Engineering Technology

William (Ted) Evans

about me



 Ph.D. - University of Toledo
             Department of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
             May, 2005
Dissertation: “Data Dependent Methods of Modeling and Predicting of Glass Quality”

M.S.E.E. -   University of Toledo
                  Department of Electrical Engineering, March, 1975

B.S.E.E. – University of Illinois – Champaign-Urbana
               Department of Electrical Engineering, June 1971



  •  Director of Practical Masters Program in Engineering Science, Spring 2007 – Spring 2015

  • Director of Electrical Engineering Technology Program, College of Engineering
                Fall 1997-Spring 2000 and Spring 2013 - present

  • Coordinator of Electrical Engineering Technology Program, ComTech
                Fall 1989-Spring 1994
                Hired - U. of Toledo:    Sept. 15, 1986



  • Ohio, No. E-42002

  • Life member of ISA (International Society of Automation)



  •  Owens-Corning-Fiberglas, Controls Engineer, Toledo, Ohio, 1977-1986

  • NL Bearings, Plant Electrical Engineer, Toledo, Ohio 1976-1977

  • Teledyne CAE, Systems Analyst, Toledo, Ohio 1975-1976

  • Libbey-Owens-Ford, Process Control Engineer, Toledo, Ohio 1971-1975

  • Illinois State Water Survey, Technician, Champaign, IL,  1971


Book published:

Programmable Logic Controllers: Fundamentals and Applications, ISBN 1588744086, Stipes Publishing LLC, 620 pgs, used in EET-4550, EET-2410, first edition, adopted by schools other than U of Toledo

 The above text has been updated to include Siemens PLC processors and has been made available free on my website.  It is actively used by all PLC classes at the University of Toledo as well as by an unknown number of former students and those accessing the Siemens SCE (Siemens Cooperates with Education) website where it is offered as an educational link.


Worked for the following companies since appointment to the faculty of the University of Toledo:

  •  Libbey-Owens-Ford, Toledo, Ohio
  • The Andersons, Maumee, Ohio
  • ACSI, Sylvania, Ohio
  • AC Leadbetter, Toledo, Ohio
  • Lemsco Co., Toledo, Ohio
  • AVCA, Maumee, Ohio


Most consulting consisted of real-time programming for factory floor applications including automation of glass furnaces, steel furnaces, glass material handling lines, batching applications, etc. as well as data-base applications based on floor applications.


While an employee at LOF, I was the first to write the application of glass tracking and control for an entire cold-end cutting machine.  This was implemented at Laurinburg, NC.  Later while an employee of UT, I again implemented a similar glass tracking application at the LOF plant in Ottawa, IL.


The dissertation included analysis of large data sets of industrial data for statistical data mining.

 Efforts also include working part-time for a local Toledo-based machine re-builder who contracted the re-build of various metal-maching machines as well as other process machines.  My portion was the control of the machine with a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller).

 While a professor at U of Toledo, I have served on a number of committees including DPC and ENCAP. 

 I have continued to write labs for various courses including EET 4450 – Automatic Controls.  These labs consist of new equipment created here at UT and usually involving a PLC.

 I am also actively working at a text used by EET 3050, Fundamentals of Electricity, a course for non-major students.

 I have also taught a course for EECS for the past three years – EET 4220.

Last Updated: 6/27/22