"...government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth." -- Abraham Lincoln (Gettysburg Address)

"Very great good has been and will be accomplished by associations or unions of wage-workers." -- Theodore Roosevelt

Welcome to my home page! This fascinating page, and it's links, contain a wealth of information. Some of the items are work related, and some of them are non-work related.

If you need to contact me further, you can find me in the following ways:


Work Address:

Mechanical Engineering Department
PO Box 784
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0784

Phone: (414) 229-4671
Fax:(414) 229-6958

First, you can learn more about me. By the way, that is a picture of me to the right.

Learn About John Reisel

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I have two books available for purchase. The first book is "Principles of Engineering Thermodynamics". This is a textbook for undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Thermodynamics courses, and presents a significantly different way of teaching and learning Thermodynamics.

The second book is entitled "Passing the Students' Test: Simple Techniques for Becoming a Good Engineering or Science Teacher". The purpose of the book is to help college engineering and science faculty who are struggling as teachers to better understand some of the things that are often expected of teachers by their students. The book provides many suggestions for how to better improve the students' experience without expending a large amount of time. It is available for purchase through this website.

Below are some work related links. The first site takes you to info on our NSF FORTE project. The second site will take you to a web page for one of the research and educational facilities I direct or co-direct.


Energy Conversion Efficiency Research Facility

The next link is for the project involving the development of the Thermal Engineering Technology Laboratory.

Thermal Engineering Technology Laboratory

The next set of links will take you to some fun things that I've decided to put on the web. Included is my popular Milwaukee area golf guide, and some photographs I've taken over the years. The Vacation picture of the "week" changes roughly every week, so you will want to check it out often.

John's Milwaukee Golf Guide

UWM Golf League

Vacation Picture of the Week

Glendale, WI Silo Destruction Pictures

Finally, the links below take you to some other good sites on the Internet.

Subway Navigator

If you have any comments or suggestions for this page, please do not hesitate to let me know. Thanks for stopping by!

Last Updated: October 1, 2015

John Robert Reisel