VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
John (Jack) Lewnard joined Gas Technology Institute (GTI) as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in July 2007. He leads GTI’s Office of Technology and Innovation, which is responsible for development and implementation of GTI’s long-term technical strategy and vision, supporting quality across the organization, and ensuring the IT and physical infrastructure evolve to meet GTI’s emerging RD&D opportunities. He also provides support to the R&D organization regarding new energy technologies, issues, and stakeholders.
Dr. Lewnard has over 20 years experience in diverse engineering roles, including R&D, commercial development, process and project engineering, and intellectual property management. Prior to joining GTI, he served as Vice President, Process Development at GreenFuel Technologies, Inc., a venture-capital backed start-up company focused on producing biofuels from large-scale algae cultivation. As an R&D Manager for Millipore Corporation, he worked on several membrane programs in the BioPharm Division. He also spent 17 years at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., where he was involved in alternative fuels, advanced power generation processes, and gas separation systems for nitrogen and hydrogen.
He earned a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He has ten patents and over 60 technical publications and presentations.