College. Recently, Prof. Maffia has reestablished the collagen research group at Manhattan College and has initiated research projects with NASA, L'Oreal, ARK and the USDA.

Juan Ramirez, PhD, PE
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Dr. Juan Ramirez is a mechanical engineer, and as such, he performs scientific investigations of fires and explosions in industrial, commercial, and residential settings. Dr. Ramirez specializes in the investigation of failures associated with equipment that transports, uses, handles, or stores gases and liquids. He holds a Ph.D from the University of Iowa and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Illinois.


Civil PE Review Course Instructors

Abdul Siraj, PE
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Abdul Siraj, PE is the founder of EngineeringExamples.net, an online platform dedicated to helping engineers through step-by-step design and analysis examples. Prior to starting EngineeringExamples.net, he worked for over 5 years as a structural engineer designing offshore and subsea structures in the oil and gas sector. He earned both his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and master's degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Houston. Abdul is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas.


Richard Austin, PE, SE
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Richard Austin, PE, SE is a registered Professional Engineer in Arizona, California, Texas, Louisiana, and Hawaii as well as a registered Structural Engineer in California. He graduated from California Polytechnic University Pomona with a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering. He has over thirteen years of experience in the design and detailing of structural projects related to the treatment and storage of water, wastewater, and oil. He has experience in reinforced concrete, masonry, structural steel, and wood frame design and construction for a variety of building and infrastructure projects. He currently works as a structural engineer for Superior Tank Company, Inc., a manufacturer of steel tanks for the storage of water, oil, and other products. Richard is involved with standards development as a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA D103-09) Standard for Factory-Coated Bolted Carbon Steel Tank for Water Storage Revision Task Force.


Elena Badilla, PE, MCE
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Elena Badilla, PE earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from California State University–Northridge (CSUN) and a Master of Civil Engineering from Norwich University. She currently works as a survey engineer on a 10-mile segmental bridge project in Hawai’i. She has over six years of experience in construction engineering, surveying, hydrology and hydraulics, geometry control and site development for residential, commercial and public works projects. Elena holds a professional engineer license in the State of California.

Alfredo Cely, PE, MSEM
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Alfredo Cely, PE, MSEM, is a Civil Engineer that has managed Transportation, Land Development, Water Resources and Aviation projects from planning to construction. For the past 14 years he has been responsible for several land development and transportation projects in the Tampa Bay Area, throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is a licensed Civil Engineer in Florida, Texas and Ecuador. Most recently, Alfredo has been focused in assisting state and local agencies in improving the safety of our transportation network.

At the University of South Florida, Alfredo serves as an instructor for the Transportation sections of the P.E. Exam Preparation Courses hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Alfredo is a member of ASCE’s Street and Highway Operations Committee and is an associate member of the Aviation Planning and Operations Committee. At the national level, Alfredo helps several of the Transportation Research Board Committees and is currently involved in the following committees: Low Volume Roads; Hydrology, Hydraulics and Water Quality; Pedestrian Safety; and Bicycle Transportation. Alfredo served as the Chair of the local ASCE Transportation and Development Institute group during its first two years (2012-2014). The Florida West Coast Chapter of the ASCE has recognized Alfredo’s commitment to the profession and our community honoring him with the Young Engineer of the Year Award in 2014.

Morgan Griffith, PE
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Morgan Griffith is a civil engineer with Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, where he specializes in non-linear structural analysis, performance-based design and assessment of structures, earthquake engineering, and soil-structure interaction. Prior to joining Exponent, he worked as a geotechnical engineer in the Netherlands, a design engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area, and as a graduate student instructor for a civil engineering materials course at the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Griffith has a bachelor of science degree in civil and environmental engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a master of science degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.


What Past Students Have to Say:

"Morgan was an absolutely ideal instructor. Had I been fortunate enough to have instructors like him during my schooling, I could only imagine the possibilities. Because of him, I believe I scored a comfortable 37/40 on the morning portion of the exam."

