Biographical Sketches of Committee Members

James J. Markowsky (NAE), chair, is retired executive vice president of American Electric Power (AEP) Service Corporation, where he led the Power Generation Group and was responsible for fossil-fueled and hydroelectric generating facilities, affiliate coal mining, coal procurement and transportation, and environmental services. He is a member of the NRC’s Board on Energy and Environmental Systems and previously served as a member of its Energy Engineering Board and as chairman of the Committee on R&D Opportunities for Advanced Fossil-Fueled Energy Complexes. He received a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Pratt Institute, master’s degrees from Cornell University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. (mechanical engineering) from Cornell University.

David H. Archer (NAE) is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He is a consulting engineer, having retired from the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, and has extensive expertise in the design and evaluation of innovative fossil-fueled power generation systems. His work has included basic studies of flame behavior as well as applications of combustion turbines, high-temperature fuel cells, gasifiers, fluidized-bed combustion, and hot gas cleaning. He served on a number of NRC committees, including the Committee on R&D Opportunities for Advanced Fossil-Fueled Energy Complexes. He joined Westinghouse in 1960. Dr. Archer holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and mathematics from the University of Delaware.

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