Thomas R. Roose

Associate Professor of Physics and Science Education

Education

Alternative Teacher Certification Program, Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois, 2002
Ph.D., Stanford University Stanford, California, 1982
M.S., Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1975 B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, 1974
State Teacher Board State of Illinois Certificate; Number: 2240001; Type: Standard Secondary; Issued 07/03/2006; Valid For: Grade 6 to Grade 12; Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Physical Science and Mathematics.

Associated Academic Programs

Physics

“Physics isn’t a pharmacy, and there are no simple prescriptions to many of life’s complex problems.”

Dr. Tom Roose wants students “to see the universe with an open mind through the lens of God as the Creator, enabling them to see God in places they do not yet envision.”

Roose wants to help his students enjoy learning, even when the content area may not be a favorite. He loves developing critical thinking skills in his students. Roose also wants students to see the always-present interdisciplinary connections from physics to other parts of God’s creation. Caring about students, enabling them to become life-long critical thinkers, and helping them learn how to make connections between classroom material and external events are also important parts of his philosophy of education.

What drew him to Trinity:

Roose felt called to Trinity because of its dedication to Christian principles, its commitment to students to prepare them to aid in the restoration of God’s Kingdom, and its excellent academic reputation. His strong sense of calling led him along his journey from research scientist to corporate manager to teacher, each of which gave him the opportunity to serve others, be a positive influence in people’s lives, and live out his faith.

Roose approaches teaching from a decidedly scientific and thoroughly Christian perspective. He blends examples used in teaching to illustrate that “Christian experiences and principles are connected to real-world life experiences.”

Research Interests:

Roose’s research interests include science teaching methods, particularly the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards, environmental and ecological stewardship, particularly as these practices pertain to energy use and sustainability, and soil physics as it pertains to urban waterways.

When he’s not teaching:

Outside of the classroom, Roose, who has four children and nine grandchildren, enjoys spending time with his family, actively participating at his church, exercising, playing tennis, studying the Bible, reading about environmental issues, trying to implement personal practices that lead to sustainability, birdwatching, and reading books that challenge his thinking.

At his church, he has served in many leadership roles, including as a Sunday school teacher, youth group leader, chair of the administrative council, and chair of the environmental stewardship work area. Currently, he volunteers helping the homeless program, attends several Bible study groups, sings in the church choir, and is chair of the staff-parish relations committee.

Roose has one patent, many trade secrets, two books, and more than 25 technical publications to his credit during his 21 years of industry work experience prior to his teaching career.

Among his previous employers are the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Gas Research Institute, and ARCO Oil and Gas Company. While at the Gas Research Institute, he was responsible for the $25 million environment and safety research program for the U.S. natural gas industry. For six years, he taught several calculus, pre-calculus, geometry, chemistry, and physics courses at Chicago Christian High School in Palos Heights, Ill. Some of these courses were proposed by Roose, who then developed the curriculum for teaching the new courses.

Courses

Physical Science
Calculus-Based General Physics
General Physics
Modern Physics
Classical Mechanics

Optics
Statistics
Teaching Science in Grades 6-8
Teaching Science in Grades 9-12

Papers Published and/or Presented

Patent:

“System for Separating Gas-Liquid Flowstreams” by Richard L. Cathriner and Thomas R. Roose; U.S. Patent 4,708,793; November 24, 1987.

Books:

J. Wurm, J. A. Kinast, T. R. Roose and W. R. Staats, Stirling and Vuilleumier Heat Pumps, McGraw-Hill, 1991, New York, NY.

R. W. Roose and T. R. Roose, Handbook of Data Sheets for Solution of Mechanical Systems Problems, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1984, New York, NY.

Presentations:

T.R. Roose, “Sustainability at the Downers Grove United Methodist Church,” Guest Speaker for all three Sunday services at the First United Methodist Church of Downers Grove, 1032 Maple Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515, April 10, 2016.

T.R. Roose, “Next Generation Science Standards: Why Do We Need Them?, What Are They? and What are Their Status of Implementation in IL and Some Nationally Recognized STEM Schools?,” Trinity Christian College Faculty Coffee Presentation, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL, 60463, April 4, 2016.

T.R. Roose, “Christian Environmental Stewardship – Moving Toward Sustainability,” Featured Guest Speaker for all three Sunday services at the First United Methodist Church of Downers Grove, 1032 Maple Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515, April 12, 2015.