"Morgan was very detailed and concise when he taught the lessons. He was very knowledgeable and made the classes interesting."

"Great at reviewing old "forgotten" topics that I have learned about but did not remember how to do anymore. Gave great tips on approaching a problem too."

Andy Richardson, PE
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Andy Richardson, PE, has more than 17 years of professional experience in structural and civil engineering. Richardson graduated magna cum laude from Clemson University with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering and a minor in environmental science. In 2003, he passed the Civil PE exam, and in 2005, he passed the Structural I PE exam. He began his career at a civil and structural engineering firm, designing water, sewer, and drainage systems for small municipalities, then focused his expertise to the structural design of concrete, steel, masonry, and timber. In 2009, Richardson launched Structural Innovations, LLC, a structural engineering consulting company. Since 2012, Richardson has taught civil review courses for PPI, where he has used his education, professional skills, knowledge of codes, and passion for engineering to help more than 1,000 students prepare for their Civil PE exam.

What Past Students Have to Say:

"Andy was personable and easy to watch, and was strong in water resources and structural analysis. Overall, he did a great job, and the motivational speeches were appreciated."

"Andy provided good insight into the exam and the general approach/strategy for taking the exam."

"Andy was enthusiastic about the PE exam. He always had a positive attitude about our prospects. He offered up great tips on how to stay motivated and was very knowledgeable about the topics."

"Andy was very professional and helpful throughout the entire course. He answered questions directly and was readily available to assist students whether it be via classroom interaction or on the online forum. He is knowledgeable in the subject matter and provided helpful tips and guides for taking the exam."

Kenneth Wasserman, PE
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Kenneth Wasserman, PE is a Project Manager and structural engineer in the Transportation and Infrastructure Group within STV Incorporated currently working as a Deputy Project Manager for a 36 kilometer Light Rail Transit expansion project in Ottawa, Ontario. He has been responsible for structural design projects for clients including NJ Transit, South Jersey Transportation Authority, Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, as well as Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. He began his career working on the structural design of environmental structures for Hatch Mott MacDonald. He holds a professional engineering license in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania as well as a Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University. His specialties include the design and rehabilitation of structures for hurricane and flood loading. He is active within the American Society of Civil Engineers' Young Members Group as well as a member of the American Concrete Institute.


Electrical PE Review Course Instructors

Bobby Rauf, PE, CEM, MBA
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Mr. Bobby Rauf received a BS in Electrical Engineering, with honors, from NC State University, Raleigh, NC, USA. He earned an Executive MBA degree from Pfeiffer University Misenheimer, NC, USA. Mr. Rauf is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of North Carolina. Mr. Rauf is a Certified Energy Manager. He is a published author of multiple engineering and energy books and professional development courses for engineers, professional engineers, technicians and technical managers. Mr. Rauf holds a patent in process controls technology. He is certified to instruct various Engineering, Ergonomics, Industrial Safety and Manufacturing Courses. He has conducted engineering and manufacturing professional development and certification training in the United States, The United Kingdom, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Netherlands, and Ukraine over the past ten years.

Mr. Rauf instructs PDH (Professional Development Hour) and continuing education engineering skill building courses through webinars, live on-site presentations, pre-recorded audio, and self-study texts. Some of his major clients include Texas A&M University, Saudi Aramco – KSA, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, McNeese University, Lamar University, Clemson University, Association of Energy Engineers, EPIC College - Canada; US Bureau of Reclamation, BHP Billiton, PDH Engineers, CED, and PDH Source. Mr. Rauf is an Adjunct Professor at Gardner-Webb University. In that capacity he has instructed undergraduate and graduate business administration classes since 1989.

Mr. Rauf is also a developer and instructor of Fundamentals of Engineering (E.I.T or F.E.) and Professional Engineering (PE) courses designed to prepare engineers for Professional Engineering Licensure State Board Examinations. He instructs these courses through Professional Publications Inc. and Clemson University, in the United Sates, and the Middle East.

