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.