T.R. Roose, “Learning to Know and Care For the Costa Rica Rainforest,” Featured Guest Speaker at Jones Farrar Elementary School, 1386 S. Kiwanis Drive, Freeport, IL 61032, October 10, 2014.

C.K. Lostutter, T.R. Roose and M.A. Bosscher, “An Ebb and Flow Aquaponic System,” ACCA Student Symposium, Concordia University, River Forest, IL 60305, April 12, 2014.

T.R. Roose, “Understanding the Unexpected: A Christian’s Lessons Learned and Lessons Taught,” Tenure Lecture at Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL 60463, April 10, 2014.

T.R. Roose, R.E. Roose, J.C. Grieder and H.W. Grieder, “Switzerland’s Christmas Traditions and Practices,” Featured Guest Speakers at Jones Farrar Elementary School, 1386 S. Kiwanis Drive, Freeport, IL 61032, December 19, 2013.

T.R. Roose, “The Church Going Green,” (a full two-day course), Aurora District Lay Academy of the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Church, 211 Hamilton St, Geneva, IL 60134, November 2, 2013 and November 9, 2013. This course that was developed by Dr. Roose and was based on the book Green Church: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice! (2010) by Rebekah Simon-Peter and on much of Dr. Roose’s personal experiences. In developing this course, Dr. Roose used this book, the leader’s guide to this book, supplemented with his own material and material from other sources.

T.R. Roose, “Learning to Know and Care For the Costa Rica Rainforest,” Featured Guest Speaker at Jones Farrar Elementary School, 1386 S. Kiwanis Drive, Freeport, IL 61032, October 31, 2013.

T.R. Roose, R.E. Roose, J.C. Grieder and H.W. Grieder, “Switzerland’s Christmas Traditions and Practices,” Featured Guest Speakers at Jones Farrar Elementary School, 1386 S. Kiwanis Drive, Freeport, IL 61032, December 20, 2012.

T.R. Roose, “Learning to Know and Care For the Costa Rica Rainforest,” Featured Guest Speaker at Jones Farrar Elementary School, 1386 S. Kiwanis Drive, Freeport, IL 61032, September 13, 2012.

T.R. Roose, “From The Perspective Of Faith And Science, How Is it Evident That We Need To Be Better Stewards Of Creation?” Featured Guest Speaker at a mini-conference sponsored by The Nativity House Project, Our Lady of Peace Parish Hall, Darien, IL, March 3, 2012.

T.R. Roose participated on an Expert Panel for a round table discussion on “Eco-Justice Exploring Our Call To Stewardship of Creation” at a mini-conference sponsored by The Nativity House Project, Our Lady of Peace Parish Hall, Darien, IL, March 3, 2012.

T.R. Roose, “Learning to Know and Care For the Costa Rica Rainforest,” Featured Guest Speaker at Jones Farrar Elementary School, 1386 S. Kiwanis Drive, Freeport, IL 61032, September 22, 2011.

T.R. Roose participated on an Expert Final Panel at the Lily Regional Conference titled “Faith, Science and Stewardship: Pedagogy on the Environment,” at Benedictine University, Lisle, IL, April 16, 2011.

T.R. Roose, “Environmental Stewardship: What You Can Do Within Your Church To Create Initiatives and Achieve Results.” Featured Guest Speaker at the Aurora District United Methodist Men Quarterly Meeting, Aurora, IL, April 9, 2011.

Articles:

T. R. Roose (for CESAG – Campus Ecological Stewardship Advisory Group), “The Three R’s and Responsible Campus Stewardship,” Under The Bridge, March 2016, Vol.1, Issue 1, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL.

M. Hescox, and T. R. Roose, “For Christians, Dirty Water Is Unacceptable,” Christian Post, www.christianpost.com, August 4, 2015, Washington D.C.

T. R. Roose, “Curriculum for the Associated Colleges of Illinois’ (ACI) Intensive Science and Mathematics Education Two-Week Summer and Nine Saturdays Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program Curriculum for Underserved High School Freshman,” ACI, Chicago, May 2009.