Mr. Rauf has served as a Senior Staff Engineer at PPG Industries, Inc. since 1981. His responsibilities have included management of energy and ergonomics programs for multiple manufacturing plants, in the US and overseas. He has also provided Consultation and Training Services in Energy, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Safety, Ergonomics, and Arc Flash Arena. Mr. Rauf’s extensive engineering, design, project management, program and process management experience includes: energy and utilities management, energy audits/assessments, plant maintenance, electrical power, electrical controls, manufacturing automation, HVAC audits, industrial safety and ergonomics.

Gregg Wagener, MS, PE
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Gregg Wagener has taught several Electrical PE exam and FE exam review courses for PPI. Gregg has also worked for PPI on several writing and technical review projects for PE exam and FE exam products. Gregg has served as an electrical engineering and fundamentals advisor for PPI's online discussion forums. Gregg is a licensed electrical engineer in California. He has worked as an electronics engineer for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, CA, performing in-service and development engineering for the Navy's air defense missiles and writing manuals for Navy personnel. He holds a bachelor of science degree in physics from the University of New Mexico and a master of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California.


What Past Students Have to Say:

"I liked the amount of experience he had in preparing students for the PE Electrical Power Exam and his attentiveness to the course forum."

"I enjoyed his depth of knowledge and the extra materials related to sections."

"I thought he was very knowledgeable and well spoken. He was very interesting and funny."

John Peterson, PE
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Mr. Peterson is a technical program engineering manager with HP Critical Facilities Services and professional engineering consultant specializing in mission critical facility efficiency. He is a speaker, technical author and an ASHRAE distinguished lecturer on energy and sustainability techniques for data centers. Mr. Peterson has provided technical and application support surrounding the many systems and needs for the modernization and optimization of data centers. He is a licensed professional engineer, certified energy manager, a registered project management professional with PMI, and a LEED accredited professional, all in good standing. His continued involvement with the many industry leaders has helped to cross boundaries between IT, facilities, sustainability, and reliability.


Environmental PE Review Course Instructors

Hemanth Kumar, PhD, PE
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Dr. Hemanth Kumar is a Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Dr. Kumar has Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Civil Engineering. He has collaborated and interacted extensively on various projects with personnel from Federal, State, County and Private Agencies. Dr. Kumar has authored several technical papers, reports and manuals, and has presented his work at National and International conferences. Dr. Kumar is a recipient of many awards including cooperator of the year award by Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District for his work on BMPs, LIDs and Environmental Education for children. Dr. Kumar does volunteer work during his free time.

Dr. Kumar currently works as a Chief Engineer for Infrastructure and Environmental division of FCPS. He is also a Civil/Structural/Environmental Engineering Consultant and Adjunct Professor in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Dr. Kumar served as a Program Manager for Federal/State mandated MS4 initiative among many other challenging positions in the past.


What Past Students Have to Say:

"Dr. Kumar was always willing to go the extra mile for any of the participants. The course forum was constantly flooded with links to information that were very helpful. The homework that was created really helped entertain the concepts that were reviewed each week."

"He was friendly and very knowledgeable."

"The information was well presented and fast paced."

Kunal Patel, PhD, PE
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Dr. Kunal Patel is an Environmental Engineer working for NJ State. He has 15 years of work experience in programs for water quality, stormwater, floodplain analysis, & teaching. Currently he is working as a project manager for engineering studies in co-ordination with FEMA and multiple engineering firms. He has taught courses such as Environmental Engineering, Solid Waste Management, Fluid Mechanics, and Sustainable Engineering at several colleges as an Adjunct Professor. He received his doctoral degree from the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Rutgers University. He is a Professional Engineer licensed in New Jersey and a Certified Floodplain Manager. Kunal is excited to join PPI in its mission to help you pass your PE exam.



