CO2 Coalition Members

Tom Sheahen

PhD Physics MIT

Dr. Thomas P. Sheahen is Chairman of the Science and Environment Policy Project (SEPP), Director Emeritus of the Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology (ITEST), and president/CEO of Western Technology, Inc., an independent consulting firm specializing in energy technology issues with business implications.

From 2005 – 2009, Dr. Sheahen was Senior Analyst in Systems Integration for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. From 1993 - 2002  he was senior scientist in the Energy Systems Group for Science Applications International Corporation, where he led a team of evaluators in selecting renewable energy projects for support by NREL. He previously held positions with Argonne National Laboratory, Energy Research Advisory Board to the Department of Energy, SRI International (Stanford Research Institute), Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, National Bureau of Standards, and Bell Telephone Laboratories. He was awarded a Congressional Science Fellowship in 1977-78 by the American Physical Society, and dealt with energy-related legislation, especially natural gas.

Dr. Sheahen is author of Introduction to High Temperature Superconductivity  (Plenum Press: 1994). His research papers have appeared in many peer-reviewed science journals including Physical Review, Applied Optics, Journal of Technology Transfer, Reviews of Modern Physics, Energy the International Journal, Strategic Planning and Energy Management, and The Science Teacher.

 Dr. Sheahen has co-authored numerous reports on topics including rocket re-entry instrumentation (Bell Labs), industrial instrumentation and analysis of  measurement economics (Industrial Nucleonics), national energy conservation program plans (National Bureau of Standards), industrial energy conservation (Office of Technology Assessment), national energy policy planning (DOE), and renewable energy technology (SAIC).

Dr. Sheahen holds B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He can be reached via email at

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