T. R. Roose and R. A. Lott, “Technologies for Reducing Greenhouse Gases,” KVGN-GasElec Conference, October 14-15, 1997, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

D. V. Nakles, T. R. Roose, and T. D. Hayes, “Importance of ‘Contaminant Availability in Establishing Risk-Based Environmentally Acceptable Endpoints (EAEs) for Hydrocarbons in Soil,” 1997 American Gas Association Operations Conference, May 19-21, 1997, Nashville, TN.

D. V. Nakles, T. R. Roose, and T. D. Hayes, “Alternative Approaches for the Determination of Environmentally Acceptable Endpoints for Contaminants in Soil,” 1997 SPE/EPA Exploration and Production Environmental Conference, March 3-7,1997, Dallas, TX.

T. R. Roose and R. M. Cowgill, “Why Natural Gas for CO2 and Climate Control,” Thirteenth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Sept. 3-7. 1996, Pittsburgh, PA.

C. E. French, F. E. Jacob, T. A. Klausing and T. R. Roose, “Residential Reciprocating Natural Gas-Engine Vapor-Compression Heat Pump,” 1989 International Gas Research Conference, November 6-9, 1989, Tokyo, Japan.

U. Rockenfeller, J. Langeliers and T. R. Roose, “Development of Crystallization Inhibitors for Aqueous Absorption Fluids,” 1989 International Gas Research Conference, November 6-9, 1989, Tokyo, Japan.

U. Rockenfeller and T. R. Roose, “Gas Fired Complex Compound Heat Pump,” 23rd Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, July 31-August 5, 1988, Denver, CO.

U. Rockenfeller, J. I. Mills, and T. R. Roose, “Coordinative Complex Compounds as Working Media in Energy Conversion and Storage,” International Symposium on Heat Transfer Enhancement and Energy Conversion, August 2-5, 1988, Guangzhou, China.

T. R. Roose, I. J. Solomon and B. Morey, Ideas and Concepts for Research Programs Using Selected Emerging Technologies to Improve Utilization of Natural Gas, July 1987, GRI Report 87-0204, Gas Research Institute, Chicago, IL.

J. H. Currier, P. F. Lara and T. R. Roose, 1983 ARCO Ice Stress Sensor Program at Tarsiut Island, Research Report 85-114, October, 1985, ARCO Exploration and Technology Company, Plano, TX.

T. R. Roose, L. H. Shapiro and K. Ahlnaes, Repetitive Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery of the Sea Ice Cover Along the Alaska Coast Between Icy Cape and Demarcation Point – AOGA 266, August, 1985, ARCO Alaska, Inc., Anchorage, AK.

T. R. Roose, ARCO’s User’s Guide for DMAS (Data Management and Analysis System), June, 1985, ARCO Exploration and Technology Company, Plano, TX.

T. R. Roose, Sea Ice Encyclopedia, Research Report 84-105, December 1984, ARCO Oil and Gas Company, Plano, TX.

Y. S. Yang, T. R. Roose, J. A. Euchner and P. F. Lara, Sea Ice Data Analysis, Research Report 84-85, December, 1984, ARCO Oil and Gas Company, Plano, TX.

J. H. Currier, T. R. Roose and P. F. Lara, 1983 ARCO Ice Stress Sensor Program at Tarsiut Island – APOA Project 198 Project III, August, 1984, ARCO Alaska, Inc., Anchorage, AK.

T. R. Roose and J. T. Morcomb, In-Situ Coal Gasification, Rocky Hill #2 Project Vertical Injection Well Studies, Research Report 82-6, June, 1982, ARCO Coal Company, Plano, TX.

T. R. Roose, “Experimental Investigation of Ammonia and Ammonia-Nitric Oxide Reaction Kinetics,” Ph.D. Thesis, August, 1981, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

T. R. Roose, R. K. Hanson and C. H. Kruger, “A Shock Tube Study of the Decomposition of NO in the Presence of NH3,” Eighteenth International Symposium on Combustion, 1981, pp. 853-862; presented August 17-22, 1980, Waterloo, Canada.

T. R. Roose, R. K. Hanson and C. H. Kruger, “Thermal Decomposition of NH3 in Shock Waves,” Proceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on Shock Tubes and Waves, 1980, pp. 476-485; presented July 16-19, 1979, Jerusalem, Israel.

T. R. Roose, R. K. Hanson and C. H. Kruger, “Decomposition of NO in the Presence of NH3,” Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Shock Tubes and Waves, 1978, pp. 245-253; presented July 11-14, 1977, Seattle, WA.