Mechanical PE Review Course Instructors

Paul Anderson, MS, PE
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Paul Anderson has tutored and lectured for college level courses in Physics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, and Heat Transfer. In graduate school, he was also a Teaching Assistant for upper division mechanical engineering courses in Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer. Paul has over 20 years of experience as a mechanical engineer in the fields of nuclear power generation, semiconductor processing, ink jet printing, flow instrumentation, and environmental / NOx reduction. He holds a bachelor of science degree in nuclear engineering from Oregon State University and a master of science degree in mechanical engineering also from Oregon State University. Paul passed the Mechanical PE Thermal and Fluids Systems exam and is very familiar with the new exam specifications.

Mathew Sadoff, PE, NEBB TAB CP, CPMP
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Mr. Sadoff is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of New York. He is a Certified Professional in Testing, Adjusting, & Balancing (TAB CP) with the NEBB organization. Also, he is a certified commissioning agent with ASHRAE as a Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP) and Associate Commissioning Professional (ACP) with the BCA. Mr. Sadoff holds a B.E. in Marine-Mechanical Engineering and a 3rd Assistant Engineer’s License in Steam, Motor, and Gas Turbine Vessels from Suny Maritime College. He has experience in project management, commissioning, testing, adjusting, & balancing (TAB), sound testing, vibration testing, building envelope testing, HVAC testing, electrical testing, plumbing testing, fire protection testing, security testing, planning & design, codes and standards, special inspections, operations & maintenance, factory testing, system optimization, energy management and measurement & verification in the construction industry. Mr. Sadoff currently works as a Project Manager with Colliers International providing commissioning services to his clients in healthcare facilities, universities, schools, government, corporate facilities, and high end residential facilities. He is a member of ASHRAE, NEBB, and BCA and a corresponding member of the ASHRAE Testing, Adjusting, & Balancing Technical Committee.

Richard Davis, MS
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Richard Davis retired as a principal engineer for the Nuclear Energy Division of General Electric (GENE), where he has worked for more than 24 years in a range of research and development positions. He has been an instructor for PPI for many years. He has published several papers in technical journals pertaining to his research activities at GE. He earned bachelor of science and master of science degrees in material science from the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of California at Davis and performed postgraduate studies at Stanford University.


What Past Students Have to Say:

"Richard Davis was experienced, extremely knowledgeable and really knew the areas where to focus on studying for the exam."

"Mr. Davis was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. He explained the material very clearly and was responsive to participants’ questions. His real world examples were spot on and helped to clarify certain materials/topics. I am very glad that I had Mr. Davis as my course instructor."

"He tried to keep the material interesting. Above all, he focused on what will actually be most necessary for the exam."

"Richard was organized, detailed, and brought lots of experience about the test to light. He helped hone in on what we needed to focus on and what was not as important. With the wide array of information that the test can cover, this was very helpful."

Raymond M. Burynski, Jr., PE
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Mr. Burynski holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Applied Mechanics from Lehigh University. As a graduate student, he performed research related to corrosion fatigue of aerospace aluminum alloys. The results of this work were presented in an ASME publication on structural integrity of aging aircraft. After graduation he was employed by a leading supplier of heavy industrial machinery, working within the organization’s various R&D and New Product Development groups. These positions took him to several locations across the globe as he designed and analyzed diverse equipment and processes. Since 2003 he has been an independent consultant and started Tripod Innovation. His practice areas include Machine Design, Finite Element Analysis, and New Product Development. He holds three patents and continues to work both as a practicing engineer and provider of engineering education.

Ray currently resides in upstate NY with his wife and three children. In addition to spending time with his family, Ray volunteers for a variety of youth programs and enjoys running, cooking, and the occasional pick-up soccer game.


