Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton
Dr. Keairns is an executive advisor at Booz Allen Hamilton. He has over 40 years experience in industry, consulting, teaching and service through professional society initiatives. In the last ten years he has focused on energy systems analysis and planning activities to guide technology R&D needs; supporting energy research programs; management of strategic energy projects; and supporting development of technology roadmaps for future energy systems. Previously, Dr. Keairns had 32 years experience with Westinghouse as a senior executive leading the development and commercialization of technology to meet emerging energy and environmental needs. He has over 200 publications reporting on research, commercial development and systems analysis, and has worked with private, university and government customers in the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Keairns served as the 2008 President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). He currently chairs the AIChE Center for Energy Initiatives, serves on the Board of the American Association of Engineering Societies, and chairs a cooperative professional society initiative on technologies for carbon management. He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.