power generation and fuel conversion technologies, including fuel cell, gas turbine, distributed power generation, and integrated gasification combined cycle technology systems. He served on the NRC Committee on R&D Opportunities for Advanced Fossil-Fueled Energy Complexes. He has B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (now Polytechnic University).
John M. Wootten is vice president, Environment and Technology, Peabody Energy. He spent most of his professional career with Peabody Holding Company, Inc., the largest producer and marketer of coal in the United States. His positions at Peabody and its subsidiaries have included that of director of environmental services, director of research and technology, vice president for engineering and operations services, and president of Coal Services Corporation (COALSERV). His areas of expertise include the environmental and combustion aspects of coal utilization, clean coal technologies, and environmental control technologies for coal combustion. He has served on a number of NRC committees, including the Committee on R&D Opportunities for Advanced Fossil-Fueled Energy Complexes. He received a B.S. (mechanical engineering) from the University of Missouri–Columbia and an M.S. (civil engineering, environmental, and sanitary engineering curriculum) from the University of Missouri–Rolla.