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Dr. Isaac  Slaven

Dr. Isaac Slaven

Assistant Professor

Office: 3130 - Klehm Hall
Phone: 217-581-7259
Email: islaven@eiu.edu

Frequently Taught Courses

Energy Technology
Renewable Energy Systems
Machine Design
Safety
Research in Technology

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, Forestry and Natural Resources
     Dissertation: Technology Transfer for Improved Utilization of Wood Waste in the Central Hardwood Region
Master of Science, Purdue University, College of Technology
Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, Wood Products Manufacturing Technology

Professional Organizations

ATMAE: The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering
AWEA: The American Wind Energy Association

Publications

Slaven, I. & Dennis, E. (2012). Developing a Wind Turbine Safety Course for Wind Technician Training Programs. Professional Safety: The Journal of the American Society of Safety Engineers, February, 44-49.

Schauer, D., Slaven, I. & Roberson, G. (2011). Clean Energy As a Platform for Interdisciplinary Collaboration at a Technology Driven Institution. JIT: Journal of Industrial Technology, 27(2).

Slaven, I., Haviarová, E., & Cassens, D. (2011). Properties of Wood Waste Stored for Energy Production. Purdue Extension ID-421-W, Bioenergy Series. Available at http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/ID/ID-421-W.pdf.

Quesada-Pineda, H., Haviarová, E., & Slaven, I. (2009). A Value Stream Mapping Analysis of Selected Wood Products Companies in Central America. Journal of Forest Products Business Research, 6.  Available at http://www.forestprod.org/jfpbr-online.html.

Šimek, M., Haviarová, E., Slaven, I. (2008). Tuhost a únosnost excentrického kování u rohových nábytkových spojů [Trans: Cam Connector Stiffness and Load Capacity of Furniture Corner Joints]. In Nábytok 2008. DF, TU vo Zvolene: TU vo Zvolene, s. 1-10., ISBN 978-80-228-1839-1 [Conference in Zvolene, Slovokia].

Slaven, I., Haviarova, E, & Ileleji, K (2008). Sources of wood and wood residues for bioenergy production in Indiana.Industrial Biotechnology, (4)1, 64-66. [Reprinted from 2007 extension publication.]

Conference Presentations

November 2011, Association of Technology Management and Engineering Technology Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH: Managing a High Risk Laboratory as a Learning Opportunity

November 2011, Association of Technology Management and Engineering Technology Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH: Simulating a Biofuel Production Internship in an On-Campus Environment

March 2011, National Partnership for Environmental Technology Education, Knoxville, TN: Integrating Safety throughout a Wind Turbine Technician Training Program

October 2010, Association of Technology Management and Engineering Technology Annual Conference, Panama City Beach, FL: Developing an Effective Wind Turbine Technician Safety Program.

June 2009, Forest Products Society International Conference Technical Forums; Boise, ID: A Value Stream Mapping Analysis of Selected Wood Products Companies in Central America.

June 2008, Forest Products Society International Conference Technical Forums; St. Louis, MO: A Supply Chain Management Approach to Integrating Wood into Bioenergy Production in Indiana.

June 2007, Forest Products Society International Conference Technical Session Presentations; Knoxville, TN: Exploring the Feasibility of Indiana Wood Waste as a Feedstock for Ethanol Production.

June 2007, Forest Products Society International Conference Technical Forums; Knoxville, TN: Exploring the Use of Indiana’s Logging Residues for Bioenergy Production.

June 2007, Society of Wood Science and Technology Annual Convention Technical Forum; Knoxville, TN: A Methodology for Analyzing the Availability of Indiana’s Wood Residue as a Bioenergy Feedstock.

May 2007, Purdue University Center for Advanced Manufacturing Technical Forum; West Lafayette, IN: Feasibility of Using Logging Residue as a Biomass Feedstock.

Funding & Grants

SAIL (Study Abroad and International Learning) Grant: Principle Investigator with Dr. Edie Schmidt, Purdue University College of Technology. $6,000 grant for development of a sustainable program for international study. Additional funding was awarded for a total of $10,000 in funding for the project.

Battery Technician:Key personnel. Award for $150,000 grant to create a concentration for battery technicians at Ivy Tech Community College at Lafayette.

Electric Vehicle: Key Personnel. Grant for a $7,000,000 project with Purdue University, Notre Dame University, Indiana University and Purdue University at Indianapolis, and Ivy Tech Community College at Lafayette for development of consortium of research and application in the development of electric vehicle technologies. Ivy Tech segment: $1,200,000

Smart Grids:Key Personnel. Grant for $4,700,000 project with multiple institutions for overall “smart grid” development in Indiana. Collaboration with Purdue University and Ivy Tech

Agriscience and Technology Education CenterCollaboration in Agriculture-Based Renewable Energy and Sustainable Energy in Denmark. Funding to do research and mentor two students in various renewable and sustainable energy sites in Denmark. Approximate funding total for Ivy Tech segment: $15,500

National Science Foundation:Key Personnel. Grant on developing curriculum and research on biomass renewable energy at Eastern Illinois University. $199,441. 

Community

ATMAE Student Chapter, Faculty Advisor
Lincoln, Stevenson, Douglas Residence Halls Faculty Fellow



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