SonicLQ: Using sound to find building air leaks
SonicLQ: Using sound to find building air leaks

Our Team and Partners

SonicLQ's team has deep and relevant building energy efficiency industry expertise and experience.

Bill Shadid, MBA, M. Arch



Bill’s professional background and skill set are on target for leading SonicLQ. He has over 30 years of experience across two careers – over 20 years as a strategic marketing and business development professional and over 9 years in sustainable building design and construction during his first career as a green architect. Bill’s deep buildings industry expertise leads to uniquely relevant strategies and commercialization efforts. He brings extensive experience in the development and commercialization of building energy efficiency and other clean technologies, and has also led businesses inside leading companies. Bill has an MBA in Marketing & Strategy from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, a Master of Architecture with an emphasis in Energy Conscious Design from Arizona State University, and is a licensed architect.



Ralph T. Muehleisen, Ph.D.

Inventor and R&D Partner


Argonne National Laboratory is our research and development partner. R&D work at Argonne is being led by the technology inventor Dr. Ralph T. Muehleisen.  Ralph is the Principal Building Scientist and Director of the Building Energy Decision and Technology Research (BEDTR) program at Argonne.  Ralph has over 20 years of experience in acoustics and building science. Ralph invented SonicLQ and is working closely with Bill as a science advisor.  At Argonne, Ralph leads a wide portfolio of research projects including building diagnostics technologies, building energy modeling, and urban scale simulation.  Ralph is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, an INCE Board Certified Noise Control Engineer, a licensed professional engineer, and a LEED Accredited Professional.  Ralph is a longtime member of ASA, ASHRAE, ASTM, ASCE, IEEE, INCE and other professional societies.  Ralph has a BS from U. of Wisconsin-Madison with majors in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics and a Ph.D in Acoustics from Penn State University.