M. A. Hoffman, R. W. Werner, T. R. Roose and G. A. Carlson, “Fusion Reactor First-Wall Cooling for Very High Energy Fluxes,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp.37-46, January, 1976.

M. A. Hoffman, R. W. Werner, T. R. Roose and G. A. Carlson, “Fusion Reactor First-Wall Cooling for Very High Energy Fluxes,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp.37-46, January, 1976.

T. R. Roose, M. A. Hoffman and G. A. Carlson, “Analysis of the Steady-State Operation of Vacuum Systems for Fusion Machines,” Lawrence Livermore Laboratory UCRL-77263, 1975; presented at the Sixth Symposium on Engineering Problems of Fusion Research, November 18-21, 1975, San Diego, CA.

T. R. Roose, “Fusion Reactor First-Wall Cooling for Very High Energy Fluxes,” Lawrence Livermore Laboratory ENE 74-20, 1974, Livermore, CA.

Awards and Honors

On April 10, 2016, on behalf of his church, due to his leadership, Roose received the SCARCE (School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education) Earth Flag and received a resolution from the DuPage County Board and SCARCE regarding our impactful and exemplary efforts at long-lasting sustainability in DuPage County, Selected by students to give the 2007 Chicago Christian High School Commencement Closing Prayer, 2007 Edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Selected by students to give the 2006 Chicago Christian High School Commencement Speech, 2006 Edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, IMSA (Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy) Special Recognition, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Teamwork Special Recognition Award, GRI Teamwork Recognition Award, GRI Individual Employee Recognition Award, Lisle Abbot Rose Outstanding Senior in the College of Engineering Award, Honeywell Outstanding Junior in the College of Engineering Award, Pi Tau Sigma Outstanding Sophomore in Mechanical Engineering Award, Stanford University Fellowship, University of Illinois Bronze Tablet.

Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy Special Recognition, “Thomas R. Roose has successfully demonstrated the ability to create and deliver competency-driven learning experiences that are inquiry-based, problem-centered and integrative.” October 1, 2002.

Professional Society Memberships

Associated Colleges of the Chicagoland Area (Vice Chair of the Physics Section Oct. 2012-present)
American Association of Physics Teachers
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Illinois Science Teachers Association
Illinois State Physics Project
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Tau Beta Pi
Pi Tau Sigma
Sigma Xi Phi Kappa Phi

+ Expertise

Dr. Tom Roose wants students “to see the universe with an open mind through the lens of God as the Creator, enabling them to see God in places they do not yet envision.”

Roose wants to help his students enjoy learning, even when the content area may not be a favorite. He loves developing critical thinking skills in his students. Roose also wants students to see the always-present interdisciplinary connections from physics to other parts of God’s creation. Caring about students, enabling them to become life-long critical thinkers, and helping them learn how to make connections between classroom material and external events are also important parts of his philosophy of education.

What drew him to Trinity:

Roose felt called to Trinity because of its dedication to Christian principles, its commitment to students to prepare them to aid in the restoration of God’s Kingdom, and its excellent academic reputation. His strong sense of calling led him along his journey from research scientist to corporate manager to teacher, each of which gave him the opportunity to serve others, be a positive influence in people’s lives, and live out his faith.

Roose approaches teaching from a decidedly scientific and thoroughly Christian perspective. He blends examples used in teaching to illustrate that “Christian experiences and principles are connected to real-world life experiences.”

Research Interests:

Roose’s research interests include science teaching methods, particularly the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards, environmental and ecological stewardship, particularly as these practices pertain to energy use and sustainability, and soil physics as it pertains to urban waterways.

When he’s not teaching:

Outside of the classroom, Roose, who has four children and nine grandchildren, enjoys spending time with his family, actively participating at his church, exercising, playing tennis, studying the Bible, reading about environmental issues, trying to implement personal practices that lead to sustainability, birdwatching, and reading books that challenge his thinking.

At his church, he has served in many leadership roles, including as a Sunday school teacher, youth group leader, chair of the administrative council, and chair of the environmental stewardship work area. Currently, he volunteers helping the homeless program, attends several Bible study groups, sings in the church choir, and is chair of the staff-parish relations committee.

+ Courses, Publications & Research

Roose has one patent, many trade secrets, two books, and more than 25 technical publications to his credit during his 21 years of industry work experience prior to his teaching career.

