Oak Ridge National Laboratory


News Release

Media Contact: Fred Strohl (strohlhf@ornl.gov)
Communications and External Relations


Sheffield appointed Director of the Joint Institute for Energy and Environment

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 23, 1998 — Dr. John Sheffield, director for Energy Technology Programs at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been appointed director of the Joint Institute for Energy and the Environment (JIEE) at the University of Tennessee.

The JIEE is an institute established by ORNL, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the University of Tennessee that performs research on critical topics related to energy and the environment. It focuses research on regional, national and international problems. The JIEE strives to offer high-quality education and training to scientists, engineers and policy analysts who will shape future energy and environment policies. It also provides assistance to the State of Tennessee in the areas of conservation, environment and economic development and provides international leadership in the development of energy and environmental technologies.

Sheffield is a fellow of both the American Physical Society and the American Nuclear Society. He was appointed in 1996 to chair DOE's Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee.

As director of Energy Technology Programs at ORNL, Sheffield works on cross-cutting and policy issues in the energy area, population growth and future energy demand.

He received his bachelor's degree in physics from Imperial College, London University and his master's degree in molecular spectroscopy and gas discharge physics from Northern Polytechnic, London. He was awarded his doctorate degree in physics from London University.

ORNL, one of DOE's multiprogram national research and development facilities, is managed by Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation.