William C. Quinlan
Bill graduated with honors from MTU in 1988 with a B.S. in Geological Engineering. Following graduation, he began his oil and gas career with Terra Energy Limited in Traverse City, Michigan. As Senior Production Engineer, he developed novel gas lift techniques which became industry standards for Antrim Shale gas production. In 1997, he joined Jordan Exploration Company, LLC, continuing a focus on the development of unconventional hydrocarbon reservoirs as well as renewable energy projects. Bill has also worked in partnership with the MTU Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences since 1994 to conduct and coauthor several oil and gas research projects directed through the US Department of Energy.
Bill is a Licensed Professional Engineer, Chairman of the Northern Michigan Society of Petroleum Engineers, and member of the Michigan Oil and Gas Association.
Samuel B. Treves
Sam received his B.S. in Geological Engineering from Michigan in Tech in 1951. He then went on to earn an M.S. in Geology from the University of Idaho in 1953 and a Ph.D. in Geology from Ohio State University in 1959. He was also a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship to New Zealand between 1953 and 1954. After completing his Ph.D., Sam began a life-long academic career at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While here held positions including instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, full professor, and chair of the geology department; he was also an associate dean, and director/co-director of the snow and ice research group. His research and publications encompassed research in Antarctica, Greenland, New Zealand, Canada, Michigan, and the basement rocks of Nebraska. Although Sam has retired now, he is still teaching optical mineralogy for the University.
In addition to receiving numerous honors and awards, Sam is a fellow of the Geological Society of America, the American Mineralogical Society, and the American Geophysical Union.