David Olivero, MS, PE
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Mr. Olivero is a licensed Professional Engineer (Mechanical) in the state of Colorado, where he has worked for over two decades. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University, where he interned as a Machine Design instructor. He also has a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis on Materials Science, from Colorado State University, where he was a Research Associate at the Composite Materials, Manufacture and Structures Laboratory and where he designed and fabricated his own composite bicycle. He has extensive industry experience designing hardware, components, assemblies and processes for computer hard disc drives and solid state drives, and holds several patents. His favorite part of being a manager is sharing his passion and knowledge with a new generation of engineers. When not working on interesting engineering problems, David loves to garden, make furniture and explore the mountains of SW Colorado.


Nebojsa Sebastijanovic, PE, PhD
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Dr. Sebastijanovic is a registered professional mechanical engineer in the state of California. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from McNeese State University and a Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering at University of California, Santa Barbara. He has experience in the analysis, design, and optimization of various aerospace, industrial, and commercial systems and components. Dr. Sebastijanovic is currently working as an assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Milwaukee School of Engineering. He is a member of ASME, AIAA, NSPE, and ASEE.


What Past Students Have to Say:

“Thank you very much! Our professor (Neb) was great in how he structured his class and office hours, and provided many problems during class that were of similar difficulty to what was given on the test. After taking the exam I felt that I was very prepared in all of the major subjects.”

“Your course motivated me and taught me everything I needed to pass the PE exam. Very much appreciated.”

“I PASSED and I know that your instruction played a crucial part in achieving this goal. Thank you very much for your patience working with us and for sharing your knowledge.”

“Thank you again for taking the time to teach the PPI class. I really don't think I would have passed without the class.”

“Thank you so much in helping me pass my FE exam. Couldn't do it without your help!”

“I liked his availability and flexibility in answering random questions during Office Hours.”

“I liked the fact that Neb offered us timed problems, as there would be on the test.”

Jun Xu, PE, PhD
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Dr. Xu is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas. He has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, a Master’s degree in Thermal Engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China; and a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in Beijing, China. Previously, Jun was an Assistant Professor at Tuskegee University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of California at Davis, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in Beijing, China. He also has industry experience as a Product Development Engineer at EuroMed, Inc. in New York, New York. His practice areas include heat transfer, fluid dynamics, and renewable energy systems. He is currently working as an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering and Computer Science at Tarleton State University. He enjoys running, cycling, and reading in his spare time.


Chemical PE Review Course Instructors

L. Adam Williamson, PE
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L. Adam Williamson is a registered professional engineer in the states of Connecticut and Georgia with inactive registrations in Pennsylvania and Oklahoma. He is a Senior Process Engineer with Studsvik Inc., where he specializes in thermal oxidation and volume reduction of both nuclear and non-nuclear wastes. Prior to joining Studsvik, he spent two years designing thermal oxidizer systems for John Zink and eight years designing fluidized bed boilers for Alstom Power (now GE). Adam holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute along with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering and Physics from Clarkson University.

Corey Leclerc, PE, PhD
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Corey Leclerc is a registered professional engineer in the state of New Mexico. He is an associate professor of chemical engineering. He currently teaches the two semester senior design sequence. Previously, he has taught: energy & material balances, engineering thermodynamics, chemical reaction engineering, unit operations lab, heat & mass transfer, and junior (product) design in the core areas as well as catalyst characterization and colloids as technical electives. He carries out research in catalyst synthesis & characterization and reactor engineering & design for natural gas and biofuel conversion to make hydrogen. He has authored 17 papers on these topics. Before graduate school, he sent a summer as an engineer for Masonite Corporation who made compressed fiber boards for white board backings, glass packing, concrete dividers, and construction material. Corey received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maine and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Minnesota both in chemical engineering.


