|Biography of John W. Sheffield, President, IAHE
Dr. Sheffield started his professional career as a Senior Analytical
Engineer in the Scientific Analysis Group of Pratt & Whitney in
East Hartford, CT, then a Senior Experimental Engineer in the
Advanced Energy Group of Pratt & Whitney in West Palm Beach, FL.
In 1978, he accepted a post-doctoral position under Professor T.
Nejat Veziroglu at the Clean Energy Research Center at the University
of Miami followed by a U.S. Department of Energy summer fellowship at
California Institute of Technology in 1980 prior to joining Missouri
University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in September
1980. During his 32-year tenure in Missouri S&T as a professor of
mechanical and aerospace engineering, he held numerous administrative
positions including Interim Program Director for Business &
Industry and Economic Development at the University of Missouri
System and Director of the Institute of Public Service and Economic
Development. In 2005, he served as one of the founding Associate
Directors at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization –
International Centre for Hydrogen Energy Technologies (UNIDO-ICHET).
Upon his return to Missouri S&T in 2006, he served as the
champion of an energy initiative to create the Missouri S&T
E-Cubed Commons (Energy, the Environment and Education) which
included Missouri’s first Hydrogen Fueling Station, the EcoCAR
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Garage with a hydrogen fuel cell PHEV and a
Renewable Energy Transit Depot. In August 2014, he completed a
two-year assignment as a principal consultant at the world's largest
classification society, DNV GL, supporting the evaluation,
measurement and verification of energy-efficiency programs for DNV GL
- Energy. Next, Dr. Sheffield joined Purdue University where he
serves as a Professor of Engineering Technology at the West Lafayette
campus. On March 1, 2019, Dr. Sheffield assumed the duties as the
President of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy.