Mr. John A. Pappas, Energy Institute Associate Director,
Wind Energy Director
Texas A&M Energy Institute, Wind Energy Center
Phone: 979-458-1644
Fax: 979-845-0593


John Pappas is the Associate Director of the Texas A&M Energy Institute and the Director of the Texas A&M Wind Energy Center. He is also the academic co-chair of The Wind Alliance technical committee and he serves on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Workforce Issues in the Energy and Mining Industries and on the on Advisory board for the NSF CREST Center for Energy & Environmental Sustainability (CEES) at Prairie View A&M University.

Pappas holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and is a registered professional engineer. He previously was part of the Center for Electromechanics, one of the largest research institutes at the University of Texas. Pappas served as program manager and director of business development as well as a principal investigator on numerous projects.

His previous positions in private industry, in the federal government and as a principal in a start-up company have led to a wide range of experiences, including research and development, organization management and business development.

Pappas helped develop multi-gigawatt generators for electric accelerators, novel high-power converter systems, controls and measurement systems for high voltage power supplies, and advanced manufacturing processes for the oil and specialty materials industries.

He is a member of the American Wind Energy Association and the IEEE and is the author of 25 refereed papers.

2012 Growing Texas Conference

October 3: New and Emerging Energy Technologies, Moderator