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Donald Blackketter PHD, PE
Mechanical Engineer



Over 30 years in engineering as an engineering professor, researcher, technical consultant, and administrator at the Dean and CEO levels. Expertise regarding current educational issues, corporate research sponsorship, and facilities management. Extensive financial and budget management skills in complex environments including budgeting for facilities and energy management. Extensive construction experience on large and small projects. Owner and general manager of the construction of over $15M of residential and commercial properties.


Professional Experience


---Chancellor, Montana Technological University (MTU), (retired, emeritus) 2011-2019

---Dean, College of Engineering, (emeritus Professor), University of Idaho 2008-2011

---Professor, Chair, Center Director, Dean, University of Idaho 1989-2011


Construction and Development 1989-present

 Constructed/owned approximately $20M in residential and multi-family units. Extensive experience in all phases of residential and commercial construction including mechanical, both electrical and plumbing, structural aspects, and conforming to local and State codes.    


Mechanical and Analytical Work:


Heating and cooling system analysis for energy consumption;



Gritman Medical Center-Analysis of 1994, 2004 additions to the hospital which include ER, Surgery, Patient Care, Intensive Care.

Gritman-Federal Building Analysis -energy audit and air flow analysis

Gritman-Federal Buildng PM Boiler rehabilitation and stack replacement

Twisp Works  Student Welding and Automotive Shop energy analysis and system modeling

North Idaho College, Energy analysis and system modeling for 5 classroom buildings

Current projects:

Newport High School -energy audit and system modeling for potential heat recovery.

Troy High School Building-Energy audit and system modeling

Ursuline Convent Building Energy audit and system modeling


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