Among his previous employers are the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Gas Research Institute, and ARCO Oil and Gas Company. While at the Gas Research Institute, he was responsible for the $25 million environment and safety research program for the U.S. natural gas industry. For six years, he taught several calculus, pre-calculus, geometry, chemistry, and physics courses at Chicago Christian High School in Palos Heights, Ill. Some of these courses were proposed by Roose, who then developed the curriculum for teaching the new courses.

Courses

Physical Science
Calculus-Based General Physics
General Physics
Modern Physics
Classical Mechanics

Optics
Statistics
Teaching Science in Grades 6-8
Teaching Science in Grades 9-12

Papers Published and/or Presented

Patent:

“System for Separating Gas-Liquid Flowstreams” by Richard L. Cathriner and Thomas R. Roose; U.S. Patent 4,708,793; November 24, 1987.

Books:

J. Wurm, J. A. Kinast, T. R. Roose and W. R. Staats, Stirling and Vuilleumier Heat Pumps, McGraw-Hill, 1991, New York, NY.

R. W. Roose and T. R. Roose, Handbook of Data Sheets for Solution of Mechanical Systems Problems, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1984, New York, NY.

Presentations:

T.R. Roose, “Sustainability at the Downers Grove United Methodist Church,” Guest Speaker for all three Sunday services at the First United Methodist Church of Downers Grove, 1032 Maple Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515, April 10, 2016.

T.R. Roose, “Next Generation Science Standards: Why Do We Need Them?, What Are They? and What are Their Status of Implementation in IL and Some Nationally Recognized STEM Schools?,” Trinity Christian College Faculty Coffee Presentation, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL, 60463, April 4, 2016.

T.R. Roose, “Christian Environmental Stewardship – Moving Toward Sustainability,” Featured Guest Speaker for all three Sunday services at the First United Methodist Church of Downers Grove, 1032 Maple Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515, April 12, 2015.

T.R. Roose, “Learning to Know and Care For the Costa Rica Rainforest,” Featured Guest Speaker at Jones Farrar Elementary School, 1386 S. Kiwanis Drive, Freeport, IL 61032, October 10, 2014.

C.K. Lostutter, T.R. Roose and M.A. Bosscher, “An Ebb and Flow Aquaponic System,” ACCA Student Symposium, Concordia University, River Forest, IL 60305, April 12, 2014.

T.R. Roose, “Understanding the Unexpected: A Christian’s Lessons Learned and Lessons Taught,” Tenure Lecture at Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL 60463, April 10, 2014.

T.R. Roose, R.E. Roose, J.C. Grieder and H.W. Grieder, “Switzerland’s Christmas Traditions and Practices,” Featured Guest Speakers at Jones Farrar Elementary School, 1386 S. Kiwanis Drive, Freeport, IL 61032, December 19, 2013.

T.R. Roose, “The Church Going Green,” (a full two-day course), Aurora District Lay Academy of the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Church, 211 Hamilton St, Geneva, IL 60134, November 2, 2013 and November 9, 2013. This course that was developed by Dr. Roose and was based on the book Green Church: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice! (2010) by Rebekah Simon-Peter and on much of Dr. Roose’s personal experiences. In developing this course, Dr. Roose used this book, the leader’s guide to this book, supplemented with his own material and material from other sources.

T.R. Roose, “Learning to Know and Care For the Costa Rica Rainforest,” Featured Guest Speaker at Jones Farrar Elementary School, 1386 S. Kiwanis Drive, Freeport, IL 61032, October 31, 2013.

T.R. Roose, R.E. Roose, J.C. Grieder and H.W. Grieder, “Switzerland’s Christmas Traditions and Practices,” Featured Guest Speakers at Jones Farrar Elementary School, 1386 S. Kiwanis Drive, Freeport, IL 61032, December 20, 2012.

T.R. Roose, “Learning to Know and Care For the Costa Rica Rainforest,” Featured Guest Speaker at Jones Farrar Elementary School, 1386 S. Kiwanis Drive, Freeport, IL 61032, September 13, 2012.

T.R. Roose, “From The Perspective Of Faith And Science, How Is it Evident That We Need To Be Better Stewards Of Creation?” Featured Guest Speaker at a mini-conference sponsored by The Nativity House Project, Our Lady of Peace Parish Hall, Darien, IL, March 3, 2012.