California Civil Seismic & Surveying Review Course Instructors

Vladimir Calugaru, PhD
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Vladimir Calugaru, PhD has 7 years of research experience and more than 4 years of consulting experience in earthquake engineering, structural engineering, and risk assessment with InfraTerra, Inc. He specializes in earthquake resistant design, numerical analysis, and reliability assessment of complex structures and infrastructure systems. His graduate research at the University of California, Berkeley has focused on seismically isolated structures, particularly liquid storage tanks and tall buildings, and has resulted in more than ten publications. Dr. Calugaru’s project experience includes probabilistic risk assessment, linear and non-linear dynamic analysis, numerical impact modeling, soil-structure interaction analysis, retrofit design, seismic review of structures, and analysis of civil infrastructure. He an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Structural Engineering Association of California (SEAOC).

Structural Engineering (SE) Review Course Instructors

Ian Riley, PE, SE
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Ian Riley, PE, SE is a young professional engineer in the state of Maine and is employed as a structural engineer at a multi-discipline engineer consulting firm. Despite the relatively short eight years that Ian has spent in the field, he has an extremely diverse background in structural design. His experience includes: pulp and paper industrial engineering, structural collapse investigations, residential medium-rise building design, wood structural design, below grade precast concrete utility structures, steel building design, masonry wall design, long-span precast box culverts, industrial crane and monorail design, aluminum structures, storage mezzanine design, and much more. Ian has always been active online helping other SE exam takers and other engineers through internet forums and as a guest writer for engineering websites. As a strong proponent of the 16-hour structural engineering exam and structural engineering licensure he's looking forward to working with PPI to allow others to successfully complete the structural engineering exam. 
Nathan Rosencranz, PE, SE
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Nathan Rosencranz, PE, SE is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Massachusetts and a licensed structural engineer in the state of Illinois. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Columbia University. He has 9 years of experience in structural engineering working on projects ranging from the Manhattan Bridge, to Madison Square Garden, to single span girder bridges, to temporary structure and gantry design. He currently works as a structural engineer with Gill Engineering Associates. He is a member of ASCE, SEI, BSCES, and he sits on the SEI Boston Executive Committee. 
David Fortin, PE, SE
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David Fortin, PE, SE is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Connecticut as well as a licensed structural engineer in the state of Illinois. He received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He currently works as an independent consultant via his structural engineering firm, Fortin Engineering. David specializes in vertical construction, with past projects including everything from single-family residences to hospitals, museums, and high-rises. He’s an active member of ASCE, BSCES, and SEI.
David Connor, PE, SE
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David Connor, PE, SE is currently a structural engineer for Haines, Gipson, and Associates in Lawrenceville, Georgia and resides in Greenville, SC with his wife, Amy. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, structural emphasis, from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, structural and geotechnical emphasis, from the University of South Carolina. He has been a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Georgia since 2002, and passed the 16-hour NCEES Structural ngineering (SE) Exam in 2014 on his first try. He is registered as a PE in other states as well, and a registered SE in Illinois.

His structural engineering experience is primarily with buildings; however, his firm has performed the structural engineering for numerous bridges. He has performed structural engineering for buildings located across the U.S. including areas with high seismic activity and prone to high wind loads. He has designed buildings using all of the modern construction materials including steel, reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, masonry, and timber. Most buildings he has worked are supported by conventional spread footing foundations, but he has also worked on buildings requiring deep foundations and ground improvement. The types of buildings he has worked on include retail, institutional, and industrial facilities.

David’s goal for this course is to help each of the students not only learn the structural engineering subjects required for the SE exam, but also give them tips to help them during the exam to work effectively and efficiently.

Derek Pham, PE, SE
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Derek Pham, PE, SE is a licensed civil and structural engineer in the state of California. He received his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering (structural emphasis) from University of California, Irvine and a master of science degree in structural engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Derek has more than 10 years of structural engineering experience working for both public agencies and engineering consultants. Some notable projects that Derek worked on include the Gigafactory in Nevada as Tesla's only internal structural engineer and a $200M seismic improvement project for a water treatment plant adjacent to the San Andreas fault.