The Mechanical Engineering Department is happy to announce that Matt Rolland, P.E. has joined the faculty as a lecturer.
Rolland is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Wind Power Program and holds bachelors and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering. He has diverse experience in engineering energy, mechanical and electrical systems and in education. He has teaching experience as a former assistant professor at Vermont Technical College, where he taught courses in electronics, electrical code design, fluids, thermodynamics and HVAC.
Rolland’s professional experience includes turbine generator and controls design, hydroelectric plant construction, clean-coal technology testing, conducting tests for NASA, and 10 years of providing efficient heat and power generation for electric utility customers while employed at Central Vermont Public Service (now Green Mountain Power). During his career he provided engineering services across North America; primarily in the paper, paint and plastics industries.
Rolland also provided engineering evaluation for energy efficiency and power generation throughout Vermont as a professional engineering consultant.
Rolland is vice chair of the Green Mountain subsection of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and previously collaborated with students for senior engineering projects at Dartmouth College and Norwich University. In his current role on the Norwich faculty, he will be teaching CAD and providing laboratory instruction in manufacturing, thermal-fluid power and energy conversion and general engineering in the freshman laboratories.