T.R. Roose participated on an Expert Panel for a round table discussion on “Eco-Justice Exploring Our Call To Stewardship of Creation” at a mini-conference sponsored by The Nativity House Project, Our Lady of Peace Parish Hall, Darien, IL, March 3, 2012.

T.R. Roose, “Learning to Know and Care For the Costa Rica Rainforest,” Featured Guest Speaker at Jones Farrar Elementary School, 1386 S. Kiwanis Drive, Freeport, IL 61032, September 22, 2011.

T.R. Roose participated on an Expert Final Panel at the Lily Regional Conference titled “Faith, Science and Stewardship: Pedagogy on the Environment,” at Benedictine University, Lisle, IL, April 16, 2011.

T.R. Roose, “Environmental Stewardship: What You Can Do Within Your Church To Create Initiatives and Achieve Results.” Featured Guest Speaker at the Aurora District United Methodist Men Quarterly Meeting, Aurora, IL, April 9, 2011.

Articles:

T. R. Roose (for CESAG – Campus Ecological Stewardship Advisory Group), “The Three R’s and Responsible Campus Stewardship,” Under The Bridge, March 2016, Vol.1, Issue 1, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL.

M. Hescox, and T. R. Roose, “For Christians, Dirty Water Is Unacceptable,” Christian Post, www.christianpost.com, August 4, 2015, Washington D.C.

T. R. Roose, “Curriculum for the Associated Colleges of Illinois’ (ACI) Intensive Science and Mathematics Education Two-Week Summer and Nine Saturdays Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program Curriculum for Underserved High School Freshman,” ACI, Chicago, May 2009.

T. R. Roose and R. A. Lott, “Technologies for Reducing Greenhouse Gases,” KVGN-GasElec Conference, October 14-15, 1997, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

D. V. Nakles, T. R. Roose, and T. D. Hayes, “Importance of ‘Contaminant Availability in Establishing Risk-Based Environmentally Acceptable Endpoints (EAEs) for Hydrocarbons in Soil,” 1997 American Gas Association Operations Conference, May 19-21, 1997, Nashville, TN.

D. V. Nakles, T. R. Roose, and T. D. Hayes, “Alternative Approaches for the Determination of Environmentally Acceptable Endpoints for Contaminants in Soil,” 1997 SPE/EPA Exploration and Production Environmental Conference, March 3-7,1997, Dallas, TX.

T. R. Roose and R. M. Cowgill, “Why Natural Gas for CO2 and Climate Control,” Thirteenth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Sept. 3-7. 1996, Pittsburgh, PA.

C. E. French, F. E. Jacob, T. A. Klausing and T. R. Roose, “Residential Reciprocating Natural Gas-Engine Vapor-Compression Heat Pump,” 1989 International Gas Research Conference, November 6-9, 1989, Tokyo, Japan.

U. Rockenfeller, J. Langeliers and T. R. Roose, “Development of Crystallization Inhibitors for Aqueous Absorption Fluids,” 1989 International Gas Research Conference, November 6-9, 1989, Tokyo, Japan.

U. Rockenfeller and T. R. Roose, “Gas Fired Complex Compound Heat Pump,” 23rd Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, July 31-August 5, 1988, Denver, CO.

U. Rockenfeller, J. I. Mills, and T. R. Roose, “Coordinative Complex Compounds as Working Media in Energy Conversion and Storage,” International Symposium on Heat Transfer Enhancement and Energy Conversion, August 2-5, 1988, Guangzhou, China.

T. R. Roose, I. J. Solomon and B. Morey, Ideas and Concepts for Research Programs Using Selected Emerging Technologies to Improve Utilization of Natural Gas, July 1987, GRI Report 87-0204, Gas Research Institute, Chicago, IL.

J. H. Currier, P. F. Lara and T. R. Roose, 1983 ARCO Ice Stress Sensor Program at Tarsiut Island, Research Report 85-114, October, 1985, ARCO Exploration and Technology Company, Plano, TX.

T. R. Roose, L. H. Shapiro and K. Ahlnaes, Repetitive Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery of the Sea Ice Cover Along the Alaska Coast Between Icy Cape and Demarcation Point – AOGA 266, August, 1985, ARCO Alaska, Inc., Anchorage, AK.

