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Daniel Sisk


Math & Computer Science

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Phone: (509) 865-8561

Ext: 5411


Courses Taught

  • Innovation in Design
  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Developmental Algebra

Education and Degrees

Master's Degree: Master of Science — Major: Electrical Engineering — Location: Washington State University
Bachelor's Degree: Bachelor of Science — Major: Physics — Minor: Math — Cum Laude — Location: Washington State University
Washington State Teaching Certificate: Alternative Pathways to Teaching — Location: Central Washington University

Professional Experience

Position: Engineering Instructor
Start Date: 2016 End Date: Current
Company: Heritage University — Toppenish, WA

Position: Science Teacher
Start Date: 2014 End Date: 2016
Company: Pasco High School — Pasco, WA

Position: Technical Group Manager, Instrument Development Laboratory
Start Date: 2006 End Date: 2013
Company: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory — Richland, WA

Position: Program Manager, Instrument Testing and Research Program
Start Date: 2004 End Date: 2006
Company: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory — Richland, WA

Position: Senior Research Scientist IV
Start Date: 1985 End Date: 2004
Company: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Energy and Engineering Division — Richland, WA

Community Engagement

  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education
  • Former Committee Chair, Computer Repair Advisory Committee, Tri-Tech Skills Center
  • Former Organizer, Battelle Robotic Automation Technology Society
  • Past President, Vice President, and Secretary, Toastmasters International – Atomic City club
  • Guest Columnist, Tri City Herald

Patents and Awards

  • U.S. Patent 5,645,072 — Real Time Chemical Exposure and Risk Monitor
  • U.S. Patent 6,853,951 — Methods & systems for analyzing degradation & failure of mechanical systems
  • U.S. Patent 7,016,742 — Decision Support for Operations and Maintenance (DSOM) System
  • R&D Magazine R&D 100 Award — Decision Support for Operations and Maintenance (DSOM) software
  • Battelle Key Contributor Award — Commercialization of RF Tags for Heavy Vehicle Monitoring

Selected Publications

Publication: Presented at American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Winter Conference 2009, Chicago.  Published in ASRAE Transactions 2009, Vol. 115, Part 1.
Authors: Sisk DR, Khaleel MA, Marquez A, Hatley DD, Cader T, and Schmidt R.
Title: “Real-Time Data Center Energy Efficiency at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory”
Date Published: 2009

Publication: Nuclear Technology 145(3):275-286.
Authors: Jarrell DB, DR Sisk, and LJ Bond
Title: “Prognostics And Condition-Based Maintenance: A New Approach To Precursive Metrics.”
Date Published: 2004

Publication: Conference Record of the 1991 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Vol. 2, p. 1349.
Authors: Sisk, D. R., L. L. Nichols, and P.C. Olsen
Title: “Automated Phantom Assay System.”
Date Published: 1991

Publication: Radiation Protection Dosimetry.  Vol. 37 No. 1, p. 25.
Authors: Sisk, D. R., and K. L. Swinth.
Title: “Estimation of the Response of Ion Chamber Detectors to Beta Radiation.”
Date Published: 1991

Publication: IEEE Trans. on Nucl. Sci.  Vol. 37 No. 2, p. 902.
Authors:  Sisk D. R., C. M. Stroud, K. L. Swinth, and R. E. Apfel.
Title: “Neutron Detection Based on Superheated Materials.”
Date Published: 1990

Publication: IEEE Trans. on Nucl. Sci. 36:1166.
Authors: Swinth, K. L., D. R. Sisk, and G. G. Simons.
Title: “A Proportional-Scintillation Counter Beta Spectrometer.”
Date Published: 1988