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nuclear and energy engineering educator

James Robert Sheff, American nuclear and energy engineering educator. Achievements include research in wind power; research in power plant life time extension wind and geothermal engineering topics, rad waste disposal, reactor physics, windmill design theory, geothermal theory. United States Department Energy grant, 1977.

Background

Sheff, James Robert was born on November 5, 1936 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States. Son of Robert Lee and Jessie Marie (Leathers) Sheff.

Education

BSCHE, University Colorado, Boulder, 1959. Master of Science, University Washington-Seattle, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Washington-Seattle, 1965.

Postgraduate, Columbia Basin College, 1976.

Career

Chemical engineer General Electric Company, Richland, Washington, 1959—1960. Senior research engineer WADCO (Westinghouse subsidiary), 1970—1971, Battelle Northwest, Richland, 1965—1970, senior research scientist, 1971—1977. Professor nuclear and energy engineering University Lowell, since 1977.

President, consultant Desert Ventures, Richland, 1973—1977, Ventures in Energy, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1977—1981. Consultant General Public Utilities-Three Mile Island, Harrisburg, Puerto Rico, 1981—1985. President, consultant Lowell Technology Associate, Massachusetts, since 1982.

Visiting consultant Institute National Investigaciones Nucleares, Mexico City, 1985—1986. Consultant Pilgrim Nuclear Plant, 1987, Yanlcee Electric Company, since 1990.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in wind power. Research in power plant life time extension wind and geothermal engineering topics, rad waste disposal, reactor physics, windmill design theory, geothermal theory.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Massachusetts Voice Energy, Boston, 1977—1980. Member of New York Academy Scientists, Society Professional Well Log Analysts, American Nuclear Society, Toastmasters Club (Richland, Washington) (president 1965-1970), Phi Lamba Upsilon, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Linda Anne Smith, June 7, 1959 (divorced June 1973). Children: Nancy Elizabeth, Matthew Garner. Married Linda M. Edgerly, June 29, 1984.

Children: Robert Benjamin, Natalie Joy.

father:
Robert Lee Sheff

mother:
Jessie Marie (Leathers) Sheff

spouse:
Linda Anne Smith

spouse:
Linda M. Edgerly

child:
Nancy Elizabeth Sheff

child:
Matthew Garner Sheff

child:
Robert Benjamin Sheff

child:
Natalie Joy Sheff