T. R. Roose, ARCO’s User’s Guide for DMAS (Data Management and Analysis System), June, 1985, ARCO Exploration and Technology Company, Plano, TX.

T. R. Roose, Sea Ice Encyclopedia, Research Report 84-105, December 1984, ARCO Oil and Gas Company, Plano, TX.

Y. S. Yang, T. R. Roose, J. A. Euchner and P. F. Lara, Sea Ice Data Analysis, Research Report 84-85, December, 1984, ARCO Oil and Gas Company, Plano, TX.

J. H. Currier, T. R. Roose and P. F. Lara, 1983 ARCO Ice Stress Sensor Program at Tarsiut Island – APOA Project 198 Project III, August, 1984, ARCO Alaska, Inc., Anchorage, AK.

T. R. Roose and J. T. Morcomb, In-Situ Coal Gasification, Rocky Hill #2 Project Vertical Injection Well Studies, Research Report 82-6, June, 1982, ARCO Coal Company, Plano, TX.

T. R. Roose, “Experimental Investigation of Ammonia and Ammonia-Nitric Oxide Reaction Kinetics,” Ph.D. Thesis, August, 1981, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

T. R. Roose, R. K. Hanson and C. H. Kruger, “A Shock Tube Study of the Decomposition of NO in the Presence of NH3,” Eighteenth International Symposium on Combustion, 1981, pp. 853-862; presented August 17-22, 1980, Waterloo, Canada.

T. R. Roose, R. K. Hanson and C. H. Kruger, “Thermal Decomposition of NH3 in Shock Waves,” Proceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on Shock Tubes and Waves, 1980, pp. 476-485; presented July 16-19, 1979, Jerusalem, Israel.

T. R. Roose, R. K. Hanson and C. H. Kruger, “Decomposition of NO in the Presence of NH3,” Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Shock Tubes and Waves, 1978, pp. 245-253; presented July 11-14, 1977, Seattle, WA.

M. A. Hoffman, R. W. Werner, T. R. Roose and G. A. Carlson, “Fusion Reactor First-Wall Cooling for Very High Energy Fluxes,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp.37-46, January, 1976.

M. A. Hoffman, R. W. Werner, T. R. Roose and G. A. Carlson, “Fusion Reactor First-Wall Cooling for Very High Energy Fluxes,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp.37-46, January, 1976.

T. R. Roose, M. A. Hoffman and G. A. Carlson, “Analysis of the Steady-State Operation of Vacuum Systems for Fusion Machines,” Lawrence Livermore Laboratory UCRL-77263, 1975; presented at the Sixth Symposium on Engineering Problems of Fusion Research, November 18-21, 1975, San Diego, CA.

T. R. Roose, “Fusion Reactor First-Wall Cooling for Very High Energy Fluxes,” Lawrence Livermore Laboratory ENE 74-20, 1974, Livermore, CA.

+ Awards & Memberships

Awards and Honors

On April 10, 2016, on behalf of his church, due to his leadership, Roose received the SCARCE (School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education) Earth Flag and received a resolution from the DuPage County Board and SCARCE regarding our impactful and exemplary efforts at long-lasting sustainability in DuPage County, Selected by students to give the 2007 Chicago Christian High School Commencement Closing Prayer, 2007 Edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Selected by students to give the 2006 Chicago Christian High School Commencement Speech, 2006 Edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, IMSA (Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy) Special Recognition, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Teamwork Special Recognition Award, GRI Teamwork Recognition Award, GRI Individual Employee Recognition Award, Lisle Abbot Rose Outstanding Senior in the College of Engineering Award, Honeywell Outstanding Junior in the College of Engineering Award, Pi Tau Sigma Outstanding Sophomore in Mechanical Engineering Award, Stanford University Fellowship, University of Illinois Bronze Tablet.

Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy Special Recognition, “Thomas R. Roose has successfully demonstrated the ability to create and deliver competency-driven learning experiences that are inquiry-based, problem-centered and integrative.” October 1, 2002.

Professional Society Memberships

Associated Colleges of the Chicagoland Area (Vice Chair of the Physics Section Oct. 2012-present)
American Association of Physics Teachers
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Illinois Science Teachers Association
Illinois State Physics Project
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Tau Beta Pi
Pi Tau Sigma
Sigma Xi Phi Kappa Phi