ECE Seminar (ECE 2002A/ECE 8002A)

Event Details

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

11:15am - 12:05pm

Klaus Advanced Computing Building (Room 1456)

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Paul Steffes

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Event Details

Speaker: Mr. Michael Wagner -- CRB Consulting Engineers

Speaker's Title: Lead Electrical Engineer

Seminar Title: Entering the Consulting Engineering World: Personal Experience from a Georgia Tech Graduate

Whether you're going to graduate soon and will be looking for a job or if you're just interested in what it's really like transitioning from the academic world to a career in consulting engineering, this talk will cover what it is like to be an electrical engineer working in a multi-discipline consulting engineering firm. Topics will include types of building electrical systems, interfacing with other building design disciplines, typical electrical “deliverables” and engineering services and tips for getting into the business of consulting engineering.  

Speaker Bio:
Michael Wagner, PE is a senior electrical engineer with Clark, Richardson, Biskup (CRB) with over 24 years of experience in the consulting engineering industry.  Michael’s experience includes design of power distribution, lighting, fire alarm, security, voice/data, lightning protection, grounding, and emergency power supply systems for various industry sectors. Michael has worked in a multitude of industries during his career which have included life sciences, mission critical data centers, cellular telecommunications, higher education, K-12 schools, municipal, government, industrial manufacturing, aerospace, healthcare, commercial, and green energy projects. In his current position at CRB, Michael works with clients in the life sciences sector, such as pharmaceutical and biomedical industries, in developing innovative designs for manufacturing and research facilities.

Michael served in the U.S. Air Force (1984–1988) as an Autotracking Radar Repairman and is a Georgia Tech graduate (Class of ’93). He became a professional engineer in 1998 and is licensed in 10 states.  He has been involved with various construction projects at Georgia Tech including the Stephen C. Hall building renovation (2010), ARRA Stimulus Projects Campus Lighting Retrofits (2011), the Clary Theater renovation at the Student Success Center (2014) and various lab projects with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). Michael has also served as the consulting industry representative for Georgia Tech’s Consortium for Energy Efficient Thermal Management (CEETHERM), which focuses on the thermal management problems of data centers.

Last revised May 23, 2018